The battle royale mode seems to be an amalgamation of various Black Ops franchise staples, as it's been confirmed that familiar faces such as Jason Hudson, Alex Mason, and Viktor Reznov as well as elements plucked from the series' Zombies campaigns will be putting in an appearance.
When the game launches, there will be three modes to choose from with four new characters and some brand new enemies. We draw inspiration from anywhere, but if you look at the history, Treyarch tries to innovate as much as possible and make anything feel like our own. A while back it was rumored that Black Ops 4 would lack a campaign but, like any rumor, it should be taken with a grain of salt. There is a Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale mode coming this October.
Titled "Blackout", this upcoming mode was specifically referred to as a Battle Royale experience.
This update mostly fixates on a lot of the features directed towards multiplayer.
"Black Ops 4 is by far the most ambitious title our team has ever created", said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch.
According to the post, this Black Ops will have replayability and bigger, better zombies.
The multiplayer will also omit thrust jumping, wall running and health regeneration which means players will have to heal themselves using an injector or rely on a specialist that can do it for them. It also includes the most customizable action to-date, new systems for creating and completing community challenges, and social systems designed to connect players. It's a first for the franchise but it's probably not a bad move given online multiplayer has always been the main draw of the Call of Duty franchise. "They have inspired and fueled us to set a new standard on PC across every aspect from dedicated servers and security to full optimization and polish that's worthy of both Black Ops and Battle.net". Black Ops 4 represents the largest development team assembled for a PC title in the series.
It sounds like Treyarch is making a big effort with the PC release, revealing that it's planning for 4K and HDR support, an uncapped framerate, ultra-wide screen support and a range of customization options. Players will be able to select classes still, and characters from the Zombies mode will be playable.