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Black Ops 4 skips the traditional story mode and goes all in with new Zombies campaigns

We’re headed to the Titanic, boys.

Developer Treyarch announced new information about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies mode during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Black: Ops 4 is compensating for its lack of a cinematic story mode – something that has slowly been pushed to the side in the past years –  by putting a twist on their fan’s favorite cooperative multiplayer pastime, Zombies.

Treyarch is relying heavily on this aspect of gameplay and has created three separate campaigns with some much-welcome nods to past iterations.

One campaign, aptly named “Blood of the Dead” is a reimagining of the “Mob of the Dead” map featured in Black Ops II. We get a glimpse of this in the trailer, in which we see series regulars Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. The boys find themselves in a dystopian version of the infamous Alcatraz prison, sashay their way to an underground secret lab, and through a sequence of sci-fi scuttlebutt, become the target of some particularly nasty zombies.

During SDCC, Activision had this to say,

Encountering a familiar enemy Hell-bent on imprisoning them for all eternity, the Primis crew quickly realize that the future predicted by the Kronorium – the future they fought to secure – is now in jeapordy.

Black Ops 4’s other campaigns will take the player to ancient Rome in “IX,” while “Voyage of Despair” is centered around an already haunting premise, the Titanic. The game will also have a mode called “Blackout,”  the first battle royale of the series, featuring some classic characters and vehicles.

If the focus on Zombies is still not obvious enough, Treyarch has gone all in on the game’s limited “Mystery Box Edition” which is all around terrifying looking and contains your copy of Black Ops 4, the Black Ops Pass, Zombies lithographs, a 1,000 piece puzzle, patches, comics, a super spooky “mystery box” for which the limited edition is named after, and more. The crate costs $199.99. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to hit shelves for Playstation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on October 12, 2018.

Call of Duty has become very boring over the years – do you think this is enough to get players excited again? Let us know below.

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