Call of Duty Black Ops 4 lacks a story mode but has a very robust multiplayer experience that can be experienced in Split Screen mode which has made a surprising come back.
A lot of fans are quite happy and excited about Black Ops 4 and how much fun it is to play but one of the most surprising inclusions for me is the Split Screen feature that is playable across almost all modes. You can play split screen in the new Battle Royale mode Blackout or in any of the other competitive multiplayer modes. To do so both players must be signed in into their respective PSN or Xbox Accounts and one of them must have PS Plus or XBL. The zombie mode also has a split-screen mode, which is available for up to 4 players, unlike other game modes.
While the Split Screen mode is great, it has its problems. Mainly problems tied to the framerate of the game which seems severely affected and the graphical downgrade when playing in split screen mode. Performance isn’t great and there are moments where lag is very noticeable but as time passes I feel Treyarch could iron out these issues. Also, the PC version of the game does not have Split Screen which to me is quite disappointing and I’d love it if they were to implement this in the PC version too where users can achieve a good split-screen experience.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been the biggest day one digital release in Activision history, as announced by the company, breaking the previous franchise record set by Call of Duty: WWII in 2017.
In an announcement made by the company, they further stated that Black Ops 4 also set a new PlayStation record for day one digital games on the PSN Store and, became the best-selling Activision Xbox One digital game on day one worldwide. While both consoles faired well, the PC community also loved the game which was evident from the fact that Black Ops 4 sold more than double the launch day sales of CoD: WWII even though this was their first ever release in Blizzard’s Battle.net platform.
“Black Ops 4 is an incredible game, and the community’s response to it has been amazing. We have shattered multiple digital day one sales records, and the number of people who connected online on day one to play has grown year on year,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “But probably the most important thing is that the community is having so much fun across Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. We are so incredibly thankful for the community’s trust and support. This is just the beginning, it’s going to be an incredible journey with Black Ops 4.”
Black Ops 4 was received quite positively during its beta and this holds true even after the launch of the game. This is the first game in the series without a proper single player campaign and is focused more on the other aspects of the game like the multiplayer and the new Battle Royale mode.
Last month was filled with some great game releases, from Marvel’sSpider-Man to FIFA 19. And if you think that the train is about to slow down, well, think again. October is here, slapping us in the face with some more highly anticipated titles. Like always, we’re here with a quick round-up of the biggest games coming out this month.
1. Forza Horizon 4
Release Date: October 2
Platforms: Xbox One, Windows PC
Delhi streets may not let us drive in peace, but thankfully, we have Forza Horizon 4 to save us. For the first time in the racing genre, you can experience dynamic seasons as you drive around with friends (or foes) in a shared open world. There are over 450 cars to collect and some breathtaking Britain views just waiting to be explored. The game drops on October 2 and is available for the Xbox one and the Windows PC via Xbox Play Anywhere.
2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Release Date: October 5
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC
From the sprawling deserts of Egypt to larger-than-life Greek statues (and their private parts, apparently), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the 11th major title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It is set 400 years prior to Origins, where you get to play as a mercenary, exploring Ancient Greece as you fight your way to glory. Contrary to the previous games, Odyssey has a greater emphasis on RPG elements, with choice-driven gameplay and multiple endings. The game will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on 5th October.
3. WWE 2K19
Release Date: October 9
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Everyone’s favourite wrestling game is back, this time with AJ Styles on the cover. New and improved animations, and even better graphics with some crazy extensive character creation options – it’s all there. While you’re not busy Royal Rumbling with your friends, you can slam and whack your opponents in MyCareer, the game’s original story mode voiced by the real WWE Superstars. WWE 2K19 will be released on 9th October for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, though you can pre-order the Deluxe Edition and get early access on 5th October.
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Release Date: October 12
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Getting in on the battle royale action, Black Ops 4 is the latest entry in what used to be the greatest FPS series, once upon a time. Unlike the previous titles in the series, the game will be ditching a single player campaign and focus more on the multiplayer and battle royale. The good thing, however, is that we tried the Blackout beta in September, and it looks promising. Black Ops 4 will be out on October 12 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC
5. Red Dead Redemption 2
Release Date: October 26
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Eight years after the first game, and 5 years after GTA V,Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming out this month. Like its GTA counterpart, the game will have an online multiplayer component, that lets you play either cooperatively or competitively with the community. The PS4 download size is a whopping 105GB, so those with a 500GB model, it’s time to say RIP. The game will have a huge map and over 200 animals that you can hunt. Oh, and shrinking horse testicles! That’s right people, we’ve reached a whole new level of realism in video games. Red Dead Redemption2 will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.