Rumor: Raven Software possibly working on Battle Royale mode for Black Ops 4

Keshav Bhat

Earlier today, Polygon reported that Treyarch has decided to scrap the campaign mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 once it became clear that they would not be able to have the campaign ready in time for the game’s launch in October.

charlieINTEL heard similar rumors last month from a tipster, and that same tipster also informed CI that Raven Software has reportedly been tasked with adding a Battle Royale mode to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to fill the content gap of no campaign.

Following our article, Kotaku spoke with their own sources, whom also confirmed that Black Ops 4 will feature a Battle Royale game mode.

From Kotaku:

One of those sources also echoed a report from top Call of Duty information-broker Charlie Intel saying that the new game will have a battle royale mode. 

In addition, Eurogamer has further backed up our information that there is a Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with their own sources, but take it a step further. Eurogamer’s sources state that the developers are currently unable to reach the magic 100 players number in the BR mode currently in development, but the developers want to reach that number for the game’s launch.

Earlier in March, an analyst suggested in a report that Activision plans to bring Battle Royale to Call of Duty at some point, saying Activision is fully aware of the popularity of Battle Royale modes. Fortnite and PlayerUnkown’s Battleground have taken over the gaming scene over the past year, as Battle Royale genre continues to gain more traction.

Raven Software teased on Twitter in March that they are changing their artwork around in the office, stating more information is coming soon, and that could be related to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Activision is set to reveal Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 during a Community Reveal Event on May 17 in Los Angeles, CA.

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