As promised, Activision unveiled a ton of details about this year’s Call of Duty game during its big Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event. One of the more surprising things we learned about the title, however, is that it won’t feature a traditional single-player campaign, as previous installments in the series did.
In lieu of a single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature an assortment of solo missions that revolve around each of the game’s Specialist characters. These will still contain the spectacular set-piece moments the series is known for, and they’ll reveal each character’s backstory and other details as players work their way through them.
The solo missions are set between the events of Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3. A handful of previous Specialists return in this installment, including Ruin, Firebreak, and Seraph, and Treyarch says they’ve been reimagined this time around. There are also a number of new Specialists in the game; so far, we’ve seen ones named Recon, Crash, and Torque.
During today’s stream, Activision also revealed Blackout, a new battle royale mode for Black Ops 4. Blackout features elements from the entire Black Ops series, including previous weapons, items, and characters such as Hudson, Reznov, and Mason. Players will also be able to pilot land, air, and sea vehicles in the mode as they battle to be the last player standing.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12. Like previous Black Ops games, it is being developed by Treyarch. This time around, the title won’t feature thrust jumping or wallrunning, but it will once again have a Zombies mode. You can take a look at the box art for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 here.