The upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode that’s going to be taking the place of a campaign mode in the game is apparently going to be capable of supporting up to 140 players, at least that’s the count that a Redditor did of the various dots in the trailer.
A Battle Royale mode, while not unheard of in gaming as a whole, is going to be very new to Call of Duty. With 140 different players all trying to be the last one standing in a series that’s become synonymous with fast-paced multiplayer, who knows how long each game will last with so many characters spread out over a large area, likely with vehicles available as well.
This will also be something of a new idea to Call of Duty in another fashion; the size of multiplayer maps. Even in game modes that use vehicles, Call of Duty’s large-scale modes only encompass around twenty or so players, so something as large as 140 in a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode would be on a scale entirely unheard of for Call of Duty.
And that’s without all of the bells and whistles that Black Ops normally gives players. With wingsuits, drones, helicopters and other vehicles being used alongside weapons like sniper rifles, shotguns, rifles, and flamethrowers, and with the action moving up and down buildings and across open ground, players will have to think on their feet like never before.
While there’s no gameplay yet for the Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode, we’ll hopefully be seeing more of it at some point during E3, hopefully during a gameplay presentation. Players will be able to take part in it along with standard multiplayer modes and Call of Duty’s ever-present zombie survival mode when the game comes out on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 12.