In addition to changing up the Call of Duty formula by adding in a Battle Royale mode and no story, Treyarch is also switching up the Black Ops 4 Zombies mode by adding in a faction system and quests that players can complete for rewards. All of this will add a new layer to the game.
Normally, Call of Duty Zombies is a simple survival game, with players simply trying to see how long they can survive against hordes of zombies that increase in size and strength every wave. Later maps added in stories that you uncovered through maps, and various things you could do to get Easter Eggs. However, quests and a faction system are something entirely new.
Players going into Black Ops 4 Zombies will be choosing between four different factions in the game: the Bloodfaith, the Tempus Novi, the Dustborn, and the First Legion. We don’t know very much about each of the different factions and what they stand for, but we’ll likely find out more as the game gets closer to coming out.
Along with the factions, we’ve also gotten a few hints at what sorts of maps we’ll be fighting zombies in, such as the Roman-inspired IX map, the Titanic map (based on actual blueprints of the doomed passenger liner), and a third map called Blood of the Dead, though we don’t know what that map will look like yet.
We don’t really have any information on the Quest system though, but it might end up tying into the multiplayer and Blackout modes and might help you be able to buy weapons and cosmetic items to use.
Once again we’ll likely learn a lot more about the Black Ops 4 zombies mode as the game gets closer and closer to the release date, and hopefully all three of the game modes will end up being well-polished and fun. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 comes out on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 12.