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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Everything You Need to Know

For better or worse, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is about to make history.

Why, you ask? Because Treyarch’s far-future shooter will always be remembered as the first mainline Call of Duty game to ship without a traditional, single-player campaign.

It’s a sign of the times, really, as the industry’s biggest studios race to compete with the blistering success of Fortnite and its wildly popular contemporaries. Nevertheless, the decision to exclude a solo, narrative-driven experience is still a remarkable shake-up for Call of Duty–a franchise that’s been built on the core three pillars of single-player, multiplayer and co-op (read: Zombies) for what feels like an eternity.

All of this creates a sense of intrigue and wonderment around Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, so in anticipation of October 12, let’s recount everything you could possibly need to know about Treyarch’s latest.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 deploys onto PS4, Xbox One, PC on Friday, October 12. The question, really, is whether you’ll be shelling out your precious dollars for Treyarch’s online bonanza, or saving the pennies for Red Dead Redemption 2 later this month.

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