Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode will include AI zombies

Black Ops 4's battle royale mode will see players fight for survival, but watch out for the undead!

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 isn't far away from a full release, but there are also some key beta dates still ahead. One of the most anticipated betas is for Black Ops 4's Blackout mode, which is the franchise's first step into the battle royale genre. From the beginning, Treyarch said this mode would offer the distinct Call of Duty touch. Some more details on what this would entail were released on Tuesday.

Game Informer confirmed, as part of their monthly cover story, that Blackout will include AI-controlled zombies. Traditionally found in the four-player Zombies game mode, the undead's role in Blackout will serve mainly as a force of nature, which can be used to a player's advantage. Players can try and hide from the opposition by trying to blend in with the zombies, try and lure enemies into hordes, or try to avoid them entirely. After all, they're zombies and they'll act as an active obstacle in a player's survival.

This month's Game Informer magazine dives into further details on zombies in Blackout. Players will soon get to see how the undead operate in battle royale, as the Blackout beta kicks off on for PlayStation 4 users on September 10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will hit PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 12.

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      September 4, 2018 1:17 PM

      They are STILL doing the zombie thing? There are people out there who still think zombies are interesting/fun?

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        September 4, 2018 1:46 PM

        You serious? It’s one of the biggest draws for Treyarch games. There’s a reason the other devs on CoD started using it lol.

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          September 4, 2018 2:07 PM

          Really? That's weird. I remember trying the zombie mode with the first game that had it and it was pretty boring, I didn't realize it was a big draw for some people.

          I still think zombies, in general, are super lame.

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            September 4, 2018 2:16 PM

            It is very odd. I don't get it either. And I don't mind zombies but the zombie modes they include in their CoD games are so so lame.

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            September 4, 2018 3:09 PM

            In world at war? That first map was basically just a demo/teaser. Everything after that became much more developed.

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              September 4, 2018 3:39 PM

              I don't remember which one, I remember the level was dark and you were in a shack or something. It was fun for about 2 seconds.

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              September 5, 2018 5:06 AM

              That was actually the only zombie mode I liked. Just sitting in that basement trying to survive as long as possible. The later versions just have waaaaaaaaaay too much shit going on. I don't want to have to read a walk-through before playing zombies.

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            September 5, 2018 5:18 AM

            It's just a type of hoard mode isn't it?

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      September 4, 2018 1:37 PM

      Huh. Leads me to believe their Battle Royale won't have that many human players if they're doing shit like this.

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      September 5, 2018 3:20 AM

      I have a feeling that this won't be running on dedicated servers