Call of Duty could be getting a Battle Royale mode with Black Ops IIII. After it was reported earlier today that Call of Duty Black Ops IIII would lack a traditional single-player campaign, a second and third source confirmed the news and also claimed that the void would be filled by a Battle Royale mode.
The rumor mill started churning when Polygon reported that a source had told them that Black Ops IIII would not feature a traditional Call of Duty campaign. If true, that in itself would be a huge shift from the traditional product that Activision has been putting out on a yearly basis. According to the report, the resources would be shifted to multiplayer and zombies content.
Immediately following this report, a second one popped up from another reliable source in Charlie Intel. They claim that they’ve heard from a source as well, and that source is saying that a Battle Royale Mode is coming to Call of Duty: Black IIII. Kotaku also did a little digging on the subject and corroborated Polygon’s story regarding the single player campaign as well as the Battle Royale rumor.
A Battle Royale Mode in Call of Duty doesn’t seem like a far stretch. The genre is currently captivating a large portion of the gaming audience and it would only seem natural that Activision wants to hop on this trend before it’s exhausted.
Neither of these rumors have yet to be confirmed by Activision and we don’t see that happening any time soon. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is due for a big reveal later next month, where we’ll likely get confirmation about whether the game does or does not feature a single player campaign or Battle Royale mode.