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Call of Duty Battle Royale Rumored for Black Ops IIII

C.J. Keller on

Will Activision be the next publisher to jump on the Battle Royale Bandwagon?

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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.

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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.

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