For many, Zombies play a pivotal role in the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise, with this sentiment likely to carry over into the fourth entry that is set to release in just a few weeks’ time. After all, its zombies are even being used to make its forthcoming battle royale mode, Blackout, stand out amongst the competition. Still, many are looking forward to the Zombies mode, and Treyarch has seen fit to release a new trailer for it.
Thus far, we know about three maps in the forthcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies mode: Voyage of Despair, Blood of the Dead, and IX. The first is set upon a doomed trans-Atlantic ship, the second is set in a prison, and the final, IX, is set in a gladitorial arena, which is the map shown off in the trailer and set to the musical talents of Avenged Sevenfold.
As seen below, Treyarch is showing off gameplay, plot points, unique guns, and of course, the gold-faced Illuminati. At one point, it even appears IX could contain zombie tigers.
While Zombies will always have a special place in the hearts of CoD fans, many are notably upset by the lack of a story mode. Although Black Ops 4 promises the biggest Zombies experience, a battle royale mode worthy of the Call of Duty name, and a solid multiplayer component, the developers recently discussed the lack of a story campaign – a feature that many have come to expect, even if many did not always play it.
Essentially, Treyarch was looking to make BO4 a full social experience, so considering every aforementioned mode includes multiple players, it makes sense. Nevertheless, those who remain upset about this may take solace in the fact that Treyarch is heavily considering player feedback, as evidenced by the recent changes to armor in Blackout. Presumably, Zombies will get this extensive treatment as well.