The latest Call of Duty game from Treyarch is off to a hot start with early indicators suggesting that adding a battle royale mode was a wise move.
Goodbye campaign. Hello Battle Royale.
Sad but true
Honestly I always kinda wished they released campaign and multiplayer as separate games...I know lots of people dive right into MP whereas I barely ever touch it. I wonder how many people would buy a single player only version of COD though :/...
Lol. Say goodbye to story based campaign in games. Hopefully Sony continues to make games with single campaign for PlayStation. I can't wait to get a ps5 next year
I never thought the COD campaigns were great with a few exceptions but I still enjoyed them. NOW lets be honest here almost every year most of the diehard gamers like the ones on this site, youtube, etc have bashed COD campaigns as if they were not worth their time, NOW its gone and NOW here comes the complaining again. NOW of course some will say, well the complaints were to make a BETTER campaign not take it out but again being honest its a COD game, like Madden when you rehash the same game so many times its very hard to awe us with another *war game within the same franchise....the alternative would be to completely redesign and start fresh on a entirely new concept/playstyle/theme/ everything= COD is a cash cow so dont hold your breath until maybe after next gen when even casuals are completely burned out & OTHER military shooters far surpass COD's addictive twitch shooter mechanics.
why? COD isn't known for its campaigns. in fact most of them could be beaten in 4-5 hours. i've been playing since cod 2 and it was always about the multiplayer. and the BR mode is the best out right now imo.
Disgusting clickbait. "According to Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has set a new launch day record as the biggest day one digital release in Activision history." So only digital and even then only in Activisions history
@MajorLazer I think it only shattered the day-1 digital download records for PSN and XBL as well. not just Activision's. but I think commenters here are looking at this too one-sidedly. sure it broke records with digital sales but the physical side of the thing is not looking good. it's the worst launch of CoD since CoD4. so...it's just CoD fans moving from physical to digital. I don't think THAT alone would be enough to influence others to ditch SP and go BR. plus, Activision only announced that the online player count at launch is higher than last year's WWII which is not saying much because CoD has had bigger numbers before.
Good. Took me about 3 seconds to forget it ever existed. I'll pour 10x the hours into the br mode.
In two weeks you're probably going to be bored of it
I think of the zombies mode as a replacement for campaign.
agreed. i'm not buying the game because i'm not interested in the rest of it - i might buy if they release the zombies content in a seperate download at some point.
That's fine as long as they support BR in the future. They could easily have the orher developers work on campaigns too. BR mode should become it's own thing Imo.
There will be a campaign in MW4.
Well that should shut the yearly COD haters mouth. Every year people say cod is dead yet every year it proves otherwise. I’m actually enjoying the game and I’m not afraid to say so. BR in COD plays better than PubG and it’s not even a week old.
Good for you
I am more a fan of the Battlefield games but I got to admit that Treyarch gives what the fans want. They deserve this success!
I buy it every year, and this years is very good even without the classic campaign.
Digital sales records? Hardly hard to beat. Physical is at the lowest point for 11 years in the UK. Just because the game beats a bunch of DIGITAL sales records, does not mean it has sold more copies. How about a concrete total sales figure digital/physical combined offset against last years iteration for a true reflection.
Sales in the uk matter somewhat, but lets not pretend they dictate overall performance.
Common sense like this is not typical of your average reader here. The wording was intentional for those who don't think like this.
I only buy the treyarch games, the other ones are not worth it.
Dead or no it's a shit game. Still casuals lap it up so eh.
It’s not for everyone that’s for sure.
Casuals and hardcore gamers eat it up, that's what great game/franchises do, they appeal to all gamers. Easy to pick up difficult to master.
Didn't buy it...
Cod ww2 was my last cod I really enjoyed it but no campaign equals no buy
modern warfare 2 was the last cod i enjoyed, after that it was rinse repeat
I wish they release the BR mode as a stand-alone title, want to play it but I ain't dropping $60 just for one mode.
There are four game modes for $60.00 actually.
you don't understand my sentence, I'm only interested in BR mode so I don't want to pay $60 for 1 mode + the other 3 I don't plan to touch
I hear ya, a fair few of my friends want to pick it up but BR is the only thing that looks interesting. The pace of the regular MP makes me feel like a teenager after 10 cans of red bull.
^^^ Since when did pace equate to skill?
Good for COD, I am not a fan, but more proof that video games should be taken serious as a serious financial force.
Does anyone remember the last BO sp campaign? God it was bad. Screw sp, there's games for that.
The story was crap, but the levels themselves were entertaining. Not near the level of Modern warfare 1 or 2, but it was a good popcorn movie entertainment.
You mean every single COD since the original?...... other games for that? Really?
Wow big deal it sold more digital copies than WW2.... This means absolutely nothing! Buying digital is a lot cheaper if you game share which a lot of people do, and you can get PSN at half price if you know where to look.... Also its becoming a lot more popular for people to buy from foreign PS Stores like Turkey or Indonesia where its a lot cheaper.... To me all this means is more people want to buy Cod as cheap as possible.
There's some stretching going on over here.
Wouldn't those people want to buy every game as cheap as possible then? Digital sales are growing week by week. That, and people probably question the point in owning a physical copy of a game with no single player modes.
@oneeyedsteve that's probably why GOW, Horizon and Spiderman all sold so well.
Typical idiots disagreeing
Yes it's not too bad glad everyone enjoying it I don't like the black out very much I play more of the mp but must say I am already thinking in treading it in only payed 35 pounds so game will give me that back so no loss to me
Glad it off to great start! I actually have a bet going that BO4 will outsell Red Dead Redemption 2 this yr. Lets Go baby!!! Great game Treyarch..
Its possible since R* intentionally left out the millions of PC customers. In the past I would have bought it for my PS4 or XBOX, but I'm sticking to my guns this time. Plus I got BO4 to hold me over ;)
Digital sales numbers and touting active user numbers. Now they sound like ms when asked about x1 sales numbers. This game is gonna be a let down for them wait and see
Almost as if they knew what they were doing when they removed sp and swapped it with BR.
I havent bought cod since blops but will be getting this one once its on sale no campaign means get on sale
Not buying this year due to no campaign,don't care about BR or MP.
Were the campaigns ever any good? Hand holding shooting galleries with some ott set pieces. They got boring pretty quick.
Conflicting articles being released today.
Not really. The other article states that physical sales in the UK only are down but then goes further to say that digital sales have risen. The other story also states that Black Ops 4, even with physical only counted, still charts in the UK. “Even without digital, Black Ops IIII was still the second biggest boxed launch of the year (behind FIFA 19) and sold well enough to top the charts.” Second biggest physical launch of the year behind only FIFA 19. Black Ops 4 is at #1 in the UK currently.
I'm having fun with it. The regular multiplayer seems a bit tougher than past games(although I'm not the best so not saying much), and this is the first BR game I've played and I can now see why ppl love the mode so much. Adddddicctingg
Didn't physical sales hit a low too? To all the arm chair investors those retail sells can be used to determine how well the game did anymore.
Let's see how much Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to do in day 1.
Probably a lot less.
best battle royale on the market imo.
Farewell COD, defended by this franchise against all the battlefield fanboys but not anymore
Best cod for years, maps are brilliant and the weapon sounds are amazing, so much better than most FPS. Loving the operator perks, adds a lot more depth.
Why are people OK with spending $60 for a single player only game but not OK spending that much for a multiplayer only game. Me personally I don't think either should be $60. With that said though I haven't touched cod in so long last one I got was advanced warfare and that was only because it was the first cod game to be on the Xbox one/PS4. Cod has been terrible for many years but honestly this game is actually pretty decent its closer to blops1/2, but one thing that kinda hurts this game a lot is how bullet spongy everyone is now. That was a bad move to do cause it's kind of forcing people to team shoot and Destiny 2 did that samething and everyone left the pvp in a matter of weeks and for a cod game this could quite possibly happen to them as well
Hardcore is a much better experience. One or two bullets.
I predict next year's cod will have campaign. I also predict blackout will break off as a standalone game
Well COD isn't COD anymore
I’m loving it. I never touched any of the campaigns. Hope they never put single player back in. There you go, said it. How you feel about dat?
Ppl still buy into this garbage money grabbing franchise? Well im saving my broketober gaming money for rdr2.
Might get this on a xmas sale , but I’m more of a single player person myself . But that zombies sos look good .
Not a good day for gamers......... this will have serious, bad consequences for future games. But I guess that is what the majority wants. GaaS.