With Treyarch making the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta live this week, I dived in to check out the latest addition to the genre, and I wasn't all that impressed.
I haven't played the mode so I can't really weigh in here, but I was surprised to read about how bland you felt it was. From what I've seen, it looks engaging. Whether or not it could topple Fortnite or even last in the long term remains to be seen. I'm willing to give it a shot, but I am in the mood for a military-sim.
it wont topple fortnite.. simple as.
I don't understand the hate for battleroyal type games, to me they are just a game type like the way capture the flag is or team death match, and if COD feels like a generic battle Royal game then that's the result of it having generic mechanics across the board..
to be fair the article seems fair. im personally interested in the game, but it really seems kinda bare.
They addressed this in a sense that the focus is more on gun game. Not searching for shit.
There's hate for anything competitive recently because SP gamers are paranoid in thinking that SP games are going away. So they'll attack anything MP focused.
Not really. It’s more like how every game wants to be fortnite. This is not just SP gamers but fans of Battlefield and so on, and soon any fan of other game that wants to shoehorn Battle Royale
The hope was that Blackout would be something truly different. But instead they played it way too safe to the point of just being another clone and undistinguished. I had high hopes for it but naw not impressed by it.
@Veneno I must ask if you played it? Because anonymity of the internet makes me wary that you didnt, and you put words together to make them sound good. Personally I have always been fairly adept at first person shooters, so to have that in a BR makes me happy enough, and it feels like call of duty with some skill (somewhat) required. And I dont have to worry about building crap all the time. That said I did run a match where I saw no one until there were 16 people left. It made for a pretty boring match.
@Veneno "...they played it way too safe to the point of just being another clone and undistinguished." you either didn't play Blackout or you didn't play any other BR games? Because blackout, other than the premise behind the mode, has little in common with the other BR games. First off it is stable, the graphics are great, the gun play is great, it actually feels like the first AAA BR game we have seen. Secondly which BR game have you seen with helicopters... and this BR game has environmental enemies in the form of zombies on top of the shrinking zone, so that is just another BR game?? The truly different in Blackout is the simple fact it is a BR that we all wanted. A BR that is at heart a shooter but doesn't kill you with bad graphics and just poor control and over-all gltch-fest like other BR games.
Okay, boys, now read my comments closely this time instead of just making up your own interpretations. 1. I said I was hoping that Blackout would really standout as a BR experience. I said I was not impressed with what I saw. 2. Now I realize your goal here is to discredit me but you have no grounds and more pathetically no purpose to do so because while no I did not play the beta I did watch it extensively on Twitch and I saw many previews because this was on my list of games to watch out for. This does not change the fact that > I < was not impressed by it. The purpose of having betas and previews is to > impress< potential gamers. Blackout has not impressed me thus far. I am happy to hear you love the game. By all means have fun.
It's not hate for battle royale it self it's people and me included hate it because of the potential it has to change the industry as whole and give the big publishers the idea that games as services and multiplayer only games are what we want... But in the end it's not what most gamers want... I think.
It's criminal what they have done, stolen other peoples ideas to the tee and then applied their own skin to it. I just don't understand why people keep buying this cancerous garbage.
Funny how that works, because every shooter was copying the COD formula from 2008-2016.
and look what's happening now, they copy others instead.
Artemidorus So? Every dev borrows ideas from each other at some point, most of the BR community seems to really like what Treyarch has done to the formula.
Come on, it's hardly cancerous garbage. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean everyone else has to dislike it, just let people enjoy things please.
I wish the guy could write better or take English over again. "I dived in to check out" in the title. Shouldn't it be "dove"? Twinfinite fire this guy he sucks and so does his article.🔥
I think the game is average but it's wrong they have been using the same game engine from the 90s with the odd upgrade towards it. It's not intelligent it's lazy and complacent they know by adding bits from other games make it appealing with a known franchise to add. You will never see true next gen classics in the future with these companies providing garbage like this year after year after year.
Really? Like every game that has gone before. Battle Royal is just a tweaked version of last man standing which has been around for years, take out starting weapons and chuck you out from above and you have battle royal.. I think if your young you just assume nothing ever happened before you were born. Blackout is better than fortnite as the FP view makes it more tense as you have to be more aware. More importantly there is no on jumping around firing a sniper rifle which is gaming nonsense.
You speak the truth, but there are crusading Call of Dookie droids who have become indoctrinated to think that their beloved, 15 millionth entry in the series is any different than the 14,999,999 games that came before it. Call of Dookie is the most uninspired, monotonous, mind numbingly unoriginal games that there has been for a very long time now. Every year the devs swear that "this was the Call of Dookie game we've been wanting to make forever." Call of Dookie drones are mindless who can only think in one type of way. They believe anything Activi$ion and the 18 developers of CoD say. Call of Duty Wack Ops 4 is a bootleg, flea market clone of Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, every BR game, etc. I have no problem with people who enjoy Call of Dookie, but it's quite disturbing and unsettling to see how perturbed these Call of Dookie drones get when we say the truth about what tripe CoD is.
As a HUGE PUBG & Battlefield Gamer, I have always preferred BF over COD since Bad Company 2, but here we are, almost 10 years later and Im actually excited to play this COD for Blackout! It being a typical BR mode is GREAT, don't try and be too different because that is how you loose interest, don't fix whats not broken. The fact that they are using characters, maps, weapons and gadgets from previous entrees is an awesome idea in my opinion! Since playing PUBG i have wished for DICE to make a BR mode for Battlefield, they could even take BF4's assets and make a new larger map and it would be perfect, but after seeing what is BFV I have lost interest. I still think BFV looks good and the Beta was fun but believe me when I say that I am more hyped for this than anything else right now. I have been watching Shroud and the Doc play this all week and it looks awesome!
BFV will have battle Royale. The modes called firestorm in BFV though
I watched a load of footage, but it's just cod on a larger map. Nothing original or any better than what has already been done, just with a huge IP to launch it
I was actually shocked that it was so generic. I really thought they'd go big...maybe they will at launch?
Really, to be fair what else can you do battle royal?
Yup it'll most likely be popular for a month or so before people go back to Fortnite.
I have never played PUBG, I have only played 1 (yes, one) match of Fornite, so i will give this one a try for sure.
Im a huge PUBG gamer. Like obsessed, its all I've really played for a year. I have given 6 or 7 hours to Blackout. It's okay. It will probably be my new side peice when I need a break from the mental strain of PUBG. But that is all. Its just cod on a larger scale. I dont like the futuristic made up guns (mainly as I have no idea what's what, but I'll get used to it) or the arcade/gimmicky gameplay. I could never play it as my main game or take it seriously, but it's a bit of fun. To me it's just an extra mode on a Call of Duty game, and that is absolutely fine.
Blackout was good but I’ll wait for now. I’m assuming they’ll ramp up the visuals come final release. The console version sucked. The one thing I really disliked was all the crap (pick ups) lying around everywhere. Reminded me of the original Borderlands. I understand the idea of scavenging, but it would be better if there were specific supply depots throughout with weapons, ammo, meds, and attachments, etc. instead of stuff randomly scattered. That would be more realistic considering the realistic look vs fortnite.
What, as in realistic you mean being thrown out of a helicopter into a place where people are randomly fighting each other for no reason with no weapons, then to go and find depots with weapons just waiting to be collected by any one walking past? serious though, the worst thing about a battle royal game would be if everyone new where the loot was going to be.
Ha, ha, I think you understand what I mean when I say a realistic look vs the cartoonish Fortnite. Yes that would be a problem if the depots were fixed. But they could easily randomize the supply depots just as weapons and whatnot are populated.
Better than fortenight
I'm tired of people talking about these games as a genre. It is a FPS...with Team Deathmatch, CTF, Gun Game, Blackout etc.... It is a mode. A mode that Call of Duty now has. When Call of Duty was doing Team Deathmatch in the early days...was it a "generic Team Deathmatch game"? Come on.
I am sure you know the difference between first person shooter and 3rd person shooter,start there and you may have greater argument
Yeah? Why would that make a greater argument? Call of duty is a fps...this article is saying Call of duty is trying the genre of battleroyale
Correct, I keep saying its just a tweaked 'last man standing', it s just a mode.
Shout out to the original BR/fortnite games Warhawk & Warhawk.
battle royale is the epitome of boredom. every battle royale plays the same. it is beyond me why people are buying and playing these games.
The mode looks fun. But also has its own issues. World is too large for 100 people. Increase the cap to 150-200. The world seems disappointing when you spend on average 6 minutes on it, seems like a lot of detail for such a short play time. Should have settings for respawning (like 10 lives each). Weapon priority seems odd. The rng loot picks health kits too often. My brother ran from 7 different buildings and no guns. Just ammo and health kits. Was about 4 minutes without a weapon. I'm unsure what else they got planned for this large map. But hopefully they use it more in the main game modes.
Yup. When I watched their presentation for it they of course made it sound cool. Said they were gonna do it their own way. I watch these live streams and it literally does not look any different from PUBG.
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