Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Free DLC Plans Detailed, PS4 Exclusivity Scaled Back
Activision has given a small glimpse at some of the post-launch content coming to Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is quickly approaching, and as Activision previously revealed, it'll feature an extensive amount of content right from the outset, including the new battle royale-style Blackout mode and three Zombies episodes. That certainly isn't all; Activision says developer Treyarch will continue to support the game with a regular stream of free post-release content, a taste of which the publisher has now revealed.
In a post on PlayStation Blog, Activision gave fans their first look at some of the new content coming to the game shortly after it launches. As with previous Call of Duty titles, all of this will arrive first on PS4 as part of Activision's ongoing exclusivity agreement with Sony. According to a new blog post by the publisher, PS4's exclusivity period will be much shorter than before; whereas content for previous Call of Duty games would arrive on Xbox One and PC about a month after it debuted on Sony's console, the Black Ops 4 DLC will roll out to those platforms seven days after it launches on PS4.
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Treyarch has a new piece of content or in-game event lined up for Black Ops 4 every month after its release. In November, the developer will add a new iteration of the classic Nuketown map to the game, while December will see the arrival of the first of several new Specialist characters. Activision says there will be seasonal, weekly, and other limited-time events in the game, and Blackout will also receive its own set of regular map updates, expansions, and new modes following launch.
Fans recently had their first chance to go hands-on with Call of Duty's new battle royale mode thanks to the private Blackout beta Activision hosted earlier this month. The publisher hasn't confirmed how many players the mode will support in the final game, but the beta offered several different player caps; when it first kicked off, it supported up to 80 players, but that limit was subsequently increased to 88 and, finally, 100 on the last day of the beta. You can watch a replay of a 100-player Blackout match above.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12. This installment won't have a traditional single-player campaign, but rather a series of missions for each Specialist character. Treyarch recently elaborated on the decision to forgo a traditional campaign. You can learn more about the various editions that will be available at launch in our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-order guide.
This story has been updated.
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