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How Call Of Duty Improved For The First Time In Years With Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 makes an array of changes to the yearly multiplayer formula, morphing ideas from other games to make them its own.

Call of Duty remains one of the most pervasive series in modern video games. And with three separate studios working on a three-year rotation, the franchise has often grown stale. But with Black Ops 4, developer Treyarch finally improved the tired formula.

In the video above, Mike Mahardy (@mmahardy) examines the ways Black Ops 4 has taken the best aspects of other games and made them its own. Everything from its hero-based multiplayer to its Blackout battle royale mode have a distinct "Call of Duty" flavor that make it a joy to continually play.

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, head over to GameSpot to read our full review, or check out our YouTube channel, where we have coverage of Black Ops 4's multiplayer, battle royale, and Zombies modes.