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The upcoming Blackout battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may not support as many players as fans of the emerging genre are used to, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

Rumors began circulating when a picture of a screen, supposedly capturing information from the game’s description, began circulating on the internet. Some text on the page shows that the game supports “2-60 Network Players.” In other words, the game would have 60 players maximum, as opposed to the 100 player limit seen in Fortnite and other similar games.

However, this image should be taken with a huge grain of salt. It appears to have originated with random Twitter user RedDeadSeriesNW before taking off on Reddit and other sites. RedDeadSeriesNW’s own Twitter profile reads “not a professional lol,” so this isn’t a case of a known leaker or industry insider posting an image. RedDeadSeriesNW claimed that the image originated in the Hong Kong version of the PlayStation Store, but it could very well be fake.

If Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does only support 60 players, though, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Back in May, we learned from studio design director David Vonderhaar that Treyarch was still experimenting with different player counts to see what would work best with Call of Duty‘s style of play. As of last May, the studio hadn’t landed on a definite number.

“We have to create the best experience, and to create that experience in a Call of Duty universe, you have to try various flavors of that until you find the right one,” Vonderhaar said at the time.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Source: RedDeadSeriesNW on Twitter


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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale might not be as big we hoped

Black Ops 4's Blackout may fall a little short of the mark set by other battle royale games.

By Emma Schaefer | 07/9/2018 12:00 PM PT | Updated 08/15/2018 03:09 PM PT

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The upcoming Blackout battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may not support as many players as fans of the emerging genre are used to, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

Rumors began circulating when a picture of a screen, supposedly capturing information from the game’s description, began circulating on the internet. Some text on the page shows that the game supports “2-60 Network Players.” In other words, the game would have 60 players maximum, as opposed to the 100 player limit seen in Fortnite and other similar games.

However, this image should be taken with a huge grain of salt. It appears to have originated with random Twitter user RedDeadSeriesNW before taking off on Reddit and other sites. RedDeadSeriesNW’s own Twitter profile reads “not a professional lol,” so this isn’t a case of a known leaker or industry insider posting an image. RedDeadSeriesNW claimed that the image originated in the Hong Kong version of the PlayStation Store, but it could very well be fake.

If Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does only support 60 players, though, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Back in May, we learned from studio design director David Vonderhaar that Treyarch was still experimenting with different player counts to see what would work best with Call of Duty‘s style of play. As of last May, the studio hadn’t landed on a definite number.

“We have to create the best experience, and to create that experience in a Call of Duty universe, you have to try various flavors of that until you find the right one,” Vonderhaar said at the time.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Read More

Source: RedDeadSeriesNW on Twitter



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM