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.
— RedDeadSeries (@RedDeadSeriesNW) July 5, 2018
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.
Source: RedDeadSeriesNW on Twitter