The fourth Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer map has been revealed, along with five classic maps confirmed to make their grand return.
Developer Treyarch Studios recently hosted a multiplayer livestream, in which co-studio head Dan Bunting and studio design director David Vonderhaar revealed the new multiplayer map, Frequency, but only after extensively discussing multiplayer features covered at the Black Ops 4 reveal event last month. According to the developers, Frequency is a small, fast-paced arena, set in a listening station located within the Hunan province of China. The outside of the map has a high risk of players falling off the edge, but combat gets more intense as you gravitate toward the center.
Frequency will be one of the four Black Ops 4 multiplayer maps playable at E3 2018. The other three E3 maps- Contraband, Seaside, and Payload- were shown off at the game’s reveal event. Bunting and Vonderhaar also get deeper into these maps in the livestream.
Prior to the Frequency breakdown, the developers revealed that four fan-favorite multiplayer maps are back from past Black Ops games, along with one additional returning map that will surprise no one. The four unexpected maps include Firing Range, Jungle, and Summit from Black Ops, as well as Slums from Black Ops II. Each map will have updated visuals and gameplay tuning for the new experience, and all four will be included in the standard game on launch day. The developers also officially announced that Nuketown will return once again in Black Ops 4, but all we know about the new iteration is that it will feature a unique twist on its original Cold War-theme.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slated to launch October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The four maps coming to E3 will likely be the same ones available in Black Ops 4‘s upcoming private beta, which a recent leak suggested will take place in August.