Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Leak - Scrapped Multiplayer Design In The Style Of Overwatch
A Twitter user who goes by the name Matthew Harris UK has provided some interesting, but yet to be confirmed, leaks about the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. As you might remember, the last few rumors claimed that Treyarch has removed for the first time ever in a Call of Duty game the story mode and that Raven Software is working on a battle royale mode.
This new leak suggests, as confirmed by Charlie Intel, that at a certain point in the development process Treyarch worked on the idea of having heroes in the style of Overwatch and that idea was toned down after disappointing playtesters. Kill streaks were even removed, and then re-added considering the feedback.
This is the full leak by Matthew Harris.
"New Multiplayer information has been confirmed by more than one source so I can now talk about that more publicly. As of two days ago Multiplayer was in the worst state you have ever seen a Call of Duty multiplayer mode. Sources who have play-tested the mode claim that it is less like a call of duty mode and more like a Call of Duty Overwatch or a Call of Duty Lawbreakers. The Lawbreakers reference is incredibly apt considering what he told me next. Remember how I said the game was simultaneously boots on the ground and advanced movement? Well I can elaborate on that a little more too. The game was going to take the "hero" or "specialist" system from Black Ops 3 and take it to the next level. Perks were basically removed completely, and had instead been morphed into a strange kind of Kill Streak. Normal Killstreaks as we know them, for example harrier jets or chopper gunners, didn't in fact exist in this version of Black Ops 4. Instead you got highly powerful perks. One of which was a Movement Alteration. It literally changed your movement from Boots on The Ground to something very strongly resembling Black Ops 3's advanced movement systems.
This fell flat with playtesters. They didn't like it at all. It was deemed an unfair portrayal of Call of Duty, and something that wouldn't resonate with fans in the slightest. So, as of the last play test, things are changing. Actual Killstreaks are being entered into the game and the hero systems are being scaled back a little bit. What this does mean is that the game is in fact beginning to resemble more and more the state of the game in Black Ops 3. What this means for the future of BO4 I do not know. Currently my information does not stretch to what the mode will become, only to what it very recently was. With the community reveal only weeks away I am truly concerned for Call of Duty Black Ops 4, and even more concerned for Treyarch as a development studio. This is tighter than it has ever been."
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's reveal is slated for May 17.