Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Not Include Single-Player Mode

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
When Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches this October, it will do so without a "traditional single-player" mode according to a Polygon report. Sources with knowledge of the project have told the outlet that it became evident as the game's fall launch date approached that they would not have time to finish the campaign and have since decided to scrap it. The report is not clear on whether that means it'll be included at a later date.


They've also said the main studio behind the game, Treyarch, has thus been focusing on multiplayer and the now annualized zombie mode. If true, this would mark the second time in the property's history that a game launched without a single-player story mode after the last gen version of Black Ops III did the same in 2015.

Since this report broke just a short while ago, a second outlet which focuses solely on Call of Duty, Charlie Intel, has said the Polygon report corroborates a tip they received months ago. They added this same source also told them in place of the story mode would be a battle royale mode. Both Charlie Intel and Polygon have reported on rumors relating to the series before with some accuracy, so take that for what you will.

None of this is likely to sound farfetched to most readers but it's worth reiterating we probably won't know for sure until the game's official reveal on May 17th. Black Ops 4 launches on October 12th.

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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for GameSkinny, Gamesradar and the Official Xbox Magazine. He runs the family-oriented gaming site Game Together.