Ever since the announcement of the game a few weeks ago, rumors and speculations kept on circling the development of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The most controversial rumor thus far is that the game will drop the traditional single-player campaign that has been a staple in the franchise ever since. Now, Gaming Intel is reporting that a “trusted source” revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would also arrive on the Nintendo Switch.
However, the Switch version of the game will be a battle royale mode only. It will not include the traditional multiplayer format of previous games, nor will it add unique twists like zombies. This information is not that surprising given that earlier reports claimed that the reason for the absence of a single-player campaign in Black Ops 4 is because the dev team is apparently focused on the battle royale mode, which will be introduced in Call of Duty for the first time if it turns out to be true. Furthermore, given the trend that battle royale games such as Fortnite and PUBG established recently, it is not unlikely that Call of Duty would want to keep up and capitalize on the popularity of the genre.
If these rumors turn out to be true, then we should expect three things from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. First, the game will not include a single-player campaign, second, a battle royale mode will replace it instead, and third, a Switch version of the game is also on the way, but will only feature the battle royale mode and nothing else.
In the end, even if the information circulating right now came from “trusted sources,” we should still keep in mind that Activision and Treyarch did not confirm nor denied any of the rumors and speculations. The only thing to do right now is to wait for the official reveal event that will happen on May 17.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to release on October 12 this year for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.