​'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' New Specialist And 'Blackout' Location Teased

Activision and Treyarch are preparing a couple of decent-sized updates for the latest Call of Duty game, Black Ops IIII.

The online-only first-person shooter consists of three modes: Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. The first two are down for the biggest makeovers, whereas the latter is kinda getting chucked out. For the sake of this article, anyway.

Don't despair, undead lovers. The classic survival mode isn't really going anywhere. But Activision announced that PC players will soon be able to buy the Battle Edition, a new version of Black Ops IIII that consists of just Multiplayer and Blackout for £26.99. Zombies has, for that version only, been removed.

So I guess that's the bad news over, if you'd class the zombie-exclusion as a negative thing. Now onto the good stuff. First up, specialists. In particular, a new one.

Treyarch teased an upcoming playable Black Ops IIII specialist earlier this week, via Twitter. A short, glitchy video showcased someone holding an EMP grenade, alongside a caption explaining that "The Disruption is coming".

Whether that's a person or a weapon remains to be seen. But it's likely that Multiplayer is set to introduce a new character... Who's rather fond of EMPs. Weirdo.

And now, Blackout. According to another short video, again on Twitter, in the form of a radar scanner overlooking Blackout's map, something new, "confidential" and unidentified is just off shore.

It's that little white blip, located above Nuketown Island. See it? What could it be? Who knows. The date of 11 December is marked underneath it, though. So whatever it is, keep your eyes peeled for more details next week.

The biggest rumour is that Hijacked, from Black Ops II, is coming to Blackout. Like with many of the battle royale mode's named locations, Hijacked was a map in a previous CoD, and the ship located bang in the centre of it (the thing you're fighting on) could soon make an appearance in Blackout.

What do you think about this news? Have you got an idea of what both tweets could mean? Which is better? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Treyarch/Activision

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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