Treyarch comes back in a big way with the most successful and revered series of Call of Duty games, Black Ops. With Black Ops IIII, it’s a return to form after the mess that Black Ops III was. Treyarch fixes a lot of what went wrong over the previous entry, and Black Ops 4 feels like many steps in the right direction that future Call of Duty games will have a hard time following. It may not have a campaign this year, but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a one-stop shop for multiplayer gaming. It’s got battle royale, traditional multiplayer, and co-op horde modes, making it a killer triple threat.
Steam fans looking to get a first taste of Call of Duty® multiplayer can now purchase the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for PC. Available now exclusively on Steam for a limited time (Feb. 16-Feb. 29), the Starter Pack offers access to public ranked multiplayer matches and game features, including Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater and the Black Market.
The Black Ops series of Call of Duty games are generally the most popular and revered games to play, so when Treyarch announced they were releasing Black Ops III this year, there’s a lot to get excited for. However, that excitement wains as the campaign often stumbles over its complexity and nonsense, and a bunch of extra modes are introduced but fail to impress. The multiplayer doesn’t see as much innovation as Advanced Warfare did, but manages to be the highlight and reason to return daily.