Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now has comics you can read online
Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 sorties in two weeks’ time, so as modern marketing dictates we now have a launch trailer to poke into. More interestingly, we’re getting an official comic series that’s out now, with its first three issues downloadable for free.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comic is a 10-issue series that dives into each of the game’s specialists, providing character information much like how Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch or Valve’s Team Fortress 2 does it. The first three issues feature Ruin, Prophet, and Crash, and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.
It’s more or less their answer to the complete absence of a single-player campaign, replaced instead by the ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale mode that developer Treyarch managed to put together in an impressively short time.
INTEL: Learn more about the Specialists of #BlackOps4 starting with Ruin, Prophet, and Crash when you download the first 3 issues of a new comic book series featuring the work of @AH_adamhughes, Eric Wilkerson, and @kirbifagan now for FREE at https://t.co/IPooe9teQP. pic.twitter.com/Ri08WObksc
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) September 26, 2018
The launch trailer isn’t particularly special, featuring previously seen footage from both Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale and zombie modes. It is, however, a good showcase of just how diverse — in both style and gameplay — that this new Call of Duty can be. Given how the series hasn’t stuck by its gritty, military roots for quite some time, this latest direction shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases on 12 October for PC (via Battle.Net), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.