Up For Debate - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 vs Battlefield V

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jun 2, 2018 2:18 PM
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The announcements have been made. The dust has, well, nearly settled, bar a rogue horde who’ve lost all sense of perspective. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V have been revealed to the world. The two biggest first-person shooters on the planet will lock horns in October, their releases dates separated by a handful of days.

Come crunch time, we suspect most folks will only be picking up one out of these two games. The holiday season is incredibly busy, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be just a week away, and there’s only so much money that most are prepared to spend for their fix.

In the Call of Duty corner, we have the return of Treyarch. Beloved by fans as arguably the strongest Call of Duty developer these days, Treyarch has taken the rather bold decision of skipping a single-player campaign entirely for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It’s the first COD game to ever do this, but Treyarch and Activision hope a wealth of multiplayer options will make up for this shortfall.

Without getting caught up on the nitty-gritty, COD: BLOPS 4 is a near-future shooter that features a sort of class-based system for player loadouts, as well as the introduction of the battle royale Blackout mode. For co-op players, Zombies is also returning in a big way. There’ll be three maps in at launch with the promise of more to come as part of the premium Zombies pass.

While Treyarch is looking forward, DICE is continuing to look backwards. Following the success of Battlefield 1, DICE has taken it upon themselves to revisit World War 2 for Battlefield V. It’s probably the most covered conflict in history, across all mediums, but with good reason. We won’t be storming the beaches of Normandy yet again though as DICE is planning to focus on the untold stories and lesser-known battles of WW2.

The Battlefield V reveal trailer certainly wasn’t the strongest we’ve seen DICE produce, and raised more questions than it provided answers, but you can get a picture of the aesthetic they’re going for. Battlefield V promises to be a little crazier than any WW2 game that has come before it, expanding on the popular Operations mode and finally scrapping that pesky Premium Pass. All post-launch maps, modes, factions, and weapons will be available to all owners of Battlefield V at no additional cost. Win/win.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12th while Battlefield V arrives a week later on October 19th. If you’ve got an EA Access pass though, then you can get in five days earlier on October 14th.

With these two goliaths of the multiplayer FPS world launching within days of one another, which is going to get your hard-earned cash? Are you impressed or disappointed with what you’ve heard about these titans so far? Let us know what you think of them below!

Which are you planning to buy later this year?

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10:57 Jun-10-2018

Neither I will never support microtransactions for full $60 games.

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17:14 Jun-03-2018

Both companies deserves to be boycotted, They need to get down and fall so that other companies can show up. Enough of those two, hopefully when lootboxes are outlawed they'll just disappear into the nothingness.

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21:25 Jun-03-2018

they won't disappear any time soon.

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13:41 Jun-03-2018

It's like asking which cup of piss would I like to drink to survive, my answer is I choose death every time :D

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11:17 Jun-03-2018

I would like to se Battlefield Wild West, cowboys and indians u know. So im not buying any this year :D

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08:23 Jun-03-2018

None, they both look sh*t this year. World War 3 is the only option! I can see that game easily getting over 750,000 players on the first day.

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08:09 Jun-03-2018

These two are irrelevant, WORLD WAR 3 is the only option

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23:12 Jun-02-2018

ill borrow Cod From a Friend to play for while on ps4 and give him steam family share to enjoy
and bfv too i take

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05:48 Jun-03-2018

Lmao

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08:17 Jun-03-2018

yeah steam family share for a game available only on origin XD

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22:15 Jun-02-2018

am I the only one that gets worried when "no premium pass" is mentioned, especially from EA

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22:02 Jun-02-2018

At the first look i would say BO4.

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21:15 Jun-02-2018

Any campaign is better than no campaign +1 for battlefield
great multiplayer is better than average multiplayer +1 for battlefield
zombies are better than no zombies +1 for CoD
A quality investment is better than a waste for your money -60 (one for every dollar) for both games.

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21:17 Jun-02-2018

Wait, I forgot, -Infinity for all the microtransactions.


This year's bf and cod need to be absolutely amazing game of the year contenders or I'm not buying.

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18:31 Jun-02-2018

World War 3.

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20:13 Jun-02-2018

Let me in the hype train :D

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18:27 Jun-02-2018

No single player, no call of duty for the first time ever. Will get battlefield, but not right away. I always wait a couple of months for patches to get sorted.

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17:14 Jun-02-2018

Neither. 5 years ago I've stopped playing either and I've had no desire to play them since then. There are much better games I'd like to spend my money on instead of buying essentially same games every year or two.
Maybe one day I'll be back but right now I'm just simply bored of them.

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17:10 Jun-02-2018

How can you ignore Single Player Gamers ...very BAD for COD

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17:09 Jun-02-2018

i kinda got burned out from multiplayer games which was big trend in recent years, cod doesnt have a story mode so i might get bf5, but will wait for reviews first

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16:47 Jun-02-2018

It's amazing how Cod/BF fans can be blinded by just the setting... Ultimately both games always keep their weaknesses and never really change or really reinvent themselves.

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07:03 Jun-03-2018

or to some of us the good just simply outweigh the bad

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08:18 Jun-03-2018

well both BO4 and BFV have tons of changes and/or improvements compared to previous games... -_-


And do name some negatives of BO4 and BFV

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06:35 Jun-04-2018

honestly only negative i can name in any of those games is BO4 not having a campaign

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07:06 Jun-04-2018

BFV will have almost no bullet spread, it will be back to the skill-based shooting, if you can control the recoil better and aim better at the same time as long as the weapons are well balanced -> you win, non of the RNG shooting at his body and all the bullets miss bs. Then the movement is much improved, the interaction with all the static and dynamic objects is much better, now IDK why they had make a trip mechanic, that's just goofy, or animations for healing and taking ammo, that's just NOT practical gameplay-wise, but they can always remove them. A lot of new player driven things on the map(NOT vehicles), like building stuff.

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07:11 Jun-04-2018

In BO4 the recoil will be balanced in way that it is more predictable, which is good as in the past few CoD games recoil of some weapons is NOT high, but is still controllable due to it going everywhere with each shot. Then there is the improved damage model, emphasis on headshots are back, new customization system looks great, the specialists seem to be great as well this time around, the new game modes are great, except the BR one, but hey I could be wrong on that one, doubt it, but it's possible.
Then you add in the new regeneration system which adds more timing to your gameplay, the new damage model adds for longer gun fights.

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16:31 Jun-02-2018

Neither, i am sure Bioware will manage to come up with an even more SJW friendly game than both :D

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Fallout 76 initial character customization, 1st option; Sex: Male, Female, None, Both (male to female), Both (female to male), Apache, Gender fluid, Gender rigid, Gender gaseous, Gender neutral with Chinese characteristics...

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15:37 Jun-02-2018

I just might Battlefield for the first time in my life

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15:26 Jun-02-2018

I guess I'm the only one with both, but both will NOT be at full price.

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15:01 Jun-02-2018

As a game i like Battlefield more


But currently the modern setting of CoD attracts me more than the WW2 setting on BFV


I haven't decided which one i would get yet.

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