12 Games Of Christmas 2018 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 v Battlefield V

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 5:00 PM
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Is it that time again? It's been a whirlwind year but we're already barreling toward Chrimbo. And on GD, that can only mean one thing - the return of the 12 Games of Christmas. Toot the horns, bang the drums. Make a big a song and dance.

Now compose yourself for a moment because this is serious stuff. The 12 Games of Christmas 2018 will see 11 games perish in the ring as we attempt to find out what the ultimate gaming Christmas gift could be this year.

How the community voting works

Each day at 17:00 GMT two titles will battle each other. Whichever title receives the most votes in the poll wins, and will then go through to the next round. 12 games in total will be battling away, and the first six rounds will take place from today and over the next five days - one battle per day. The six games that win will make it through to the semi-finals, where three further 1v1 fights will take place. The winners of these three battles will then make it to the three-way final to decide the ultimate game this Christmas. 

Each bout will last 23 hours, and the winner is whichever game receives the most votes in the poll, which can be found towards the bottom of each article. 

Round 1: Fight 1 - Call of Duty Black Ops 4 vs Battlefield V

Time for the first battle and we're pulling no punches with this one, it's the battle of the multiplayer FPS heavyweights. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V are slugging it out in a last-game-standing fight to the death. Only one can come through unscathed and make it to the next round.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may have dropped the single-player campaign this year but it reinvigorated its multiplayer. The Blackout battle royale multiplayer mode has been a knockout success, sitting somewhere between PUBG's milsim aspirations and Fortnite's arcadey run 'n' gun fun. It's backed up by some classic COD multiplayer and the addition of the most in-depth Zombies mode yet. Suffice to say, COD BLOPS 4 is locked, loaded, and ready to kill.

And in the other corner, we have Battlefield V. An incredible return to form for the series, it is, in my humble opinion, the finest that Battlefield has been since the glory days of BF2. There's bugs galore and slight scarcity of content, but the core gameplay is fantastically good, offering some of the most hectic and ambitious battles the franchise has ever seen. Despite BF5's AAA status though, against the might of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 it's going to have to do its best David v Goliath impression if it wants to deliver the knockout punch.

Get voting below for your winner, and remember to check back tomorrow for Day Two of the 12 Games of Christmas, where two more titles will battle it out to earn a place in the next round. The winner of today's competition will face the winner of tomorrow's competition in the semi-final on 16th December!

Our favourite comments:

BO4 without hesitation!

And i played both!

furny12967

I'm more of a Battlefield guy so I'll go with that. But I must say... reading all about CoD 4's amazing multi-payer, safe to say it would make a fantastic Christmas gift as well :)

TaheRookie

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05:47 Dec-14-2018

How's the BFV SP campaign ? COD doesn't have SP but their Battle Royale Blackout is great right ? How's Zombies ? Heard it can get a bit too complicated at times. But BFV still hasnt' released their Battle Royale have they ? The MTX in COD are nasty I've heard

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01:05 Dec-15-2018

Meh! At most. There are a couple of good moments, that’s all. If you were expecting something great from the last tiger then you would be a bit disappointed.

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03:36 Dec-15-2018

Cheers. BFV sales have been pretty poor. So much so that they're offering massive discounts on the game so soon. I'm trying to figure out why so many people rate it higher/want it over CODBOIV

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13:02 Dec-17-2018

its actually only a US thing, the game did very well in asian countries and the discounts was mostly a PSN thing too. I don't remember seeing any huge discounts on origin

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14:19 Dec-11-2018

call of duty is no match for battlefield 5, bf5 all the way

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08:28 Dec-11-2018

well am already playing BF V and loving it

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08:14 Dec-11-2018

Have played both in the beta. BO4 was so trash I immediately uninstalled it. BF5 was so awesome and I had zero problems with it. So defenitely BF5 as I stopped caring about COD after BO2.

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07:39 Dec-11-2018

I Like Me Some Zombies So Bo4

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07:24 Dec-11-2018

I have vested interest in either game.
But if I had to pick, I'm picking bf5 for the simple fact they aren't pushing for the cash-in just to make a quick buck. They pulled a Warner Bros move with that.

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06:50 Dec-11-2018

guess it falls down to which is worse

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20:58 Dec-10-2018

BFV for single player campaign :)

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19:33 Dec-10-2018

Whoever says BFV beats Cod is on meth on this site.

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08:16 Dec-11-2018

nah fam you are on some **** if you think BO4 comes close to beating BF5

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19:32 Dec-10-2018

Battlefield V all the way. It's available at a discount and comes with a (Wait for it) Single Player Campaign.

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00:06 Dec-11-2018

It's funny, I saw a video that showed that more people complete the single player campaign for most COD games than prestige in multiplayer. That's just from looking at achievement statistics on XBox and PlayStation.

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13:39 Dec-11-2018

That's true. I have played all the COD games from 4 until BLOPS 2 and hardly ever touched the MP component save for the Zombies.

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04:58 Dec-11-2018

BO4 is probably the best COD to date(in terms of MP) ..BFV dropped the ball too far down ..EA panicked and dropped prices to dead low

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19:21 Dec-10-2018

Iv always loved cod but since they ditched sp mode and went online only my vote is for bfv

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18:22 Dec-10-2018

I'd say BF5, BO4 plays pretty much the same as every cod the past 5 years imo. BF5 feels a bit unfinished but still changed quite a bit from other games in the series.

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18:17 Dec-10-2018

Black ops4 looks more interesting, but i preffer singleplayer as i suck in pvp

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18:07 Dec-10-2018

Despite BFV having singleplayer campaign the game feels unfinished, so I have to go with BO4 for this one

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18:05 Dec-10-2018

I already have'em both so I wish for having time to play.

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17:23 Dec-10-2018

I'd love to receive both but BO4 definitely

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17:20 Dec-10-2018

I'm more of a Battlefield guy so I'll go with that. But I must say... reading all about CoD 4's amazing multi-payer, safe to say it would make a fantastic Christmas gift as well :)

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17:19 Dec-10-2018

Dont own either of them, but gonna buy BO4 arround christmas.


BFV looks unfinished, they rushed it too much. The game wasn´t finished when it came out.

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17:23 Dec-10-2018

Cool stuff. Either way just vote regardless. Make an educated GD'er guess. Thats what i do sometimes.

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11:30 Dec-11-2018

I voted dont worry :)

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17:11 Dec-10-2018

Neither of them.

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BO4 without hesitation!


And i played both!

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