Yesterday Charlie Intel reported that a man on Twitter named "Matthew Harris" has leaked a series of alarming details on the state of development for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII's multiplayer mode. In the leaks, it is mentioned that the game would combine traditional boots on the ground movement with the advanced movement system of Black Ops III, and as a result would make the product similar to Overwatch. Playtesters criticized this decision by Treyarch, claiming that it was "unfair" and "wouldn’t resonate with fans in the slightest". As a result, the studio is scaling back on these features. The leak below will have more information.
“New Multiplayer information has been confirmed by more than one source so I can now talk about that more publicly. As of two days ago Multiplayer was in the worst state you have ever seen a Call of Duty multiplayer mode. Sources who have play-tested the mode claim that it is less like a call of duty mode and more like a Call of Duty Overwatch or a Call of Duty Lawbreakers. The Lawbreakers reference is incredibly apt considering what he told me next. Remember how I said the game was simultaneously boots on the ground and advanced movement? Well I can elaborate on that a little more too. The game was going to take the “hero” or “specialist” system from Black Ops 3 and take it to the next level. Perks were basically removed completely, and had instead been morphed into a strange kind of Kill Streak. Normal Killstreaks as we know them, for example harrier jets or chopper gunners, didn’t in fact exist in this version of Black Ops 4. Instead you got highly powerful perks. One of which was a Movement Alteration. It literally changed your movement from Boots on The Ground to something very strongly resembling Black Ops 3’s advanced movement systems.
This fell flat with playtesters. They didn’t like it at all. It was deemed an unfair portrayal of Call of Duty, and something that wouldn’t resonate with fans in the slightest. So, as of the last play test, things are changing. Actual Killstreaks are being entered into the game and the hero systems are being scaled back a little bit. What this does mean is that the game is in fact beginning to resemble more and more the state of the game in Black Ops 3. What this means for the future of BO4 I do not know. Currently my information does not stretch to what the mode will become, only to what it very recently was. With the community reveal only weeks away I am truly concerned for Call of Duty Black Ops 4, and even more concerned for Treyarch as a development studio. This is tighter than it has ever been.”
I would like to remind everyone that these are all still just rumors. It is still unknown if these leaks are accurate or not, so take everything with a grain of salt. Anyways, what do you think of this rumor? Do you think it's true or false, and what do you think this means for Black Ops IIII? Let us know in the comment section below.