Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Challenge Fortnite with BlackOut, a Battle Royale that is very reminiscent of the Epic Games game. The two titles and the modes compared.
The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 follows Fortnite: the Activision Blizzard game is out, and presents for the first time a Battle Royale mode. The challenge against everyone is not new, but the gameplay presented to the players a month ago (in beta testing) seems to be really similar in style and content to the very lucky Fortnite.
A choice definitely dictated by the new market standards that, voluntarily or not, Epic Games dictated: the battle royale genre exploded in the last year making Fortnite a point of reference for these game mechanics. Call of Duty, historical stealth series that has thrilled many players for generations, is not looking and updates the dynamics of the game to meet all the fans. We try to understand what is changing between the two titles and what will be able to offer more the new Call of Duty compared to Fortnite.
Call of Duty vs Fortnite: the price
One of Fortnite’s strengths is its being, at least at the time of downloading, free and accessible to everyone. The new Call of Duty instead will start from a list price of 69.99 dollars for the PS4, Xbox and PC versions (price doubled for the Pro Edition, well 129.99 dollars).
So the choice would seem simple and almost obvious, choosing Fornite we would have a game ready to play right away, for all existing platforms, and without spending a penny. This, however, is not entirely true: to get to get a decent place in the standings (or simply make the game last longer) we often have to put our hand to the wallet.
Compared to Fortnite, which is developed around only two modes of play, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 offers many more gaming options beyond the battle royale: first of all you can only play online (no single player), challenging other players in classic multiplayer; zombie mode and the long-awaited Blackout, true mode of the tip of the title.
BlackOut vs. Battle Royale
In Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 the Battle Royale mode will be called BlackOut and just like Fortnite, it will be able to guarantee epic battles from the reach of hundreds of players per arena. The beta testing of this new option, available for the first time in the Call of Duty series, had a positive response, with excellent reviews from the trade magazines.
First impressions so positive that have aroused curiosity also from the world of finance: Benchmark has published a report in which it recorded a very strong response from BlackOut players, coming to affirm that the success found could undermine – in the short term – even popular titles like Fortnite.
The analyst Mike Hickey said that “BlackOut’s beta mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4 far exceeded initial expectations, with exceptional numbers for the streamer: we expect revenues of over 500 million of dollars a year for BlackOut, allowing Activision to further grow the mode“.
Call of Duty and Battle Royale: better than Fortnite?
If the new Call of Duty will be able to collect the legacy of Fortnite, overcoming the success of the game Epic Games, we will tell the time. But expectations are skyrocketing, especially after the statements made by Matt Scronce (game designer of the Call of Duty series), who declares himself confident about the battle royale mode of the Activision game: “we would never have made this mode if we had not been convinced to be able to do it better than anyone else. We enjoy a decade of history and a vast library of contents, we are the best gunplay game with the best system of movements and the competition does not worry us. The only thing that interests us is making sure that the BlackOut mode is as fun as possible.”
The additional game modes inherited from the Call of Duty series, in addition to the attention to detail and precision in details dictated by years of tradition could really make a difference in your purchase choice. If you are a professional player, then you should definitely invest in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. If you rely more on occasional games, to pass the time, or are intrigued by the battle royale mode then you should start with Fortnite: an excellent springboard for get an idea about a game mode that everyone is talking about today.