According to a report from Polygon, anonymous sources with knowledge of the title’s development status claim that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not include a traditional single-player story mode. This will mark a first for the franchise, as all previous titles shipped with a single-player campaign.
According to the sources, the project was behind schedule and the only way that developer Treyarch could hit the October 12 launch date was to forgo the single-player story mode. This may lead to some speculation that perhaps a story mode could be “patched” in later.
Running parallel to this story is a rumor from Call of Duty fan site CharlieIntel stating that is has information from sources close to Activision that Raven Software has been onboarded to develope a battle royale mode for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Activision has responded, of course with an obligatory “We don’t comment on rumor and speculation. We look forward to revealing Black Ops 4 on May 17.”