That’s according to anonymous sources so file this one under MAYBE, MAYBE NOT for now, but the numbers, Mason. I mean Bobby. That’s 100 zillion people playing PUBG and Fortnite who could be playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 instead.

Covert operatives told Polygon that, with the game’s October launch coming up, a single-player campaign won’t be finished in time and developer Treyarch has decided to expand the series’ regular multiplayer and Zombies modes to make up for it. Meanwhile, Charlie Intel and Kotaku agents are reporting that the game will also feature the now almost obligatory battle royale mode, currently in development at Raven Software, a support studio that’s worked on every Call of Duty since the original Black Ops in 2010.

Inevitably, publisher Activision won’t “comment on rumour and speculation”, but a proper livestream game reveal is scheduled for 17 May so I guess we’ll know soon enough.

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