The news for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slowly coming out leading up to the game's release this fall. Of course, before we get there a lot of gamers are curious about what sort of gameplay features will be present, and we've recently learned that some of the fan-favorite maps from previous entries will be making a return.
During a recent livestream that Treyarch and Activision held to cover some of the new content, featuring director of communications, John Rafacz, as well as co-studio head Dan Bunting, and studio design director David Vonderhaar, they talked about the multiplayer mode that will be present in Black Ops 4, as covered by IGN.
As noted in the article, maps from Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be present in the upcoming fourth outing in the Black Ops series, this includes Jungle, Slums, Summit, Firing Range, and Nuketown.
All the old maps will be remastered for the upcoming first-person shooter, and all the maps save for Nuketown will be available at the launch of the game in October. According to Dan Bunting, Nuketown will be released shortly after the launch of Black Ops 4, as for some reason it won't be launching with the rest of the multiplayer maps on launch.
The Jungle map was a surprisingly tight knit map, with winding turns and lots of green foliage shaping open-air corridors where branches leaned over rickety shacks and narrow pathways like the long fingers of a witch wiggling fingers over a boiling stew. The map should be an interesting addition to the cache of maps available in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
The Slums is the complete opposite of Jungle... it's a small rundown village set in the crime-riddled streets of Panama. Giving gamers a more urban, drug-war feel to the combat.
The Summit from Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 is probably one of the most popular maps from the game next to Nuketown. The iconic snow-capped installation residing on the edge of a mountainside was oftentimes featured in the promotional material for the game.
The Firing Range was a training ground map, filled with lots of mock combat scenarios and plenty of shanty wooden structures filling out a small area with plenty of ins-and-outs to get the drop on an unexpected foe. The flow of the map is based around a lot of the entry and exit zones available, which makes it a fast moving, constantly-flowing map.
Last, but not least, is Nuketown, which is one of the most popular Call of Duty maps in the franchise's history. It's set in a mock town designed to test nuclear bombs. The old-school design of the neighborhood, based on the 1950s, and all the great moments -- like the dolphin diving out of the top window of the house -- have helped cement Nuketown as an iconic piece of Call of Duty history.
Don't worry, though, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will also have plenty of brand new maps for players to experience as well when it launches on October 12th, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.