Disclosure at the bottom.
It’s the beginning of May 2019, which means it’s Humble Monthly Bundle time, this month we’re looking at June 2019.
This month we have what will probably be the most contentious choice. It’s Call of Duty Black Ops 4, the Battle Edition. It’s a single game so far this month so I’m using a single video to cover it.
I’ve upped the production values here, splicing some footage together for the first look and tried to talk about this game as best I can. I admit, this wasn’t an easy game to cover for a preview and you can hear why.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Battle Edition
This month Humbles only Early Unlock is the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition. This is the newest Call of Duty, only releasing in the last month.
But it’s also the most asterisk filled game Humble has offered in a long time. Let’s go over a few of the issues here. Black Ops 4 on its own has no campaign mode, and no true single player as I point out in the video. That’s a shame for fans of single player games. There’s a “onboarding” mode where you learn about the specialists and earn a story, but it’s short and really just an extended tutorial.
The Battle Edition also removes Zombies, which can be added back in for an additional 20 dollars paid to Activision Blizzard, but that feels a little weak as the battle edition feels more like a taster, and having a standalone Early access game be the downsized version of the game isn’t the best look for Humble Bundle.
There’s a couple other red flags I should bring up as part of the preview. First, this is activated on Battle.Net, as that’s the only place to buy Black Ops 4. The player counts on PC are a little weak. There definitely is a prime time to play this game but outside of that, it is sometimes hard to find a match, and finally, there are micro-transactions all over this game.
In addition, I should have a review of the game in a couple of weeks, I’m intending to play a more at the right times for about a weeks’ time to get a proper feel for the game. I will keep an eye out for the early reveal and try to cover that one when it comes out.
If you want to see my review of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (I intend to review the full game as well as the battle edition), subscribe to either my website on the right column to get email notifications of what’s coming next or on my YouTube channel.
Until then. Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back shortly with more.
Disclosure: As a matter of disclosure, I wish to say I interviewed at Blizzard and High Moon Studios and bought the full version of this game initially to prepare for the interview with High Moon Studios. I go into this in more detail at the beginning of the video.
The interview process was put on hold and hasn’t been restarted in six months. I feel I can cover this game and put my thoughts on the interview aside but I feel like I should say this so you can best judge the situation.