Fans of Call of Duty zombies listen up, as some major news has been revealed recently. We all know that there will be a brand new zombies mode in Black Ops 2, but now we’re hearing that zombies will involve a 4v4 online mode.
We told you at the start of May that zombies would be expanded to include more players. In our article ‘dreaming of an eight player Zombie mode’, we presumed that this would mean support for an eight player co-op mode against the zombies.
However, new intel reported by NowGamer suggests that the eight players could actually mean a 4v4 online mode instead! The specific nature of the 4V4 mode hasn’t been detailed though, so it is very much up for debate still. Could a 4v4 mode mean that two teams of four join a lobby and have to fight against each other, whilst fending off the zombies at the same time?
Such a mode is a massive shake-up for the traditional four-player zombie mode that we’re used to seeing and it means that these two teams will have to fight over things like weapons on the wall, perk machines and maybe even the mystery weapon box as well. This idea would obviously require a massive map, as you would have eight-players on the map at once, along with a legion of zombies running after you. It’s already been confirmed that Black Ops 2 zombies will use the same engine as multiplayer, so perhaps this all makes it possible.
Would it blend though and is it too much? We’re trying to picture two ‘home bases’ of a map if you like, with electric barriers and doors blocking the way to a neutral warzone where the two teams can slug it out. Obviously racking up the most points will declare a team the winner, but does having players square off against other players take away the co-op nature of zombie mode? Hopefully this is just ‘one’ of the several new modes that Black Ops 2 zombies will include.
Having this new 4v4 mode, combined with a new 8-man co-op mode would make for a very exciting new zombies mode for Black Ops 2. If you already have some ideas on how this 4v4 mode could work, share your thoughts with us below. Let’s hope that Treyarch shows the first gameplay at E3, along with multiplayer. Don’t miss the big news about a X-Ray ACOG killstreak here.