Same dif­fer­ence

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s PUBG equiv­a­lent is a lot of fun, de­spite a few glitches

Mid Day - - GAMING - JAISON LEWIS smd­mail@mid-day.com

IT is no se­cret that Player Un­known’s Bat­tle­ground (PUBG) is a pop­u­lar game and many games since, have tried to em­u­late the Bat­tle Royale genre. The lat­est ad­di­tion to the long list of in­spired games is Call of Duty.

The up­com­ing Black Ops 4 game will fea­ture a Black­out mode, where play­ers can play in an ever shrink­ing map ei­ther solo or in teams of two or four; the last team/per­son stand­ing wins. It’s a di­rect lift out of the Bat­tle Royale play­book, but this one has a nice Call of Duty spin to it. It all starts with the wing suit — you can jump off from any point and pos­si­bly make it all the way across the map, just rid­ing the wind. The sec­ond point of dif­fer­ence are the weapons — they fea­ture a lot of the call of duty sta­ples a n d even fun weapons like the Monkey Bomb that calls in a squad of zom­bies to the lo­ca­tion of the bomb. There seems to be an am­ple cache of weapons scat­tered all over the maps. The game has a bet­ter choice of ve­hi­cles — ATV is the way to go, but the he­li­copter has its ad­van­tages too. Com­bat over a long dis­tance is a lot harder than PUBG, and, un­less you have the right equip­ment, tak­ing out far away tar­gets is near im­pos­si­ble.

The rate at which the map shrinks is also a lot more man­age­able than in PUBG, where get­ting to the safe zone can de­pend on the avail­abil­ity of a ve­hi­cle. Here, pro­vided you start on time, chances are that you will make it to the safe zone on foot.

While Black Ops 4 Black­out mode is a lot of fun, it still has a long way to go be­fore beat­ing PUBG or Fort­nite.

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