Last month, Activision officially confirmed rumblings that their next big shooter would be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The full reveal is slated for one month from today, but we might already know what to expect ahead of time. A pair of juicy rumors surfaced today, and if they prove to be true, the Call of Duty franchise is in for some major changes.

Polygon kicked things off with a report that claimed Black Ops 4 won’t include a traditional single-player campaign at all. According to their sources, development on the game’s campaign was behind schedule, and Treyarch eventually made the decision to pull the plug as deadlines approached. To replace this gaping hole in content, Polygon’s sources have suggested that the game will feature more multiplayer modes, including a focus on cooperative modes. The development team is also said to be putting more time and resources into existing multiplayer modes and the ever-popular Zombies mode.

Things really heated up shortly after the Polygon article was published, as popular Call of Duty news site Charlie INTEL issued a corroborating report. Charlie INTEL heard that Black Ops 4 would lack a single-player campaign last month, and their source added a little something extra. According to their report, Raven Software (a developer with an extensive history of working on Call of Duty titles) has been tasked with creating a Battle Royale mode for Black Ops 4 in hopes of filling the content gap left by the cancelled single-player campaign.

Polygon reached out for an official comment, but Activision predictably replied that they don’t comment on rumors. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will officially be revealed to the public on May 17th.

Sources: Polygon, Charlie INTEL

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