Black Ops 6's new movement system, story, release date, and more revealed

by Danny Craig  · 
Black Ops 6's new movement system, story, release date, and more revealed

At its showcase on Sunday, Activision revealed new details about Call of Duty Black Ops 6's setting, story, multiplayer, and Zombies mode, as well as its new "Omnimovement" system and release date.

The details:

  • Black Ops 6, which will be released on October 25 for PC, as well as previous and current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, was unveiled this weekend, giving fans a look into its early-90s setting. The game's campaign has been billed as a "spy thriller," in which players uncover a government conspiracy a decade after the events of Black Ops Cold War, with characters Frank Woods and Russell Adler returning.

  • Details about multiplayer, the franchise's most popular mode, were also revealed. At launch, the game will include 16 new maps, 12 of which are designed for 6v6 gameplay and the remaining four are "Strike" maps that can be played in 2v2 or 6v6. The classic Prestige system has also returned, with ten Prestiges to grind along with an additional 1000 Master Prestige levels.

  • Treyarch also demonstrated the new "Omnimovement" system, which allows players to dive, slide, and sprint in any direction, as well as move 360 degrees while prone, much like Rainbow Six Siege. The movement has already been compared to Max Payne, and the studio aims to make fans feel like "a real action hero." This is optional and can be disabled, but it appears those who do may struggle to stay competitive.

  • Not much was revealed about Black Ops 6's Zombies mode, but Treyarch has confirmed that it will return to the traditional round-based structure, with the story following directly after the events of Black Ops Cold War's Zombies. It will debut with two maps, the small town of Liberty Falls and the prison island of Terminus, and players will be able to play with either their chosen operator or one of the mode's four new characters.

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