Exclusive Interview

Creating The Subtle Lore Of Call Of Duty's Blackout Mode

by Ben Hanson on Sep 09, 2018 at 02:00 PM

Why would a battle royale mode need a story? While visiting Treyarch to learn more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for our new cover story, we spoke with Treyarch's design director David Vonderhaar and co-studio head Dan Bunting about that exact topic. The team is taking an approach that might feel a little bit familiar to fans of the lore in the zombies mode. Treyarch is flexible and has built a handful of subtle clues and possible explanations for the events of Blackout's premise, now they're waiting to see what the community runs with to further sculpt out where the storyline will lead. Watch the video above to hear the team's early thoughts on building lore around Blackout.

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