Rumored Call Of Duty: Black Ops Reboot Is a Terrible Idea

Call of Duty: Black Ops might be getting a reboot, and you have to wonder why they couldn’t just leave a perfect game alone.

Call of Duty Black Ops

How about we let Black Ops be a great game and move on? | Source: Steam/Activision

  • Reddit users have recently posted rumors regarding the latest entry in the Call of Duty series.
  • The new game is supposedly going to be a soft reboot of Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Not only is a reboot completely unnecessary, but it’s also probably going to ruin one of the best FPS campaigns in gaming.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was a roaring success. It’s not shocking to hear that other reboots might be on the way. According to unverified rumors on Reddit, Call of Duty: Black Ops might be getting a reboot this year.

You have to question the creative integrity of a series that has run so far out of ideas that it reboots itself numerous times. The developers are panicking and defaulting to a point when the games were still good.

Unfortunately, it’s probably going to work out.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops - Reddit Rumor
The fact that this is an unverified rumor from Reddit means that we have no idea about the accuracy of these claims. | Source: Reddit

Call of Duty: Black Ops Was a Great Game

Back in the day, it was easy to dismiss Call of Duty but not because it was bad. It was just so insanely popular that everyone tried to copy it. It became so pervasive that it was, frankly, annoying.

Every game was an FPS, and they were almost all set in modern times. Then Call of Duty: Black Ops bucked that trend. It was still an FPS, but it was set during the cold war, it had an exciting story, and it included Zork in the menu as an easter egg.

It even updated the zombies mini-game from World At War. That became a decent game in its own right and launched itself into an insanely popular aside to the main game. There was a lot to love about Call of Duty: Black Ops.

That doesn’t mean we should reboot it.

Rebooting a Great Story and Changing It Is Just a Bad Plan

It would be one thing to remake Call of Duty: Black Ops. I’d love another chance at experiencing the storyline and hanging out with Viktor Reznov again, but with modern graphics. Hell, I’d just like a remake of the zombies’ mode if I’m honest.

But, a soft reboot seems like a terrible idea. From the few scant details we have about it, we know the story would be different. None of the previously playable characters would be playable anymore. God knows what would happen to Resnov, arguably the most iconic character in the game.

Let’s just hope that these rumors are untrue. If we’re lucky, Call of Duty: Blacks Ops will just be a remake, not a reboot. Unless they do a great job with a reboot. But, I’m too pessimistic to see that as a possibility.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 1:56 PM
William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at [email protected], see his LinkedIn profile here.
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