The next iteration of in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 4, is due out in just a few weeks. If you need to devour every last bit of media out there surrounding this hyped release, then developer Treyarch has a surprise for you – a Black Ops 4 companion comic series is releasing, and the first few issues are out now. Even better, it’s totally free to download. Treyarch announced the news earlier today on their Twitter:
INTEL: Learn more about the Specialists of #BlackOps4 starting with Ruin, Prophet, and Crash when you download the first 3 issues of a new comic book series featuring the work of @AH_adamhughes, Eric Wilkerson, and @kirbifagan now for FREE at https://t.co/IPooe9teQP. pic.twitter.com/Ri08WObksc
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) September 26, 2018
Each of the ten issue run will spotlight one of the ten multiplayer specialists (the series’ form of classes) that players can choose from in Black Ops 4. The three issues that are available now focus on Ruin, Prophet, and Crash. It seems likely that the other seven issues will release before Black Ops 4 releases on October 12.
Although Call of Duty games are sometimes called out for being too similar to one another, this year’s release is attempting some dramatically new things. The cinematic single-player mode that was a hallmark of the series for years is gone in order for Black Ops 4 to focus more on its other modes. Obviously, traditional multiplayer is the bread-and-butter of Call of Duty, with a beefed up Zombies mode taking the place of single player and the all new Blackout mode attempting to steal a piece of the pie currently owned by battle royale giants Fortnite and PUBG.
You can find these comics over on the official Call of Duty website, and they are free to download. As for the game itself, there is not long left to wait. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases October 12, 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned for more information on the game as it becomes available, and let us know what you think of the comics in the comments down below.