Let me start this by saying that I am a fan of both Call Of Duty and Battlefield. However, with them releasing so close together, it is impossible not to pit them against each other.
I will say that for me I get a different kind of gaming experience out of Battlefield than I do Call Of Duty. While Battlefield is fun, Battlefield is much more structured and if you do not pull your weight with the class you have picked then your team will suffer and most probably ask you what the hell you are doing! Call Of Duty on the other hand to me is more laid back and more fun. If I had to pick a favorite, in all honesty, it would be the Call Of Duty series.
I think that DICE are putting out a great product this year with Battlefield V. The game is going to have a story mode, Battle Royal mode, a co-op mode called Combined Arms and of course a very robust multiplayer mode. In all Battlefield V is absolutely stacked with content. The problem I have with Battlefield 5 is the way that DICE and EA are marketing it. You really have to do some digging to find out all the cool stuff that Battlefield V offers. Activision, on the other hand, have a real in your face, badass campaign going with Black Ops 4. Granted it is only August and the hype train will pick up. But I wonder for many people if Black Ops 4 already has their money.
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 from the boys and gals at Treyarch and Activision looks to be a blast and from the little bit of the beta I played, I can tell you it is. Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 may have ditched the single player campaign. However, Zombies is far more story driven this year and is coming with three chapters as opposed to the usual one at launch. Of course the multiplayer is there, but Blackout is the real drawing card for Black Ops 4. This is a Battle Royale mode that sounds like its very own take on the genre and people are very intrigued. I have yet to hear one negative thing said about Black Ops 4 so that tells you that they are doing something right.
I like some other people will be picking up both games, but I understand that the majority will be just getting one first person shooter this October. The “experts” are predicting that while Battlefield 5 will do well, Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 is going to be the kind first person shooter this holiday season. As good as Battlefield V is, Call Of Duty WW2 gave us a great World War II experience last year so maybe that is another reason people are more focused on Black Ops 4?