Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Requires Constant Internet Across All Modes, Including Solo Campaign

​Yesterday evening, we were submerged in an in-depth glimpse of Redacted Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. This wasn't solely due to Activision's detailed exhibition post-Xbox Games Showcase but also owing to our firsthand experience sampling the multiplayer at Treyarch's establishment a couple of days prior.

During our visit, we were teased with fascinating snippets about the innovative Omnimovement and Intelligent Movement mechanisms, poised to revolutionize the CoD gameplay and some details regarding its unnamed gaming engine.

Regardless, our queries have been substantially addressed, even if the resolutions to certain questions weren't to our liking. For instance, there is a necessity for a continuous online connection across all Black Ops 6 gaming modes, inclusive of the solitary player campaign. This detail was subtly disclosed after an official commentary concerning the game's various debut editions.

"In an effort to present top-tier visuals whilst simultaneously diminishing the game's digital footprint on your storage device, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will implement texture streaming throughout all gaming modes. This arrangement necessitates a steady internet connection to access any mode of play, including the Campaign. For console players, engaging in the Campaign does not require a premium subscription service like Game Pass Core or PlayStation Plus."

As expected, the revelation has sparked initial critiques on social media platforms. The campaign element seeks to attain a more elevated status within the Black Ops anthology, and it appears that the technological constraints binding the saga to the former generation's gaming systems could be contributing to this challenge.

How do you perceive the mandate for a perpetual online connection in campaign mode? Call of Duty Black Ops 6 is slated for release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Game Pass on 25 October.