The latest ‘Call of Duty’ is getting a huge new addition to its Battle Royale mode

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  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is the first game in the series to introduce a Battle Royale mode.
  • The mode, “Blackout,” is getting its first major addition since the game launched in November 2018: A new map!
  • The new Blackout mode map is named Alcatraz, and it arrives on April 2.

For the first time since launch, the latest “Call of Duty” game is getting a major update to its Battle Royale mode: A new map named Alcatraz.

As you might expect, the map is directly based on the infamous prison island in the San Francisco Bay.

The Battle Royale mode in

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The Battle Royale mode in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is named “Blackout” — it’s a big hit with fans of the series.
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Given the relatively small size of the island, the new Blackout mode is geared towards close-quarters gameplay.

As you can see above, Alcatraz is full of multi-level buildings where most of the fighting will take place – a major change from the sprawling, region-based Blackout map that arrived with “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” in November 2018.

Alcatraz is a free addition for anyone who owns the game, and arrives on the PlayStation 4 on April 2; Activision says it will head to Xbox One and PC on an unspecified date.

Check out a trailer showcasing the new map right here: