- Call of Duty/Activision
- The next game in the “Call of Duty” franchise will feature a battle royale game mode in the same vein as the popular game “Fortnite.”
- The new game mode will allow 80 players to compete against each other in the same map.
- On Thursday, the game’s developer, Treyarch, revealed what the complete map will look like.
Earlier this year “Call of Duty,” one of gaming’s most recognizable first-person shooter franchises, announced that it would be stepping into the battle royale genre popularized by “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” with a new mode in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.”
Titled “Blackout,” the mode will pit 80 players against each other on the largest map in the history of the series.
Developer Treyarch revealed the full map for “Blackout” on Sept. 5th via Twitter. “Blackout” will feature a number of returning characters and weapons from previous Black Ops games. In prior announcements, Treyarch said the map will feature some familiar locales and players will be able to wage war from land, sea, and air with a variety of vehicles.
Where are you dropping first?
This is Blackout, featuring the largest map in Call of Duty history. Pre-order #BlackOps4 and get access to the Blackout Beta, playable September 10 on PS4: https://t.co/XFvGMDwF3M pic.twitter.com/RAxzzDxjPO
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 5, 2018
Private beta tests for “Blackout” will be available to players who pre-ordered “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” starting next week. PlayStation players will have access to an exclusive beta period from Sept. 10-14. Xbox One players will be able to join in on the fun Sept. 14 and the beta will continue on both consoles until Sept. 17th.
For those who prefer PC, there will be a single day of private beta for pre-orders on Sept. 14th, before the game enters open beta from Sept. 15-17.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” will launch October 12 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The PC version will be exclusive to Blizzard’s Battle.net.
Check out the latest trailer for Blackout: