What Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode?
The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a battle royale mode called Blackout, which is intended to perform double-duty by serving as its campaign mode as well. In short, Blackout will see players take control of a wide range of characters from the entire Black Ops series on a wide range of maps that happen to include the biggest ever featured in the whole of the Call of Duty series.
Each round will see a potential maximum of 80 players entering the map via helicopter before fighting to the last person or last team standing.
The map will present them with both risks in the form of both computer-controlled enemies and opportunities in the form of scavenge-able loot. Furthermore, the playable part of the map will close in as the round progresses, thus forcing more and more confrontations for an exciting end-game.
What Is Known about the Blackout Beta?
Of course, video games need betas, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being no exception to this rule. As a result, a beta for the Blackout mode is scheduled to start up at 10 am Pacific Time on September 15 before finishing up at 10 am Pacific Time on September 17, which should be more than enough time for Treyarch to collect plenty of information with which to refine their eventual product.
PS4 and XBox One players won’t be able to play the beta unless they have either pre-ordered the game or secured a code from someone who has a spare. However, PC players should have no problems securing access so long as they are on time.
Content-wise, the Blackout beta has already resulted in some entertaining stories, with an excellent example being the players who have taken out their opponents with well-timed basketballs. Suffice to say that this will be a rare incident for even the most skilled players out there, seeing as how basketballs do a grand total of 3 points of damage.