Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Is Called “Blackout”

Here’s a New Battle Royale Experience Fine-Tuned for Call of Duty

Today, Treyarch finally announced their battle royale multiplayer experience exclusive to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. As some might have expected, it’s not called Call of Duty: Battle Royale. The special mode in question will be called Blackout.

Unfortunately, the devs did not specify the player capacity of Call of Duty: Blackout. We don’t know if it will be a 100-man mode like PUBG or Fortnite: Battle Royale, although its size will be akin to an open world. Very few details made their way out of Treyarch’s announcement. Expect more at E3 2018. For now, here’s what they did reveal:

  • A Gigantic Map – The special Blackout mode will be set on a map that’s “1500 times” the size of Nuketown. Moreover, it will be a mashup of Call of Duty maps released over the past ten years.
  • Playable Characters – The playable roster of characters will factor in Call of Duty characters from Treyarch’s last ten years. Examples include Reznov, Mason, and even fan-favorites from Zombies maps. No word on whether or not there will be character customization.
  • Vehicles – Combat vehicles will factor into the robust Blackout experience. From the tease we saw, there will be jeeps, attack helicopters, and more for “land, sea, and air” combat.’
  • Call of Duty – Last but not least, Treyarch promised that Blackout will be a fast-paced and fine-tuned experience. Yet, it will be a “Last man standing” mode and “survival game” with Call of Duty systems, revealed David Vonderhaar. 

During the keynote event, we also learned specific points about combat changes, which you can find here. Additionally, you can check back for our impending details on Zombies. Apparently, Black Ops 4 will stretch its narrative across multiple maps that comprise a more robust Zombies experience. Stay tuned.