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Everything We Know About the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature the series’ first Battle Royale mode titled ‘Blackout.’

With only a small collection of information being made available regarding the mode by Treyarch at the time of writing, we have compiled a full list of everything that has been revealed by the developer thus far.

Blackout Beta

Players will have a chance to get their hands on Blackout via an online Beta for all platforms.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will need to pre-order Black Ops 4 to gain access to the Private Beta, while PC players can gain access through the Open PC Beta.

Start Dates

  • PlayStation 4: Monday, September 10
  • Xbox One: Friday, September 14
  • PC (Early Access) Friday, September 14
  • PC (Open) Saturday, September 15

Modes

  • Solo
  • Duos
  • Quads

Map, Weapons, and Characters

The Blackout map will feature ‘iconic parts’ of fan-favorite maps from previous Black Ops titles and is set to be the largest in Call of Duty history.

Past maps such as Firing Range, Nuketown, Raid, Cargo, and more have already been reported to be incorporated.

Weapons and characters from previous installations will also be highlighted, including some from modes other than Multiplayer.

Vehicles

Land, sea, and air vehicles will be available for players to traverse the Blackout map. David Vonderhaar has previously mentioned that vehicles will be ‘well balanced’ in conjunction with ‘boots on the ground’ travel.

Point of View

Unlike some other Battle Royale titles, Blackout is confirmed to have a strictly ‘First Person’ POV.

Download

Players that participated in previous Black Ops 4 Beta weekends are urged to keep the download file on their respective platform, as it will automatically switch to the Blackout Beta in September.

Those that did not play in previous Beta weekends but have pre-ordered will likely receive Beta codes closer to the start date.

Trailers

Gameplay Trailer

Original Blackout introduction

Stay tuned for more information on Blackout in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as the Beta approaches.

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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile

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As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.

The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:

There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:

These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.

In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.

It’s getting cold out there…

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Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed

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A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.

Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.

On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.

The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”

Here’s the gameplay footage:

The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.

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Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6

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To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.

Live in game now is:

  • 2XP in MP
  • 2XP in Zombies
  • 2XP Party Game Moshpit

All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.

For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!

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