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


  • 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.


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.


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.


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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