Great news Call of Duty fans, you can now try out Call of Duty Blackout early thanks to a closed beta. As such, we now know a fair bit out the Call of Duty Blackout Map, including the fact that it is made up of a collection of iconic Call of Duty maps. In this Call of Duty Blackout Map Guide, we'll go over exactly what the Call of Duty Map looks like, and take a look at each location. We'll offer a brief description of each location, and let you know which maps you're sure to recognize.
For more on Call of Duty Blackout, head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Guide. It’s got everything we know about the battle royale mode so far, such as vehicles, player count, and more.
Call of Duty Blackout Map Guide
The official Call of Duty Twitter account just unveiled the Call of Duty Blackout map for the very first time. There’s a lot to be gleaned from the image, which you can take a look at below, so we’ll run through everything it tells us.
Call of Duty Blackout Battle Royale Map Size
During the official reveal event for Call of Duty Black Ops 4, it was announced that the Blackout Battle Royale map will be comprised of several locations inspired by pre-existing maps, like Nuketown. In terms of just how big the map will be, we were given a rough idea. The Blackout map is said to be 1500x larger than Nuketown, according to a fan-made video, meaning that it will be smaller than Fortnite's map. Players will be able to use vehicles to get around, though specifics have not yet been detailed.
Call of Duty Blackout Locations
There are 13 locations in total shown on the Call of Duty Blackout Map. Each one looks to offer a distinctly different kind of terrain, and there are a couple of familiar names and aesthetics at play. We’ll take a look at each one below.
Call of Duty Blackout Estates
The estates can be seen in at the very top of the map. It looks to be two separate clusters of buildings separated by a trio of converging roads. Now, Estate is the name of a medium-sized multiplayer map from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, so it is based largely on this.
Call of Duty Blackout Construction Site
The Construction Site is up in the top left hand corner of the map. It is sandwiched between a main road and the ocean, and features one large building structure to loot. In terms of links to previous games, Construction site is a variation of Hardhat from CoD Modern Warfare 2, and the Collision map from Call of Duty Ghosts. It's an awesome location to drop, offering some great height advantage.
Call of Duty Blackout Train Station
The next location on the map is Train Station. It looks to be one of the smaller areas of the map, though does extend far thanks to its web of railroad tracks.
Call of Duty Blackout Hydro Dam
Hydro dam features some of the largest indoor spaces on the entire map. Of course, there was a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 map called Hydro that looks eerily similar to the layout here, and that's because this area included in the Call of Duty Blackout Map pulls directly from Hydro.
Call of Duty Blackout Firing Range
Firing range is at the center of the map, and has been revealed by the developer to be the most action-packed locale in Call of Duty Blackout. Much like School in PUBG, or Tilted Towers in Fortnite, it’s no doubt going to be action-packed thanks to a high concentration of loot, so we’ll definitely be watching that space at launch. It's ripped straight from the original Black Ops Map too.
Call of Duty Blackout Array
Array was a map included in Call of Duty Black Ops. It’s inclusion hereresembles the classic map quite a bit, but isn't a snowy locale like before.
Call of Duty Rivertown
Rivertown looks to be the flooded city environment of the map. It is surrounded by water, with a ton of small structures in clusters. There was a campaign mission called Oder River Town in the original Call of Duty, so it’s possible we’ll see elements of it here.
Call of Duty Blackout Asylum
Asylum is located in a drylands area of sorts. There very little foliage to be seen, and it’s situated right at the East of the map. Asylum was a map in Call of Duty: World at War, and you'll find zombies swarming the area when you drop in.
Call of Duty Blackout Turbine
Given its location on the Blackout Map, it looks highly likely that Turbine borrows from the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 map of the same name. It’s a wind farm set in Yemen, so is definitely interesting to see as part of the Call of Duty Blackout Map.
Call of Duty Fracking Tower
From our experience, there has never been a map with fracking towers as the main attraction. This looks to be a whole new area in CoD Blackout, and will no doubt be where snipers flock to to gain the high ground.
Call of Duty Blackout Nuketown Island
Quite possibly the most iconic Call of Duty map ever, Nuketown, is being given its very own island. It looks to have a circular beachfront and road in and out, but looks to be the classic map you know and love.
Call of Duty Blackout Cargo Docks
Cargo is a large collection of shipping containers with easy access by water and a main road. It is likely based on the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 map of the same name.
Call of Duty Blackout Factory
Factory is another large indoor area. It is located in the southernmost point on the map, so is a tricky place to drop in. It has great loot though, so get in, find a vehicle and get out if you want to survive. It could be a reference to the Warsaw Factory mission in the original Call of Duty, we’ll have to wait and see.
Call of Duty Blackout Zombie Destinations
Treyarch has hinted that zombies will play a part in Call of Duty Blackout. We don’t know exactly how they work yet, but it seems that areas outside of the circle become infested with zombies. Zombie destinations have also been mentioned, meaning that certain locations could be filled with zombies at any given time. One location has been pointed out as a zombie destination in the beta. Asylum is filled with zombies, and monkey bombs which can be used to draw them towards other players.
That’s everything we know about the Call of Duty Blackout Map so far. For more on Blackout, and to be one of the first to play the game, head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Beta Guide.
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