Black Ops 4 Blackout is Call of Duty's Take on Battle Royale, Details Here

Black Ops 4 Blackout is Call of Duty's Take on Battle Royale, Details Here

A map 1500 times the size of Nuketown.

Today, Treyarch unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (stylized as "IIII," I know right?) and one of the biggest announcements made today is the unveiling of a Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode called "Blackout."

Blackout is Black Ops 4's take on battle royale and drops 100 players onto a map 1500 times the size of Nuketown. The goal? Become the last player standing. The mode was announced at today's Black Ops 4 event and the map, which we only got a brief tease of, combines all your favorite characters, weapons, and levels from 10 years of Call of Duty history.

The trailer ran through iconic moments in the Call of Duty series, and teases that all of it will be available in Blackout. So if you have a favorite weapon from Modern Warfare 2, or a favorite zombie hunter from Black Ops 3, they're all here.

What's more, the map combines aire, land, and sea vehicles so players can traverse the massive size of the game however they please.

Battle Royale for Black Ops 4 was leaked earlier this year, and is supposedly being developed between Treyarch and Raven Software. Blackout is one of the first battle royale modes we see from an established IP and it will be interesting to see it go up ahead against established battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite. Reports say that EA is also working on a battle royale mode for Battlefield.

We'll have a full breakdown of today's Black Ops 4 event later today. Check out our complete Black Ops 4 guide for all the latest details and news. Black Ops for is out on October 12, 2018.

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