Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout is Free for a Whole Month to Celebrate New Alcatraz Map

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout is Free for a Whole Month to Celebrate New Alcatraz Map

Celebrate the prison island by playing Blackout for free.

You can now play Call of Duty's Blackout battle royale mode for free for the entire month. This is to celebrate the brand new map Treyarch just dropped for Call of Duty players.

In the new trailer for Blackout's new Alcatraz map addition, Treyarch announced that starting today until April 30, players can play Blackout for free on all platforms. PS4 players can currently play the base Blackout mode and the new Alcatraz map, while Xbox One and PC players will need to wait a week before Alcatraz is available to them. However, the base Blackout map is playable on all platforms now.

The new Alcatraz map is set on the prison island off the coast of San Francisco, California. Players parachute onto the island, which is beset by lightning storms, and fight to become the last player standing.

Games like Black Ops 4, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege offer free weekend trials, so offering a whole month for free is quite generous. Treyarch didn't announce a starting time but snuck the news of the free month trial at the end of its Alcatraz trailer.

Blackout is Call of Duty's take on the battle royale genre, following games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. It sits in a crowded field of similar battle royale games, including most recently Apex Legends from Respawn Entertainment. Blackout was recently spun off into its own separate game outside of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's zombie and multiplayer mode.

Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout guide for tips and tricks to get started on your journey to become a first place winner.

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