Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode Gets a Trial From Tomorrow

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout Mode Gets a Trial From Tomorrow

For exactly one week.

Late last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 released featuring Blackout, the series’ first attempt at a battle royale-style mode. From tomorrow on January 17, the Blackout mode will be free to play for everyone for exactly a week, ending on January 24.

All in all, considering Blackout was the first attempt at a battle royale mode from Call of Duty, it was received well. We’re in a post—PUBG world right now, USG news editor Matt Kim argues, so don’t call Blackout a ‘PUBG killer.’

Near the end of 2018, Activision revealed a version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that ditched the Zombies mode. This cheaper version is dubbed the ‘Battle Edition’ and is available on PC only as of right now, for $30.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout | Activision

If this is going to mark your first time jumping into Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, then you’ll want to head over to our complete Black Ops 4 Blackout guide. Here you can find all the information you need on the best locations on the map to drop, the best weapons and perks for your character, and much more.

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