Activision releases the CoD: Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale trailer


The wait is almost over. The private beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s highly-anticipated battle royale mode, Blackout, is just a few days away.

To help any restless fans remain patient before the beta begins, Activision published an official Blackout gameplay trailer today.

The trailer does a great job of portraying just what kind of mayhem players can expect from the upcoming battle royale mode.

In the buildup to next week’s private beta, Call of Duty fans have learned quite a bit about Blackout. The mode is set to feature 80-player servers, zombies controlled by bots, vehicles, and the return of elements from several maps from previous Call of Duty titles, like Firing Range and Nuketown.

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The official Blackout map was also released yesterday, and Activision confirmed today that it’s the largest map in Call of Duty history. In addition, Blackout will feature first-person perspective only (as seen in the trailer), and friendly fire will be enabled.

The Blackout beta officially begins next week, first on PlayStation 4 on Sept. 10. The Xbox One and an early-access PC beta exclusively on will start on Sept. 14 at 12pm CT, with the open PC beta set to begin at the same time on Sept. 15.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will then be released worldwide on Oct. 12.