How soon can we try out Call of Duty’s new take on the battle royale trend? Depending on your console of choice, the Blackout Beta will start either right now or in a few days. What can we expect? According to Activision:
The Call of Duty community will get their first experience with Black Ops 4’s all-new mode, Blackout, which drops players into a last-player-standing Battle Royale experience that is uniquely Call of Duty: Black Ops. A celebration of the Black Ops series, Blackout features fan-favorite characters, weapons and iconic parts of classic maps, all in the biggest map in franchise history complete with land, sea and air vehicles.
If you have a Playstation 4, the beta is live now. It started at 10 AM Pacific / 1 Eastern this morning, and will last precisely one week, shutting off at 10 AM September 17.
If you’re playing on XBox One, the fun starts Friday, September 14 at 10 AM Pacific / 1 Eastern, and lasts until 10 AM September 17. Yup, the PS4 beta goes on longer — it’s that evil exclusivity deal at work.
If you’re a PC gamer, you can join the XBox beta — or you can join the separate PC-exclusive open beta that begins Saturday, September 15 at 10 AM Pacific / 1 Eastern and lasts until the Monday cutoff.
“The Blackout Beta is just the beginning of a long journey that we plan to take with our fans,” says Dan Bunting, co-Studio Head at Treyarch. “We are going to support Blackout for the long haul, and there’s such a rich history with Black Ops that allows us to continuously update and evolve Blackout to keep it fun and fresh for the community.”
“It’s a true celebration of Black Ops in every way, and getting our community in to play the mode before launch is vital,” Bunting continues. “We can’t wait to see the feedback and hear from players as they get a taste of what’s coming in October.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released October 12 for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.The thread view count is