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Modern Warfare Blackout | Is there a battle royale mode?

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finally in the hands of many players, plenty of you are wondering if there is a Modern Warfare Blackout mode. In this guide, we’ll let you know if there is a Modern Warfare battle royale mode or not. Read on to discover if battle royale is in Modern Warfare and if not, why not? Find out everything we know about this subject down below.

Modern Warfare Blackout | Is there a battle royale mode?

Modern Warfare Blackout

The answer to “is there a Modern Warfare battle royale mode?” is a simple one: No. There is no Modern Warfare Blackout mode at launch, at least. This news might come as something of a surprise to you, especially given how popular the Blackout mode has been in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty Mobile. Again, however, the battle royale mode is not in Modern Warfare at launch.

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Just because there is no battle royale mode in the game at launch doesn’t mean there never will be one, however. There have been plenty of rumors and supposed leaks of Blackout appearing in Modern Warfare at some point. We’ve gathered those rumors for you below.

Modern Warfare Blackout | Will there be a battle royale mode?

While there isn’t a battle royale mode in Modern Warfare at launch, one could be on the way soon according to various different leaks and rumors. LongSensation on Twitter explains that they’ve heard that “Battle Royale in Modern Warfare will be a free mode to release in early 2020.” Interestingly, the same tweet suggests that “it will be downloadable as a separate game,” which would be excellent news given how large the Modern Warfare file size is already.

Supposedly, the Modern Warfare version of Blackout might contain the following features, according to Twitter account @MWModernWarfare:

  • Cash system
  • Deploy out of an AC-130
  • Elements from previous Modern Warfare games (such as locations) included
  • Planned for 200 players
  • Revive System
  • Ring of poisonous gas that closes in
  • Supply Drops
  • Three times larger than Blackout’s map, with many open and close-quarter areas
  • Tier-based weapons

Of course, this is all rumor. Time will tell if any of this is true. VG Sources, meanwhile, has managed to datamine Modern Warfare’s in-game files on PC and has supposedly uncovered a list of the game’s multiplayer modes. There are a lot there, including staples such as Team Deathmatch, Drop Zone, and Gun Game, but Battle Royale is there, too (at the bottom of their list).

Modern Warfare Blackout Map

Perhaps more interestingly, VG Sources has managed to locate the Modern Warfare Blackout map locations within the in-game files on PC, too. Whether or not these end up in the final release of the potential Blackout mode in Modern Warfare is anyone’s guess. These are as follows:

  • Bank
  • Boneyard
  • Dam
  • Downtown
  • Firestation
  • Gas Station
  • Gulag
  • Gunstore
  • Hospital
  • Layover
  • Lumber
  • Police Station
  • Quarry
  • Storagetown
  • Supercenter
  • Train Yard
  • TV Station

According to the same leak, you will be able to pick up Medical, Alcohol, Armor, and Plunder (which is probably in-game cash to spend on unlocking items) while playing the battle royale mode in Modern Warfare. It’s all rumor for now, however, and we’ll need to wait and see if either Activision or Infinity Ward confirm anything. TheGamingRevolution (no connection) has its own ideas on what the map will look like, too.

According to TheGamingRevolution, the projected release date of the Modern Warfare battle royale mode is likely around the end of January. Again, time will tell if any of this is true. Fingers crossed it does happen though, as more modes are always good news. For now, though, you can still play Black Ops 4 Blackout. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon and Treyarch may well update it with new events over the next few months.