The map for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, the battle royale mode, has finally been revealed. Well, at least the beta version of the map. As was previously announced, it will hold 80 players and have zombies and vehicles. The Blackout beta will begin September 10 at 10 a.m. PT on PS4 and September 14 on Xbox One and PC for those who have pre-ordered. Players on PC who have not pre-ordered can jump in on September 15. The beta ends on September 17 at 10 a.m. PT.
Treyarch unveiled in a recent tweet, which you can see below, the map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout mode. It will have the franchise’s largest map in its 15-year history. The image also shows 13 marked locations, including the highly requested Nuketown. They are called:
- Construction Site
- Hydro Dam
- Train Station
- Firing Range
- River Town
- Nuketown Island
- Fracking Tower
- Cargo Docks
Where are you dropping first?
This is Blackout, featuring the largest map in Call of Duty history. Pre-order #BlackOps4 and get access to the Blackout Beta, playable September 10 on PS4: https://t.co/XFvGMDwF3M pic.twitter.com/RAxzzDxjPO
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 5, 2018
This reveal comes as a part of how Treyarch has finally been showing off more of the highly mysterious mode. The studio even disclosed why the Black Ops 4 Blackout mdoe will have fewer players than Fortnite and PUBG. According to Treyarch Co-Studio Head Dan Bunting. 80 players is “the ideal perfect format for what players are going to play.” Essentially, Treyarch is choosing gameplay over some arbitrary number.
The zombie mode is not much of a surprise considering the developer’s history with the supernatural beings. However, as we have pointed out before, this is not a new concept as Dying Light Bad Blood has a similar premise. Although this “brutal royale” only has 12 human players at a time.