Activision has revealed the map for the Call of Duty Blackout Beta, along with the dates for open beta on PC.
Activision gave us the multiplayer experience of Black Ops 4 in their open beta a few weeks ago. The game looks pretty solid, and even though it was a beta, the game did not have minimal bugs in it, if any. It was pretty well optimized and made a quite an impression. Activision later revealed after the beta that Call of Duty’s Battle Royale mode, Blackout, will also be getting a beta, which is set to go live at the end of this week.
The dates for the Blackout Beta
PS4 players will get the access to the beta on September 10th, whereas Xbox and PC users will get the access to the game on the 14th of September. To play the game on PS4 and Xbox, you will need to pre-order the game. But the PC users will get to try the game out for free, without needing to pre-order (PC Master Race FTW).
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
Activision has revealed the map for Blackout. As mentioned in E3, the map will be 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown. There will also be a Nuketown Island. The map seems to draw inspiration from PUBG’s Erangel and Miramar. Just like Erangel, it has dense forests and buildings towards the north. And in the South and East, it seems to have a barren desert, much like Miramar. A river can be seen dividing the map, and important locations have been named as well.
The Blackout mode will also have air, sea and land vehicles and the map will also be riddled with zombies. During the beta, Call of Duty’s Battle Royale mode will support 80 players, but that is not final for the full release of the game.