Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta launched
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Private Beta has begun on PS4.
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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. The Private Beta will provide valuable user feedback and data as Activision and developer Treyarch prepare to release the deepest, most engaging Call of Duty game ever on October 12th.
"The Blackout Beta is just the beginning of a long journey that we plan to take with our fans," said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, 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. We can't wait to see the feedback and hear from players as they get a taste of what's coming in October."
The Blackout Private Beta* schedule is as follows:
Xbox One and PC:
"The development effort behind Blackout has been an extraordinary undertaking and we couldn't be more proud for what the team has accomplished," said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head of Treyarch. "It's awesome to watch how making Blackout has engaged the whole team in ways that we have never seen before. We couldn't be more excited to bring the vast heritage of Black Ops heritage to life in Blackout, and can't wait for the community to share their feedback as we head to launch."
Deeply rooted in the Black Ops series, which has surpassed more than 200 million players and 15 billion hours played over its lifetime, Blackout spans some of the greatest characters and iconic map locales from Black Ops, Black Ops II, Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. The Private Beta includes a variety of new and classic playable characters, including campaign characters like Mason, Reznov and Woods; Zombies characters like Richtofen and Takeo; and Specialists like Crash, Battery and Seraph, to name a few. Across the sprawling Blackout map, players will fight in locations inspired by fan-favorite Black Ops maps like Nuketown, Firing Range, Raid, Cargo and more.
Fans who have already downloaded the recently completed Multiplayer Beta, or who have since pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at participating retailers, will receive access to the Blackout Private Beta.