With battle royale games “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) experiencing a massive surge in popularity, it wasn’t too surprising to hear that the latest in the “Call of Duty” franchise would include its own take on the genre in a new mode called Blackout.
Details on Blackout, however, have been relatively scarce. What we know for sure is that it will be all about being the last man/team standing and will have a shrinking map and a big focus on scavenging for equipment and weapons, much like “PUBG.”
The best way to get a feel for what’s in store is to try the upcoming Blackout Beta, which hits Sept. 14 for anyone who pre-purchased a copy of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” and Sept. 15 for everyone else— so long as they have a Battle.net account.
PlayStation 4 users get access several days earlier, with the beta launching Sept. 10.
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