×

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Offers Free One-Week Blackout Trial

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s” popular battle royale mode Blackout is getting a free weeklong trial.

Players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can experience the Blackout Free Trial beginning Thursday, Jan 17. It will feature the same mashup of familiar characters, weapons, locations, and gear from the “Call of Duty” series with new, intense “Black Ops” action.

Blackout finds characters jumping from an aerial transport down to the battleground, scavenging their immediate surroundings for weapons and gear, and then working to survive long enough to be the last player standing. The map’s active area continues to shrink as the timer ticks down.

The mode allows up to 100 players, who can play as Solos, Duos, or Quads and can choose from land, sea, and air vehicles to get around while on the ground. There’s a wide variety of characters from throughout the “Call of Duty” series as a whole to choose from, such as “Black Ops” star Alex Mason or Raul Melendez from “Black Ops II.”

In addition to announcing the Blackout Free Trial, developer Treyarch also released a new “Black Ops 4” update for console players, coming later this week on PC and adding the new “Unsinkable” Gauntlet and new Elixirs in the form of Perk Up, Refresh Mint, and Conflagration Liquidation. Additional information can be found via the official “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” subreddit update.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

More Gaming

  • harry potter wizards unite

    'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Off to Slower Start Than 'Pokemon Go'

    Niantic’s new location-based augmented reality game “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is off to a solid start — but it doesn’t seem to have quite the same momentum as “Pokemon Go” did when it launched 3 years ago. That’s according to initial estimates from app analytics specialist Sensor Tower. “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” first became available [...]

  • survios at the linq

    Not Just Gambling: Las Vegas Is Becoming a Virtual Reality Hub

    Walk into the Linq on the Las Vegas strip these days, and you might not immediately realize you just stepped into a casino. Instead, you’ll stumble across a series of living-room-like lounge setups, complete with leather couches, big-screen TVs, Xbox Ones and Oculus Go VR headsets. There’s also a bar with a massive wrap-around touch [...]

  • Netflix HQ LA

    Netflix Engineers Developed a Rumble Pack Feature During Latest Hack Day

    A duo of Netflix employees had a unique idea for making the service’s shows even more stirring: They added a rumble pack option to the Netflix app as part of the company’s latest hack day. When watching shows like “Voltron,” the feature makes phones vibrate in sync with the action on the screen, similar to [...]

  • Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game

    ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ to Launch This Week

    “Pokemon Go” maker Niantic is getting ready to launch its next big game: “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is set to launch in June 21, the company revealed in a tweet this week. The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information [...]

  • Sarah Iooss - Twitch

    Twitch Hires Sarah Iooss, Former Mic and Viacom Exec, as Head of North America Sales

    Twitch has tapped Sarah Iooss, most recently EVP of revenue at millennial-news startup Mic, to lead the advertising sales team in North America for the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform focused on video gaming. Iooss will be based in New York, reporting to chief revenue officer Walker Jacobs, who joined Twitch last fall after serving as [...]

  • littlstar ps4 app

    Littlstar Expands Beyond VR With New PS4 App, Signs Up 30,000 Paying Subscribers (EXCLUSIVE)

    A&E-backed immersive content aggregator Littlstar is expanding beyond virtual reality (VR): The New York-based startup launched a dedicated PlayStation4 app this week, giving users of Sony’s game console access to their personal media libraries, as well as both traditional and 360-degree video content from a variety of publishers. Littlstar also announced that it signed up [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Production

    'Game of Thrones,' Netflix VFX Among Those to Be Featured in SIGGRAPH Production Talks

    VFX pros behind the final season of “Game of Thrones,” the blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame,” Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4,” last year’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Netflix series, including “Stranger Things,” and more will give SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at their work during the conference’s Production Sessions. There will even be a [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content