• Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Starts at 80 Players and Includes Zombies

    Some details about Blackout, the battle royale mode coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are starting to come out this week courtesy of the October issue of Game Informer. So far some of the highlights include word that the beta will support 80 players though the final version is looking to target 100 players. They have already done internal tests with 100 players.

    Well, color me surprised. If they can pull it off, I will be genuinely impressed since the Call of Duty multiplayer games aren't exactly known for their huge player counts.

    The Blackout mode will also, drumroll please, include zombies. Because of course. Though apparently, the locations for the zombies in the map will make sense and they won't be everywhere. For example, Nuketown being turned into Nuketown Island would have zombies on it. I guess that makes sense?

    Let's see what other information has been pulled for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode.

    Cargo Truck (seats 5)
    ATV (seats 2)

    Zodiac Inflatable Boat (seats 4)

    Little Bird Helicopter (seats 5)

    Framerate targets 60fps but is unlocked
    Only one map for launch
    New characters are unlocked by completing missions or just playing
    Launching with over 20 characters
    Potentially "dozens" of additional characters added after launch
    Multiple armor types to pick up
    No cosmetic items in the world
    There will not be any weather
    Missions will reward various "stuff"
    The circle is "random" to a certain degree.

    Carry 2 primary weapons at once
    Grappling hook
    Melee weapons included
    - Includes a special melee weapon from Zombies

    No cross-play
    No wallrunning

    That is the gist of what we know so far.
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