If you've been waiting to get a chance to tryout Blackout, Call of Duty's battle royale mode for Black Ops 4, then you'll be happy to know that beta is on the way! Find out when each platform is going to get a chance to try this out, and how to get access to it with our Blackout Beta guide!
Blackout is Call of Duty's new battle royale mode that will be accompanying Black Ops 4. This is one of the big first steps from a high profile gaming company to try their hand with this popular game type. So far we don't know a ton of details, but the map is supposed to be very large, it could potentially host 100 players and you will be parachuting into the action like most other battle royale games. We also learned from the original announcement that there will be vehicles of all types, weapons from across the Black Ops series, a wing suit that will allow you to glide from tall areas, and recognizable characters from the past games.
Learn more details about this mode from COD: Black Ops 4 with our Blackout Game Guide!
Blackout Beta Release Dates
IF you are a PlayStation user then you are going to be able to play this earlier than every other platform. If you are on X-Box or PC, you'll be able to play not too long afterwards, so don't be too sad.
Blackout Beta Platform Dates
- PlayStation 4 (Exclusive): September 10th at 10am PT - September 14th at 10am PT
- PlayStation 4 & X-Box One: September 14th at 10am PT to September 17th at 10am PT
- PC (Early Access - Pre-Order): September 14th at 10am PT to September 17th at 10am PT
- PC (Open Access): September 15th at 10am PT to September 17th at 10am PT
How-to Get Blackout Beta Access
Now that we know we are going to have a chance to play in early September, the next obvious question is: how do you get access? Well, that's actually pretty easy. All you need to do is pre-order Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and you will get to play in the Private Beta on both PS4 and X-Box.
If you are a PC player you'll get access to the beta without pre-purchasing, however, if you do pre-order you will be able to play a whole day early!
Blackout Private Beta Modes
It appears you'll be able to play solos, duos, and squads in the private beta according to the teaser. You can look forward to a lot of different action in these various modes.
If you watch to the end of this trailer we get a look at some Blackout action that hasn't been seen yet!
That's it for now, we'll add more information and update the dates for the other platforms as soon as we know more!