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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map fully revealed

It's a big year for the Call of Duty series, as 2018's entry will bring about some big firsts. Black Ops 4 is dropping the traditional single-player campaign - a first for the mainline series - and in its place will be a new battle royale mode called Blackout. Many of us, of course, expected Call of Duty and Battlefield to both get battle royale modes this year, given the meteoric rise of the genre over the past year-and-a-half or so.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is shaping up to offer an experience that's mostly similar to previous installments in the sub-series, save for one key difference. For the first time in Call of Duty history, Black Ops 4 won't have a single-player campaign. Instead, it'll offer up a battle royale mode called Blackout.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Heist Mode detailed: everything you need to know

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Heist Mode detailed: everything you need to know

Over the weekend, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta players got access to a new game mode called Heist. Treyarch introduced the new mode on Saturday, making it available alongside the other six game modes until yesterday August 13. Though the chance to play it is over (for now), the details remain, letting buyers know what they're in for when the game officially arrives this upcoming October.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4 beta is live: here’s what you should know

Can't wait for the latest installment in the wildly successful Call of Duty franchise? Though Black Ops 4 won't be released until October, some lucky fans get early access via the game beta, the codes for which are rolling out now. Activision has announced their launch, explaining that PlayStation 4 owners should receive them in an email. Xbox One and PC players will have to wait.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer offers a peek at Blackout battle royale

We still have a while to wait before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches, but eager fans are going to get something to sate their eagerness later this week. Activision and Treyarch are planning to launch a multiplayer test on August 3, but before that goes live, the two companies have delivered a launch trailer to try to tempt out a few last minute pre-orders. While the trailer largely takes us through things we already know, it does offer a brief glimpse at Blackout, Black Ops 4's battle royale mode.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ‘Mystery Box’ collector’s edition revealed

These days, every big-name video game franchise sees special and collector's editions for their titles, and the Call of Duty series is a shinning example. But for this year's release of Black Ops 4, publisher Activision has taken things well beyond including the yearly season pass and other digital goodies. They've just announced the super special Black Ops 4 Mystery Box Edition at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and it comes in an actual, creepy skeleton-themed box.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it's safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this year. Activision and Treyarch are shaking things up a little bit, announcing today that they'll actually be holding two betas - a private multiplayer one and another that centered around the game's Blackout mode.

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Black Ops 4 battle royale mode: everything you need to know

Black Ops 4 battle royale mode: everything you need to know

Confirming previous rumors, Activision has decided to ditch the single-player campaign in newly revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. However, the company has more things to offer in substitution, not the least of which is its own take on the battle royale genre popularized by PUBG and Fortnite. The new mode is called "Blackout," and we've got all the details on what to expect.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: three Zombies modes, but no single-player campaign

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: three Zombies modes, but no single-player campaign

Activision has taken the wraps off Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, confirming that the game won't have a single-player campaign but will double down on the franchise's popular Zombies element. A total of three Zombies experiences will be included with the game at launch, which is scheduled for October 12 on the three major platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Call of Duty: WWII is Alexa’s next all-knowing skill

Call of Duty: WWII is Alexa’s next all-knowing skill

Alexa is already capable of doing a wide variety of things, thanks to the thousands of third-party skills that have been developed for the platform. Today, those skills expand to Call of Duty, with Activision announcing a new skill for Call of Duty: WWII. Not only will this skill give you statistics about your matches, but it could also help you get better at the game.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may replace campaign with battle royale mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may replace campaign with battle royale mode

The battle royale genre made popular by PUBG and Fortnite may make its way to the Call of Duty franchise with the upcoming launch of Black Ops 4. Multiple sources have surfaced this week claiming the latest COD game won't include the traditional single-player campaign found in past installments, instead featuring a battle royale mode of its own.

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