PS4 owners will be the first to get the chance to try Call of Duty: Black Ops 4s Blackout mode thanks to an exclusive private beta session, but PC and Xbox One players must not wait long for their ability . Activision has announced that it will hold a beta season for the other two platforms later that week.
The second Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta will turn off the Xbox One September 14, a few days after the PS4 exclusive session is scheduled to begin. As with Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta held earlier this month, Blackout beta will only be open to those who have pre-ordered a copy of the game.
PC players who have also pre-ordered an edition of Black Ops 4 will also be able to jump into private Blackout beta on September 1
Activision has not shared many details about what players can expect from Blackout beta, but the publisher confirmed that there will be three different options to play it: solos, duos and four-player groups called quads. Activision also gave a very short glimpse of Blackout in the Black Ops 4s last trailer, which is still the only film it has been shown to date.
Blackout is Call of Duty's release of the increasingly popular matchgame genre. Developer Treyarch first announced the mode on E3 during June. According to the studio, Blackout is the biggest map it has ever created and draws heavily from previous Black Ops games. Players will also be able to command ground, air and sea vehicles in the mode, although it is still unclear exactly how many players Blackout will support.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. Beyond Blackout, the game will start with several new and back multiplayer modes, as well as an extended Zombies experience. However, this year's installment will not contain a traditional single player campaign, but rather a series of solo missions that focus on each of the game's special characters.