Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, the new battle royale mode set in the COD universe, is releasing in October as part of the base game. What surprises us though is the fact that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout will be the first title in the battle royale genre to be released immediately and not run through an Early Access period.
The battle royale genre is undeniably the most popular in the video game industry right now. However, all of the titles releasing baring the “battle royale” tag comes with a twist. All of those games must first endure their Early Access phase, which comes with all the glitches, imbalances and crashes. What does the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout mean though?
Truth be told, releasing a battle royale title without Early Access risks receiving bad reviews if the game isn’t as polished as it ought to be. Come think of it though, PUBG as well as other less known BR titles are not polished yet, even months after their official release. Treyarch has all the FPS expertise to create a beautiful experience so we expect them to be ready for such a release.
On the other hand, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout means that players get the full experience with no gimmicks and no “buts”. Treyarch can’t use any excuse for something missing from the game and will have to address any future matter instantly instead of blaming it on Early Access.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the most anticipated titles coming this fall. Apart from Blackout, the upcoming title will also feature its all-time-classic multiplayer mode and a Zombies mode with narrative elements. We can’t wait to see what Treyarch and Activision have in store for us as October 12th draws nearer.