An interesting revelation of more Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout information has been made recently by the mode’s design director David Vonderhaar. Within 15 minutes, he managed to answer almost 200 questions about Call of Duty’s upcoming battle royale mode, getting us excited for its Beta.
Speaking with GameInformer, David Vonderhaar revealed a great deal of new information about Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout. The discussion involved hints about its post-launch content, gameplay mechanic, what Treyarch will be focusing on after the end of the beta and more.
There’s a whole list of new information bits about the new mode, as detailed by CharlieIntel. We’ll be mentioning the most important ones below:
- Blackout has a player count of 80. Internal testing up to 115, “with any luck”
- Treyarch Testing split-screen for Blackout
- Blackout will have limited time events events to use/unlock certain content, Vahn says content may not be characters
- There are a few types of Armor
- No plans for cosmetic based loot in matches
- Weapons do not have a rarity variation in Blackout, Vahn states in the interview that it makes the rest of the game confusing
- Mission for characters and mission progression unlocks new content
- Zombies spawn at at least four locations at specific zombies based locations. Vahn says, “look for the ray of light”
- Helicopters spawn at Helipad or similar locations (locations like dirt patches)
- You can pack up to 10-20 loot items onto the cargo vehicle, if you try to go over the limit, the loot will just drop off
- Players are allowed to hold two primary weapons
- Players can find Ruin’s Grappling Hook and use this. Any character can use the hook, you don’t have to be Ruin to use it.
- Little Bird is a small helicopter in Blackout
- Blackout will have emotes, Treyarch wants it in at launch
- 5 Vehicles in Blackout
- There is no cross platform play
- 20 characters to choose from at Blackout launch, possibly 22 — all 20 characters should be in the beta.
- Difficult to run at 60 fps at Blackout size, but 60 fps is a consistent target and can be hit
- Vahn says they will not lock FPS. Says “no way” for 30 FPS lock. Game Informer mentioned that Blackout runs at 60FPS on PS4 pretty well.
- Free Run is not in Blackout, but there are references to it
This sums up the main points of what Vonderhaar revealed during his talk with GameInformer.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta starts in a few days, so make sure to get acquainted with its mechanic before you dive into your first match. Note that Blackout’s files will be added as an update to the original Black Ops 4 beta as an update.