Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 battle royale mode confirmed

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal event confirmed, as rumored, that the game will not have a "conventional campaign"—but will it feature a large-scale battle royale mode, complete with land, sea, and air vehicles from the previous games. 

The mode, called Blackout, will feature a map 1500 times bigger than Nuketown, with characters, weapons, equipment, and parts of favorite maps drawn from throughout the history of Black Ops—including the cast of Zombies. 

That's all that's been revealed so far, but I would expect that we'll hear a lot more about the new Blackout mode at E3, which will take place June 12-14. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slated for release on October 12. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.