Activision and Treyarch have revealed that throughout the month of April players can dive into the battle royale mode, Blackout, completely free.
Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s battle royale mode, is going “Free Access” throughout the month of April. Players interested in donning a wingsuit and diving into a map made up of some of Black Ops’ most iconic maps can download the game across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
This promotion comes not long after Activision and Treyarch unveiled and released the first new map for Blackout, titled Alcatraz, and once again features locations from other Black Ops titles. Currently, Alcatraz is available on PS4, with other platforms to follow.
During the Free Access window, fans will be matchmade with all Blackout players, and be able to play in solos, duos and quads. All progression made will be saved and transferred if players choose to upgrade to a full version of the game.
With rumors that Activision is considering spinning off Blackout into its own free-to-play standalone game, this announcement comes as no real surprise. Perhaps Activision is testing the waters?