The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta is over, but the Blackout beta is coming up fast, with its official release date recently revealed.
Black Ops 4‘s Blackout beta date was announced on Twitter as September 10th, coming first to PlayStation 4, with the Xbox One and PC betas presumably dropping the following week. Like the recent multiplayer beta, players will need to have preordered the game to partake. The date was revealed in a short video posted to the official Call of Duty Twitter account, which also confirmed the three squad sizes that will be available in the mode: solos, duos, and quads.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 14, 2018
The file size for the previous Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta was insanely large, which may have tempted people to free up space by deleting it from their system after the beta test concluded. For those that left it sitting around, they will be happy they did, as both Activision customer support and a message found in the beta client convey that the same client will be updated to host the Blackout beta.
Thanks for playing the Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta! We recommend not deleting the Beta – the file will be updated in September for the Blackout Beta.
— Activision Support (@ATVIAssist) August 13, 2018
We finally know the date and squad sizes for Blackout, but not much beyond that. The battle royale mode’s map size, player count, and the majority of its features are still classified, but a recent teaser at the end of the Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta trailer may have hinted at zombies making their way into Blackout.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slated to launch October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.