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Call of Duty Blackout Mode Player Count Undecided, Will Launch on October 12th

by William Schwartz

Play tests are ongoing for Blackout and Treyarch hasn't landed on a final player count.

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Call of Duty’s new Blackout Battle Royale Mode is the one thing that a lot of Call of Duty fans want to hear about.  Just how Treyarch is going to put their stamp on the game is anyone’s guess since they decided not to show the mode off during their community reveal.

But it doesn’t even sound like the developers know for certain how the game will ultimately turn out.  We asked Yale Miller, Senior Producer at Treyarch about the mode and he told us that things are still being tested in terms of player count, but he did confirm that the game mode will arrive alongside Black Ops 4 on October 12th.

Miller says, “It’s absolutely going to be at launch,” in terms of the release timing for the Blackout Battle Royale Mode for Black Ops 4.  “We have not announced final player count,” says Miller.  “All we’re saying is that it’s hands-down more than we’ve ever done before.  That is obvious.  The exact number, again, we’re basing it on the map and, like, engagments.  Making those engagements feel as Black Ops and Call of Duty as possible. So that’s something we’re doing play tests on all different sizes before landing on a final.”

Earlier in the interview with Yale Miller and Matt Scronce of Treyarch, the developers said that the studio has been thinking about Battle Royale for awhile, but nothing “crystalized” until the beginning of 2018.

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