In the latest seasonal update, Call Of Duty: Mobile is adding the first-ever Battle Royale map from Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. Treyarch’s rendition has now found its way to Call Of Duty: Mobile’s Season 8 update, celebrating the mobile games’ second anniversary on devices. Before Warzone was even released worldwide, Blackout was Activision’s first major attempt at the Battle Royale formula and its return is definitely a welcomed one for fans.
Blackout is an original Battle Royale mode developed by Activision, first appearing in 2018 as part of Treyarch’s fourth rendition of the Black Op’s series. Players start in aircraft flying overhead and jump into a map with an ever-shrinking circle of poisonous gas, looting and scavenging weapons and armor to be the last man standing amongst other enemies of the surrounding landscape. Fighting on foot or traveling by vehicle, Blackout keeps the player on their toes frequently.
Given as an option on the main menu screen, Blackout is now fully available to play on Mobile. With the return of the map, famous Treyarch hotspots also feature alongside. Areas such as Nuketown Island, Firing Range, and Raid. Activision has confirmed the map will be added to Call Of Duty: Mobile on the twenty-second of September 2021. Also expected are two new events partnered with a singular themed event for the newest update: Anniversary Cake, Anniversary Puzzle, and a new themed event called Counterattack, unfortunately, no release date for these events has been announced as of today.
As for the community, this is a huge step in keeping the Blackout map popular and relevant. Understandably overshadowed by Call Of Duty: Warzone, Blackout was seemingly left be. However, many fans of the original map will be excited to see Activision has not totally abandoned it. Furthermore, it also gives players a choice in what map they would prefer to fight on, as some may prefer today’s Verdansk or Treyarchs former Blackout.
The amount of nostalgia on offer is quite substantial and is very refreshing to know Activision still supports Treyarchs first design three years later. Going forward, it will be interesting to see what Call Of Duty: Mobile has up its sleeve in the form of content and previous maps and modes returning. Undoubtedly, a classic Battle Royale map will be a huge hit amongst the fan base which still supports Blackout and its player base.
Call Of Duty: Mobile is available on iOS and Google Play Store.