Free as in ‘free’, one of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s most popular modes is free to play through the end of the month.
Here’s a nice surprise, Activision’s latest Call of Duty title has some free content. And this time, you don’t even need a copy of the game to play it. Blackout, the CoD franchise’s first ever battle royale mode, is free to play through the 30th, with no strings attached. Actually, it kind of has negative amounts of strings. Any progression you log while playing will even carry over to the full game, if you buy in.
As for what’s playable in the mode, it’s not bad at all. You get “the original Blackout map that brings together characters, locations, weapons and gear from across the series, all in the biggest map in franchise history”. But that’s not all, as you’ll also get to play in the new Alcatraz map. That one’s just made available as of this week on the PS4, with other platform’s versions yet to come.
Who you’ll be playing against isn’t limited during the free window either. Activision says that those taking advantage of the free play will be “matchmade with all Blackout players, and be able to play in solos, duos and quads.”
With no price attached, there’s kind of no excuse now. If you’re into multiplayer shooters in any way, you’ll want to download Blackout Free Access on your PS4, Xbox One, or PC.