Yesterday, we brought you the news that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s fantastic battle royale mode, Blackout, will get its first new map, called Alcatraz.
To follow up the release of the famous island prison, Blackout is going free to play for the month of April. From today through to Tuesday 30th April, Blackout will be free to play for all players across all formats. You won’t be able to play any of the other modes in Black Ops 4 such as zombies or multiplayer, but you will get to experience the new map when released.
Unlike other battle royale games, Blackout launched as part of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, meaning gamers that are only interested in Blackout had to purchase a full priced triple-A game – not great when the competition is free-to-play. This latest offer might help entice fans of the genre to pick up the game after the free period has expired.
New map Alcatraz will release on PlayStation 4 today, with an Xbox One and PC release to follow on Tuesday 9th April, which is great news for anyone taking advantage of the free months play, as you’ll have a solid 3 weeks to enjoy both maps for free.
The Free Access to Blackout will feature:
- Access to Alcatraz, a new standalone Blackout map
- Access to the original Blackout map, including all the latest spring color and weapon updates
- All progression saved and transferred for those who upgrade to a paid version of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4
- Matchmaking with all Blackout players, including Solos, Duos, and Quads
Of course, you’ll still need an Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription to access the offer, but who among us doesn’t have at least one of those?