Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is fifteenth main game in the long-running Call of Duty series and it's the first without a single-player campaign. In its place is a new battle royale mode known as Blackout. The usual mainstays of the Call of Duty experience like multiplayer and the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies cooperative mode are present too. From the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 preload date to what editions are on offer, here's what you need to know.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC release date is October 12 the world over, unless you managed to snag an early copy (that won't be playable till launch day). Its multiplayer and Blackout battle royale modes could be sampled prior to launch across two beta events.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 price for PS4 and Xbox One is Rs.4,699 in India on disc and $60 in the US for both digital or physical versions of the game. PC owners pay $60 (around Rs. 4,437) and its available digitally via the Activision-owned Battle.net service. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 India price digitally via the PS Store and Microsoft Store for Xbox One is Rs. 3,999. There's a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Pro Edition for Rs. 10,999 ($120 in the US), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Mystery Box for Rs. 16,999 ($200 in the US), and a Call of Duty: Specialist Edition for Rs. 4,999 (available in Europe for EUR 60 and India, not the US) too. What do these versions of the game have? We got you covered.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Pro Edition
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Call of Duty: Specialist Edition
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Mystery Box
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (recommended for using high refresh rate monitors at 1080p)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 system requirements (recommended for using 4K monitors with smoothest frame rates)
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 download size is 45.65GB for the Xbox One, 55GB on the PC, and 51.42GB on the PS4. Bear in mind that file sizes may differ according to the region you're in depending on language packs and the like. And if you bought it on disc, you have a day one patch to get as well.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one patch download size
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one update download size is a colossal 50GB on PS4 and Xbox One (the PC version is digital only). Yes, that's not a typo. Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a 50GB update. The company also stated that you'd need at least 112GB free space to complete the update with the final Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 install size being around 55GB. This Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one update is needed to access the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes along with what's being described as the Specialist Headquarters. As for Blackout, its battle royale mode, it will be playable when around 30 percent of the update has been completed.
Developer Treyarch revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC players can start preloading on Tuesday, October 9. Expect the PS4 and Xbox One versions to preload at the same time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Season Pass
Included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Pro edition or as a separate purchase is the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Season Pass, also known as the Black Ops Pass. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Ops Pass price is Rs. 4,162 ($50 in the US).
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The Call of Duty Twitter account posted an image of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout map, showcasing the layout and the name of several areas. With the fan-favourite 'Nuketown Island' off to one side, other parts of the Blackout map have generic names such as 'Construction Site', 'Estates', 'Train Station', 'Hydro Dam', 'Firing Range', 'Fracking Tower', 'Factory', 'Turbine', 'Array', 'Asylum', 'Cargo Docks', and 'Rivertown'. Some of them have been maps in previous Call of Duty games.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout player count
During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, the battle royale mode scaled well with developer Treyarch first capping it at 80 players, followed by 88, and finally 100. No official word has been given on the final Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout player count just yet, though we won't be surprised to see it stick to the 100 player cap simply to allow for parity with PUBG and Fortnite.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 frame rate
On PC, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout frame rate will be limited to 120 frames per second (fps) at launch. Treyarch plans to raise it 144fps when 'servers are stable' and eventually remove the frame rate cap. As for the other modes - Zombies and multiplayer, they will have an uncapped frame rate on PC. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 frame rate for PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One X is 60fps in all modes.
There will be 14 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 maps at launch and the Nuketown map will be available for all post-release in November. Here's the full list of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 maps:
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