Black Ops 4 Dev Teases Blackout Map Changes And New Modes

Treyarch is continuing to steadily roll out new updates and content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The developer has given fans a glimpse at what lays ahead for the popular shooter this week, including a double XP weekend event across all three game modes, new multiplayer and Blackout playlists for the PS4 version, and more.

Beginning February 14, Treyarch is kicking off a Valentine’s Quad Feed weekend. Throughout the weekend, players will earn double XP and weapon XP in multiplayer mode, double XP and Nebulium Plasma in Zombies, and twice as many Merits in the Blackout battle royale mode. The event is scheduled to end at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Tuesday, February 19.

Before that, Treyarch will kick off two special modes on PS4 on February 12. First is the Arms Race Team Deathmatch playlist for multiplayer, which will reward players with 150 points, rather than the usual 100, for every enemy killed. Blackout, meanwhile, will get another iteration of Close Quarters Frenzy. The collapse occurs even more quickly in this mode, and the only weapons you’ll find are SMGs, shotguns, pistols, and Bowie Knives.

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Speaking of Blackout, it appears Treyarch has something big planned for the mode. On Twitter, the official Call of Duty account shared a brief, cryptic video featuring a blueprint of Blackout’s map (below). The blueprint is then marked up with numerous red Xs, capped off with a large one in the lower right corner of the map. Treyarch hasn’t shared any further information about what this means, but it appears to suggest that some big tweaks will be made to the map in the near future.

Finally, Treyarch is teasing that it will preview «new content coming to all modes in our next Operation» this week. The studio didn’t provide any more details beyond that, but we’ll likely learn more when it shares the full patch notes for this week’s update on February 12.

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