Blackout is getting a new map, and no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Activision has announced the first new map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode. And just to get this out of the way, no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke in any way.

The map is called Alcatraz, and it’s based on the prison island of the same name in the San Francisco Bay. It appears to be a much smaller Blackout map than the current one, and Alcatraz’s debut trailer (which you can watch below) describes it as being “close quarters battle royale” as a result.

The trailer also features longer range fights around the outside of the map’s central prison, as well as what looks like a fair amount of verticality with a lighthouse and even a moving gondola-type thing for your team to ride to the top of the prison – which, of course, has zombies in it.

It’s unclear exactly how big Alcatraz will be, but we won’t have to wait long to find out. The new map will go live on PlayStation 4 tomorrow, April 2, and coming to other platforms sometime after that.

Blackout received a “hardcore” update last month as well, so updates don’t appear to be slowing down just yet.

Tom Marks is IGN’s Deputy Reviews Editor and resident pie maker. You can follow him on Twitter.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here