Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta Commences Soon, Here’s What’s Included

As previously announced, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta is set to go live for PlayStation 4 players on Monday, September 10 at 10 am PST (1 pm EST). Developer Treyarch has released a handy manual ahead of the test, revealing what it includes.

The beta features three game modes: Solos, Duos, and Quads. It’ll host up to 80 players at this stage. The following vehicles are included (descriptions by Treyarch):

  • ATV – Holds a max of two people and has off-roading capability with medium speed.
  • Cargo Truck – One driver with room for others in the truck bed. It has limited off-roading capability and limited speed. Use the Cargo Truck to store weapons and other Items for your late game push to victory.
  • Tactical Raft – This boat fits two comfortably but can pack in quite a few if you don’t mind getting cozy. The raft is a great way to navigate the abundant water in Blackout.
  • Light Helicopter – a Helicopter that holds a max of four passengers and the pilot. This aircraft will start to malfunction in the late states of the game and is very susceptible to lock-on Missile Launchers, but is by far the fastest way to get from point A to point B.

Players can equip the following items in their inventory by default:

  • Two weapons
  • One health item (First Aid, Med Kit, Trauma Kit)
  • One armor item
  • One backpack (expands carry capacity)
  • Equipment item (including razor wires, mesh mines, and sensor darts)
  • About 200 of each Ammo type

According to Treyarch, Blackout features the “largest map” the studio has ever created. Here are the areas that you can explore:

  • Estates
  • Firing Range
  • Lighthouse
  • Rivertown
  • Asylum
  • Nuketown Island
  • Construction Site

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta ends on Monday, September 17, at 10 am PST (1 pm EST). Don’t forget to check out the beta manual if you find yourself struggling with any aspect of the game.