Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout, is free to play now until January 24th

Activision has announced that Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s popular battle royale mode, is now free to download and play across all platforms. Starting today through January 24, the Blackout Free Trial features all the action from the game mode that brings together characters, locations, weapons and gear from across the series with Black Ops signature gameplay fans know and love, all in the biggest map in franchise history.

Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head at Treyarch, said:

“The community response to Blackout has been incredible, and we love watching how players have really made the mode their own, evolving game play to a new level. We can’t wait to welcome new players to experience the unique Black Ops style of battle royale in Blackout.”

Blackout allows fans to play solo, or join their friends in duos or quads, and battle across land, sea and air. Players will fight as a variety of characters in locations inspired by maps including Nuketown, Firing Range, Raid, Cargo and more, offering diverse gameplay action for every type of player.

Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head at Treyarch, added:

“It’s amazing to see the amount of creativity and fun that our players have from the moment they start playing. Particularly as game developers, we’ve always been fascinated watching clips and streams of how fans play, and we can’t wait to see even more people jump into the action.”

All progress and earned in-game items are saved and immediately accessible once a player upgrades to the full game from the Blackout Free Trial. Also, an exciting playlist will be live during the Trial called “Down But Not Out.” This mode is available for quads, and allows a player’s eliminated team members to wingsuit back into the game and re-join them in each new collapse except for the final circle.

Those interested can download the free trial from Battlenet!