Treyarch and Activision have announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout will be getting a brand new map tomorrow.
Treyarch will be bringing Blackout players a brand new battle royale experience when 'Alcatraz' goes live tomorrow. According to the above trailer, we learn that this new map will be much smaller than the standard map which will no doubt create a much more fast-paced adrenaline fueled experience. Treyarch's own description is; "The new Blackout Alcatraz map is set in a fog-filled island boasting a variety of environments that all lead up to the big cellhouse atop the hill. Requiring new strategies and tactics, players will drop in, gear up and fight through both close-quarters combat and long-range exterior firefights as they battle to be the last squad standing."
Since the release of Apex Legends, Blackout has suffered from a departure of gamers so this update is Treyarchs effort to seperate itself further away from other battle royale titles in a more unique experience. Perhaps this is what Blackout needs to succeed more consistently, perhaps a close-quarters map that changes gameplay into a more of fast-paced jump-in jump-out jump experience will increase the average playerbase. During the month of April, from the 2nd to the 30th Activision will be making Blackout completely free-to-play, for more information visit the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 website here.
It should be noted that 'Alcatraz' will be arriving on PS4 first with a release planned for April 2nd. PC and Xbox One owners will unfortunately have to wait an extra week to jump into the action.