When we got the news that Call Of Duty will be ditching the campaign for battle royale, fans were upset. At E3 only the announcement floored with no trailer to back what the battle royale looks like. That is up till now a week before that we got to see the trailer for Blackout. The trailer showed off various elements like vehicles and zombies to be featured in the game. The private beta gives us a chance to have a much closer look at all these features.
A well-polished PUBG!
It's been almost a year since PUBG has been fully released. Yet the game is suffering from a ton of problems. It is merely pathetic to see the devs taking a campaign to fix their fully released game. The Choke from the tough competition in the genre and the dominance of fortnite has PUBG down to the knees. Call Of Duty is also entering the same cluttered environment. However, while the core experience stays the same old boring basic battle royale routine Blackout is visually well polished and rich. Players have been reporting to have a smooth experience with the game. The inspirations from PUBG is evident as daylight here everything looks vaguely similar. it's a shame Call Of Duty a franchise which revolutionized fps genre strips a fatigued gameplay model rather than bringing something new to the table.
Beyond this, the cash cow COD has become and the lack of innovation it had over the last entries this is something for the returning fans. However, there's nothing separating Blackout from a generic Battle Royale game. The addition of a perk system which can be used for a limited time is a good addition to the mode.
Conventional gameplay flipped on its head!
Blackout mode features a total of 80 players dropping into its map. The map is comprised of iconic COD maps from the past even from the zombies. Blackout not only has other players as threats but also Ai controlled zombies at parts of the map. disregarding the low time to kill in COD games Blackout has a higher time to kill. This feels suiting for the game for the most part but the gun's behavior makes it annoying at times too. The fast-paced nature COD has couldn't tackle the midgame fatigue which is visible as daylight. Increasing the player count could help with this issue.
None the less, the barebones generic Battle Royale Blackout offers with the already on point gunplay and a huge map could bring a lot of players back. However, this is not enough to keep up with the already crowded genre. Blackout mode has the potential to be a good Battle Royale, however, its lack of innovation makes it lag behind. Overall Blackout offers you a Battle Royale experience with all the COD goodness on a larger scale. Private Beta for Blackout is now available on ps4.