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Call of Duty’s Blackout mode is free across all platforms until 30 April

If you're curious about Activision's take on battle royale, the Blackout mode found in Black Ops IV, but haven't yet taken the financial plunge, you're in luck. Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, or a significant portion of it, is free-to-play for the rest of April. And not just on a platform or two, on all of them. Whether you're a glorious PC gamer, a PlayStation acolyte or a filthy Xbox One spawn-camp...[Read More]

Here’s why South Africans can’t access all the BO4 Blackout modes

When buying a video game, you’d expect to get all the game content all the time, right? Well… maybe not. The gaming industry has shifted from a complete (and singular) game model to more online and multiplayer content — games as a service. Even then, you’d expect that you get to keep what you pay for. That’s… not strictly true.  New Call of Duty title Black Ops 4 seem...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Stop campaigning and battle royale

This year, Activision made the bold move of removing the campaign mode from their new Call of Duty instalment. And while opting for online gaming and zombies sounded controversial at release, we actually think they are onto something here. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the most recent addition to the first-person-shooter series, made by Treyarch — the guys best known for 2008’s World at War a...[Read More]

Go eyes-on with the Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Blackout trailer ahead of next week’s beta

It’s getting to be about that time again, where we throw everything out of the windows in favour of levelling up with the rest of the Call of Duty fans. Black Ops IV is set to deliver on its multiplayer, as usual, but it is the new Blackout battle royale mode that really has our attention this year. There’s a beta test of the all-new mode kicking off, hard, next week with PlayStation g...[Read More]

CoD: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta dates announced for PS4

Remember how everyone is on the battle royale mode bus, including Activision? The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will include a battle royale mode, Call of Duty style, called Blackout. We’re so ready to try out the beta (not because we suck at Fortnite, mind you) which is awesome, because Acti has confirmed when we’re going to get some time with it. Activision announced the first beta se...[Read More]

Black Ops 4 – When to expect it and how it has changed

Multiplayer? Check. Zombies? Check. Campaign? Nah… Like clockwork, it’s time for Treyarch to reveal their newest addition to the Black Ops series with the fourth instalment releasing in October. The official launch was a whirlwind of new mechanics, modes and the not-so-shocking dropping of the solo campaign. Many internet-dwellers have expressed their disgust with Call of Duty opting to drop...[Read More]

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