Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 screenshot of multiplayer in a ruined city

Given the immense popularity of Fortnite and PUBG, I'm sure it won't come as much of a surprise to hear that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature a Battle Royale mode as well. The newly revealed Blackout mode will give you a chance to fight through classic Black Ops maps and annihilate your fellow players on foot, as well as in air, land and sea vehicles. Long story short, it will be a Battle Royale mode with a Call of Duty twist, exactly as you would expect.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, however, allow me to share with you the recently posted trailer. It'll give you a pretty darn good idea of what exactly Blackout Battle Royale has to offer. Have a gander:

Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Call of Duty's gunplay, I am still quite happy that the Black Ops 4 devs are throwing their rather considerable hat into the Battle Royale ring. While it will likely lead to a bit of an oversaturation in the genre, in the end I believe it'll still be a positive thing as nothing drives innovation and improvements quite as rapidly as competition. And when it comes to actually threatening Fortnite or PUBG's hold on the genre, you really need something of Call of Duty's caliber to properly shake things up. So while I doubt I'll play Blackout for any extended period of time, I am very excited to see where it'll bring the Battle Royale genre to.

You can learn more about Black Ops 4, as well as the Blackout Battle Royale mode, by visiting the official website. If you're just looking for the release date, however, you should know that Black Ops 4 will arrive this October 12th for PC and consoles.