Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 isn’t out yet, but the next Call of Duty after it is only 13 months away.
That’s not based on any industry leaks or insider info, it’s just an assumption that’s about as safe to make as “the sun will rise tomorrow.” It’s also a thought that was hanging over my head like a raincloud while I played the PC beta of the Blackout battle royale mode this past weekend.
I seriously enjoyed Blackout, far more than I expected to. It’s one of the most refined battle royales I’ve played, rooted squarely in Call of Duty’s FPS core instead of the survival games Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds finds its lineage in. You can check out our more detailed impressions from the beta here, and while I had a ton of fun during it, I have my doubts about whether or not being ‘fun’ will be enough.