Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is having an eventful week. The latest update has added a bunch of new content to the game, as the week-long trial for Blackout battle royale begins today. The new “Down But Not Out” game mode allows players to respawn in battle royale.
Down But Not Out
Down But Not Out is a squad-only limited time mode for Blackout where players can “redeploy” with each new stage of a circle. This can only be done if at least one squad member is alive. The new game mode is live now on the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The PC and Xbox One versions are set to go live next week.
As you can probably guess, this leads to some action-packed gameplay. During the final stages of a Down But Not Out match, things can get pretty hectic. Dozens of players condensed into a small circle is bound to be a chaotic mess.
Down But Not Out is the first of many limited time modes scheduled for Blackout. The concept of limited time modes isn’t foreign to battle royale games. Both Fortnite and PUBG, two of the most popular battle royales, regularly put out new and unique game modes. This is usually done to spice things up a bit, as the regular modes can get boring at times.
The limited time mode was released alongside update 1.11 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Activision has pushed out an updated loot interface for Blackout on consoles.
“This multi-row grid approach makes it much easier for players to loot their enemies and get back into the fight,” reads the update announcement.
The update also marks the start of the “115 Day” event in Zombies, which adds a good amount of new content to the game mode. Down But Not Out is live now on PlayStation 4 and runs until January 30th.