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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Player Count Confirmed For Its Beta

We’ve heard a lot about the number of player count of each match of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout. With the rumors and leaks varying from 60 to 100, a solid statement has been released on part of Treyarch. There’s no confirmation that this will be the final player count for the mode, but that’s what you’ll face when you join the Beta, starting September 10th.

The news comes from GameInformer, with representatives visiting Treyarch to try out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout before its official Beta. According to them, the developers have set the player count for each match to 80 during Beta, although there’s no clear picture as to if this will be the number of players for the official release as well.  Co-studio head Dan Bunting and Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar were there to “guide” the team through Blackout’s main features.

The source points out that Treyarch has tested Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout internally with a player count of 100, however, they want performance to be stable and the experience to be refined for now. Bunting said:

 “What’s really more important to us than a number is that the gameplay experience is as refined as it can be, that’s it the ideal perfect format for what players are going to play,”

“So we’re starting with 80 players, but we’ve gone higher than that. Whenever we launch a game as a beta or whatever, that’s the beginning of something. We’re going to actively be participating in the community and taking feedback, making changes and adapting, evolving the game as feedback rolls in. So there’s a lot that can go on that can happen beyond that first impact of the game going out there.”

Make sure to check out the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta which starts in a few days for all consoles. Note that, for PC, there will be no pre-order boundaries for you to be able to join. You’ll just need a Battle.net account and a fast internet connection to be able to dive into gameplay as soon as possible since the testing lasts only two days on the platform.

Here are the starting and ending times for the Beta testing:

  • PS4 Starts : Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. EDT Ends: Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT
  • Xbox One Starts : Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. EDT Ends Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT
  • PC [Open Beta] Starts : Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. EDT Ends Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. EDT

Will you try out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout next week? On which platform? Do you think the number of players in each match will affect its success in any way?