Black Ops 4: Top Call of Duty tips on how to survive Blackout battle royale

Black Ops 4 is coming soon with the release date and Blackout Battle Royale launch fast approaching.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has a worldwide release date of Friday October 12 for PS4, Xbox One and PCs.

If you’ve purchased it digitally and are wondering when you will be able to download Call of Duty Black Ops 4 then to get the latest info.

Ahead of the Black Ops 4 launch Call of Duty makers Activision has offered fans some helpful advice to get ready for the big release.

Speaking to, the Black Ops 4 makers have given three helpful tips on how to survive the Blackout battle royale mode.

This is the first time that a Call of Duty game has ever featured a battle royale mode so for some fans it may take a bit of getting used to.

But Activision has provided some hints and tips to help you if you’re struggling to get to grips with the new Call of Duty experience.

So, if you need a helping hand then is here to help.

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Black Ops 4 – Tips for Call of Duty fans ahead of Blackout battle royale launch (Image: ACTIVISION)


When looting for gear, look inside buildings

From the charred cul-de-sac of Nuketown Island to the palatial villas of Estate, there’s gear to be scooped up everywhere.

And finding the best gear goes a long way to giving you the best chance possible to be the last player alive.

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Black Ops 4 – The next Call of Duty and Blackout mode has release date of October 12 (Image: ACTIVISION)

While you can find gear lying around an open area, you’re much more likely to find concentrated amounts inside buildings.

Make sure you explore the ground of every floor, room, closet, basement and roof.

Every nook can potentially house a game-changing piece of Equipment.

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Black Ops 4 – Find out how to survive Blackout battle royale with our helpful guide (Image: ACTIVISION)

Cover. Cover. Cover

Don’t let that size fool you into thinking sprinting out into the open for long distances is a good idea.

Any time you can move under the cover of vegetation, a building or simply a shadow, you absolutely should.

Why? Because you only have your own perspective.

A well-hidden sniper could be lurking just out of your view, or simply be well-hidden.

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Black Ops 4 – Activision has offered some Blackout tips ahead of the big release date (Image: ACTIVISION)

Additionally, vehicles like tactical rafts, ATVs, trucks and helicopters can cover ground in seconds and if you’re uncovered, you’re dead.

With all the freedom of movement and varied terrain, surprises like that are common.

While getting acclimated to Blackout, it’s wise to stick to covered areas as much as possible and exercise some caution.

In short, look (and listen) before you leap.

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Black Ops 4 – The new Call of Duty and Blackout mode is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PCs (Image: ACTIVISION)

Intel is your best friend

In the beta you were battling up to 79 other people and, frankly, that’s a lot of enemies to keep track of.

Well, alright, you probably don’t need to keep track of them all, but intelligence wins wars and it can win Blackout matches, too.

Gathering intel on nearby enemies is essential and there are a few ways to do it.

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Black Ops 4 – New Call of Duty is first to ever feature a battle royale mode (Image: ACTIVISION)

The easiest way? Use a scoped weapon to get a closer view of a distant area.

For a more up close and personal look at your surroundings, the RC-XD has you covered.

Guide this speedy, durable, remote-controlled car into buildings, ascend stairs and into enemy encampments and get a full, ground-up view of what your opponents are up to.

For an extra bit of intel, have one of your teammates fire a Sensor Dart onto the RC-XD for some mini-map painting to go along with your video feed.