Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new battle royale map is Alcatraz

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's new battle royale map is Alcatraz screenshot

Starting this week, Blackout players will have a chance to relive some of their favorite moments from the wonderful cheesefest The Rock. The new battle royale map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is none other than Alcatraz. It’ll be playable first on PS4 on April 2, with Xbox One and PC to follow.

More than just another map, Black Ops 4 is also about to host a free trial for Blackout on all platforms. The battle royale mode will be free to play from April 2 to April 30, though you will need either Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus if you’re thinking of giving the console version a whirl. That’s a while!

It’s unclear if and when Blackout will go permanently free-to-play, but if this trial pulls in great numbers, maybe that day will arrive sooner than later. Tough competition out there for our time.