New details may have been revealed about Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale mode.
A new Black Ops 4 leak suggests that Blackout mode – which is Activision’s answer to Fortnite and PUBG – won’t support as many players as its rivals.
The most popular Battle Royale games see 100 players battle it out to be the sole survivor in an ever-shrinking map.
But according to the Xbox One store listing for Black Ops 4, the upcoming Call of Duty will only support up to 60 players.
Considering the current player counts are much lower for existing multiplayer modes, this would suggest Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale mode supports 60 people.
The Call of Duty Battle Royale map is also said to be smaller than its rivals.
Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar said that the Blackout Battle Royale mode would offer “the kind of fast paced action” the Call of Duty series is known for.
He added the Blackout Battle Royale mode would take place “on the biggest map we’ve ever made”.
More specifically, the Blackout map is said to be 1,500 times bigger than the iconic Nuketown map.
Following on from Activision’s comments, one fan has attempted to figure out the exact size of the map, and how it compares to the one found in Fortinite.
According to expert Call of Duty YouTube broadcaster Drift0r (via Eurogamer), the Blackout map should fall somewhere between 4.5km2 and 7.4km2.
It’s far smaller than PUBG’s Erengal map – which measures in at 64km2 – but on par with Fortnite’s 5.5km2 map.
Drift0r came to this conclusion by visiting the Nuketown map in Black Ops 3 and using weapon ranges to measure the map and break it into different chunks.
Drift0r believes that the minimum map size of 4.5km2 is the more accurate estimation, which would make the Blackout map slightly smaller than the one found in Fortnite.
Expect to find out more ahead of Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s October 12 release date.