With the Blackout beta kicking off next week, Treyarch and Activision have dropped a new trailer for their spin on the Battle Royale genre that actually looks pretty damn good!
There’s a clear focus here on the squad-based gameplay that many people gravitate towards in this genre of game – personally, I always think of Battle Royale as a solo affair, but I know many who love squads – but as Treyarch have opened up the map, as revealed yesterday, they’ve also had to dramatically open up the gameplay possibilities for players.
In particular, there’s tons of options for hopping into vehicles, and I will be very keen to see how they’ve gone about balancing helicopters in this game. Apparently a molotov will do for one, but there’s definitely always rocket launchers which have always felt out of place to me in previous COD games.
Also, there’s zombies, because it is Treyarch.
If you want to get in on the action, you’ll need to have pre-ordered the game, but we’ve got 20 codes for the beta and will be giving them away later today. Keep your eyes peeled!
Source: press release