It has been confirmed by Treyarch’s co-studio head, Dan Bunting that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode will be available to support up to 80 players when the beta drops next Monday. In an interview with Gameinformer he was keen to point out that this may not be the final total that is used in the main game, as work continues to improve on the experience.
However 80 at the time of the beta launch was felt to be a good level in order for the beta to still provide a solid experience for gamers. It will then use feedback from gamers to improve the experience both for launch and on an ongoing basis thereafter.
Timings of the beta on various platforms can be accessed from the Call of Duty twitter page below, starting exclusively for PS4 owners on 10th September:
Drop everything and drop in.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 31, 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches worldwide on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 12th October.