Black Ops 4 developer Vonderhaar teases new locations and changes coming soon to Blackout

More new locations and further changes are in store for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, according to Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar.

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The Studio Design Lead took to social media on February 1 to confirm that an upcoming major update in Blackout will be adding new destinations to the already expansive map.

This came in a response to someone on Twitter who was begging the developer to add new areas to the map, to which Vonderhaar replied: “Working on it. Season 3 is coming.”

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Although exactly when this will happen remains unknown, it will more than likely come as part of the next Operation in Black Ops 4, which is set to kick off on February 19, the day after the current Operation: Absolute Zero is scheduled to conclude.

These dates are, of course, for the PlayStation 4 only, as the console gets content seven days earlier than the Xbox One and PC thanks to Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision. 

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So far, only one new location has been added to the Blackout map since the game’s release – the yacht themed after the iconic Black Ops 2 Multiplayer map Hijacked. 

Aside from that, the remaining changes to the map have been solely aesthetic, such as the color changes made to the landscape and trees to better reflect the season. 

Hijacked is the first and only location to be added to Blackout since the game’s release in mid-October.
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New locations are not the only changes coming to Blackout in the near future; Vonderhaar also confirmed that the developers are working on adding more echelon levels for players.

Currently, players are limited to only 80 echelons, and with no option to prestige, some have lost the motivation to continue playing as there are no more goals or objectives to grind for. 

“Yes. I’ve said repeatedly we are working on it. Aggressively,” Vondy said, again in response to a player on Twitter. 

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With this flurry of news coming from Vonderhaar all at once, it will make keeping an eye on Blackout in the coming weeks very much worth it, as who knows what else could be revealed to be coming soon to the popular battle royale title. 

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