Black Ops 4's First Patch Increases Blackout Player Count

Isaac Cain
October 21, 2018

For more detail on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, read our full review. Total number of hours played per player are up tremendously, and PC players are up twofold from previous year in the three-day launch period.

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Black Ops 4 sold over $500 million in the first three days of its release.

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Additionally, based on minutes watched, the title delivered the highest level of viewership through launch weekend on Twitch in franchise history. At the time of this writing, no such system exists for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout battle royale mode, and so some players, especially those new to the game, may not know which guns they should grab and which they should ignore. Through its first three days, PC digital sales and active players are up significantly from a year ago. Getting the edge over the competition is every gamer's goal, luckily Shacknews is here with a collection of strategies, guides, walkthroughs, tutorials and more to help players claim victory. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. Reported earlier today, one player has captured a video of a Black Ops 4 hacker using an aimbot to eliminate his opponent.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The game is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via It also saw the highest active player count of any installment, while setting the record for average and total hours played in an opening weekend. - Nick Plessas [Full review] Destructoid - 8/10 " Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can't just operate with the same business-as-usual mentality from Activision, now that it's taken this step.

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