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October Cover Revealed - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

by Daniel Tack on Sep 04, 2018 at 11:00 AM

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We set out to Treyarch headquarters to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, Blackout. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a campaign, but it's still launching with a three-pronged content assault with traditional multiplayer, multiple zombie modes, and the Blackout experience. With the genre taking the industry by storm, how would Call of Duty's polished shooting, zombies, and maps play out? We battled A.I. zombies for loot, piloted helicopters, and stockpiled gear on the back of a cargo truck, all while trying to survive to the final action-packed circle.

Our October issue is packed with every detail on the Blackout experience from over two hours of wild gameplay, including how perks and weapons are handled, character progression, vehicle elements, map locations and mechanics,  and much much more. 

Above: Get a taste of the month of exclusive content coming to in this video.

Starting this week, we'll have exclusive online content on Blackout and Black Ops 4 to support the cover story, including features, interviews, and more. Look for content to hit hard and fast this week in anticipation of the upcoming Blackout beta.

The October issue doesn't stop there. Andrew Reiner takes a deep dive into the upcoming Fallout 76. Ben Reeves travels to The Strong in New York to get a look at some of the museum's rare video game oddities like Will Wright's development notebooks, the original Star Wars Arcade pitch boards, and a nuclear-bomber arcade game from the '40s. You'll also find big previews for upcoming games like Devil May Cry 5, Cyberpunk 2077, and more.

Print subscribers can expect their issues to begin arriving in the coming weeks. The digital edition of this issue launches today for PC/Mac, iOS, and Google Play. You can also get the latest issue through third-party apps on Nook and Kindle later this week. To switch your print subscription to digital, click here, or to create a new subscription to the digital edition, click here.

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