Speaking to Finder, the publication managed to speak to game designer Matt Scronce and senior producer Yale Miller about the “Blackout” battle royale mode that will be coming to the game. Asking about how Blackout will compare to the competition from Fortnite and PUBG, it seems that Treyarch is confident that they will be able to do better.
According to Scronce, “We wouldn’t do this if we didn’t think we could do it best and better than everybody else. We’ve got a huge library of content, ten years of history, we’ve got the best gunplay out there, we’ve got the best movement, so we’re not too worried about it.” He also adds, “What we’re doing is going to be different. Some players will gravitate to us and people may gravitate towards other games. We’re making something that, when we play it, we have a whole lotta fun and I think we can grow out from that.”
At the moment there isn’t much details available about Blackout. While the developers did state that it would be considerably bigger than the iconic Nuketown map, it seems that some features have yet to be set in stone, namely how many players it would be able to support, but hopefully we’ll have further confirmation and details leading up to its release.