Activision Weekly Wrap-Up for April 5: Alcatraz, Ancient Evil advice, App Info, Free Access to Blackout*, and News About COD Endowment

There was something for every Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 player this week, with the release of the Alcatraz Blackout map, Free Blackout Access, and tactics for Multiplayer Map Contraband and Zombies experience Ancient Evil! Plus, COD Endowment placed over 10,000 vets into high-quality jobs in 2018.

by David Hodgson on April 05, 2019

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up for April 5, 2019, detailing the major announcements, blog posts of note, and other items of interest in the world of Activision games.

In another busy week, PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Black Ops players can now drop in and take no prisoners on the island of Alcatraz; a new Blackout map. Plus, the Blackout Free Access period is now active, running throughout the month of April across all platforms. It’s also a great time to see Multiplayer map Contraband in an all-new light; perfect your tactics before the storm rolls in! And for those venturing into the Greek hellhole of Delphi to rescue the Oracle, there are some tactical plans for Ancient Evil to follow. In addition, Black Ops 4 fans can now access an expanded Combat Record on the Call of Duty® Companion App; multiplayer statistics can be inspected, and all at your fingertips!

Finally, we’re proud to announce that the Call of Duty Endowment continued to be the world’s most effective veteran nonprofit funder, placing over 10,000 vets into high-quality jobs in 2018.

Blackout: Alcatraz was available on April 2 for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 first on PS4, with other platforms to follow.

*The limited-time Blackout Free Access period begins April 2, 2019 and ends on April 30, 2019. Available now on all platforms. Online Multiplayer Subscription required for Console.

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