Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Blackout)Activision/Treyarch

For the first time in years, the new “Call of Duty” has something truly new: a Battle Royale mode, along the lines of “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”

It’s still got traditional multiplayer modes like Control and Deathmatch, and the fan-favorite “Zombies” mode, but the big addition in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is the Battle Royale mode: Blackout.

In a surprising twist, the “Call of Duty” version of the insanely popular Battle Royale game type is a fresh, innovative take on Battle Royale — rather than the copycat mode that many were expecting. It’s so good, in fact, that “Fortnite” and the rest of the Battle Royale competition could take a few cues from Blackout.