EuroGamer: "So back to Blackout, and even as I'm writing this I'm craving wingsuiting, once again, into the fray. The more I think about it the more impressed I am with Treyarch's execution: there's a polish here that PUBG can't cope with and shooting Fortnite can't hope to emulate. But gone are the days when Call of Duty set the agenda. I remember the series' water-cooler zeitgeist, when the Modern Warfare campaigns were redefining the video game set-piece and competitive multiplayer rewrote the FPS rulebook with perks and scorestreaks. There was a time when shooters copied Call of Duty. Now, Call of Duty looks to other games for inspiration. I'm not sure there's much to be done about this, but I do know this: when Call of Duty puts its mind to something, it knocks it out the park."