It’s autumn, which means we can expect a few things to return to our lives like clockwork: Pumpkin spice lattes, tasteful flannel shirts, and a new entry in Activision’s Call of Duty franchise. So if you’ve been feeling like your life has been lacking in scorestreaks and zombies lately, your wait is almost over: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12.
But why keep your enthusiasm for your favourite shooter series limited to your voice chat and friends list? Activision wants to bring all the fun and action of Call of Duty into the real world, which is why they’re launching a pop-up escape room to celebrate the release of Black Ops 4.
From Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, Activision and Captive Experiences are teaming up to bring a limited-time escape room to Toronto. But there’s a twist: This is an elimination escape room. Because it wouldn’t be Call of Duty without a competitive multiplayer twist (and some slick rewards).
Each run of the escape room will host 16 players, split into four teams of four. There are multiple rooms and plenty of twists in store, but only one team will make it to the Blackout room. Will it be yours?
Each run takes less than 30 minutes, so you could be tasting sweet victory in less time than it takes to play a round of zombies.
And here’s a bonus for any PlayStation loyalists — PS Plus members can treat themselves to a VIP access at the escape room! If one member of your four-person squad can present their PS Plus ID on their PS phone app, your whole team gets to bypass lines with special early access and extended hour times, as well as a bonus gift if you check it out on Saturday or Sunday.
So if you’re ready to see if your pro stats carry over into a real-world setting or simply want a new escape room victory to add to your list of wins, this weekend can be your ultimate proving ground.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Escape Room
When: October 12 to October 14, 2018
Hours: 1 to 7 pm, Friday to Sunday
VIP Access Hours: 11 am to 1 pm and 7 to 8 pm, Friday to Sunday
Where: 502 Adelaide Street West (Adelaide + Portland)
Price: FREE (VIP Access for PS Plus subscribers)