Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's most interesting mode is undoubtedly Blackout, the series' take on the popular battle royale genre. While there are fundamentals of battle royale play that, if you're familiar with and utilize, will get you pretty far, to truly get the edge over your enemies you'll need to make use of perks. However, you'll need to pick your moments and your perks carefully.
In the video above Aaron Sampson offers a few tips on how to approach perk usage in Blackout. He does this by breaking down the perk that are useful depending on what phase of the game you're in. First up is the ones that will give you a leg up during the early phases of the game when the focus is on scavenging. Then there's a quick showcase of the perks that help to get vehicles and also fight your way out of unexpected fights during this period.
Following that, are the perks that will help you out in the mid-game to improve situational awareness, which is critical for staying alive. From there its on to the perks that will be absolutely essential when the circle closes in and you're forced into close quarters with other enemies.
If you want some more guidance with Blackout, we have 11 useful tips you should know before playing which covers the best practices when playing and provides some key insights on where to go and what to look for.