Black Ops 4 Blackout Merits are the experience points you earn in Black Ops 4's Blackout mode.
Unlock enough Merits, and you'll level up your Eschelon rank, giving you new rewards including Blackout characters.
How to earn Merits in Black Ops 4's Blackout mode fast
Interestingly, unlike other multiplayer and Battle Royale games, you can actually complete matches without earning Merits at all. Here's the ways in which they are unlocked:
- Kills - 10 Merits each
- Top 15 place (solo), Top 10 place (duo) or Top 5 place (quads) - 50 Merits
- Win - 100 Merits
- Challenges - Varies
Playing matches will see you earning Merits from Blackout Challenges naturally, as seemingly every action within the mode has a Challenge tied to it. However, to start ranking up, you need to place highly and rank up kills.
Want to earn Merits quickly in Blackout? With every match you play, last as long as you can.
Getting into a top ranking will get to 50 Merits - that's the same as five kills, and arguably a lot easier. And of course if you can win, that's an additional 100 Merits on top of the placement points you get.
Getting into Black Ops 4? For Blackout, we recommend our bit list of Black Ops 4 Blackout tips, tricks, battle royale differences and things to know, or alternatively learning more about the Blackout map, all the Mystery Box and zombie locations for useful loot, how to get Merits fast to level Eschelons, and finding out how Blackout character mission unlocks work. We also have a Blackout Challenges and Black Ops 4 Dark Ops list. Meanwhile, here's how to unlock Create a Class in Black Ops 4 multiplayer and finally details on the best Blackout weapons, guns and multiplayer weapon damage stats.
Black Ops 4 Eschelon levels listed
Here is every Eschelon level and the amount of Merits required to unlock them.
|Echelon level||Merits required||Unlocks|
|20||5450||Ranger character unlock + card|
|40||15450||Frogman character unlock + card|
|60||27450||Airborne character unlock + card|
|80||41450||Seal character unlock + card|
|80 Prestige||44200||Battle Hardened character unlock + card|