Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Adds Free Map And More; Patch Notes Revealed

Arsenal Sandstorm is here.

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Now Playing: Call of Duty Black Ops 4 New Blackout Map Alcatraz Gameplay

Developer Treyarch continues to expand Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with updates, and there's a new one available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC that adds a map variant for free. There's also two new modes on the way and plenty more.

The new map variant is named Arsenal Sandstorm. As you might deduce from the name, it's a version of Arsenal that has been overtaken by a dangerous desert storm, and it's available for free for all players now.

PS4 players have a new mode called Deathmatch Domination to enjoy. Treyarch describes it as a "first-of-its-kind mode for the Black Ops series" in which teams can increase their score by capturing objective points and by killing enemies. It's essentially a cross between Team Deathmatch and Domination, then.

Xbox One and PC players aren't totally left out. While they can't enjoy Deathmatch Domination just yet, they do now get to play Infected, which was previously only available to PS4 players and is now live on all platforms. The mode involves infected players running around attempting to pass on their disease to survivors in order to turn them to the infected side.

The remainder of the update is primarily made up of balance tweaks--most notably to the Rampart 17 and KN-57 assault rifles--and stability enhancements. You can read the full patch notes below, via Treyarch.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 17 Update -- Patch Notes

Free Arsenal Sandstorm Map

As we put the finishing touches on three additional Multiplayer maps launching with our next Operation later this month for Black Ops Pass holders, we're excited to release our newest alternate-weather map free for all players: Arsenal Sandstorm.

Hot on the heels of Contraband Hurricane, Arsenal Sandstorm is our most intricate map makeover yet in Black Ops 4. Players will need to adapt their playstyles to waves of sand sweeping across the environment, with limited visibility throughout the facility encouraging shorter-ranged engagements. We're excited to see how player strategies will evolve on Arsenal Sandstorm, now in rotation on all platforms.

Deathmatch Domination Debuts on PS4

If you've ever wished your team could play the objective in Domination even if they're just there for the streaks, we've got great news. Introducing Deathmatch Domination on PS4, a first-of-its-kind mode for the Black Ops series. In this new take on Domination, teams now have two ways to earn points toward the score limit: by capturing objectives, and by earning kills throughout the match. No matter how you play, you'll be playing for the team. Get out there and let us know what you think in the comments.

Infected Now Live on All Platforms

Infected is now live in Multiplayer on all platforms! We've also made some improvements to gameplay and stability, including the addition of 10 seconds to the game clock instead of 30 when a Survivor becomes infected, to help keep matches from running longer than intended. Check out the patch notes below for what's new, and if you're an Infected newbie, be sure to get familiar with the preset Survivor classes so you're ready to hit the ground running... for your life.

We've also made additional updates across all modes since our last community update, including weapon tuning to the Rampart and KN-57, an extension to the final Collapse timing in Blackout's Alcatraz map, and more. Read on for the full list of what's new.

Summary

  • Free Arsenal Sandstorm Multiplayer map in rotation today on all platforms.

  • Deathmatch Domination added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on PS4.

  • Infected added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on Xbox One and PC.

  • Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (consoles), and Half-Off Heist (Xbox One) added to Featured category in Multiplayer.

  • Weapon tuning for Rampart and KN-57 in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.

  • Alcatraz final Collapse time increased from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.

  • PC curated playlists updated, including new Lone Wolf playlist.

  • Gameplay and stability improvements added for Infected.

All Platforms

Multiplayer

  • Maps

    • Arsenal Sandstorm

      • Free alternate-weather version of Arsenal in rotation today on all platforms.

  • Game Modes

    • Infected

      • When a Survivor becomes infected, 10 seconds will now be added to the game clock instead of 30.

      • General stability fixes for Infected.

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

World League Hub

  • Statistics

    • Choosing Fresh Start will no longer clear World League Hub stats.

Blackout

  • Alcatraz

    • Increased the final Collapse time from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

Zombies

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

PS4

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes

    • Deathmatch Domination

      • Added as new Featured Playlist on PS4.

      • Teams have two ways to earn points toward the round score limit: capturing objectives and earning kills.

      • Addressed an issue where Medals were not displaying properly.

  • Featured Playlists

    • Barebones Moshpit, Infected, Stockpile, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit join Deathmatch Domination in the Featured category this week.

Xbox One And PC

Multiplayer

Infected

  • Infected added as Featured Playlist on PS4.

  • Players are divided into two teams: Survivors vs. Infected, with one player randomly selected as the first Infected.

  • Infected players hunt down the Survivors and attack them to spread their disease, converting their victims into members of the Infected team.

  • Survivors choose from preset classes and kill/avoid the Infected throughout the match.

  • Survivors win by having at least one surviving member when the timer runs out. Infected team wins by infecting every Survivor in the map before time runs out.

  • Infected team can respawn an infinite number of times. Survivors have one life before they become Infected.

  • Timer resets every time a Survivor falls victim to the Infected team, or when a Survivor becomes Infected via suicide.

  • Preset classes for Survivors include:

    • Scrapper

      • Primary Weapon: Cordite w/ Laser Sight and Extended Mags

      • Secondary Weapon: Mozu w/ High Caliber

      • Equipment: Concussion

      • Perks: Gung-Ho, Lightweight, Dexterity

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Gluttony

    • Impaler

      • Primary Weapon: VAPR-XKG w/ ELO and Bayonet

      • Secondary Weapon: Strife

      • Equipment: Molotov

      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, Dead Silence

      • Wildcard: Primary Operator Mod

    • Lead Spitter

      • Primary Weapon: Titan w/ Reflex, Stock, and Quickdraw

      • Secondary Weapon: RK 7 Garrison

      • Equipment: Frag

      • Perks: Skulker, Dexterity, and Team Link

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed

    • Perforator

      • Primary Weapon: ABR 223 w/ Suppressor, Quickdraw, and Extended Mags

      • Secondary Weapon: Strife

      • Equipment: Molotov

      • Perks: Scavenger, Skulker, and Dead Silence

      • Wildcard: Primary Gunfighter 1

    • Meat Bagger

      • Primary Weapon: Mozu w/ Speed Loader and Quickdraw

      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Quickdraw

      • Equipment: Concussion

      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, and Team Link

      • Wildcard: Underkill

    • Headhunter

      • Primary Weapon: Paladin HB50 w/ High Caliber and Stabilizer

      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Long Barrel and Barrel Choke

      • Equipment: None

      • Perks: Dexterity, Skulker, and Tracker

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed

  • Xbox One

    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, and Half-Off Heist added to the Featured category this week.

  • PC

    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, and Stockpile added to the Featured category this week.

PC

Multiplayer

  • Core Playlist Updates

    • Team Deathmatch

    • Search & Destroy

    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

      • Team Deathmatch

      • Kill Confirmed

    • Objective Moshpit

      • Control

      • Hardpoint

      • Domination

      • Safeguard

    • Lone Wolf Moshpit

      • Free For All

      • One In The Chamber

      • Gun Game

      • Heist

  • Match Start Requirements

    • Reduced Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.

    • Reduced Hardcore Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.

    • Reduced Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.

    • Reduced Hardcore Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.

Blackout

  • Match Start Requirements

    • Reduced match start requirements from 100 players to 80 in current and future Blackout modes when applicable.

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