Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Out Now, Full Patch Notes Revealed

Black Ops 4 gets a new map, weapon changes, and more.

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While Call of Duty fans await the upcoming Modern Warfare reboot (slated for October 25), a new Black Ops 4 update is out now for console and PC, delivering new content and features across all its modes. The patch notes reveal that modes like Capture the Flag and Prop Hunt will get new maps added to their rotations, as well as the addition of a new hard mode for the ever-popular Zombies mode.

Developer Treyarch posted a lengthy outline on Reddit of all the additions arriving in this new update. Chief among them are new maps like Hacienda Twilight, changes to weapons like the Daemon 3XB and the Switchblade X9 submachine guns, the introduction of Contracts, and more.

The outdoor map Hacienda Twilight is now in the multiplayer rotation. The outside is brighter than the inside thanks to the glaring moon hanging overhead, with fires, structural changes, and other surprises waiting in the twilight.

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Pistols and SMGs have been tuned to be more competitive against assault rifles, with their ballistic profiles falling more in line with traditional hitscan models. Basically, SMGs and pistols should now hit faster and with higher accuracy without accounting for bullet travel time in multiplayer. Further, damage range on both the Daemon 3XB and the Switchblade X9 SMGs have been decreased, while the Daemon 3XB gets a third extra magazine.

Contracts are now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with PC soon to follow in patch 1.18. There are 196 contracts to complete each week throughout all modes--Blackout, multiplayer, world league, and zombies--and doing so nets players experience, Merits, Nebulium Plasma, and reserves. For example, getting five kills with the Hellstorm Missiles grants 2500 experience points and two supply crates.

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Black Ops 4 added a new Specialist called Spectre back in April 2019, a katana-wielding assassin who can see enemy outlines through their smoke grenades. The Operation Spectre Rising update also brought three new maps: Artifact, Masquerade, and WMD, all available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 June 25 Update Patch Notes

Summary

  • Contracts now available featuring 28 daily rotating challenges across all modes.
  • Hacienda Twilight added to rotation in Multiplayer.
  • Weapon tuning for the Daemon 3XB, Switchblade X9, and MOG 12.
  • Ballistic profiles changed to hitscan model for SMGs and pistols.
  • More maps added to Prop Hunt and Capture the Flag rotations.
  • Humiliation finishing moves added to Heist in MP and redeploy modes in Blackout.
  • Medals added to Blackout with new Merit rewards.
  • Sentry now available in Stashes and Supply Drops in Blackout.
  • New “Numbers” Death Effect reward added for completing an Outfit Mission in Blackout
  • MKII Weapons now properly track attachment and camo progression.
  • Scorestreak improvements and fixes for the Drone Squad, Hellstorm, DART, and Gunship.
  • Improved matchmaking in Domination.
  • Featured Playlist updates on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Blackjack’s Stash now available only in limited-time modes (PS4).
  • Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet added to Zombies with 2X Nebulium Plasma rewards (PS4).

PlayStation 4

Zombies

  • Hard Mode Gauntlets
    • Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet now available with doubled Nebulium Plasma rewards and Hard Mode-exclusive Medals and Calling Cards to earn.

Blackout

  • Blackjack’s Stash
    • Blackjack’s Stash now available to find and open in limited-time modes.
    • Players can unlock only one of Blackjack’s Stashes per match, containing Black Market weapons currently in the player’s collection.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Global

  • Contracts
    • Contracts are now available in Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and World League.
    • Up to 6 Contracts to complete per mode in addition to each mode’s Daily Contract, for a total of 28 Contracts to complete each day.
    • Up to three Contracts can be active at once, including two player-selected Contracts and one Daily Contract for each game mode.
    • Daily Contracts will refresh every 24 hours. Players must complete their Daily Contract in each mode before the refresh, when a new Daily Contract will take its place.
    • Players can jump from mode to mode to complete Contracts in any order they like.
    • Possible rewards from completing Contracts can include:
      • Reserve Case(s)
      • Bonus XP in Multiplayer, Zombies, and World League
      • Bonus Nebulium Plasma in Zombies
      • Bonus Merits in Blackout

Multiplayer

  • Maps
    • Hacienda Twilight
      • Alternate-lighting Hacienda map variant now in rotation.
  • Weapons
    • Ballistic Profiles
      • Ballistic profiles on SMGs and pistols changed to hitscan to create consistency with other weapon classes in Multiplayer.
    • MOG 12
      • Dragon Breath Operator Mod damage reduced to increase pellets required for a one-shot kill at long range.
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Now requires at least six bullets to finish off a target with full health (up from five).
      • Added a third extra magazine.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Reduced 6-shot kill range from 19 meters to 13 meters.
      • Reduced 7-shot kill range from 25 meters to 19 meters.
      • Reduced 8-shot kill range from 31 meters to 25 meters.
    • Ballistic Knife
      • Addressed an issue preventing players from using Dual Wield and Extra Blades at the same time.
  • Game Modes
    • Prop Hunt
      • Added Morocco and Summit to map rotation.
      • Addressed an issue in Prop Hunt where players could sometimes spawn inside of other players.
      • Closed an exploit in Prop Hunt where props could hide under the map.
    • Capture the Flag
      • Added Frequency and Jungle to map rotation.
    • Domination
      • Players will no longer join Domination matches that are almost over.
    • Heist
      • Added Humiliation finishing moves to Heist.
  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed an issue where MKII Weapons were not progressing attachments and camos properly.
  • Scorestreaks
    • Drone Squad now takes longer to target players equipped with Cold Blooded.
    • Addressed an issue where players using in the Gunship could have their camera stuck in a non-functional state.
    • Addressed an issue where the Hellstorm would sometimes self-destruct upon deployment.
    • Addressed an issue where a player using the DART could end up seeing a teammate’s Hellstorm deployment view.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players could bounce far away from one other when sliding into one another.
    • Addressed an issue where Zero’s Ice Pick would not hack the Sentry or RCXD.
  • Featured Playlists (June 25 – July 2)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Capture the Flag
      • Endurance Moshpit
      • Barebones Objective Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

Blackout

  • Medals
    • Medals now available in Blackout for in-game actions including reviving and assisting teammates, eliminating a Duo or Quad, taking down zombies, scoring a multikill, and more.
    • Players earn Merits when Medals are achieved.
  • Equipment
    • Sentry now available in Stashes and Supply Drops in all Blackout modes.
    • Sentry deals lower damage compared to its MP counterpart, acting as a nuisance/alert system in Blackout.
  • Humiliations
    • Humiliation finishing moves now available to use against downed enemies in redeploy modes.
  • Death Effects
    • New “Numbers” Death Effect now rewarded for completing Outfit Missions in Blackout.
  • Featured Playlists
    • PS4/Xbox One (June 25 – July 2)
      • Alcatraz Quads
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads

PC

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists (June 25-27)
    • Capture the Flag
    • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
    • Endurance Moshpit

Blackout

  • Featured Playlists (June 25-27)
    • Alcatraz Quads
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Duos

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