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New Weapon Tunings & Grind Weekend Playlist

Weapons Balanced

Weapons Balanced

After listening to player feedbacks, the developers have balanced the Peacekeeper and S6 Stingray weapons to keep the meta as competitive as ever. A bug regarding the Locus reticles not aligning has also been fixed!

Check Out The June 14 Update Here!

Grind Weekend Playlist (All Platforms)

DurationJune 14 - 18

Playlists for all platforms have been updated with new game modes as well! Check out the featured playlists on your console and start playing!

Official Tweet

Contract System Teased & This Week's Updates

Official Tweet

Contracts System To Arrive Later in June

Contracts System To Arrive Later in June

Later this month, players will get a new way to receive more Reserve rewards with the Contract system. These are daily rotating challenges players can complete for rewards such as XP and Reserves.

Check Out This Week's Update - Contracts System & More!

Days Of Summer Live On All Platforms

 Days Of Summer Live On All Platforms

Days of Summer event is now live on all Platforms. This includes the new "Grind" map, Capture the Flag, and the epic 50 vs. 50 Ground War Blackout Mode!

Days Of Summer Released - New Mode, Weapons & Features

Days Of Summer Now Live On PS4

Official Tweet

New Ground War Mode, New Weapons & More!

New Ground War Mode, 5 New Weapons & More!

The new updates features a new Blackout Mode called Ground War, an intense 50 vs. 50 deathmatch set in the Blackout map. This new update also introduces new weapons players can obtain via the Bribe Supply Drops.

Check Out Days Of Summer Event Details Here!

Update Comes First To PS4

As with the usual Black Ops updates, this event will be released on other platforms the following week.

Event Information Table

ModeAll Modes
Release DateJune 4, 2019
WhatDays Of Summer Operation Update

Update Release At 10AM PT

The update will be available for players worldwide on June 4 2019, at 10AM PT. Below is a time conversion table to check out the start times in other time zones.

Time Conversion

AETJune 5, 2019, 5AM
PTJune 4, 2019, 10AM
ETJune 4, 2019, 1PM
CETJune 4, 2019, 7PM

Days Of Summer Teased For June 4 Release

Official Tweet

Call of Duty's Annual Summer Event is Coming

Call of Duty

Days Of Summer is coming this June 4, and will feature new Blackout Modes, new maps, new weapons & more!

Check Out Days Of Summer Here!

Quad Feed Double XP Weekend

Official Tweet

Get 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, Merits & Nebulium Plasma

Call in your squad and hop on for a weekend of double XP on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4! Get 2XP and 2X Weapon XP in Multiplayer, League Play & Zombies, get 2X Merits in Blackout, and get 2X Nebulium Plasma in Zombies!

Double XP (2XP) Weekend Event News & Dates (Updated May 24)

Event Information Table

ModeMultiplayer, League Play Blackout and Zombies
PeriodMay 24, 2019 ~ May 28, 2019
What2XP and 2X Weapon XP in Multiplayer and Zombies, 2X Merits in Blackout, 2X Nebulium Plasma in Zombies

Event Starts At 10AM PT

The Event will be available for players worldwide on May 24, 2019, at 10AM PT. Below is a time conversion table to check out the start times in other time zones.

Time Conversion

AETMay 25, 2019, 5AM - May 29, 2019, 5AM
PTMay 24, 2019, 10AM - May 28, 2019, 10AM
ETMay 24, 2019, 1PM - May 28, 2019, 1PM
CETMay 24, 2019, 7PM - May 28, 2019, 7PM

2X Tier Boost For Black Ops Pass Owners

Official Tweet

Black Ops Pass Owners Get 2X Tier Boost All Week Long!

Black Ops Pass Owners Get 2X Tier Boost All Week Long!

Black Ops Pass owners will receive a 2X Tier Boost this week, starting May 22 to May 28. The 2X Tier Boost, as well as the Black Ops pass map access is shared to all party members the pass holder is playing with.

Check Out New Rewards For Black Ops Pass Owners Here!

Ambush Returns, 2X Nebulium Plasma & Barebones Moshpit

Official Tweet

Play Ambush & Barebones Deathmatch This Week!

In this week's update, Ambush will return to Blackout, get 2X Nebulium Plasma for Zombies, and play Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit featuring TDM & Kill Confirmed!

Check Out The May 14 Update Here!April 2019 News

Operation Spectre Rising Arrives On The PS4

Official Tweet

The Assassin Spectre Makes A Return

The Assassin Spectre Makes A Return

Returning from Black Ops 3 is Spectre. Unleash the Shadow Blade on your enemies for fast melee kills while being able to dodge enemy gunfire. Throw a smoke grenade to hide you from enemies while being able to see them.

Check Out Multiplayer Tips & Guides Here!

Wetworks Map Update

Wetworks Map Update

Hydro Dam has exploded and flooded the entire Blackout Map. Low lying areas can now be accessed by boats, so change your entire approach to Blackout!

Check Out Blackout Battle Royale Tips & Guides Here!

Deathmatch Domination Arrives On All Platforms

Official Tweet

Deathmatch Dominaton Live On All Platforms

Deathmatch Dominaton Live On All Platforms

The new Deathmatch Domination is now live as well on Xbox One and PC now with 12 player support. In this mode, payers gain points by holding domination points and getting kills.

Check Out Apr. 23 Update Summary Here!

Last Chance To Play Blackout For Free

Final Week Of Blackout Free Access

Blackout Free Access is ending April 30, and will be kicked off with the return of Hot Pursuit mode, and one last 2X Merit weekend before the next major update.

Deathmatch Domination Mode, Arsenal Sandstorm Map & More

Official Tweet

Deathmatch Domination Arrives This Week

In this hybrid game mode, players earn score when by by holding domination points and getting kills, enabling you to contribute to the team's score however you want!

Check Out Deathmatch Domination Mode Here

Fight With Limited Visibility in Arsenal Sandstorm

In this variation of the map Arsenal, players will have to navigate through the map amidst a raging sandstorm. Choose and prepare your loadout well and equip gear that will help you spot enemies!

Infected Arrives On All Platforms

Infected Arrives On All Platforms

Also in this week's update, the Infected multiplayer mode will be available on all platforms. Try to survive as long as you can, or join the infected and aim to infect all survivors.

Infected Mode, Alcatraz Blackout Map & Skill Divisions

The April 9 update brings with it new content for different game modes of Call of Duty Black Ops 4! New contents include the Infected Game Mode, Alcatraz Blackout Map, and Skill Divisions in League Play!

Check Out The April 9 Update Here!

New Multiplayer Mode "Infected"

New Multiplayer Mode Infected

The new update brings with it the new multiplayer game mode: Infected, where two teams (Survivors & Infected) are pit against each other. Outlast the infected team, or turn everyone into a zombie!

Check Out The Infected Mode Here!

New Blackout Map "Alcatraz"

New Blackout Map Alcatraz

A new map called Alcatraz is now available to play in the Blackout mode of the game! This new map features tight corners and spaces to keep the action fast-paced! Due to its smaller size, the player count per match will also be reduced.

Check Out The Alcatraz Map Here!

Skill Divisions In League Play

Skill Divisions In League Play

Skill Divisions will now be implemented into the World League Mode. Players will now be assigned a skill rating based on their ranking in the active competitive community, and will be placed into divisions for better matchmaking.

Check Out Skill Divisions Here!

Barebones Healing Cooldown & Stability Fixes

Official Tweet

Faster Healing in Barebones, Stability Fixes & More

Faster Healing in Barebones

This update improves healing cooldown in Barebones mode, and introduces stability fixes and other improvements in for Alcatraz and Ancient Evil. Treyarch also introduced a revamped Combat Record for mobile and web so players can take a look at their stats even when not in game.

Check Out Details On The Apr. 4 Update Here!

New Alcatraz Blackout Map and Free Access

Official Tweet

New Blackout Map Alcatraz Launches April 2

New Blackout Map Alcatraz Launches April 2!

An entirely new Blackout map, Alcatraz, will be released on Apr. 2, first on the PS4! Taking place in the infamous prison island, the map is much smaller in size and will feature close quarters combat!

Read More About Alcatraz & April Free Access Here!

Blackout Is Free This April

Alongside the release of Alcatraz, players can access Blackout battle royale mode for free on all platforms!

Event Information Table

ModeBlackout
PeriodApril 2, 2019 ~ April 30, 2019
WhatFree Trial for Blackout Mode on all platforms
March 2019 News

Double XP Weekend On All Modes

Official Tweet

Play Double XP Weekend For All Modes!

This weekend, you can earn double XP in Multiplayer and Zombies modes and 2X Merits in Blackout from Mar. 29 to Apr. 1!

Check Out Double XP (2XP) Event News & Dates Here!

Event Information Table

ModeMultiplayer, Blackout and Zombies
PeriodMar. 29, 2019 ~ Apr. 1, 2019
What2XP Multiplayer and Zombies, 2X Merits in Blackout

Event Starts At 10AM PT

The Event will be available for players worldwide on Mar 29, 2019, at 10AM PT. Below is a time conversion table to check out the start times in other time zones.

Time Conversion

AETMar 30, 2019, 5AM - Apr 2, 2019, 5AM
PTMar 29, 2019, 10AM - Apr 1, 2019, 10AM
ETMar 29, 2019, 1PM - Apr 1, 2019, 1PM
CETMar 29, 2019, 7PM - Apr 1, 2019, 7PM

Game Modes With 2XP Weekend - Tips

Mar. 27 Update - Gameplay & Stability Improvements

Official Tweet

Gameplay Improvements & Fixes

n this latest and minor update, bug fixes and improvements across all modes will be implemented, especially for Ancient Evil and the new Zombshell perk in Zombies.

Check Out Mar. 27 Update Summary Here!

Free MKII Weapon Crate

Free MKII Weapon Crate

This week starting with the PS4, players will get a free Weapon Crate at the Black Market for a guaranteed MKII Weapon which grants +25% bonus XP per kill, plus two other free Reserve items. Make sure to claim yours immediately before offer expires.

Mar. 26 Update - New Barebones and Zombies Modes

Official Tweet

New Barebones MP Mode For Classic COD Action

New Barebones MP Mode For Classic COD Action

Players will a taste of classic Call of Duty action with Barebones mode. In this mode, there will be no specialists, equipment and gear.

Check Out Mar. 26 Update - Barebones, Weapon Tuning, New MP Modes

Ancient Evil Map for Zombies

A new map for Zombies will be playable for Black Ops pass holders called Ancient Evil. This time, our heroes will venture into an underground Greek city, facing new hordes of zombies!

PC 1.14 Update & Player Collision Fixes

Official Tweet

Quality Of Life Improvements & Optimization for PC

The new update introduced new Blackout inventory management options, GPU optimization, stability fixes and more in the latest PC 1.14 update.

Check Out Mar. 18 Update Summary Here!

Fixes Player Collision Issues

The latest update also fixed a recent issue that came with last week's update that caused increased player collision boundaries.

Multiplayer DLC Free Access 2XP Weekend

Official Tweet

Play All MP DLC Maps With Double XP on All Modes!

Play All MP DLC Maps With Double XP on All Modes!

This weekend, you can play all DLC maps Elevation, Madagascar, Lockup and Casino for free from Mar. 15 to Mar. 18! While you're at it, earn double XP in Multiplayer and Zombies modes, 2X Merits in Blackout, and 2X Tier Progression in the same weekend!

Check Out Free Access Weekend and Double XP Event Here!

Event Information Table

ModeMultiplayer, Blackout and Zombies
PeriodMar. 15, 2019 ~ Mar. 18, 2019
WhatFree MP DLC Map Access, 2XP Multiplayer and Zombies, 2X Merits in Blackout, 2X Tier Progression

Event Starts At 10AM PT

The Event will be available for players worldwide on Mar 15, 2019, at 10AM PT. Below is a time conversion table to check out the start times in other time zones.

Time Conversion

AETMar 16, 2019, 5AM - Mar 19, 2019, 5AM
PTMar 15, 2019, 10AM - Mar 18, 2019, 10AM
ETMar 15, 2019, 1PM - Mar 18, 2019, 1PM
CETMar 15, 2019, 7PM - Mar 18, 2019, 7PM

Game Modes With 2XP Weekend - Tips

Shamrock & Awe Event

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In Shamrock & Awe

Black Ops 4 will be bringing back a classic tradition with Shamrock & Awe. No further details have been announced yet but we can expect a St. Patrick's Day themed event, which will include new skins, weapons, maps and modes!

Check Out Mar. 12 Update - Shamrock & Awe, Blackout Map Update & More!

Updates to All Modes

A new mode called Stockpile will be introduced to Multiplayer, while a Hardcore mode will be thrown in Blackout mode. In Zombies, players can expect the all new Hellcatraz Gauntlet mode!

Update To Arrive First on PS4

As with major updates, this update will launch first on the PS4, with other platforms following suit in the succeeding week.

February 2019 News

World League Hub Launches on PS4 on Feb. 21!

Compete With Similarly Skilled Players And Higher Rank!

The World League Hub is now live on the PS4, featuring competitive playlists where you'll compete against players with matching skill level. Earn ladder points by winning matches, but be careful though, as losing matches will make you lose points.

Check Out League Play Here!

Operation: Grand Heist Arrives On The PS4 on Feb. 19!

Major Changes To All Modes!

The new update brings major changes to all modes of Black Ops 4, including a new Specialist, a new destination in Black Out featuring 2 new locations, new weapons to earn and so much more!

Check Out Operation Grand Heist Update Summary Here!

Valentine's Quad Feed Weekend

Celebrate Valentine's With Double XP on All Modes!

This Valentine's weekend, you can earn double XP in Multiplayer and Zombies modes, 2X Merits in Blackout, and 2X Nebulum Plasma in Zombies from Feb. 14 to Feb 19!

Valentine's Quad Feed Weekend Duration

Event DurationFeb 14, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019

Time Conversion Table

PTFeb 14, 2019, 10AM - Feb 19, 2019, 10AM
ETFeb 14, 2019, 1PM - Feb 19, 2019, 1PM
AETFeb 15, 2019, 5AM - Feb 20, 2019, 5AM
CETFeb 14, 2019, 7PM- Feb 19, 2019, 7PM
Check out Valentine's Quad Feed Event Here!

Arms Race Team Deathmatch

Get More Points For Your Kills

Valentine

In Arms Race Team Deathmatch, you get 150 points instead of the standard 100 points for each EKIA (Enemy Killed in Action). This way, you can call in Scorestreaks faster! This mode will be in the featured playlist for the PS4 starting February 12.

Check out Team Deathmatch Mode - Multiplayer Tips & Guides here!

Close Quarters Frenzy Blackout Mode for PS4

Close Quarters Frenzy Makes a Comeback On The PS4

Valentine

Close Quarters Frenzy is a limited time mode in Blackout where players can only use close-range weapons, such as SMGs, Shotguns, Pistols, Launchers and Bowie Knives. To top it off, the circle collapses even faster in this mode.

Check Out Blackout Battle Royale Tips & Guides - How To Get Better Here!
January 2019 News

Pro Series Moshpit

Play Like The Pros In Multiplayer

Pro Series Moshpit

Get a taste of how the Pros play multiplayer in BO4 with the Pro Series Moshpit Playlist! This playlist will have restrictions on the maps, game modes, loadouts, and more to give you a challenge!

Check Out The Pro Series Moshpit Here

Chaos Domination & KAP 45 Pistol

Chaos Domination Added To Featured Playlist

Chaos Domination

The Chaos Domination mode has been added to the featured playlist in Multiplayer Mode.

Check Out Chaos Domination & KAP 45 Here

KAP 45 Pistol

The KAP 45 is a full auto Pistol which you can unlock via the Barbarian Special Event Stream. Jump into Multiplayer to level up your tiers!

Blackout Free Trial Arrives on All Platforms

Play Blackout for Free for a whole week!

COD BO4 Blackout Free Trial

CoD BO4 just launched a free trial for the battle royale mode Blackout. This means players can download BO4's Blackout mode and try the game out for an entire week from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24!

Check out our guide on Blackout mode!

Official Tweet

Down But Not Out Blackout Mode

Blackout With A Twist

CoD: BO4, Down But Not Out - Blackout Mode

Down But Not Out Mode is a new take on Blackout. It is a Quads mode that gives you and your team a second chance. This game will make you work as a team to become the last squad to survive!

Check Out Blackout Modes Here

Official Tweet

Patch 1.11 for PC Arrives

Black Ops PC Version Improvements and Fixes

This patch brings the 1.11 update earlier made for consoles last Jan. 15 to the PC version of CoD Black Ops 4 as well as some gameplay improvements for both Blackout and Multiplayer modes.

Official Tweet

Check Out Patch 1.11 Here!

115 Day & Gauntlet Mode

Official Tweet

Check Out The Jan 15 Update Here

Earn Double The Rewards In Zombies Mode

You will be able to earn double the XP, Weapon XP, and Nebulium Plasma when playing in Zombies during the 115 Day celebration in CoD: BO4!

115 Event Details Summary

ModeZombies
PeriodJan 15, 2019 ~ Jan 18, 2019
What2XP, 2x Weapon XP, 2x Nebulium Plasma

Curated 30-Round Challenges

CoD: BO4: Ver. 1.11 Update (Jan. 15) - 115 Day, Gauntlet Mode & More

Gauntlet Mode is a new mode within Zombies mode that introduces 30-Round challenges while you fight your way through hordes of Zombies.

Quote Regarding Gauntlet Challenges

Rules can vary wildly round-to-round, ranging from weapon restrictions and time limitations to area defense challenges with dangerous enemy modifiers, and everything in-between.

Source: Treyarch's official Reddit page

Operation: Absolute Zero - Dec 18, 2018

New Season In BO4 - Absolute Zero

CoD: BO4, Latest News & Updates

Operation: First Strike has ended, and a new Operation has taken it's place in the Black Market. This new path includes 100 new tiers, new cosmetics, and more!

Check Out Operation: Absolute Zero Here

New Specialist: Zero

CoD: BO4, Latest News & Updates

A new specialist makes her appearance in Operation: Absolute Zero. Armed with her EMP Disruptor Grenade, and Ice Pick Hacking Tool, Zero joins the fight to get the victory!

Safeguard Playlist & Bowie Knife - Nov 27, 2018

New Playlist Added - Safeguard

CoD: BO4, Latest News & Updates

Work together to secure your charge in this new Escort Mission, Safeguard. To win the game, teams must bring their robot charge into enemy territories while also preventing the other team from completing the mission.

Bowie Knife Release

The Bowie Knife can now be looted in Equipment Stashes, defeated Zombies, and as a random item spawn in Zombies-themed maps across all platforms.

Check Out The Nov 27 Update Here

Weapon & Specialist Balance Changes - Oct 30, 2018

Weapon Balance Changes To All Weapons

CoD: BO4, Latest News & Updates

A few weeks after launch, Treyarch has released an update that balances weapon & specialist changes in order to balance gameplay, and give players better options on how to tackle all game modes in BO4!

Check Out The Oct 30 Update Here

Primary Weapon Changes

Weapon ClassChanges
Assault Rifles- Weakened
SMGs- Weakened
- Added Operator Mods
Tactical Rifles- Improved Attachments
Sniper Rifles- Buffed
LMGs- Weakened
Check Out The All Weapon List Here

Specialist Changes

WeakenedBuffed
AjaxFirebreak
NomadTorque
CrashProphet
Recon-
Check Out The All Specialist List Here

Black Market & Halloween Event - Oct 19, 2018

Earn Cosmetic Rewards From The Black Market

CoD: BO4, Latest News & Updates

The Black Market is a place where you will be able to earn cosmetic rewards such as Specialist Skins, Tags, Gestures, and more! Progress through the different paths, and earn your rewards by playing Multiplayer or Blackout!

Operation: First Strike Progression Path (Event)

Oct. 19 update - Operation: First Strike Progression Path
Game ModesRewardsPeriod
Multiplayer, BlackoutTags, Stickers, Calling Cards, Gestures, Reserves, Outfit Bundles, Signature Weapons, Blackout CharactersOct 19 - Dec 11

Halloween Event (Event)

Oct. 19 update- Earn Exclusive Rewards In The Halloween Event
Game ModesRewardsPeriod
Multiplayer, Blackout, ZombiesStickers, Gestures, Shared WarpaintOct 20 - Nov 2

A limited time Halloween event progression path is also available in the Black Market for you to progress. More cosmetic items related to the theme of the event will be unlockable here!

Check Out The Oct. 19 Update Here

CoD: Black Ops 4 Release - Oct 12, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on Oct 12, 2018. It will mainly have 3 Game Modes for you to choose from which will be updated from time to time.

Initial Status Of Each Game Mode

Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Blackout is a last-man-standing game mode where lots of players descend onto a map. Starting with only your fists, collect your gear, optimize your loadout, and fight it out to get to the top spot!

Check Out The Blackout Game Mode Here

Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Take control of 1 of four unique characters as they fight against waves and waves of zombies.

Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Multiplayer allows you to pick from a number of different Game Modes. This includes, a Capture The Flag Game Mode, Hardpoint Mode, and more!

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