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

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Learn more about the new CoD: BO4 update coming this March 26! In this update, players will get the Barebones & other new multiplayer modes, weapon balancing, Blackout changes, the launch of "Ancient Evil" in Zombies, and improvements to League Play!

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

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Mar. 26 Update Overview

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Mar. 26 Update Summary

In this latest update, players can expect changes to all modes of Call of Duty, including new multiplayer modes, including the new Barebones mode, weapon balancing, World League & League Play changes, and changes in Blackout.

Multiplayer Changes

Classic Black Ops in New Barebones Mode

In Barebones mode, players will get to play how it feels like in earlier Black Ops games, with no specialists, no gear and no operator mods. Certain equipment will be single use and will not recharge until your next respawn.

Team Deathmatch & Domination Barebones Modes

The two most popular game modes will have Barebones modes, while fans of Hardcore TDM and Domination will also have Barebones modes as well.

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Team Deathmatch Mode - Multiplayer Tips & GuidesTeam Deathmatch Domination Mode - Multiplayer Tips & GuidesDomination

New Deathmatch Domination Mode

A mashup of Team Deathmatch and Domination where both capturing domination points, and enemy kills will count towards the team's overall score.

Arsenal Sandstorm

An iteration of the map Arsenal but with a sandstorm weather effect, which significantly reduces visibility in the map.

Weapon Balancing Adjustments

  • SMGs will receive slight buffs
  • All pistols will be buffed
  • Paladin will receive 1 extra bullet in the magazine but with a decrease in reload speed
  • Buffs for KN 57, ABR 223, & SDM
  • Slight flinch reduction
Check Out Best Weapons - Gun Tier Ranking Here!

Blackout Changes

EMP Grenades Can Now Be Picked Up


Zero's EMP grenades will now be available as a pick up in Blackout Mode. As with Multiplayer, this grenade will disrupt enemy equipment including barricades, mesh mines, as well as all vehicles in Blackout!

Sparrow Explosive Bow & Arrow On Supply Drops

Sparrow Explosive Bow & Arrow On Supply Drops

Outrider's Sparrow explosive bow and arrow can now be picked up from supply drops in Blackout!

Circle Collapse Damage Rebalancing

Players will now receive more damage the longer they stay in the collapse. This is to counter players hiding in the collapse late game with Outlander and medical supplies.

Changes to Ambush Mode

Changes to Ambush Mode

Ambush LTM will be returning with a few changes. ATVs and ARAVs will no longer spawn, SDM will be removed, and shotguns will be included. More 4X scopes will also spawn.

Other Updates and Changes to Blackout

  • Added new melee weapon Home Wrecker

Zombies Changes

Ancient Evil Releases March 26

Ancient Evil Releases March 26

A new zombies map titled "Ancient Evil" will drop tomorrow, taking our Zombies heroes to an underground Greek city, facing new zombies and challenges!

Check Out Zombies Mode Tips & Guides Here!

New Perk Zombshell

This new perk can cause zombies to explode, and leave behind a trail of gas which can cause other zombies in the area to explode as well!

World League Changes

New Ranks for League Play

10 new ranks will be added on top of the current 20 ranks in League Play, giving top tier players a higher tier to ascend to.

Check Out How To Rank Up In World League Mode Here!

Friendly Fire Improvements

There will be some changes as to how friendly fire works in league play.

Ricochet System At The Start Of Rounds

A player who shoots teammates off spawn will receive damage.

3 Kill Limit Added

Players who kill friendlies 3 times will receive a match-long penalty which bounces back damage they do to teammates on themselves.

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