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Learn more about the new CoD: BO4 update: Operation: Spectre Rising! Find out about the new season, gameplay balances and multiplayer mode, new specialist, a major Blackout map update, and more.

Apr. 30 Update - Update Summary: Operation Spectre Rising

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General Updates

Operation Spectre Rising Official Trailer

New Season: Operation Spectre Rising Is Here!

New Season: Operation Spectre Rising Is Here!

The new season for CoD: BO4 has arrived on the PS4, and now PS4 COD Black Ops 4 players will be able to access a new set of content.

Update Comes First On PS4

As with usual content updates, PS4 players get access to the update first, with other platforms following a week after.

50 New Black Market Tiers

50 New Black Market Tiers

As with the new season, a new Black Market Contraband stream has been introduced, along with 50 new tiers for players to earn rewards from! The stream is much shorter to align with the upcoming Days of Summer update in June.

New Item Types: Weapon Charms & Death Effects

New Item Types: Weapon Charms & Death Effects

Weapon Charms & Death Effects will be introduced to the Black Market which further enhances customization of characters in Black Ops 4. Charms dangle on your weapon, while death effects changes the blood spatter effect when you kill an enemy.

New Black Market Content

  • New Specialist
  • New Blackout Characters
  • New Contraband Weapons
  • New Signature Weapons
  • New Gestures
  • Death Effects
  • Weapon Charms
  • New Outfits
  • New Mastercrafts
  • New Reactive Camos
  • Blackjack's Reserves

New Content For Black Ops Pass Holders

New Content For Black Ops Pass Holders

Black Ops Pass holders will also get new content, including 3 new multiplayer maps, and an older Frank Woods as a playable character for Blackout!

Black Ops Pass New Content

  • New Multiplayer Map: Masquerade
  • New Multiplayer Map: Artifact
  • New Multiplayer Map: WMD
  • New Blackout Character: Uncle Frank

Information on this section was taken from the official Treyarch blog post of CoD: BO4.

Multiplayer Updates

New Specialist: Spectre

New Specialist: Spectre

Black Ops 3's assassin Spectre makes a comeback and will now be a playable character in both Multiplayer and Blackout. Spectre is unlocked by completing the first tier of the Operation.

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Kill Enemies Up Close With Shadow Blade

Kill Enemies Up Close With Shadow Blade

Spectre's Specialist Weapon is the Shadow Blade. Once activated, you POV switches to third-person, and allows you to dodge incoming bullets and kill enemies with one strike.

Kill In The Cover of Smoke

Spectre's Special Issue Equipment is the Smoke Grenade, which reduces visibility for all players except you. All enemies will be visible through the haze.

New Multiplayer Modes

Play Hide & Seek In Prop Hunt

New Multiplayer Mode: Prop Hunt

Play hide and seek in this new fun mode! Choose a prop and blend in with your environment, while the enemy team searches the map for players disguised as props.

Check Out Multiplayer Tips & Guides Here!

Capture The Flag Returns

Later in the season, the classic Capture The Flag mode returns to Black Ops 4. In this mode, players will need to pick up the flag from enemy territory and return it to the base.

New Multiplayer Weapons

New Multiplayer Weapons

This new update will also introduce new weapons, incluyding the Nifo'Oti melee weapon and the Tigershark LMG.

Check Out All Weapon List Here!

New Alternate Weather Maps

More alternate weather variation of maps will also be introduced in the new operation, with Hacienda Twilight to be released in the new update.

Improvements To World League Hub

New Suspension System

A new suspension system is introduced for players who leave or disconnect from matches. When players leave a League Play match, players will be banned for a brief period of time. They will also lose more points.

Check Out How To Rank Up In World League Mode

Improved Skill Based Matchmaking

Matchmaking has been improved to fix skill-matching issues in order to reduce match quitting.

Blackout Changes

Blackout Changes

With the new Operation, updates will be made to Blackout mode.

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Map Update: Wetworks

Map Update Wetworks

Hydro Dam has exploded and certain areas in Blackout map have been flooded. Low lying areas can now be navigated using a boat. Take the high ground and change your overall approach and strategy for Blackout!

New Game Mode: Bounty Hunter

New Game Mode Bounty Hunter

Available at the start of the operation, Bounty Hunter is a mode where players drop in to search Spectre Stashes containing the Shadow Blade and other items. Equipping the Shadow Blade transforms them into Spectre.

Players With Most Kills Are Marked As Targets

Players with the most number of kills will be marked as bounty targets which only Spectre can see. Eliminating the target or surviving the Bounty attack rewards the player with a Supply Drop.

Perform Humiliations on Downed Enemies

Unique to this mode, players will be able to perform dramatic finishing moves on downed enemies.

Upcoming Mode: Ground War

Upcoming Mode Ground War

Later on in the season, a new game mode called "Ground War" will be introduced in Blackout, which turns the whole Blackout map into a huge large-scale team vs. team warzone.

Returning LTMs

Down But Not Out and Hot Pursuit will be making a comeback in this update, with Down But Not Out having a change in mechanics.

Check Out Down But Not Out Here!

Other Changes To Blackout

  • DART Scorestreak Now in Blackout
  • Gameplay Updates To Alcatraz featuring more doors, stairways and paths
  • More weapons, vehicles and equipment to be added later
  • New playable characters

Zombies Changes

New Super Blood Wolf Moon Gauntlet

New Super Blood Wolf Moon Gauntlet

This new gauntlet arrives for Dead of The Night, featuring "Pool Party" and "Be-were" rounds featuring werewolves.

Check Out Gauntlet Mode Here!

More Gauntles On The Way

Labors of Hercules for Ancient Evil and Hard Mode Gauntlets will also be introduced later in the season in Zombies mode.

New Feature: Classic Elixir Restock

This features ensures that you'll never have an empty Elixir in a zombies match. Emptying an Elixir during a match replaces it with a random Classic Elixir.

Other Zombies Changes

  • Gauntlet Friend Leaderboards
  • New Weapon Tigershark LMG
  • New Smilomegalodon from the Pack-a-Punch machine

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