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Operation Apocalypse Z Launches July 9
New Operation Starts Next Week
The next operation will start Tuesday (July 9), a zombie-themed operation where the undead will plague all modes. The image above shows the roadmap for the upcoming operation with a disclaimer that some contents may be subject to change.
Releases First On PS4
PS4 owners will be able to experience Operation Apocalypse Z first while PC and Xbox One players will be able to access the new content later on.
List of New Content In Operation Apocalypse Z
- 40 New Tiers
- New Specialist: Reaper
- New Black Market Weapons
- New Blackout Characters
- New Mk II Weapons
- New Mastercrafts
- New Weapon Camos
- New Specialist Outfits
- New Weapon Charms
- New Death Effects
- New Gestures
- New Jump Pack
- Blackjack's Reserves
- Earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe
Ultra Weapon Bribes Guarantee New Black Market Weapon
An Ultra Weapon Bribe will guarantee players one new ranged Black Market Weapon and two Reserve Cases. You will receive a Black Market weapon variant if you already own all Black Market weapons.
Black Ops Pass Owner Exclusives
Owners of the Black Ops Pass will receive 3 Multiplayer maps: The Shadow, Remnant, and returning map Havana.
New Digital Edition Of The Game
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Apocalypse Z Edition is a special digital edition that features several freebies and rewards for players looking to purchase the game! The list of benefits are listed below:
Contents of CoD: BO4 - Apocalypse Edition
- Full Game
- Apocalypse Z Survival Pack
- Specialist Outfit For All Specialists
- Calling Card, Emblem & Sticker
If you are looking to purchase this edition, you can do so here.
Operation Apocalypse Z: Rewards
Specialists & Outfits
|Tier 1||Tier 10|
|Tier 15||Tier 22|
|Tier 25||Tier 30|
|Tier 3||Tier 12|
|Roman March||Breakn' For Beats|
|Tier 28||Tier 32|
|Tier 6||Tier 8|
|Hands Off||Spectre Falling|
|Tier 11||Tier 14|
|Tier 17||Tier 19|
|Tier 23||Tier 26|
|Feral Pack||Stay Quiet|
|Tier 29||Tier 31|
|Bow Hunting||Road Rage|
|Tier 34||Tier 38|
|Tier 4||Tier 7|
|Disturbed Grave||Lurching Horror|
|Tier 9||Tier 13|
|Tier 16||Tier 21|
|Undead Horde||Dead Eyes|
|Tier 24||Tier 27|
|Tier 33||Tier 36|
|The Dead Shuffle||Back Off|
|Tier 2||Tier 5|
|Kaboom Weapon Charm||Night Terror Jump Pack|
|Tier 18||Tier 20|
|Biohazard Shared Warpaint||Wundergewehr 115 Koshka Mastercraf|
|Tier 39||Tier 40|
|Magma Death Effect||Ultra Weapon Bribe|
Operation Apocalypse Z: Multiplayer Details
New Specialist: Reaper
The new Specialist: Reaper will be introduced at the start of the operation. It's Special Issue Weaponry is the Scythe: a machine gun with explosive rounds. It can also deploy a Radar Shroud which jams certain areas on enemy minimaps!
Reaper Unlocked At Tier 1 of Operation
Reaper will be available at Tier of the Operation's contraband stream, and will be playable in multiplayer game modes once unlocked.
New Multiplayer Mode: Sticks and Stones
In this game mode, players will only be able to use Crossbows, Ballistic Knives, and a Combat Axe to fight opponents. Earn points in this free-for-all game mode by getting kills! To add to this, a UAV will mark the leading player for everyone to hunt down!
New Multiplayer Weapons Added
|Reaver C86||Semi-auto crossbow that kills on impact|
|Argus||Precision lever-action shotgun making a return from Black Ops III|
|Backhander||Disembodied zombie arm. One-hit kill melee weapon|
The weapons mentioned above are new multiplayer weapons that can be found in the Black Market during the course of the operation.
Multiplayer Maps For Black Ops Pass Owners
This map features multiple interior spaces and a giant fallen robot which players can enter and fight in. Certain areas of the environment are suspended in mid-air due to the Element 115 dispersed around the map.
Remnant is a modern day museum that features all of the zombies-related history. This large-scale map has a ton of wide open spaces that benefit mid to long range weapons, but also has tight spaces in the musem's interior for close-range fights.
Havana makes a return in Black Ops 4. Set in Cuba during the Cold War, this map has multiple houses, bars, and other enclosed spaces that force you to get up close with enemies!
Operation Apocalypse Z: Blackout Details
Blackout Environmental Changes
Both Blackout Maps have received some environmental changes and zombie related secrets to keep in line with the new operation's theme.
Original Blackout Map Now Has A Fog
After the zombies have overrun the map, a fog now covers it along with a blood red river. Windows are now broken and boarded up to protect those left inside. This game mode is available Quads.
Alcatraz Now Spawns New Enemies In New Mode
Along with the Warden, Alcatraz will spawn Hellhounds, ready to pounce at unsuspecting players. Keep your guard up in the new Alcatraz Portals Horde Game Mode where it's survival of the fittest!
New Playable Blackout Characters
The Black Market will also acquire new playable characters in Blackout. You will now be able to play as actor: Danny Trejo, Avenged Sevenfold vocalist: M. Shadows, and Black Ops 2 Zombies character: Russman!
Operation Apocalypse Z: Zombies Details
Alpha Omega Expansion
After the events of Classified and Blood of the Dead, the Primis and Ultimis crews travel to a familiar area to face new enemies including Jolting Jacks, Nova 6 Bombers and more! Continue the Zombie saga in an all new Nuketown map 4 times the size of the original map!
New Perk: Blood Wolf Bite
This new perk summons a friendly wolf companion named Luna to aid you in killing zombies, and even fighting mini-bosses!
Returning Elixirs From Black Ops III
The Elixirs Phoenix Up and Head Drama make a return in the new operation. The former will allow you to revive teammates without them losing their perks, and the former will deal damage to a zombie's head whenever you hit any of their body parts!
New Weapons In Mystery Box
The new Argus Shotgun and C86 Crossbow will also be added to the Mystery Box. Variants of both these weapons will also be available in the Pack-A-Punch, Ancient Harbinger for the Argus, and Minos' Zeal for the C86.
Bolt Action Barebones Returns
A fan favorite of snipers, the Bolt Action Barebones mode makes a return in the featured playlist. Test your sniping skills out in this pure sniper only mode, with no specialist equipment and weapons enabled!Check Out All Sniper Rifles Here!
Hardcore Blackout Makes A Comeback
The more strategic and highly challenging Hardcore Blackout mode also returns in the featured playlist for Blackout. Plan out your attack in this Blackout mode with no HUD, mini map and vehicles!Check Out Blackout Tips Here!
Alcatraz With A Dark Twist
The close quarters Blackout Map Alcatraz also returns on July 9 together with the launch of Apocalypse Z. The announcement promises a new dark twist to the map so watch out when it launches next week!Check Out Alcatraz Tips Here!
Gun Game With Ballistic Knife
The Gun Game Mode will also make a return in this operation. Everyone starts out with a pistol, and with every kill or death, you are either promoted to a better weapon or lesser weapon respectively! The final weapon you can get is a Ballistic Knife!
Infected Is Coming Back To Life
Infected will also be brought back for this operation. A team of survivors attempt to survive the match while the opposing infected team tries to turn all of the survivors into zombies!Check Out The Infected Mode Here!
Other Updates [July 2, 2019]
Trade In Crates For Guaranteed New Items
New Duplicate-Protected Crates are now available for all players to earn in the Reserves Tab at the Black Market. Players can trade in 6 Reserve Cases for a new Duplicate-Protected Crate with three unique Reserve items.
4th Of July: Rewards From Limited Time Contraband Stream
Players on all platforms today can start earning tiers from the limited time Fourth of July contraband stream, allowing you to earn an Ultra Weapon Bribe from the 15th Tier. This bribe allows you to earn a guaranteed new ranged Black Market weapon, as well as two reserve cases.