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Operation Apocalypse Z Launches July 9

Official Trailer

New Operation Starts Next Week

Operation Apocalypse Z Roadmap

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

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
  • Gesture
  • Calling Card, Emblem & Sticker

If you are looking to purchase this edition, you can do so here.

Operation Apocalypse Z: Rewards

Specialists & Outfits

Tier 1Tier 10
New Specialist
Tier 15Tier 22
The FarmerThe Farmer
Tier 25Tier 30
The WaitressThe Waitress
Tier 35-


Tier 3Tier 12
Roman MarchRoman MarchBreakn BeatsBreakn' For Beats
Tier 28Tier 32
Tier 37-
DevilDevil's Diary-

Calling Cards

Tier 6Tier 8
Hands OffHands OffSpectre FallingSpectre Falling
Tier 11Tier 14
SurroundedSurroundedDead MobDead Mob
Tier 17Tier 19
Tier 23Tier 26
Feral PackFeral PackStay QuietStay Quiet
Tier 29Tier 31
Bow HuntingBow HuntingRoad RageRoad Rage
Tier 34Tier 38
AbominationAbominationUp CloseUp Close


Tier 4Tier 7
Disturbed GraveDisturbed GraveLurching HorrorLurching Horror
Tier 9Tier 13
Chop DownChop DownShowdownShowdown
Tier 16Tier 21
Undead HordeUndead HordeDead EyesDead Eyes
Tier 24Tier 27
Tier 33Tier 36
The Dead ShuffleThe Dead ShuffleBack OffBack Off

Other Rewards

Tier 2Tier 5
KaboomKaboom Weapon CharmNight TerrorNight Terror Jump Pack
Tier 18Tier 20
BiohazardBiohazard Shared WarpaintWundergewehr 115Wundergewehr 115 Koshka Mastercraft
Tier 39Tier 40
Magma Death EffectMagma Death EffectUltra Weapon BribeUltra Weapon Bribe

Operation Apocalypse Z: Multiplayer Details

New Specialist: Reaper

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

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 C86Semi-auto crossbow that kills on impact
ArgusPrecision lever-action shotgun making a return from Black Ops III
BackhanderDisembodied 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

The Shadow

The Shadow

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

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

Alcatraz Now Spawns New Enemies

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

New Playable Characters In Blackout

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

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.

Returning Modes

Bolt Action Barebones Returns

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

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

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

Fourth of July Now Live

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.

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