Black Ops 4 August 30 patch notes - Heatwave event, Hot Pursuit, 2XP Nuketown and more - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 August 30 patch notes – Heatwave event, Hot Pursuit, 2XP Nuketown and more

Published: 30/Aug/2019 18:46 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 19:23

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Treyarch have released another update for Black Ops 4 on August 30, and we’ve got everything you need to know. 

The August 30 update in Black Ops 4 has introduced some new content in Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout battle royale, in addition to more details about the currently ongoing Heatwave Contraband event.

You can find the full details about this latest patch below, including the entirety of the patch notes as posted by Treyarch.

Heatwave Contraband stream

The Heatwave Contraband stream is another way for players to earn more rewards from the Black Market, in addition to the content stream for Operation Apocalypse Z: Survivors. 

Not only does advancing each tier unlock a new Reserve Crate, those who make it all the way to Tier 15 will earn an Ultra Weapon Bribe.

The event is scheduled to run through the long weekend, culminating at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Tuesday, September 3.

TreyarchThe Heatwave event is named after an ability that the Firebreak Specialist had in Black Ops 3.

Hot Pursuit back in Blackout

The August 30 update has added the fan-favorite Hot Pursuit limited time mode back in Blackout.

The mode will be featured alongside Alcatraz for the weekend, which is another LTM that many players have taken a strong liking to since it was released. 

TreyarchThe fan-favorite LTM Hot Pursuit is now back in Blackout!

2XP Nuketown weekend

With so many players getting to stay home for the long weekend, Treyarch have enabled a double-XP Nuketown playlist in Multiplayer, which will be a great way for many to speed up their leveling process.

The playlist is now live, and will be until 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on September 3. 

The full patch notes for the August 30 update can be found below, as provided by Treyarch on Reddit

2XP Nuketown Weekend is Here!

You didn’t think we’d let you head into the long holiday weekend without some sweet 2XP and a dedicated Nuketown playlist, did you? Maybe you did. That’s fair. Well, buckle up because we’re activating our 2XP Nuketown playlist in Multiplayer, starting now through 10AM PT Tuesday, Sept. 3rd!

Hot Pursuit Returns on All Platforms

We’re also bringing Hot Pursuit back to Blackout on all platforms today so you can slay all weekend long with your friends… and we’re not stopping next week, either. Special birthday shout-out to COD partymaster u/h0b0_shanker on this one… we got you.

We know just how much people love to play Hot Pursuit and Alcatraz, and while we try to keep them both featured as often as possible, we also have a ton of players who can’t get enough of Blackout’s other LTMs as well, including Ambush and Pandemic.

In the interest of keeping matchmaking times low and player counts high, we’ll continue to swap in new and returning LTMs from time to time in the Featured Playlist slot. After all, keeping things fresh and interesting is why we run limited-time modes. We’re happy to run Hot Pursuit and Alcatraz simultaneously this week so everyone can party up and get wild during the long weekend, so get out there and show us what you’ve got.

“Heatwave” Event Continues Through Sept. 3

As an added bonus, you’ll unlock additional rewards as our new “Heatwave” Contraband event continues through 10AM PT Tuesday, culminating in an earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at Tier 15. Remember to jump into Zombies every day for that extra Daily Tier Skip! And while we’re on the topic of Zombies…

The Final Chapter in the Aether Story Approaches

We know our Zombies community has been collectively counting the days, minutes, and seconds until the first hints of our final Aether story experience in Black Ops 4, and it’s almost time. As we near the end of the 2019 DLC season, the team has been 100% laser-focused on making this final map the best experience possible for long-time Zombies fans.

We also know the community has been looking forward to tying up all the loose ends from over a decade of storytelling, and we can’t wait to share the secrets and surprises to come. In the meantime, we’ll have the first details and teasers for DLC 4 coming early next week… so enjoy the long weekend, and we’ll see you when you get back.

See below for this weekend’s Featured Playlist updates:

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  • Featured Playlists (Aug. 30 – Sept. 3)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • 2XP Nuketown
      • Party Game Moshpit
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones Moshpit
    • PC
      • 2XP Nuketown
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Party Game Moshpit


  • Featured Playlists (Aug. 30 – Sept. 3)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Alcatraz Portals
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Alcatraz Portals
      • Quads
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Best KSP 45 loadout Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Wildcard, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 11:59

by James Busby


Black Ops Cold War is certainly no stranger to burst fire weapons, particularly those of the assault rifle kind. However, there is also one SMG that shares this firing pattern. Here are all the attachments you should be using to unleash the KSP 45’s full potential.

The KSP 45 may not be your go-to SMG in Black Ops Cold War, especially when the likes of the MP5 and Milano dominate the category. However, despite being a three-round burst weapon, the KSP 45 offers great damage and decent range. Only one burst is needed to drop an enemy in close-quarters engagements, while two are needed at mid-range. 

This deadly gun blends both AR and SMG playstyle together, making it a great choice for those that want to remain competitive across all distances. In order to help you get the most out of the KSP 45 in Treyarch’s latest title, we’ve created a loadout that will help you secure more frags in no time. 

Best KSP 45 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

KSP 45
Activision / Treyarch
This loadout balances the KSP 45’s range and close-quarter effectiveness.

Here’s how you need to kit out your KS5 45 SMG to dish out the most damage across all ranges. 


  • Barrel: 10.5 Reinforced Heavy 
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Front Grip
  • Magazine: 42 RND
  • Stock: Tactical Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket + Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin + Scavenger 
  • Perk 3: Ninja + Ghost


  • Perk Greed

Whether you prefer to seek out close-quarter firefights or take down foes in mid-range engagements with deadly precision, then this KSP 45 loadout will enable you to do just that. The 10.5 Reinforced Heavy increases the SMG’s effectiveness at range and bolsters its bullet velocity. 

Combine this with the horizontal recoil control from the Front Grip and you have an extremely accurate SMG. While the KSP 45 will still struggle to outgun the game’s meta assault rifles, you’ll at least have a fighting chance. After all, being able to take down mid-range targets in just two bursts is hardly anything to scoff at. 

Meanwhile, the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight improves the gun’s hip-fire accuracy. Mobility and ADS speed remains a big part of Black Ops Cold War, especially when you’re playing on maps like Nuketwon ‘84. As a result, being able to accurately kill any targets without ever looking down your gun’s sights is great.

The 42 RND Mags ensure you have plenty of ammo when it comes to snagging those game-winning multi-kills. Lastly, the Tactical Stock increases aim walking movement speed, enabling you to keep on your toes and quickly sweep those corners. 

KSP 45 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The KSP 45 may not be as dominant as the MP5, but it still packs a punch.

This loadout uses Perk Greed, which allows players to take six perks. The combination of Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask will keep you safe from any explosives and noxious gas. These perks are important for most loadouts, but especially hyper-aggressive ones that prefer the run and gun approach to combat.

Assassin enables you to shut down any enemies that are currently on killstreaks, while Scavenger keeps your ammunition reserves healthy. Lastly, Ghost and Ninja keep you hidden from pesky enemy spy planes and silences your footsteps. 

In terms of equipment, we’ve chosen the standard Stimshot, Semtex, and Field Mic items. Having the healing from Stimshot will keep you fighting, while the Field Mic allows you to pick up on any enemy movements. 

So there you have it, an extremely deadly and versatile KSP 45 loadout. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel