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Call of Duty • Dec 11, 2018

Black Ops 4: Everything you need to know about the new 'Zero' Specialist in Multiplayer and Blackout

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Black Ops 4: Everything you need to know about the new 'Zero' Specialist in Multiplayer and Blackout

The new Operation Absolute Zero has gone live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and it's added a lot of new content to the game's three main modes.

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One of the major new additions is the brand new Specialist called 'Zero,' which is currently playable in both the Multiplayer and Blackout modes.

As with all of the Specialists in Multiplayer, Zero has two main features that players will be interested in - the Disruptor and Icepick abilities.

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The Disruptor is an EMP grenade, the first of its kind in Black Ops 4, which can be thrown at any enemy equipment to render it useless.

The Icepick is a hacker ability that allows any player using Zero to hack into enemy scorestreaks and take control over them, a similar but faster version of the Black Hat equipment from Black Ops 3. 

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This set of abilities is actually a huge addition to Multiplayer, since both offer something that was previously not available in the game. With the Disruptor now in play, enemy equipment that can be frustratingly difficult to pass through, such as Barricades and Turrets, are now suddenly a lot more vulnerable.

You can check out the new Zero Specialist in action by watching the video below, courtesy of YouTuber 'Acez Gaming.'

As you can see, the effect of the hacker ability does take some time to go through, since it essentially hacks all of the players on the enemy team to see if they have any scorestreaks enabled.

But Icepick does seem like a handy Specialist ability to have on your team, especially since it can turn the tide on some of those ridiculously overpowered scorestreaks such as the Attack Chopper or Sniper's Nest. 

As for unlocking Zero, it's actually a very quick and easy process. The Specialist can be unlocked simply by reaching Tier 1 of the new Operation Absolute Zero content stream in the Black Market, which should take no more than one or two games to do.

This also unlocks Zero as a playable character in Blackout, so battle royale players can dive in as the new Specialist almost immediately, albeit without any of the special abilities. 

Speaking of the Black Market, there is already a Epic level custom outfit called the Sultana released for the Zero, which can be purchased for 800 CoD Points.


Operation Absolute Zero is the second Operation content stream released in Black Ops 4, the first being First Strike. For more information it, including all new additions and changes in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies, visit our information page here.

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