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Black Ops 4 July 23 update patch notes – Reaver crossbow nerf, Hot Pursuit update and more

Published: 23/Jul/2019 22:41 Updated: 24/Jul/2019 0:21

by Albert Petrosyan


A new update has gone live on July 23 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and we’re here to make sure you’re caught up on all of the details. 

Treyarch’s latest update for Black Ops 4 is now live, and it includes some new content, changes, and maintenance for Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout battle royale.

Below, you can find a full breakdown for everything that’s in this update, including the full patch notes. 


The new Reaver C86 DLC weapon, commonly referred to as the crossbow, now inflicts less damage against non-players, after footage began surfacing showing the gun destroying scorestreaks and the robot in Safeguard mode in just a few bullets.

Additionally, an issue causing the Recon’s Vision Pulse to end early when enemy players spawned in has now been fixed. 

TreyarchThe Reaver C86 now does less damage to non-players.

Blackout battle royale

The biggest news for Blackout is that the fan-favorite Hot Pursuit Limited Time Mode has returned, after recently being rotated out of the available playlists.

The popular LTM features Police Vehicles and Muscle Cars, both of which have special abilities that give players an advantage, but also an increased risk of being spotted on the map.

The July 23 update also updated the Reaper’s Outfit Mission unlock screen to include corrected text.

TreyarchThe popular Hot Pursuit LTM is now back in Blackout!


The July 23 update did not include much for the Zombies mode, as it implemented fixes for a couple of crashes, as well as some general stability improvements. 

You can catch up on the entire patch notes for Black Ops 4’s July 23 update below:

Today’s maintenance update delivers the return of Hot Pursuit to Blackout on all platforms, as well as fixes and adjustments in all modes. We’ve reduced the Reaver C86’s damage against non-players (we see you, Safeguardians), implemented a fix for Vision Pulse occasionally ending prematurely when enemy players spawned in during the pulse, and closed an exploit where players could pick up their weapon after quickly respawning with a different class in Multiplayer.

Deathmatch Domination also returns on consoles and Arms Race Team Deathmatch comes to PC in MP with today’s Featured Playlist updates, along with the debut of Hot Pursuit on Blackout’s post-apocalyptic main map this week. See below for all the details in what’s new in all modes:


  • Weapons
    • Reaver C86
      • Reaver C86 now inflicts less damage against non-players.
  • Specialists
    • Recon
      • Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause Recon’s Vision Pulse to end prematurely when enemy players spawned in.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Closed an exploit that allowed players to pick up their gun after spawning with a new Specialist or dying by suicide.
  • Featured Playlists (July 23-30)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Mercenary Objective Moshpit
      • Deathmatch Domination
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Arms Race Team Deathmatch


  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that could sometimes cause players to be locked out of Stashes.
    • Updated Reaper’s Outfit Mission unlock screen with corrected text.
  • Featured Playlists (July 23-30)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads


  • Stability
    • “Alpha Omega”
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when melee attacking a mannequin with the Ray Gun MKII-V equipped.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering Insanity Mode with Ray Gun MKII variants equipped.
      • General stability improvements.
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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