Black Ops 4 July 30 update patch notes - Prop Hunt and Ground War, new modes coming soon, and more - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4 July 30 update patch notes – Prop Hunt and Ground War, new modes coming soon, and more

Published: 30/Jul/2019 18:51 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 19:30

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Treyarch have released another update in Black Ops 4, and we’re here to make sure you’re caught up on all of the details.

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Another week, another update released for Black Ops 4, and the latest one put out on July 30 includes changes, new content, and announcements for Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout battle royale.

Below, you can find everything there is to know about the update, the full list what’s to come in the near future, and the patch notes. 

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Ground War and Prop Hunt return

This update has reintroduced Prop Hunt and Ground War into Multiplayer and Blackout respectively. Ground War is making its first appearance in the battle royale ever since the main map was change to a post-apocalyptic theme.


Both modes are available for a limited time only, and all indications are that they could be taken out of the rotation after this week. 

TreyarchGround War has been in Blackout before, but not since the map was changed to be post-Apocalyptic.

New content and modes coming soon

While the update did not do much in the way of adding any major new content or modes, Treyarch did use the occasion to announce that there is a lot to look forward to in Black Ops 4.

Coming on August 6 will be the next phase in currently ongoing Operation: Apocalypse Z, including a new mode called Pandemic, the return of Infection but with a twist, updates to Blackout, a new competitive Gauntlet in ‘Alpha Omega’ called ‘Duck and Cover,’ and more.


Keep in mind that this new content will only be available on the PlayStation 4 at launch, as Xbox One and PC players will have to wait seven days before its made available on their platforms. 

TreyarchInfected: Final Stand will be making its debut in Black Ops 4 soon, adding a twist to the fan-favorite party game.

Here are the full patch notes for the July 30 update, as provided by Treyarch on Reddit

July 30 Update: New Content Dropping August 6th on PS4 / Prop Hunt and Ground War Return / Upcoming Improvements & Fixes

New Content Incoming Next Week on PS4

The next phase of Operation Apocalypse Z kicks off August 6th on PS4, delivering even more new content to all modes in Black Ops 4. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

  • Pandemic – Imagine an 80-player game of Infected on the biggest Call of Duty map ever made. We’re cranking that idea to 11 and making it a reality in Blackout, where the rules have changed from “last squad standing” to “last survivors on Earth against an endless swarm of undead at the end of the world”. Get ready to run.
  • Infected: Final Stand – The fan-favorite party game rises again in Multiplayer with new game-changing twists to keep both teams fighting for survival until the very end.
  • Blackout Updates – We’re adding the new sidecar-equipped Motorcycle to Blackout, along with more Zombies-inspired Easter eggs, Wonder Weapons, wall buys, and enemy types.
  • “Alpha Omega” Gauntlet – Take on 30 new rounds of challenges at Camp Edward in our latest competitive Gauntlet for Zombies fans, “Duck and Cover”.
  • More Contract Rewards – We’re increasing the potential Contract reward rate in every mode by guaranteeing at least one Normal Contract with a Reserve Case reward each day.
  • New Black Market Content – New Contraband rewards are coming, including an Ultra Weapon Bribe, new Epic Outfits, Gestures, Reactive Camo, Jump Pack, Calling Cards, and more.

Look for all the details in next week’s patch notes, plus some sneak peeks coming soon…


Prop Hunt and Ground War Are Back!

Today’s Featured Playlist update brings Prop Hunt back to MP, and Ground War comes to Blackout’s post-apocalyptic main map for the first time. Both are limited time modes, so you’ll want to jump in now while they’re featured this week. Barebones Moshpit also comes to MP on PS4 and Xbox One, combining Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit with Barebones Objective Moshpit for a more diverse back-to-basics experience.

Known Issues and Incoming Improvements

This update fixes a recent issue in Zombies where players were unable to pick up the Shield piece that could appear on the bookshelf in the Library in “Dead of the Night” – thanks to the community for the reports. We’re also tracking several issues and improvements for the future, including (not limited to):


  • Previously saved Paintjobs currently appearing hidden
  • Daemon 3XB Mastercraft not leveling up properly if the base version isn’t owned
  • Improved pathing for the K9-Unit to prevent Juneau from jumping up onto the tower in Summit
  • Damage tuning for the Reaver C86, Argus, and Locus in Zombies
  • Crashes that can occur when Pack-a-Punching the Ballistic Knife in Zombies
  • Various fixes and improvements for “Alpha Omega” in Zombies

Please continue to report any bugs you encounter with as much information included as possible (platform you’re playing on, map/weapon/attachment being used, etc.) and we’ll bring them to the team’s attention for investigation. The more info you can provide about the bug, the faster we can track down the cause.

A Note from the Team

As a reminder, please be civil in your communications on this subreddit and on social media about individual team members. It’s fair game to criticize the studio or the game, but targeting an individual is crossing the line, especially when comments reflect unverified or inaccurate information.


We often have members of the dev team speak in public as representatives of the game and studio, but no one should confuse that with them being in charge of, or wholly responsible for, overarching decisions about the game – and under no circumstances should any individual be called out or attacked for any reason. Please keep it clean and respectful when talking about individual team members, and keep the conversation constructive.

Here’s what’s new today:


  • Featured Playlists (July 30-August 6)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Prop Hunt
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Barebones Moshpit
      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Deathmatch Domination
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Sticks and Stones


  • Featured Playlists (July 30-August 6)
    • PS4/Xbox One
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Ground War
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • PC
      • Quickplay
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Ground War
      • Solo


  • Maps
    • Dead of the Night
      • Addressed an issue where players were unable to pick up the Shield piece that could appear on the bookshelf in the Library.