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Black Ops 4 July 9 update patch notes – Operation Apocalypse Z, new Blackout modes, Reaper and more

Published: 9/Jul/2019 16:18 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 17:23

by Paul Cot

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Operation Apocalypse Z is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now – the update brings Alcatraz Nightfall, a new specialist called Reaper and a new Blackout update “The Haunting Fog”.

Details of Operation Apocalypse Z were revealed last week on July 2 which follows the Operation Rising Spectre. New operations have been occurring quarterly and bring a lot of exciting changes to Black Ops 4.

These changes come across all three modes: Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout. New weapons and specialists are also added and this Operation is no exception with Reaper being the latest addition.

Multiplayer will see a new mode added called Sticks and Stones and Zombies will bring the new Alpha Omega map.

Blackout has received the most changes though with the lights going out in the already gloomy Alcatraz and fog engrossing the core Blackout map. Call of Duty players have been eagerly anticipating the return of Alcatraz after it was removed from the playlists last week.

An overview of what’s available in Operation Apocalypse Z can be found here:

  • Updated core Blackout map – heavy fog
  • New Quad Fog Mode in Blackout
  • Dark Twist to Alcatraz map in Blackout – Nightfall
  • New Alcatraz Horde Mode LTM
  • New Specialist: Reaper available in MP
  • New modes coming to Multiplayer and Blackout
  • Motorcycle coming to Blackout
  • New Multiplayer mode: Sticks and Stones
  • New Zombies Map and 3 Multiplayer maps in Black Ops Pass Content
  • New Weapons in Black Market
TreyarchAn overview of the content available and to come in Black Ops 4’s Operation Apocalypse Z…

Patch notes


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  • Multiplayer
    • Reaper now playable in Multiplayer, earnable at Tier 1 in the Contraband stream (PS4).
    • 3 Black Ops Pass maps added to rotation: Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana (PS4).
    • Sticks and Stones game mode now in Featured Playlists (PS4).
    • Map Pack Moshpit added to Featured Playlists, including Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana (PS4).
    • New weapon tuning for the Daemon 3XB.
    • Featured playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Zombies
    • “Alpha Omega” Zombies experience now available for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).
    • New Perk: Blood Wolf Bite (PS4).
    • 2 Epic Elixirs added: Phoenix Up and Head Drama (PS4).
    • New Black Ops 4 version of “Damned” music now plays in the lobby (PS4).
    • Support added for new Black Market weapons and new MKII Weapons (PS4).
  • Blackout
    • “The Haunting Fog” and “Alcatraz: Nightfall” map updates (PS4).
    • Quads Fog and Alcatraz Horde limited-time modes (PS4).
    • Zombies Wonder Weapons now available in the Mystery Box (PS4).
    • Outfit Mission added to unlock “The Numbers” Outfit for Reaper (PS4).
    • Zombies-themed music now plays during infiltration (PS4).
    • New Humiliations now available (PS4).
    • Featured playlist updates on all platforms.
  • Global
    • New Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including “Wundergewehr 115” Koshka Mastercraft at Tier 20 and earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe at Tier 40 (PS4).
    • Reaver C86 auto-crossbow and Argus shotgun now available in Reserves (PS4).
    • New weapon camos, MKII Weapons, Zombies-themed outfits and more now available in the Black Market (PS4).
    • Various fixes for Contracts in Multiplayer and Zombies.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Specialists
    • Reaper
      • Reaper now available in Multiplayer after being unlocked at Tier 1 in Contraband.
      • Weapon: Scythe – High-damage machine gun with a fast fire rate and suppressing status effect.
      • Equipment: Radar Shroud – Deployable jamming device that conceals an area from enemies’ mini-maps.
  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Der SchattenRemnant, and Havana added to rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Game Modes
    • Sticks and Stones
      • Now live in Featured Playlists.
      • Free-for-all mode where players only use crossbows, Ballistic Knives, and Combat Axes.
      • Score varying points by getting kills with crossbows and Ballistic Knives.
      • Reset your enemy’s score to zero with a successful Combat Axe kill.
      • UAV periodically sweeps, marking the score leader with a gold dot on the mini-map.
  • Weapons
    • Reaver C86
      • Added Create-a-Class support for the Reaver C86 auto-crossbow.
    • Argus
      • Added Create-a-Class support for the Argus shotgun.

ZOMBIES

  • “Alpha Omega”
    • New Zombies experience now available for Black Ops Pass owners.
    • The Aether story continues in a new experience taking place in an overrun Broken Arrow testing facility in Nevada, where both the Primis and Ultimis characters are playable for the first time.
  • Perks
    • Blood Wolf Bite
      • New Perk now available in Chaos and Aether maps.
      • Spawns a wolf companion to fight alongside you.
      • Modifier: Wolf attacks have the chance to spawn a mini-Power-up.
  • New Epic Elixirs
    • Phoenix Up
      • Revives all teammates and allows them to keep their Perks.
    • Head Drama
      • While active, any bullet that hits a zombie counts as a headshot.
  • Weapon Support
    • Support added for Reaver C86 auto-crossbow, Argus shotgun, and new MKII Weapons.

BLACKOUT

  • Map Updates
    • “The Haunting Fog”
      • An eerie fog has covered the map, bringing with it blood-red waters, dead vegetation, new Wall Buys at the Asylum, signs of a violent apocalypse throughout the map, and more.
      • Applies to Quads, Duos, and Solo matches; heavier fog theme is exclusive to the Quads Fog limited-time mode.
    • “Alcatraz: Nightfall”
      • Night has fallen across the entire island, along with a brooding storm in the distance.
  • Limited-Time Modes
    • Quads Fog
      • Tactical limited-time mode featuring a thicker fog than the standard map.
    • Alcatraz Horde
      • Alcatraz limited-time mode featuring an increased horde of zombies over the entire island, along with new Hellhound and Brutus enemy types.
  • Wonder Weapons
    • Various Zombies Wonder Weapons can now be rewarded from Chaos Mystery Boxes and Zombies mini-bosses.
  • Infiltration
    • Zombies-themed music now plays during infiltration in Blackout.
  • Zombies AI
    • Zombies can now destroy doors and attack player Equipment, including the Sentry and Barricade.
  • Outfit Mission
    • Reaper’s Outfit Mission now available to unlock “The Numbers” Specialist camo.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • New personalization items added to the Black Market: weapon camos, MKII Weapons, Daemon 3XB Mastercraft, Zombies-themed outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Pack, and more.
    • Reaver C86 auto-crossbow and Argus shotgun now available in Reserves.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapon Tuning
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Reduced 6-hit kill range by 5 meters.
      • Reduced 7-hit kill range by 6 meters.
  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • PS4
      • Sticks and Stones
      • Map Pack Moshpit (featuring Der Schatten, Remnant, and Havana)
      • Prop Hunt
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
    • Xbox One
      • Stockpile
      • Prop Hunt
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Endurance Chaos Moshpit

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • PS4
      • Alcatraz Horde
      • Quads Fog
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo
    • Xbox One
      • Alcatraz
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Quads
      • Duos
      • Solo

GLOBAL

  • Contracts
    • Addressed an issue where Contracts could shift slots, making it difficult to select new Contracts.
    • Addressed an issue where Barebones playlists weren’t properly tracking progress toward the “Challenger” Contract in Multiplayer.
    • Addressed an issue where the “Ticket to Ride” Contract in Zombies would not properly track the use of telepads.
    • Addressed an issue where players would have to get a direct hit in order to progress the “Shotgun Kills” Contract in Zombies.
    • Addressed an issue where Perks and bonus point Power-ups that spawn from the Reign Drops Elixir did not count toward the “Power Master” Contract in Zombies.
    • Closed an exploit where players could complete the “Hoarder” Contract in Zombies by dropping and picking up weapons multiple times.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-11)
    • Quickplay
    • Stockpile
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Prop Hunt

BLACKOUT

  • Featured Playlists (July 9-16)
    • Quickplay
    • Alcatraz Duos
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Solo
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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.