Black Ops 4 June 28 update patch notes – ‘Fourth of July’ event, PC weapon tuning, and more

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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The latest update for Black Ops 4 went live on June 28, and included new content, adjustments to certain aspects of some modes, details on an upcoming in-game event, and more.

You can find everything you need to know about the update, including the full patch notes, below. 

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‘Fourth of July’ special event

The ‘Fourth of July’ limited-time special event will kick off on all platforms starting Tuesday, July 2, and will feature a new Ultra Weapon Bribe that players will be able to earn.

An Ultra Weapon Bribe is a reward bundle that includes a new ranged Black Market weapon and two Reserve Cases. In the case of players earning weapons they already own, the Bribe will instead give them additional weapon variants. 

TreyarchThe Fourth of July special event in Black Ops 4 will give players a chance to earn an Ultra Weapon Bribe.
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Grav Assault Rifle update

Following the June 28 update, the Grav Assault Rifle is now available on the Xbox One and PC, after having been released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 for a week.

Contrary to previous DLC weapons, the Grav AR was made available to all players after the player-base completed the 15 million matches played Community Challenge.

The weapon featured nine different attachments, and is unlocked in competitive modes, meaning that it can be used in League Play matches. 

TreyarchThe Grav Assault Rifle is now available across all platforms.

PC 1.18 update – ft. Quickplay and weapon tuning

The massive Black Ops 4 update that was released on June 26 has now been made available on PC, in addition to an exclusive new feature called Quickplay.

Quickplay will place players into any lobby that is closest to being full, in an effort to reduce wait times on PC for Multiplayer and Blackout playlists.

The update also includes a full weapon tuning, Contracts, the Hacienda Twighlight map, Medals in Blackout, and more. (Full patch notes below). 


The Aether Story Continues in Zombies on July 9th

The next chapter in the Black Ops 4 Zombies saga launches alongside our fifth Operation with “Alpha Omega” starting July 9th on PS4. Watch the new story trailer and get ready to rejoin Nikolai, Richtofen, Dempsey, and Takeo as the Aether story returns.

“Fourth of July” Special Event Starts Tuesday

We’re kicking off our “Fourth of July” limited-time special event in the Contraband stream on Tuesday for all platforms, featuring a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe. As a reminder, Ultra Weapon Bribes will reward players with a new ranged Black Market weapon and two Reserve Cases. If you already own a variant of all Black Market weapons, Ultra Weapon Bribes will award an additional weapon variant.

PC 1.18 Update Featuring Quickplay

Our 1.18 update went live on PC yesterday, featuring Contracts, Hacienda Twilight, Medals and Humiliations in Blackout, PC-specific weapon tuning, and the new Quickplay playlist option in Multiplayer and Blackout. Get all the details below.

Grav Assault Rifle on All Platforms Today

With Xbox One and PC players on track to collectively complete the 15 million match Community Challenge, the Grav assault rifle will be available in MP on all platforms starting today! This classic weapon can be customized in new ways for Black Ops 4 with nine available attachments, all unrestricted in the CWL ruleset for League Play as well. Head into Create-a-Class and craft your perfect build today.

We’ve also implemented a fix to correct the damage ranges for the Daemon 3XB in Blackout today, as well as miscellaneous bug fixes for Contracts, Weapon Charms, and more. See below for details.

Here’s what new since our last update:

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  • Contracts
    • Addressed an issue that caused the title and timer to disappear from some Contracts.
    • Clarified the description of the “Loaded Up” Contract.
  • Weapon Charms
    • Addressed an issue that could cause Weapon Charms to become unequipped after restarting the game.


  • Weapons
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Corrected the damage ranges for the Daemon 3XB in Blackout.
  • Redeploy Modes
    • The Redeploy screen will now no longer appear if redeploys are unavailable.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that prevented some players from reaching max rank.


  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed an issue where “New” notifications weren’t cleared on Weapon Charms after they’d been inspected.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using the Saug 9mm Operator Mod.
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  • Miscellaneous
    • Closed an exploit could allow players to take more than two weapons from Blackjack’s Stash before it locked.


1.18 Update

Our 1.18 update is now live on PC, including Contracts in all modes, Hacienda Twilight in MP rotation, Medals and Humiliations in Blackout, additional Prop Hunt and Capture the Flag maps, weapon tuning updates, a fix for MKII Weapon progression, and more. Check out the patch notes below for the details.

Quickplay Playlists

To help reduce wait times on PC, we’ve also added the new Quickplay playlist to Multiplayer and Blackout. This playlist will place players into any lobby that is closest to being full, so you’ll be able to jump into a new match as quickly as possible.

Weapon Tuning

In addition to tuning changes to the MOG 12, Daemon 3XB, and Switchblade X9 this week, we’ve made a PC-specific tuning change to the Vendetta sniper rifle’s headshot damage multiplier. With this update, headshots with the Vendetta will no longer kill targets in one shot on PC.

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:


  • Quickplay
    • Quickplay playlist added to Multiplayer and Blackout. Choosing Quickplay will place players into any lobby that is closest to being full.
  • Contracts
    • Contracts are now available in Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and World League.
    • Up to 6 Contracts to complete per mode in addition to each mode’s Daily Contract, for a total of 28 Contracts to complete each day.
    • Up to three Contracts can be active at once, including two player-selected Contracts and one Daily Contract for each game mode.
    • Daily Contracts will refresh every 24 hours. Players must complete their Daily Contract in each mode before the refresh, when a new Daily Contract will take its place.
    • Players can jump from mode to mode to complete Contracts in any order they like.
    • Possible rewards from completing Contracts can include:
      • Reserve Case(s)
      • Bonus XP in Multiplayer, Zombies, and World League
      • Bonus Nebulium Plasma in Zombies
      • Bonus Merits in Blackout


  • Maps
    • Hacienda Twilight
      • Alternate-lighting Hacienda map variant now in rotation.
  • Weapons
    • Ballistic Profiles
      • Ballistic profiles on SMGs and pistols changed to hitscan to create consistency with other weapon classes in Multiplayer.
    • Vendetta
      • Reduced headshot damage multiplier, requiring two shots to the head for a kill on PC.
    • MOG 12
      • Dragon Breath Operator Mod damage reduced to increase pellets required for a one-shot kill at long range.
    • Daemon 3XB
      • Now requires at least six bullets to finish off a target with full health (up from five).
      • Added a third extra magazine.
    • Switchblade X9
      • Reduced 6-shot kill range from 19 meters to 13 meters.
      • Reduced 7-shot kill range from 25 meters to 19 meters.
      • Reduced 8-shot kill range from 31 meters to 25 meters.
    • Ballistic Knife
      • Addressed an issue preventing players from using Dual Wield and Extra Blades at the same time.
  • Game Modes
    • Prop Hunt
      • Added Morocco and Summit to map rotation.
      • Addressed an issue in Prop Hunt where players could sometimes spawn inside of other players.
      • Closed an exploit in Prop Hunt where props could hide under the map.
    • Capture the Flag
      • Added Frequency and Jungle to map rotation.
    • Domination
      • Players will no longer join Domination matches that are almost over.
    • Heist
      • Added Humiliation finishing moves to Heist.
  • Create-a-Class
    • Addressed an issue where MKII Weapons were not progressing attachments and camos properly.
  • Scorestreaks
    • Drone Squad now takes longer to target players equipped with Cold Blooded.
    • Addressed an issue where players using in the Gunship could have their camera stuck in a non-functional state.
    • Addressed an issue where the Hellstorm would sometimes self-destruct upon deployment.
    • Addressed an issue where a player using the DART could end up seeing a teammate’s Hellstorm deployment view.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players could bounce far away from one other when sliding into one another.
    • Addressed an issue where Zero’s Ice Pick would not hack the Sentry or RCXD.
  • Featured Playlists (June 27 – July 2)
    • Quickplay
    • Capture the Flag
    • Endurance Moshpit
    • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit


  • Medals
    • Medals now available in Blackout for in-game actions including eliminating a Duo or Quad, taking down zombies, scoring a multikill, and more.
    • Players earn Merits when Medals are achieved.
  • Humiliations
    • Humiliation finishing moves now available to use against downed enemies in redeploy modes.
  • Featured Playlists (June 27 – July 2)
    • Quickplay
    • Ground War
    • Alcatraz Quads
    • Duos

About The Author

Albert is a former esports and gaming writer, focused particularly on Call of Duty and content creators. Spending over three years at Dexerto, Albert eventually now works with streamer NICKMERCS and the MFAM group. You can find Albert @AlbertoRavioli on Twitter.