Treyarch is bringing tons of ways to play Black Ops 4 with the May 14 patch that’ll be updating some fan-favorite modes in the game while also hyping up the awaited return of Hot Pursuit to the Blackout arena.
The entire Call of Duty community can immediately descend onto the game’s latest playlists with the patch landing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
But it seems like everyone will have to wait a little while longer to get into the Barbones Deathmatch Moshpit, as Treyarch confirmed it will releasing soon but not with the May 14 patch.
While Call of Duty players are sure to be excited about Ambush coming back to Blackout, they should be aware that it won’t be the same mode they’ve seen before.
Players won’t have access to equipment like the Cluster or Concussion Grenades anymore, while SDM has also been removed. Similarly, the ATV and ARAV won’t be available in Ambush so no quick getaways.
This time around Ambush is going to feature Snipers, Shotguns and Bowie Knives only, giving players the change to compete at both extremes on the spectrum: up close or far away.
Ambush is back in #Blackout this week with new rules:— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) May 14, 2019
• Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and Bowie Knife only
• Final circle always ends in an open location
• SDM removed
• Concussion Grenade and Cluster Grenade removed
• ATV and ARAV removed
Details: https://t.co/6EKjgicHlU pic.twitter.com/ARjQ60G8JT
It’s no secret that Barebones would be a hit in Black Ops 4. Since controversial Specialists Weapons and the like have been roaming around the game, players have been loving the straightforward chaos that Barebones provides.
With that in mind, Kill Confirm and Team Deathmatch will be joining the ranks of previous modes that have been given the Barebones treatment.
The new Barebones variants will be landing on the Black Ops 4 servers on Friday, May 17 at 10 am PST for players to enjoy.
Even though Operation Grand Heist has come and gone, Treyarch has heard its players' call to have Hot Pursuit rejoin the Blackout playlists.
The company has yet to outline when they're going to be releasing the mode once again but didn't go into specifics saying the mode will "make its way back into rotation later this month."
This is incredible news for players who've been missing the dynamic action unique to the mode, and will have another chance to get into the game mode.
This weeks going to be giving players tons of ways to frag out in Black Ops 4 while mixing with tried and true formulas to shake things up a bit. While a lot of the update’s contents are dropping immediately, some will take a bit longer to land on the servers.
Take a look at everything that’s coming to Black Ops 4 in the May 14 update and beyond in the patch notes below, courtesy of Treyarch.
Now live this week on PS4, Xbox One, and PC: Ambush is back in Blackout! Get up close and personal to surprise your enemies, or pick them off from a distance before they even know you’re there. The rules have been updated in this new-and-improved version:
We’re excited to bring back this sniper-friendly mode for Operation Spectre Rising before Hot Pursuitmakes its way back into rotation later this month, so let us know what you think of the new Ambush throughout the week!
The community’s response to our Barebones game mode has been fantastic since it launched with TDM and DOM, and starting this Friday, we’re expanding on the old-school formula with Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit to introduce Kill Confirmed into the mix along with TDM. The same rules apply: no Specialist Weapons, no Special Issue Equipment, no Gear, and no Operator Mods allowed. Watch for this new Barebones variant in Multiplayer on Friday the 17th at 10AM PT.
We’ve also added time frames for our playlist rotations in Multiplayer and Blackout below for all platforms, to give a clearer view of when to expect playlist updates. As a reminder, playlist refreshes typically occur on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Read on to see what’s new with today’s update: