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Black Ops Cold War Season 4 patch notes: New weapons, maps & more

Published: 17/Jun/2021 5:00 Updated: 17/Jun/2021 5:19

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has entered Season 4 and that means big changes, including new weapons, maps (hello, Hijacked!), modes, and Zombies content.

Black Ops Cold War fans have been eager to hear more about the upcoming fourth season and Treyarch have officially unveiled those details. The Season 4 patch is finally out and it’s much like the earlier seasons, bringing about a classic Black Ops II map alongside some fan-favorite weapons and other content.

The release of Season 4 arrived on June 17, and we’ve got a complete overview of everything that was included.

Black Ops Cold War: Season 4 road map

As can be seen in Activision’s graphic, the new season brought about a bunch of new content including four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, three new modes, and a bunch of Zombies content.

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A clear highlight was obviously Hijacked, which made its return after debuting in Black Ops II and being featured as POI in Blackout. And, for guns, players will be happy to know a new LMG (MG 82), AR (C58), two SMGs (OTs 9, Nail Gun), and a fun melee option (Mace) have entered the fray.

bocw season 4 road map

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: New Operators

Three new Operators joined the action, including Jackal (Warsaw Pact), Salah (NATO), and Weaver (NATO). Jackal was made available at launch, with a red, metal mask that has been all over Season 4’s teaser content.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: New weapons

Five new weapons were unveiled for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in Season 4, three at launch and two mid-season.

At launch, the MG 82 LMG was made available through the Battle Pass, alongside the C58 AR, and Nail Gun SMG. Then, during the season, the OTs 9 SMG and Mace melee weapon will arrive.

The MG82 is the fastest-firing LMG available, while the C58 is considered a short-range AR with a slower firing rate. Meanwhile, the Nail Gun is a specialty SMG from Black Ops II with a slow firing rate, but fast projectile speed — and the OTs 9 is a deadly SMG handicapped by a small mag size.

The Mace, to round things out, is a mace, so one-hit kills galore.

Call of Duty black ops cold war c58 new gunThe C58 in action.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: New Hand Cannon scorestreak

Straight danger. The Hand Cannon is a new scorestreak that can destroy enemies in one shot and even other scorestreaks with a couple. But it only comes with eight shots, so players need to pick their fights.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: New multiplayer maps

Four new maps are arriving in BOCW Season 4, for every style of play: Collateral (12v12, with a Collateral Strike 6v6 variant), Amsterdam (2v2, 3v3), Hijacked (6v6), and Rush (6v6).

The first three were made available at launch, while Rush will be available mid-season. Like Hijacked, Rush is also making its return from Black Ops II.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: New modes

Two new modes were also made available at launch for BOCW enthusiasts: Multi-Team Sat-Link and One in the Chamber, with Capture the Flag coming mid-season.

The latter two modes are classics making their return to Black Ops, but Multi-Team: Sat-Link is a whole new affair — where players need to protect satellites, search crates, and transfer intel while fighting other teams.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: Ground Fall Event

A limited-time event, Ground Fall will let players go for challenges in Black Ops Cold War (and Warzone) with unique modes to secure fun cosmetics and blueprints.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: Zombies “Welcome to the Zoo” content

The new Zombies content brings another main quest: “Operation Excision,” which will lead into the mid-season experience: “Mauer der Toten,” which takes place in East Berlin.

There will also be new Onslaught content, including Collateral’s addition as well as Rush — which will be part of a new, fast-paced “Onslaught Accelerated” mode (that can earn you a Legendary Blueprint).

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: Prestige levels

Season 4 reset everyone to Level 1, but this season allows players to continue earning awards for leveling up — and now there are four new prestige levels (making it 19 in total).

  • Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190: All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Levels 250–1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

Black Ops Cold War Season 4: Update file sizes

Season 4 became available for download on June 15 at 9 p.m. PT.

Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5: 30 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 15.5 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 31.0 GB
  • Xbox One: 17.7 GB
  • PC: 21.6 GB (without HD Pack) / 30.7 GB (with HD Pack)

Note: PC users will also need 60.6-92.1 GB of additional space on their hard drive for the copying process; this is only temporary space that is reclaimed upon completion of the patch installation and is not an additional download.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 update patch notes & weapon balancing

Events

  • Ground Fall
    • “Ground Fall” limited-time event live through 10AM PT June 24.
    • Complete challenges in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to earn Emblems, Calling Cards, a Weapon Charm, bonus XP, and an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint.

Battle Pass

  • New 100-Tier Battle Pass available in Season Four.

Operators

  • Jackal
    • New “Jackal” Operator available at Tier 0 in the Season Four Battle Pass.

Weapons

  • MG 82
    • New MG82 LMG available for free at Tier 15 of the Battle Pass System.
  • C58
    • New C58 assault rifle available for free at Tier 31 of the Battle Pass System.
  • Nail Gun
    • New Nail Gun Special weapon available via in-game challenge in Multiplayer or Zombies, or via unique Blueprint version in the Store.

Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • PPSh-41
    • Unlock Challenge available for the PPSh-41 SMG in Multiplayer and Zombies.
  • Swiss K31
    • Unlock Challenge available for the Swiss K31 sniper rifle in Multiplayer and Zombies.

Weapon Tuning

  • Assault Rifles
    • XM4
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 11%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 22%.
    • AK-47
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
      • Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%.
    • QBZ-83
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FFAR 1
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 10%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 20%.
    • Krig 6
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%.
    • Groza
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FARA 83
      • Reduced range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 32%.
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 20%.

Features

  • Gifting
    • Players can now gift the Battle Pass, Battle Pass Bundles, and Store Bundles to friends in Black Ops Cold War.
    • Get a 60-minute Double Battle Pass XP Token for sending your first gift between June 17 and June 30.
    • Two-factor authentication is required to use the gifting system.
    • Free Bundles, Franchise Store Bundles, and Limited-Time Bundles cannot be gifted.
  • Challenge Tracker
    • Progress toward active Daily Challenges can now be viewed in-game via the Options menu.

Progression

  • Reduced the amount of XP needed to progress through Season Levels in Black Ops Cold WarWarzone, and Modern Warfare.

Prestige Rewards

  • Added four new Prestige Levels (16-19) and Prestige Rewards:
    • Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 190: All Season Challenges Available
    • Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
    • Levels 250 – 1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

Prestige Shop

  • Additional Legacy Calling Cards from previous Black Ops titles are now available in the Prestige Shop, including the animated “Bacon” Calling Card from Black Ops II, available to players once they reach Season Level 100.

Music Player

  • Four additional Treyarch music tracks available for the Music Player in the free “Black Ops 4 Mixtape” War Tracks in the Battle Pass System:
    • “Inferno”
    • “Alistair’s Theme”
    • “Damned 4”
    • “Reflections”

Main Lobby

  • Updated main lobby theming for Season Four.

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Collateral (12v12) [NEW]
    • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 12v12 modes.
  • Collateral Strike (6v6) [NEW]
    • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
  • Hijacked (6v6) [NEW]
    • Classic Black Ops II map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
    • Hijacked 24/7 Featured Playlist available during launch week.
  • Amsterdam (2v2, 3v3) [NEW]
    • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 2v2 and 3v3 modes.
  • Standoff
    • Updated Hardpoint spawns for P2 and P4 Hardpoints.

Modes

  • One in the Chamber [NEW]
    • Free-for-all party game available in the Party Games playlist collection in Featured Playlists.
    • Players have three lives and a single bullet. Players receive another bullet upon eliminating an enemy. Melee attacks are also lethal.
    • Available weapons include the 1911, Magnum, and Hand Cannon.
    • The first player to reach the score limit wins the match.
  • Multi-Team: Sat-Link [NEW]
    • New Multiplayer mode featuring 10 competing teams of four.
    • Players must reach the Sat-Link marked on their map, power it up, and upload data to satellites in orbit to gain points.
    • Search for crates to collect powerful Scorestreaks and other useful items.
    • The first team to reach the score limit wins the match.
  • Cranked Hardpoint [NEW]
    • Capture Hardpoints to gain points for your team. Eliminate multiple enemies in the same life to earn up to five powerful buffs throughout the match.
    • Capturing a Hardpoint grants a movement speed boost and sets your timer to 30 seconds. When the timer reaches zero, you explode. Extend the timer by earning eliminations and capturing Hardpoints.
    • The timer is paused while on your team’s Hardpoint, and kills add 15 seconds to your timer up to a max of 30 seconds.
    • Successive kills grant up to four additional buffs: improved weapon handling, ADS speed, slide speed, and a larger explosion upon death (granted after a five-kill streak.)
    • The first team to reach 200 points, or the most points before time expires, wins.
  • Hardcore Hardpoint [NEW]
    • Now featured in Hardcore Quick Play and Hardcore Moshpit playlists.
  • Multi-Team Elimination
    • Added to the Game Modes Combat Record.
  • Prop Hunt
    • Addressed an issue where some props could have incorrect bullet collision after jumping repeatedly.

Scorestreaks

  • Hand Cannon
    • New Scorestreak available in Multiplayer for 2,800 score.

Season Challenges

  • 20 new Multiplayer Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards. Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 to unlock the Season Four Multiplayer Master Animated Calling Card.
  • Updated the unlock criteria for the “Vehicular Warfare” Season Three Challenge.

Custom Games

  • Added Sprint Recovery Delay setting to General Player settings for Custom Games. This will set the time after a player has stopped sprinting before they are fully recovered and will see the speed benefit of Sprint Takeoff.

Featured Playlists

  • Hijacked 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team: Sat-Link [NEW]
  • Party Games (Now includes One in the Chamber)
  • Face Off 6v6 (Now includes Amsterdam)
  • Cranked Hardpoint [NEW]
  • 12v12 Moshpit (Now includes 12v12 Cranked Hardpoint)
  • Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight Blueprints
  • Multi-Team: Elimination

LEAGUE PLAY

Skill Divisions

  • Updated Skill Division requirements to maintain target population distribution percentages outlined in the League Play Rules section. Some players may see their Skill Division shift after their next League Play placement match.

Weapons

  • Restricted the LC10 and AK-47 in League Play.

ZOMBIES

Outbreak

  • New Main Quest
    • “Operation Excision” Main Quest coming to Outbreak starting at 10AM PT June 17th.
  • New Region
    • New Zoo region available in Outbreak.
  • New Intel
    • New in-game story Intel available to discover.
  • Quests
    • New tuning changes to the existing Outbreak Main Quest in Ruka:
      • Disabled super sprinters in the Silo.
      • Slightly reduced Legion’s chest armor health.
      • Increased respawn delays on all zombies.
      • Added an audio cue when starting and failing certain steps to indicate when zombies will start attacking.
  • World Events
    • Added more Treyarch Zombies tracks to unlock for the Music Player via the “Unknown Signal” World Events in Outbreak.
  • Objectives
    • Addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall under the map when entering Phase Tears.
    • Addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall off the player while riding a Snowmobile on steep terrain.

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • In First-Person game mode, all Divine Shield (orange) potions are now automatically swapped out for the more useful Health (red) potions.
    • Treasure in Poppy’s room should no longer time out.
    • Chickens that are spinning out now use the player’s last weapon correctly.
    • Replaced the third Fate award for maxing out at 9X multiplier with a new mystery award.
    • Addressed an issue where the sawblade shield item was not correctly creating crawling zombies.
    • Addressed an issue where in Silverback Slideways maps where the player could stand in a lava field and not take damage.
    • Addressed an issue where the player could be considered a valid AI target before the player’s screen had faded up entirely.
  • Scoring
    • Changed non-default score values for various enemies. Mamaback now awards 20,000 points, underbosses award 5,000 points, Elite enemies (Megaton, Brutus, Gladiators) award 500 points, and the rest award the default of 100 points.
    • Addressed an issue where the Pineapple Launcher was not awarding points.
  • Stability
    • Improved stability for Silverback Slideways maps to reduce “Charlie 285 Military Gorilla” error messages.
    • Improved stability for issues that could occur when players stand in Nova Gas.
  • General
    • Added inactivity tracking to boot inactive players after a period of time.
    • Closed multiple exploits in The Wild.

Onslaught (PlayStation)

  • Maps
    • Collateral added to map rotation with new Intel to discover.

Progression

  • Addressed an issue that could cause players to occasionally lose XP in Zombies when returning to the lobby after matches.
  • Addressed an issue where the Outbreak Match Bonus would occasionally award less XP than expected.

Challenges

  • Season Challenges
    • 20 new Zombies Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards. Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 to unlock the Season Four Zombies Master Animated Calling Card.
  • Operator Missions
    • The Season Four Battle Pass features 4 Zombies Operator Missions, an increase of from 2 Zombies Missions in previous Seasons.
  • Weapon Unlock Challenges
    • Added new Weapon Unlock Challenges in Zombies:
      • PPSh-41 SMG
      • Swiss K31 sniper rifle
      • Nail Gun Special weapon

Gameplay

  • Addressed an issue where Mimics under effects of Brain Rot could still enter their disguised form.
  • Addressed an issue where Mimics were not being killed while under effects of Brain Rot.

Perks

  • Addressed an issue where Deadshot Daiquiri was not functioning properly on the AMP63 pistol.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Collateral (PlayStation) [NEW]