The Bowie Knife arrives in Blackout and PS4 players get to play Safeguard first.
Treyarch Studios has released another hefty update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, this time adding two “new” 5v5 multiplayer maps. Actually, they’re variants of existing maps – Seaside Sunset is Seaside but at dusk, while Firing Range Night is, well, the Firing Range at nighttime. Some bug fixes and such have also been included.
The two map variants are available across all platforms, as are some new playlists. These are Hardcore Nuketown, Chaos Hardpoint, and Mercenary Objective Moshpit. Even better is the fact that the Bowie Knife has been added to equipment stashes and Zombies drops in Blackout. It’s silent and kills in one hit.
Another new playlist that makes its debut (but on PS4) is Safeguard. This new mode sees two teams escorting their robot into the opposing side while fighting off incursions from the enemy team. Blackout players on PS4 can also play the Zombies Origins character missions, which unlock Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen. Check out the full patch notes below for more information.
Stability fixes across all maps.
Specialist HQ and After Action Report improvements.
We’ve made the following changes on all platforms (version 262.34(54).126.96.36.199.16542 on PC):
Resolved an issue that removed an attachment from weapons with maximum attachments and a Clan Tag or Kill Counter equipped.
Tactical Mask Challenge now properly tracks kills while an enemy Counter UAV is active.
Bowie Knife now available in Equipment Stashes, as a random drop from killing Zombies, and as a randomized item spawn in Zombies-themed locations on all platforms.
Zombies Origins Character Missions (Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, Richtofen) now available to find and complete (PS4).
Resolved an issue where sliding under a Blade Trap without taking damage would not contribute to another player’s challenge.
Improved Torque tutorial mission scripting.
After Action Report
After Action Report in Multiplayer and Blackout will now display all earned Tier Rewards and allow the player to scroll through the Tier Rewards menu.