Black Ops 4 UPDATE 1.10 Patch Notes: Call of Duty Blackout, Zombies, Multiplayer CHANGES (Pic: Daily Star)

BLACK OPS 4 UPDATE – Patch Notes released

Treyarch has released the latest patch notes for today's new 1.10 update, coming to PS4 and Xbox One this evening (and PC to follow).

You can read the new official patch notes further down the page, but first, there's a message from Treyarch on today's big new update and other additions and changes they've made.

Operation Absolute Zero has arrived on Xbox One and PC, granting all players free access to a huge new season of content:

  • Multiplayer: Zero, Black Ops 4s new Specialist armed with the EMP Disruptor grenade and Ice Pick hacking tool.

  • Blackout: The debut of Hijacked, the new ARAV armored vehicle, and new IX Zombies Character Missions.

  • Black Market: 100 new Tiers of earnable loot, including new MP weapons, Blackout characters, Mastercrafts, Epic Outfits, Reactive Camos, Weapon Camos, and more.

And for Black Ops Pass holders on Xbox One and PC, weve got exciting new game content in all three modes:

  • Two new Multiplayer maps: Elevation and Madagascar.

  • Dead of the Night, an all-new Zombies experience starring Kiefer Sutherland, Helena Bonham Carter, Brian Blessed, and Charles Dance.

  • Black Ops 3 fan-favorite Reaper joins the cast of Blackout.

In todays update to Multiplayer, weve implemented our first balancing pass on Zero, our new Specialist. As with all new features in Black Ops 4, weve been paying close attention to how Zero plays into the overall Multiplayer experience and have tuned some of her abilities accordingly. This includes an increase in the time it takes to earn her Ice Pick, varying increases to the time it takes her to hack Scorestreaks and Torques Barricade, preventing her hacks from freezing enemy healing cooldowns, and more. Take a look at the full patch notes below for the full list and let us know what you think.

Weve also updated our MP Featured playlists, including the new Half-Off Heist on all platforms, Map Pack Moshpit for Black Ops Pass holders, and Mercenary Objective Moshpit for our lone wolves.

This week also brings new updates to Blackout, including…

Blackout Custom Games

In Blackout Custom Games, players can start a private match to explore the map at their own pace and practice Blackout with teams of friends. As we mentioned in last Fridays update, Custom Games in Blackout will initially support a max player count of 12 – this is planned to grow over time as we evaluate player engagement, and were already planning expanded feature support over time.

Blackout Custom Games will support private matches in Solos, Duos, and Quads, as well as full character customization and Weapon Camo support (coming tomorrow!). Blackout Custom Games will be online-only to ensure all matches are always up-to-date.

Audio Improvements

Todays new audio improvements in Blackout are focused on vehicles. Weve lowered the volume of the Supply Drop plane to ensure players can hear more of the in-game action while the plane is overhead, and vehicle engines can now be heard more reliably when several other sounds are playing. The ARAV can also now be heard from farther away to help prevent surprise ambushes. Yes, weve seen the footage.

Specialist Unlocks and Outfit Rewards

Starting today on PS4, weve unlocked all Specialist characters in Blackout without requiring players to track down and complete their Character Missions, to ensure all players can play as the Specialist of their choice. For those players whove already put in the time to unlock their Specialists the old-fashioned way, weve got a special new Blackout-exclusive outfit reward for you called “The Numbers”, which we think youre going to love. Players can also earn this outfit for each character by finding and completing these missions, which are now called Outfit Unlocks, after todays update. And of course, more new characters are on their way to Blackout in the near future.

Contraband Stashes

Contraband Stashes are also new today in Blackout on PS4. These are new types of Supply Stashes that youll find throughout the world, which can contain the new Secret Santa and Slay Bell melee weapons from the Black Market. Ho ho hooooly sh*t, theyre deadly!

Weapon Camos and Armor Tuning This Week

Weve got more Blackout updates planned for this week, including Weapon Camo support and tuning to Armor durability and Armor Plates (currently in playtesting). Keep an eye on the subreddit for more details soon.

In Zombies, weve implemented a new round of gameplay improvements across all maps and a handful of stability fixes to help smooth out some of the remaining bumpiness players might have experienced. While we believe the vast majority of lingering Zombies stability issues have been eliminated with this update, were always investigating further ways to deliver an even smoother experience in future patches. If youre still experiencing a crash in Zombies after this update, please let us know in the comments below with details on what was happening in-game at the time of the crash.

Finally, were happy to introduce an accessibility feature that weve been planning for a while: the new Auto Sprint option will allow players to double-click their controllers left stick to automatically sprint in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Players can enable this setting under Controls in the Options menu.

Original Story – Treyarch and Activision are rolling out a new update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this evening.

The new update is coming to PS4 and Xbox simultaneously with the PC update to follow at some point in the near future. Most likely, a couple of days.

For those conscious of space, the new 1.10 version update for the game is 10.9GB in size on PS4 and 14.3GB on Xbox One.

The big selling points of this update is that it introduces Operation Absolute Zero to Xbox One (and eventually PC) along with the new holiday event in Blackout, as well as winter callings in the Zombies mode.

The official Patch Notes have yet to drop but should be here shortly.

Treyarch have in the past released them a few hours after the update launches, normally posting them to the Call of Duty Reddit page.

Below you'll find a handy round-up of everything new with the game today.

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New in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 today (for Xbox and PC)

New Specialist – Players can reprogram the flow of combat with Zero, a new Specialist available in both Multiplayer and Blackout modes. Zero can disrupt and distract enemies with powerful hacking, altering the flow of battle.

New Black Market Gear – Operation Absolute Zero brings a brand-new Assault Rifle and fast-firing SMG to the Black Market which players can unlock by playing through Contraband Tiers. Plus, fans can collect new tactical outfits, personalisation accessories, new characters to use in Blackout, and special gift-wrapped melee weapons – all in time for the holidays.

New Festive Holiday Event – After Operation Absolute Zero arrives, the holidays will come to Blackout with special event tiers of seasonal items to unlock, thematic map decorations, and even throwable snowballs in Blackout that allow players to mount a festive assault on their enemies.

New Zombies Features – Daily Callings provide new gameplay challenges that reward Zombies players with bonus XP and Nebulium Plasma upon completion, the Black Ops Authenticity Stamp system gives players the ability to verify and share the results of their game online with a personalized code generated at the end of each match, along with Daily Tier Skips for Zombies, which allow players to earn Black Market Tier progression bonuses by playing Zombies each day.


In addition to the above, Treyarch had previously stated that this weeks update would bring the following changes. Although the patch notes will likely provide further clarity on these points when they arrive.

• Balance tuning for Zero
• Custom Games in Blackout
• Half Off Heist Featured Playlist
• Operation Absolute Zero (Xbox One/PC)
• Holiday Event in Blackout (Xbox One/PC)
• Winter Calling in Zombies (Xbox One/PC)

Discussing more about the changes to Zero, players were told to expect doubled hacking times with Treyarch outlined on a Reddit post on the 16 December.

"We have a first-round balancing pass for Zero incoming Tuesday, including an update to double her hack time for all Scorestreaks and quadruple it for the Gunship, among other tweaks.

"Thanks for your continued feedback — as with all new features, were paying close attention to how Zero is playing relative to the rest of the Multiplayer experience and tuning accordingly. Stay tuned for more details in our next Reddit update, and in the meantime, keep the feedback coming!"


The following updates are now available on PS4, with other platforms to follow:


  • Character Unlocks

    • All Specialist characters unlocked in Blackout.

    • Character Missions are now Outfit Unlocks, which reward “The Numbers” outfits for each Specialist when completed (and automatically reward the outfit for Character Missions that were already completed).

  • Contraband Stash

The following updates are included in the 1.10 title update on all platforms:


  • Featured Playlists

  • Blackjacks Gun Game added to Featured category.

  • Map Pack Moshpit added to Featured category for Black Ops Pass holders.

    • Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Elevation and Madagascar maps only.

  • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit added to Featured category.

  • Mercenary Objective Moshpit added to Featured category.

    • Control, Search and Destroy, Heist, and Domination, no parties allowed.

  • Specialists

    • Zero

      • Increased amount of time it takes to earn the Ice Pick.

      • Increased time required to hack UAV, Care Package, and Counter UAV.

      • Greatly increased time required to hack Sentry, Drone Squad, Snipers Nest, Mantis, Thresher, Attack Chopper, and Gunship.

      • Increased time required to hack Torques Barricade.

      • Hacking an enemy no longer prevents their healing cooldown.

      • Hacking an enemy Assault Pack now causes it to expire.

  • Crash

  • Modes

    • Heist

      • Addressed an issue that would allow cash to be deposited after the round ended.

      • Cash deposit can now continue while the player controls a Scorestreak.

      • Cooking a Frag Grenade until it detonates and kills the player now correctly removes the Frag Grenade from the players inventory.

      • Addressed an issue with Best Play including kills from other players not featured.

  • Equipment

  • Reactive Camos

    • Unwrapped Reactive Camos can now be equipped on any weapon that has the Gold Camo unlocked.

    • Killathon Reactive Camo now progresses with kills instead of kills without dying.

    • Rampage Reactive Camo now progresses by achieving rapid kills or better instead of escalating killstreaks.

    • Vanguard Reactive Camo now progresses by achieving rapid objective kills instead of objective kills within 5 seconds.

  • Challenges

    • Living On Edge

  • Custom Games

  • Stability – Fixed crashes that could occur:

    • When a Zero player attempted to hack multiple enemy items.

    • When a Zero player hacked a Barricade that was about to expire.

    • When viewing a Hellstorm strike through CODCaster.

  • Miscellaneous

    • Addressed an issue with Kill Counters on picked-up weapons advancing when the original owner gained kills.

    • Addressed an issue where hacking a Care Package and then booby-trapping it would not leave a booby-trapped Care Package.

    • Addressed an issue where hacking Mesh Mines multiple times could result in their team colors not changing.


  • Custom Games

  • Audio Improvements

    • Lowered the volume of the Supply Drop plane.

    • Players will now hear the ARAVs engine from farther away.

    • Vehicle engine sounds can now be heard more reliably when several other sounds are playing simultaneously.

  • Map Improvements

    • Improved mantling points at Hijacked to make it easier to enter from the water.

    • Improved door placements at Hijacked.

    • Improved interactivity with new elevator buttons at Hydro Dam.

    • Improved some interior lighting for better visibility.

    • Addressed clipping at Snowball spawn points.

    • ARAV should no longer explode when riding it down the elevator at Construction Site.


  • Gameplay

  • Stability

    • Global – Fixed crashes that could occur:

      • When using Electric Cherry with certain weapons.

      • If a player disconnected while taking Shield damage.

      • When a Water Catalyst zombie respawned.

      • When several enemies would “ragdoll” upon death at the same time.

    • Dead of the Night – Fixed crashes that could occur:

    • Blood of the Dead – Fixed crashes that could occur:


  • Auto Sprint

In addition to the items included under All Platforms above, the following updates are available this week on Xbox One and PC with Operation Absolute Zero:


  • Specialists

  • Black Ops Pass Content


  • ARAV Vehicle

    • Driver Position

      • The ARAV is the second-fastest land vehicle behind the ATV in pure speed, and is the 2nd-toughest vehicle after the Cargo Truck. While it can shrug off a few bullets, ARAV drivers still need to be mindful of explosives and rockets headed their direction.

    • Passenger

      • Passengers have the option of staying seated within the safety of the cabin, or leaning out the window to initiate combat with weapons and equipment.

      • Players can heal from the passenger seat without transitioning to leaning out. While leaning out, players still have full use of their weapons and equipment.

    • Turret Gunner

      • Players are placed on a mounted machine gun with 360-degree aim, perfect for providing suppressing fire or firing on enemy vehicles.

      • Overheat: Extended firing will cause the turret to overheat and be temporarily disabled. The turret will be usable again after it has cooled down.

      • Durability: The turret will become permanently disabled over time. Keep an eye on the turret itself, as it will begin to smoke and catch fire when its durability is reduced to zero and can no longer be used.

  • Hijacked

    • Hijacked has been added to the map, docked just outside of the Construction Site.

    • This “well-known” luxury yacht includes a helipad as a possible helicopter spawn point, as well as a possible vehicle spawn.

  • Characters

    • Zero added as a playable character once unlocked at Tier 1 in the Black Market (no Character Mission required).

    • IX Zombies Character Missions now available to find and complete to play as Gladiator versions of Scarlett, Diego, Bruno, and Shaw.

  • New Weapons

    • Daemon 3XB SMG, SWAT RFT Assault Rifle, and Secret Santa melee weapon added.

    • New ranged weapons also come in “gold” variants, fully loaded with attachments.

  • Black Ops Pass Content


  • Black Ops Pass Content

Black Market

  • Black Market Revamp

    • 100 clearly-defined Tiers for streamlined progression.

    • New item categories and more diverse content, including new weapons, Reactive Camos, Weapon Camos, Reticles, Mastercrafts, and more.

    • Reserves now start at Tier 101.

    • New shared Warpaints that can be equipped with different outfits across different Themes on the same Specialist.

    • New Zero Specialist unlocked at Tier 1.

  • New Weapons

    • Daemon 3XB

      • 3-round burst, 0.45 cal. submachine gun.

      • Fast cyclical rate of fire with improved hip fire accuracy.

    • SWAT RFT

    • Secret Santa

In addition to the items included under All Platforms and Xbox One and PC above, the following PC-specific changes are coming to the PC 1.10 title update:


  • Weapon Balance

    • Daemon 3XB

  • Emblems

  • Gameplay

    • Auto Mantle

    • Auto Sprint

    • ADS Sensitivity

  • Weapon Camos

  • Black Market


  • Gameplay

    • Added a Default Spawn Selection option to select either Seraph's Tac-Deploy or Auto-Spawn by default.

    • Added a Toggle/Hold option for Zero's EMP Disruptor grenade.

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