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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Update 1.03 Adds Halloween Black Market: Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.03 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The sizable download is just under 9GB on PS4 and slightly smaller on PC. Patch notes are now available courtesy of a reddit post from Treyarch.

 

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' 1.03 Patch Notes

  • General
    • Leaderboards are now available for Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. For Multiplayer and Blackout, players will start ranking on Leaderboards after playing 25 games.
    • Addressed an issue where player-created paintjobs may appear corrupted or stretched when placed on weapons. Previously created paintjobs may appear shifted or skewed as a result and may need to be readjusted.
    • As a result of significant architectural changes between updates, previous Theater files can no longer be viewed. While this is an unfortunate side effect of live game development, we will make every effort to keep instances of incompatibility to an absolute minimum.
    • General stability improvements across Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.
  • Multiplayer
    • General
      • Improved spawn points on various maps in Free For All and Domination.
      • Added “Sprint Cancels Reload” to Options in the Controls category. When enabled, this allows players to cancel their weapon reload by starting a sprint. This will not prevent sprinting or reloading if players are already sprinting and perform a reload.
      • Addressed several issues with mantling and other first-person combat animations.
    • Specialists
      • Fixed an exploit where a player could use Crash’s TAK-5 for the duration of the match.
      • Addressed an issue where Ruin’s Grapple Gun would appear to float from the player’s hand.
      • Addressed an issue where Nomad’s Vision Pulse visuals would remain on enemies after respawning and during Best Play.
      • Improved pathfinding for Prophet’s Seeker on various maps.
      • Corrected an issue with voiceover lines occasionally playing at incorrect times.
    • Weapons & Attachments
      • Addressed issues with weapon Camos appearing on unintended portions of weapons.
      • Addressed an issue where some Reactive Camos were not displaying correctly.
      • Addressed an issue where friendly Players, Equipment, and Scorestreaks would display thermal visuals in the NVIR Optic.
    • Maps
      • Militia
      • Additional spawns added for various game modes.
      • Payload
      • Extended the silo catwalk Control zone into the missile area to provide additional cover when attacking and defending.
    • Perks
      • Addressed an issue with Engineer that allowed highlighted Equipment to occasionally obscure enemy players.
    • Scorestreaks
      • Addressed an issue where the Gunship’s thermal visuals could remain on enemy Players.
      • Addressed an issue where the Mantis could not be controlled after calling in a Strike Team.
    • Equipment
      • Team kills with the Sensor Dart in Hardcore no longer count toward Scorestreak progress.
  • Zombies
    • General:
      • We’ve improved stability in Easter Egg quests and high-round play, and are currently working on addressing more crashes.
      • Addressed an issue where in-game XP notifications were appearing in Zombies. The XP earn rate across all Zombies modes has been verified and is unchanged.
      • Improved pathing for enemy Zombies.
      • Addressed instances of Zombies Challenges displaying incorrect completion requirements.
      • Addressed an issue causing a delay before players could activate consecutive Special Weapon melee attacks.
      • Addressed an issue causing a slight delay before players could pick up a Power-Up.
    • Weapon Camos
      • Addressed issues with Camos not properly applying to weapons.
      • Addressed issues with several Camo Challenges not displaying the correct unlock requirements.
      • Addressed instances of Pack-a-Punch Camos not appearing on specific weapons.
    • IX
      • Addressed an issue where the second part of the boss battle occasionally wouldn’t trigger properly.
      • Addressed multiple issues with overlapping voiceover lines.
    • Custom Mutations:
      • Addressed an issue where players were not earning Nebulium Plasma in Custom Mutations.
      • Addressed several stability issues when using different Custom Mutation options.
    • Inspection:
      • Addressed an issue where Zombies characters were displaying incorrectly in the Inspection menu.
  • Blackout
    • General:
      • Addressed issues with Splitscreen stability in the Staging Area.
    • Challenges:
      • Addressed an issue with Challenges incorrectly tracking wins in Duos and Quads.
    • Awareness Perk:
      • Maximum player footstep volume while active has been lowered.
      • Material sounds are now more audible over larger distances while active.

We’ve also made the following additional updates specific to PC:

  • General
    • Fixed a crash related to equipping a Hellion Salvo with any Camo and the Fast Lock Attachment.
    • Addressed an issue where right-clicking in the Scoreboard could prevent mouse functionality.
    • Addressed an issue in the Paintshop where the paintjob preview wasn’t rendering properly.
    • General stability improvements.
  • Performance
    • Fixed an issue that should improve performance for players reporting stuttering. The Beenox team will continue to monitor performance closely for future updates.
    • Improved network connection stability when using voice chat.
  • Zombies
    • Fixed an occasional crash during higher rounds on IX.
  • Blackout
    • Players can now report other users after viewing the Killcam.
    • Addressed an issue where FOV didn't properly reset after using a Gesture.

In addition to addressing some of the biggest post-launch issues with Black Ops 4, the large patch also provides hooks for new in-game economy systems going live over the next few hours. The Black Market returns with options for players to directly purchase the goods they want, while Contraband Streams are essentially Treyarch’s version of the Battle Pass. These cosmetic streams are free, event-focused and enable progressive unlocks entirely through gameplay. The Operation First Strike stream goes live on PS4 today with a Halloween Stream due Oct. 20. Xbox and PC players get all content one week later but will have the same amount of time to work towards it.

Black Ops 4 Black Market Items 'Black Ops 4' update 1.03 adds a new Black market with cool cosmetics. Treyarch/Activision

Operation First Strike is confirmed to have 200 unlockable tiers with rewards including a Blackout character named Hudson, the Blinding Glory signature ICR Assault Rifle and special Reserves that offer single-item unlocks. To make the deal even sweeter. double XP will be in full effect through Monday at 1 p.m.EDT.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Update 1.03 is going live on all platforms.

What are your thoughts on the latest update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? Are you happy with Treyarch’s content stream concept? Tell us in the comments section!

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