'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' Update 1.10 Adds Zero Balance & Camos - Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.10 is officially live, and it brings balance to multiplayer, weapon camos to Blackout and a wide assortment of Zombies bug fixes. Those playing on Xbox or PC can also experience the Absolute Zero event for the first time. Patch notes arrive courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 1.10 Patch Notes

PS4 Blackout Features

Blackout

  • 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
    • Added limited-time Contraband Stashes, which give access to the Slay Bell and Secret Santa melee weapons.

Multiplayer

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'Black Ops 4' update 1.10 makes major tweaks to Zero. Treyarch/Activision
  • Featured Playlists
    • Half-Off Heist added to Featured category.
      • Half-priced items in the Buy menu (Scorestreaks excluded).
  • Blackjack's Gun Game added to Featured category.
    • Gun Game with three new Operation Absolute Zero weapons added to rotation.
  • 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.
    • 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed, no parties allowed.
  • 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, Sniper's Nest, Mantis, Thresher, Attack Chopper and Gunship.
      • Increased time required to hack Torque's Barricade.
      • Hacking an enemy no longer prevents their healing cooldown.
      • Hacking an enemy Assault Pack now causes it to expire.
  • Crash
    • Closed an exploit that would allow the TAK-5 to boost players to higher health levels than intended.
  • 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 player's inventory.
      • Addressed an issue with Best Play including kills from other players not featured.
  • Equipment
    • Score is now rewarded for manually destroying a Trophy System.
  • 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 five seconds.
  • Challenges
    • Living On Edge
      • Addressed an issue where this Challenge was progressing on every kill in Hardcore.
  • Custom Games
    • Addressed an issue where Bots would not capture zones in Madagascar or Elevation.
  • 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.

Blackout

  • Custom Games
    • Custom Game support added to Blackout.
      • Maximum of 12 players per match.
      • Play in Solos, Duos or Quads.
      • Includes full character customization support.
      • Online only to ensure each Custom Game is up-to-date.
  • Audio Improvements
    • Lowered the volume of the Supply Drop plane.
    • Players will now hear the ARAV's 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.

Zombies

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The latest update also brings a new Zombies map to Xbox and PC owners of the Black Ops Pass. Treyarch/Activision
  • Gameplay
    • Global - Addressed issues:
      • That allowed players to access and use custom rules in an online private match.
      • Where the explosion from Victorious Tortoise could result in Zombies no longer attacking the player.
      • Where players that stood under the effect of the Scepter of Ra's Level 3 ability could have increased health regeneration for the rest of the match.
      • Where Equip Mint would not restore equipment past one equipment charge.
      • In the Armory where the Clan Tag and Kill Counter were not visible after attaching.
      • Where the Laser Sight attachment on the Hades would pulse colors when Pack-a-Punched.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Closed a number of exploits where players could jump on objects near the Forest Entrance and the East Stairway.
      • Addressed several art issues with the Pack-a-Punch Camo on weapon attachments for certain weapons.
      • Addressed an issue with endless spawning of the Werewolf with certain Custom Mutations settings set.
      • Addressed an animation issue with the Crimson Nosferatu when using the Scepter of Ra as it spawned.
      • Addressed a rare issue that caused player animations to get stuck as if bitten by the Crimson Nosferatu after killing one at the start of its bite attack with Alistair's Annihilator.
    • IX - Addressed issues:
      • Where some of the shields in IX appeared smaller than usual.
      • Where kills with a charged shot from a Serket's Kiss did not count as Pack-A-Punched weapon kills toward challenges or Callings.
      • Where flame FX persisted after the Brazen Bull exploded from using Victorious Tortoise.
    • Voyage of Despair – Addressed issues:
      • Where zombie pathing stopped working properly in the Galley / Promenade Starboard Deck.
      • Causing the Pack-a-Punch paintings to be fully revealed in Custom Mutations when using certain settings.
    • Classified
      • Closed multiple exploits where the player could use the Ragnarok DG-5 to jump onto various objects.
      • Addressed a visual issue with character and enemy shadows when electric traps were active.
  • 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:
      • When playing in splitscreen during the Main Quest.
      • When Pack-a-Punching a customized ICR-7.
    • Blood of the Dead - Fixed crashes that could occur:
      • During the escort step in the Main Quest.
      • When The Warden spawned on the roof.

General

  • Auto Sprint
    • Auto Sprint added to Options under Controls (applies to all modes). When enabled, double-click the left stick to automatically sprint throughout all actions. Pull back on the stick to cancel.

Amongst the long list of tweaks and new features, there are a few that stand out. Perhaps most critically, hack times for the new Specialist, Zero, have been drastically increased. When Zero first went live last week, many hardcore fans complained that she lowered the PvP skill ceiling to a point that made the game less enjoyable. With this new update, her ability to steal Scorestreaks from other players has been nerfed in major ways. So, folks on Xbox and PC will be starting with a much more balanced version of the character.

On the Blackout side, it's also great to see weapon camos make their battle royale debut as well. In skill-based arenas, cosmetics are the only way to show off a player's competence and individuality. Anything that enhances those prospects for a very popular mode is well worth experimenting with. Even better is the addition of custom games that allow small groups of players to make their own lobbies. Such a feature set took years for early access competitors to complete, but Blackout has made it available in just a few short months.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.10 once again proves Treyarch's great commitment to its constantly evolving game. Each week, these title updates offer significant feature additions, adjusted modes and tweaks based on fan feedback. Regardless of platform, Black Ops 4 update 1.10 exemplifies everything these developers do best.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Update 1.10 arrives on console today with a Battle.net release soon.

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