Black Ops 4 patch notes: Alcatraz returns, Spectre Rising hits Xbox One and PC Black Ops 4 patch notes: Alcatraz returns, Spectre Rising hits Xbox One and PC
The latest update for Black Ops 4 has arrived across, with Alcatraz returning, and Operation Spectre Rising hitting Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 4 patch notes: Alcatraz returns, Spectre Rising hits Xbox One and PC

The latest update for Black Ops 4 has arrived across all platforms, bringing with it the return of the Alcatraz map in Blackout on PS4, some added improvements, as well as Operation Spectre Rising for both Xbox One and PC.

Spectre Rising has been out on PS4 for a few weeks now, and comes to Xbox One and PC alongside the debut of the Spectre in multiplayer. The Wetworks map and Bounty Hunter mode in Blackout also come included in the latest update.

Throw in Super Blood Wolf Moon Gauntlet in Zombies, some new weapons and a bunch of cosmetic items to earn, and this stands to be a huge update in Black Ops 4.

Check out the full patch notes below.

  • Multiplayer
    • Spectre in MP and Blackout after unlocking Tier 1 in the Black Market (Xbox One/PC).
    • 3 Black Ops Pass Multiplayer maps: Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD (Xbox One/PC).
    • Prop Hunt gameplay improvements.
    • Featured Playlists:
      • Earn 2XP in Map Pack Moshpit through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
      • PS4: Map Pack Moshpit, Prop Hunt, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.
      • Xbox One: Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit.
      • PC: Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit.
  • World League Hub
    • Restricted Tigershark LMG.
  • Blackout
    • “Wetworks” map update now live in Blackout, flooding large portions of the main map (Xbox One/PC).
      • “Wetworks” map now available in Custom Games.
    • Bounty Hunter mode now live in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
      • Earn 2X Merits in Bounty Hunter through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
    • DART now available to find and equip in Blackout (Xbox One/PC).
    • Uncle Frank character now playable with the Black Ops Pass (Xbox One/PC).
    • Tuning changes to Spectre in Bounty Hunter.
    • Alcatraz returns to Blackout on all platforms.
  • Zombies
    • New “Super Blood Wolf Moon” Gauntlet (Xbox One/PC).
    • Earn 2XP in “Super Blood Wolf Moon” through 10AM PT Friday, May 10.
    • New Tigershark LMG added to Mystery Box (Xbox One/PC).
  • Black Market
    • 50 Tiers with new Contraband items to earn (Xbox One/PC).
    • New Death Effects and Weapon Charm item types added (Xbox One/PC).
    • New weapons in the Contraband stream: Tigershark LMG and Nifo’Oti melee weapon (Xbox One/PC).

ALL PLATFORMS

GLOBAL

  • Events
    • 2XP in Featured Playlists
      • Now live through 10PM PT Friday, May 10 on all platforms.
      • 2XP in Multiplayer in Map Pack Moshpit.
      • 2XP in Super Blood Wolf Moon in Zombies.
      • 2X Merits in Blackout in Bounty Hunter mode.
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MULTIPLAYER

  • Weapons
    • Swordfish
      • Addressed an issue where the NVIR scope was misaligned on the Swordfish when used underwater.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue where players joining a match in progress were able to change their class indefinitely without respawning.
  • Stability
    • General stability improvements.

WORLD LEAGUE HUB

  • Weapons
    • Restricted the Tigershark LMG in World League matches.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Updated the category names for the Victory Flames tiers to more clearly distinguish between tiers.

BLACKOUT

  • Game Modes
    • Bounty Hunter
      • Decreased Spectre’s roll speed.
      • Increased the cooldown between Spectre’s rolls.
      • Delayed purple beams from being shown to players until the announcement has been made for the first collapse in Bounty Hunter.
  • Custom Games
    • “Wetworks” map update is now available in Blackout Custom Games.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Addressed an issue that caused players to die while being revived if the revive was started at the end of their bleed-out.
    • Addressed an issue where players could sometimes deploy in third-person and not properly take damage.

ZOMBIES

  • Mystery Box
    • Addressed an issue where players were unable to obtain the Tigershark LMG from the Mystery Box.
  • Stability
    • General stability improvements.

XBOX ONE and PC

MULTIPLAYER

  • Specialists
    • Spectre
      • Unlocked at Tier 1 in the Black Market during Operation Spectre Rising.
      • Specialist Weapon: Shadow Blade.
      • Special Issue Equipment: Smoke.
  • Black Ops Pass Maps
    • Masquerade, Artifact, and WMD added to rotation in Core and Hardcore playlists for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • Game Modes
    • Featured Playlists
      • Map Pack Moshpit, Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination (Xbox One), and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (Xbox One) added to Featured category.

BLACKOUT

  • Wetworks Map Update
    • An explosion at Hydro Dam has flooded the map, affecting several areas in Blackout.
    • Hydro Dam, Factory, Cargo Docks, Hijacked, and the farm near Firing Range have been transformed, allowing for new types of engagements and new avenues for water-based vehicles to turn the tides of battle.
  • Games Modes
    • Bounty Hunter
      • Find the beacons of light that indicate new Spectre Stashes, which contain the Shadow Blade and other valuable items, including Level 3 Armor, Smoke, stealth-related Perks, and Trauma Kits.
      • Equipping the Shadow Blade transforms the player into Spectre, giving them unique skills including increased movement speed, the ability to see digital footprints of nearby enemies, and full third-person camera perspective.
      • Spectre can carry both the Shadow Blade and a normal weapon. When the normal weapon is equipped, Spectre will return to first-person view.
      • With each new Collapse, players with the most kills will be marked as Bounty targets that only Spectre can see.
      • Eliminate the target or survive the Bounty attack to be rewarded with a Supply Drop on your position.
      • Unique to Bounty Hunter, players can also perform Humiliations on downed enemies. These are fatal finishing moves to end an opponent in dramatic fashion.
      • Last team standing wins the game.
  • Equipment
    • DART
      • DART now available to find and equip in Blackout.
      • Use for a bird’s-eye view of your opponents and detonate the DART on command or when it hits its target.
  • Black Ops Pass Content
    • Uncle Frank character now playable for Black Ops Pass holders.
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ZOMBIES

  • Gauntlets
    • Super Blood Wolf Moon
      • New Gauntlet now available for “Dead of the Night” featuring 30 unique challenges.
  • Weapons
    • Tigershark LMG added to the Mystery Box.

GLOBAL

  • Black Market
    • Tigershark LMG and Nifo’Oti melee weapon now available in the Contraband stream.
    • Weapon Charms are now available in Blackjack’s Reserves and can be equipped on weapons through the Weapon Personalization menu.
    • Death Effects are available in Blackjack’s Reserves and can be equipped on weapons through the Weapon Personalization menu. Death Effects play when shooting an enemy and are only visible during first-person, Best Play, and Killcam.

PlayStation 4

MULTIPLAYER

  • Game Modes
    • Prop Hunt
      • Addressed an issue where players were able to replenish their Decoys when destroyed.
      • Enabled drowning damage for underwater Props.
      • Various stability fixes, including a fix for instances where the player could be kicked back to the main menu with a “game session no longer available” error.
  • Game Modes
    • Featured Playlists
      • Map Pack Moshpit, Prop Hunt, Barebones Moshpit, Deathmatch Domination, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit added to the Featured category.

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