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Treyarch has unveiled and released their January 22 Update to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.  The team has not slowed down in providing updates and new content moving into 2019 after a fulfilling end to 2018 for the games’ fans.

The new update brings about the Barbarians special event for PlayStation 4 users, the addition of Gauntlets and New Elixirs are now available to Xbox One and PC Zombies players alongside the Down But Not Out and Blackout looting fixes. The Down But Not Out event will start tomorrow at 10am PT according to the patch notes.

As stated above, several of these new additions were already made available on PS4 last week.

A summary of the update can be found below:

  • Barbarians Special Event stream in the Black Market including KAP 45 full-auto pistol (PS4).

  • Gauntlets and new Epic Elixirs in Zombies (Xbox One/PC).

  • Chaos Domination added as MP Featured Playlist.

  • Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Capture Moshpit added to MP Featured category.

  • Elevation and Madagascar back in MP map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.

  • Stash looting interface fixes in Blackout (consoles).

  • Various gameplay improvements and crash fixes in MP, Blackout, and Zombies.

For the full patch notes, you can check them out on Reddit here or find them provided below.

Jan. 22 Update: Barbarians Special Event (PS4), Gauntlets and New Elixirs in Zombies (Xbox One/PC), Down But Not Out Tomorrow (Xbox One/PC), Blackout Looting Fixes (PS4/Xbox One)

We’re stacking up the loot with a new four-week Special Event stream in the Black Market! Launching today on PS4, the Barbarians Event adds 25 new loot Tiers below the existing Operation Absolute Zero stream, so players can earn twice as much loot per Tier as usual. Unlockable rewards include new Outfits, Gestures, Calling Cards, a new Reactive Camo for the Hades LMG, and our newest earnable weapon, the KAP 45 full-auto pistol.

Our MP Featured Playlist selection is refreshed today with Chaos Domination taking the top spot, along with Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Capture Moshpit in the Featured category. We’ve also added Elevation and Madagascar back to rotation for Black Ops Pass holders in standard and Hardcore playlists.

In Zombies, Gauntlets and new Epic Elixirs arrive on Xbox One and PC today! Players can take on 30 timed rounds of insane challenges in “Unsinkable”, and last even longer against the undead with the new Perk UpRefresh Mint, and Conflagration Liquidation Elixirs. As a reminder, we’ll also be testing out some fresh Concoction bundles in the Zombies Laboratory over the coming weeks – keep an eye out for new combinations and let us know what you think.

And as our Blackout Free Trial continues on all platforms, Down But Not Out kicks off on Xbox One and PC tomorrow at 10AM PT! Get ready to jump in as a squad and redeploy with each new Collapse as long as one of your teammates survives. We’ve also implemented new fixes for the looting interface on consoles to help players to tab through Stashes and prevent the d-pad from getting stuck while scrolling through Stashes.

Here’s what’s new since our last update:

  • Barbarians Special Event stream in the Black Market including KAP 45 full-auto pistol (PS4).

  • Gauntlets and new Epic Elixirs in Zombies (Xbox One/PC).

  • Chaos Domination added as MP Featured Playlist.

  • Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Capture Moshpit added to MP Featured category.

  • Elevation and Madagascar back in MP map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.

  • Stash looting interface fixes in Blackout (consoles).

  • Various gameplay improvements and crash fixes in MP, Blackout, and Zombies.

The following updates are live today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC:

Multiplayer

  • Featured Playlists

    • Chaos Domination added as Featured Playlist.

      • 3-second zone capture time.

      • Round score limit increased from 100 to 150.

      • Game score limit increased from 200 to 300.

      • 6v6 (up to 12 players).

    • Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Capture Moshpit added to Featured category.

  • Maps

    • Elevation and Madagascar added back to regular Core and Hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.

  • Specialists

    • Crash

      • Resolved an issue with players being unable to obtain ammo from Crash’s Assault Pack after dying.

  • Stability

    • Implemented various crash fixes.

  • Miscellaneous

    • Closed an exploit that allowed players to get a full Equipment charge by switching classes.

Zombies

  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when the player had Mule Kick from using the Perk Up Elixir when completing round 14 in “Unsinkable”.

  • Miscellaneous

    • Classified

      • Closed exploits that allowed players to jump into various exploitable areas.

The following updates are live first on PS4:

General

  • Special Event

    • Barbarians Special Event added to the Black Market.

    • 25 new Tiers of loot to earn, available in the Special Event stream below the existing Operation Absolute Zerostream.

    • Rewards include new Outfits, Gestures, Calling Cards, Reactive Camo, and KAP 45 full-auto pistol.

The following updates are now live on Xbox One and PC:

Zombies

  • Gauntlets

    • Unsinkable” Gauntlet live in Voyage of Despair.

    • 30 rounds of challenges with unique rules for each round.

    • Players earn medals and tiered rewards for completing rounds 10, 20, and 30, as well as an additional reward for completing round 30 without failing a round.

    • Players are issued a Strike by failing a round, with the game ending after three Strikes.

    • All matches are timed for competitive speed-run support.

  • New Elixirs

    • Perk Up (Epic): Gain 4 additional random Perks that are not in your loadout.

    • Refresh Mint (Epic): Refreshes the cooldowns for Equipment, Perks, and Special Weapons for your entire team.

    • Conflagration Liquidation (Epic): Spawn a Bonfire Sale power-up.

The following updates are now live on consoles:

Blackout

  • Looting Interface (consoles)

    • Addressed issues where players could lose the ability to use the directional pad to scroll to items until closing and re-opening a Stash.

    • Addressed issues where players could lose the ability to change tabs after picking up items from a Stash.

  • Stability

    • Fixed rare crashes that could occur when interacting with items and Stashes.

-Treyarch

 

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