Black Ops 4 update TODAY: Xbox One Zero release time, PS4 patch news

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 update news for PS4 and Xbox One (Image: ACTIVISION)

Having gone live on PS4 and PS4 Pro last week, all other Call of Duty Black Ops 4 fans are about to catch up with the latest content.

Today will see the release of the Operation Absolute Zero expansion on Xbox One and PC.

And it appears that all platforms, including PS4 and PS4 Pro, will see a new update released, along with patch notes detailing all the changes.

Operation Absolute Zero is a game update across all modes, including a new Specialist, new Blackout map location and vehicle, a special holiday-themed event, as well as personalisation items and accessories.

These will be debuting today on Xbox One and PC, while other changes will also be arriving on all platforms, including Balance tuning for Zero, Custom Games in Blackout and Half Off Heist Featured Playlist.

Treyarch has not confirmed an official release date time for the new Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 update today.

However, we expect content to start unlocking from 6pm in the UK, if Treyarch decides to follow their most recent patching schedule.

The biggest changes have been saved for Blackout mode, which sees a new area of the map opened up to players.

“For Blackout, we knew that regular post-launch updates would be essential to keep the game world alive and evolving,” said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch.

“Since the start of the beta in September, we have continuously used a combination of in-game telemetry and player feedback to help balance the gameplay experience and maintain the fun.

“In Operation Absolute Zero, we are making some changes to Blackout that we know fans will enjoy, including a brand new destination, and the map’s first new vehicle, which is an armoured ground vehicle with a turret machine gun. We are excited to go on this journey with our community – this is all just the beginning.”

In Blackout Mode, Hijacked is the newest destination, inspired by the classic multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Fans can loot the luxury yacht to gear up for a firefight and battle opponents on their way to the final circle.

Also, players can hop into a new armoured vehicle called the ARAV once they’re back on dry land and eliminate enemies with its turret-mounted machine gun.

Operation Absolute Zero comes to Xbox One and PC (Image: ACTIVISION)

Other stuff that will be available for the first time on Xbox One and PC today, includes:

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.


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