Call of Duty Black Ops 4 PATCH NOTES for update 1.10 on PS4 and Xbox One

The full Call of Duty Black Ops 4 patch notes and developer comment (Image: TREYARCH)

Treyarch has now released the full rundown of everything that has changed today in Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

The development team has made changes to Zero, the new specialist, as well as adding Custom games to Blackout Mode.

New audio improvements have also been made and are mostly focused on vehicle noises and detection.

Weapon Camo support and tuning to Armor durability and Armor Plates are also coming to the game this week, although it doesn’t have a release date yet.

Some of the changes appear to be coming first to PS4, such as Contraband Stashes and Specialist unlocks for Blackout mode.

A full breakdown can be found in the official Call of Duty Black Ops 4 patch notes below:

Blackout Custom Games

In Blackout Custom Games, players can start a private match to explore the map at their own pace and practice Blackout with teams of friends. As we mentioned in last Friday’s update, Custom Games in Blackout will initially support a max player count of 12 – this is planned to grow over time as we evaluate player engagement, and we’re already planning expanded feature support over time.

Blackout Custom Games will support private matches in Solos, Duos, and Quads, as well as full character customization and Weapon Camo support (coming tomorrow!). Blackout Custom Games will be online-only to ensure all matches are always up-to-date.

Audio Improvements

Today’s new audio improvements in Blackout are focused on vehicles. We’ve lowered the volume of the Supply Drop plane to ensure players can hear more of the in-game action while the plane is overhead, and vehicle engines can now be heard more reliably when several other sounds are playing. The ARAV can also now be heard from farther away to help prevent surprise ambushes. Yes, we’ve seen the footage.

Specialist Unlocks and Outfit Rewards

Starting today on PS4, we’ve unlocked all Specialist characters in Blackout without requiring players to track down and complete their Character Missions, to ensure all players can play as the Specialist of their choice. For those players who’ve already put in the time to unlock their Specialists the old-fashioned way, we’ve got a special new Blackout-exclusive outfit reward for you called “The Numbers”, which we think you’re going to love. Players can also earn this outfit for each character by finding and completing these missions, which are now called Outfit Unlocks, after today’s update. And of course, more new characters are on their way to Blackout in the near future.

Contraband Stashes

Contraband Stashes are also new today in Blackout on PS4. These are new types of Supply Stashes that you’ll find throughout the world, which can contain the new Secret Santa and Slay Bell melee weapons from the Black Market.

Weapon Camos and Armor Tuning This Week

We’ve got more Blackout updates planned for this week, including Weapon Camo support and tuning to Armor durability and Armor Plates (currently in playtesting). Keep an eye on the subreddit for more details soon.


In Zombies, we’ve implemented a new round of gameplay improvements across all maps and a handful of stability fixes to help smooth out some of the remaining bumpiness players might have experienced. While we believe the vast majority of lingering Zombies stability issues have been eliminated with this update, we’re always investigating further ways to deliver an even smoother experience in future patches. If you’re still experiencing a crash in Zombies after this update, please let us know in the comments below with details on what was happening in-game at the time of the crash.

Operation Absolute Zero launched today on Xbox One (Image: TREYARCH)

MultiplayerFeatured PlaylistsHalf-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 3 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.SpecialistsZeroIncreased 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.CrashClosed an exploit that would allow the TAK-5 to boost players to higher health levels than intended.ModesHeistAddressed 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.EquipmentScore is now rewarded for manually destroying a Trophy System.Reactive CamosUnwrapped 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 5 seconds.ChallengesLiving On EdgeAddressed an issue where this Challenge was progressing on every kill in Hardcore.Custom GamesAddressed 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.MiscellaneousAddressed 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.BlackoutCustom GamesCustom 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 ImprovementsLowered 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 ImprovementsImproved 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.ZombiesGameplayGlobal – 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 1 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 NightClosed 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.ClassifiedClosed 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.StabilityGlobal – Fixed crashes that could occur:When using Electric Burst 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.GeneralAuto SprintAuto 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.

In addition to the items included under All Platforms above, the following updates are available this week on Xbox One and PC with Operation Absolute Zero:

MultiplayerSpecialistsZero added as a playable character unlocked at Tier 1 in the Black Market.Black Ops Pass ContentMadagascar and Elevation available to download for Black Ops Pass holders.BlackoutARAV VehicleDriver PositionThe ARAV is the second-fastest land vehicle behind the ATV in pure speed, and is the 2nd-toughest vehicle after the Cargo Truck. While it can shrug off a few bullets, ARAV drivers still need to be mindful of explosives and rockets headed their direction.PassengerPassengers have the option of staying seated within the safety of the cabin, or leaning out the window to initiate combat with weapons and equipment.Players can heal from the passenger seat without transitioning to leaning out. While leaning out, players still have full use of their weapons and equipment.Turret GunnerPlayers are placed on a mounted machine gun with 360-degree aim, perfect for providing suppressing fire or firing on enemy vehicles.Overheat: Extended firing will cause the turret to overheat and be temporarily disabled. The turret will be usable again after it has cooled down.Durability: The turret will become permanently disabled over time. Keep an eye on the turret itself, as it will begin to smoke and catch fire when its durability is reduced to zero and can no longer be used.HijackedHijacked has been added to the map, docked just outside of the Construction Site.This “well-known” luxury yacht includes a helipad as a possible helicopter spawn point, as well as a possible vehicle spawn.CharactersZero added as a playable character once unlocked at Tier 1 in the Black Market (no Character Mission required).IX Zombies Character Missions now available to find and complete to play as Gladiator versions of Scarlett, Diego, Bruno, and Shaw.New WeaponsDaemon 3XB SMG, SWAT RFT Assault Rifle, and Secret Santa melee weapon added.New ranged weapons also come in “gold” variants, fully loaded with attachments.Black Ops Pass ContentReaper added as a playable character for Black Ops Pass holders.ZombiesBlack Ops Pass ContentDead of the Night available to download for Black Ops Pass holders.Black MarketBlack Market Revamp100 clearly-defined Tiers for streamlined progression.New item categories and more diverse content, including new weapons, Reactive Camos, Weapon Camos, Reticles, Mastercrafts, and more.Reserves now start at Tier 101.New shared Warpaints that can be equipped with different outfits across different Themes on the same Specialist.New Zero Specialist unlocked at Tier 1.New WeaponsDaemon 3XB3-round burst, 0.45 cal. submachine gun.Fast cyclical rate of fire with improved hip fire accuracy.SWAT RFT5.56 assault rifle.Moderate recoil and a fast rate of fire.Secret SantaA festive melee weapon for the holiday season.

In addition to the items included under All Platforms and Xbox One and PC above, the following PC-specific changes are coming to the PC 1.10 title update:

GeneralWeapon BalanceDaemon 3XBIncreased hip-fire spread in each stance (Multiplayer and Blackout only).Increased hip-fire spread increase per bullet fired (Multiplayer and Blackout only).EmblemsCustom Emblems are now visible to all players.GameplayAuto MantleChanged the behavior of Auto Mantle to react even if the player didn’t jump.Auto Mantle will remain turned off by default.Auto SprintAdded Auto Sprint option for gamepads.ADS SensitivityAdded a Gamepad ADS Sensitivity setting in Options.Weapon CamosWeapon Camos can now always be removed through the Personalization menu.Black MarketResolved an issue where the wrong prompts were displayed in the Black Market.MultiplayerGameplayAdded a Default Spawn Selection option to select either Seraph’s Tac-Deploy or Auto-Spawn by default.Added a Toggle/Hold option for Zero’s EMP Disruptor grenade.


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