Tre­yarch has released a new update for Call Of Duty Black Ops 4. Ver­sion 1.12 is live now and brings a new gaunt­let and clas­sic weapons to Zom­bies, some bal­ance and tun­ing changes to Black­out, a new reward stream, bug fix­es, some tweaks and more. Check out the full patch notes below:


Our 1.12 update brings new game­play improve­ments and Fea­tured Playlists to Mul­ti­play­er, includ­ing Blackjack’s Gun Game fea­tur­ing the new KAP 45 auto-pis­tol in the mix, and the debut of Hard­core Mosh­pit in the Fea­tured cat­e­go­ry. Endurance Chaos Mosh­pit also returns by pop­u­lar demand, join­ing Mer­ce­nary Cap­ture Mosh­pit and Safe­guard in the Fea­tured cat­e­go­ry.

Look­ing ahead, our next Mul­ti­play­er weapon bal­anc­ing pass is under­way and planned for our upcom­ing 1.13 update slat­ed for Feb­ru­ary. This is planned to include weapon bal­ance in both Core and Hard­core, poten­tial tun­ing changes for Attach­ments, and more.


We’ve made a new round of tun­ing changes with this update focus­ing on ArmorCon­cus­sion Grenades, and Clus­ter Grenades in Black­out. These include reduc­tions in the dam­age mit­i­ga­tion per­cent­ages of all three lev­els of Armor, removed explo­sive and melee pro­tec­tions for Lev­el 3 Armor, reduced sta­tus effect dura­tion and radius for Con­cus­sions, increased fuse time and mini-clus­ter dam­age for the Clus­ter Grenade, and more. See below for the full list of changes and let us know what you think after you’ve spent some time in-game.

Black Ops 4 1.12 Patch Notes

We’re also debut­ing Ambush today in Black­out on PS4, our newest lim­it­ed-time mode where play­ers only have sniper rifles, melee attacks, and launch­ers at their dis­pos­al in a cir­cle that nev­er stops col­laps­ing once it starts! Down But Not Out con­tin­ues its sec­ond week on oth­er plat­forms this week, and will be replaced by Ambush next week.

Full camo pro­gres­sion is also planned to come to Black­out lat­er this week on PS4, fea­tur­ing a new mechan­ic to unlock dif­fer­ent weapon camos as you play through Black­out match­es. We’ll have more info on what to expect as we get clos­er to adding this fea­ture, which will include a path to unlock­ing Gold, Dia­mond, and Dark Mat­ter camos in Black­out. Zero’s Out­fit Unlock mis­sion is also sched­uled to drop into Black­out lat­er this week on PS4, adding a new quest to unlock “The Num­bers” out­fit for Zero in Mul­ti­play­er and Black­out.


It’s a big week for Zom­bies! Clas­sic and loot weapons arrive in the Mys­tery Box in all Zom­bies maps with this update, includ­ing the MP 40, Grav, Dae­mon 3XB, SWAT RFT, and KAP 45. Camo pro­gres­sion will also become avail­able in the Armory for the MP 40 and Grav, with pro­gres­sion and cus­tomiza­tion for loot weapons avail­able in the Armory as those weapons are unlocked in the Black Mar­ket.

Sev­er­al game­play improve­ments, bug fix­es, and sta­bil­i­ty updates have been made across the board, and we’re also plan­ning on adding sup­port for Mas­tery Camos (Gold, Dia­mond, and Dark Mat­ter) in Zom­bies short­ly after our 1.12 update goes live, as well as sup­port for Mas­ter­crafts, Reac­tive Camos, and Black Mar­ket camos in the Armory.

Our sec­ond Gaunt­let arrives on PS4 with “Veni, Vidi, Zom­bie!” today in IX as well, offer­ing up 30 new rounds of insane chal­lenges to put your zom­bie-killing prowess to the test. Remem­ber, each Gaunt­let match is timed for com­pet­i­tive play, and we can’t wait to see the best speed-runs to come out of the com­mu­ni­ty. Jump in and start slay­ing!

Barbarians” Special Event on All Platforms

Our “Bar­bar­ians” Spe­cial Event con­tin­ues on PS4 and kicks off today on Xbox One and PC, deliv­er­ing 25 more Tiers of earn­able loot, includ­ing the new KAP 45 full-auto pis­tol. This event stream appears below the Oper­a­tion Absolute Zerostream in the Black Mar­ket, so play­ers can unlock two pieces loot with each Tier earned dur­ing the event.

Competitive Update

We’ve incor­po­rat­ed feed­back from the Call of Duty World League, pro play­ers and some mem­bers of team man­age­ment, and the larg­er Call of Duty com­pet­i­tive com­mu­ni­ty, and today we’re announc­ing sev­er­al updates to the CWL com­pet­i­tive rule­set, along with plans for the World League Hub and League Play.

Read our League Play Blog for all the details here:–01/new_league_play_details

Read below for today’s patch notes:

Black Ops 4 1.12 Patch Notes
  • Blackjack’s Gun Game added as Fea­tured Playlist in MP.
  • Hard­core Mosh­pit, Endurance Chaos Mosh­pit, Mer­ce­nary Cap­ture Mosh­pit, and Safe­guard added to Fea­tured cat­e­go­ry in MP.
  • Tun­ing adjust­ments for Armor, Con­cus­sion Grenade, and Clus­ter Grenade in Black­out.
  • Clas­sic and loot weapons added to the Mys­tery Box in Zom­bies.
  • Armory sup­port for clas­sic and loot weapons added in Zom­bies.
  • Bar­bar­ians” Spe­cial Event con­tin­ues on PS4, live today on Xbox One and PC.
  • Ambush” lim­it­ed-time mode added as Fea­tured Playlist in Black­out (PS4).
  • New IX Gaunt­let in Zom­bies: “Veni, Vidi, Zom­bie!” (PS4).
  • Var­i­ous game­play improve­ments and crash fix­es across MP, Black­out, and Zom­bies.
Black Ops 4 1.12 Patch Notes

The fol­low­ing updates are live today first on PS4:


  • Lim­it­ed-Time Mode
    • Ambush
      • Weapons lim­it­ed to sniper rifles, melee attacks, and launch­ers only.
      • Cir­cle con­stant­ly advances with no delays between col­laps­es.


  • Gauntlets
    • Veni, Vidi, Zom­bie!” (IX)
      • 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 a cos­met­ic 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.
Black Ops 4 1.12 Patch Notes

The fol­low­ing updates are live today on PS4 and Xbox One, with PC to fol­low this week:


  • Fea­tured Playlists
    • Blackjack’s Gun Game added as Fea­tured Playlist.
    • Lim­it­ed-time free-for-all with new rotat­ing weapon selec­tion, includ­ing the KAP 45 full-auto pis­tol.
  • Hard­core Mosh­pit added to Fea­tured cat­e­go­ry (first-time addi­tion).
  • Endurance Chaos Mosh­pitMer­ce­nary Cap­ture Mosh­pit, and Safe­guard added to Fea­tured cat­e­go­ry.
  • Game Modes
    • Heist
      • Ghost Perk now prop­er­ly works against the mode’s auto-UAV sweep.
      • Play­ers can no longer spend cash on pur­chas­ing max ammo when they cur­rent­ly have max ammo.
      • Resolved an issue that could lead to mul­ti­ple pur­chas­es of an item if the play­er had the Spe­cial­ist selec­tion menu open dur­ing round tran­si­tion.
  • Spe­cial­ists
    • Prophet
      • Resolved an issue where the Tem­pest could gain an extra charge if an ene­my was killed by a play­er-owned Seek­er or Score­streak.
    • Ajax
      • Resolved an issue where grenade fus­es could expire faster while the Bal­lis­tic Shield was in use.
    • Ruin
      • Resolved an issue where the Grav­i­ty Slam would not prop­er­ly trig­ger if the play­er land­ed direct­ly on anoth­er play­er.
  • Perks
    • Track­er
      • Tracker’s detec­tion icon will no longer dis­play after the play­er switch­es to a class with­out Track­er equipped.
  • Gear
    • Acoustic Sen­sor
      • Resolved an issue where Acoustic Sen­sor could stop work­ing if the play­er switched their class after spawn­ing.
  • Chal­lenges
    • Crash Land­ing
      • Play­ers should now prop­er­ly gain progress toward this Chal­lenge each time after earn­ing a Grav­i­ty Slam Shut­down medal.
  • Weapon Cus­tomiza­tion
    • Mas­ter­crafts applied to sec­ondary weapons will now update in real time.
    • Resolved an issue where a Gold Camo weapon could dis­play a high­er visu­al state when switched to after a new visu­al state was reached on a weapon with a Mas­ter­craft applied.
    • Resolved an issue where a dropped Dia­mond Camo weapon could dis­play a high­er visu­al state when picked up by anoth­er play­er.
    • Resolved an issue where a teammate’s Gold Camo weapon would have a pur­ple visu­al state in third-per­son when killed by an ene­my with a Gold Camo weapon.
  • Cus­tom Games
    • Sweep­ing and Con­stant Mini Map cus­tom rules set­tings now func­tion as intend­ed.
    • Team Death­match Round Score Lim­its greater than 500 are now avail­able.
  • Mis­cel­la­neous
    • Grenade Equip­ment charge will no longer be lost if the play­er dies dur­ing the throw­ing ani­ma­tion.
    • Play­ers can no longer gain XP for killing team­mates in Hard­core Search & Destroy and Hard­core Con­trol.
    • Closed an exploit that could briefly speed up a player’s move­ment when rapid­ly ADS­ing in and out.
      • Removed cus­tom ret­i­cles on ABR 223 and Pal­adin HB50 Mas­ter­craft default optics, due to feed­back on the ret­i­cles adverse­ly affect­ing aim­ing dur­ing game­play.


  • Game­play Tun­ing
    • Armor
      • Lev­el 1 Armor dam­age pro­tec­tion reduced from 30% to 15%.
      • Lev­el 2 Armor dam­age pro­tec­tion reduced from 40% to 25%.
      • Lev­el 3 Armor dam­age pro­tec­tion reduced from 50% to 35%.
      • Removed explo­sive dam­age resis­tance from Lev­el 3 Armor.
      • Removed melee weapon dam­age reduc­tion from Lev­el 3 Armor.
      • Increased Armor Plates required to repair a sin­gle dura­bil­i­ty pip of Lev­el 3 Armor from 1 to 2.
    • Con­cus­sion Grenade
      • Reduced sta­tus effect dura­tion.
      • Reduced area of effect radius.
      • Reduced throw dis­tance.
      • Reduced opac­i­ty of the white flash when ini­tial­ly con­cussed.
      • When con­cussed, play­ers can now use Equip­ment, con­tin­ue hold­ing Equip­ment, per­form melee attacks, and switch weapons.
      • Reduced hip-fire spread while con­cussed.
    • Clus­ter Grenade
      • Increased time to det­o­nate after impact.
      • Reduced dam­age of mini-Clus­ter Grenade explo­sions.
    • Gen­er­al
      • Play­ers can now aim down sights imme­di­ate­ly after inter­act­ing with a door.
  • Mis­cel­la­neous
    • Longest Shot” on the Score­board now prop­er­ly match­es the After Action Report.
    • Zom­bies Ultimis char­ac­ter voiceovers now play as intend­ed.


  • Clas­sic and Loot Weapons
    • MP 40, Grav, Dae­mon 3XB, SWAT RFT, and KAP 45 weapons added to the Mys­tery Box on all maps.
    • MP 40 and Grav camo pro­gres­sion now avail­able in the Armory for all play­ers.
    • Dae­mon 3XB, SWAT RFT, and KAP 45 camo pro­gres­sion and cus­tomiza­tion now avail­able in the Armory once unlocked in the Black Mar­ket.
  • Sta­bil­i­ty
    • Glob­al
      • Resolved a rare crash that could occur when play­ers idled too long in a lob­by.
      • Resolved a crash that could occur dur­ing a 4‑player splitscreen ses­sion as play­ers were bleed­ing out.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Fixed a crash that could occur when the play­er dis­con­nect­ed while load­ing into the boss fight.
      • Fixed a crash that could occur dur­ing the open­ing cin­e­mat­ic if the user quick­ly restart­ed a cus­tom match just after leav­ing one.
  • Mis­cel­la­neous
    • Glob­al
      • Resolved an issue where Pack-a-Punch would be unus­able for the rest of the match for all oth­er play­ers if a play­er dis­con­nect­ed while their weapon was still in the Pack-a-Punch machine.
      • Resolved mul­ti­ple pathing issues caused when throw­ing a Homuncu­lus.
      • Resolved incon­sis­ten­cies in the armor gained between the Hell­fire and the Ham­mer of Val­hal­la.
      • Resolved an issue where, if the play­er struck an elec­tric Cat­a­lyst zom­bie while dis­ori­ent­ed by its elec­tric wave, UI may dis­ap­pear when being dam­aged by oth­er zom­bies.
      • Resolved an issue where the play­er could still have armor after being revived if the play­er trig­gered the Spe­cial Weapon, then imme­di­ate­ly went down.
      • Resolved an issue where play­ers received an error when load­ing into an online Zom­bies match, which was fol­lowed by the match con­tin­u­ing with­out UI.
      • Resolved a rare issue in high rounds where the Ham­mer of Valhalla’s Light­ning Bolt would stop dam­ag­ing zom­bies.
      • Resolved a rare issue where play­ers were unable to use Perk Up after bleed­ing out.
      • Resolved a rare issue where the Chakram’s Whirl­wind attack FX could per­sist after it was used.
    • Blood of the Dead
      • Resolved an issue where the Spec­tral Shield Key attack could per­sist while using an Elixir.
      • Closed an exploit where play­ers could access exploitable areas using the Rag­narok DG‑5.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Lim­it­ed the max­i­mum dam­age that can be dealt to the boss by any attack to pre­vent sev­er­al exploits.
      • Resolved an issue where ene­mies could fall out of the map on spawn dur­ing the Won­der Weapon Crim­son Nos­fer­atu event.
      • Resolved an issue where the Crim­son Nos­fer­atu bite could deal low­er than intend­ed dam­age or no dam­age to the play­er.
      • Resolved an issue where Nos­fer­atu affect­ed by the Won­der Weapon’s charged shot could still tar­get the play­er with­out attack­ing them.
      • Resolved an issue where Alistair’s Fol­ly was not present in the Library and could not be obtained in the Mys­tery Box before the pow­er was turned on.
      • Resolved an issue where, if the play­er quit a Cus­tom Muta­tions game that had the set­ting for all doors to be open, the play­er could hitch for an extend­ed peri­od of time and encounter an error mes­sage.
      • Resolved an issue in Cus­tom Muta­tions where the play­er could encounter a kill trig­ger in the Mas­ter Bed­room or Tro­phy Room if they had doors set to open and used Any­where But Here!
      • Resolved an issue where the play­er could encounter an error mes­sage in Cus­tom Muta­tions with doors set to open and bar­ri­cades set to off.
      • Resolved an issue where Alistair’s Anni­hi­la­tor was slight­ly mis­aligned to the left.
    • Clas­si­fied
      • Resolved a visu­al cor­rup­tion that could occur when play­ers were dam­aged by elec­tric traps (Xbox One only).
      • Resolved an issue where the cam­era was not aligned to the play­er dur­ing the tele­porter tran­si­tion if the play­er was com­ing from Groom Lake.
    • Gauntlets
      • Resolved an issue where Gaunt­let mode was not avail­able in Local play, even if con­nect­ed to the Inter­net.
      • Resolved an issue where the After Action Report in Local play would not show com­plet­ed rounds.
    • Rush
      • Resolved an issue where col­lectible icons could spawn with­out glow FX.
    • Tuto­r­i­al
      • Fixed a pro­gres­sion break that could occur if the play­er attempt­ed to inter­act with the Fast Trav­el before inter­act­ing with the Pack-a-Punch pedestal.
Black Ops 4 1.12 Patch Notes

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


  • 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.

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 is avail­able now on the Playsta­tion 4, Xbox One and PC.