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Call of Duty – Days of Summer UPDATE

Days of Summer is here and we’re kicking off the party with a Community Challenge!

The Community Challenge is this: when the community completes 15,000,000 matches (Multiplayer, Blackout or Zombies), a special reward will be bestowed upon everybody: the Grav assault rifle.

The Grav has already made appearances in Blackout, albeit without the ability to add attachments, and Zombies. But, if the community completes those matches, you’ll get access to this excellent assault rifle in Multiplayer, with a full range of customization options. Ever wondered how the Grav handles with a Stock and a Grip? Finish those matches and find out!

The Community Challenge is a fun way to work together with the entire Black Ops 4 community towards a worthwhile goal. So, get those matches in and do your part as everybody marches towards 15 million.

Grav Community Challenge

A fun challenge for the entire Black Ops 4 community is currently under way! If you’re wanting to utilize the Grav assault rifle in your Multiplayer games, the Grav Community Challenge will give players the opportunity to earn it for their arsenal.  15 million matches (across Multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout) to earn the Grav. The challenge starts first for PlayStation 4 and begins a week later for Xbox One and PC.

New Multiplayer Map: Grind

We’re, like, totally stoked to let you know the Call of Duty®: Black Ops II map Grind is back and available – for FREE – to all players! Set in a Venice Beach skate park battle through the pro shop and around the half pipe to shred the competition. Grind is a smaller map, so you’ll have plenty of chances for some gnarly firefights.

New Multiplayer Game Mode: Capture the Flag

The classic Multiplayer mode, Capture the Flag, returns to Black Ops! Each team fights to defend their flag while simultaneously working to capture the enemy flag and return it to their own base.

New Blackout Content:

Environmental Changes: Though the Hydro Dam is still out of commission, the flood waters have receded, and the areas previously damaged by the waters are under renovation. Hijacked, the luxury boat, is moored near Nuketown Island’s cove, and the entire map is now bathed in sunlight! It’s midday, there are blue skies, there’s summer foliage with greenery and flowers, and there’s a party atmosphere across much of the map:

Check out BBQs, some lawn ornaments, party balloons, pool floaties, as garden parties begin in earnest. Down by the beach, there’s camping, umbrellas, and towels draped over the sand. Not all of this is purely cosmetic either; there are some light summer activities to enjoy:

            Coolers: Check the party areas for coolers; they might contain paint cans and character-unlock items!

            Water Balloons: Grab a 20-balloon stack as equipment and use it to deal some light damage.

            Quacknarok: The zombies are dressed in duck floaties for some summer fun.

There are also a few new gameplay elements:

For starters, players can now hold the USE button to reduce the time spent downed. Consider utilizing this in redeploy modes (like Alcatraz or Down But Not Out) to quickly get back into the action.

Perks in Killcams: If you’re brought down by a rival in Blackout, you’re now able to see if he or she was using any active Perks; as these are now visible in the Killcams.

Hawk: Outrider’s drone is now accessible during Blackout matches.

New Vehicle – Attack Helicopter: If you’re playing the new Ground War Blackout game mode (see below), you can ride in style; specifically, in a helicopter with two turrets. Rain down hell from above courtesy of the Attack Helicopter!

New Blackout Content: Ground War!

Take two large teams of players and drop them into opposing platoons. Each platoon is made up of numerous squads, and squad-mates have their names marked overhead, while platoon mates have friendly markers overhead. Players in a platoon can revive each other (even if you’re last alive in your squad and downed).

Now the Ground War begins! Each platoon can choose one of two main infiltration paths that intersect the main circle. You can drop along your team’s flight path or head directly to the enemy.

The initial circle size is around one third of the entire main Blackout map for quick and chaotic engagement between dozens of opposing players at once! As the mayhem continues, the circle reduces in size as normal. You’re able to redeploy if your squad is alive, right up until the final circle. The last platoon surviving wins in this epic new Blackout mode!

Alcatraz Blackout Map Updates

There are two new destinations, Submarine and Shipwrecked, on the Alcatraz map (scheduled to arrive on June 11 to PlayStation® 4 owners, with other platforms to follow), which adds a further layer of action and complexity to your Blackout matches on this island prison.  Currently docked along the northern edge of the island is the Icebreaker submarine. Over on the south side is a shipwreck you might recognize from Contraband. And useful for piloting between these two areas is the Tactical Raft, allowing water-based action around the perimeter of the prison.

New Zombies Content:

New Gauntlet: Zombies fans should prepare for a challenge; a 30-round one in fact! The Labours of Hercules Gauntlet takes place in “Ancient Evil” and has an even mix of might and myth to test your skills.

New Gauntlet Friends Leaderboards: Dying to see how you stack up against your friends? Check the leaderboard and compare your best Gauntlet runs.

New Elixirs: Need a new pick-me-up? Then utilize one or more of the following:

            Perkaholic: Grants the players all the Perks in the map.

            Near Death Experience: Revive (or be revived) simply by being in close proximity to other players. Revived players keep all their loadout perks after being revived.

            Shopping Free: Instantly activated and all purchases are free for one minute.

            Reign Drops: This drop spawns one of each of the nine core power ups (Nuke, Death Machine, Double Points, Fire Sale, Insta-Kill, Random Perk Bottle, Max Ammo, Carpenter, Personal Points).

New Weapons: Now, found in the Mystery Box in Zombies are the Peacekeeper, Ballistic Knife, and S6 Stingray. New MKII weapons for the Rampage, VAPR, Switchblade, and Spitfire join Zombies so you can rack up the XP.

Tiers and Black Market Gear:

Tier Highlights: Available for the rest of Operation Spectre Rising, discover 50 new tiers of fresh items in the Contraband stream. Players can earn a Weapon Bribe at tier 25. Weapon Bribes are dupe-protected, ensuring you get a new weapon from Reserves to add to your arsenal. Have all the weapons from the Reserves already? Don’t worry; the Bribe can be opened during a future Operation when more weapons are added! Plus, tier 50 grants you the Vendetta Sniper rifle.

Themed Specialist Outfits: Progress through the Tiers to unlock ‘Tourist Trap’ Nomad, ‘Frogman’ Recon, ‘Cuttlefish’ Spectre, ‘Dark Sails’ Zero, and ‘Great White’ Ajax!

Days of Summer ‘Summer Break’ Bundle: Relax with some cool gear available in the ‘Summer Break’ Bundle. The bundle features a Blackout Character the Ladies’ Man (Menedez’ Cordis “chill” look), the ‘Sweet Victory’ weapon charm, and five Reserve Crates.

Reserves: Blackjack’s got new weapons and summer threads: the S6 Stingray (tactical rifle), the Peacekeeper (assault rifle), the Locus (sniper rifle), the Ballistic Knife Karambit, ‘Privateer’ Nomad (outfit) and ‘Koi’ Recon (outfit).

Blackjack’s Shop: Look for ‘Buccaneer’ Outrider, ‘Skipper’ Prophet, and a melee cutlass, the Rising Tide!

Special Orders: After something a bit special this summer? Then unlock the Sergei Blackout Character, the Ahab’s Revenge Mastercraft for the Swordfish, and the Deep Voyage Mastercraft for the Spitfire.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®: Pre-Order Rewards:

Thinking about pre-ordering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Then check out two ways to earn in-game rewards in Black Ops 4:

Prestige Token*: If you pre-order any digital version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the Sony (PlayStation® 4), Microsoft (Xbox One), or (PC) stores, you’ll receive a Prestige Token to permanently unlock any Create-a-Class item for Black Ops 4.

Reserve Cases: If you pre-order the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition directly from the Black Ops 4 in-game store, you’ll receive five Reserve Cases for Black Ops 4. These are redeemed in the usual manner.

Now Available: Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 – Spectre Rising Edition:

If you’re new to Black Ops 4, there’s never been a better time to dive right in with the Black Ops 4 – Spectre Rising Edition. Purchase the digital edition to receive the following:

·      Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (The Full Game)

·      The Spectre Rising Starter Pack (Rare Spectre outfit, ‘Retro Game Art’ jump pack, and five Reserve crates).

·      A Calling Card, Emblem, Sticker, and Tag inspired by the iconic Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 skull.

Days of Summer Patch Notes


  • Free Grind map (PlayStation 4).
  • Capture the Flag (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for new weapons: Grav, Peacekeeper, Vendetta, Locus, S6 Stingray, and Ballistic Knife (PlayStation 4).
  • Gameplay tuning for weapons and Specialists.
  • Launchers and Equipment now restricted in Bolt-Action Barebones.
  • Featured Playlists updated on all platforms.


  • Summer map updates and post-flood map update (PlayStation 4).
  • Ground War limited-time mode (PlayStation 4).
  • Attack Helicopter added (PlayStation 4).
  • Hawk now available (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments. (PlayStation 4)
  • Coward’s Way Out feature added (PlayStation 4).
  • Featured Playlists updated on all platforms.


  • “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet (PlayStation 4).
  • New Epic Elixirs available in the Laboratory: Perkaholic, Near Death Experience, Reign Drops, and Shopping Free (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for S6 Stingray, Peacekeeper, Vendetta, Locus, and Ballistic Knife (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for new Mastercrafts (PlayStation 4).
  • Support added for new MKII Weapons.
  • Gauntlet Leaderboards added on all platforms.
  • “Perk Up” rarity changed from Epic to Legendary.
  • Various gameplay improvements and bug fixes.

World League Hub

  • Reinstated escalating temporary bans for players who leave League Play matches.


  • Community Challenge now live to unlock the Grav assault rifle (PlayStation 4).
  • Weapon Bribe now earnable at Tier 25 in Contraband (PlayStation 4).
  • Vendetta sniper rifle now earnable at Tier 50 in Contraband (PlayStation 4).
  • S6 Stingray, Locus, Peacekeeper, and Ballistic Knife now available in the Black Market and unlockable through the Weapon Bribe (PlayStation 4).
  • New MKII Weapons, Weapon Camos, Outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Jump Packs, Gestures, and more now available in the Black Market.

xbox one and pc

The following updates are available first on PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow:


  • Free Map
    • Grind
      • The classic Black Ops II skatepark map is now in rotation, free for all players.
  • Game Modes
    • Capture the Flag
      • Capture the Flag now live as Featured Playlist on PlayStation 4.
      • First team to capture three flags in a round, or the team that has the most captures at the end of a round, wins the round.
      • First team to win two rounds wins the match.
      • In Overtime, the first team to capture the enemy’s flag will set the time to beat, and sides will switch. The opposing team must capture the flag faster to win.
  • New Weapons
    • Multiplayer support added for new weapons available in the Black Market:
      • Grav assault rifle
      • Peacekeeper assault rifle
      • Vendetta sniper rifle
      • Locus sniper rifle
      • S6 Stingray tactical rifle
      • Ballistic Knife special weapon


  • Summer Map Updates
    • New summer foliage and lighting added to main map.
    • Coolers added throughout the map containing Paint Can bundle rewards.
    • Throwable Water Balloons added throughout the map.
    • BBQ-themed parties, balloons, yard flamingos, flags, and pool floats added to various locations throughout the map.
  • Post-Flood Map Updates
    • Flood water has receded.
    • Hydro Dam now under reconstruction.
    • Factory now under repair.
    • Cargo Docks now restored with new layout changes.
    • Hijacked relocated to Nuketown Island cove.
  • Game Modes
    • Ground War
      • Massive battle with two teams of up to 50 players on each side.
      • Each team has an opposing flight path. Choose to jump with your team, or try to get behind enemy lines early on.
      • Each match starts with a collapsed play space to get into the action faster.
      • More loot spawns throughout the map and ammo drops are doubled.
      • “Down But Not Out” redeploys enabled.
      • Escalating redeploy loadouts enabled.
      • Players can revive downed players in their squad and teammates not in their immediate squad.
      • Friendly fire disabled.
  • Vehicles
    • Attack Helicopter
      • Helicopter equipped with two heavy turrets designed for combat added to the main map.
  • Equipment
    • Hawk
      • Outrider’s Hawk now available to scout for enemies. Cannot be parked in mid-air.
  • Weapons
    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
  • Coward’s Way Out
    • Players can now you can hold the USE button to reduce the time spent downed in redeploy modes.


  • Gauntlets
    • “Labours of Hercules” Gauntlet
      • New Gauntlet now available for “Ancient Evil” featuring 30 unique challenges.
  • New Elixirs
    • Perkaholic
      • Receive all Loadout Perks and six random extra Perks that are not in your loadout. Cannot stack with itself.
      • Activates immediately.
    • Near Death Experience
      • Revive or be revived, simply by being near other players. Revived players keep all Loadout Perks after being revived.
      • Activates immediately (lasts 10 minutes or five revives).
    • Reign Drops
      • Spawns one of each of the nine core power-ups.
      • Instant activation.
    • Shopping Free
      • All purchases are free.
      • Activates immediately (lasts one minute).
  • Weapons
    • Support added for S6 Stingray, Peacekeeper, Vendetta, Locus, and Ballistic Knife.
    • Support added for Grav assault rifle attachments.
    • Support added for new Mastercraft weapons.


  • Community Challenge
    • Grav assault rifle available to all players after the Community Challenge of completing 15 million public matches has been achieved.
  • Black Market
    • Weapon Bribe now earnable at Tier 25 in Contraband.
    • Vendetta sniper rifle now earnable at Tier 50 in Contraband.
    • S6 Stingray, Locus, Peacekeeper, and Ballistic Knife now available in the Black Market and unlockable through the Weapon Bribe at Tier 25 in Contraband.
    • New MKII Weapons, Weapon Camos, Outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Jump Packs, Gestures, and more now available in the Black Market.

playstation 4 and xbox oneMultiplayer

  • Weapon Tuning
    • Increased starting ammo capacity from three magazines to four for MX9, GKS, Cordite, and Saug 9mm.
    • Increased bullet penetration through player characters for assault rifles, SMGs, tactical rifles, and pistols.
    • SG-12 Strobe Light Operator Mod no longer affects aim-assist for players with Tactical Mask equipped.
  • Specialists
    • Spectre
      • Increased Shadow Blade cooldown.
      • Improved Shadow Blade attack camera rotation against enemies behind the player.
      • Shadow Blade can now be destroyed by Trophy System.
    • Nomad
      • Lowered K9-Unit health.
    • Ajax
      • 9-Banging an enemy with Tactical Mask equipped no longer earns the “Flashed Enemy” score event.
  • Game Modes
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Launchers and Equipment are now restricted (as of April 30th).
  • Featured Playlists
    • PlayStation 4 (June 4-7)
      • Capture the Flag
      • Bolt-Action Barebones (updated rules)
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Prop Hunt
      • Infected
    • Xbox One (June 4-11)
      • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Prop Hunt
      • Infected
      • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit
      • Endurance Moshpit


  • Game Modes
    • Ambush Solo
      • Snipers, Bowie Knife, and Launchers only
      • SDM removed
      • Concussion and Cluster Grenades removed
      • ATV and ARAV removed
      • Increased time for final collapse
  • Map Improvements
    • Various bug fixes and improvements across the main Blackout map.
  • Featured Playlists (June 4-11)
    • PlayStation 4
      • Ground War
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads
    • Xbox One
      • Ambush Solo
      • Hot Pursuit
      • Solo
      • Duos
      • Quads


  • Gauntlet Leaderboards
    • Players can now track their Gauntlet standings against friends and manually-added players in Gauntlet Leaderboards.
    • Stats tracked include:
      • Highest Round
      • Best Gold
      • Best Silver
      • Best Bronze
      • Kills
  • Weapons
    • Support added for new MKII Weapons: Rampage, Switchblade X9, Vapr-XKG, and Spitfire.
  • Elixirs
    • Perk Up rarity changed from Epic to Legendary.
  • Miscellaneous
    • General
      • Direct hits from grenades and projectile weapons to the head now count as headshots.
      • Addressed an issue that allowed Special Weapon revives to convert Secret Sauce Perks into extra Perks.
      • Addressed an issue causing the Secret Sauce icon to display incorrectly after Host Migration.
      • Resolved various streaming issues in IX, Dead of the Night, and Ancient Evil.
    • Ancient Evil
      • Addressed an issue that could result in granting unlimited ammo for the Hand of Hemera Wonder Weapon.
      • Addressed an issue where players were unable to interact with the Obol near the Center of the World.
      • Closed an invulnerability exploit that could occur in the Center of the World.
    • Dead of the Night
      • Fixed various crashes that could occur when downed after Host Migration in Dead of the Night
      • Closed an exploit where players were able to get outside of the map using Nowhere But There.
      • Addressed a visual issue with trees in the outro cutscene.
      • Prevented charged weapon audio from playing while entering the boss fight.

World League Hub

  • Match Leave Penalty
    • Reinstated escalating temporary bans for players who leave a League Play match.
  • UI
    • Visual pass on Barracks and cleanup on League Play Career and Medals UI.
    • Replaced material names in Social and Inspection menus with Rank.
    • Added restricted icons and text to Specialist selection screen.


  • UI
    • Updated Create-a-Class to allow for quicker selection of Mastercraft and MKII Weapons.
    • Lobby navigation and performance improvements.

xbox one and pcMultiplayer

  • Game Modes
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
      • Launchers and Equipment are now restricted (as of April 30th).
  • Featured Playlists (June 4-11)
    • Bolt-Action Barebones
    • Prop Hunt
    • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit


  • Game Modes
    • Ambush Solo
      • Snipers, Bowie Knife, and Launchers only
      • SDM removed
      • Concussion and Cluster Grenades removed
      • ATV and ARAV removed
      • Increased time for final collapse
  • Featured Playlists (June 4-11)
    • Ambush Solo
    • Hot Pursuit
    • Duos

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