Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Adds Infected Playlist, Skill Divisions, and More

Developer Treyarch has taken to Reddit to update fans on the latest patch for their highly anticipated multiplayer shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

The update is now live for all platforms and it comes with a slew of new features such as a new infected playlist, athe Skill Divisions League Play, and adjustments to guns and online player. However, one of the biggest additions to come from the update is that players will be able to play the recently released Blackout map — Alcatraz, for free until April 30th!

Check out the full set of patch notes down below:

  • Infected added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer (PS4).

  • KN-57 weapon tuning adjustments in Multiplayer, live as of 4/5.

  • Skill Divisions now live in League Play on all platforms.

  • Alcatraz map now available on all platforms in Blackout.

  • Blackout Duos returning on 4/10 to PS4 and Xbox One.


  • Weapons

    • KN-57

      • Increased 4-shot range.

      • Slightly increased recoil.

  • Create-a-Class

    • Added sound FX when selecting any MKII Weapon in Create-a-Class.


  • Skill Divisions

    • New Skill Divisions now reflect each players’ skill rating based on the overall competitive player population:

      • Competitor (50%)

      • Advanced (20%)

      • Expert (15%)

      • Elite (13%)

      • Master (Top 2%)

  • Specialist Cooldowns

    • In CWL Game variants, Specialist Weapon cooldowns now progress solely based on Score.

      • The amount of Score needed for the Specialist Weapon can vary between Specialists.

  • UI

    • Resolved a UI error that could occur after League Play matches.


Map: Alcatraz

  • Alcatraz map available in Blackout on all platforms, added as Featured Playlist.

    • Quads with 40 maximum players per match.

    • Up to 5 total redeployments per player before the final circle, as long as one member of the squad remains alive at the time of each redeploy.

    • Deploy via portals into close-quarters combat on Alcatraz island.

    • New named destinations, including the Warden’s House, Docks, New Industries, and Cellhouse.

    • Players can pick up Wall Buy weapons throughout the map that disappear after pickup.

    • New Zombies-themed weapon available in the Mystery Box.


  • Addressed a UI error in the Paintshop when viewing MKII Weapons.


  • Ancient Evil

    • Miscellaneous

      • Players can no longer acquire two of the same Wonder Weapon in co-op games.

      • Helmeted Spartoi will now be properly killed in one shot by the Insta-Kill powerup.

      • Addressed an issue that prevented the Oracle Boon from functioning properly.

      • Addressed an issue that caused the match to end prematurely after the boss fight.

  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur related to Gegenees’ attack FX.



  • Infected added as Featured Playlist on PS4.

  • Players are divided into two teams: Survivors vs. Infected, with one player randomly selected as the first Infected.

  • Infected players hunt down the Survivors and attack them to spread their disease, converting their victims into members of the Infected team.

  • Survivors choose from preset classes and kill/avoid the Infected throughout the match.

  • Survivors win by having at least one surviving member when the timer runs out. Infected team wins by infecting every Survivor in the map before time runs out.

  • Infected team can respawn an infinite number of times. Survivors have one life before they become Infected.

  • Timer resets every time a Survivor falls victim to the Infected team, or when a Survivor becomes Infected via suicide.

  • Preset classes for Survivors include:

    • Scrapper

      • Primary Weapon: Cordite w/ Laser Sight and Extended Mags

      • Secondary Weapon: Mozu w/ High Caliber

      • Equipment: Concussion

      • Perks: Gung-Ho, Lightweight, Dexterity

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Gluttony

    • Impaler

      • Primary Weapon: VAPR-XKG w/ ELO and Bayonet

      • Secondary Weapon: Strife

      • Equipment: Molotov

      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, Dead Silence

      • Wildcard: Primary Operator Mod

    • Lead Spitter

      • Primary Weapon: Titan w/ Reflex, Stock, and Quickdraw

      • Secondary Weapon: RK 7 Garrison

      • Equipment: Frag

      • Perks: Skulker, Dexterity, and Team Link

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed

    • Perforator

      • Primary Weapon: ABR 223 w/ Suppressor, Quickdraw, and Extended Mags

      • Secondary Weapon: Strife

      • Equipment: Molotov

      • Perks: Scavenger, Skulker, and Dead Silence

      • Wildcard: Primary Gunfighter 1

    • Meat Bagger

      • Primary Weapon: Mozu w/ Speed Loader and Quickdraw

      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Quickdraw

      • Equipment: Concussion

      • Perks: Scavenger, Dexterity, and Team Link

      • Wildcard: Underkill

    • Headhunter

      • Primary Weapon: Paladin HB50 w/ High Caliber and Stabilizer

      • Secondary Weapon: MOG 12 w/ Long Barrel and Barrel Choke

      • Equipment: None

      • Perks: Dexterity, Skulker, and Tracker

      • Wildcard: Perk 2 Greed


Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is now available to play for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you excited for the new update? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Reddit