Eerder deze week beloofde Treyarch dat er spoedig een grote update voor Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 zou verschijnen. De studio heeft zich aan deze belofte gehouden, want gisterenavond is de patch uitgebracht. De update weegt 8.9GB en brengt allerlei toevoegingen en verbeteringen met zich mee.

De grote blikvanger van update 1.03 voor Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is de introductie van de Black Market. Dit is de plek waar spelers vanaf nu nieuwe wapens, gear en andere items kunnen vrijspelen. Binnen de Black Market vind je de ‘Contraband Stream’ feature. Dit houdt in dat spelers nieuwe items vrijspelen door simpelweg de game te spelen. Het gaat hier dus om loot die geheel gratis is. Door de game te spelen bereik je nieuwe tiers en iedere tier geeft je toegang tot nieuwe items.

De Contraband items worden ingedeeld in seizoenen, genaamd Operations. Iedere Operation brengt nieuwe content met zich mee, zowel voor de multiplayer modus als voor Blackout. Het eerste seizoen, Operation First Strike, is nu live. De Operations brengen de volgende items met zich mee:

  • All-New Blackout Characters: New playable characters will be released with each new Operation.
  • Signature Weapons
  • Specialists Outfits: Cool customization content built around themes for all Specialists in-game; you can even mix and match the look of your character within outfit sets.
  • Tags / Gestures: Whether you’re taunting opponents or celebrating a victory, Tags and Gestures are a perfect way to express yourself in the game.

Naast deze Contraband Streams is er geregeld ook extra content te vinden in de vorm van Special Events. Het eerste evenement gaat vandaag van start en heeft een Halloween-thema. De Halloween Special Event Stream is ook geheel gratis te doorlopen door de game te spelen. Het laatste onderdeel van de Black Market in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is Blackjack’s Shop. Deze feature zal ergens in november aan de game worden toegevoegd. Via Blackjack’s Shop kunnen spelers ‘bepaalde gear items’ direct kopen. De winkel wordt iedere week van een update met nieuwe items voorzien.

De onderstaande video geeft een goede indruk van het nieuwe Black Market systeem en laat je diverse wapens, outfits en personages zien.

Naast de Black Market brengt de update nog meer met zich mee. Zo zijn leaderboards aan de shooter toegevoegd en is het eerste dubbel xp weekend geactiveerd. De volledige changelog van de patch vind je hieronder.



  • Leaderboards are now available for Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. For Multiplayer and Blackout, players will start ranking on Leaderboards after playing 25 games.
  • Addressed an issue where player-created paintjobs may appear corrupted or stretched when placed on weapons. Previously created paintjobs may appear shifted or skewed as a result and may need to be readjusted.
  • As a result of significant architectural changes between updates, previous Theater files can no longer be viewed. While this is an unfortunate side effect of live game development, we will make every effort to keep instances of incompatibility to an absolute minimum.
  • General stability improvements across Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.



  • Improved spawn points on various maps in Free For All and Domination.
  • Added “Sprint Cancels Reload” to Options in the Controls category. When enabled, this allows players to cancel their weapon reload by starting a sprint. This will not prevent sprinting or reloading if players are already sprinting and perform a reload.
  • Addressed several issues with mantling and other first-person combat animations.


  • Fixed an exploit where a player could use Crash’s TAK-5 for the duration of the match.
  • Addressed an issue where Ruin’s Grapple Gun would appear to float from the player’s hand.
  • Addressed an issue where Nomad’s Vision Pulse visuals would remain on enemies after respawning and during Best Play.
  • Improved pathfinding for Prophet’s Seeker on various maps.
  • Corrected an issue with voiceover lines occasionally playing at incorrect times.

Weapons & attachments

  • Addressed issues with weapon Camos appearing on unintended portions of weapons.
  • Addressed an issue where some Reactive Camos were not displaying correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where friendly Players, Equipment, and Scorestreaks would display thermal visuals in the NVIR Optic.


  • Militia: Additional spawns added for various game modes.
  • Payload: Extended the silo catwalk Control zone into the missile area to provide additional cover when attacking and defending.


  • Addressed an issue with Engineer that allowed highlighted Equipment to occasionally obscure enemy players.


  • Addressed an issue where the Gunship’s thermal visuals could remain on enemy Players.
  • Addressed an issue where the Mantis could not be controlled after calling in a Strike Team.


  • Team kills with the Sensor Dart in Hardcore no longer count toward Scorestreak progress.



  • We’ve improved stability in Easter Egg quests and high-round play, and are currently working on addressing more crashes.
  • Addressed an issue where in-game XP notifications were appearing in Zombies. The XP earn rate across all Zombies modes has been verified and is unchanged.
  • Improved pathing for enemy Zombies.
  • Addressed instances of Zombies Challenges displaying incorrect completion requirements.
  • Addressed an issue causing a delay before players could activate consecutive Special Weapon melee attacks.
  • Addressed an issue causing a slight delay before players could pick up a Power-Up.

Weapon Camos

  • Addressed issues with Camos not properly applying to weapons.
  • Addressed issues with several Camo Challenges not displaying the correct unlock requirements.
  • Addressed instances of Pack-a-Punch Camos not appearing on specific weapons.


  • Addressed an issue where the second part of the boss battle occasionally wouldn’t trigger properly.
  • Addressed multiple issues with overlapping voiceover lines.

Custom Mutations

  • Addressed an issue where players were not earning Nebulium Plasma in Custom Mutations.
  • Addressed several stability issues when using different Custom Mutation options.


  • Addressed an issue where Zombies characters were displaying incorrectly in the Inspection menu.



  • Addressed issues with Splitscreen stability in the Staging Area.


  • Addressed an issue with Challenges incorrectly tracking wins in Duos and Quads.

Awareness Perk

  • Maximum player footstep volume while active has been lowered.
  • Material sounds are now more audible over larger distances while active.