'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' Gets New Patch With Challenge Fixes and More

As we wait to see what changes will come with the Blackout map update this Friday, the developers [...]

As we wait to see what changes will come with the Blackout map update this Friday, the developers at Treyarch have applied a new patch to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with a number of fixes.

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The patch is detailed here, but here's the summary of what can be found in the notes:

  • K9-Unit pathing improvement
  • RC-XD and Dart targeting update
  • Zombies update for Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer
  • CWL Custom Game fixes
  • Challenge fixes for "Got Rocks" and "Bring the Pain"
  • Stability fixes in MP, Zombies, and Specialist HQ
  • Zombies fixes for cutscene skipping and Bowie Knife Prestige on PC

As for the general notes, you can find them below, broken down across Multiplayer and Zombies.

Multiplayer

  • Specialists
    • Updated Nomad's K9-Unit AI to address an issue that prevented Juneau from pathing to enemies under certain circumstances.
  • Scorestreaks
    • RC-XD
      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.
    • Dart
      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.
  • Challenges
    • "Bring the Pain" Challenge now properly only tracks EKIAs with Operator Mods on the Saug 9mm, MOG 12, Mozu, and VKM 750.
  • CWL Custom Games
    • Fixed an issue with displaying friendly name and health UI after the player died in the first round of CWL Search and Destroy.
    • Closed an exploit that could allow players to spectate the enemy team while playing CWL Control.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a Custom Game with Bots and Custom Classes disabled.

Zombies

  • Gameplay
    • Addressed an issue where Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer were not functioning properly for players who were not the host.
  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when activating DEFCON switches in Classified.

General

  • Global Challenges
    • "Got Rocks" Challenge now properly tracks launcher kills in Blackout and Zombies, and should restore lost progress since this week's 1.08 update.
  • Specialist HQ
    • Fixed a crash that could occur during Ajax's Combat Training.

PC

In addition to the changes above, we've also made the following changes on PC in version

Zombies

  • Miscellaneous
    • Restored the ability to skip Zombies cutscenes.
    • Players can now Prestige the Bowie Knife in Zombies.

The notes, as you can see, are a bit on the technical side, but in general, the Challenge and Zombies fixes should be quite helpful to a few players; and it looks like the PC performance should pick up a little bit.

We'll see what happens as we lead up to new content changes over the next few days!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.