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Black Ops 4 April 17 update patch notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC received an update on April 17. The Black Ops 4 April 17 update added a new map, Deathmatch Domination, Infected, and a whole lot more. The free update is available now for all platforms and is bringing some exciting new updates to Black Ops 4Below, you can find highlights from the Black Ops 4 April 17 update along with the complete patch notes.

Black Ops 4 April 17 update highlights

Arsenal Sandstorm Map

Black Ops 4 April 17 update

The Black Ops 4 April 17 update is giving players a brand-new and totally free map to enjoy. The Arsenal Sandstorm map is an alternate weather map located in the middle of a sandstorm. Arsenal Sandstorm will require players to adapt their playstyles due to waves of sand constantly sweeping through the area, not to mention the severely limited visibility. Since it will be hard to see across any considerable distance, the map is built to promote close quarter combat. The Arsenal Sandstorm map is just a taste of what’s to come later this month, with Treyarch promising three new multiplayer maps later this April.

Deathmatch Domination (PS4 Only)

Black Ops 4 April 17 update

The Deathmatch Domination mode is an all-new take on the traditional Domination mode. Teams will now be able to earn points two different ways: capturing objectives and getting kills. The Deathmatch Domination mode is making its debut on PlayStation 4 and will potentially be heading to other platforms at a later date. Deathmatch Domination is a first of its kind game mode for the Black Ops series, so if it does well, it will probably appear on other platforms.

Infected

Black Ops 4 April 17 update

Infected is back and live in multiplayer across all platforms. There is, however, one big change coming to Infected. Now, there will be an additional 10 seconds added to the game clock when a survivor becomes infected, in order to keep the game a bit shorter. Now, Infected should take a little bit less time but still be as fun as ever.

Black Ops 4 April 17 update patch notes

Summary

  • Free Arsenal Sandstorm Multiplayer map in rotation today on all platforms.

  • Deathmatch Domination added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on PS4.

  • Infected added as Featured Playlist in Multiplayer on Xbox One and PC.

  • Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit (consoles), and Half-Off Heist (Xbox One) added to Featured category in Multiplayer.

  • Weapon tuning for Rampart and KN-57 in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.

  • Alcatraz final Collapse time increased from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.

  • PC curated playlists updated, including new Lone Wolf playlist.

  • Gameplay and stability improvements added for Infected.

All Platforms

Multiplayer

  • Maps

    • Arsenal Sandstorm

      • Free alternate-weather version of Arsenal in rotation today on all platforms.

  • Game Modes

    • Infected

      • When a Survivor becomes infected, 10 seconds will now be added to the game clock instead of 30.

      • General stability fixes for Infected.

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

World League Hub

  • Statistics

    • Choosing Fresh Start will no longer clear World League Hub stats.

Blackout

  • Alcatraz

    • Increased the final Collapse time from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

Zombies

  • Weapon Tuning

    • Rampart 17

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

    • KN-57

      • Slightly reduced recoil.

      • Increased ADS-in speed.

      • Quickdraw: Increased ADS-in speed.

PlayStation 4

Multiplayer

  • Game Modes

    • Deathmatch Domination

      • Added as new Featured Playlist on PS4.

      • Teams have two ways to earn points toward the round score limit: capturing objectives and earning kills.

      • Addressed an issue where Medals were not displaying properly.

  • Featured Playlists

    • Barebones Moshpit, Infected, Stockpile, and Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit join Deathmatch Domination in the Featured category this week.

Xbox One and PC

Mutiplayer

Infected

  • 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

Featured Playlists

  • Xbox One

    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, and Half-Off Heist added to the Featured category this week.

  • PC

    • Infected, Barebones Moshpit, and Stockpile added to the Featured category this week.

PC

Multiplayer

  • Core Playlist Updates

    • Team Deathmatch

    • Search & Destroy

    • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

      • Team Deathmatch

      • Kill Confirmed

    • Objective Moshpit

      • Control

      • Hardpoint

      • Domination

      • Safeguard

    • Lone Wolf Moshpit

      • Free For All

      • One In The Chamber

      • Gun Game

      • Heist

  • Match Start Requirements

    • Reduced Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.

    • Reduced Hardcore Deathmatch Moshpit match start requirements from 10 players to 8.

    • Reduced Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.

    • Reduced Hardcore Objective Moshpit match start requirements from 8 players to 6.

Blackout

  • Match Start Requirements

    • Reduced match start requirements from 100 players to 80 in current and future Blackout modes when applicable.