BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes: New Content, Weapon Tuning, & More

Bocw season 4 patch notes
What's going on in BOCW Season 4? We take a look at the new update's patch notes! | © Activision

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is here, and we have the full Season 4 Update Patch Notes. The latest season adds not only a plethora of great new content, but some much-needed weapon tuning and bug fixes. Here are the full BOCW Season 4 patch notes.

The new Season of Black Ops Cold War is a biggie. We have a ton of new Zombies content, with a new main quest and zoo area in Outbreak, new story intel in Onslaught, and a new map "Mauer der Toten" due out in the mid-season update. The biggest addition to BOCW Season 4, however, comes with the multiplayer, where you'll find four new maps. We have the full BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes, and more...

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What is Coming in BOCW Season 4?

  • Multiplayer:
    • New 6v6 maps: Collateral Strike (6v6), Hijacked (6v6)
    • New Combined Arms map: Collateral (12v12)
    • New Gunfight + Face Off map: Amsterdam (2v2, 3v3)
    • New MP modes: One in the Chamber, Multi-Team: Sat-Link, Hardcore Hardpoint
    • New Featured Playlists: Hijacked 24/7, Cranked Hardpoint
    • New Scorestreak: Hand Cannon
    • 20 New Multiplayer Season Challenges
    • + More in-season, including Rush (6v6) and Capture the Flag
  • Zombies:
    • New Outbreak Region: Zoo
    • New Outbreak Main Quest: Operation Excision
    • New Dark Aether story Intel
    • Additional Zombies tracks to unlock for the Music Player
    • New Operator Missions in Zombies
    • New Onslaught Map (PlayStation®): Collateral
    • 20 New Zombies Season Challenges
    • + More in-season, including the upcoming “Mauer der Toten” round-based map

BOCW Season 4 Update Size

  • PlayStation 5: 30GB
  • PlayStation 4: 15.5GB
  • Xbox Series X|S: 31GB
  • Xbox One: 17.7GB
  • PC: 21.6GB (without HD pack) / 30.7GB (with HD pack)

BOCW Season 4 Update Release Date

The Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Update went live on June 15, 2021, with Season 4 content becoming available on June 16. Since the BOCW Season 4 update went live in the evening on June 16, players opted to download the rather hefty update a few hours before it become available, so that they could jump straight in when BOCW Season 4 finally launched. Anyway, here are the BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes...

BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes

BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes: Global

Events

  • Ground Fall
    • "Ground Fall" limited-time event live through 10AM PT June 24.
    • Complete challenges in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to earn Emblems, Calling Cards, a Weapon Charm, bonus XP, and an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint.

Battle Pass

  • New 100-Tier Battle Pass available in Season Four.

Operators

  • Jackal: New “Jackal” Operator available at Tier 0 in the Season Four Battle Pass.

Weapons

  • MG 82: New MG82 LMG available for free at Tier 15 of the Battle Pass System.
  • C58: New C58 assault rifle available for free at Tier 31 of the Battle Pass System.
  • Nail Gun: New Nail Gun Special weapon available via in-game challenge in Multiplayer or Zombies, or via unique Blueprint version in the Store.

Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • PPSh-41: Unlock Challenge available for the PPSh-41 SMG in Multiplayer and Zombies.
  • Swiss K31: Unlock Challenge available for the Swiss K31 sniper rifle in Multiplayer and Zombies.

Weapon Tuning

  • XM4
    • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 11%.
    • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 22%.
  • AK-47
    • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
    • Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%.
  • QBZ-83
    • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
  • FFAR 1
    • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 10%.
    • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 20%.
  • Krig 6
    • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%.
  • Groza
    • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
  • FARA 83
    • Reduced range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 32%.
    • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 20%.

Prestige Rewards

  • Reduced the amount of XP needed to progress through Season Levels in Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare.
  • Added four new Prestige Levels (16-19) and Prestige Rewards:Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 190: All Season Challenges Available
    • Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
    • Levels 250 - 1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes: Multiplayer

Maps

  • Collateral (12v12) [NEW]: New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 12v12 modes.
  • Collateral Strike (6v6) [NEW]: New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
  • Hijacked (6v6) [NEW]: Classic Black Ops II map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
  • Amsterdam (2v2, 3v3) [NEW]: New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 2v2 and 3v3 modes.

Modes

  • One in the Chamber [NEW]: Free-for-all party game available in the Party Games playlist collection in Featured Playlists.
  • Multi-Team: Sat-Link [NEW]: New Multiplayer mode featuring 10 competing teams of four.
  • Cranked Hardpoint [NEW]: Capture Hardpoints to gain points for your team. Eliminate multiple enemies in the same life to earn up to five powerful buffs throughout the match.
  • Hardcore Hardpoint [NEW]: Now featured in Hardcore Quick Play and Hardcore Moshpit playlists.
  • Multi-Team Elimination: Added to the Game Modes Combat Record.
  • Prop Hunt: Addressed an issue where some props could have incorrect bullet collision after jumping repeatedly.

Featured Playlists

  • Hijacked 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team: Sat-Link [NEW]
  • Party Games (Now includes One in the Chamber)
  • Face Off 6v6 (Now includes Amsterdam)
  • Cranked Hardpoint [NEW]
  • 12v12 Moshpit (Now includes 12v12 Cranked Hardpoint)
  • Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight Blueprints
  • Multi-Team: Elimination

BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes: Zombies

Outbreak

  • New Main Quest: "Operation Excision" Main Quest coming to Outbreak starting at 10AM PT June 17th.
  • New Region: New Zoo region available in Outbreak.
  • New Intel: New in-game story Intel available to discover.
  • Quests: New tuning changes to the existing Outbreak Main Quest in Ruka.
    • Disabled super sprinters in the Silo.
    • Slightly reduced Legion’s chest armor health.
    • Increased respawn delays on all zombies.
    • Added an audio cue when starting and failing certain steps to indicate when zombies will start attacking.
  • World Events: Added more Treyarch Zombies tracks to unlock for the Music Player via the “Unknown Signal” World Events in Outbreak.
  • Objectives: Addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall under the map when entering Phase Tears; addressed an issue where the Retrieval canister could fall off the player while riding a Snowmobile on steep terrain.

Challenges

  • Season Challenges: 20 new Zombies Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards. Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 to unlock the Season Four Zombies Master Animated Calling Card.
  • Operator Missions: The Season Four Battle Pass features 4 Zombies Operator Missions, an increase of from 2 Zombies Missions in previous Seasons.
  • Weapon Unlock Challenges: Added new Weapon Unlock Challenges in Zombies:
    • PPSh-41 SMG
    • Swiss K31 sniper rifle
    • Nail Gun Special weapon

Gameplay

  • Addressed an issue where Mimics under effects of Brain Rot could still enter their disguised form.
  • Addressed an issue where Mimics were not being killed while under effects of Brain Rot.

Perks

  • Addressed an issue where Deadshot Daiquiri was not functioning properly on the AMP63 pistol.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Collateral (PlayStation) [NEW]

We have minimized the BOCW Season 4 Update Patch Notes for readability reasons, providing only the highlights that we believe readers will be interested in. If you want the full set of BOCW Season 4 Update Patch notes, you can check them out on the official Treyarch website.

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