Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Introduces Down But Not Out

By Rebecca Smith, 30 days ago
The weekly updates continue to roll in for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and as promised last week, Xbox One players now get new Elixirs and Gauntlets in Zombies mode. As well as that, there's a new limited time Blackout mode, and refresh of the Featured Playlist section of the multiplayer modes.

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In Zombies, three new Elixirs have been added to the list — Perk Up, Refresh Mint, and Conflagration Liquidation. Treyarch also promises that more Concoction bundles will be added to the Zombies Laboratory in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, the first Gauntlet to be added to the game is Unsinkable, where players take on 30 rounds of zombies in Voyage of Despair, with each round having "unique rules" that alter gameplay and promise to make it an "insane" challenge.

The free Blackout trial continues until tomorrow, January 24th, but Xbox One players will be more excited by the arrival of the limited time Down But Not Out mode today at 10AM PT. Available for two weeks, the mode allows respawns in Blackout for the first time, but only as long as one of your squad team mates is still alive when a Collapse happens. More generally, the team has also fixed the looting interface with improvements to Stashes.

Finally in multiplayer, the Featured Playlist selection sees Chaos Domination in the top spot. That's accompanied by Team Tactical Moshpit, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, Mercenary Hardcore Moshpit, and Mercenary Capture Moshpit. In terms of maps, Elevation and Madagascar are back in rotation in standard and Hardcore playlists, but only for players with the Black Ops Pass.

You can check out all of the changes introduced by this week's update in the spoilers below.


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All of the changes in the patch are available now with the exception of Down But Not Out mode, which goes live today at 10AM PT.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.