Treyarch blog announces Operation Absolute Zero
, a new season of free
content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
, their shooter sequel. This kicks
off on Tuesday for PlayStation 4, and will come to other platforms down the
road, which is a little odd considering a Holiday Event is part of the plan
(maybe this will be for Presidents Day in the U.S.?). Here's the
Activision and Treyarch announced today that a new content season is
kicking off next Tuesday, December 11th for all PS4 players (other platforms to
follow). Across all modes of the game, the new content includes, but is not
limited to, the following:
- Brand New Specialist – Players can reprogram the
flow of combat with Zero, a new Specialist that can be used in Multiplayer
and Blackout modes. Zero can disrupt and distract enemies with powerful
hacking tools in Multiplayer, changing the flow of battle in crucial
moments. Players can unlock Zero by completing Tier 1 in the revamped Black
Market and immediately start testing out her new equipment and abilities.
- Brand New Blackout Location and Updates – Hijacked
is the newest destination in Blackout, inspired by the intense classic
multiplayer map from Black Ops II. Fans can loot the luxury yacht to gear up
for a firefight and battle opponents on their way to the final circle. Also,
players can hop into a new armored vehicle called the ARAV once they’re back
on dry land.
- New Zombies Updates – A bevy of new Zombies
features will be added, including Daily Callings, which are new gameplay
challenges that reward Zombies players with bonus XP and Nebulium Plasma
upon completion. Fans will be able to check the Zombies Barracks for each
day’s new challenge to maximize their earnings, level up faster, and concoct
even more Elixirs and Talismans for their next record-breaking run.
- Revamped Black Market and New Gear – Operation
Absolute Zero brings a revamped Black Market that lets players earn items in
improved ways. Also, a new powerful Assault Rifle and a fast-firing SMG will
be added to the pool that players can acquire through the Contraband stream
just by playing. Plus, fans can collect new tactical outfits,
personalization accessories, new characters to use in Blackout, and special
gift-wrapped melee weapons – just in time for the Holidays.
- New Festive Holiday Event – After Operation
Absolute Zero arrives, the Holidays will come to Blackout with themed
seasonable items earnable in the loot pool, and throwable snowballs in
Blackout that allow players to mount a festive assault on their enemies.