Black Ops 4 Blackout Adds Zombie Boss Character

Black Ops 4 Blackout

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been chugging along since its October launch, with a recent update coming to the title to tweak quite a few things. The game’s take on battle royale, Blackout, was given some extensive love, but players are now in for a treat, as the Blightfather has arrived.

In a post on Reddit, developer Treyarch outlined all of the additions that have made their way to Blackout. Weapon changes, new character missions, and much more have been implemented, but nothing is as terrifying as the big bad zombie boss. The Blightfather is part of an event that ends on November 13th at 10am PT, but will surely keep players’ hands full until then.

Black Ops 4 Blackout

The popular Black Ops 4 mode may have received a handful of changes last week, but the developer is still learning and making tweaks along the way. Here is the latest round of Blackout tweaks, as outlined in the Reddit post from above:

Playlist Updates

  • Blightfather added to all playlists.

  • 100-Player Quads added to the Featured playlist.

  • Maximum players in Solo and Duos playlists changed to 88.

Character Missions

  • Zombies Chaos Storyline Character Missions now available (Bruno, Diego, Scarlett, and Shaw).

  • Increased drop rates of Character Mission items.

Weapons (Blackout Only)

  • Submachine Guns

    • Increased muzzle velocity on all SMGs. This should provide more consistent gunfights when in SMG range, along with ensuring that SMGs perform as expected in their intended power band when compared to Assault Rifles in Blackout.

    • Spitfire

      • Reduced recoil.

  • Assault Rifles

    • Rampart 17

      • Reduced ADS sway.

      • Reduced recoil.

  • Tactical Rifles

    • Auger DMR

      • Increased re-center speed. We slowed down the re-center due to high performance in our Blackout beta, but have seen the AUGER slightly underperform since release.

      • Slightly increased muzzle velocity. This should make for more predictable shots when firing at a moving target within the Auger’s intended ranges.

  • Swordfish

    • Tightened the spread pattern. This should allow more shots to land on target at range.

  • Light Machine Guns

    • While some players have found success with the LMGs in Blackout, they’re still being passed over by the large majority of players. These changes should help make LMGs more manageable when providing cover fire or engaging targets at range.

    • Titan

      • Increased re-center speed.

      • Reduced re-center pattern offsets for more predictable recoil.

    • VKM 750

      • Increased re-center speed.

      • Reduced re-center pattern offsets.

    • Hades

      • Increased re-center speed.

      • Reduced re-center pattern offsets.

Equipment (Blackout Only)

  • 9-Bang

    • Removed the 9-Bang from Blackout while we evaluate its place in the gameplay loop.

  • Concussion Grenade

    • Increased throw distance.

    • Increased stack count to 2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you ready to take on the Blightfather in Blackout? What are your thoughts on the Black Ops 4 battle royale mode so far? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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