Call of Duty Black Ops 4 update TODAY: Xbox Pandemic and PS4 patch notes

TODAY will see a new Call of Duty Black Ops 4 update released, this time bringing the new Pandemic mode to Xbox One and PC following the launch of the Double XP event.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 update is coming today

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UPDATE ONE: Today's Call of Duty Black Ops 4 update has arrived on all platforms and launches a lot of new content on Xbox One and PC.

But there have been changes made on all platforms, with COD patch notes revealing everything that Treyarch has introduced.

A list of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 changes can be found below, courtesy of Treyarch:

  • New Pandemic gameplay tuning and stability improvements in Blackout.
  • Corrected slide velocity values for Ajax, Seraph, Outrider, and Reaper.
  • Fixed an issue where the M16’s iron sights could appear misaligned.
  • Featured Playlist updates in Multiplayer and Blackout.

Xbox One/PC:

  • New Contraband rewards added, including an Ultra Weapon Bribe.
  • 1.21 update now live on PC.
  • Infected: Final Stand now live in Multiplayer.
  • Create-a-Class support added for M16 and Havelina AA50 weapons in Multiplayer.
  • Pandemic limited-time mode now live in Blackout.
  • Tactical Bike vehicle added to main map in Blackout.
  • Standard Alcatraz playlist replaces Alcatraz Horde in Blackout.
  • “Duck and Cover” Gauntlet now live for “Alpha Omega” in Zombies.
  • Support added for M16, Havelina AA50, and new MKII Weapons in Zombies.

ORIGINAL: Treyarch Studios has confirmed that August 13 will see the release of a new Black Ops 4 update.

Xbox One and PC gamers have had to wait a week longer than their PS4 counterparts, but they will soon have access to Pandemic Mode.

A little different from other modes available in Black Ops 4, Pandemic starts with your squad dropping in and fighting to stay alive against the competition.

And if you’re eliminated, the added twist is being able to get revenge as a flesh-eating zombie.

“Zombie players have super speed, can jump higher, stay underwater longer, don’t take fall damage, track survivors’ footsteps, see pulses of enemies on the map, and hunt their prey -  with two Hell’s Retriever axes,” a message from Treyarch explains.

“Zombies respawn in waves every 15 seconds, and their ranks grow with every survivor eliminated.

“The result: an epic showdown in the final circle between the best-equipped survivors and dozens of super-charged zombies hunting them down at the end of the world.”

The new Pandemic wreaking havoc in Blackout is just one of a number of new things being launched today on Xbox One and PC.

Today’s patch is expected to land between 6pm and 8pm in the UK and will likely include a range of bugfixes.

Meanwhile, gamers on PS4 and other platforms have also gained access to a list of new XP bonuses.

The five-day “Champs Week” Quad Feed started earlier yesterday and is providing a great collection of XP rewards.

There’s double XP, along with the same for Weapon XP, Nebulium Plasma and Merits.

These bonuses will remain in place until August 16 and are part of the CWL celebrations going on before this weekend’s big eSports event.

Another returning mode will be launching today on Xbox One and PC, having already appeared on PS4.

Infected: Final Stand features players starting on designated teams of Survivors vs. Zombies.

“Survivors have one life but can be revived, while Zombies have a limited pool of lives as they hunt down the Survivors within the time limit,” the message from Treyarch explains.

“Teams alternate each round, with victory going to the first team to win four rounds. Survivors win the round by surviving until the time limit, or by eliminating the Zombies team. Zombies win by eliminating all Survivors before the time limit.

“Work together, adopt new strategies, and keep moving if you want to win.”

While most of this content will already be on Xbox One and PC consoles, it sounds like more fixes are being released today.

A recent post from Treyarch revealed that they’re planning on adding the original slide velocity for Specialists, some of which rolled out last week.

However, due to technical limitations, adjustments for Seraph, Ajax, Outrider, and Reaper will be incoming as part of today’s update.

So we can probably expect some patch notes included with today’s big Call of Duty update.