Black Ops 4’s new content season launches today on PS4

Operation Spectre Rising includes new multiplayer, Blackout and Zombies features

Treyarch has detailed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new content season, Operation Spectre Rising, which launches today on PS4 ahead of its rollout on Xbox One and PC soon.

It introduces a host of new features across the shooter’s multiplayer, Blackout and Zombies modes, some of which can be seen in the official Operation Spectre Rising trailer above.

Headline additions include new specialist Spectre, a stealth-focused assassin playable in multiplayer and Blackout, and the battle royale mode’s Wetworks update, which sees multiple areas of the map flooded following an explosion at Hydro Dam.

There are also fresh multiplayer maps and gauntlets for Zombies, plus new game modes, weapons, equipment, characters, customisation options and more.

The first half of Operation Spectre Rising features 50 Black Market tiers, with more to be added this summer.

Treyarch explains: “This is a smaller collection of content relative to previous Operations and spans a shorter duration of time, as a unique new set of content will come alongside the Days of Summer update in June.

“Ultimately, this will translate to easier, more frequent updates that establishes a steadier cadence.”

We’ve posted an overview of the key updates coming throughout the new season below, which are explained in further detail on Treyarch’s blog, and discussed by developers Matt Scronce, Miles Leslie, Craig Houston, Mark Maestas and David Vonderhaar in the video at the bottom of this article.

New playable content should launch on Xbox One and PC seven days after it’s released on PS4, in line with Sony’s exclusivity deal with Call of Duty publisher Activision.

Operation Spectre Rising:

Multiplayer
  • New Specialist: Spectre
  • New Game Modes:
    • Prop Hunt
    • Capture the Flag
    • Additional Barebones modes
  • New Maps (Black Ops Pass):
      • Masquerade
    • Artifact
    • WMD
  • New Alt Map: Hacienda Twilight
  • + More
Blackout
    • New Map Updates:
      • Wetworks: Hydro Dam has been sabotaged and the map has flooded
      • Alcatraz: Improvements to gameplay flow and layout
    • New Game Modes:
      • Bounty Hunter: Find the blade, become Spectre, and assassinate your way to the top
      • Ground War: Massive-scale, team vs. team combat, pure chaos
    • New Playable Characters:
      • Uncle Frank (Black Ops Pass)
      • Misty
      • Sergei
      • Sarah Hall
      • Blackjack
      • David Mason
    • New Weapons & Equipment
    • + More
Zombies
  • New Gauntlets:
    • Super Blood Wolf Moon (Dead of the Night)
    • Labours of Hercules (Ancient Evil)
  • New Mystery Box Weapon
  • New Feature: Classic Elixir Restock
  • + More
Multiple Modes
  • New Customization Items:
    • Death Effects
    • Weapon Charms
  • New Weapons:
    • Tigershark LMG
    • Nifo’Oti Melee Weapon
  • New Mastercrafts, MKII’s & Camos
  • New Specialist Outfits, War Paints, Gestures & Jump Packs
  • + More