Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Big Season 4 Reloaded Update is here - Patch Notes live

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Big Season 4 Reloaded Update is here - Patch Notes live

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The Season 4 Reloaded Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available: Depending on the platform, a download between 11 and 21 gigabytes is required to apply the patch. In the meantime, Treyarch has published the patch notes - and with them specific details about the changes and innovations. The new free content will be activated tomorrow, Thursday: fans can look forward to new multiplayer and zombies content, among other things. The starting shot will be given on July 15th at 6 am German time.

The classic map Rush, which is designed for 6v6 battles, is waiting for you in the multiplayer mode. In addition, the new game modes Capture the Flag, Cranked TDM and Cranked Kill Confirmed will go live. The new paintball moshpit variant will come into play at a later point in season 4. The mode brings visual paintball effects to the first person shooter. In addition, you are reaching for a new boom in Season 4 Reloaded: At the start, the OTs 9 SMG in Black Ops Cold War is available. The developers will submit the Mace melee weapon later.

In addition, the patch notes indicate that new high-resolution texture packs are available for download on PS5. On Twitter, however, the developers announce that the packages will only be available with an upcoming update. The packages will no longer be installed by default on PS5, write the makers. Instead, separate downloads are required for Multiplayer, Zombies and Dead Ops Arcade 3.

In zombies mode, you can let off steam on the new turn-based map Wall of the Dead. Among other things, you use the new CRBR-S miracle weapon and the new perk "Mule Kick". There are also new challenges, the LT53 Kazimir crafting item and a new Intel for the Dark Aether story. The update is rounded off with a number of bug fixes and optimizations. The full patch notes with all information about the new content at Black Ops Cold War can be found on the developer's website. The Season 4 Reloaded Update for Warzone will be available for download from July 15th.

Multiplayer Playlist

Rush 24/7 (also in Hardcore) Capture the Flag Cranked Moshpit NukeJacked 24 / 7 (also in Hardcore) Party Games Face Off 6v6 Gunfight Blueprints Snipers Only Moshpit Multi-Team Moshpit

Zombies Playlist

Outbreak Wall of the Dead Firebase Z The Machine Dead Ops Arcade: First Person Dead Ops Arcade Onslaught (PlayStation ) Onslaught Accelerated (PlayStation) Onslaught Containment (PlayStation) Onslaught Rush (PlayStation)

'Undetectable' Call of Duty: Warzone Hack Cancelled By Its Creator

Activision has pre-emptively blocked the release of an 'undetectable' cheat system. The publisher requested that development of the system be terminated after seeing footage of it running in Call of Duty: Warzone.

PCGamer reported on the cheat, known as User Vision Pro, that was an aim assist and auto-fire cheat – footage of the system in action subsequently spread, showing the effect on Call of Duty: Warzone play. The system was billed as being “undetectable”, “unstoppable”, and capable of running on any game on console or PC, due to the script running on a different computer to the game, meaning that no game files would be altered, allowing it to slip through anti-cheat software.


The fact that Call of Duty: Warzone was the game being used to show off the cheat software forced Activision into action. After forcing takedowns of videos featuring User Vision Pro, Activision subsequently told creator User101 to close the website associated with the cheat and cease development on it. User101 released the following statement:

'This statement was not required. However, at the request of Activision Publishing, Inc (“Activision”), I will no longer be developing or providing access to software that could be used to exploit their games. My intent was never to do anything illegal. At the end of the video that brought so much attention to this project, it stated 'coming soon'. The software was never published.

'This type of technology has other actual assistive benefits, for example, by pointing a webcam at yourself you could control movement without the use of limbs. Unfortunately, because of its potential negative impact I will not be developing it further.'

Footage of the system was also shared via the Anti Cheat Police Department Twitter account, which helped to circulate knowledge of the cheat more widely, and to warn players that it was in development. The account was concerned at how cheating is becoming the norm in console games, and the potential problems that this software could bring to competitive multiplayer games on console.

User Vision Pro never actually got released to the public, so it seems like Activision got there just in time to stop this cheat from becoming widespread. As Activision’s flagship title, Call of Duty: Warzone has had to focus on protecting its player base from cheaters or hackers, and the game has successfully banned 500,000 cheaters since launch. The increased focus on the game means that it now also has the vast majority of Activision’s development studios working on it.

Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman