Operation Dark Divide Puts the Fate of the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Universe in Your Hands

The ultimate battle begins. Become a hero or villain, fight across two new Multiplayer maps, drop into a limited-time Blackout mode, and prepare for the epic conclusion to the Aether Zombies story.

by James Mattone on September 23, 2019

Coming first to PlayStation® 4 with other platforms to follow, Black Ops 4’s Operation Dark Divide marks the beginning of a split amongst the Specialists, pitting heroes against villains, and also features the climax of the Aether Zombies storyline.

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How can you play a role in deciding the fate of the Black Ops 4 universe? Read on and find out!

New Blackout Content

Main Blackout Map: The apocalypse is over; the rivers of blood have been washed away and the sun shines once more on the massive Blackout map. While it may seem that everything has returned to normal, this is simply a prelude to “Heavy Metal Heroes.”

New Game Mode, Heavy Metal Heroes: This limited-time game mode has been torn from the pages of comic books. Reach new heights with thrust jumping, catch some air on ramps around the map, and drop in with a heroic starting loadout complete with body armor and a weapon. Heavy Metal Heroes features vehicle-intensive combat between armored ARAVs, ATVs, motorcycles, and tanks. Find a vehicle and fire a fatal blow at the opposition.

New Vehicle and Equipment, Tank and Flare Gun: The Tank is ready to roll and packs a powerful punch among the vehicles of Blackout. Currently only in Heavy Metal Heroes, the Tank is a high powered weapon that can decimate the competition. The tank can support two players – a driver and a passenger – in the gunner position. Keep an eye out for the tank, or for the Flare Gun, which calls in an aircraft to airdrop one of these armored assault vehicles on your position.

New Weapons: Make some room in your Blackout arsenal; Dark Divide gives Blackout players the chance to loot two more wonder weapons from the Zombies universe – the Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury.

New Black Market Gear

Blackjack stocked up the Black Market with some outfits, weapons, and more loot that’s fit for a superhero or supervillain. Highlights include:

Starter Pack: Get this pack to receive Marlton (Blackout Character) from the Victis Crew, the Gorger Weapon Camo, and 3 Duplicate Protected Crates.

Tiers: Earn 50 Tiers of super loot, including the “Nice Catch” Weapon Charm at Tier 1. Unlock some superhero-themed outfits, such as the “Blood Moon” outfit (Outrider) at Tier 15 and the “Cpt. Catalyst” outfit (Battery), as well as a VKM 750 Mastercraft at Tier 25. Reach Tier 50 to earn a Ultra Weapon Bribe!

Reserves: Expand your arsenal with a few new weapons, such as the AN94 Assault Rifle, VMP Submachine Gun and the Echohawk Dual Bore Assault Rifle. Also available are a VKM 750 MK II variant, the “Predator” S6 Stingray Mastercraft, and two super outfits:  Nomad’s “Lupine” and Crash’s “Rigor Mortis”.

Blackjack’s Shop: During Dark Divide, Blackjack will frequently stock up his shop with loot such as a Paladin HB50 MKII weapon, Spectre’s "Spectral” outfit, Firebreak’s “Magmageddon” outfit, and Ruin’s “Shock and Awe” outfit.

Special Orders: Check in with Blackjack to get some Special Orders: the Grigori Weaver Blackout character, the Stuhlinger Blackout character, the “Black Plague” GK5 Mastercraft, and the “Fabergé K” Mastercraft for the KN-57.

New Zombies Features

New Elixirs: While cracking a few zombie heads, break open two new Elixirs available now at the Laboratory:

Secret Shopper: With this Elixir, any wall-buy location can be used to buy ammo for your equipped gun, including Wonder Weapons. In other words, for ten minutes after activating this Elixir, you can go on an ammo shopping spree!

Power Vacuum: Get ready for some spring cleaning: for five minutes after activating this Elixir, the drop rate for all power ups is boosted significantly.

New Perk: Is the undead leaving you cowering in a corner? Turn up the heat with Blaze Phase, a perk that turns you into a charging fireball that knocks enemies back or burns them to a crisp. Equip this perk in the Modifier spot to gain unlimited dash distance at max charge, upon ending your dash release a final damage pulse that knocks down enemies, and also increase weapon reload speed for a serious boost in firepower!

New Black Ops Pass Content*

New Zombies Experience, Tag der Toten: More than a decade in the making, “Tag Der Toten” marks the final chapter in the Zombies Aether storyline adventure. Here, the Victis Crew is transported to a frozen Siberian wasteland. Fend off the undead threat at the site of Group 935’s twisted experiments with the help of a mysterious character from the lighthouse as long-hidden secrets of the Aether story are revealed.

New Multiplayer Map, Lair: Our superhero and supervillain Specialists have landed on an uncharted volcanic island where the evil organization “Arkadeus” is about to finish its death laser. Stop Arkadeus’ plot before it’s too late… or use its deadly laser to vaporize the competition.

Reimagined Multiplayer Map, Launch: Bring the Specialists to the site of a classic fight of good versus evil in this Black Ops Flashback map! The Specialists land at a Soviet base to stop a nuclear missile from launching. Watch out for the exhaust flames below as the rocket prepares for takeoff!

Operation Dark Divide releases first on PlayStation 4 on September 23, with all other platforms to follow. For a more detailed look on what to expect on launch and for upcoming content, visit the Treyarch blog for more intel!

 

The Black Ops Pass is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Digital Deluxe Enhanced Edition, the Pro Edition, and the Mystery Box Edition of Black Ops 4, and can also be purchased standalone digitally or at participating retailers.

Black Ops Pass (BOP) content is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for the game. BOP content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. BOP content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again. BOP content may be sold separately.    

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