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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – The Black Market, Customization, and Content

Check out the newest way to customize your Black Ops 4 experience with free content and more!

By Call of Duty Staff on October 19, 2018
Level 21

Starting today, Friday, October 19, the Black Market is back - first on the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later. The Black Market serves as the one-stop shop for awesome gear and new ways to express yourself in Black Ops 4 and brings big changes to give players more options to earn and enjoy new content. It starts with players having more choice than ever.

BlackMarket_2.jpg

The Contraband stream in the Black Market provides a progression path to earn the items you want simply by playing the game. That means a ton of new ways to show off your personal style. Contraband items will be delivered through seasonal Operations, with each Operation delivering a new batch of content every couple of months. Operation First Strike delivers the first season of content starting today on PS4. These Operations bring a ton of great gear and items that everyone can access, including:

  • All-New Blackout Characters- New playable characters will be released with each new Operation.
  • Signature Weapons
  • Specialists Outfits - Cool customization content built around themes for all Specialists in-game; you can even mix and match the look of your character within outfit sets.
  • Tags / Gestures – Whether you’re taunting opponents or celebrating a victory, Tags and Gestures are a perfect way to express yourself in the game.

These rewards provide the ultimate way to show off to friends and express yourself in Multiplayer and Blackout.

Within the Black Market, there will also be limited-time Special Events which bring even more unique content to the game. Starting October 20 on PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later, players will have access to a free Halloween-themed Special Event stream with even more gear. That means players can earn even more items as they progress along the stream. This is the first of many Special Events that will be hosted in the future. But remember, get in and earn them while they’re available as they’ll only be around for a limited time.

Finally, there is Blackjack’s Shop coming online in November. This is the place to go for direct purchase of certain pieces of gear with limited availability. The shop refreshes weekly with a variety of Items and gives players another way to get cool content. 

The Black Market goes live today on PS4, with Xbox and PC to follow. Now, there are more choices than ever, and more ways to customize your experience.

For more intel about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/blackops4 and follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter.

Comments

54 Comments
Level 1

Unbelievable that even this is a timed exclusive. Bull*****. 

Level 1
Hello. I have 4.3 million YouTube subscribers. And after running a poll this was the conclusion. With 84 percent of my subscribers participating. We want new specialist like rainbow six siege does every few months. We want night time maps. And maps with rainfall. Atmosphere. Dark alley ways at night with heavy rain coming down. Multiplayer. We want at least 2 new blackout maps before May 2019. Over 70 percent said they’d buy black ops pass if it “guarantees new operators and new guns and or at least the options to put military style gear on their characters vs just colorful camo”
Level 1

***** ***** ***** ! 7 days for patch for pc !!!

stupid politic !

Level 1

This is such a BS, why do you make us pay for the game same price if we don’t get all the content at the same time? 

Level 6

@eNigMaTic_HD

 

1 subscriber = zero clout, nice try though lmaoooooooooooooo 

Level 1

i bought the pc game at the same price as the game ps4! and I have to wait 7 days, ***** politic always !! blizzard activation it was better before! it will be my last game at home!

What do I get for the black ops pass? 

Level 1

Interesting negative theme here in the comments. 3arc, do you see a common theme? You developed a brilliant core game that most everyone loves, why ruin it with all the extra DLC we didnt buy the game for?

Level 1

WTF other plataforms 7 seven days?? for one *****ing update??

Level 1

That just pathetic making a event exclusive to one platform for 7 days. 

Level 1

Why the ***** ps4 

And not all


@savant32 wrote:

Starting today, Friday, October 19, the Black Market is back - first on the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later. The Black Market serves as the one-stop shop for awesome gear and new ways to express yourself in Black Ops 4 and brings big changes to give players more options to earn and enjoy new content. It starts with players having more choice than ever.

BlackMarket_2.jpg

The Contraband stream in the Black Market provides a progression path to earn the items you want simply by playing the game. That means a ton of new ways to show off your personal style. Contraband items will be delivered through seasonal Operations, with each Operation delivering a new batch of content every couple of months. Operation First Strike delivers the first season of content starting today on PS4. These Operations bring a ton of great gear and items that everyone can access, including:

  • All-New Blackout Characters- New playable characters will be released with each new Operation.
  • Signature Weapons
  • Specialists Outfits - Cool customization content built around themes for all Specialists in-game; you can even mix and match the look of your character within outfit sets.
  • Tags / Gestures – Whether you’re taunting opponents or celebrating a victory, Tags and Gestures are a perfect way to express yourself in the game.

These rewards provide the ultimate way to show off to friends and express yourself in Multiplayer and Blackout.

Within the Black Market, there will also be limited-time Special Events which bring even more unique content to the game. Starting October 20 on PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later, players will have access to a free Halloween-themed Special Event stream with even more gear. That means players can earn even more items as they progress along the stream. This is the first of many Special Events that will be hosted in the future. But remember, get in and earn them while they’re available as they’ll only be around for a limited time.

Finally, there is Blackjack’s Shop coming online in November. This is the place to go for direct purchase of certain pieces of gear with limited availability. The shop refreshes weekly with a variety of Items and gives players another way to get cool content. 

The Black Market goes live today on PS4, with Xbox and PC to follow. Now, there are more choices than ever, and more ways to customize your experience.

For more intel about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/blackops4 and follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter.


 

Level 1

Thanks #PatheticVision always doing that for the community 😡😡😡

Level 1

Yall lame as ***** for doing this ***** 7 *****ing days #PatheticVision

Level 1

I know I am wasting my time by saying anything here as Activision couldn't care less about their customers, but locking a store (that you can likely spend real-world money in) behind exclusivity is completely ridiculous. 

Level 1

*****ing pathetic, ps4 gets something thats a part of the game while xbox and pc have to wait for a part of the game when we all payed same price, ***** off.

Level 17

***** the exclusivity *****. Terrible. Really garbage. Just like the split screen having around 10 FPS In all modes on the xbox one x. You really made the worst and most unoptimized splitscreen to date. After the good split screen in cod WW2, this is your best? Lol

Level 1

Still no Leaderboards & still no fix for the unlockable Reflex sight reticles not working on the VAPR-XKG. Not impressed!!

WOW!!! Do i need to wait 7 days more for the full version of the game. Coll 2 weeks without awards for playing matches. Good job.

Yalls tears, such a wonderful taste. At least yall don't have to wait literallty a year like xb1 Destiny 2 players, so there is that.

Level 1

F**k you Activision. I guess my $130 is not as good as a PS4 owners money. I'll be sure to spend less from now on. 

Level 6

How about before releasing a patch with extra content, fix the game?

 

Right now, alot of people still can't play the game, random crashs, problems starting up the game and alot other things going on...

 

I dont get, why you guys work first in make game stable?

This is the dumbest thing I have seen from a dev/pub this year, and that is saying alot. So because I am on xbox I have to wait a week because of some stupid deal with the devil? good call Activision, release it on xbox the day RDR2 comes out. Just for the record, CoD isnt the game I will be playing next Friday. The vast majority of xbox players will be playing RDR2 so yeah you seem to have made a great decision picking that day to release this because of some stupid deal. This timed exclusivity crap is garbage and I have had it. If it still exists next year CoD I will not buy your game. I will speak with my wallet. 

I've played every COD since COD 2. MW2 was my all time favourite and still is. Sorry Treyarch. Smiley Sad

 

I spent $200+ in BO3 black market trying to get the "signature weapons" that should've been included with season pass and map dlc. I won't make that same mistake again.

 

BO4 has the potential to be one of the greatest COD games of all time. But, only if Activision/Treyarch wake up and start listening to their player base. 

 

I'm fine with black market offering cosmetics. I'm fine with the black market offering new emotes and specialist skins. 

 

Take notes from Overwatch. Take notes from R6. 

 

If you're going to release dlc other than cosmetic dlc, then at the very least, allow customers to pay a flat rate cost to obtain that dlc. 

 

Otherwise you're promoting underage gambling. Bottom line. 

 

If I want a weapon. I'll gladly pay $5-10 for it. That's how dlc should work. But I will never again drop $200+ for the "chance" of obtaining a dlc weapon. 

 

Greed.

 

Greed will be the downfall of this call of duty. 

 

I bought The Mystery Box Edition for Black Ops 4 on Amazon.us and because I’m from Greece and my account is based on EU, I can’t use my codes for the Black Ops Pass and the Mystery Box Edition Digital Content. I need new codes

Hi  if i look through the comments i mostly see negative stuf I actualy like the content stream you are going to provide us .i just have one remark  i am playing quite a bit now on the day that this patch is live but my progres is stuk on the first tier i dont know if you still need to activate it or what.I know you guys will fix  this but just letting you know thanks for the future content stream.

Level 1

I play on PS4 and I just saw the trailer for the black market and it isn’t even giving me the rewards. Why release the BM and not have it work. This should have been tested internally 

Level 1

This is why I dont even bother. Keep that console exclusive nonsense up and see what happens to your beloved IP. 

Level 1

The rewards don't even work so those of you not on ps4 you aren't missing out.

Level 1

not *****ed out a patch note! amateur team !!! take some examples on GGG a bit it will make you funny to see a team that does not take people for stupid !!!


@savant32 wrote:

Starting today, Friday, October 19, the Black Market is back - first on the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later. The Black Market serves as the one-stop shop for awesome gear and new ways to express yourself in Black Ops 4 and brings big changes to give players more options to earn and enjoy new content. It starts with players having more choice than ever.

BlackMarket_2.jpg

The Contraband stream in the Black Market provides a progression path to earn the items you want simply by playing the game. That means a ton of new ways to show off your personal style. Contraband items will be delivered through seasonal Operations, with each Operation delivering a new batch of content every couple of months. Operation First Strike delivers the first season of content starting today on PS4. These Operations bring a ton of great gear and items that everyone can access, including:

  • All-New Blackout Characters- New playable characters will be released with each new Operation.
  • Signature Weapons
  • Specialists Outfits - Cool customization content built around themes for all Specialists in-game; you can even mix and match the look of your character within outfit sets.
  • Tags / Gestures – Whether you’re taunting opponents or celebrating a victory, Tags and Gestures are a perfect way to express yourself in the game.

These rewards provide the ultimate way to show off to friends and express yourself in Multiplayer and Blackout.

Within the Black Market, there will also be limited-time Special Events which bring even more unique content to the game. Starting October 20 on PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow seven days later, players will have access to a free Halloween-themed Special Event stream with even more gear. That means players can earn even more items as they progress along the stream. This is the first of many Special Events that will be hosted in the future. But remember, get in and earn them while they’re available as they’ll only be around for a limited time.

Finally, there is Blackjack’s Shop coming online in November. This is the place to go for direct purchase of certain pieces of gear with limited availability. The shop refreshes weekly with a variety of Items and gives players another way to get cool content. 

The Black Market goes live today on PS4, with Xbox and PC to follow. Now, there are more choices than ever, and more ways to customize your experience.

For more intel about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/blackops4 and follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter.




Complete BS that PS4 gets the Black Market a week early. I could see getting DLC a week early but the games actual market place goes live for them first is ridiculous. Should have launched with all platforms. So glad I shelled out $99 like PS4 players to get shafted on something that should have been ready at launch for everyone.

If PC and XBOX players don’t get 2XP next week when we get the black market, I will probably be done with this game and with this company.

I don't know if it's just me but my tier won't go to the next one it like repeats and repeats 

to be crystal clear, if actual weapons, equipment, anything other than pure cosmetics come out of those supply drops, I will no longer buy ANY call of duties going forward, regardless of weather or not future CoDs don't impliment game changing content in supply drops in the future.

Level 1

***** YOU WITH YOUR *****ING EXCLUSIVE CONTENT CUNTS!!

Level 1

Why is PlayStation getting the black market before xbox a pc like what the hell we have to wait 7 days after them like what kind of crap is that we should all get stuff at the same time i paid 130 on this game to get a head start and ps4 get the biggest head start for free message me back and ezplain

Level 1

I have supported this game and above all Treyarch, for 10 years now, and I have always had an xbox. I remember when xbox had the rights to early content, but never did this happen. To ***** up with the production time, when everyone can quite clearly see, the black market was not ready for launch, only to then twist it to be an exclusive launch update, forcing all other platforms to wait 7 days is disgraceful. How can you honesty treat hardcore fans like this simple because they dont have the console thats paid you the most, its the fans you do it for, not Sony, sick and tired of this. This will be the last Call of Duty I spend my money on. Until this organisation realises its fans again;

 

The Black Market goes live today on PS4, with Xbox and PC to follow. Now, there are more choices than ever, and more ways to customize your experience.

For more intel about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, be sure to visit CallofDuty.com/blackops4 and follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter.....


Pile of penises 


Level 1

Do you not remember when Xbox had exclusive ***** before playstation. Quit your whining.. Playstation paid a ***** load of money to get ***** first. Money talks people. 

Level 3

and yet we still pay the same as plaguestation for the game. it was only dlc before now its event did those men with small penises at sony demand events as well. microsoft is a US compony like you support your own MAGA

Level 1

Activision you do shady business and I think others should do as I do and report you to the BBB. Enough is enough. I paid $228 after tax for the mystery box edition, & your telling me I should've bought a junky PS4 from a foreign company?

Level 1

I am happy to see cod not rushing into the micro transactions.  So far this has been a kick azz game and feel it will bring a lot of people back

Level 1

Delayed update for PC and XBOX. Very ***** netCode. No leaderboard for Blackout. We are all monkey who buy this. Smiley Sad

I've been on a grind and I want to know if the time I put in before the black market will count

Great, Black Ops 3 aids all over again. Crate guns were OP as **** in BO3 and the drop rate was ridiculously low. Make the guns balanced or improve the drop rate otherwise why even come out with a new game in the first place?

Level 1

Activision... The servers running at 20Hz needs to change asap. Lol. I didn't pay to play a game that can't run normal full 60Hz servers(the lag here is manageable or no existent) . The weapons an items need balancing(SUBMACHINE GUNS). Yadda yadda... Fix YOURS SERVERS.. pull the wool over everyone's eyes play yourarketing ploys.. the lag is unacceptable, and I don't feel like this is $60 worth of a game.. it's borderline unplayable..

Level 1

Come watch my COD black ops 4  stream https://www.twitch.tv/natalie268

Level 1

I love the game and right now but The time of takes to their up right now is just too big I've been playing for about 16 hours and only am at teir 9 like can you guys add challenges or like make the time you have to play next because I want to be able to get to teir 200 but I have school and so do a lot of people and a lot of people won't even make of past 80

Level 1

Sure love the COD points i got with my game preorder.. nothing to spend them them on, and actually the game doesn't even show i have any..

How do unlock the four black out characters?

Level 1

Everyone paying money to buy BO4 should be treated the same. You are just making your customers angry

Level 1

You are just making your customers angry. Everyone pays to play but some get special treatment.

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