Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 “Operation Dark Divide” Out Now, Will be the Last Big Update


The latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season is available now on PS4. This update is titled Operation Dark Divide and has a comic-book-style heroes vs. villains theme. The update includes new Blackout battle royale limited-time mode called Heavy Metal Heroes, which adds a cell-shaded visual effect, the final chapter in Black Ops 4’s Zombies storyline, a pair of maps for Black Ops Pass holders, and more.

Somewhat surprisingly, Treyarch has confirmed this will be the final Black Ops 4 operation, and it’s been strongly implied this is pretty much the end of the line for the game. This is a departure for Treyarch, who have traditionally supported their CoD titles well beyond the typical year-long window. But Treyarch is now working Black Ops 5 for 2020 (replacing a cancelled CoD title from Sledgehammer Games), so you have to imagine all their resources are being put toward that. You can check out the trailer for Operation Dark Divide, below.

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Here’s a rundown of everything included in Operation Dark Divide (click the image for full resolution).


Black Ops Pass Maps


  • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.


  • Added to core and hardcore map rotation for Black Ops Pass holders.


Map Pack Moshpit

  • Added new Map Pack Moshpit playlist featuring Lair and Launch.


Echohawk Dual Bore

  • Create-a-Class support added for the Echohawk Dual Bore assault rifle.


  • Create-a-Class support added for the AN-94 assault rifle.


  • Create-a-Class support added for the VMP submachine gun.


Limited-Time Modes

Heavy Metal Heroes

  • Quads LTM featuring new Tank vehicle, comic filter, thrust jumps, vehicle air drops, Flare Gun, new vehicle variants, ramps, infinite Grapple Gun, and new Hellion Salvo Operator.
  • Cel shading comic book visual effect turned on, exclusive to Heavy Metal Heroes.
  • Activate thrusters by tapping the jump button during a jump.
  • Acquire Tanks via air drop or by finding and firing a Flare Gun. Two Tanks become available with each collapse.
  • Mode-specific vehicle variants (ARAV, Helicopter, Motorcycle) feature new boost ability and unique visual designs.
  • All players are automatically equipped with a Grapple Gun with unlimited uses.
  • New Hellion Salvo Operator launcher comes equipped with multiple attachments.
  • Last Quad standing wins.

Wonder Weapons

  • Savage Impaler and Winter’s Fury now available in Mystery Boxes.


Black Ops Pass Maps

“Tag Der Toten”

  • The final episode of the Black Ops 4 Zombies Aether story is now available on PS4 for Black Ops Pass holders.
  • New Wonder Weapons: Wunderwaffe DG Scharfschütze and Tundra Gun.


Blaze Phase

  • Charge up and unleash to blaze a path through zombies in a direct line.
  • Available to use in all Black Ops 4 Zombies maps.


Power Vacuum

  • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
  • Spawns power-ups at a much higher rate for five minutes.

Secret Shopper

  • New Epic Elixir available in the Zombies Laboratory.
  • Allows players to buy ammo for any weapon at any wall buy location, including ammo for Wonder Weapons.


  • Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP now available in the Mystery Box.
  • Armory support added for Echohawk Dual Bore, AN-94, and VMP.


Dead of the Night

  • Addressed an issue where the Molten Silver icon would not appear in the player’s inventory when obtained.


Black Market

  • New 50-Tier Contraband stream added to the Black Market, including a new earnable Ultra Weapon Bribe and new customization gear.
  • New personalization items added to the Black Market, including new weapons, Mastercrafts, MKII Weapons, Reactive Camos, weapon camos, Blackout characters, Epic outfits, Weapon Charms, Death Effects, Gestures, Jump Packs, and more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Operation Dark Divide content is out now on PS4, and will hit PC and Xbox One next Tuesday (October 1).