Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launches Massive Event, New Season ‘Operation Grand Heist’ Begins Today

Available First on PlayStation®4, Operation Grand Heist Delivers New
Content Across Multiplayer, Blackout and Zombies, Including a New
Specialist Making Her Black Ops 4 Debut, Huge Addition of
Personalization Items, Gear, Map Updates and Much More to Come

Black Ops Pass Owners Gain Immediate Access to Two New Multiplayer
Maps and an Exclusive Blackout Character, with a New Zombies Experience
Coming in March

Additionally, the Zombies Experience Classified, Previously Only
Available as Part of the Black Ops Pass, Available Now to Purchase as
Standalone Map

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strike it big in the Grand Heist! The newest seasonal event and
community celebration for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4
is available now on PlayStation®4, with other
platforms to follow. Titled Operation
Grand Heist
, the all-new season of content
features updates across the game, including a new Specialist, two
brand-new Multiplayer maps, new playable destinations across the
Blackout map, as well as a wide variety of personalization items,
accessories, new vehicles, new game modes and much more.

“With Operation Grand Heist, the team has packed in an
incredible amount of new content, and we can’t wait for fans to jump in
and check it out,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We love
the 1970s-style heist theme of this Operation, and the fast-paced action
that it brings to Blackout and Multiplayer, along with the brand-new
Zombies experience following in March.”

“One of our favorite things at the studio is creating new ways for the
community to play,” said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We set
out since day one to support Black Ops 4 long after
launch, so we’re delivering a ton of new ways for players to engage with
each mode of the game and we’re committed to giving fans new reasons to
keep coming back week in and week out.”

Operation Grand Heist’s free, new content includes:

  • New Specialist – Available in Multiplayer and Blackout, Outrider
    makes her Black Ops 4 debut, allowing players to silently take out
    enemies with explosive precision with her longbow, the Sparrow.
  • New Blackout Location and Updates – Drop into the roughest,
    toughest, and wildest new Blackout location, Ghost Town, which
    features two areas. Inspired by Standoff, an intense
    classic multiplayer map from Black Ops II, the above ground
    destination provides flanking routes that call for strategic
    positioning with long and medium ranged combat. Below ground,
    fans can also explore underlying caverns inspired by the classic
    Zombies map Buried, where they’ll find heavy duty gear amongst
    hordes of the undead. Additionally, Operation Grand Heist introduces
    a new Blackout mode called Hot Pursuit, launching on February
    22 on PlayStation 4 and other platforms to follow. Hot Pursuit is
    fast-paced and frenetic, and debuts three new vehicles – SUV, muscle
    car and PBR assault boat, all in special variants themed to Operation
    Grand Heist
    – as squads race to supply drops placed around the
    map containing high-level armor, weapons and grenades to dominate
    their opponents.
  • New Black Market Gear – The Black Market has been restocked
    with new weapon camos, outfits, gestures, and accessories themed for Operation
    Grand Heist
    . This includes notable weapons like the Rampage
    Auto Shotgun, Switchblade X9 SMG, and the Home Wrecker demolition
    hammer, all unlockable through the Contraband Tiers as fans play
    through the game. A new long-range weapon called the Vendetta Sniper
    Rifle is also coming later in the season.
  • New Zombies FeaturesOperation Grand Heist
    delivers new features to the Zombies mode including a new round-based
    Gauntlet challenge mode for the Classified map, along with a brand-new
    perk addition called the Ethereal Razor that substantially increases a
    player’s melee damage with area of effect and life re-gen for each hit.

In addition to the free content, Black Ops Pass owners gain access to
even more in-game content, available first on PlayStation®4:

  • New Multiplayer Map, Casino – A medium-sized map set in
    a luxurious casino in Monaco where elite thieves formed an elaborate
    plan to steal the winning racecars on display. Casino features
    high-intensity combat as players weave through buzzing slot-machines
    and topple across gambling tables. This wide-open space allows for
    long-range to mid-range combat with little protection from enemies.
  • New Multiplayer Map, Lockup – A medium-sized map set in
    a Los Angeles police station, Lockup was the site of an assault
    to destroy evidence that led to the headquarters of an organized crime
    syndicate. Fans can dominate the rooftop positions, bail out when
    cornered and tactically shut down areas with operational doors to gain
    the upper hand on their opponents.
  • New Blackout Character, Cosmic Silverback – Black
    Ops Pass owners will unlock this deadly Zombie silverback gorilla, an
    iconic fan-favorite boss originally from the Dead Ops Arcade from Call
    of Duty: Black Ops

Ancient Evil, an all-new Zombies experience, will
also launch in March for Black Ops Pass owners, with details being
revealed soon.

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 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and can
also be purchased standalone digitally or at participating retailers.

Additionally, the Zombies experience Classified, previously only
available as part of the Black Ops Pass, is available now for all
players to purchase as a standalone map. Classified features the
“Ultimis” cast of characters in a chilling, survival experience as they
fight the undead and investigate The Pentagon after mysteriously being
teleported there.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and
developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven
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The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense
Violence, Strong Language).

*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.

About Treyarch

Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to
create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game
fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio
behind the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series of games an
industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an
entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and
continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to
NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call of Duty®: Black Ops II set
world-wide launch day records; and Call of Duty®: Black Ops III held
the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1
console game globally for the calendar year. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
is the studio’s most recent release. Additionally,
Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly
owned by Activision.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading
global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision
maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, or
by following @Activision.

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