Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Patch Update 1.16 Adds Ancient Evil, Zombshell and Ricochet Friendly Fire

Black Ops 4 Patch 1.16

Treyarch has just dropped a new update to its popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game on PS4. The latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Patch Update 1.16 adds new story chapter to Operation Grand Heist’s Zombies mode called “Ancient Evil”. The update also adds Barebones game modes to the multiplayer and adds a new Perk Zombshell and Ricochet Friendly Fire on PS4. The latest Black Ops 4 update 1.16 brings new weapon tuning pass in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies and also adds Stability improvements and bug fixes to the game.

Five new Elixirs and two new Talismans are also now available on PS4 with today’s update, including:


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Patch Update 1.16 for PS4

  • New Elixirs

    • Suit Up (Epic)

    • Dividend Yield (Legendary)

    • Talkin’ Bout Regeneration (Rare)

    • Bullet Boost (Common)

    • Quacknarok (Classic Whimsical)

  • New Talismans

    • Glowing Phylactery (Epic)

    • Battered Dragon Scale (Legendary)

You can check out the full details here on what each of the new Elixirs and Talismans brings to the game. You can also check out the full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.16 patch notes below.

  • General

    • Free Weapon Crate with guaranteed MKII Signature Weapon now available in the Black Market (PS4).

    • Weapon tuning pass in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies.

    • Reactive Camos now available on all guns (Gold camo no longer required).

    • Reduced potential max amount of flinch while not aiming down sights.

    • Fixes and improvements for Theater, Paintshop, and IU issues.

    • Stability and bug fixes in Multiplayer, World League Hub, and Zombies.

  • Multiplayer

    • Barebones game modes now live in Core and Hardcore (PS4).

    • Ricochet Friendly Fire rules added to all Hardcore modes.

    • XP rewards increased for several medal events.

    • Increased score for collecting an enemy dog tag in Kill Confirmed to 100.

    • Gameplay improvements for various Specialists, Care Package, and Tactical Mask.

  • Zombies

    • “Ancient Evil” now live for Black Ops Pass holders (PS4).

    • New Perk available: Zombshell (PS4).

    • New Elixirs available: Suit Up, Dividend Yield, Talkin’ Bout Regeneration, Bullet Boost, and Quacknarok (PS4).

    • New Talismans available: Glowing Phylactery and Battered Dragon Scale (PS4).

  • Blackout

    • Sparrow and EMP Disruptor added.

    • Escalating Collapse damage added to counter out-healing others in the final circle.

    • Added co-pilot support for the helicopter and the cargo truck.

    • Reduced glare in the Blackout map when looking toward the sun.

    • Home Wrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes (PS4).

  • World League Hub

    • Added ranks 21-30.

    • Ricochet Friendly Fire rules added for all League Play matches.

    • UI and Create-a-Class improvements.

The following updates are live on PS4, with other platforms to follow:


  • Game Modes

    • Barebones

      • Barebones added as Featured Playlist on PS4.

      • 6v6 with no Specialist Weapons, Special Issue Equipment, Gear, or Operator Mods allowed.

      • Equipment is now single-use with no cooldowns. Equipment is fully charged on each respawn.

      • Spawn Select disabled.

      • Both playlists include Team Deathmatch and Domination.

      • Core and Hardcore playlists available in the Featured category.


  • Maps

    • Ancient Evil

      • New “Ancient Evil” map added for Black Ops Pass holders.

  • New Perk

    • Zombshell

      • Basic zombies have a chance to explode when killed, leaving behind a contamination field that slows enemies and increases damage dealt to them.

      • Modifier: Players with the modifier are ignored by zombies while standing in the contamination field. Weapon reload speed is increased.

  • New Elixirs

    • Suit Up (Epic)

      • Player and nearby teammates get full Armor, which lasts until destroyed.

      • Instant activation.

    • Dividend Yield (Legendary)

      • Some of the points earned create additional bonus points for all players.

      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.

    • Talkin’ Bout Regeneration (Rare)

      • The player’s health constantly regenerates while moving.

      • Instant activation. Lasts 4 minutes.

    • Bullet Boost (Common)

      • Applies or re-rolls an alternate ammo type to the player’s current weapon (if supported). Weapon damage is not affected.

      • Instant activation.

    • Quacknarok (Classic Whimsical)

      • Zombies now wear a duck float with hilarious results.

      • Instant activation. Lasts 5 minutes.

    • NOTE: Quacknarok is a durable Elixir rather than a consumable Elixir.

  • New Talismans

    • Glowing Phylactery (Epic)

      • Start the match with an extra self-revive.

    • Battered Dragon Scale (Legendary)

      • Activating your Special Weapon gives increased armor, which lasts until destroyed.

  • Stability

    • Resolved an issue that rarely caused instability when signing out and back in on PS4 during a game.


  • Contraband Stashes

    • Home Wrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes.


  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash related to signing in and out of accounts on PS4.

    • Addressed an issue where players could get in a stuck state after switching accounts on the title screen.

Rizwan Ahmad
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