Black Ops 4 April 2 Update Patch Notes Adds Free Access to Blackout and Alcatraz Map

Black Ops 4 Alcatraz map

With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Patch Update 1.16 Treyarch brought the new story chapter to Operation Grand Heist’s Zombies mode called “Ancient Evil”. The update also added Barebones game modes to the multiplayer and adds a new Perk Zombshell and Ricochet Friendly Fire on PS4. Today, Treyarch dropped a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update for April, that brings the new Alcatraz map for PS4 that will also be available on PC and Xbox One soon. Now, the Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode including Alcatraz map is totally free for players on all platforms.

The latest also brings Operation Grand Heist’s Zombies mode called “Ancient Evil” to all platforms for free. Notably, the Alcatraz map will be available for free through this whole month, starting April 2 and will be live till April 30th on all platforms.


Treyarch has also shared the full patch notes for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 2 update. Below you can find the summarised version of this update below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 April 2 Update Patch Notes

  • Blackout

    • New Alcatraz map now live on PS4.

    • Blackout Free Access now available on all platforms through April 30.

    • After Action Report updated to provide additional info after each match, including new Challenge progression.

    • Homewrecker melee weapon now available in Contraband Stashes on Xbox One and PC.

  • Zombies

    • “Ancient Evil” now live for Black Ops Pass holders on all platforms.

    • Server Pause now available for online private match hosts on consoles.

    • Splitscreen Pause now available for local splitscreen matches on consoles.

    • New Zombshell Perk now available on Xbox One and PC.

    • New Elixirs now available on Xbox One and PC: Suit Up, Dividend Yield, Talkin’ Bout Regeneration, Bullet Boost, and Quacknarok.

    • New Talismans now available on Xbox One and PC: Glowing Phylactery and Battered Dragon Scale.

  • Multiplayer

    • Barebones game mode now live on all platforms.

    • Barebones Moshpit continues as Featured Playlist on PS4 and added as Featured Playlist on Xbox One and PC.

    • Hardcore Barebones Moshpit, Stockpile, Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit, and One in the Chamber (Strife with Stiletto Operator Mod) added to Featured category on all platforms.

    • Various stability improvements.

  • World League Hub

    • League Play Events now span the course of the entire week.

    • Bonus pool is now spread out through the entirety of an event (no longer daily bonuses with rollovers).

    • Increased penalty for intentional teamkilling in League Play matches.

  • General

    • Free Weapon Crate with guaranteed free MKII Signature Weapon now available in the Black Market on Xbox One and PC.

    • Voice calibration setting added to PC.

The full patch note details can be found on the official Treyarch Reddit pages here.

Rizwan Ahmad
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