The Black Ops 4 1.18 update brings Contracts, read the release notes here

Last week Trearch confirmed that Contracts would be added to Black Ops 4 along with them being rolled out to all multiplayer modes, and replacing the daily callings in Zombies. Now that rollout has happened courtesy of update 1.18. This update doesn’t add Contracts though but additional features as well. This includes a new Hacienda Twilight variant being added to multiplayer, sentries now being added to stashes and supply drops in Blackout, and more maps being added to Prop Hunt and Capture the Flag modes.

Treyarch also confirmed that the next chapter of Zombies will release on July 9th on PS4, following on directly from the previous chapters. You can read the full 1.18 patch notes below.


Black Ops 4 1.18 update notes


  • Contracts now available featuring 28 daily rotating challenges across all modes.

  • Hacienda Twilight added to rotation in Multiplayer.

  • Weapon tuning for the Daemon 3XB, Switchblade X9, and MOG 12.

  • Ballistic profiles changed to hitscan model for SMGs and pistols.

  • More maps added to Prop Hunt and Capture the Flag rotations.

  • Humiliation finishing moves added to Heist in MP and redeploy modes in Blackout.

  • Medals added to Blackout with new Merit rewards.

  • Sentry now available in Stashes and Supply Drops in Blackout.

  • New “Numbers” Death Effect reward added for completing an Outfit Mission in Blackout.

  • MKII Weapons now properly track attachment and camo progression.

  • Scorestreak improvements and fixes for the Drone Squad, Hellstorm, DART, and Gunship.

  • Improved matchmaking in Domination.

  • Featured Playlist updates on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

  • Blackjack’s Stash now available only in limited-time modes (PS4).

  • Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet added to Zombies with 2X Nebulium Plasma rewards (PS4).


  • Hard Mode Gauntlets

    • Hard Mode “Unsinkable” Gauntlet now available with doubled Nebulium Plasma rewards and Hard Mode-exclusive Medals and Calling Cards to earn.

  • Blackjack’s Stash

    • Blackjack’s Stash now available to find and open in limited-time modes.Players can unlock only one of Blackjack’s Stashes per match, containing Black Market weapons currently in the player’s collection.

PS4/Xbox One

  • Contracts

    • Contracts are now available in Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and World League.

    • Up to 6 Contracts to complete per mode in addition to each mode’s Daily Contract, for a total of 28 Contracts to complete each day.

    • Up to three Contracts can be active at once, including two player-selected Contracts and one Daily Contract for each game mode.

    • Daily Contracts will refresh every 24 hours. Players must complete their Daily Contract in each mode before the refresh, when a new Daily Contract will take its place.

    • Players can jump from mode to mode to complete Contracts in any order they like.

    • Possible rewards from completing Contracts can include:

      • Reserve Case(s)

      • Bonus XP in Multiplayer, Zombies, and World League

      • Bonus Nebulium Plasma in Zombies

      • Bonus Merits in Blackout

  • Maps

    • Hacienda Twilight

      • Alternate-lighting Hacienda map variant now in rotation.

  • Weapons

    • Ballistic Profiles

      • Ballistic profiles on SMGs and pistols changed to hitscan to create consistency with other weapon classes in Multiplayer.

    • MOG 12

      • Dragon Breath Operator Mod damage reduced to increase pellets required for a one-shot kill at long range.

    • Daemon 3XB

      • Now requires at least six bullets to finish off a target with full health (up from five).

      • Added a third extra magazine.

    • Switchblade X9

      • Reduced 6-shot kill range from 19 meters to 13 meters.

      • Reduced 7-shot kill range from 25 meters to 19 meters.

      • Reduced 8-shot kill range from 31 meters to 25 meters.

    • Ballistic Knife

      • Addressed an issue preventing players from using Dual Wield and Extra Blades at the same time.

  • Game Modes

    • Prop Hunt

      • Added Morocco and Summit to map rotation.

      • Addressed an issue in Prop Hunt where players could sometimes spawn inside of other players.

      • Closed an exploit in Prop Hunt where props could hide under the map.

    • Capture the Flag

      • Added Frequency and Jungle to map rotation.

    • Domination

      • Players will no longer join Domination matches that are almost over.

    • Heist

      • Added Humiliation finishing moves to Heist.

  • Create-a-Class

    • Addressed an issue where MKII Weapons were not progressing attachments and camos properly.

  • Scorestreaks

    • Drone Squad now takes longer to target players equipped with Cold Blooded.

    • Addressed an issue where players using in the Gunship could have their camera stuck in a non-functional state.

    • Addressed an issue where the Hellstorm would sometimes self-destruct upon deployment.

    • Addressed an issue where a player using the DART could end up seeing a teammate’s Hellstorm deployment view.

  • Miscellaneous

    • Addressed an issue where players could bounce far away from one other when sliding into one another.

    • Addressed an issue where Zero’s Ice Pick would not hack the Sentry or RCXD.

  • Featured Playlists (June 25 – July 2)

    • PS4/Xbox One

      • Capture the Flag

      • Endurance Moshpit

      • Barebones Objective Moshpit

      • Prop Hunt

      • Mercenary Deathmatch Moshpit

  • Medals

    • Medals now available in Blackout for in-game actions including reviving and assisting teammates, eliminating a Duo or Quad, taking down zombies, scoring a multikill, and more.

    • Players earn Merits when Medals are achieved.

  • Equipment

    • Sentry now available in Stashes and Supply Drops in all Blackout modes.

    • Sentry deals lower damage compared to its MP counterpart, acting as a nuisance/alert system in Blackout.

  • Humiliations

    • Humiliation finishing moves now available to use against downed enemies in redeploy modes.

  • Death Effects

    • New “Numbers” Death Effect now rewarded for completing Outfit Missions in Blackout.

  • Featured Playlists

    • PS4/Xbox One (June 25 – July 2)

      • Alcatraz Quads

      • Hot Pursuit

      • Solo

      • Duos

      • Quads


  • Featured Playlists (June 25-27)

    • Capture the Flag

    • Barebones Deathmatch Moshpit

    • Endurance Moshpit


Featured Playlists (June 25-27)

  • Alcatraz Quads

  • Hot Pursuit

  • Duos

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