Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Seasonal and Weekend Events Live Now

Treyarch brings some holiday spirit to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, launches a limited-time Blackout mode, and offers double XP and Merits for the weekend.

Between the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's first major content update on PlayStation 4 and the launch of the 1.09 title update, which is now available on all platforms, it has been a big week for fans of Treyarch's new multiplayer shooter. However, there is more for players to be excited about, as a slew of special and seasonal offerings are now live as well.

The first of these offerings is a weekend event that offers double XP for players competing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Multiplayer and Zombies game modes and double Merits for those that are playing Blackout. These boosts are available on all platforms until December 17 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Additionally, a limited-time Blackout mode, called "Close Quarters Frenzy," is now ready to play. In "Close Quarters Frenzy" competitors need to "outrun an even faster Collapse than usual," and they have access to a limited arsenal of weapons, comprised of only SMGs, shotguns, pistols, launchers, and melee weapons.

As with the XP and Merit boosts, this limited-time mode is available until Monday afternoon.

Furthermore, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's seasonal events have begun for those playing on PlayStation 4. This includes a Blackout Holiday Event, featuring snowballs, decorations and holiday-themed Supply Stashes, a Winter Event stream in the Black Market, and a Zombies event called "Winter Calling."

An official date for the launch of these holiday events on PC and Xbox One is not currently available. However, some players expect them to arrive next week along with the "Operation Absolute Zero" content update that went live for PlayStation 4 players on Tuesday.

While Treyarch has made an impressive amount of new content available this week, it is notable that only PlayStation 4 players are currently able to access a great deal of it. This release structure has been thoroughly established for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and is unlikely to surprise many players, however, the double rewards weekend may feel lackluster for those that are not able to apply them to the game's newest content.

More details on the these new offerings are available on Reddit.

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Published Dec. 17th 2018

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