Treyarch and Activision have officially kicked off Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Operation Apocalypse Z on PlayStation 4, and it brings a brand new specialist, new game modes, new weapons, map updates and a bunch of bells and whistles.
"Operation Apocalypse Z arrives July 9th on PS4, bringing the undead to the forefront of this season of content with events and updates that will occur throughout the Operation", Treyarch wrote.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer's new specialist is actually a familiar face if you've played Black Ops 3, and the experimental war robot is back with vengeance.
We're talking about a robotic Specialist that wields the Scythe, a high-damage dealing machine gun with explosive rounds.
Scythe's rapid rate of fire spreads a suppression status effect to nearby enemies, while his deployable Radar Shroud hides an area on enemy mini-maps.
As for the new mode, Sticks and Stones gives Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players crossbows, Ballistic Knives and Combat Axes and lets them duke it out in a Free-For-All game mode.
Sticks and Stones points are earned by getting kills, duh, with varying points and Treyarch wrote that successful Combat Axe kills can bankrupt enemies.
The new multiplayer weapons in the Black Market are the Reaver C86 semi-auto, one-hit-kill crossbow, a lever-action Argus shotgun from Black Ops 3 and Backhander, which is a Zombie arm that is a one-hit-kill gun.
As for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout, it's getting a few apocalyptic tweaks in the Operation Apocalypse Z, starting with The Haunting Fog.
"Two variants of the Blackout main map will be available: one that updates the traditional playlists (Solos, Duos, Quads) with a light fog and unique Zombies-inspired theming including a familiar voice at the beginning of the match; and the second, a limited time playlist aptly named “Quads Fog”, has similar environmental changes but with a much thicker and more foreboding haze", Treyarch wrote.
Also coming to Blackout is Alcatraz: Nightfall, the prison island in a much darker version that's been overrun by the undead.
In case you haven't noticed in the trailer, there are new playable characters coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and we're not talking Specialists, but M. Shadows, Russman and mister Machete himself - Danny Trejo.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies are getting a continuation of the Aether story in Alpha Omega. "Following the events of 'Classified' and 'Blood of the Dead', the Primis and Ultimis crews travel to a secret Broken Arrow facility at Nuketown. This gameplay space, which is 400% larger than 'Nuketown Zombies', features both familiar nostalgia and new elements", they wrote.
You can check out all the changes in Treyarch's blog here.