Kicking off January 15th (tomorrow), Treyarch have revealed plans for a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies 115 Day celebration event.
The event, posted on Reddit, will have XP bonuses and three new Epic Elixirs added to the game, as well as a series of tough-as-nails challenges. Appropriately named as Gauntlets, these 30-round challenges are designed to test the skills of Zombies veterans.
“Gauntlets in Black Ops 4 Zombies are curated 30-round challenges with unique rules for each round, kicking off with “Unsinkable” in Voyage of Despair.
Players will receive Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals and special tier-based rewards upon completing rounds 10, 20, and 30, as well as a unique reward (and bragging rights) for completing round 30 without failing a round. Players will also earn bonus Nebulium Plasma rewards when reaching each new milestone for the first time, so it pays to give every Gauntlet run your best shot.
Rules can vary wildly round-to-round, ranging from weapon restrictions and time limitations to area defense challenges with dangerous enemy modifiers, and everything in-between. If you and your crew fail to complete a round as instructed, you’ll earn a Strike. If you receive three Strikes, it’s game over and you’ll have to start from round 1 again.”
Additional Gauntlets with their own unique challenges will be released throughout 2019.
Elsewhere, the game will receive a new update, most notably overhauling the Blackout mode’s looting interface, which should make it easier for players to collect weapons, items and ammo from the environment. As well, two new limited-time modes are set to arrive as part of the latest update, with the details being provided tomorrow.
Finally, Treyarch will be expanding Black Ops 4’s multiplayer with a new set of featured playlists, as well as implementing a number of stability and quality of life improvements, fully incorporating the Elevation and Madagascar maps into the rotation for Black Ops Pass holders, and laying the groundwork for League Play (scheduled to arrive before the end of January).