Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launches Massive Event, New Season ‘Operation Grand Heist’ Begins Today

February 19, 2019 1:00 PM

Available First on PlayStation®4, Operation Grand Heist Delivers New Content Across Multiplayer, Blackout and Zombies, Including a New Specialist Making Her Black Ops 4 Debut, Huge Addition of Personalization Items, Gear, Map Updates and Much More to Come

Black Ops Pass Owners Gain Immediate Access to Two New Multiplayer Maps and an Exclusive Blackout Character, with a New Zombies Experience Coming in March

Additionally, the Zombies Experience Classified, Previously Only Available as Part of the Black Ops Pass, Available Now to Purchase as Standalone Map

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Strike it big in the Grand Heist! The newest seasonal event and community celebration for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 is available now on PlayStation®4, with other platforms to follow. Titled Operation Grand Heist, the all-new season of content features updates across the game, including a new Specialist, two brand-new Multiplayer maps, new playable destinations across the Blackout map, as well as a wide variety of personalization items, accessories, new vehicles, new game modes and much more.

“With Operation Grand Heist, the team has packed in an incredible amount of new content, and we can’t wait for fans to jump in and check it out,” said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We love the 1970s-style heist theme of this Operation, and the fast-paced action that it brings to Blackout and Multiplayer, along with the brand-new Zombies experience following in March.”

“One of our favorite things at the studio is creating new ways for the community to play,” said Mark Gordon, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “We set out since day one to support Black Ops 4 long after launch, so we’re delivering a ton of new ways for players to engage with each mode of the game and we’re committed to giving fans new reasons to keep coming back week in and week out.”

Operation Grand Heist’s free, new content includes:

In addition to the free content, Black Ops Pass owners gain access to even more in-game content, available first on PlayStation®4:

Ancient Evil, an all-new Zombies experience, will also launch in March for Black Ops Pass owners, with details being revealed soon.

The Black Ops Pass* is included in theDigital Deluxe Edition, theDigital Deluxe Enhanced Edition, thePro Edition, and theMystery Box Editionof Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and can also be purchased standalone digitally or at participating retailers.

Additionally, the Zombies experience Classified, previously only available as part of the Black Ops Pass, is available now for all players to purchase as a standalone map. Classified features the “Ultimis” cast of characters in a chilling, survival experience as they fight the undead and investigate The Pentagon after mysteriously being teleported there.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven Software and PC development with Beenox. For the latest intel check, follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter, Instagram andFacebook. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language).

*Black Ops Pass (BOP) content is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for the game. BOP content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. BOP content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again. BOP content may be sold separately.

About Treyarch

Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind theCall of Duty®: Black Opsseries of games an industry-leading developer.Call of Duty: Black Opsset an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track;Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIset world-wide launch day records; and Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIIheld the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar year. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the studio’s most recent release. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision.

About Activision

Headquartered inSanta Monica, California,Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division ofActivision Blizzard(NASDAQ: ATVI), anS&P500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website,www.activision.comor by following@Activision.

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