The first update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has arrived. It introduces changes, tweaks, and fixes across the shooter's three main modes: Blackout, Zombies, and Multiplayer, with Zombies getting the bulk of the attention in the form of a notable balance pass.

The update increases player health for Casual, Normal, and Hardcore difficulty options by 50 points, which should help you survive longer. Developer Treyarch has also made adjustments how fast you earn points and to the cost of shield repair/replacement, among other things.

Moving to multiplayer, the update changes the pre-requisites to unlock active camo on signature weapons, while it also fixes a bug that prevented Scorestreak kills from counting towards progress for some challenges.

There are a number of PC-specific changes and further information that you can see below, while all platforms also received changes to make the game generally more stable and less prone to crash. The full patch notes can be seen at the bottom of this post, as revealed by Treyarch on Reddit.

Black Ops 4, which beat Red Dead Redemption 2 to become the most anticipated game of the holiday in the US, launched on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It broke sales records for Activision and PlayStation. Keep checking back with GameSpot for our full review of Black Ops 4.

Black Ops 4 Patch Notes:

  • General

    • General stability and crash fixes across all modes.

  • Zombies

    • Gameplay Balancing

      • Increased player health in Casual, Normal, and Hardcore Difficulty in Classic mode by 50 points.

      • Balance adjustment to rate at which players earn points.

      • Balance adjustment to Tiger attacks.

      • Balance adjustment to Hellhounds (spawn radius, speed, and frequency).

      • Balance adjustment to Hellfire Special Weapon.

      • Reduced cost of shield repair and replacement.

      • Resolved an issue where some players experienced a crash in the Laboratory.

  • Multiplayer

    • Create-a-Class

      • Mastercraft camos can now be properly unlocked.

      • Adjusted unlock requirements for the active camo on Signature Weapons (MX9, Strife).

    • Gameplay

      • Prevented Scorestreak kills from counting toward progress in certain Challenges.

  • Blackout

    • Characters

      • Addressed an issue that occasionally prevented players from unlocking Ajax.

  • Blackout

    • Fixed an issue where Trauma Kits would occasionally not work properly.

Here are some of the hot topics we’re currently tracking and/or working on for a future update:

  • PC Crashes

    • We're tracking the number of these across several different configurations, and the team at Beenox is working to identify and fix these as they come up. Watch /u/TreyarchPC and @TreyarchPC on Twitter for PC-specific Black Ops 4 updates, and please be as descriptive as possible when reporting crashes (for example, “error code Negative 345 Sky Wolf”) and what was happening in the game at the time of your crash. Every bit of info helps the team track and squash these issues.

  • Map Spawns

    • We adjusted spawns in Domination in yesterday's update, and have seen reports of map spawn issues across other MP modes. We're investigating these now and will address as necessary in upcoming updates.

  • Progression Issues

    • We're investigating reported issues where some users have experienced a temporary loss in some progression stats, while others have reported Hardcore wins not counting toward Challenge progression, and/or losing a match already in progress counting as a loss. Our teams are on it.

  • Weapon Camo Issues

    • We've seen reports of instances where certain camos can cover up the Optic on your weapon. This is on the list for a fix in the near future.

Source: GameSpot