Black Ops 4 Patch Notes for December 5th Update – Zombies, Challenges, Scorestreaks, Bug Fixes & More

On December 5, 2018 Treyarch released a patch for Call of Duty Black Ops 4. The patch focuses mostly on current in-game issues that players have been experiencing. The patch has fixed a lot of issues related to challenges not unlocking, challenge cards disappearing, and zombies challenges not being rewarded. Along with the bug fixes the patch includes some scorestreak updates.

Black Ops 4 December 5th Patch Notes

Patch Notes Summary

  • K9-Unit pathing improvement

  • RC-XD and Dart targeting update

  • Zombies update for Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer

  • CWL Custom Game fixes

  • Challenge fixes for “Got Rocks” and “Bring the Pain”

  • Stability fixes in MP, Zombies, and Specialist HQ

  • Zombies fixes for cutscene skipping and Bowie Knife Prestige on PC

Full Patch Notes



  • Specialists

    • Updated Nomad’s K9-Unit AI to address an issue that prevented Juneau from pathing to enemies under certain circumstances.

  • Scorestreaks

    • RC-XD

      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.

    • Dart

      • Targeting diamond now only displays for enemies in line of sight.

  • Challenges

    • “Bring the Pain” Challenge now properly only tracks EKIAs with Operator Mods on the Saug 9mm, MOG 12, Mozu, and VKM 750.

  • CWL Custom Games

    • Fixed an issue with displaying friendly name and health UI after the player died in the first round of CWL Search and Destroy.

    • Closed an exploit that could allow players to spectate the enemy team while playing CWL Control.

  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a Custom Game with Bots and Custom Classes disabled.


  • Gameplay

    • Addressed an issue where Aim Assist and Deadshot Dealer were not functioning properly for players who were not the host.

  • Stability

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when activating DEFCON switches in Classified.


  • Global Challenges

    • “Got Rocks” Challenge now properly tracks launcher kills in Blackout and Zombies, and should restore lost progress since this week’s 1.08 update.

  • Specialist HQ

    • Fixed a crash that could occur during Ajax’s Combat Training.


In addition to the changes above, we’ve also made the following changes on PC in version 265.45(57).


  • Miscellaneous

    • Restored the ability to skip Zombies cutscenes.

    • Players can now Prestige the Bowie Knife in Zombies.


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