Shamrock and Awe comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Will you need the luck of the Irish to win in this new update to Call of Duty Black Ops 4?  Coming as part of Operation Grand Heist, Shamrock and Awe celebrates St Patrick’s Day.

Activision have made the latest update available to Black Ops 4 players on console with PlayStation 4 owners getting the Shamrock and Awe update as well.

The update includes a Hellcatraz Gauntlet option, a new Stockpile Multiplayer mode and, most importantly a Hardcore mode for Blackout that many players were hoping for.

This event brings free new seasonal content to Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies, including new game modes, limited-time thematic updates, and some unexpected surprises. Here’s a look at what’s new:

  • Free Personalization Items

    • Visit the Black Market during the special event to receive your free St. Patrick’s Day Gesture & Calling Card.

  • Multiplayer: St. Patrick’s Stockpile

    • In this seasonal twist on Fracture from Black Ops 3, kill enemies to collect their shamrocks and deposit them at the nearest pot of gold to score points for your team.

  • Blackout: Spring Map Update + New Surprises

    • Spring has arrived in Blackout, bringing with it all-new lighting, a whole lot of greenery, and some… colorful hidden treasures. Follow the rainbow!

  • Zombies: Green-Eyed Zombies + Seasonal Easter Egg

    • May the luck of the Irish be with you against the green-eyed zombies that await in Classic Chaos story maps! Rumor has it they’re hiding a special new Easter Egg to discover at the end of the rainbow…

On Xbox the new maps for multiplayer, Contraband gets a Hurricane mode map and Casino is available in Hardpoint, alongside a host of other changes.

You can check all the updates on Treyarch’s Reddit page.  Check out our review of Black Ops 4 here.

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