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Black Ops 4 Pass And DLC U-Turn – Can Be Bought Separately

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Activision isn't doing things the simple way when it comes to the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Season Pass. By getting the ‘Black Ops 4 Pass', players can unlock a host of new content, but the way it’s been handled hasn’t gone down well.

The Black Ops 4 Pass will offer frequent content drops, including new zombie experience and Blackout characters. However, it will also include the release of multiplayer maps if you’ve bought the pass.

Essentially, Black Ops 4 forces players to spend extra money on standard multiplayer content (you get maps for free with the likes of Battlefront 2 and Battlefield) that you’d expect to get without having to pay extra.

Black Ops 4 Pass Confusion

Furthermore, it initially seemed that you could only gain access to the Black Ops 4 pass through buying one of the game bundles, and couldn’t buy it separately. Clearly stated on the FAQ section of the Black Ops 4 website it reads:

Q: Can I buy Black Ops Pass as a standalone product?

A: Currently, no. The only way to get Black Ops Pass is through the Digital Deluxe, Digital Deluxe Enhanced, and Pro Editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Black Ops 4 Pass U-Turn

This clearly doesn't seem like an error, and it now appears that Activision has done a U-turn. The FAQ has been updated to read:

Q: Can I buy Black Ops Pass as a standalone product?
A: Black Ops Pass will be available as a standalone offering at a later date.

Black Ops 4 Pass Upgrading To Get The Season Pass

You can also buy the Black Ops 4 Standard Edition from the PlayStation Store and then upgrade it for £25 to the Digital Deluxe, Digital Deluxe Enhanced and Pro Editions.

In terms of content you'll get when picking up the Black Ops 4 Pass, Activision has revealed:

“We’re redefining the digital content season for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 by delivering more content with more frequency. In addition to the release of multiplayer maps, zombies experiences and Blackout content, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 players can also expect in-game content and themed events, creating a robust content season.”

Black Ops 4 Beta

There’s apparently a Black Ops 4 beta coming ahead of the shooter’s October 19 release. This will be a private beta and no details have yet been confirmed, other than rumors that it will launch in August.

Incidentally, you can also get Black Ops 3 for free right now if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber.