Shamrock & Awe Blackout Updates

by Call of Duty Staff on March 21, 2019

Shamrock & Awe is live! This limited-time event kicks off with two free gifts for everybody who logs in: a themed gesture and calling card. These Shamrock-themed items are just the beginning. Read on for all the details of everything new coming to Blackout for the event.

Blackout
Hardcore – Hardcore Blackout tests your tactics in new and exciting ways. There’s no heads-up display – so you’ll have very limited information as you battle to the final collapse. It’s just you, your wits and whatever you can find. This makes for a tense, tactical experience that makes finishing on top all the more rewarding. Not only that, but there’s more new features in Blackout as well:
New weapons – Implement a scorched earth policy when you pick up Firebreak’s flame-throwing Purifier. Plus, keep an eye out for purple-colored Operator Weapons that introduce powerful Operator Mods enhancing the base capabilities of these weapons.
New vehicles – If you enjoyed Hot Pursuit as much as we did, you’ll be happy to know that the Muscle Car and SUV now spawn in regular Blackout matches. Although we enjoyed the features, their special abilities have been removed. No intel-gathering abilities, just the speed of the Muscle Car and the spacious comfort of the SUV.
Shamrock & Awe themed content – There are a few extra ways to earn rewards during this event. First, look for pots o’ gold scattered throughout the Blackout map for a nice bounty. Not only that, the Homunculus is also dressed for the occasion. The Homunculus Leprechaun drops rewards, so find him and take him out before your enemies. Lastly, take a closer look at the eyes of the zombies before you aim… there are special prizes awaiting for those who can unravel this mystery.

The latest Blackout update brings spring colors throughout the map. Dynamic green grass and bright-colored, regional blooms remind us all that warmer months aren’t too far away as we furiously scavenge for a weapon. The early morning sunrise now casts long shadows for a bit of extra, natural intel. So, drop into a match and traverse this scenic-but-deadly terrain!