New Black Ops 3 Secondary Weapons
When you go to the secondary tab you will now see three new secondary weapons to choose from. These include a Wrench, Butterfly Knife and Bras Knuckles.
You need to unlock them from the Black Market, with Cryptokeys. You do not unlock them by playing and leveling up like other weapons.
Black Ops 3 Black Market & Cryptokey Changes
The December Black Ops 3 update adds a new option to trade in duplicates that you receive in a Supply Drop on the Black Market for new Cryptokeys. After upgrading you can see recent items you received and “burn” items for Crytpokeys.
Other users report that there are bonus Cryptokeys included in some supply drops and there is new Specialist gear that users can unlock in the Black Market. There are also now reticles in supply drops.
Some users report that the Rare Supply Drop has a better chance of delivering Legendary and Epic gear.
This may be preparation for an option to buy Call of Duty points that you can use towards Supply Drops, rumored to start on December 15th.
Quick Join Black Ops 3 Games
You can now Quick Join friends who are already online and playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 after both of you have this new 1.04 patch installed. This will make partying up simpler.
If you play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 split screen, the new patch reportedly delivers a better experience with better looking textures. The black bars are still there, but graphics look better. We’re waiting for official details or a comparison video.
Custom Game Settings
There is now an option to save custom game settings in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 so that you don’t need to recreate crazy game modes each time you want to play.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Patch 1.04 includes a new match counter in the create a class or profile area. We’re looking into this more, but it may show you how many matches played with that weapon or class.
Black Ops 3 Prestige Changes
With the nee Black Ops 3 patch there are a number of small, but important changes to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Prestige options and levels.
Once you reach Prestige Master you can choose your emblem and you can choose from older titles like World at War, Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2.
When you hit Prestige Master you can keep leveling up to level 56 and level 57 all the way up to 1,000 according to reports.
Black Ops 3 Weapons Changes
This update includes the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 weapons changes that went live as part of a hotfix last week and Scorestreak changes that went live at the same time.
Read more about the weapons changes and Scorestreak changes to learn about 14 weapons buffed and 8 weapons nerfed in this update.
Additional Black Ops 3 Patch 1.04 Changes
There are also some smaller Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 changes that you can see in the game. We expect to see more added when the official patch notes arrive.
While waiting for a game to begin you will now see the countdown from 10 seconds left in the Create a Class menu and in the options menu.
The special Nightmare Black Ops 3 campaign mode that previously unlocked when you beat the game is now available to play without completing the campaign story.
A frustrating dual wield challenge is now fixed, allowing gamers to complete the challenge that was essentially broken on the previous version.
Pressing Square on the combat knife does a flip. L1 prepares the knife for an attack.
There are new options in the Theater mode of Black Ops 3, including the Dolly Cam and a Highlight Reel.
Users who quit Arena too often will now face Probation, which bars them from rejoining for a set period of time.