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How to unlock Black Ops 4 Zombies characters in Blackout

Published: 7/Nov/2018 1:23 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 18:23

by Wyatt Donigan


Black Ops 4 Zombies fans might have a reason to dive into Blackout now that the characters have been released for the game’s battle royale mode.

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Simply going for wins in Blackout isn’t all that players can do as Treyarch have included challenge sets that unlock special characters to use in the mode.

The Specialists from the Multiplayer mode were the first to be included, but now the Zombies characters have been added to the mix with the massive November 6 update, giving players even more to unlock.

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Unlike the Specialists challenges, none of these require that players finish the game in a certain placing, which gives the impression that they could be easier.


All of these challenges deal with zombies and the brand-new Blightfather boss found in the Graveyard portion of the map, though, meaning that players have to risk being killed by both the zombies or enemy players to acquire the necessary items.

You can find all the requirements needed for each character down below.

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Unlocking Scarlett requires finding the Racing Goggles & Scarf item by killing and looting a zombie or the Blightfather in the Graveyard.

Once the item is acquired, you must find a vehicle and kill a player with that vehicle before finishing the match with the Racing Goggles & Scarf in your inventory.



Acquiring Diego is probably the easiest of all these character challenges as it involves a simple act that most players do every match.

You must first find the Comic Book item by killing a zombie or the Blightfather and looting their body.

Once you have the item in hand, you have to secure a kill or down with a headshot. Then you simply need to finish the match with the Comic book in your inventory and Diego is yours. 

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This is where the challenges start to get a bit tougher as Shaw is one of the hardest in the game to obtain.


For this challenge, not only do you need the Alchemy Set item that drops from zombies and the Blightfather, but you must pick up Wraith Fire or Acid Bomb pieces of equipment that can also be found by looting the Blightfather.

Once you have all that, you have to kill two enemies with Wraith Fire or Acid Bomb and then finish the match with the Alchemy Set in your inventory and Shaw will be unlocked at last.


Unlocking the French gangster Bruno will, of course, require players to really get their hands dirty.

After picking up the Mug Shot poster item from either a supply drop or the Blightfather, you must kill someone with a melee attack (Clean Up kills do not count!) and then finish the game with the poster in your inventory to unlock the character.


For this one, we recommend finding the Brawler perk since that will be essential to somehow picking up a melee kill outside of the early game when no one has weapons.

For in-depth guides on everything in Black Ops 4’s Multiplayer and Blackout modes, visit our extensive guide hub here.