Black Ops 4 is leaning fully into multiplayer this year, stripping its single-player campaign completely, and offering a more robust Zombies Mode, and a battle royale romp in its place. A lot has changed with the Multiplayer Mode this year as well, with a renewed emphasis on Specialists and abilities.There’s more choice than ever when building your loadout, with Perks, Attachments, Equipment and Wildcards all on the table. Wildcards are what we’re focusing on here. They’re an often overlooked add-on, but one that’s definitely worth highlighting. In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Wildcards Guide, we’ll list all of the Wildcards in Black Ops 4 alongside a description of what they do. We’ll also render our thoughts on what the best Wildcards are in Black Ops 4. Let’s get started.
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What Do Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Wildcards Do
Wildcards allow you make further changes to your loadout in Black Ops 4. They offer small tweaks that have the potential to make significant improvements to your game. They unlock new attachment slots, allow you a larger pool of Perks to choose from, and unlock the all-powerful Operator Mods. Wildcards are found in your Gear menu, and are separate from Perks and Attachments. We’ve included everything you need to know below.
Black Ops 4 Wildcards list
There are eight Wildcards to choose from in Black Ops 4. Each one does something different, adding an extra dimension to your loadout. We’ve listed all of the Black Ops 4 Wildcards below, alongside a brief description of what each one does.
|Overkill||Replace secondary with any primary not in use|
|Primary Gunfighter 1/2/3||Unlocks 1 additional attachment slot for your primary weapon|
|Primary Operator Mod||Unlocks the Operator Mod slot for your primary weapon|
|Underkill||Replaces primary with any secondary not in use|
|Secondary Gunfighter 1/2/3||Unlocks 1 additional attachment slot for your secondary weapon|
|Secondary Operator Mod||Unlocks the Operator Mod slot for your secondary weapon|
|Gluttony 1/2/3||Use all three perk slots to select perks from Perk 1/2/3|
|Greed 1/2/3||Take a second Perk 1/2/3|
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Best Wildcards
Wildcards have the potential to give your loadouts a little extra bit of stopping power, depending on which ones you use. And while everyone will no doubt have their favorites, there are a few that are a hell of a lot more useful than the rest. We’ve listed these best Black Ops 4 Wildcards below:
- Gluttony 1/2/3 - this Wildcard allows you to choose from the full range of Perks when assigning to slots 1, 2, and 3. This is incredibly useful, allowing you to stack up the best Perks in the game without any limit on which ones can go where.
- Primary Operator Mod - as it stands, Operator Mods are very powerful. You’ll need this Wildcard to equip them though, so it’s definitely worth keeping in mind.
- Primary Gunfighter 1/2/3 - having an extra attachment slot for your primary can be a huge help, making it possible to stabilize even the most recoil-heavy weapons.
If you're looking for more on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, you can head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides Hub . For more specific help check out our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists - All Specialist Abilities, Equipment and Weapons guide, our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies Guide, our look at Black Ops 4 Operator Mods, CoD BLOPS 4 Killstreaks, the Best Attachments, Best Perks in Black Ops 4, and Black Ops 4 Best Weapons. We've also got detailed guides to the IX Zombies Easter Eggs and the Voyage of Despair Easter Eggs.