Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

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A Call of Duty blog post has word that on May 30th they will offer the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack, a 30-day free trial of the DLC for the shooter sequel. This will happen automatically, so this post on Steam explains how to opt out if for some reason you don’t want to download all that. Here’s word on the plan:

Next week, starting on Tuesday, May 30 at 10am/PDT, we’re kicking off the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack for PC, a 30-day free trial that will give players access to all of the multiplayer goodness found in all four Downloadable Content packs. Furthermore, all of the MP maps will be added to all of the playlists.

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If you already own the DLC that you’re playing, you’ll get a 2XP reward. The deal is even sweeter for Season Pass owners, who will receive 2XP on all multiplayer maps. And those offers last through the duration of the 30-day trial.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoThe fourth and final DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Salvation, is available on Xbox One and PC starting today. Salvation is also available on PlayStation 4. Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. and developed by Treyarch, Salvation delivers the thrilling climax of the Zombies Origins saga plus four exciting multiplayer maps.

Salvation features Revelations, the finale of the Origins Zombies saga. In Revelations, this final chapter of the Zombies experience, Richtofen, Dempsey, Takeo, and Nikolai – having travelled through space and time – finally discover the identity of the mysterious Doctor Monty in The House. As the heroes face-off against an ancient evil, they must hold the zombie horde back in the ultimate battle between human and undead.

Salvation also includes four new action-packed multiplayer maps set within the ancient walls of a medieval fortress, to the dusty streets of an old-west town.

  • Citadel: Once home to a powerful medieval army, this ancient castle now sits broken and abandoned. Tight corners force close-quarters engagements, while the moat and drawbridge allows for unique player movement opportunities in this mid-sized map.
  • Micro: What’s better than a BBQ on a hot summer day? A miniaturised war zone that takes place on a well-stocked family picnic table. Navigate this bite-size battlefield for a larger-than-life experience.
  • Outlaw: Gear up for a showdown in Outlaw; a western-style re-imagining of the fan favourite map Standoff from Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This rough-and-tough medium-sized map brings classic engagements, flanking routes and strategic positions for long and medium ranged combat.
  • Rupture: The Call of Duty: World at War classic Outskirts is re-imagined as a high-tech facility, designed by a futuristic society desperate to repair the Earth’s atmosphere. Take control of one of the facility’s mechs to unleash a barrage of heavy machine gun and rocket destruction.

Salvation is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at a discounted rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Season Pass, which also features the three DLC Map Packs already released this year, as part of the discounted bundle.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoThe third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Descent is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, transporting players to four new multiplayer maps that span the globe and an all-new Zombies experience, Gorod Krovi.

In the newest, twisted chapter of the Origins Zombies experience, Gorod Krovi takes players to an alternate-timeline of Stalingrad in which they must face-off against a swarm of mechanised zombie soldiers and avoid hell-fire from aerial dragon assaults, all in the midst of a raging battle within the remnants of Nikolai’s motherland. Gorod Krovi delivers a harrowing Zombies experience, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay mechanics and an epic set of undead-annihilating weapons.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent includes four new multiplayer maps set in a cryogenic penitentiary, a Viking hamlet, a robot death-match arena and a contemporary reconstruction of an ancient Roman estate:

  • Empire: Fan favourite map Raid returns, re-imagined in this classic, medium-sized map as an authentic Roman villa, where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.
  • Berserk: A Viking village frozen in time enlists players to fight through blizzards, for control of the centre bridge. This medium-sized map features wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings and tight chokepoints.
  • Cryogen : Located far in the Dead Sea, this isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat and wall running attacks abound.
  • Rumble: Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanised warriors in this medium-sized map, which funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.

Descent is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at a discounted rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Season Pass, which features four DLC Map Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle.

For more information, visit the Descent DLC webpage.

call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoThe Giant, a remake of Der Riese, one of the all-time fan favorite Treyarch Zombies maps, is now available for a la carte purchase for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Giant was previously only available as a bonus, included with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Juggernog Edition, Hardened Edition and Digital Deluxe Editions, as well as part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Season Pass. Now, however, the map is available as a stand-alone offering for eager Zombies fans.

The Giant takes players back to a secret research facility of Treyarch’s classic Der Riese Zombies map, picking up the Zombies story with classic characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen and Takeo.

Additionally, The Giant is now available for individual purchase on PlayStation 3, with availability on other last gen platforms to follow.

For more information, and to view the “The Giant” Zombies Bonus Map Trailer visit the Activision Games Blog.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse is now available on Steam, offering DLC for the Windows edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the futuristic black ops shooter sequel. This second add-on pack adds a bunch of multiplayer environments to the game, and expands the included zombie campaign with more undead action. Here’s word:

“In the latest episode of the Zombies experience, the Origins characters head to ‘Zetsubou No Shima’, a tropical island where experiments with Element 115 have created horrors beyond belief. Battle your way through four stunning Black Ops III Multiplayer environments: Spire, Knockout, Verge and Rift.”

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Steam News announces everyone can play Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer for this weekend until Sunday at 4:00 pm EDT. Here’s word on the free weekend, the corresponding sale, and the game:

Play Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup Black Ops III at 40% off the regular price!*

Also, save 25% off the Digital Deluxe Edition

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer. If you don’t have Steam, you can download it here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 combines three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever. The Campaign has been designed as a co-op game that can be played with up to 4 players online or as a solo cinematic thrill-ride. Multiplayer will be the franchise’s deepest, most rewarding and most engaging to date, with new ways to rank up, customize, and gear up for battle. And Zombies delivers an all-new mind-blowing experience with its own dedicated narrative.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time

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A new trailer from Call of Duty: Black Ops III shows off multiplayer action from the Eclipse expansion coming to the PlayStation 4 edition of the shooter sequel tomorrow, and to Windows and Xbox One next month. Here’s word:

“Battle through four new MP environments that take full advantage of the Black Ops III movement system, including a martial arts tournament arena, a post-apocalyptic tribal compound, a future civilian sub-orbital airport, and a military rail system suspended high above an active volcano.”

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The Zetsubou No Shima trailer shows off the zombie chapter of the new Eclipse DLC that’s launching next week for Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PS4 and next month on other platforms. Here’s word:

“Following the events of Der Eisendrache, the Origins heroes find themselves stranded on a remote Pacific island, home to a secret biological research lab experimenting with Element 115. Players will face new terrifying enemies, devastating traps, and classic Zombies side quests to enhance the Origins narrative.”

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Steam News announces the release of the Windows edition of the Awakening DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Here’s a rundown on what it offers:

DLC 1 Awakening for Black Ops 3 with all new Zombies and MP content is available now!

The latest installment of Zombies picks up where The Giant left off, as the Origins characters head to Der Eisendrache on a mission to stop the zombie apocalypse.

Go guns up in Black Ops 3 Multiplayer, featuring 4 new maps: Skyjacked, Splash, Gauntlet, and Rise.

  • Skyjacked: A reimagined classic that retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty history.
  • Gauntlet: Plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch’s classic three-lane map structure with three distinct environments.
  • Splash: Set in an abandoned water park, an imaginative environment with waterslides, a lazy river and a wrecked pirate ship.
  • Rise: A Coalescence Corporation construction project catering to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover based combat.

Source: GamesRadar

You might question the need for news on the annual Call of Duty game – it’s confirmation that 2016 is definitely a year – but the circumstances that surround it do make the new shooter notable. Activision Blizzard has bellowed from atop Mt. Money to confirm that franchise creator Infinity Ward will deliver the “innovative” game, which should come three years after it completed Call of Duty: Ghosts – if we’re sticking to the usual holiday release window.

Ghosts was the last game released before Activision spread development of Call of Duty games across three different studios, and claimed that each would have about three years to put together something befitting the series (especially after the tepid reception to Ghosts). The first ‘three year’ game, then, was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Studios in 2014, followed the next year by Treyarch’s Black Ops 3. Activision says Black Ops 3 is the best-selling video game on current consoles, period, so that went well.

When it launches later in 2016, Infinity Ward’s new Call of Duty: No Subtitle Announced Yet will complete Activision’s first three-step run through the new development cycle – before it all repeats again. With over $15 billion earned from the series (including DLC) and 250 million copies sold so far, this cycle isn’t likely to break, even while other huge franchises are taking some time off.