The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta Begins
Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4 featuring the new maps, modes, specialists, weapon customizations and more for the upcoming Treyarch title.
“We have poured our heart and soul into making Black Ops III, pushing ourselves to develop the deepest and richest experience we could for Call of Duty players. We can’t wait for the fans to get their hands-on multiplayer so they can provide us with the type of feedback at scale to ensure we deliver the best experience we can come November,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. “With the new precision fluid movement system, the introduction of Specialists and an all-new weapon customization system, there’s a ton of multiplayer content in the beta and that’s just scratching the surface.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta represents a fraction of the full version of the game. Fans playing in the Beta can expect to play through three maps that will accommodate various play styles and enjoy high-octane combat that takes advantage of the new momentum-based, chained-movement system, advanced weaponry, new gear and much more. At least seven game modes will be unveiled throughout the Beta, including fan favorites and quite possibly a few surprises along the way. Plus, Beta participants will be able to play as two all-new Specialists in addition to the six previously revealed. The Beta also includes weapon customization featuring both Create-a-Class and Weapon Paint Shop functionality (Weapon Paint Shop not available on PC version of Beta) as well as gameplay progression covering weapons, scorestreaks and equipment (all progression will reset at the end of the Beta).
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will thrust players into a dark, gritty future, where cybernetics and biotechnology have given rise to a new breed of soldier. Empowered by Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players will assume the role of Black Ops soldiers that are interconnected, faster, and more lethal than ever in a new four-player co-op campaign and a completely redefined multiplayer experience.
With a new momentum-based, chained movement system that allows players to move fluidly through environments and maintain constant control of their weapon, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is packed with new multiplayer features. In addition to a new weapon customization system that lets players create unique weapon variants, Call of Duty: Black Ops III introduces the new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up to nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own unique look, personality, backstory, and devastating weapons and abilities.
The beta will be available for play through Sunday, August 23 on PlayStation 4 and will be available on Xbox One and PC starting August 26.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launches on Friday, November 6 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.