The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date arrives on November 6th. Gamers need to take a minute and mark that on their calendar because it is not a typical release date for games. In a recent interview, the team making the new Black Ops game explains why the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is on a Friday.
Following up on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release in 2014, we are back to Black Ops for the 2015 Call of Duty release. Unlike Madden 16 which comes from the same team at EA every year, the company behind the Call of Duty games changes often.
The new team can deliver a new Call of Duty experience, which explains the excitement for Black Ops coming back, and coming to Xbox One and PS4 for the first time.
Instead of a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date in the middle of the week, TreyArch confirmed that gamers get to pick up the game on a Friday. The Friday release means players can spend more time enjoying it before work and school come calling.
Although unconfirmed at this point it makes sense that we will see some midnight Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date events on Thursday November 5th starting around 9PM local time. We may even see a nationwide Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release time of 12:01 AM Eastern, which would let gamers on the West Coast play at 9PM Pacific on November 5th.
Rob Kostich, Senior Vice President at Activision Publishing, shared the reasoning for the Friday Black Ops 3 release date. Kostich told Forbes, “We thought it would be really fun for the fans to kick-off Black Ops 3 on a weekend.” Also to deliver a fun weekend he teased the new Call of Duty game saying,
“The Black Ops series is the most played in Call of Duty history with nearly 100 million players to date. With Black Ops 3, the team at Treyarch is really taking things to a new level. There’s so much in this game across every mode of play. Campaign has been reimagined and can now be played cooperatively with your friends. Zombies, of course, are back. And multiplayer is bringing a ton of depth and new ideas to the experience. So giving fans as much time as possible out of the gate to experience all the game has to offer just made a lot of sense.”
One common theme for the first weekend of a new Call of Duty release is a Double XP weekend. In the interview, Activision did not announce any special plans, but it seems likely that gamers will get an opportunity to level up faster during the first days after the Black Ops 3 release date.
With Black Ops 3 we will see a new campaign mode that includes playing with four other players through the story of Black Ops 3. There is no exoskeleton, but there is a new movement option that lets users thrust, slide and jump in new ways. Of course, there is also a Black Ops 3 zombies option that adds new horror to the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Gamers can purchase a standard edition for $59.99, Digital Deluxe and a Season pass.
Gamers who pre-order the game gain access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta that starts later this year.
New Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Movement
In a 17-minute video we learn about the new Black Ops 3 movements from Charlie Intel and from other players, including one who played three of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 maps.
Weapons While Moving - Guns Up is a new option that lets you use your gun while things are going on, so you can keep firing while you play.
Wall Running - Wall running is like Titanfall in a way, but you cannot do it on all walls and you must approach the wall in the correct way. You cannot keep running on a wall forever. You can jump from wall to wall to get through maps faster. You are an easy target, but the areas where you run aren't in heavy traffic areas.
Thrust Jump - You can go to a specific height, but it is not like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo jump. Eventually you run out of power and drop down to the ground, but you may be in the air for about four to five seconds.