Black Ops 3: 5 Things You Need to Know Now

Here are five details you need to know about Black Ops 3 right now. Later this week we expect a huge reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 information, but there are some important steps you should take right now to make sure you are ready for that information and info on how you can play Black ops 3 early.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is in November, but Treyarch and Activision are full bore into the Black Ops 3 hype train with specific sessions at Comic-Con 2015 where we will learn about the new Zombie mode and finally see information about the Black Ops 3 Collector’s edition.

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Check out the latest Black Ops 3 details that gamers and fans need to know, especially if you really want to play Black Ops 3 early.

Play Before the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta

You can play Black Ops 3 early, before the beta if you are in San Diego.

You can play Black Ops 3 early, before the beta if you are in San Diego.

The Black Ops 3 beta starts in August on PS4, but you don’t need to wait that long to play if you are at Comic-Con or willing to travel. On the Activision blog, the company outlines the first chance that the general public has to play the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer.

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“What’s more, fans who didn’t get the chance to attend E3, will have the opportunity to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer at the PlayStation Road to Greatness tour bus.”

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From Thursday July 9th to the end of the day Saturday July 11th the PlayStation Road to Greatness tour bus will be across from the convention center at 450 Second Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101 for fans to play Black Ops 3 early.

Black Ops 3 Zombies Details Coming

The biggest part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Comic-Con experience is a Black Ops 3 Zombies reveal trailer with a big cast and a lot of new information about the Zombies mode.

Comic-Con attendees who are at the event will be able to get limited edition Zombies memorabilia that will not be sold anywhere else.

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Starting Thursday anyone in San Diego can experience the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Escape Room Challenge, even if you aren’t attending Comic-Con. Activision describes this as, “Escape Room Challenge tasks groups of survivors with solving a series of puzzles in order to escape a locked room before time runs out.”

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Story

Treyarch isn’t revealing all the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 story yet, but the Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia and single-player campaign director for Black Ops 3, Jason Blundell, share some background with Polygon, about how the story ties into the near future and other interesting details. Blundell shares a small peice of information about where the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 story goes,

“When it comes to what we were going to do next, it was obvious in our minds that we had to go on to [Black Ops] 3. We had to go on. We have this thread and we’re moving through with these concepts. I look forward to the interviews after we finish 3, talking about the whole trilogy and what we’ve been talking about and what we’ve been doing. As we’re coming into 3, we’re playing with these ideas, these nuances, these larger concepts. It’s just nice that it can come to a place and all be connected to the previous two chapters. The first one being about corruption of man. Second one was more about the geopolitical landscape. The third one is essentially an extension of that world and a combination of the previous two.”

If you are curious about how the team reached the point in time that Black Ops 3 takes place and what the story can deliver you absolutely need to read this interview.

Expect a lot of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details this week.

Expect a lot of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details this week.

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Black Ops 3 Prestige Details

In March players received 15 new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare prestige levels, but don’t expect that type of treatment to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 prestige system. On Reddit David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director at Treyarch shares their opinion on prestige.

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“Hi,

We are not fans of adding Prestige Levels after launch. We wanted Prestige to have an end goal and off ramp. It’s why we gave it a name (Master Prestige) and removed the level icon when you hit it.

We do think there is a room to do interesting things to highlight a Master Prestige player that keeps playing that is NOT adding more prestige levels.

It’s designed, but not implemented yet, and I don’t want to put my foot in my mouth in case it doesn’t happen for scope or schedule reasons.

-V”

When a player reaches the highest level in Call of Duty they prestige, and can start the leveling up experience over again, while keeping an unlocked item available from level one.

Black Ops 3 Perks

Ali-A shares a breakdown of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 perks as they exist in the version he played at E3 2015. This breakdown will help you figure out which specialist you want to use and which perk matches your game style. The video is not of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but Ali-A does talk about each new Black Ops 3 perk to let you know what to expect.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 perks can give you an edge in the Black Ops 3 multiplayer and alter your style of play by giving you perks that make you more powerful, stealthier or simply adding an edge.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta: 5 Things You Need to Know (Update)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Dates

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Dates

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta starts on August 19th for PS4 and later on the Xbox One and PC. We don't know the exact PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta start date, but the odds are good that they will also arrive in late August. 

This is not a full version of the game. Although unannounced, you can expect to play Multiplayer on a variety of maps that will tests servers and weapon balancing. The beta FAQ states, "Specific details of what will be included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will be released at a later date.

We will learn more about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta start time later this year. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

 

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