We already had a good idea when the Call of Duty 2015 release date might land, but a new promotional poster for Black Ops 3 includes the first mention of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date.
You won’t be playing Black Ops 3 in the near future, but if you decide to pre-order you can get in to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta to at least try out the game early. Although we don’t often see Call of Duty betas, this new early test for Black Ops 3 could help Treyarch avoid the many problems that plague big games with online multiplayer components.
Here are the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date details, how to get in on the Black Ops 3 beta and what you need to know about where you can play the Call of Duty 2015 release.
We expect to see more Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release details in the coming days as Treyarch and Activision share new information and possibly the first non-teaser trailer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Release Date Revealed?
A new leak shared on Kotaku includes a promotional display from GameStop that includes a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date. If this is legit, you can expect the Call of Duty 2015 release date on November 6, 2015.
This is an odd date, because games typically arrive on Tuesdays and November 6th is a Friday. It is possible that this is part of a play early deal like we saw with Day Zero on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release in 2014. By selling the game early, the publisher may boost sales and a Friday could convince more people to buy on day one, to deliver more hype and prominence to the game.
The fine print on this poster does state that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is subject to change. Kotaku reports that this poster may appear in stores on Sunday as part of a pre-order boost.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta
At the top of the poster we see a tag for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta. We did not see a beta for the last two Call of Duty releases, but after server problems for almost every major online game in 2014 Treyarch can use this to test the servers and fine tune gameplay.
We don’t know when the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta starts, but the odds are good that it is still a way’s off. We could see an announcement at E3 2015 in June, when Activision and Treyarch should share more details. There is a rumor that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release will include PS4 extras first, which might include the beta.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PS4, Xbox One & PC
On the poster we see that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC. There is no mention of PS3 or Xbox 360 Black Ops 3 games, nor any mention of the Wii U.
This is to be expected as the Xbox 360 and PS3 age and the install base of the Xbox One and PS4 grows. The timing of the Black Ops release date also means that it will arrive in time for Black Friday deals and consoles arriving as Christmas gifts.
Charlie Intel states that Sony may deliver PS4 exclusive access to DLC. This would be a timed exclusive, not a full on exclusive, and it could deliver faster access to maps for gamers who buy on the PS4. We’ve seen similar deals with Microsoft on the earlier Call of Duty games.