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Black Ops 3: 7 Things You Need to Know After Christmas



If you opened up Black Ops 3 for Christmas, this is what you need to know about the game, including what to do if you run into problems, where to look if you didn’t get the game and need a deal as well as tips to be a better player. There was no Double XP weekend, and we may not see one until after New Years Day.

This is what new buyers need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and what you may want to know if you foundBlack Ops 3 in a package on Christmas or purchased it since.

Black Ops 3 is over a month old and there are already players leveling up to Master Prestige and to the new higher levels. Despite some server issues, it is arguably one of the best Call of Duty games to date, and easily the best on the current generation of the Xbox One and PS4.

Read: Black Ops 3 Weapons Changes Arrive Before Christmas

In the days after Christmas we saw a lot of new players flood the servers and many of them ran into issues and many others received a rough welcome from seasoned players who used the lack of wallrunning and specialist power knowledge to wipe the floor with what many called Christmas Noobs.

What you need to know if you are giving or getting Black Ops 3 for Christmas.

What you need to know if you are giving or getting Black Ops 3 for Christmas.

Whether you are looking at buying Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for yourself or giving it as a gift this holiday season, there are some things you should remember to maximize the fun and minimize the time spent waiting for the game to install and for updates to download.

This is the information you need to know if you received the game as a gift or if you are buying it this week with your holiday cash. We’ll help you save, solve problems and offer tips on important details.

Skipping Christmas, But Hoping for Black Ops 3 Double XP New Year Treat

Skipping Christmas, But Hoping for Black Ops 3 Double XP New Year Treat

There is no Christmas Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend, to help you level up faster. Although there is always hope for a New Years Eve Double XP event to roudn out the time off of work and school, nothing is confirmed yet. 

Treyarch offered Double XP on Thanksgiving weekend, but so far there is no mention of Call of Duty Double XP weekend around Christmas that would allow new players to level up faster. With Double XP, you can unlock new weapons, Scorestreaks, specialists and tactical items faster.

Even without a Double Xp weekend, there will be a lot of new players, so you may be able to level up faster simply by taking out other new or inexperienced players. Don't forget to use our Black Ops 3 Guide to learn about wallrunning and other tips.




  1. Louiserchiesa

    12/23/2015 at 5:58 am

    0=9my best friend’s half-sister makes $87 /hr on the laptop . She has been out of a job for eight months but last month her check was $16467 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
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    • Chris

      01/07/2016 at 11:26 pm

      Shut the helll up!!! No one cares about your sluts sister. Scam!!!

  2. Clayton

    12/25/2015 at 8:11 pm

    Lost connection to host. That’s what it says for me. How do I play the game?!?!?

  3. Brandon

    12/25/2015 at 11:15 pm

    My sound don’t work on PS3, how can I fix it?

    • Dick

      01/19/2016 at 8:28 am

      PS3 SUCKS!!

  4. Garrett

    12/26/2015 at 1:47 pm

    It won’t let me do campaign mode on my new ps4

    • Andy

      12/28/2015 at 6:21 am

      Playing on PS3 very disappointed no single missions only on the PS4

  5. Brandy

    12/26/2015 at 7:21 pm

    Says I have to update on Xbox live to play, I don’t have Xbox live….now what?!

    • Jacob Leonard

      12/26/2015 at 7:50 pm

      You have to get it… it did the same thing to me on my playstation

    • yo

      12/27/2015 at 7:16 am

      it says online only on ps3 and xbox 360 disc

  6. Philip

    12/26/2015 at 9:09 pm

    It (ps4) won’t let us play (local) split screen on zombie or campaign

  7. Anthony

    12/27/2015 at 2:21 pm

    my black ops 3 wont start

  8. Robin

    12/29/2015 at 8:03 pm

    We played 3 players in multiplayer split screen once and now it will only allow 2 players. Why can’t the 3rd player be added?

  9. liam

    12/31/2015 at 6:18 pm

    i farted and didnt smel it what do i do

    • Xerxes

      01/01/2016 at 9:15 am

      Put your face further in your butt

  10. Christinerbruck

    01/02/2016 at 6:15 am

    2=14 my buddy’s step-mother makes $77 every hour on the internet . She has been unemployed for 10 months but last month her pay was $16929 just working on the internet for a few hours.

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  11. Lavette

    02/06/2016 at 4:29 pm

    To improve my playing in multiplayer online i play my nuktown and customize with bots. However when i get ready to chosse my class it will only allow me to use certain weapons sometimes. It has nothing to do with level or anything. But it will allow me to select my class then when game starts i have no weapon

  12. Chris

    02/20/2016 at 1:32 pm

    Hey Guys – playing Black Ops 3 when I turn on the game – it starts to connect to online service – goes to 100% then starts again – stuck in a loop – any ideas? tearing my hair out!! thanks!

    • Dan (TRAP Chimera)

      03/07/2016 at 8:23 pm

      dashboard and restart the game maybe? the game has a bunch of these errors on last gen as well it’s the only way to get around them sometimes.

  13. Winston David Harris

    04/23/2016 at 6:25 pm

    Completed prestige 3, but when I went to go to prestige 4 the message in the box said unlocked after completing level 35

  14. Cobrati Musch

    05/19/2016 at 6:14 pm

    I do nt understand. My brother, son and I played on Multilayer a few time and now it won’t let us play with 3 people, only two, help please

  15. jaxson

    05/29/2016 at 7:33 am

    When ever i join a game my connection jumps all the way to 400 but its not my internet because i can run stuff on my computer just fine. HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

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