The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date bucks the standard of a Tuesday arrival, and we’ve learned that the game will also go against a long-standing Call of Duty release date trend as well.
The Black Ops 3 release date weekend is going to be part of a big event that allows players to get in more time right after the release, but there will not be a Double XP weekend.
We typically see a Double XP weekend when the new Call of Duty game arrives on consoles and PC, but David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director at Treyarch, confirmed that this will not happen.
There is still a chance that there will be Black Ops 3 Double XP weekends, but this is not happening on the days after the release date.
@owtoxic_ No. We are on record about this… and will talk about this more on the livestream today at 12:00 PST.
— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) October 30, 2015
One reason that gamers enjoy the Double XP weekends while playing Call of Duty is that the multiplayer system unlocks new weapons and perks as you level up. You earn XP in the game as you complete objectives and rack up kills. The better you are, the faster you level up and gain access to better guns, gun upgrades, perks and other weapons.
For casual players a Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend is an easy time to level up and unlock a bunch of weapons that would normally take many more matches to unlock.
One of the possible reasons that there is no special weekend during Black Ops 3 release date is that many players will be racing to Prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and Double XP may make that happen faster than Treyarch would like.
Gamers can still earn Double XP for Black Ops 3 Zombies mode through purchases of Mountain Dew and Doritos.
Huge Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Deal Ends Soon
There are a number of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 deals, but one of the biggest ends tomorrow if you want free shipping.
Dell offers Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS4 or Xbox One for $59.99, but includes a $25 eGift card that you can use on a future purchase. Gamers who want to get in on this deal and get the game on November 6th without paying for shipping need to order by October 30th. You can use this on a future purchase, but you will need to pay the full price right now.
There are other Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 deals including $10 rewards at Best Buy and a 20% discount for Gamers Club Unlocked Members. Amazon offers $7 off Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Prime Members. These two deals don't end until the release date.