The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is a just over a month away and we are finally getting confirmation of midnight Black Ops 3 release date events that gamers can go to to get the new Call of Duty game as soon as possible.
So far there is only one confirmed midnight Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date event, but there are a lot of locations you can go to if you want to be among the first regular gamers to play Black Ops 3.
If you already pre-ordered Black Ops 3 to get into the beta, you shouldn’t necessarily cancel and switch stores just yet.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date is November 6th, which is an oddity in itself. This is a Friday release, so the midnight Black Ops 3 release events are actually taking place on Thursday and on early Friday morning. Most games come out on a Tuesday.
Expect to see a variety of special events for the game, possibly include a Double XP weekend to kick off the release and make it easier to level up faster in the game. Users can unlock additional players and weapons by leveling up, so if you want a better experience there is an incentive to use these special events to unlock upgrades.
Here’s a quick look at the important details surrounding the Black Ops 3 midnight release events.
Midnight Black Ops 3 Release Date Events
At this point Best Buy confirmed that they will host a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 midnight release date event at many locations. The company confirmed that select stores will open on Thursday and Friday to sell the new Call of Duty game.
Not Every Store Is Open
Before you make plans to go to your local Best Buy for the midnight Black Ops 3 release date event, you should use this tool to see if your store is going to be open.
Most of the participating locations are in larger cities, and not every store is open. If you pre-ordered the game for in store pickup, you may need to switch to a different Best Buy.
Not All Events Are at Midnight
The last time you stood in line for a new game a midnight release might actually take place at midnight, but that isn’t always the case anymore.
Shoppers in the Eastern time zone will need to wait for 12:01 AM on November 6th, but other users can buy the game at the second the clock hits 12:01 AM Eastern.
This means Best Buy locations in Pacific, Mountain and Central can play at the following times;
- 9:01 p.m. PT
- 10:01 p.m. MT
- 11:01 p.m. CT
These are on Thursday, not on Friday November 6th.
Expect More Black Ops 3 Release Events
The odds are very good that other stores will announce midnight Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date events in the coming month.
GameStop typically announces these events much closer to the release date for the game and the great news is that typically more GameStop locations host events.
In smaller Best Buy markets where the store doesn’t stay open, we typically still see at least one GameStop open for the event.
Midnight Digital Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Release
If you want to be one of the first to play, but you cannot go to an event in person, or simply want to play as soon as the game comes out without driving home, you can buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 digitally and start playing at 12:01 AM Eastern.
When you buy the digital Black Ops 3 release for Xbox One or PS4 you can download the game before the release date so that you can start playing as soon as the clock hits 12:01 AM Eastern on November 6th.