A video released by Prestige is Key claims that an employee from GameStop has leaked promotional materials for the upcoming title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. These materials reveal A LOT of details for the game including an official release date, multiplayer information, zombies info, and loads more.
Here’s the video:
Pre-Order for Beta
The game cover design shown in the video says in large print at the very top “PRE-ORDER AND GET BETA ACCESS” this is awesome because we haven’t seen an actual beta for a Call of Duty game in a very long time. The only issue, though, is that the box also states that the beta is exclusively for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC platforms. This leads us to believe that Black Ops 3 is a next-gen only title, meaning no BO3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 players.
Official Release Date
Providing these materials are real and accurate (they do look very legitimate in our opinion but could very well be good fakes) they also tell us exactly when this game will be coming out. The box very clearly has the date 11-6-15 printed on it. So, if this is right, we can expect the game on November 6th. Sounds a bit fishy, though, because most Call of Duty games come out on a Tuesday. 11/6 would be a Friday.
According to the promotional pieces there will be new character movements such as thrust jumps, slides, and mantling abilities. The description also states that these movements can be combined for fluid maneuvering and you can have full control of weapons while executing these new moves.
Sort of similar to how Sledgehammer made a plethora of brand new maps designed to make use of the boosting and flying abilities in Advanced Warfare, Treyarch has created a whole set of new multiplayer maps that will better accommodate maneuvers like thrust jumps and sliding. It will be interesting to see how these maps look and feel during gameplay.
Another interesting new aspect that is supposedly going to be in Black Ops 3 is a specialist character system. PrestigeIsKey states that he believes this is like the traditional prestige system seen in most Call of Duty titles, but perhaps with a few extra perks. The promotional materials clearly say “allows players to rank up and master each specific character’s battle-hardened capabilities and weapons”. To us, this sounds almost like a class system rather than just a new way to prestige.
New Zombies Narrative
According to the materials there is also an entirely new zombies experience coming with Black Ops 3. This is essentially just a brand-new story line but the material does state that it will be available in full out of the box, not as DLC later on.
Another interesting bit revealed by these materials is that the game will feature a co-op campaign that can be played with up to 4 players online. Says this experience will be backed by the same servers that provide online gameplay for regular multiplayer and zombies.
DISCLAIMER: These details are NOT confirmed as true. They very well could be fake. Take it with a grain of salt. Everything looks pretty legit and most of the information sounds plausible, but until the official reveal of the game there’s no telling if this is 100% accurate.