Nuketown is a fan favourite… or is that a favourite of the Call of Duty developers – they sure do like to rerelease this map as a pre-order bonus!
This time however Nuketown has been renamed (in caps and a number) to NUK3TOWN. Instead of just dusting off the original with slight tweaks, the new pre-order bonus map has received a futuristic graphic skin and tweaks to its design so that it makes full use of Black Ops 3’s new momentum-based, chained-movement system.
Surely you guys are getting a little tired of Nuketown now?
Treyarch have certainly flaunted their new movement system in Call of Duty Black Ops 3, and now they have released a tutorial video that shows off the system in more detail.
As good as it looks, I can’t help but think that I’m seeing Titanfall in COD clothing. All the moves, mantles and wall runs look a little too familiar, which is fine, I’ve racked up hundreds of hours on Titanfall so watch out ha ha!
Call of Duty Black Ops III’s beta will launch for Xbox One on August 26 – one week later than PS4. The beta will include three maps that have all been developed with Treyarch’s new momentum-based chained-movement system firmly at their core:
And fan favourite modes return for the beta, so don’t expect any surprises:
Capture the Flag
Search & Destroy
The beta will also introduce Black Ops’ new class system – Specialists – which sounds a little similar to how Ubisoft are handling their classes in Rainbow Six Siege. There’s eight to choose from, each can be ranked up and comes with their own weapon preference and ability sets.
Finally, players will also get to experience the new Weapon Paintshop – an evolution of the Emblem Editor – customise the look of your weapon fully with 64 editable layers, I wonder how long it will be before we see a full penis graphic wrapped gun!
The Call of Duty Endowment initiative has launched an Omaze campaign with the support of Treyarch, offering a variety of Call of Duty Black Ops III rewards and a shot at the main prize – a trip to Treyarch’s studio to be zombified and appear in a future piece of zombie DLC for Black Ops III, you’ll even get a tour of the studio and have lunch with Mark Lamia, Studio Head at Treyarch.
Check out this awesome promo video from the man himself:
Each reward has a limited amount to be claimed, a bit like Kickstarter tiers, and includes a number of entries into the zombie draw, which closes on August 31, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.
Tiers start as low as $10 and go up to $50,000. Rewards include exclusive t-shirts, signed Call of Duty props and memorabilia, and a “walk-on” role in a Call of Duty live action trailer!
Check out their campaign page now for a chance to become a Call of Duty zombie, support veterans finding work outside of the forces, and of course, nab yourself a sweet bit of swag in the process.
Get your beverages on ice with the Juggernog fridge Edition – the centrepiece to Black Ops 3’s OTT Collector’s Edition.
In the past we’ve seen Night vision goggles and drones, but now there’s something that we might be able to use on a daily basis (I’m looking at you Neale – not that you need any encouragement) a full size beer fridge, well I say beer, it can store 12 330ml (12oz) cans – coke-sized cans.
The news comes from a New Zealand site who have the edition up for $289.99, with the contents including:
Fully functional mini fridge with lights and audio from the game
Perk-a-cola coasters and tin
Concept Art cards
The Giant zombies map
Three personalisation packs
Kind of cool, right? I guess the real question is, is this legit? Well, Treyarch did tweet linking to the below Instagram post, which does look about the right size of a mini fridge!
As expected, Black Ops III has jumped over to PlayStation. The game was mysteriously absent from Microsoft’s conference, although with such strong showings from Halo and Gears of War, it’s no surprise that Call of Duty has switched allegiances.
The deal will more than likely be similar to the one that Xbox has enjoyed over the past few years – offering PlayStation the DLC first and a beta, which starts in August.
November 6 is the new “Black” Friday, the next Call of Duty will be in your grubby its. The world reveal trailer has been released, a beta for pre-orders confirmed and a whole host of assets for fans of the series to drool over – only one question remains, “Will you be taking the Black?”
Queue the comparisons to other games – Destiny… Titanfall… Deus Ex… check out the reveal trailer below and make up your own mind – for me, I really like the look of it – fast gameplay with a reveal trailer that doesn’t dwell too much on showing off the grandeur set pieces that COD is renowned for.
As good as it looks though, with Battlefront and Halo 5 out in the same release period, COD will have to fall to third on my list – good job my birthday is at the end of the year – no prizes for guessing the three things on my list!
Now, let’s see if PlayStation announce any exclusivity in the next 24 hours – last year, Xbox waited 24 hours before unveiling their deal with Activision.
For years Xbox has enjoyed timed exclusivity on Call of Duty’s various DLC packs, but could this be about to change? CharlieIntel seems to think so. The points they make could just be coincidence but I for one wouldn’t be surprised to see a shift in power of exclusivity.
PlayStation 4 has a bigger user base.
Activision have already shown their hand by giving Destiny special attention on PS4.
Microsoft have Halo 5 coming out around the same time.
Could Halo 5 be the biggest reason that Activision might push their multiplayer shooter to a platform that doesn’t have a direct rival? My gut feeling is yes, so I’ll side with CharlieIntel on this and say this – prepare to see PlayStation take the limelight with Black Ops III DLC.
No doubt tomorrow’s reveal will tell us more in regards to the future of any DLC exclusivity.
I’m confused, am I watching the latest teaser trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops III or the latest teaser for Deus Ex? There’s certainly a strong focus on prosthetic limbs and super humans – luckily we won’t have to wait long for answers (hopefully), because the full world reveal premiers at the end of the month – April 26.