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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC Beta Files Leak Seven Hidden Weapons

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, that is currently ongoing on Xbox One and PC, some PC players searched through the beta files and found a bunch of hidden weapons.

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The PC files appear to have contained the images of some never-before-seen weapons, such as the MP7, the Remington 870 shotgun, the Powerbolt sniper, the M27 Assault Rifle, and a couple of others. Each of the different hidden weapons can be seen in the screenshots after the break.

The MP7 and the Remington 870 shotgun are completely identical to the ones from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, so there is a possibility that these were just left in the game’s code or may just be placeholders, and may not actually make it to the final product. Also, during the beta, players were able to use the MR6 pistol in the game, but the files suggest that there is a dual-wield option too.

[UPDATE] There appears to be gameplay of the MP7 sub-machine gun in the PC beta that can be seen hereRead more »

Fifteen 4K Resolution Screenshots From the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is currently being played on the Xbox One and PC. From the beta on PC, fifteen 4K screenshots have been obtained, showing off the game’s graphics.

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The fifteen new screenshots from DSO Gaming provide a look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels), but also keep in mind that these screenshots may not represent the visuals of the final product.

Earlier today, Treyarch announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is being extended till tomorrow on PC and Xbox One, so fans will get a chance to play the game for an additional day. A few days ago, the game’s beta was opened up to everyone on these platforms, without a beta code being required.  Read more »

Treyarch Raises Black Ops 3 Beta Level Cap to 49 on Xbox One and PC

Developer Treyarch has raised the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta level cap to 49 today on Xbox One and PC for the final days of the beta.

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Earlier today, the developer updated the “Message of the Day” in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on the both the PC and Xbox One announcing that they are raising the level cap once more. Today, the cap has been increased to Lt. General (Level 49).

Participants of the beta can now unlock and access a few more items and equipment in the game due to today’s update on the level cap, such as the Combat Axe, Trophy System, Shock Charge, and the Scavenger and Dead Silence perks.

Source: Treyarch

Treyarch Extends Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta on Xbox One and PC

Like they did with the PlayStation 4, developer Treyarch are extending the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on the PC and Xbox One, giving players a chance to enjoy the game for one additional day.

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Developer Treyarch opened up the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta to all players on Xbox One and PC for a couple of days, so that even players without a beta code could try out the game and provide their feedback.

Even though the beta has been out on the platforms for five days, players have been asking Treyarch to extend the beta for a while longer, and it appears that they have been heard. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on both PC and Xbox One will be extended till tomorrow, Monday, August 31st at 10pm PST.

Source: Treyarch

Performance Analysis of Black Ops 3 Beta Shows 1080p on PS4 And 900p on XB1

Earlier this year, developer Treyarch confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will support 1080p resolution on PlayStation 4, but the studio wasn’t able to provide details on the performance on Xbox One at that time.

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Essentially, the developer said that more optimization was needed to ensure an acceptable native resolution on the Xbox One. Digital Foundry decided to do a performance analysis on the game’s beta on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to test the quality and stability of the game.

From the test, it was confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 demonstrated native 1080p visuals and smooth frame-rates around 60fps on PlayStation 4, just like Sledgehammer Games’ Advanced Warfare. Additionally, the game also featured smooth matchmaking with no connection issues, suggesting good overall stability.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 Zombies Prestige and Rank Emblems Found in PC Files

The Prestige and Rank icons for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s fan-favorite Zombies mode appear to have been found in the game’s PC beta files.

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During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, some PC players were able to search through the PC beta files, and in these files, one specific player, who goes by the name FineNerds supposedly found the Prestige and Rank icons for the Zombies mode.

Developer Treyarch confirmed that, for the first time, the Zombies game mode would feature its own XP Progression system in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. These Prestiges and Ranks found in the PC files could be a part of this system in Zombies.

From the different icons, it appears that there are ranks from Level 1 to Level 35. Like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, there seem to be similar emblems for some ranks, but featuring increasing “tick” marks. Also, there is an Emblem called the “Ghost Rank” that supposedly is the one if a player has never played Zombies.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 PC Beta Files Reveal Supposed Multiplayer Map Names

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, some PC players were able to search through the PC beta files. The files supposedly contained the names of the multiplayer maps in the game.

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Developer Treyarch has so far revealed a total of four multiplayer maps that will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Evac, Combine, Hunted, and Stronghold. Each of these four multiplayer maps was playable in the beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The PC files reveal names of thirteen different maps, one of which is Nuketown. Earlier this week, the Brazil PlayStation Store and some promotional material outed that the fan-favorite map will be coming back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but will be “completely redesigned” to complement the game’s chain-based motion system.

Below, all of the names found in the PC files can be seen. Also, make sure to note that some of these titles can be just internal code names that the developers use, such as “Ethiopia,” which is the code for Hunted.  Read more »

Treyarch Details Weapon and Specialist Tuning in Black Ops 3 Beta

During the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Treyarch has released a bunch of updates on the game, such as tuning to the weapons and Specialist charatcers.

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Earlier today, Treyarch’s studio design director, David Vonderhaar, posted the tuning changes on Reddit. The developer released the updates on PlayStation 4 during the beta last week and today on Xbox One. During this time, it is still to-be-determined whether the tuning changes will come to PC.

The update brings tuning to a bunch of weapons such as the M8A4, the Drakon, the Razorback, and also the KRM, among others. Also, tuning changes were made to the Specialists abilities and weapons, such as “Rejack,” and others. The entire patch notes can be seen below.  Read more »

Black Ops 3 Beta on Xbox One and PC Gets “Safeguard” And Level Cap Increase

Earlier today, Treyarch sent out an update to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on Xbox One and PC, adding the “Safeguard” game mode and another level cap increase.

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Like the PlayStation 4 beta last week, the beta on Xbox One and PC will see a level cap increase to Level 40. Essentially, this will allow players to access to a lot of more beta equipment, Scorestreaks (the Wraith and Guardian) and the Spectre Specialist character.

Furthermore, the update also adds another game mode to the beta called “Safeguard.” This is the first time this game mode is playable to Xbox One and PC players.

This is an “attack and defend” mode that will test a team’s ability to coordinate their action. The attacking team must escort a robot drone into the enemy team’s base, but it only moves when a player is standing next to it. The defending team can disable the robot by inflicting enough damage, causing it to shut down and reboot before it can be moved again. Teams will alternate between attack and defense roles, each getting one turn in each role . If one team wins both rounds, they win the match. If both teams win a round, it goes into overtime, which follows a similar format to Capture the Flag overtime.

Source: Treyarch

Latest Black Ops 3 Promotional Material Outs NUK3TOWN Bonus Map

Earlier this week, the Brazil PlayStation Store outed that the fan-favorite Nuketown map would be coming back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 this year and is going to be called “NUK3TOWN.”

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Today, some promotional material was leaked this morning further confirming that the multiplayer map is in fact coming back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and that it will be available as a pre-order bonus. The PlayStation 4 promotional poster for the game appears to be from GameStop, and states “Pre-order and get the NUK3TOWN bonus map.”

Even further confirming the map, the front page of the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 website was updated today to announce the bonus. The front page showed “NUK3TOWN IS BACK” along with a link to the trailer. The page was immediately taken down.

Treyarch and Activision may be getting ready to announce the return of the fan-favorite map as a pre-order bonus in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Stay tuned.  Read more »