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Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Nightmares” Trailer

Developer Treayarch have released a brand new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 giving a glimpse at the special “Nightmares” mode.


Players that complete the single-player campaign can get access to the “Nightmares” mode. Basically, this mode is an alternate version of the campaign that features the same missions from the main game but replaces all the enemies with Zombies.

It’s part of our studio’s DNA to launch a game with a few surprises – and we see that some of you have already begun to find your way to this one. If you complete the Campaign, you can access “Nightmares” mode and play it again in an entirely new way…but with Zombies.  Read more »

Secret “Nightmares” Zombies Mode Found in Black Ops 3

Based on some screenshots, there appears to be a secret mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 called “Nightmares” which fans can unlock after completing the campaign for the first time.


Basically, according to the screenshots, the “Nightmares” mode unlocks once players finish the single-player campaign. During this game mode, players can re-visit the game’s campaign, but this time, all of the enemies are turned into Zombies.

Details on this mode are scarce at this time, but we’ll update you as soon as we get any more information.

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Conan and Marshawn Lynch Check Out the Black Ops 3 Campaign

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Conan O’Brien take a tour through a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign mission.


Back in June, Activision announced that the NFL star has a role in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as one of the game’s villains. Lynch also appeared on the cover of ESPN Magazine to promote the game.

During the video, Lynch give Conan a tour of the ‘Ramses Station’ campaign mission that Treyarch first revealed at E3 2015. The entire video can be seen on the Team Coco website, although it doesn’t actually feature any of Lynch’s character.

Dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Different Tactical Abilities

Earlier today, developer Treyarch released a trailer giving fans a look at the Tactical Mode, Enhanced Vision, and Tactical Rig Enhancements in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign.


Basically, in the game’s campaign, soldiers are connected to each other by a Direct Neural Interface (DNI) and the four-player co-op campaign makes use of this technology with what is called the “Tactical Mode.”

Essentially, Tactical Mode, which can be accessed by the d-pad, lets the player tap into the visual stream of any of their teammates, offering a “visualized threat analysis of the battlefield.”

Furthermore, another feature in the game are the “Tactical Rig” enhancements that can be customized. Tactical Rigs offer skills such as longer jumps and sprinting times. See these features in action in the video below.  Read more »

Actress Rachel Kimsey Discusses Playing Rachel Kane in Black Ops 3

Earlier this month, EW revealed the entire cast for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s campaign, featuring Christopher Meloni, Ben Browder, Katee Sackhoff, Tony Amendola, and Rachel Kimsey, among others.


Days of Our Lives’ Rachel Kimsey sat down with ShackNews to talk about her character, Rachel Kane, in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s single-player campaign.

How is acting for Call of Duty different from your other work?

“The exciting thing about working on Call of Duty is realizing how much it’s all just acting. The way games have evolved is that the better actor you are, the better it makes the game. You have to do all the same work of caring about where you are, who you’re with, and getting the story across.”  Read more »

Abbey Brammell Voices Female Protagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Earlier this month, it was announced that actor Ben Browder would be playing the male protagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and today, it’s been revealed that Abbey Brammell is going to voice the main female character.


During an interview with ShackNews, actress Rachel Kimsey, who plays Rachel Kane in the game’s campaign said that The Unit and Jobs actress Abbey Brammell is voicing the female protagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

“I didn’t get to be there on Katee’s days… which was very disappointing as a Battlestar fan. But Abbey Brammell, who voices the female main character, and I are together a lot. I’ve been a big fan of hers since The Unit. But the funny thing is, I didn’t get to interact together on the same days either until the very end. But I’m a big fan of both actresses. They’re both extraordinary. I’ll also say that I got to read a few of Katee’s scenes, and she has a damn good role. If I wasn’t playing me, I’d want to play this one.”

Earlier this week, director of campaign and zombies Jason Blundell talked about the studio’s decision to feature a female protagonist in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Read the article here.

Read the entire interview with Rachel Kimsey on ShackNews.

Black Ops 3 Campaign Includes 20 Levels And Takes 14-15 Hours to Complete

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign is supposedly going to be the longest campaign to date for any Call of Duty title.


During a preview event last week, certain press outlets got a chance to check out the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign. Based on a video preview by VideoGamer, the campaign includes a total of 20 levels and should take the average player around 14-15 hours to fully complete.

For the most part, previous Call of Duty titles have been only around 6-8 hours long, making this the longest single-player campaign of any game in the franchise.

Earlier today, it was also revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is fully ditching the “archaic” campaign unlock system and that all the missions in the game’s campaign are unlocked from the beginning, therefore, fans can start the story at any spot, even the end. Details on the new system here.

Treyarch Discusses The Future of Call of Duty and Black Ops

Developer Treyarch spoke to IGN about the future of the Call of Duty: Black Ops series and whether or not the studio is going to ever go back to a World War setting.


Director of campaign and Zombies at Treyarch, Jason Blundell said that while the ending of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 won’t be as open as its predecessor, he believes that there are tons of more stories to tell in the series’ universe.

“We had multiple stories at the end of Black Ops II and people had different outcomes. Then we kind of picked an idea and that kind of connect into Black Ops III – I’ll leave that mysterious! But the end of Black Ops… hmmm… here’s the thing, I think there’s always stories to be told. One guy asked me if we were going to keep going into the future but the point is there are always stories to be told. That could be the future, that could be the past.  Read more »

Treyarch “Shocked” by Reaction to Black Ops 3’s Twitter Marketing Stunt

Developer Treyarch says that they apologize to anyone that was offended by the recent marketinging campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on Twitter that appeared to suggest that a terrorist attack was taking place in Singapore.


For those that missed it, the extremely-criticized marketing stunt featured a transformation of the @callofduty account on Twitter to the “Current Events Aggregate,” on which Activision posted out a series of tweets about events regarding a terrorist attack occurring in Singapore. At the end of it, they tweeted out “This was a glimpse into the future fiction of #BlackOps3.”

Because of this stunt, Activision have received a lot of criticism, saying that a lot of people could have mistaken this for an actual attack was taking place. Director of campaign and Zombies for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Jason Blundell sat down with IGN and explained his viewpoint on the situation.  Read more »

Black Ops 3’s New Realistic Difficulty is “Shot Once, You’re Dead”

Earlier this month, it was revealed in the game’s achievements that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign is going to feature a “Realistic” difficulty, one step further than Veteran. Today, Treyarch have released some details on the new difficulty setting.


Director of campaign and Zombies for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Jason Blundell, spoke to Xbox Achievement about the new difficulty setting in the game’s campaign.

“Then there’s the new Realistic difficulty level to take into account too. “[In Realistic] you have one point of life, so if you’re shot once, you’re dead. It completely changes the way you play the game,” says Blundell. “You all have to survive as a group. You end up respecting the level in a completely different way, and once gunfire opens up, everyone just drops to the ground, because if any one bullet hits you or a grenade goes off near you, you’re dead.”

The AI too has been entirely rewritten to “make independent decisions,” he adds. “We have more types of AI than we’ve ever had before.”

Read the entire interview over at Xbox Achievements.