Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Continuing the science fiction theme from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes place in the year 2065. Players are cast as one of the cybernetically modified operatives in an elite group of black ops soldiers. The game is divided into 3 main modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. 4-player co-op is available for the single player campaign.

Plot and location

The events in Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes place 40 years after the drone attack in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Due to the horrific results of Raul Menendez’s drone strike, ground combat becomes prominent once more, with human operatives working with bi-pedal combat drones and robots.

Elite soldiers come equipped with the DNI technology (direct neural interface), allowing them to employ cybernetic enhancements and command robots and weaponry remotely. The Player is one of these DNI enhanced soldiers who will be caught in the web of a conspiracy with John Taylor, a trusted ally, at the center of it all.

Eventually, the Player will have to confront Corvus, an A.I. virus that can take control of DNI users. Players will find themselves thrust into missions from Egypt to Singapore to the very heart of the digital afterlife called the Frozen Forest, before leading to a final showdown with the Corvus program.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III features seven multiplayer game modes: Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Demolition, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and Search and Destroy.

New features include the ability use Cyber Rigs and Cyber Cores. These cybernetic enhancements allow for different strategies and builds/loadouts.


The game also adds a new Nightmare mode, which is only available for the versions on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Here, players can replay the Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign mode but with Zombies as the enemies. The story is also slightly modified, featuring the narration of a female player NPC in a virtual void between life and death. The actual Players must relive the events that led to the zombie infestation.

Visuals and other features

Call of Duty: Black Ops III gives players access to T-Mode, enabling co-op players to have a visual layout of the battlefield. This provides threat assessment overlays and highlighters that pinpoint key locations and where assistance from teammates is needed.

Players can now see the lower body and the shadow they cast on the ground and on other surfaces. Another cool feature is the ability to customize their character’s avatar, with unique outfits and helmets.

By completing the campaign mission New World, co-op players can access the Safe House. This is a campaign-only feature that allows players to pause in-between missions, change their loadouts by accessing the Armory, check the Collectibles gathered in the game, and make modifications to their character’s face, helmet, and uniform in the Wardrobe area.

The Safe House in Call of Duty: Black Ops III also allows players to change or upgrade their Cyber Cores, use the Gunsmith and Paintshop features, check the Mission Records, access the Data Vault, or do a training program simulation called Combat Immersion.

Release Date

Nov 06, 2015

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Mature 17+: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 @ 1 GB / ATI Radeon HD 6970 @ 1 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 60 GB

Interesting Facts

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III uses a modified version of IW 3.0. Internally, it is referred to as simply the Black Ops III engine.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the first Call of Duty entry that has downloadable content. Beginning with a multiplayer Beta for Playstation 4, before releasing on Xbox One and Windows PC.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the first modern Call of Duty with an official Chinese translation.
  • On the PS4 version, the light bar on the player’s controller is orange at the title screen. This changes to yellow when the player has a Cyber Core ready. Picking up a power-up will make the yellow bar blink.
  • For the most part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign, the light bar will be yellow.
  • Upon buying a GobbleGum for the first time, the light bar will have the same color as the GobbleGum ball.
  • Being critically damaged in Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer will cause the light bar to flash red.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the last Call of Duty released for the Sony Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 consoles.
  • The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III were intended to feature a single-player campaign to include 2-player co-op. However, there was not enough time to meet the release schedule. Developer Beenox instead focused on the multiplayer features. As a compromise, the retail price for both was dropped by $10 and added a downloadable version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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Third/First Person

First Person

Game Engine

IW 3.0 Modified

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