Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse detailed, hitting PS4 on April 19

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second downloadable pack, Eclipse, will be launching on PSN on April 19. As with its predecessors, the drop will debut for PS4 with PC and Xbox One versions following afterwards. Eclipse will come with four multiplayer maps—Knockout, Rift, Spire, and Verge—with one being a re-imagining of World at War’s Banzai. Details for each can be found below. A new Zombies entry is also in the pack, Zetsubou No Shima. The latest chapter follows the Origin characters as they make their way to the Division 9 facility in the Pacific—during World War II.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack launches on Steam

Activision has released Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for PC. The multiplayer-only download is even more streamlined than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III, and will be unlisted on February 29. The pack allows access to public ranked matches as well as Arena, Black Market, Freerun, Gunsmith, Theater, and Weapon Paint Shop. The download costs $14.99, and for those who end up wanting the complete experience, an in-game option allows players to upgrade to the full version.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Call of Duty: Black Ops III

” … a feature-rich, at-times surreal entry that has a lot to offer series fans, despite not always knowing when to say when.”

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Activision to boost eSports presence with Call of Duty World League

Activision has created a global eSports league for Call of Duty, the aptly named Call of Duty World League. The program is being set up to encourage casual fans to try their hand at competitive play and “provide a deeper level of engagement” for current professionals. The league will consist of two divisions, The Pro Division and The Challenge Division, with the latter providing an avenue for amateurs to win a spot at the Call of Duty Championship. Activision is ponying up $3 million in prizes and has set up a team to help facilitate the league leading up to and after its launch alongside Black Ops III. Full details can be found below.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 multiplayer beta extended until tonight

Treyarch has announced through their Twitter account that they are extending the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 beta through 10 p.m. (PST) tonight. They also added and adjusted several items during the weekend. The Spectre specialist was added, as was a new attack-and-defend mode, Safeguard, and the level cap was increased to 40. Head over to their blog for more details.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is a go for PS4

The multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is now live for PS4. From today until Sunday, early buyers will be able to try out three maps, seven modes, eight Specialists (two of which haven’t been revealed), and weapon-customization options. For those that take part, a feedback form has been set up so that Treyarch can get an idea of players’ thoughts on the current state of multiplayer. Events are also planned during the period, but no info is as yet known as to what’s in store. To keep up to date on all of the events, keep an eye on Treyarch’s blog, which will be updated throughout the period.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta teaser, info released

Activision has released new screenshots and a teaser for the impending multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The beta is scheduled to start next week for PS4, and on August 26 for PC and Xbox One, and the trailer offers the first look at what’s coming. Some info gleamed from the teaser includes the planned availability of seven-plus multiplayer modes, three-plus maps, eight multiplayer specialists, and weapon customization. Specifics about the weapons, maps, and modes that will be playable will be released later today on Treyarch’s community page.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III bonus map The Giant gets new trailer

Activision has released some more of their Comic-Con media. The latest is a video for The Giant bonus map for Black Ops III’s Zombies mode. Fans might recognize the locale as it’s from an old favorite, Der Riese. The Giant will be available in all of the collector’s editions: Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies – Shadows of Evil revealed

Another gaming company making their mark at this year’s Comic-Con is Activision. The publisher revealed new details about Zombies in Treyarch’s upcoming entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III. During Zombies Panel, it was announced that the game will include Zombies – Shadows of Evil, a new narrative-driven survival co-op mode featuring Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman, and others. Adopting a noir-style theme, Shadows of Evil follows four characters (The Boxer, The Cop, the Femme-Fatale, and The Magician) as they fight to survive against an obscure enemy known as Shadow Man. The Juggernog Collector’s Edition was also on display, which will come with a Season Pass, The Giant map (a remake of Der Rise), and of course, a mini-fright modeled after the Juggernog Perk-a-Cola dispenser. Screenshots and pics of the different versions have been posted below.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer trailer released

A new trailer revealing Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s multiplayer has been released by Activision and Treyarch. The video demonstrates how the new movement system works in conjunction with levels designed from the outset to allow for maneuvers to be chained together during combat. Players also get a glimpse at the nine Specialists, who have their own abilities and progression system, as well as the new weapon-customization options.

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