UPDATE – October 31st: It looks like this has changed…Supply Drops are in fact back, but only for cosmetic items, according to leaks…more here.

Original Story from April 26th: 

Supply Drop Loot system will not be making a return in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Treyarch has confirmed to members of the press.

The Supply Drop system was introduced into Call of Duty by Sledgehammer Games with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare; players are able to earn (or now buy) Supply Drops and earn exclusive gear, weapon variants, and more in Advanced Warfare.

 

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  • Juses

    Furst!

    • Dr. Salim

      That’s cus you’re Juses.

    • Joshwoocool

      I am first in spirit

  • Joshwoocool

    I am glad about this

  • TheTripleJBrothers

    Totally different from supply dropss but worth it.

    • Dr. Salim

      Iv’e been waiting for a chrome camo ever since BO2, I hope I can get it.

      • Smayo

        Black chrome with emerald green…. oh man

  • Bolbi Stroganovsky

    They’re not going to pull a SHG like how they said they weren’t going to monopolize Supply Drops?

    • TheTripleJBrothers

      at least it is not Pay 2 win game anymore.

      • Daniel

        lmao aw is no p2w its gamble to win

  • Mick

    Yay fair play now!

  • Caleb

    I like supply drops, just not how they were implemented.

    • HenryDF

      They’re fun. They give you a reason to play. I don’t like how Advanced Supply Drops were monetised, and I know a lot of people didn’t like variants, but they added a new dimension to weapons.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        The dimension it added to weapons was not good, Why should we have gun variants when attachments are suppose to affect how the weapon performs? It was totally unnecessary IMO and was clearly used to make money and I get that (COD is a business) but I’ll never approve of it.

        • HenryDF

          It was used to make money. But why does that make the basic supply drops a bad thing?

          I don’t see what’s wrong with having a weapon already with the modifications that an attachment may cause. It gives you weapons that suit a certain playstyle and are supposed to be used in a certain way – what’s wrong with that?

          You’ve got the IMR Boar Strike for long ranges, the EM1 Polar Vortex for no ADS, the MORS Silver Bullet for “old man sniping”, the KF5 Breakneck as a bullet hose, then all rounders like the Obsidian Steed…it takes weapons and specialises them, and I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            You should be able to specialise a weapon by putting the right attachments on the base weapon, specialising it to your needs. Isn’t that the whole point of attachments.

            Selling specialised weapons is just unnecessary, cheesy and is a money grabbing tactic IMO. It makes the game “Pay for a chance to win” which is essentially a disguise for “Pay To Win”.

            I’m glad to see it gone in BO3, it means the attachments for the guns in BO3 are going to be viable. I heard you can make your own personal weapon variants in BO3 with attachments as opposed to being sold or waiting for loot weapon variants in AW, now that sounds good to me.

          • forrest1985

            Agreed! A long barrel would increase accuracy whereas a short barrel would increase mobility! Attachments should dictate stats not different variations of same gun

          • HenryDF

            Attachments do dictate stats in Advanced Warfare?

          • HenryDF

            “But why does that make the basic supply drops a bad thing?”

            Did you read my comment? I disagree with the monetisation of supply drops and I ultimately don’t care about it, but there’s no point ranting at me about it because it’s got nothing to do with what I said.

            You can specialise further with attachments and variants. Variants serve your needs as well as attachments. As I said, long range variants, high fire rate variants, all offering you a way to use the weapon on top of what is already available through attachments.

            And it’s not as if attachments in Advanced Warfare aren’t viable. I use so many attachments to boost my accuracy etc. Variants did not negate attachments. I barely ever see people using variants without attachments.

            A range buff can save you from having to use Advanced Rifling and allow you to go and use something else, furthering your weapon – how is that a bad thing?

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            That’s the problem, a weapon variant shouldn’t save you from having to use an attachment, it unbalances the weapon balance in the game. Having unbalanced weapons is a bad thing right? Right.

            Everybody should have equal access to all guns and the attachments. That’s how COD has always been and I can’t wait to go back to that is all I can say.

            Don’t know what makes you think I went on a “rant” lol might be my profile pic.

    • Drasadex

      Same, but it would’ve been better (to me anyway) if the weapons you got were only cosmetic, no stat differences.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Copying Blacklight. I like that.

    • Dr. Salim

      Blacklight Retribution?

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Yes. Except a little less in depth. Camos sound amazing though.

        • :D

          Not when you realize that there will be D*ck and c*nt camo’s everywhere

          • SoulTaker

            Not if they put a strong fist when it comes to shit like that in AW I’ve yet to see emblems like that either that or the PC community is more mature than the console community.

          • DedSec

            Of course!
            Less 8 Y/O players play on pc

          • SoulTaker

            You’d be surprised.

          • Smayo

            I think it’s the second option….

          • Random

            I’ve yet to see anything offensive in AW on XB1.

          • Smayo

            Could be, I haven’t played that game for over 4 months now so I don’t know about AW

  • Trippy Killa

    Thank Jebus

  • Naqash Liaqat

    BO3 looks and sounds like another version of Destiny. (I’m not hating on it)

    • Trippy Killa

      Destiny lol are you blind it looks nothing like destiny

      • Daniel

        Hand cannon
        Classes.
        Super abilities and special guns
        The robot guy
        The titan smash movement
        THe thrusters
        The guns

  • drjakeyoung

    Isn’t that the moors?

  • Guywithbrains

    I think here is how thrust jumps work (after watching Drift0r’s video): thrust jumps are not boost jumps. They work like this: Press jump button = you hop to the air normally > press jump again = thrusters activate > move analog stick to any direction = you “dash” to that direction while maintaining normal jump height like in classic movement system.

  • J4MES

    Great news but the Gunsmith/Paintshop will still be monetized regardless I expect so it wont really make a blind bit of difference.

    • Dr. Salim

      how’s that possible?

      • J4MES

        Create your own camo and then buy it probably. There is absolutely no way Activision will lose their income-rich revenue channels – they’ll just rebrand existing methods or find further features to extort as much money as possible.

        • Daniel

          They would release a neon camo and you could buy it and use it or you could buy it and use the neon effect as one of the 64 laayers for example

      • simple

        They’ll give you 20 colours.
        And release Space Kittens & Rubber Ducks as DLC layers.

        Or some type of layers that we will actually buy.

    • AlexK489

      I highly doubt it. Maybe they’ll monetize new emblems or things you can’t actually unlock through gameplay, or maybe even more storage space for all your Gunsmith Emblems, which in all honesty is ok, but i doubt they’re going to monetize such a genius system.

  • Juses

    14 mins until the BO3 live stream

    • Guywithbrains

      LongSensation claims it will include Black Ops 3 gameplay…

      • Dr. Salim

        will it be available on YT later?

        • Guywithbrains

          I don’t know.

      • Joshwoocool

        WHOOSH

    • Haydn

      which livestream?

    • Smayo

      What will be shown ? Gameplay ? Interviews ? I thought we only got a trailer today

  • Little sad. I Liked the Supply Drops just no the Overpowered elites.

  • XtremeK1ll3r
  • Juan Linares

    STREAMING BO3 http://goo.gl/68TsY1

  • Max Martinez

    Thank the lord.

  • Guywithbrains

    I thought this GIF deserves it’s own comment:

    http://i.imgur.com/sAAqmLI.gif

    • Oh god no, the remington is back, 3arc, stahp, pls no.

      I’ll be honest, when I use it I’ll be happy. When I get killed by it on the other hand >____>

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        CQC destruction inbound.

        • Alan Woodman

          its not as good as the remmington.

          also notice how close he is when he kills him

    • Johtoboy
    • jordanxbrookes

      Remington 2.0

    • ashneo

      you guys do realize that this is a shotgun right. for the noobs who cant
      spot anything getting all mad that this guys no-scooping are something
      no its a shotgun look at the spread for fuck

  • Ryumoau

    While i’m sad to see them drop the loot system, i’m hopeful that the new Blacksmith addition will add more longevity to the game. 🙂

  • TheTripleJBrothers

    the last question is will there be customizable scorestreaks…

    • No Customizable Scorestreaks. Kinda Sad.

      • TheTripleJBrothers

        🙁

    • The Flash

      as long as the scorestreaks are better than those in AW – those ones are terrible and dont last long at all

  • Owen Cernetic

    I guess that means with upgrade certain things as you level up your weapon.
    That’s great, because you don’t have to be limited to your luck and money to be powerful.

  • dplusj

    Good news. You should have to earn your sh it! Not get lucky in a package or just buy a bunch of them

    • Owen Cernetic

      Exactly

  • Joshwoocool

    http://www.twitch.tv/therace

    the livestream just started

    • Joshwoocool

      11K people watching also

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      No gameplay. Just talking.

      • Joshwoocool

        I know that.theres a reason it’s under gaming talk shows

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    Thank you Treyarch for not bringing back the scam that is Supply Drops. How pathetic, all these lame gun “variants” suck so bad. #FuckVariants

  • ScOott

    Thank god one down just SBMM to go ..

  • Michael:GodOfEWN

    And I thought exos were gonna be a problem.

    TmarTn: “You can go back 3 seconds if you get into a sticky situation

    GoldGlove: “THATS IN MULTIPLAYER?”

    TmarTn: “YES”

    Lmao that sounds 100x worse than second chance.

    • Drasadex

      Imagine getting quickscoped twice in a row like that lmao

      • Michael:GodOfEWN

        Oh great you reminded me of quickscoping. I can see the squeakers doing wall jumps into a 980 double yy crossbow fakie trickshot

        • Drasadex

          Sorry bout that, but you know it’s bound to happen at some point. :/

    • Aceshigh87

      Drif0r talked about it in his specialist episode. You can’t get killed and then go back in time to stop is from happening. Think of it more as a teleport than time travel.

      Let’s say you walk into a room and realize there are three guys looking at you. Normally they would shoot and you’re fucked. With this ability, if you hit it fast enough, you could back yourself up out of the door to before you went in and save your life.

      If they already kill you, too bad. It’s not so much second chance in that regard because it does nothing if you die, it can just help you prevent that.

      As another example, Dritf0r stated he used it once by throwing a semtex toward two guys on a hard point while he rushed it. Normally the grenade would have taken out them and him because he got too close. Instead, he threw the semtex, realized he was going to die, and smacked the ability before he did; thus it backed him out of the area.

      It still sounds kinda OP but it’s not like it’s an instant revive.

      • Drasadex

        That sounds OP as hell.

        • Aceshigh87

          I agree with you however it’s not as OP as being able to hit the undo button on death as your comment about being quick scoped twice implies. At least if someone kills you it’s not possible to just have that not happen all of a sudden.

          Plus you can only earn one of these maybe 2-3 times per match which isn’t really a lot.

          • Drasadex

            I suppose that’s not too bad.

          • VersaType

            It’s not that OP. Like Aceshigh87 said, you have to earn it overtime in a match. That and from what Drift0r said, it’s not easy to use. You have to time it before someone kills you (obviously). So if you can predict what’s about to happen, it can help you out.

            Another game called Overwatch has a character who can do this as well. The people who’ve used that ability in that game have said that similar things about it’s usefulness.

        • Ashton Cooper

          People also said the MAAWS was going to be OP in Ghosts.

      • Disapparating in CoD? WTF

        • Aceshigh87

          That specialist (Reaper) is Robotic and the ability is called glitch. Supposedly the MP takes place all in “simulation” story wise (which explains the ability to respawn) and being AI, Reaper likes to cheat the system by causing this glitching.

      • McToasty207

        Isn’t that exact ability in Overwatch? Seems Treyarchs borrowing from every multiplayer shooter.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Yeah, that sounds like a terrible idea.

      • McToasty207

        We’ll at least they have a beta this time to nerf OP powers

    • Daniel

      Lag is now a perk/ability them
      BTW if you suffer damage and go back your health will still be damage, if you die you can’t use it

      • Drasadex

        Lag switch + Glitch ability =

  • fdsfsaf

    IVE BEEN WAITING FOR COD TO DO GUNSMITH SINCE I PLAY GHOST RECON FUTURE SOLDIER

  • Good… no more of that DLC non-sense (which was probably the worse DLC ever in CoD history IMO).

  • iTYPE2ANNOY

    thank GOD!!!! fuck supply drops and RNG based bullshit

  • Black

    I hope that instead we get an ingame store to acquire cosmetics.

    • iTYPE2ANNOY

      why a store? why not just have it free for anyone with tons of customizations to choose from?

      • Black

        I didn’t mean “store” as in pay with real money, mostly like get CoD points and unlock cool stuff. 😉

    • Daniel

      CoD points pls

  • ScuffReflexRD

    many people will disagree, but I think weapons variants was not such a good idea, because it doesn’t make the game balanced. like that Speakeasy OP as hell

  • Daniel

    Arcengine knew nothing lol
    He said reznov would be on the trailer lmao

    • Tricky VIk

      “He comes back as AI, kidding, though that one picture of the soldier holding the swords looked like him.”

    • arcengine

      Never said reznov was in the trailer.

  • Max_Ukraine

    Bad news. =(

  • zack

    Good.

  • Elliot Speller

    good

  • getsuga embrace

    Lying so-on-so’s.

  • Johhny E

    Oh the irony reading this article today.. Everything claimed to not be there is there. Gotta love Activision’s dedication to greed. lol