During The Race Live Stream on Twitch, Mark Lamia and David Vonderhaar confirmed that Theater Mode will be returning in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Theater mode was last SEEN in Call of Duty in Black Ops 2; it allows players to directly record, upload and share videos from within the game itself. It also allows players to take screenshots within their recorded clips and share.

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  • I’m so happy. In Treyarch we trust

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    Will there be Theatre Mode?

    Mark Lamia: “Dude, are you at Treyarch?…”

    Gotta love Treyarch.

    • CoDforever

      btw how are the current naruto filler, worth watching?

      • lmao i stopped watching the anime since those fillers

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

          Naruto has ended. Read all the comics… 🙂

          But when I do watch the episodes I do find the fillers worth watching.

          Now I’m reading the new Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage manga.

  • Wafflelicious

    Thank you Treyarch!! <3

  • phil

    YEEEEEEES

  • Elias Duarte-Lopez

    I am really hoping for the return of the Multiplayer game mode DEMOLITION, anybody else hoping for its return?

    • FazalGaming

      yeah

    • Daniel

      LongSensation confirmed, its back

      • Guest

        Any links because I would buy Black Ops 3 just for Demolition!

    • The long sensation says that it’s coming back

    • jordanxbrookes

      My man Long said it is returning.

      • Elias Duarte-Lopez

        Any links because I would buy Black Ops 3 just for Demolition!

        • ChickenDoughnut

          Because of the ability to spawn trap? Say you’re not one of those guys….

          • Elias Duarte-Lopez

            No man, I don’t like Spawn Trapping. I like the ability to set up and defuse bombs and also respawn after dying.

          • ChickenDoughnut

            That’s the one problem I have with S&D, it’s nearly always just elimination, there may as well not be an objective. But in Demolition, the single biggest problem is how easy it is to spawn trap. If they fix that, I’m okay with it coming back

    • I would prefer Sabotage over Demolition personally.

      • Tricky VIk

        “Sabotage all day, that rush of being the last alive and having all eyes on you.”

  • Guywithbrains

    Theater mode is handful but if I remember right it causes some kind of lag?

    Another note: anyone else think this looks downgrade from AW graphics? Or maybe it is alpha version?

    • It’s the alpha version

      • Guywithbrains

        Okay thanks for clarification.

        • Daniel

          AW in pre alpha looked better than this

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It really doesn’t. Look at the two side by side again.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        Their actually in Pre-Alpha.

    • Daniel

      Yup, AW graphics, effects and sounds were way better

      • Smayo

        The gameplay however….

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Wrong.

    • AW doesn’t have theater mode and the lag with exo suits combined is still bad

    • jordanxbrookes

      I thought that too, but then again, gameplay matters at the end of the day.

    • Freeze

      I think dem graphics are better than aw, plus remember, video compression and the fact that this game is soley made for next gen

      • Guywithbrains

        But the fact that this game seems to be current gen only it is odd that so far AW reveal trailer has better graphics. Note, I am not graphics wh*re but it is just odd that there is not a big difference when old gen version got cut out.

        • Freeze

          let me rephrase 😛 I like the style, like maybe the text ect arent as good (pre alpha) but the style and color is cool

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Textures are far better in this game.

          • VersaType

            The lighting is similar to AW. But I agree the textures are better in this game.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            And yes it has less FXAA, but aliasing is okay as long as the game still looks and plays well.

          • Tricky VIk

            “I still heard something from Driftor about last gen, I’m not holding my breath, but yeah..”
            ;c

          • RdJokr

            As I have said before, moving to consoles or PC is your best option. You don’t want to play a last-gen version that looks and runs like a potato. And not to mention potential shit-ass support.

          • Tricky VIk

            “I will do my best to switch.”

    • VersaType

      Theater Mode causes barely any extra latency. The main reason for the latency in CoD is the engine itself. However Ghosts figured out a way to minimize it by quite a bit. It’s possible Treyarch will use similar, possibly even better modifications to the system.

    • It’s obviously not the main cause of the lag. The last two games have had lag and have been worse than ever.

    • Mikey9835

      its still pre alpha but apparently they have a new graphics engine. still we’ll have to see, ive heard that story before.

  • SoulTaker

    I thought people wanted to get rid of Theatre Mode “caused” it caused lag? 😛

  • Xx_ThomesAnTennksweg_xX

    Not too bothered about this as never used it much, I know a lot of people want it though

  • Guywithbrains

    That glorious gore in this well deserved GIF:

    http://abload.de/img/ajgu9f.gif

    • FazalGaming

      That actually looks pretty good.

    • jordanxbrookes

      That is just beautiful.

      • ScOott

        I just typed the same thing then realised you allready said It :-/

    • Smayo

      When I look at that explosion I get a ZotE feeling, I don’t know why…

    • I love the impact that the guy takes, lol.

    • Freeze

      This is what driftor was talking about!

    • Sal

      Chunky salsa.

    • An actual bow for once instead of a crappy crossbow!

      • McToasty207

        No less than Rambos bow

    • Tricky VIk

      “Can’t stop staring.”

    • RdJokr

      Now that’s what I call… FATALITY. Oh, I am so gonna enjoy blowing people’s limbs off in MP.

      • And this is just the start… Can’t way to see all the other ways we can kill people!

        • RdJokr

          I’m just hoping out of the other 5 unrevealed Specialists, there is one that uses an energy sword that can chop people in half. That would make my day.

          • Slicing and dicing? That’s fine with me! 😛

    • ScOott

      That cross bow is only available with one character .. And can only be earned every 4 mins .. Cut down to 2 if u play objective and get kills … And if you die it restarts so u have to earn your kills again to gain it … Glitch sounds horrible, you can rewind time and go back to somewhere you previously was, like teleporting .. Again only can be used once then have to wait for the count down!

      • Guywithbrains

        I heard from some Youtuber’s video that it doesn’t reset when you die. Correct if I’m wrong.

        • McToasty207

          We’ll have to find out, that Driftor chap reckons they don’t reset but if you activate it and get killed its lost

        • ScOott

          You are correct ..

  • ShankSquadIII

    This is just getting better and better!

  • Roy

    Look how bad the graphics are in the picture! It looks like a 360 game.

  • awkenney

    Now bring back the ability to see Theater from other players’ eyes. Then we can see who cheats and how bad the lag comp actually sucks.

  • Drasadex

    I probably won’t use it too much, but still a nice addition though.

  • Freeze

    I personally dont really use it like Drasadex, but hey still sick dood

  • Well done Treyarch! Finally can make “interesting” clips.

  • ScOott

    I don’t understand why this has been such a requested feature .. Everyone loves it :-s im clearly missing something :-/ I understand youtubers but even then they have them elgato things ?

    • SoulTaker

      Yes all the little Timmy’s and Jimmy’s need to be able to record those 420 fakie no scopes trickshots.

      • ScOott

        lol!

    • Without theater mode, you could only “record” stuff in your own perspective (1st person). With theater mode, you can go above and beyond your own perspective, such as 3rd person, following throwing knives, seeing stuff that happens across the map, etc. Allows for more interesting and entertaining videos/clips imo.

      • ScOott

        I’ve never seen any one edit a YouTube video like that :-s unless I just don’t pay attention…

        • meh, people don’t incorporate it much on YouTube. If you could see my BO1 theater storage then youd see some good examples.

        • I have…

        • Tricky VIk

          “Plus when Youtubers have those ‘send in your clip’ top 10’s it’ll be worth having it.”

  • On a different note, the red dot sight is like MW2. I didn’t like the AW red dot but prefer the BO2 red dot. And yay for theater mode.

  • Billy Bedlam

    nice finally they listen, now lets not have this boost jump shit and were golden NO SBMM in this cod

  • silvester

    i made so good blackops montages with theater lobby

  • Michael:GodOfEWN

    Wasn’t Theater Mode blamed for all the lag?

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Yeah. Then advanced warfare came along

    • Ashton Cooper

      Yes, but that wasn’t the problem, as all the games since kill cam came out have had some sort of recording.

      • Tricky VIk

        “Even if it was, think about it, current gen have more capabilities then last gen, they can handle theater more.”

  • Baruck obuma

    vanoss will be back

  • Black

    Going to be amazing for montage editors 😀

  • Thank you so fucking much! Without theatre I cannot make videos. Thank you. Thank you!!!

  • ScOott

    SBMM gone.. Create a gun camo in… Blood and gore everywhere, supply drops out…! I’m sorry I might be a fool … But I’m a a super hyped fool … It’s just all sunk in, and now theirs no going back…the wait is going to be a killer! Roll on E3, goodnight people!

    • Ashton Cooper

      There’s still SBMM. Just like BO2. And Ghosts. And AW. Do you not like it because you suck or do you not like it because your internet suck?

      • VersaType

        No it’s in league play. Also people didn’t like it because you would always fight people around your skill level. You can’t improve if all you do is fight those on your skill level. Plus for those who are better at the game, it’s fun to pub stomp occasionally.

      • ScOott

        Yes m8 I suck at cod! I couldn’t manage to kill anyone or ever do well, even tho I was the same skill as them people :-s and my internet also sucks … Nice logic …

    • jordanxbrookes

      I’m super excited, but not super hyped because I know the shenanigans of Black Ops 2 like lag, hit detection, C4 spam, Target Finders, low recoil LMGs etc.

      EDIT: Drift0r confirmed no Target Finders, Noobtubes or Danger Close.

      • Johtoboy

        Not in the build he played. But they could still be in the game.

      • iTYPE2ANNOY

        aren’t u mad about the boost jumps returning?

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I would be if they were boost jumps, but they’re not.

          • TheCervixPounder69

            What about wallrunning? I see that as very problematic.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            There’s only wallrunning in specified areas. It’s kinda like a zipline from BO1. You can only use it where Treyarch allows you to use it. TmarTn said, from the maps he’s played, there was about 2 spots on each map that you can wallrun on.

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            there’s boost jumps no matter how you want to word it

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            They’re thrust jumps and they work nothing like AW’s did.

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            like i said 3 times already, call them what you want, you will still have people flying around like AW….

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Like I said they’re not the same thing.

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            well no shit it’s not gunna be exact, but it’s still a boosted jump, dumbass

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            smh

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            boost jumps and old-gen confirmed…you’re so mad.

          • siftbladee

            Yea your pretty stupid if you think thump jumps and boost jumps are different what a fool

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            Well then, prepare yourself for extreme anger. Look at how high everyone was jumping in the reveal trailer you’d realize how wrong you are. Maybe do yourself a favor and re-watch it. (1:11, 1:16, 1:21) Then get mad. Thanks. Oh BTW it’s not next-gen exclusive, I hope you are mad about that too.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Those aren’t boost jumps, lol. Maybe if you payed attention to any info that has been revealed instead of just watching the trailer, you would know this.

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            So jumping on top a semi truck is not a boost jump? Sorry *thrust* jump whatever the hell you wanna call it, people are gunna still be flying around everywhere just like AW.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Lol why don’t you do some research? I don’t feel like explaining it to you. There are countless videos talking about it and many articles written about it, it’s not that hard.

          • joeyofbport

            again… tard

          • joeyofbport

            tard

      • ScOott

        Even with them things, it’s cod, I kinda of expect all of them, none of them things stopped cod being amazing before.. N now after two shitty games (imo) we might get a cod on par with the rest of them … On paper it sounds better than the last two..

      • LovekillerX

        Do you like that new red dot sight which reminds a lot of red dot sight from MW2?

        • Tricky VIk

          “I doooo.”

    • Tricky VIk

      “Go to the bathroom now comrades, the train isn’t stopping until E3, last call!”

      • ScOott

        Your not supposed to go to the toilet till the train is moving! You fail at your job, your fired! You can stay on the train as a passanger ..

        • Tricky VIk

          “Ha, I shall stay conductor or I will run this off the rails, ALL MUST DIE.”

          • ScOott

            In that case reinstate this man immediately!

  • OJ da Juiceman

    Teleport 3 seconds in the past to escape death in a certain class? Yep, officially done with CoD. Guess I’m waiting 3 more years until they announce World at War 2, but in reality it will probably be Black ops 4. RIP COD.

    • SoulTaker

      Don’t support the game if you don’t like it’s your right man, but please don’t be that guy who says I’m done with COD and ends up buying it on day one then complaining about it like he was forced to spend 60$ on it.

      • OJ da Juiceman

        I may buy just for the zombies alone, but I reserve my right to complain about anything and everything as a consumer.

        • SoulTaker

          If you’re hating on the product and still buy it and complain you’re not a very smart consumer not trying to disrespect you but that’s how it is. That’s like saying I hate hamburgers yet go to McDonald’s and buy a Big Mac only to complain how terrible it tastes. Not very smart of me , so by doing it you’re only making yourself look bad, but if that’s your wish go for it.

          • RdJokr

            Don’t bother with this guy, he’s too butthurt that he’s not getting the game that he and the nostalgic community want.

          • SoulTaker

            I just don’t find the logic in some people man.
            😛

          • Slothigans

            For real. Reading his comments made me feel a little more stupid. Lol.

    • Ashton Cooper

      You can’t just do it whenever. It’s like a kill streak, but they’re really hard to get.

      • OJ da Juiceman

        It’s a killstreak? I thought it was a class based perk or something?

        • It is a class special ability. You have to earn enough meter to use it. So it’s not something you can use on command.

  • Mikey9835

    So just to recap: No exo suits, no SBMM, 4 player co op campaign. Theatre mode, create your own weapon, and an early BETA. This looks to be the best CoD in terms of fan service. Now where do I preorder the prestige edition? 🙂

    • Ashton Cooper

      It has SBMM just like the last THREE games. Did you miss that, because BO2 had SBMM.

      • U a bi*ch

        The SBMM in bo2 was far less noticeable. I constantly had good conenction and maintained a 1.92. Always played a variety of KDs. .8 sometimes and 2.8 others. In AW its just ridiculous.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        The BO2 SBMM was almost nonexistant, lol. It played a very small role, and IIRC, Treyarch said most games connected players based on ping, not skill. Treyarch said BO3 will be similar.

      • Mikey9835

        I meant that it wont be like AWs matchmaking, but for the record does BO2 still have SBMM? I played it last week and everyone was a different level.

  • Drasadex

    But will it be available in Zombies as well?

    • SoulTaker

      Black Ops 2 had it in zombies don’t see why it wouldn’t now.

  • Name

    i like how you can play as jax from mk and megaman

  • Aodhan

    Where’s the link to TheRace’s recent livestream for BO3 info? I missed it :((

  • Glassificate

    Looks like its up to Ghosts 2 to save COD 🙁

    • Tricky VIk

      “You sir are ignorant, it’s not an opinion when you haven’t tried the game yourself.”

      • Xecho

        Good words

      • Bolbi Stroganovsky

        Wise words from Reznov.

    • I dunno but IW is kinda fked after what happened with Ghosts. Gonna take a miracle for Ghosts 2 or whatever game they’re making to be good.

    • Drasadex

      Could you not lol

  • Aaron V

    And when was this “Livestream”?

    • NOVA_POLARIS

      It was earlier today. They interviewed Vandahear and he talked about it along with making your own guns/camos.

      • Aaron V

        Damn, i missed it.

  • iKasai

    Woooo, more lag… -.- its unnecessary with next gen’s recording features :/ just a waste of space

    • iKasai

      Also I’m a homo guy’s

      • guest

        we know

  • Bolbi Stroganovsky

    Theater is meh, I already have an El Gato + the next gen consoles already have some sort of recording feature.

    • SoulTaker

      You never answered what you had against Arab women….
      :l

      • Bolbi Stroganovsky

        LOL it’s nothing; I find these ads hilarious at times. Funniest one I probably came across was “Farmer’s meet for farmers”

        • SoulTaker

          I know I’m messing with you man. It was pretty funny that’s why.
          xD

  • JoZer805g

    The red dot looks ugly, prefer the red dot from COD 4. So simple to see through.

  • Dr. Salim

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWNlZc2sz8g

    Holy sheet! the first 40 seconds of this video shows that there is a greater focus on ps4 this year.

  • Andy1118

    Now that is awesome news :].

  • Eric Lin

    They better, so we can also catch boosters/cheaters/hackers of all shapes, sizes, ages, religions, etc.

  • Tsaki

    Is there any place where I can see the livestream with Mark Lamia and David Vonderhaar?

    • Ryumoau

      i’d like to see it too. I wish i could just get that section though since i don’t think i wanna watch a whole hour+ stream for only one part.

  • Ryumoau

    This is awesome! I personally like using Theater Mode to look around the map while the match is going. Kinda like i’m a god looking down and watching toy soldiers fight. lol

  • Tricky VIk
    • Good video, though the “guns up” or whatever kinda scares me.

      • Tricky VIk

        “Think of it like this, so they can’t catch you off guard, you’ll always see it in the corner of your screen therefore ready to ADS.”

  • KevJumbaify .

    The youtubers who went to treyarch played the game on PS4 and PC. Hmmm

    • Tricky VIk

      “Do not fuel the fire until it’s confirmed, I see the deception behind your words my friend.”

  • Only concern, new game, new annoying haters for no reason. I mean seriously people, we haven’t even got full gameplay yet and some of you guys are whining about how BO3 sucks. *facepalm*

    • Yeah, its really annoying. Hard to ignore the comments on GameSpot and YouTube, for example – both of which I visit frequently.

    • Kill Denied

      There is enough information to say what’s bad and what’s good.

  • Bolbi Stroganovsky

    Hopefully this one will work out; cause there’s been so many times in BO2, where some games don’t get recorded/saved in theatre mode 😐

    Makes me flip my shit

  • Money Boy

    Nigga we made it

  • LovekillerX

    I guess no more sudden melee. YES!

    https://twitter.com/Chaosxsilencer/status/592464507370340352

    Also it seems like they have new graphics engine:

    https://twitter.com/Chaosxsilencer/status/592468516583800832

    More customization for your character? Count me in:

    https://twitter.com/Chaosxsilencer/status/592464933322760192

    Toughness lovers don’t let your hope down but toughness isn’t there yet:

    https://twitter.com/Chaosxsilencer/status/592463700142915584

    • Juses

      I hope toughness does not return.

      • LovekillerX

        I never used Toughness so I don’t mind if it doesn’t return. There are more better perks and they could also make new ones which really would come handy.

    • I doubt it’s a new engine.
      ” We have a 98 % new engine, with only a few lines of code left ”
      COUGH AW COUGH

  • Flappy

    I’m sorry but the Advanced Warfare trailer was so much better in every respect. The BO3 one was just a terribly edited and abysmally conveyed demonstration. I hope it’s not reflective in the final game. I didn’t like AW in the slightest like most of the community but everything including the visuals looked streets ahead when compared to this game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFu5qXMuaJU

    • I agree with you that AW’s reveal trailer is tons better, but one should not really judge a whole game by its reveal trailer.

    • marth380 .

      Yeah, it felt more like a launch trailer of even a bad montage. I would have preferred a focus on the story mode, with maybe another separate little multiplayer reveal at the end or in another video.

  • deathstroke

    hi there

  • Batman

    boom im back

  • Devin Wolfe

    Great we’re back to lag city again.

  • Max_Ukraine

    Amazing news!!!

    • Devin Wolfe

      Bullshit it is this shit is what made BO1 MW3 and BO2 laggy as hell.

      • And what all three have in common is that they were all on last-gen consoles.

        • Devin Wolfe

          We don’t need theater mode with the game DVRs built into the Xbox One and PS4 and PC has a number of different softwares better than theater mode.

  • W1LL1AM04

    Whats the purpose now that next-gen consoles have auto share features? and pretty good one btw

  • Thomas Huffman
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  • Dios Superior

    How do you invite people to theater mode.