Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s new specialist feature gives all players a chance to earn a power ability. With the specialist, all players have a power meter in the bottom right of their HUD. Once that fills up, players can use the ability or weapon they chose for their specialist. The power meter fills up based upon time and fills up faster by earning more points/kills.

Dan Bunting (Multiplayer Director), speaking to Mashable, stated that the earn rates for power meter will be different based upon certain game modes, to ensure the abilities are balanced with different modes.

“We have talked about doing different earn rates for these mechanics in different game modes and game types,” Bunting says. “It really brings up this heightened moment of tension when you earn the weapon, because there’s so much feeling of loss when you get killed while you’re using it. You want to hold onto it as long as you can, as long as that meter will let you. So it comes down to a lot of feel; how does that tension feel in certain modes?”

Specifically, Bunting mentioned that in Search and Destroy, the power meter will take a longer time to fill up.

“Search & Destroy, for example, is a much slower, more tactical game mode and we’ve talked about making the earn rate much longer in that mode so you basically build up to the final matches and then, at that point, you start to see people come out with their big, powerful weapons. It makes for some really great spectator entertainment. It’ll all come down to tuning and getting the feel right for each mode.”

Treyarch has revealed six out of the nine specialists thus far.

SOURCE: Mashable

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  • ScOott

    Furst

    • Juses

      Wao scoot, luks liek er nut fagit afder al

      • ScOott

        Dank yew….. Fagit

        • imBATMAN

          ur both mie fagits :3

    • Joshwoocool

      if your the furst and the second then how are you the best and worst?

  • ScOott

    On the article, think people are panic flapping over these for no reason.. They all sound pretty kewl, specially if it’s different in every game mode..

    • ccrows

      Remember what this place was like last year with AW before launch Scottie? Just sayin… 😉

  • LovekillerX

    This is good news because some specialist seem to be overpowered. If they can balance specialist so you can’t “spam” then it might not be so worrying. We will see when beta arrives and of course things will change based on beta feedback.

    • ScOott

      Chill Winston! The only thing that looks worrying is ttk, and pretty sure the community will be vocal about that come beta, if anything wrong.. I haven’t seen one gamplay where anyone was getting spammed by special ability’s (and I’ve watched a lot) It all seems to look good ..

      • LovekillerX

        Seraph *cough*. Why you think that people play mostly Seraph in gameplay videos? Also that HIVE guy with multiple bouncing betties… not good!

        If they slow TTK just a little bit then it is just fine. Right now it is too fast but if they put TTK just like in Modern Warfare series then there isn’t any problem.

    • Keshav Bhat

      they aren’t too overpowered. basically, it’s like when you think your team is getting comfortable in the match, then you get hit with opponent power ability, and it changes the entire game again. having those abilities can stop or help earn a dom point or like capture a hardpoint. it keeps the game fresh IMO

      • LovekillerX

        You have fair point right there. I think they can balance specialist by putting enough long time to earn their special ability or weapon. I think Seraph and HIVE guy (I don’t remember his name) looks worrying but I don’t know if it is just me.

        • ScOott

          Even then you got to be capping flags to take advantage of the abbilities putting your self into the action and line of fire more to get them, might make the game more Tatical ..

          • LovekillerX

            Just put your multiple bouncing betties to flag and wait for enemies to walk straight into trap… encourages campers IMO.

          • ScOott

            You make it sound straigh forward. We will see at the beta then, remember when you watch videos, it’s a small player pool, it’s going to look like everyone is using the same abbilities, you chuck the whole community into this game, every match will be different not everyone is going to be running the same characters.. People are going to be more warey about running in and capping flags, add the fact you got to get to the flag your self to plant them.. It’s not going to be my go to ability I know That much .. and IV

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Do you not remember how easy it is to dodge bouncing betties?

          • LovekillerX

            I would remember if my teammate wouldn’t have ran into it first. I usually exloded with my teammate. Pff. My W/L ratio is 0,5 in Black Ops 2 (which means I lost a lot more than I won…) so you can probably imagine how my teammates sucked.

        • Nomad (HIVE guy)

  • NumbCorns

    bring this to esports.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      How about esports dies? Have you seen those idiots bitching? It’s the most toxic community. Fuck them.

      • RdJokr

        Not gonna happen, man. Esports is a part of COD now.
        Have some faith in Treyarch. They brought Esports to COD, they know what they’re doing.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          The game shouldn’t be designed around it period, that’s forcing that stupid crap down our throats and I won’t support it. CoD is casual and always will be, esports is just driving it into the ground. Advanced Warfare proved this.

          • RdJokr

            I’m not exactly a huge fan of Esports, but I can see how good it would be for COD.

            AW was bad because Sledgehammer fucked up trying to cater to both the competitive and the casual players. It ended up being half-assed for both sides. If you’ve played BO2, you’ll notice that it’s nothing like that.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol, Sledgehammer never cared about the casual community. That’s why we’ve ended up with 2 Ranked Plays and only 2 usable weapons.

          • Guywithbrains

            They cared about the biggest group of purchasers: noobs with 1 K.D. who have to play against full parties.

            What comes to full parties it is odd if Black Ops 3 won’t have Mercenary playlist.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            SBMM still exists because of esports. They want a competitive game, that’s what Reisdorf said. “If it’s not balanced it’s not competitive”, in an IGN interview.

          • ccrows

            or maybe it’s because Condrey was afraid of removing it because of fear of breaking something else.

            We won’t know that answer until 2017…

          • jordanxbrookes

            Michael Conman wasn’t afraid of anything. He and the guys at Sledgehammer knew exactly what they were doing.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Breaking something else like…? Reisdorf is a big MP person at SH.

          • Keshav Bhat

            Well, if they don’t care about casual players, then they would have listened to eSports and removed variants from Ranked by now..

          • jordanxbrookes

            They care more about the competitive than casual playing. Where did I say they always listen to the competitive players? I didn’t, so stop trying to correct something that doesn’t even need to be corrected.

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            If Sledgehammer really cared about eSports they would have removed the variants of weapons which they haven’t. Meaning they don’t support competitive they support casual players who want to buy random packs to get better weapon variants. That’s why AW is shit, it caters to casual players dumb enough to splash cash on random weapon variants.

            No competitive player wants weapon variants in the game, that is essentially “Pay For A Chance To Win” and it’s ruined AW through and through. If they cared for competitive all guns would have been balanced and viable like they was in BO2.

          • jordanxbrookes

            You basically said what I never said. They cater more to competitive than casuals. Again, where did I say they always listen to the competitive players? I didn’t. AW was created by a team of noobs who weren’t ready to make a Call of Duty game. Advanced Supply Drops is indeed bullshit, I agree. And I’m pretty sure the majority of competitive players only use 2 guns in CoD games. For Black Ops 2 it was the M8A1 and the MSMC. For Ghosts it was the MTAR-X (which then became the Vector CRB) and the Remington R5. For AW it’s Bal-27 and ASM1. It’s just the way competitive players are, they find out the best SMG and best AR and they go with that most of the time.

          • Gust

            Well in the end it all comes down to unsatisfied fans that believe that giving Call of duty receiving competitive aspects automatically equals them catering to Esports instead of thinking about how fun and casual competitive game modes can be. Tons of butthurt fans like to express their unsatisfaction with the game with flawed arguments and negativity the cod community is an interesting one.

          • Gust

            Damn you tell em gurl.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Ok?

          • Keshav Bhat

            I don’t understand where I even tried to correct anyone or anything. I was stating that the casual players rarely play Ranked Play, and eSports have said they want changes and changes haven’t happened.

          • ccrows

            Yup, Vonderhaar cares about what the pros think out of all 3 devs the most…

          • jordanxbrookes

            You were trying to correct me on something I never said. Doesn’t matter now. I have like 10% faith in this franchise these days.

          • Keshav Bhat

            You’ve gotta let up a bit and just have fun. I play Call of Duty for fun and enjoy it. Game could be bad or good, but it’s Call of Duty and CoD has been with me for majority of my life. I’ll always play it, with other titles as well, Many great games coming this year.

          • ccrows

            Was just about to say the exact same thing…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            BO2 was the initial offender.

            What good does it do? Absolutely nothing. Nothing about it drives sales, nor benefit the franchise.

          • RdJokr

            It gives COD an annual tournament, and gives pro players a chance to show off their skills and make some money. And FWIW, it attracts the “sweaty kids” crowd to COD, which means more sales.

            COD is, at its core, still a casual game. But that doesn’t mean it has no place in the competitive scene.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            How are any of those things beneficial to the franchise? I highly doubt an annual tournament and professionals making money does anything positive for the game itself. Fanboys act like that’s the case. Making the game more hardcore odds not generate more sales. The overall sales of Call of Duty have declined since Black Ops II. Significanly so.

            Casual games get ruined by things like competitive gaming.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Pro Players are playing CS:GO now. Even they have left CoD lol.

          • Gust

            Well after X games there werent many tournies so everyone did other things naturally.

          • ccrows

            That’s not saying much though.

            Pro players have left COD for Minecraft, but eventually they come back… 😉

          • Gust

            Its always interesting seeing what other people think of Esports. The only thing designed around Esports in 1 simple gamemode and private match options. Esports will never be a core component of cod just a simple gamemode created by a minority just like micheal myers or other gametypes.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I hope that’s true, because there are elements from AW that make me think its entirety is catered to esports.

        • ccrows

          It’s definitely used to market COD.

          Sure many don’t like it, but it’s definitely used to market it…

          • RdJokr

            Yeah, like every other game, they always try to branch out, reach out to new audiences. Like how Zombies is reaching out to the comic book geek crowd at Comic-Con next week. COD is that one game where you can meet people of all types.

      • Guywithbrains

        I have to agree they are very toxic. I went to Reddit and saw some ranked player’s comment about how he wants to sh*t on kids when he plays public lobbies. Pathetic.

        Also I have my own personal experience about ranked players but mainly in League of Legends.

      • jordanxbrookes

        CoD eSports is a joke and the CoD eSports players know this, hence why they’re playing CS:GO lol.

        • ccrows

          I think most people don’t give a S*** about how the pros act in tourneys. Imo it’s when stuff that gets nerfed/banned that causes the most hate against the pros…

      • Keshav Bhat

        Ha, eSports is a confusing community…they do not know how to control themselves and express everything on Twitter loudly, which makes them seem terrible. I know some of those guys, and they are pretty cool IRL. Just sad to see couple of folks who express on Twitter and make the entire eSports community look bad.

        But, to your point, Treyarch has stated they have an extensive eSports agenda that will be revealed in August.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          I honestly don’t think it has a place and should be supported significantly whatsoever. It has gotten to the point where a developer will block you on social media if you even slightly criticize it. I’m all for people making money from video games, but influencing the entirety of the multiplayer is something I will never support.

      • ccrows

        Probably the only community that’s more toxic than the SnD community.

        ^ Especially if the lobby is full of QSers… <_<

  • shantzonpoint

    BO3 looks like a pretty good game but I don’t like this “specialist” gimmick at all. Leave it in Destiny. Some can be earned 5 or 6 times per match and they are all OP. Some are just harder to use than others.

    People are going to get pissed when they are on a 10+ kill streak and die because of some random spike slam from a noob that is 2-15. If the specialist streaks were a earned 800 point scorestreak I’d be fine with it, but it’s not. Everybody will get their specialist at least twice per match. And you know whatever specialist is the most OP will be the one everybody uses. I’m guessing it will be the minigun from the vids I’ve seen.

    • Guest

      The thing is specialists arent easy to use and its easy to kill them at the same time. None of the specialists have armor so I wouldnt compare it to Destiny

      • shantzonpoint

        I compared it to Destiny because that’s where they took the idea from. I do like the fact that there is no extra armor. But the weapons will be OP. Like I said before, some are easier to use than others. They will be designed so people can get quick kills. In a round about way it’s like Treyarch’s version of a support streak like MW3 used but in this case you won’t have to earn it.

        It’s just like getting a Titan in Titanfall. You’ll get a couple every round even if you don’t get a single kill or secure one objective.

        • BO3Hyp3Tr41n

          Treyarch helped develop Destiny. Not sure which parts, but my guess would be the multiplayer

          • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

            What? Show me were u got your information! Bungie made it not treyarch!

          • The Derp Leader

            He said they helped.He never said they made it.

          • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

            SHOW ME WERE THIS INFO IS COMMING FROM

          • pulseimpact

            No, Destiny was Luke Smith and Sage’s creation. If you played halo reach you will see they already were planning stupid shit like supers.

      • ccrows

        Just wait (at least) one of them will end up being abused by the community. (well that’s “if” Trey lets everyone try ALL the new stuff in the beta)

        ^ We can only hope that any of that stuff gets removed/fixed in the beta…

    • LovekillerX

      I guess we will see something similar what we saw in AW: everyone used same guns. In Black Ops 3 people probably will use just same OP specialists. But I have to admit that is what I would do…

      • shantzonpoint

        I totally agree with you. You can’t blame anybody at all for using the best weapons, equipment, perks, and specialist.

        • Johtoboy

          I can and will call them a pussy for only using crutch guns.

          • Guywithbrains

            I am ready to make Black Ops 3 MP hell for other players. I am going to use grenade launcher, most used OP gun, bouncing betties and Annihilator (one shot kill pistol).

            ^ That’s the evilest thing I can imagine.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            I heard the Annihilator doesn’t have any aim assist, so, even though it’s OP as hell, it can still be a challenging gun.

          • Who even needs aim assist..?

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            I do.Even though I never disabled the aim assist I can already see my aim being shit.Maybe one day I’ll take it off and train against bots, but till then I still want to get my shots straight.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        I’m pretty sure the Specialists will be balanced so none of them are “OP” but more about using the right specialist for the right game mode.

        • Christopher Gardner

          Then what about that mini gun? 200 rounds and will kill you with what 3 or 4 bullets. That’s bullshit honestly

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            Seems to have a small range. See a robot keep your distance…

          • Christopher Gardner

            To me it seemed exactly like the black ops 2 minigun. And that thing was badass. Hopefully they change it to only have 100 rounds and it had a wider bullet spread

          • Bmeowmix

            I hear it’s like BOIIs death machine. Isn’t even too good

          • The Derp Leader

            It’s average.It just depends on who has greater aiming and shooting reflexes.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      This is why a beta is a thing.

      • Vicsupreme

        We all know how developers are now-of-days…too stubborn to change what THEY think is a good idea and forcing it on us consumers even when we don’t like it. I hate to say it, but I think treyarch is sticking to this aspect of the game regardless of how it is received in the beta.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          I don’t mind the Specialist characters. It adds a bit more variety to the game. I do mind ones that are deemed too powerful.

          • Vicsupreme

            i don’t know man….before AW released, people said boost maneuvers would add variety to the game. And when we got the game, people moaned that it wasn’t CoD or that SHG didn’t implement it correctly. So that just made everyone want a simple CoD…and I think that’s just what the community needs right now instead of devs trying out shitty innvoations.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            It did add variety, it’s just that the new movement made it way too chaotic. Specialists are more like the people who thought exo-abilities would be too OP (like invisibility, exo-shield, extra health, super speed, etc.) Turns out they’re not even an issue.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Exo Overclock can be an issue at times (Super Speed). It is faster than Lightweight and breaks the camera angles. Man do Exos suck.

        • spartanelite

          I mean its not just that but I feel like they’re to deep in to it to go back now

          • Vicsupreme

            Specialist isn’t a core aspect of the game like the thrust movements are. Everything, especially maps, were built around thrusting. But something like specialist can easily be removed without impacting the game.

          • ccrows

            Unless it’s gone before it launches, then it’s staying in.

            ^ Especially if they advertise the feature of “Specialist” on the box…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Specialists are more important than Thrusting and Wall Running. You’re forced to use the Specialists, whilst you have the option to be Unmarked and not use any of the movements.

          • Vicsupreme

            Specialist is an option too just like thrust and wall run lol the specialist meter does fill up automatically but you have the option to just let it sit there unused.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re forced to equip a Specialist character, whereas you can keep your boots on the ground, if you wanted to.

          • Vicsupreme

            I get what you’re saying, but as for using the specialist ability in a match, no one forces you to do so.

        • Gust

          How about we wait until the beta to start complaining and not based on pre alpha gameplay.

          • Vicsupreme

            no one is complaining you ignorant twat. I’m expressing my concerns for specialist itself and that fact that developers may not even want to change what we tell them too IN THE BETA

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Snipers for sure will not be changed. They look overpowered. Another toxic community…

          • Vicsupreme

            Well…there is no aim assist on snipers…that has to count for something, right?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Definitely. Aim assist and frame rounding were major issues.

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      I don’t think people will be using one specialist as I’m sure their balanced. Different specialists are better suited in different game modes tbh.

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        All specialists depends on your playstyle. I didn’t see any that looked insanely OP. So far, at least.

      • ccrows

        You do realize that this is the COD community that you are talking about right? lol

        Well maybe you’re right, maybe the community (starting with BO3) will not use anything that they deem OP anymore… 😉

    • Regardless – it’s still a much better idea than support killstreaks from past games. Stealth Bombers, EMPs, Squad Members who killed you before they’d even pulled out their pistol!

      I would like to see the meter only get completely full once the player gets into a positive K/D.. or even K/D. And I’m also interested in how they’re going into implement this HUD within Hardcore – BO3 seems to have a lot of it!

      • ccrows

        IDK, sometimes new gimmicks are the stuff that ruins CODs. OMA/DC, the support perks that you listed from MW3, MM/Pred, ETC.

        IMO if you remove specialist from BO3 and leave everything else in, I think you have enough stuff for the game to remain fresh… (especially for the COD fans that enjoyed BO2)

        • They’re probably obligated by Activision who say they need to include some sort of support mechanism for players who aren’t good enough to earn kill streaks.

          They could have just put Support in but the fact each specialist is unique, albeit a bit Destiny-ish and come with their own back story… I think that’s a nice touch.

          • ccrows

            “They’re probably obligated by Activision who say they need to include some sort of support mechanism for players who aren’t good enough to earn kill streaks”

            ^ Isn’t the care package enough?… 😉

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      If you get mad at dying by specials, you should consider using rejack. All it does is give you a chance to return after a BS death and keep your streak. I personally think the specialists will work fine.

    • se7enx89X

      How would a player that has only got 2 kill streak get to use the spike slam?Think before you type….

      • shantzonpoint

        Think before I type? You need to practice what you’re preaching my friend ;-P. The timer to unlock any of the specialist ability runs consistently whether you get kills or not. It will unlock faster if you get kills and secure objectives. But if you do nothing at all, you will eventually unlock it anyways.

        It’s just like getting a Titan in Titanfall. You don’t have to do anything at all. Once 2 minutes pass, you get a titan. BO3 specialist abilities work the exact same way. I am guessing but I’m willing to guess that even if you do nothing at all to help your team, you’ll unlock your specialist ability twice per round on average.

    • Koolz

      Worried about them ruining your precious kd? Honestly… Not all people will be using the specialist weapons, it will prob be max 3 times per game, and they’re easy to counter. Geez.

      • shantzonpoint

        If you ever played with me you’d know that k/d doesn’t mean squat to me. Don’t kid yourself, if there are a couple that are OP, they’ll be used heavily. In one of the videos I watched (can’t remember who posted it..might have been Petey) said that they could be earned 5 or 6 times per match if you get a lot of kills. I’m not sure which game mode he was referring to though.

        This can all be patched of course. I just hope it doesn’t turn into a specialist fest. It just takes away from the one on one standard gunfights that I enjoy. Time will tell. The beta should give us a pretty good idea how things will be played.

    • Agreed, I feel like this is the thing that will be the game killer.

    • ccrows

      There’s 2 problems that some of the more popular YTubers are having with BO3.

      1 – The faster than BO2 TTK (yes I know LAN & yes also subjective)

      2 – Specialist characters

      The beta can fix any TTK issues, because they need this game to be played by the public. (AKA not on LAN) Any of those issues can easily be tweaked.

      Specialist is where I think they are going overboard. I get that Trey wanted to introduce something “fresh” but I see the community abusing this S*** more than anything.

      ^ Hopefully the Beta cleans up any and all Specialist BS before launch…

      • LovekillerX

        I think same will happen with specialists as with weapons. People have used just OP weapons at launch this far (AW for example) and I’m pretty sure people will find some specialist which is over others.

        But I would do the same lol. Probably we will see many Seraphs and Nomads.

        • ccrows

          I just hope that the majority of the BS gets fixed in the beta, it’s just that Trey needs to make “ALL” Specialist characters available in the beta…

          • LovekillerX

            Maybe they will announce last 3 specialists at Gamescom? I would like to see if there is something more worse than Annihilator and HIVE guy. I can already imagine myself losing streak when my teammates and me walk straight into flag in domination and then BOOM!

          • ccrows

            “I can already imagine myself losing streak”

            Well that’s what is going to cause the community to complain the most.

            Anything that’s a “C**K Block” against getting streaks will get the community vocal, so at least there’s hope for that… 😉

          • LovekillerX

            Well I’m not thinking it is unfair when people kill me when they have specialist weapon or ability. Just make sure these weapons and abilities will not be spammed. I don’t know how long it takes to achieve specialist weapon or ability but I’m sure that in domination you can get it multiple times which leads to community losing their head.

          • ccrows

            I agree with you, I think this stuff is just as stupid as deathstreaks… 🙁

          • The Derp Leader

            You mean killstreaks?

          • ccrows

            No “deathstreaks” that were used in MW2/3.

            Stuff like Painkiller and Final Stand was BS…

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah how many times I could have got nice kill with Intervention in Terminal… but that freaking painkiller!!

          • ccrows

            or put a few bullets into someone and they survive, and on top of that they commando lunge you off a streak… <_<

          • The Derp Leader

            It really ruined a lot of my kills.I’d think i’d killed someone and walk away just to find out they were still alive

          • The Derp Leader

            Oh okayy i see.

      • Cloudeu

        The Specialist characters in my option aren’t a bad idea, We will hopefully find out which ability’s are overpowered during the beta, anything that needs to be nerfed will be before launch date.
        The only one I can see being overused at the moment is the UAV specialist, which lets you ping and see through walls. I don’t wanna have/forced to use crutch perks to hide from a specialist ability that I think will be spammed as the game goes on.
        TTK worries me also atm, but as ccrows said that should be balanced by release date.

    • JaBoiKnoWs

      If they’re all OP, none of them are OP. Think about it.

      • shantzonpoint

        Lol……ok let me rephrase that for you. They are OP compared to the standard weapons in the game. You come across certain specialist weapons head to head and you’re holding an AR, you’re going to get melted.

        Guys are going to go nuclear when they are a couple kills from a mothership and get mowed down by a noob with a mini gun or spike slam. Listening to some of the meltdowns should be epic. …lol.

    • Austin Carothers

      I don’t actually mind the specialist addition. Although, I feel they have have to be removed from Ranked Play and ESports matches. Also, for those still on the fence, One is a death machine, One is a glorified crossbow. Both things that go away if someone kills you.

    • pulseimpact

      Your first sentence sums up my exact feelings. I might skip this COD depending how these gimmicks ruin multiplayer.

    • Jay Evan

      One thing that helps go against specialists is the fact that you have limeted time to use it. Plus, from most gameplay i’ve seen everyone gets their specialists 2-3 times per match.

  • Guywithbrains

    Specialists are a good idea on paper but how are they going to execute their idea so 1-12 stats guy can’t shut me down when I am on high streak? Assuming I get high streaks some day although some score requirements for scorestreaks are maybe a little bit too high.

    But what I am going to complain… I will do same thing too: shut down enemies with my Annihilator.

    • DEMOLITION12

      but thats what its for lol

  • jordanxbrookes

    The fact that they used the word “tactical” in Search & Destroy puts a smile on my face. Unlike AW’s S&D where everyone plays it like TDM.

    • Camerooony

      AW’s SnD is a mess, it’s whoever gets to this point on the map and can hold left-trigger…

      • jordanxbrookes

        Exactly, basically rush like a headless chicken and shoot as many bullets at the enemy while you’re doing so.

        • PatPatPat

          aye, Jordan, can you unblock me from twitter? 😀

    • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

      Yep.I’ve been playing AW’s S&D and oh man that shit sucks.The first 30 secs of each round I am ALREADY the only one alive from my team, since everyone starts jumping around with their Obsidian Steed or tries to quickscope somebody with their MORS.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Remember when S&D was strategic and required team work back in the COD4/WaW days? Those were the days.

        • DEMOLITION12

          mw3 snd was strategic

          • jordanxbrookes

            Yes, but COD4 and WaW took you gun skill and an increase in strategy.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            Even though it’s a 7 year old game (almost 8) COD 4 still feels great.I still play it time to time and honestly it’s simplicity is what makes it a great COD and my 2nd favourite.The only real problems about it were juggernaut,stopping power and the spam of grenades.Thats it.Everything else is great.I also loved WAW, but the maps felt a little bit too dark for me,but I can understand it since it’s a WW2 game.

          • jordanxbrookes

            It is still great. Even the connection is millions of times better than AW’s connections.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            True lol.

          • Guywithbrains

            I have flawless connection in every title except in older ones like MW1 and MW2 but that is because of bad matchmaking system. Also I almost always play against players from Greece, Turkey, France, Spain, Russia and UK and sometimes there are players from all these countries in same lobby and I have no lag at all. And this happens in every Call of Duty title even in those that doesn’t have SBMM.

          • LovekillerX

            Same here. I don’t have lag often but when I do it isn’t so bad and that happens so rarely. I have had bad online experiences pretty much only in Black Ops 2 and after AW’s launch. Nowadays there isn’t any problem at all. I stopped playing Black Ops 2 after I realized that I lose gunfights although I started to shoot first. There is still some problems with hit detection and that is unforgivable for me after few years. I’m hoping Black Ops 3 doesn’t repeat Black Ops 2’s mistakes.

        • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

          I miss the days where COD was an enjoyable game. Me and my friends use to make a 6 men party and just go for S&D really tryhard for hours.Now almost none of them play COD and even I don’t play it that much as I used to.I just hope Blops 3 is actually good and enjoyable for atleast 2 hours per day since I can’t play AW more than half an hour without getting bored.

          • some2example2

            just look at the screenshot, the 360 is alive and well.

            it’s just too bad they didn’t max the crap out of the ps4.

            but i guess you can’t max out the ps4 with 3 lane pac man maps and recycled generic buildings from aw and black ops 2.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Same. All my friends that used to play CoD with me have moved onto better games.

      • xXHardscopezzzXx

        Try ranked with a 4 men party, you’ll dominate s&d

        • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

          I really want to try it out more often but my clan just wants to go for public matches and I m not going to play with 3 people that I don t know and probably suck ass.

    • PatPatPat

      For real, though.

      • ScOott

        Kenny ? I thought you died! Welcome back bruh, don’t be lighting any more Farts on fire.

        • PatPatPat

          don’t…just…no. i’m just a fan of the show, don’t do…this.

    • ccrows

      Treyarch is the only Dev that I like playing SnD.

      Hated playing Search in IW and SH games…

      • jordanxbrookes

        Loved Black Ops S&D 🙂

  • I’m too cool for me

    They should make an ability that lets you transform into a dog

    • PatPatPat

      Holy shit, yes :O

  • some2example2

    is the solar array available on the solar map remake.

  • Gooby

    im soh hapy dat snd wil be bitters n tis gaem thans et wus n aw. snd eis mai favorite gaem mode!

  • Choppabro2psn

    All of the specialists seem to be counter-able by the others. And if I’m not mistaking, you if you die with them, they go away, like the death machine/grim reaper were in Black Ops 1.

    • The Derp Leader

      They reset on death.That’ll really help balance everything out for a change.

    • LovekillerX

      I think I saw a video where Youtuber used Seraph and after he died he could still use it. But I don’t know I might remember wrong.

      • The Derp Leader

        I doubt it.Everyone would be complaining about it already.

        • LovekillerX

          Well at least meter didn’t reset after death… trying to check if same happens when you have specialist’s weapon/ability ready to use.

          • The Derp Leader

            From what I’ve heard it doesn’t reset until you use it.

          • LovekillerX

            It did reset after using for example Annihilator which is good in my opinion. I was already worried people could spam Annihilator. What a relief…

            But still I think specialists might be OP, not so overpowered but enough to be a little bit worried. Mostly people will probably use just few specialists but that is yet to be seen… but if you think what happens with weapons at launch then there is chance it could happen with specialists.

          • The Derp Leader

            True, there is a good chance the community will pick a few out and leave behind the rest .

      • Choppabro2psn

        I remember them resetting but I could also be wrong. I’ll have to look.

  • Ryumoau

    its pretty interesting that they are adjusting the meter rate for each individual mode. I wonder how fast it will be for regular TDM and Kill Confirmed, since those are the main modes i play.

  • DeezNutts

    AW S&D is horrible. COD4 S&D please. I miss getting 500 points a kill and rushing the bomb now adays no one even grabs the bomb. S&D use to be my go to mode.

  • Dolan

    Hello

    • HAI!!!!!!! Welcome back man!

      • Kyle Soule

        Thanks! I miss you noahgoa!

        • I missed you too Kyle! Glad to see you up at your keyboard again! 🙂

          • Kyle Soule

            lmao

  • ELITEninja

    i don’t really like the specialists either but it might eventually grow on everyone(people will get used to it)

  • ELITEninja

    basically they’ll start to like it

  • ELITEninja

    oh and vick the point of the beta is to receive feedback from gamers so the developers can make the experience better for everyone