Activision has posted an article on their official blog detailing the new eSports features for Black Ops 3 and have stated that the new eSports features announced today are only available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It appears last-gen platforms (Xbox 360 and PS3) will not be getting the new features, including the Arena mode.

Treyarch detailed some of the new competitive features launching with the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game on November 6.

Treyarch’s developing Black Ops 3 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC while Beenox and Mercenary Technology are porting the game to PS3 and Xbox 360.

We’ll update as we learn more about this.

SOURCE: Activision Blog

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  • Axel Noir

    Furst !

  • CLOUD

    What about servers ??

    • Prostidude

      No confirmation of anything regarding servers… so far. Might be information regarding it 1 month or a couple of weeks till the launch of the game. Unless it is like CoD GHOSTS and it gets leaked 3 months before launch, which right now would be tomorrow. They will probably announce dedicated ones again.

  • Axel Noir

    Our last-gen brothers and sisters are getting buttfucked out of all of the nice things.

    • Prostidude

      And they will continue to for 1 to 2 years.

      • RdJokr

        I don’t think Activision, nor the consumers, would be dumb enough to accept a last-gen COD after this year.

        • Prostidude

          It’s a bad business idea to stick with past gen after this year due to the fact that other games will be done with past gen.

    • RdJokr

      Although tbh, we all kinda saw this coming. Last gen ports were gonna be shitty one way or another.

  • Ryumoau

    dang, i can’t imagine how the ps3/360 versions of this game will be with all this content cut out. They should have just made this next gen only and not tried to get the quick cash grab. It just looks bad to see Activision even allowing this watered down port.

    • MichiganerE

      This is WaW: Final Fronts all over again.

      • Axel Noir

        Who actually played that game anyways ?

        • MichiganerE

          People who didn’t own a Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii yet and decided to stick with the PS2.

      • Ryumoau

        lol i never even knew that game existed.

    • Axel Noir

      Exactly, but that idea would of been intelligent.

    • Prostidude

      Watch them announce no Zombies on Past Gen. I’m done. Give it 1 to 2 years, they are going to have to remove Past-Gen from the rotation.

  • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

    I really can t understand how people buy this on last gen. It s retarded imo. And don t give me the poor excuse, because as a gamer, you should atleast be able to save 1 dollar everyday and in a year you could buy a next gen console.

    • Guest

      You do realize that a video game console isn’t a top priority for most people to buy, right?

      • justchill

        exactly, and you saw how bo2 was, even though it was on last gen. it felt like a current gen game, except for tranzit

        • SmoovXX

          Current gen wasnt even out then, this comment is irrelevant.

      • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

        I’m aware of that.I’m talking about the people who refuse to buy a next-gen platform, but still cry over the fact that they don’t have even half of the content of the game when it should.And as I said before, if you really want to have the best experience, saving a dollar everyday isn’t really a “priority” and it’s not hard at all, just got to be patient.

        • Thomas the TankSwag

          *Current gen not next gen

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            God darn it, I always get it wrong !

          • pulseimpact

            *Next gen because we haven’t gotten anything this current gen that feels different than last gen. Still waiting for a next gen game.

          • Thomas the TankSwag

            You must play on xbox.

        • Jessica Because

          If we all had the best experience none of this would be made for consoles. But we get what we can get ya know..

        • Rob Schneider

          No one simply “refuses”
          How ignorant of you to say.
          You imply that we choose to stay on older gen.
          If I explained why I probably will get black ops 3 on 360, then you would understand
          I don’t think you have taken into consideration the extra cost of online and individual games.
          Although, I do believe that next-gen consoles and its games are not that “next gen”, as i, among others, still await a true next gen game. However, that is a debate for another time.

          • Kobrah

            If the BOIII is not “next gen” why can’t the last gen run all the features properly?

          • Ryu0rKen

            It is because of the limited memory on last generation to load all this stuff .

          • Kobrah

            That was my point…

          • spartanelite

            Do you know how technology works?

          • Kobrah

            Yes, that’s why I was saying last gen consoles can’t keep up with new games…

          • spartanelite

            Oh I misread

          • Rob Schneider

            Re-read my comment, I didn’t say it wasn’t a next gen game, I was implying that I am not that impressed by this new generation. I also stated that it was a discussion for another time.

          • Ryu0rKen

            This isn’t going to be a generation about major graphic upgrades like the last was. That will be next gen. This will be about more involved online experiences and game play mechanics which the memory or cpu on last gen couldn’t advance anymore in. The only real advantage to this gen graphically is going to an increased resolution and maybe frame rate in most tiles.

          • Rob Schneider

            I agree. And for me, there are still incredible games on 360 with great stories and gameplay.

          • ScOott

            Your going to be waiting a long time, games like witcher 3 would not be possible on old gen, that is where the power is that’s what your paying for, the fact that cod has to miss a shit load of stuff out says it all, you won’t see graphics better than 1080p on console, Your paying for better quality games with more possibilities and games that can be made bigger, all with a slight graphic improvement from last gen .. Your missing out on more than u realise.. Plus if you had saved a couple of pound a week you could of had a next gen console by now.. I’m sure everyone can afford 2 pound a week..

          • Rob Schneider

            Okay I’ll rephrase my original comment
            Most of these next gen games do not impress me and are overhyped + overpriced. I also stated that it was a discussion for another time. Fallout 4 is the first true next generation of gaming in my opinion. I couldn’t care less for the improved graphics as Rockstar and Crytek have been able to create superb visuals on the previous consoles. Anyway that’s off topic. CoD is only missing out on minor features in my opinion. We own a ps4, but it is my brothers console and he uses it for his own interests like FIFA and Shadows of Mordor (which is a good example of next generation gaming too) I own a 360 with many incomplete games. I don’t currently have a source of income. I would rather spend money I receive from my parents on going out or clubs or clothes or cheap 360 games (I recently picked up BioShock for ยฃ4.00)
            I hope to take my 360 to uni so I have something to do when hungover or bored. Many of my games are on disc or offline ones, so I can cancel my XBL if I need to.
            How you can be so ignorant to assume that everyone is able to save up for it or is simply refusing to is astonishing. Maybe many of the people who you mock for not having next gen are in fact in the process of saving up? But I guess you didn’t consider that. There are many added costs too, not just the console. Not everyone who purchases last gen games complain about it
            I have no issue with AW but it would have been helpful and fair to the consumer if they showed the gameplay before sale and reduced the cost of the game. I hope you can agree on that and thanks for reading
            I won’t bother replying to the angry people below.

          • ScOott

            thats fair enough if your not a hardcore gamer then I understand why you wouldn’t want to buy one, but your comment made it sound like you was waiting for some super impressive graphics till you upgrade, I was just informing u that this gen is less to do with improved graphic and more focused on other things that Is all.. I still stick by my statement anyone can afford a new console if they really want, you are not a hardcore gamer (which is fine) so you don’t care enough to save that money, as stated you would rather save it for something else.. But if someone really wants one I honestly belive 2 pound a week is nothing.

          • RvG Dare

            Lol Maybe less your old gear?

          • Rob Schneider

            Barely get any money for it
            I have loads of games on this console that I have paid a lot of money for.

    • justchill

      i am a current gen user, but i feel pity for these guys. they are paying the same price as current gen, yet they get poor graphics, cut out content, delayed updates, less support for more players and terrible textures

      • LastGenBro

        hey man don’t feel bad for us bro… i’ve always been on the last gen party since ps1 (always been 1 gen behind…) unfortunately i’m not as fortunate as the rest of you but i’m just glad that they are making this cod for ps3…. i’ll move on to the next gen soon enough, (probably when the ps5 comes out lol )

      • pulseimpact

        I would have rather save the money personally than buy current gen. Xbox One is a bad console.

        • RvG Dare

          well then get ps4

        • VersaType

          It’s not a bad console. It was in the beginning but it definitely isn’t anymore.

    • GinsuVictim

      Because buying a new console isn’t a priority. A sixty dollar that releases around my birthday every year….no problem. A new console with nothing else I want to play yet…..not worth it compared to mortgage, repairs, utilities, putting food on the table. (Especially considering the giant backlog of 360 games I have)

      • Jessica Because

        They really don’t know. I was only lucky enough to buy my gaming gear because I took it out of my tax return. And probably not again for many years.

        • Ryu0rKen

          Not trying to be rude but even for a poor person buying a new console every 5 years shouldn’t be a big deal if you budget your money. Most people (even broke) spend 100s of dollars every weekend on going to out to eat, going to bars, going to movies etc etc that spending 400 dollars every 5 to 10 years on a new console shouldn’t be that big of deal.

          • GinsuVictim

            When there are things you NEED, spending $400 on a console is not a priority. Who cares that you saved that money up? Some of us can’t justify spending it on a system, especially when we have so many games on our other systems we still haven’t played.

          • RvG Dare

            Sell your old gear…..

          • GinsuVictim

            Well that would be a stupid thing to do.

          • Jessica Because

            Well, if you wanna just throw out random statistics like your “most people”, I will add by saying there are tons that don’t go out to eat and go to clubs. I come home play a few games and watch movies. There is no money to blow. They simply just dont have money. Like me. I save money….to pay next months rent. My life fell apart since I last bought a pc by a series of unfortunate events. Now, I am not a last gen console statistic but I completely understand where they have been.

          • RvG Dare

            sell your old gear……

      • Rezerekterr

        I’m always confused when people say black ops 3 will be 60 dollars but when I check online and in stores it’s 79.99 for standard edition. Is it 59.99 in USD or are people just using “60 dollars” cuz that’s what it was for the longest time?

      • Baldmanz_RAGE

        If you can’t find anything to play on Ps4 or Xbone after almost 2 years then you should never buy a current gen machine. Are you really playing all of your huge backlog of games? Probably 90-95% of those games are collecting dust. You should just say “i don’t play video games that much anymore” and leave it at that. I’ll even give you the price thing but don’t say there isn’t anything to play. That is horseshit!!

        • Mario Rivera

          bums will say anything to justify themselves. hes a super regular here so hes obviously very hardcore about call of duty, somebody like him would not be playing on decade old red headed stepchild hardware by choice. i totally get that $350-$400 isnt exactly pocket change for most people but i also understand that its far from unattainable for a WORKING adult that is willing to throw a occasional $10-$20 aside towards something with 10+ years of support and a lifetime of entertainment beyond that. PS4/XB1 were announced in 2012, I knew i wasnt gonna be able to just casually pull out the money on launch day so i fully saved for it before release day. that was back in 2012, were are about to be 2016… come the fuk on dude lol

    • destsicate

      Obviously you’re a kid the relys on bank of mum and dad

      • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

        Nope.When I want something I’ll work with my dad and earn some money and save it. This the logic that most USA teens don t understand.

        • Jessica Because

          You should’ve clarified the people you were referring to in your original post. So, it’s the TEENS that complain that should save a dollar everyday….not the thousands of other old gen console players that have bills stacked on them monthly that complain. Man, I had it easy living rent free. Bought some expensive frivolous crap. Not anymore.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            No, I m just talking about teens that know how to save money and teens that just ask something and get it.

          • Jessica Because

            My point still stands. Many adults with bigger responsibilities are complaining as well. You never specified they were teens with hardly zero financial responsibilities.Did you inquire whether any of these complainers were adults? Let’s not assume.

    • pulseimpact

      I have an xbox one and it was not worth it. Several features of the 360 are superior including the message and party system. It’s only justified now that backwards comparability is coming. Game DVR only records 5 minutes which is trash and is laggy. Don’t say to use twitch because I do, but that often records things with frame studder too. The graphics are barely any better for COD and Titanfall or destiny. I would recommend people not upgrade and instead invest in a better PC. Xbox One is a fail.

      • spartanelite

        Well I’m not going to say some of the features aren’t as good as they were on the 360, And I’d recommend to getting a PC as well but your over doing it a bit

  • ChernoAlphaMk1

    Good. I’m happy last gen is not getting Arena mode.

  • Brad

    WHY CANT MY FUCKING 10 YEAR OLD CONSOLE PLAY LEAGUE PLAY??? FUCK YOU TREYARCH, HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR LOYAL DIE HARD 360 FANS! SHAME ON YOU VAHN I PAYED THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE I SHOJLD GET EVERYTHING THE PS4 GETS FUCK

    …LMAO YOU POOR LAST GEN FUCKING PEASANTS TELL US YOUR SOB STORY LMFAO

    • Ryumoau

      All caps?! are you really that stupid?

      • w

        WOW ITS THIS GUY. GO BACK TO YOUR GENERIC POSTS. PRETTY MUCH NOBODY HERE LIKES YOU LMAO

        • Ryumoau

          Another stupid comment. Thanks for confirming my low opinion of the lazy trolls on this site.

          • Freeze

            Don’t waste your time. Just let them be.

          • ScOott

            Are you on your period? What the fuck is wrong with you.. Turning into a right little bitch recently.. Like the other guy said stick to the generic comments,

            I really like this idea, have a lovely day, I hope the other consoles get it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

            Stick to that, be happy ๐Ÿ˜€

            Or stfu

          • Well said.

          • ScOott

            ๐Ÿ˜ฎ you changed your mind? I honestly have no idea why you stuck up for him last time he lost his dummy lol.. Glad we on the same page again ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Logic came to me, a day late.

          • Kyle Soule

            Glad to have you back on the sweg side man ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Haha thanks.

          • Kyle Soule

            Your welcome.

          • In return I have a slightly modified profile picture for you. I noticed it was a little hard to read the text and I thought this one might look a little better. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Kyle Soule

            Thanks man I appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚
            I also like the fact that its a little brighter.

          • jordanxbrookes

            “Turning into a right little bitch recently” XD

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Did I do good on that scrub…..daddy?

          • Axel Noir

            God you are such a fucking cock

          • TheDemonOfHate

            I’m not God lol. You failed really bad
            #2015Scrubs

          • Axel Noir

            Are you that fucking stupid ? Way to go trying twist my words so I sacrilegious, you pussyass SCRUB.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Hey, you’re the one that doesn’t know how to type a sentence correctly! Dumbass peasant

          • Axel Noir

            Cao ni ma, mudak !

          • TheDemonOfHate

            RASENGAN!!!

          • ScOott

            Proud of you son.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Yeah man screw you. You generic scene punk. #DemonLove

          • Axel Noir

            Fuck off. Leave my friend Ryumoau alone.

      • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

        It’s a serious condition man! My brother locked my cap lock and ripped out my button on my keyboard! jK

      • DEMOLITION12

        all caps means he’s stupid!!!!
        are you literally retarded

        • well knowing common internet comment section standards whether it be CI, YT, Reddit, etc, people who type in all caps tend to be younger kids or haters which dont think before they do anything therefore lending to a lower IQ score.

      • Rob Schneider

        I aim to stay out of these silly comment wars that seem to have taken over this site in the past couple years.
        However I have to agree that Brad’s comment was very immature and unpleasant to even look at, let alone read.
        The amount of children on this comment section seems to be increasing each day.

    • ?????

    • Couldn’t have said it any better… I mean I could, but I agree.

  • Freeze

    Who cares.

  • Freeze

    It is to be assumed useless consoles are left out.

    • Axel Noir

      And how are the XBOX 360 and PS3 useless ?

      • Freeze

        We’ve already acknowledged their lack in power. Nobody would buy a 360 or PS3 as a new console to start gaming.

        • Axel Noir

          Well true.

  • Freeze

    Too many people waste their time getting all pissy about this shit. Do what you enjoy, not what increases your blood pressure for a few minutes of fun in game.

  • Matt

    I honestly don’t know why this game is still releasing on last gen consoles after hearing all that is being cut out. It’s not even worth buying anymore let alone even developing it, as of right now it’s just a waste of money. You can spend the same amount of money for the current gen version and get more bang for your buck. Activision isn’t facing any financial issues right now so I don’t know why they need last gen still.

    • Its just like AW. Treyarch is making the current gen version. They are going to give it to I guess High Moon like AW and then High Moon (or whoever replaces them if anybody does) will port it down themselves without effecting the time Treyarch has. Point is since it doesnt take that long to port, doesnt waste 3arc’s time, and Activision still gets a ton (surprisingly) of dough from it, it’s worth developing.

  • ScOott

    This comment section is going to be full of old console jokes *yawn*

    • Prostidude

      XD

    • are you yawning at the abilities of last gen hardware? XD *da dum tss*

  • justchill1234

    this is stupid, league play was in bo2 , so why not here at least. at least give the game at a discounted price, but no. i think this is not because of hardware limitation , but because they want to indirectly promote the game by making fans believe that they are focusing on next gen by going all out, when in reality they are not really doing that. three years of development and this is all. hell , bo2 had the same, if not more than this. and they had only two years with “HARDWARE LIMITATIONS”

    • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

      The last-gen ports of this game are nothing but a way to earn a few extra millions.They don’t give a crap about them.And if you really want to have the best experience, I suggest you to don’t give a crap about them aswell ( if you want to play BO3 properly).But, if want to buy a watered down version of a next gen game for the same price with no support at all, then go ahead.

      • justchill

        i know what you mean, i am a current gen user as well( PS4) , but i feel pity for these guys and think that this is injustice.

        • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

          I feel pity for them aswell. But they got to make a choice : either get a next-gen platform or get buttfucked and deal with it.

  • Thatlazykid

    They shouldn’t have released it to last gen consoles to begin with imo :/

    • Prostidude

      It really doesn’t matter. All that really matters is that Treyarch gives the people on Current Gen a good time by focusing on Current Gen only. Which they are…

  • mark

    very minimal difference between the 360 version and the one version prayers. the only thing i notice thats different in aw 360 and the xbox 1 aw is the garage hill has a pickup truck instead of a fucking ambulance. literallythe only thing thats different. everything else is the same. and prayers to all the faggots who have their mommys and daddys buy them their games/consoles and bitch at the ppl who still have 360’s. faggots lmfaoaooaoa

    • Im 15 and saved up for my $500 AW Xbox One on launch plus my family is low medium wealth lmfaoaooaoa

  • mark

    idgaf about “arena mode” lmfao. sad thing is id probably rape any scrub on the newer/better consoles. prayers. KILLA IS THE TRUTH

    • Freeze

      Well many of us are male, so get ready to rape a bunch of guys. Probably could film it and make a good selling home porn video.

      • Oh my god

        • Freeze

          You have to make money where there is money to be made

  • Yankeephil

    Wait till they reveal that zombies isn’t going to be on last gen. Lmao.

    • Drasadex

      I can only imagine lmfao

      • Your profile pic explains it perfectly.

        • Drasadex

          it totally does lol

    • Kyle Soule

      Thats actually kind of funny tbh.

  • Kyle Soule

    Wow last gen is just looking worse and worse :-/

    • Prostidude

      2 more years and the 360 will become the original Xbox. xD

    • Anvil

      You know, I don’t want to sound crazy, but do you think they will limit Zombies to 2-Players like the Co-op Campaign on last gen?

      • Yankeephil

        No, they will keep zombies 4 player but the maps may be different

      • Kyle Soule

        I dont know but I wouldnt be surprised if they did.

  • Kyle Soule

    I’ve seen enough. *leaves comment section*

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Don’t leave cumback

      • Kyle Soule

        Ok I will.

  • quentin thomas

    i do not care about graphics, arena mode, gunsmith, beta. All I want is to be able to play the game for me if they had to take out all of zombies and campaign just to fit all of multiplayer then that would be fine by me or limit these two modes just to fit mp

    • RdJokr

      You’re still willing to pay $60 for this dumbed-down port… Well, I can’t say I feel sorry for you. You know too well what you’re getting here, man. It’s not worth it. Save that money for current gen, or a PC.

    • spartanelite

      Wtf…

  • quentin thomas

    when are people gonna learn last gen is not gonna affect current gen at all because made by different companies. still at least 1 million users playing monthly on last gen bo2

    • Prostidude

      Ikr, a lot of people cannot comprehend the fact that the main Developers (Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer, Treyarch) only focus on current-gen. Then they give other devs the basic kit for the game and the people working on the game for past gen just try to copy as much from the main devs.

    • jooker-jr

      who will test the game to see if its gonna be ready or not ?

  • Michael:TOP

    They should pull the plug on last gen altogether.

    • Prostidude

      One to two years. Give it time.

    • MichiganerE

      This will most likely be the last CoD game on last-gen, I can’t imagine CoD 2016 being on the 360 and PS3. Also, besides Activision, which publisher is still releasing games on last-gen? I know that Bethesda, EA and Ubisoft aren’t.

  • Prostidude

    There is so much hate on Past-Gen consoles this year. XD, next thing you know 2016 Call of Duty is Current-Gen Only.

    • Yankeephil

      BO3 was supposed to be current Gen only, but there was a ton of backlash so Activision hired another two companys to port it over.

      • Prostidude

        Yeah, 2016 CoD will have to be Current Gen only.

  • รงฤงฮนฤ‘ั”ษพรฅโ„ข

    looks like it might be time to get and xbox one. Had lots of memories with my 360 lol

  • Eddie Tupy

    omg people always making excuses. just save up and buy the new one at xmas time
    If youre saying its not top priority to buy a new console then wtf are you doing on the computer looking up new video games?

  • ReZ_115_SoN_of_a_Gun

    Is character customization in MP back? I’ve watched some videos but couldn’t find anything about it.

    • Xerolh

      Yes it is, but nothing much has been said about it. Vonderhaar confirmed it a while ago.

  • Ryan Collewijn

    so i agree with QuickzZ on this i was 3 weeks ago last gen and now i am on current gen and it is so much better!!! even if you don’t want it new or pay full price there is always a retailer or ebay (=

  • Adrian Rivera III
  • Last gen…?

  • dssdadsdsa

    why make the game for last gen if it will mist 50% of the features?! this game better be cheaper than the next gen version.

    • Good point. However I’ll bet my preorder that it’s the same price as current gen.

  • This comment should sum this up. Yes, it sucks that last gen has less features, but the consoles are 10 years old and outdated. The Xbox 360 has 512 MB of memory. It also sucks that ATVI choose to not support the consoles as much anymore, but it’s their decision, they can’t and won’t support them forever. If you want to upgrade but you can’t then sorry, but you are out of luck, it’s how it is. If it was a priority then you would find a way. If you don’t want to upgrade then great have fun. But I don’t care to know either way, nothing is going to change.

    The PS4 is better than the Xbox One spec wise. I’m not trying to start a war, I’m stating a fact. But someone might like the Xbox One better than the PS4 and that is fine, but that doesn’t make it better overall. If you want DLC first and play competitive get the PS4. If you don’t then the Xbox One is fine. And if you want the best graphics including other features get a higher end PC.

    An opinion is not fact and only fact is fact. If someone likes AW and Exos that’s their choice and opinion, saying they shouldn’t like it or that they are wrong doesn’t apply. You should be able to back up your opinion with reasons, but you don’t need to back it up with facts. Now if I said AW has Exo suits that is fact. Or if I said Black Ops 2 was the most played Cod ever that is fact backed up with stats. But that wouldn’t mean it’s the best Cod, because a Cod being the best is an opinion.

    So you don’t need to accept people’s opinion as right, but you should at least understand why they think that. But hey this last part I guess is an opinion too, lol.

    • Maximiliano Martinez

      I like you.

  • melchor2679

    This game should not be available in last gen.

  • Mario Rivera

    Wanna stay on old gen? thats fine but dont bitch and moan about missing out on games and features/support. im getting tired of last generation bums expecting 1st class service with coach tickets. last gen is being phased out, u can either get with the program and upgrade or live with missing out on the evolution of gaming. Either way, STOP BITCHING! lol

  • Raines

    As long as there is no ability to vote to ban Specialist abilities altogether in Arena play, then Arena is a big f**** joke. If Specialists are so damn great, why restrict players ability to choose whatever ability they want? Answer, because they aren’t that great. Thats stupid. Allowing someone to choose an ability that another player hasn’t already chosen. Ya, that’ll have alot of people backing out. Just restrict Specialists in Arena play altogether.