David Vonderhaar has confirmed on Twitter that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer will feature a Mercenary Moshpit playlist. The playlist will feature a ‘variety of objective based game modes with random teams. No parties.’

Vahn does warn, though, that if there are not enough players in the matchmaking pool for this playlist, the playlist could be removed.


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  • Peewee78368

    Thats great. During clan wars people can switch over to this.

    • Kobrah

      I think this will be my default playlist depending on population

  • Yankeephil

    I loved the mercenary mode, there’s noth worse than being alone a getting matched against a 6 man party

  • Good idea with no full pub-stomping parties but might as well consider it removed on the PC right from the start due to lack of players.

    • SPAWNST4R

      Wont last long on console either, player numbers are pathetically low these days, hence they dont even tell you in AW

      • boom

        Meanwhile u find a game all the time in AW

        • On console sure; I couldn’t play a CTF, Uplink or Momentum game in just over a month after release on PC. Hop on BO2 with 1,000 people (much less than AW at the time) and I immediately get in a HC CTF game. Player count issue in general but for AW more of a matchmaking issue – another topic for another time.

      • they never showed the numbers in AW since release.

      • Vicsupreme

        Don’t forget the community is split between 5 platforms too

  • ScOott

    Guywithbrains and LoveKillerX are going to be happy! Maybe this means the last of the crying about being a lone wolf .. WAHOO!

    • LovekillerX

      I don’t know why you have to bring us up over and over again lol I don’t bring up your name all the time because I don’t want these “arguments” to be personal things.

      • ScOott

        Lol I’m not trying to start an argument, I’m happy for you guys! Here’s to you both ?

        • LovekillerX

          I mean you bring our names up and talk about crying related to SBMM or mercenary even if the article isn’t about those subjects. I don’t have hard feelings for you and I hope you also don’t have hard feelings for me.

          • ScOott

            I love you both, isn’t it obvious .. ? Just chill winston and accept the drink I just gave u..

          • LovekillerX

            No it isn’t because you either say straight how we are just crying or you use sarcasm when it comes to “compliments”.

          • ScOott

            Lol you took this completly the wrong way lol.. I said I’m happy For u and Guywithbrains as all you have done is bang on about this .. Maybe you can shut up about it now.. That is all .. Keep your pants on ..

          • Aidan

            what the hell just happened.

          • ScOott

            Lmao, I just annoyed the shit out of mr lovekiller apparently 😀

          • jordanxbrookes

            Looks like you pissed off Loverboy over here lol

          • ScOott

            Lol mission accomplished ..

          • Tuby

            Yes we dont like to see his little penis lol

          • ScOott

            Lmao!

          • scottISugly

            Scott u really are a dork you really look forward to coming on here everyday just to talk poop. Meanwhile they posted your photo all over that site to show how dumb u look grow up u clown

          • ScOott

            You just really hurt my feelings. A guest chatting shite.. Eye cri evri tyme ;-(

            ?

    • Guywithbrains

      I am happy but I am not 100% happy because mercenary playlist will probably not be supported by the community and pubstompers get their easy but unfair matches.

      And just to clarify: none of us is crying. We ASKED for SBMM or mercenary playlist and now we got one of them (hoped for both of them to be honest). But at least I know that whenever I see someone bragging about their 100+ gameplay I won’t take it seriously (I won’t consider it skilled).

      Please for the love of god let’s not go into this subject anymore. Just my two cents of mercenary playlist. Thanks.

      • ScOott

        They had enough people ask about it, I don’t get why no one plays it..

        And Amen

      • LovekillerX

        Well for me main thing is that I got mercenary playlist. Now I can go into mercenary playlist if I don’t want to face full parties. I still have an option to go against parties just to make them rage quit. Oh old good memories in MW3… shutting down parties in Terminal domination. :’)

        I have exactly same thoughts. Going against noobs with no thumbs and getting 100+ kills by spawntrapping isn’t skill at all. Try to do that against people with equal or higher skill level then you’re SKILLED.

        Have my upvote!

        • Ysi

          Yea but it also requires skill to destroy whole party and make them rage quit by yourself 🙂

        • ScOott

          LOL.. Have my upvote for a good laugh!

      • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

        You still with that SBMM thing ?

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        It’s ignorant to like SBMM. Skill shouldn’t matter in a video game. Doesn’t matter if you’re good or not, the developers shouldn’t cater to specific player bases. Fuck Sledgehammer Games.

        • Thomas the TankSwag

          Worst part about SBMM is being banned from playing with friends because skill difference is too high, which is fucking bullshit to be in cod as its funnest when you play with friends and not randoms or clan. I even have now had to create a reverse boosted account to be allowed to play with people who i bought the game to play with.

          • Kyle Soule

            That is a bunch of bull.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I thought that reverse boosting was impossible, now? I’d be surprised if you’re still playing the POS. I should have bought it used, not digitally for $40.

          • Thomas the TankSwag

            I bought the season pass… *sigh*…. Tried playing it again when the 4th dlc had Come out but only managed a few games before i remembered how shit it had got.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I bought it digitally. Huge mistake that I will forever regret. I can never get rid of it. $40 down the drain. Should have spent that money on Black Ops 3.

          • Thomas the TankSwag

            I don’t mind buying the game, because the first few months were quite good, but the season pass was a complete waste as probably would have only got dlc1.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I would have just played the Zombies maps. Glad they put that in the game. The one thing I find to be a positive thing in that game. Come to find out they fucked that up with the EMP Zombies, which ruined it for me.

      • jordanxbrookes

        When you mentioned SBMM, by “WE” I think you mean “YOU”. I and many certainly don’t want another repeat of AW. I’m totally fine with a Mercenary Playlist though 🙂

  • LovekillerX

    THANK YOU! Now it is fair play for everyone! 🙂

  • condorado

    Thank god. Havin to play vs parties all day cuz of sbmm should have had this in the first place. Or at least a system where parties only play partied. Marcenary=random teams, like it used to be

  • zack

    Praise baby Jesus.

  • Stefan Lang

    Thank God. Another thing that SHG could have easily put in but ignored the requests numerous times.

    • Kobrah

      The amount of tweets I sent asking for this playlist and not a single response :/

      • SHG have this thing they do where they’re really good at pretending to “listen” and give a shit about the community. Sometimes they’ll respond on Twitter, if your called Ali-A or Drift0r, but they predominantly just do what the fuck they want. I hate Condrey more than Mark Rubin.

        • w

          You forgot prestigeiskey. He’s the main puppet. Even these 3 have had concerns about this game that haven’t been addressed.

          • Mick

            Elpresador is the puppet master xD

      • Stefan Lang

        Same. I sent at least 50 tweets and they ignore me.

        • Kyle Soule

          I know. Same exact thing with me too.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      That’s because that studio is full of delusional idiots.

      • Vicsupreme

        I think you should cut them some slack. AW is god awful, but it was their first game.

        And SHG put a lot of little things in the game that mattered like gun range, score streaks, round-switching Dom, and old game modes like hard point and momentum. And they brought zombies to the table when they community asked.

        My point being they did plenty of small good thing, but the core gameplay just wasn’t there.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          I don’t think they deserve to be cut any slack, because history will only repeat itself. They lied to gamers. Bottom line. They deserve no support from here on out. For all we know, the next game will have SBMM to cater to the idiotic competitive crowd, and they’ll buff the snipers again to appeal to the pathetic quickscoping crowd. They proved to me that they are incapable of possessing any qualities other than decent visual work.

  • Remember this quote:

    “.. as long as the population is healthy enough to support good matchmaking results.”

    So with the current history of Mercenary and how it always has a low population, my guess is that the mode will fail in the long-run. History may repeat itself and produce this outcome.

    • ladh

      mercenary playlist lasted the whole duration of MW2 and people wonder why COD is dying with comments like yours.

      • They lasted, but still suffered. The decision to remove them wasn’t made back then, but if history repeats itself, I believe Treyarch will remove Mercenary this time.

        To suggest COD is dying because of my comment is very rash of you. My comments are based on mature responses with logical reasoning. Notice the lack of ranting and immature name calling.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Looks like somebody nerfed your grammar.

        • ladh

          It’s a message board not an essay board you up tight idiot.

          • Frank Rizzo

            Much better. It looks like I have made quite an impact on you.

          • It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a college paper or responding to a comment on the internet. Your grammar abilities display how professional you are. It always matters.

          • ladh

            I disagree in a forum like this it doesn’t matter and I don’t have to prove anything to you. Who are you to tell me to tighten up my grammar on a message board? You’re nothing more than some random internet jerk that must be ignored. You have a nice day sir.

          • You’re the only one in this discussion who has a toxic attitude. I was simply trying to help, but you insisted on being immature towards me in retaliation.

  • Kobrah

    I will definitely be using this playlist. Parties ruined AW more for me than anything besides gun balance/variety

  • Digital_Veil_

    Oh thank god. Heil Vonderhaar!! Man I have missed mercenary… I hate parties so much.

  • SPAWNST4R

    good idea for a couple of months, then after xmas when the player numbers dive bomb and it gets removed its back to TDM only as per usual..

  • Mick

    If only AW had this… Considering people always party up in that game.

    • YoungMurf

      Yeah it’s crazy how often I be playing against a clan full of GMP’s.

  • Slothigans

    I wish they brought back team tactical. I love that game mode.

    • Thomas the TankSwag

      Play AW, youll usually only get 4v4 matches if you manage to find a game.

      • Slothigans

        Tell me about it lol. But I just play ranked play so it’s already 4v4 haha.

  • Baldmanz_RAGE

    How does 12 solo people not giving a fuck better than partying up or playing against a party?

    • jdc

      They don’t have friends that is why….

    • jordanxxxbrookes

      EXACTLY. Being afraid of parties makes people not see this.

  • W1LL1AM04

    As a Clan of 1, I approve

  • RdJokr

    It’s alright, I guess. I prefer a Mosh Pit playlist like in AW, since it is hard as hell to find games in the modes you want while having a party. Mosh Pit solves that problem easily.

  • nammion

    Mercenary tdm playlist would be nice

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Good idea. But pointless. If it’s not TDM, then it’s not worth it.

    • MyKogInYourAshe

      How is it pointless? Parties have the most impact in objective game modes, not tdm

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Then it won’t have the necessary population. TDM is the biggest mode. All playlists should have a Mercenary option. Why be biased towards objective game modes?

      • jordanxxxbrookes

        People complain about teammates not playing as objective as is so how does playing with an entire team of randoms going to make lack of teamwork better?

        You friendless scrubs are that afraid of parties that you don’t realize you have LESS chance of teammates helping you capture B if they are lone wolves.

  • GTA V

    Balance the mother fucking guns. Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Stupid gay ass bullshit. Fuck everyone in this bitch too. For supporting this gay shit. If you played the beta and think that shit is balanced. You’re the fucking problem.

    • Kyle Soule

      You seem a little mad.

      • GTA V

        I love black ops 2 and they ruined 3. So yes I’m a little butt hurt

        • Kyle Soule

          Ok

    • SoulTaker

      How does one ruin a game that hasn’t been officially released yet????

      • GTA V

        I’m gonna go ahead and guess you didn’t play the Beta

      • GTA V

        I’m guessing you didn’t play the beta

        • SoulTaker

          First off why’d you reply twice?
          Second I did but emphasis on the word BETA a.k.a testing. Sure it had some problems but even in the beta they patched some guns again they patched some guns during a BETA. Which is why I said it hasn’t been officially released.
          But hey it’s your opinion if you hate the gun balance vote with your wallet man and don’t buy the game.

          • GTA V

            Game won’t be ready in a month. They’ll be patching away like AW

          • SoulTaker

            Then wait. Don’t buy it on launch day wait 3 months see what people complain about then weigh your options if you want it or not. Vote with you wallet don’t support Treyarch if you’re pissed about it.

    • jordanxxxbrookes

      Why should they balance the guns to your liking? How about your learn how to play as is? You could also just stay offline, put the game in lan party, play bots on recruit level and stfu.

      If you can’t overcome supposed overpowered guns by now as long as COD had been out then play a different series.

      • GTA V

        Another know it all faggot that didn’t play the beta.

      • GTA V

        And faggot it’s not to my liking. They nerfed a bunch of guns already so stfu and pay attention then stick up for the broken game fan boy fag

  • GTA V

    Also you can’t balance abilities. I would prefer a Playlist with no abilities. How about that Von fuck? Want me to buy your trash? Balance the guns and make a no ability Playlist. Perks only and you still have the movement mechanics. Then I’ll think about spending money on this bullshit. Someone notify me when they rerelease black ops 2. Fuck this website too. All ya niggas is swahili.

    • bobby

      Do you want some salt on the steak sir.

      • GTA V

        Black pepper

  • Ryumoau

    Awesome. I mainly play solo anyway so i enjoyed this mode in BO2. 🙂

  • Ysi

    Bring back sabotage

  • Tricky VIk

    “Bring 3v3, 2v2, 1v1, I support this notion, those with me say aye.”

    • Kyle Soule

      Where have you been? I haven’t seen you on here in a while.

      • Tricky VIk

        “Ahh, studying, studying alot, I read the articles here and there and what not but sometimes I don’t answer, it’s nice to see someone ask for me.”

        • Kyle Soule

          Im not against it or saying you cant but just out of curiosity, why do you always put quotes in your comments?

          • One Russian’s Revenge

            “It’s a habit I’ve had for a couple of years, it’s programmed into my fingers then I type, I can’t help it sometimes but yeah, that’s the only reason.”

    • jordanxbrookes

      I’d rather leave Face-Off to IW personally.

      • Tricky VIk

        “You’ll never know if you’d like it if they don’t try it.”

  • Thomas the TankSwag

    Bring back multi team!!!

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      multi team sucked

      • Thomas the TankSwag

        Its great for playing in a party of 3, you get to fill your whole team so you dont have to play with randoms who wont play the objective

    • Corey

      Multi Team is overrated.

  • lunator100hd .

    Yes finaly, i hope its tdm, domination, kc only.

    • Thomas the TankSwag

      Tdm and kc are both overrated.

      • lunator100hd .

        They are gamemodes, what does overrated mean? you should play what ever you like.

      • Overrated by what ? Explain your logic, you got my attention.

    • They said “variety of objective based game modes”. I don’t see variety in your list.

  • king wolfe

    Safeguard FTW

    • bobby

      Is youre last name wolfe?

  • Dave H

    yes!

  • Ricardo Rodriguez

    As a bit more of a solo player I’m a bit excited for this! Loved it in MW3 as well!

  • Best news so far. Mercenary is huge for players like myself who play alone. It’d be great to have the Mercenary TDM playlist back but beggers can’t be choosers.

  • I totally forgot this playlist or whatever ever existed in Call of Duty

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  • Tapshotta

    I want a straight Domination mercenary game mode.

  • GTA V