Sony PlayStation has announced that pre-loading for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS4 has begun. If you’ve preordered the title digitally, the game should now be downloading. If it’s not, check to make sure Auto-Download is enabled or initiate the download yourself by visiting the PS Store and clicking on Download button.

For users that are seeing 12GB downloads, the entire game should download after that installation is complete. Some users might see the entire 45GB download appear from the get-go.

Speed may vary based upon internet connection. The title will unlock to play on midnight local time at November 6th. For North America, the title will unlock at 12AM Eastern Time on Nov. 6th (9PM West Coast time on Nov. 5).

Pre-loading began earlier this month on Xbox One. Stay tuned for PC pre-load details.

Thanks @tedffg for the image!

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  • Will WilFredo Mendoza

    ALREADY DID!

  • blasphemy !!! 😀

  • Crude (Michiganer’s alter ego)

    I pre-loaded my dick last night.

    • Antonio Ocasio

      I’m sure that was a quick download.

      • Crude (Michiganer’s alter ego)

        It usually takes less than 5 minutes to download, mostly because of my high speed internet.

      • Jesse Stolk

        #Rekt

  • Jenish Katuwal

    This is only for US Store by the way, UK PS Store should have it tomorrow or 1st Nov.

    • Mathijs Bonte

      How do you know?

      • TesticlewithTeeth

        Because he’s from the UK?
        It’s not just UK though. It’s whatever countries get it from the UK branch. Portugal, for example, will also only get it on the 1st.

      • Jenish Katuwal

        Like the other dude said.. EU/UK store… -.-

  • Slothigans

    Anyone else here have 100 mbps upload and download?! So ready for black ops.

    • Mathijs Bonte

      Bet you don’t

      • Slothigans
        • Cheezburgerhaid

          Ha!
          I scoff at your magnificent speeds.
          Try getting on my level. ?

          For real, though, yours is insane. Mine is super high speed at my house at the moment. Lol.

          • Slothigans

            Holy crap haha. What is your provider?

          • Cheezburgerhaid

            I have CenturyLink.
            They’re pretty fast in town, but I live in the country so I’m far away from all the fast stuff.

            I’m lucky to even have it. Lol. My cousins that live literally half a mile down the road from my house can’t get it because it’s too far out.

            But, hey, it’s better than dial-up! Kind of. ?

          • Slothigans

            Oh of course anything is better than dial up. And as long as you can play your games that’s what matters.

        • Diego Diniz

          OK..i’m jealous right now!
          My Brazilian Connection here is 5MB Download and 700 kbps Upload…
          #CRAP

          • Slothigans

            I mean that’s still good but more would always be better lol.

          • Diego Diniz

            this connection is my dream playing BO3!

          • Slothigans

            No lag baby (: And downloads are so fast it’s not even funny. I have Verizon fios. Do you have that there?

          • Kobrah

            Better then what I get

        • Kalian

          this is the highest available speeds in my area without going to business connection

          • Slothigans

            That’s still good bro!

          • Kobrah

            This a good for my area in Australia

          • Ticklemittz

            My home connection… STRAYA M8!
            My work connection in Sydney is like 20/20 that’s how super excellent the internet is here!

          • Get caught bitch!

            Why då fuck you lying?!

        • DeeJayBliss1

          Thats cute lol 🙂

          • Slothigans

            Good for you.

          • Slothigans

            But your upload and download don’t match like mine (;

          • DeeJayBliss1

            Wish I had that upload tho haha

          • Slothigans

            Lol. What internet do you have? That’s a lot of speed.

          • Josh Reichman

            you both are really adorable.

          • Slothigans

            Ok.

          • Kobrah

            You’se are all just jealous of my Australian internet

          • Josh Reichman

            Not bad ping for that speed. Got to look at the positives 🙂

          • Kobrah

            New fibre optic coming in about 2 years can’t wait!

          • Josh Reichman

            Oh boy, I remember when I got fiber optic in my home. Definitely a jump in speed! Then I go to college I feel like the internet is dial-up back at home now.
            But hey! What I’m paying for in ~25 Megabytes(not bits) per second download speed on Steam is paid in tuition, which is a lot more than your average bill :-p

          • ccrows

            Alright, this man needs a hug. 🙁

            ^ But at least you have good ping… 🙂

          • Logic Chief

            You guys make me laugh haha. Take a look at my backwoods upstate ny connection. People don’t know what bad connection is.

          • Fiber ftw

            Are you paying a penny store for that connection. Our dollar stores don’t even sell connection that bad here….

          • Momentum Gaming

            This is the best i have seen it. Downloading BO3 right now and it is at 600/kbps!fml…

          • Momentum Gaming

            fml…

          • Get caught bitch!

            Really bro?

          • Josh Reichman

            Really what?

          • Get caught bitch!

            That’s the same pic you posted? and it comes up with 199 results, which means it’s not your picture im afraid!

          • Josh Reichman

            have you ever stopped to actually look through EACH ONE of those pics. Have you also considered the fact they are all from the same speed test service? I want you to find mine. Also find this one from this morning. k?

          • Josh Reichman

            Also if you need more proof don’t hesitate to ask.

          • Get caught bitch!

            Really bro?

          • Fiber ftw

            Get on my level your trashy 20 ping is garbage kids.

          • Josh Reichman

            god I wish i had google fiber.

          • Fiber ftw

            Here is a slow connection day 🙂

          • Josh Reichman

            whats it like on a normal day?

          • Fiber ftw

            1 GB/s

          • vice86

            lol at DJ Bliss thinking he just owned the one guy and then BEWM..this guy.

      • Slothigans

        Literally took this photo right now.

    • ColonelBazz

      How do you guys have such low ping? Downloadspeed won’t help you with the lag on Cod, but the ping is very low too which does help.
      But you guys would get blown away by the fibernet 😛 I’ve seen them getting speeds of like 700+ mbps

      • Slothigans

        That’s insane lol but idk why someone would would need that much speed. I have a big family so for me 100 is perfect.

        • ColonelBazz

          200mbps is the highest you can get up here (theortically that is) Cause in real you have to be really happy if you hit anything like 150mbps. And together with digital TV and subscription for your phone (which is all in one package, seperate TV and internet in this case would be more expensive so xD) Costs €75 a month. A bit much just to get a faster download speed 😛 A speed I barely ever need. Only now for downloading the game. Cause what I have now is more than enough for youtube, gaming etc.

          • vice86

            download speeds from PS Store are hit or miss for me…sometimes really fast…other time hours to download a 5GB file that should take like 15-20 mins.

          • ColonelBazz

            Yeah donwload speeds from PS Store are often very low :s downloading 12GB on PS4 (with cable) took more time than on my laptop (wireless)

          • vice86

            amazingly it downloaded at a pretty decent speed…took about hour and a half for the 45GB. I wish PS4 downloads were as fast as my Steam downloads. I always get full speed on Steam.

          • ColonelBazz

            Same here xD and I have no idea about the BO3 download, it downloaded while in rest-mode 😛

  • LovekillerX

    Here in Europe it shows 1st November.

    • Mathijs Bonte

      How do you know??

    • SEARGENT44

      I also I’m on the EU store and for me it says the 5th, PLEASE HELP!!!!!’

  • Download what you want first (MULTIPLAYER) (ZOMBIES) so I pick Multiplayer, then it goes on to say “Select Add-Ons to download with the game” – Havoc DLC, Atlas Gorge DLC, Blackout Pre-Order Personalization Pack and Call of Duty AW Digital Deluxe Edition.

    Why is it giving me AW Add-ons to download when trying to DL BO3?

    • KK5

      Honestly, it just might list other COD DLC to maybe trick you into buying it?

      • I wouldn’t be surprised with Activision nowadays XD I didn’t check those boxes though, everything is fine now 😀 1hr30 mins until it’s downloaded then I can stare at the glorious Black Ops 3 Logo on my PS4 home screen for the next week <3

        • KK5

          I wish I could, I can’t til after 3

        • Danzzy

          Yaay good to see you hear Nick! Big Fan 😀 100k subs lets gooo

    • Washing Machine

      It done that on advanced warfare with ghosts dlc.

  • KK5

    Can someone get me out of work early?

    • Diego Diniz

      I remember that COD Ghosts Kidnapping Video! ahahahaha
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Si3bmogK4

      • KK5

        My friend, thanks

      • what

        Ghosts was a horrible, horrible game.

    • vice86

      start coughing and sniffling now…you’ll be good for a sick day on friday

    • vice86

      did you leave work early? lols.

      • KK5

        Yeah, I played all day friday, some of saturday, and most of sunday

        • vice86

          Naaice. I played Saturday night and saw some folks up to level 55 already..WTF!

  • For those wondering why it only shows 12GB, that’s because it is downloading Multiplayer first and then the rest later!

  • Mathijs Bonte

    Why the fuck isnt it downloading?

    • Iamyoureviltwin

      Are you in the EU?

    • James Jai Morrison

      It doesn’t automatically download. Go to the LIBRARY tab in the menu bar, and if you’ve already preordered, there should be a BO3 tab with a countdown timer. Click that and then click download. Viola! Hopefully you’ll be downloading and ready for launch. Hope this helps.

      • Javier Morantes

        I had done this already and it works just as he explained

  • Diego Diniz

    If I CHANGE to Digital Deluxe Version on November 5. Will I have to download again??? I’m thinking about get this 10$ OFF…

    • If you have a digital version of the game already downloaded, no. You will just have to download DLC – The Giant, NUK3TOWN, and Personalisation Packs.

  • Arsal Xuperdome

    what about PC?

    • SoulTaker

      Later this week according to PCdev…

      • Diego Diniz

        Who played with GTX 980???? Can I get 100FPS+ ??? Scene Resolution Ratio 1.0 ???

        • SoulTaker

          The beta didn’t have final optimization or driver support if it’s anything like Black Ops 2 when it comes to support you should easily get 100+ FPS.

          • Diego Diniz

            I hope NVIDIA give us a brand new Driver built to optimize Black Ops 3 on PC…

      • Arsal Xuperdome

        monday i guess?

        • SoulTaker

          Maybe he said he will let us know when it’s available for Steam it’s usually 3 days before release.

  • Manny

    Does the beta make the download shorter?

    • shantzonpoint

      No that won’t have anything to do with the actual game.

    • Javier Morantes

      You should delete the Beta file, it’s there wasting 12gb of space. Useless tbh

      • Dannoo

        Lol have you noticed it’s still in the Library after deleting it haha

  • Ratboy

    What about people with digital collectors edition?
    Can I pre-load the giant?

    • Javier Morantes

      I have that edition and I don’t think you can download The Giant or NUK3TOWN. You can only download the game, the BO3 PS4 Theme and the Camo pack for AW

      • Ratboy

        That sucks 🙁

    • Danzzy

      I think with that version it’s already implemented into the base version of the game?! But don’t take my word for it 😉

      • Ratboy

        Hopefully

  • Rawr & LittleSpoon

    Correct, if you are in the uk, its available to pre-load on the 1st of november

    • Danzzy

      Thank you buddy big kiss loolhaha

  • Joshua Mayer

    My auto download date changed from 31/11/15 (today in Australia) to the 5/11/15. Any suggestions?

    • Its_Prixr

      Restart your system then Go to your game store and check again, it might work

      • Joshua Mayer

        Thanks will do once i get home from work.

        • Danzo

          Same problem here woke up in the morning and then it had changed from 31st to 5th really annoying cos my internet is crap. Probably download it all the way through launch weekend. Really hope this is a glitch. Tell me if you find a solution because I haven’t found any.

          P.S restarting your ps4 doesn’t work.

          • Joshua Mayer

            Im going to call sony later today. Are you in Australia as well? Im just glad im not the only one with the same problem.

          • DanzoDood

            Yep, I was scared this would be a one of incident too, if you could tell me what Sony says (if it’s relevant to me) that would be very helpful.

            I am the same person as Danzo.

          • Joshua Mayer

            Yeah no worries mate.

          • Özgün Karaman

            i have the same problem too! if i open the game page from library it says 5/11, if i open the game page from usual store it makes me select the downloads the game itself zombie map nuketown and ps4 theme, when i hit continue nothing happens

          • Joshua Mayer

            Spoke to Sony, the guy said that there was an issue with the files and thats why there is a new digital collecters edition. He stated that whatever date it has there will be the download date. Which means we needs to do 42.6 gb in a few hrs prior to launch…….

          • Joshua Mayer

            No luck guys, I managed to get the date to change to the 31/10/15 by cancelling the pre-order then buying it again but it still didnt download.

          • DanzoDood

            Damn, well I cancelled because I found an excellent deal at JB Hi-Fi for $70.

          • Joshua Mayer

            Mine has started downloading today so you all should have yours start today.

          • Hassan Amer

            how did u fix the problem?

  • Its_Prixr

    I’m currently in my lunch break at work but I was smart and left my Ps4 in rest mode so I could start the download from my phone via the PlayStation app ✊

    • SuperjonCA

      Good for you. You’ll be the first person to not play until next Friday! Congratulations!

      • Heejay Cendrix ❤

        lmao

      • jt3z

        No but when he gets home he wont have to deal with a slow internet

    • girofight

      I got 1.2 Mbps speed? The 45 gb file will take me at least 50 hours It says… OMFG THE FILE IS’NT DOWNLOADED TO WHEN THE GAME LAUNCHES… So frustrated

      • S M

        What percent are you at? Are you able to start the game early and play campaign maybe?

        • MnMz

          But if I buy the Digital Deluxe Edition What will happen? like do I have to download it separately or ?? what

          • S M

            download what separately?

      • S M

        FYI: You can start the game early at 25% and then when you get to the menu you can choose to download campaign, multiplayer or zombies first. Then there is a progress bar in the top right.

  • Danzzy

    Is this America only I still haven’t had any notification? I had a message saying my Pre order is still valid because sony fucked up as usual for some reason.

    • Javier Morantes

      Just go to Library and if you have it preordered you should see the game with a countdown timer, click on that and then click download. Auto download is not working so you have to manually click the option to download

      • Danzzy

        Thanks for taking your time to help me bro, much appreciated! 🙂 And yeah that’s the problem mate, there is no option to download.
        It just has the Auto Download ticked that’s it. I clicked Auto download off and back on to see if that would work but didn’t just sais expected auto download date 1/11/2015 🙁

      • ColonelBazz

        There is no “download” on my screen? It only says “auto download” with box in front to mark it.

    • Kobrah

      Same in Australia

    • ColonelBazz

      Same here. It even cancelled my pre-order last tuesday. Managed to pre-order again, at the moment still active… But it’s annoying. Same with adding money with my credit card, sometimes it says it’s invalid while I used it before…

    • Troy Stevens Jr

      Exact reason I didnt buy digital this year, it seems on almoat every burritos either bonus maps fuck up or atleast 35% of people who pre ordered have licensing issues and cant play till they fix it which took 48hours for some last year thats why they extended the Double XP weekend for Advanced Warfare. So this Year I just got my Blops3 on disc picked myself up the Hardcore Edition. Unless Gamestop is crazy and Im not in a later group than 4 then im gonna keep my Gamestop preorder. But if when I get there at 6 ots alrwady on group like 10 or someshit Im just cancelling and grabbing 2 $50 psn cards and grabbing the deluxe digital edition and hope for the best at 12:01am Friday. Granted it makes more sense to cancel and grab the digital deluxe version and save myself $30 bucks since Hardcore Edition is 85 wit tax and dnt come with the Season Pass like every other Black Ops Hardcore Edition in the past. So once I pick up my season pass Ill be paying $85+$53 which =$148 for something I can get digitally for $99.99 and Psn dnt charge tax. Now that I thinking about it Im about to do that anyway and save $50 plus I got 5 Dual Shock 3 controllers and Gamestop gives $16 bucks each for DS3’s thats another $80 bucks I can get back in cash and teade it for the store credit I get plus they give 15 in store credit for CoD: AW. Bow im so confused on what to do Im just so scared that if I go digital again I’ll be waiting till friday night to Saturday afternoon to be able to play the game

  • Christopher Loughrey

    Why isn’t it available in Europe? It says ‘expected pre-download on 1st November

    • ColonelBazz

      For me it still says the 5th 😮

      • Saalaaito | M▲CKL£+

        Me too, i think sony changed the date to preload the game… what a shit

        • Saalaaito | M▲CKL£+

          But in my library its says that i have BO3 standard editio, and says preorder, but when i go to the ps store and go to the BO3 Digital Deluxe Edition, it doesnt say anything about preload date, only what i want to auto-download

          • Rocky

            Here the nuk3town and giant bonus maps download on the 1st, but the game it self on the 5th like whut

          • Saalaaito | M▲CKL£+

            Yeah, that has no sense, i prefer play BO3 than download Nuk3town and The Giant lol

          • Jesse Stolk

            Yep Same Here, its realy frustrating

          • Giorgaros 21

            Excuse me but that means that we have to wait untill novembers 5th

  • Bradley Eldred

    Pleassse. I preloaded it on Xbox one Luke 2 weeks ago

  • Danzzy

    Lol I have been signing off and on all day waiting for this Morg City Shadows Of Evil theme. And it is FINALLY here 😀 Woke up 6 this morning and was like oh shiiit put me in such a happy mood hhaa I couldn’t get the cheesy smile off my face because of tht music :/

    • Danzzy

      Uk btw

  • sTb

    so in terms of size, both the ps4 and xb1 are around the same.

  • AleTechGaming

    Can I pre-download if i pre order in Amazon

  • Lambchowder

    I pre loaded Black Ops III on Xbox a month ago.

  • tammy

    why tease us so early? were still in october.. if ppls nets so slow that they need a whole week to download a game th n they shouldnt even be playing online lol

  • Iamyoureviltwin

    Seems like psn europe have fucked up digital pre-orders yet again, editions and date have changed not looking good for us… if you’ve gone digital i suggest you got check out what’s going on

    • Connor

      Same here in Aus, date changed to 5th. fucking stupid

      • Giorgaros 21

        Me too buddy why they changed it back to friday again

  • sam

    So now i see why so many people on cod are lagging as fuk :p

  • Zeful

    How come mine says expected download date November the 5th im in Australia btw

  • CamD53

    What if I preordered it digitally but from GameStop? Can I go pick up a code or something so I can pre load it?

  • Joshua Mayer

    Hi everyone, mine has started downloading today so that means all you guys in australia and other parts of the world

    • Nope. Not in the Netherlands that is.

  • AcRoZNIWOLF

    They are gonna release the pre download soon there are reports that people could see what you gonna download first zombies or multi if you click on that there is a message that says ‘Content not availble ‘ . (Europe)

    • Hassan Amer

      yeah what do i do it downloaded the dlc but not the game help plzzzz

      • AcRoZNIWOLF

        Just wait normally if we cant download it today it got to be the 5th of november unfortunately

  • abody tabok

    Internet in Saudi Arabia

  • Jatinder Bains

    Mine started the pre load of nuke town this morning ,But if you click on Black ops 3 in library or store it states download to start on the 5th …changed because psn had a glitch i believe

  • Paddy|TrueIrishGamer

    can this be done without paying for it early, if i wanted to pay at a later date???

  • Vertago

    When I download the dlc’s for digital deluxe it just says waiting to install forever, how do I fix this?

    • DEMOLITION12

      i just ordered it, it let me download nuk3town and the giant but nothing else, don’t think the season pass needs a download

  • VerInsta

    why no appears the season pass & bonus maps in download? if i buy the deluxe digital edition?

  • Areas

    How long would it take to download? 20 mins??

  • seaMan2Staines

    What time will i get it if i pre load it im in the uk london

  • Crazygamer

    I click download and 2 item came up the theme and the bonus Map that’s it not the game omg and now its the 5/11/2015 to get the auto download

  • Josh Reichman

    PC preload is up

  • Omega Solar

    Can you pre load it if you bought it from amazon?

  • Naruto

    Its started downloaded today for me, meaning I’ve got 3 days now. Got both Themes and Both my Add-on’s

    • adadadam2

      Did you get those weapon paints? I have downloaded 6,7 GB / 12,5 GB and Nuketown + The Giant. No sign of paints though.

      • Naruto

        Nope, I think the paints may download after the game has installed, because my add-ones still say ‘waiting to download’.

  • Robert Pecora

    I preordered BO3 on PSN last night and all it downloaded was the BO3 wallpaper. Left my PS4 on rest mode all night and just checked today at lunch and it is not downloading anything that’s BO3, but did DL Battlefield Hardline update. Went to PS Store and clicked on Preorder again and the Download button has a timer counting down in its place, so there’s no manual method to kickstart the download that I know of. Any ideas about pre-downloads this week?

  • vvvv

    Hey i was downloading and i saw 11.873 gb instead of 12.5 big deal????

  • MehDuck

    So I preloaded the game on my Ps4, and I ordered the Digital Deluxe edition. For some reason, I have two Bo3 applications show up, one 12 gb, and the other 40 something gb. And for some reason, my only add-on the the Blackout personalization pack and no season pass. Help?

    • Aqib Choudhury

      Everyone has both the 12 gb and 45gb downlaoded for the deluxe version. It’s strange though as the nuke town and zombies map downlaoded but the personalisation pack is no where to be seen for me

      • MehDuck

        I’m not concerned for the personalization pack, but I am really concerned for the Nuketown and Zombies. They’re no where to be seen.

  • vice86

    Mine did a 12.5GB download first…then a 45GB download.

  • galacticmonkey

    So I already have bo3 downloaded but for some odd reason nuk3town isnt in thee store and i cant get it … does anybody know how to help? i pre ordered it of course lol

  • damonnblair

    How do i pre download if i pre ordered the digital deluxe version from gamestop?

    • shadowguy14

      I did the same thing except with Amazon. I don’t think their is an option so I just canceled it and ordered from the PlayStation Store.

      • damonnblair

        thanks

  • JoZer805g

    Does anyone know how can you pre-load the bonus content from the Digital Deluxe Edition on PS4? My friend can’t seem to download his Nuk3Town, The Giant and the camos, he was able to pre-load Black Ops 3 (Full Game) and the Update File.

  • PLs help me

    how long will it take to install it when you have a disc anyone or how long did it take you guys

  • James1991
    • Yoko

      Yeah. Got the Same problem… Did he fix it?

  • Danny Blaze

    Is nuketown and giant included in those 45 GB?

  • Melissa Acevedo

    Does anyone know how long the installation takes on a ps4

  • Suzanne Joy Tharp

    I am buying black ops 3 for my husband and sons just wanted to know if you get any zombies with game or do you have to download them. Already bought it just wanted until tomorrow for it to come out

  • S M

    Anyone know if you can start the game early after downloading only 20% or something? I thought I had it preloaded but I didnt, now I’m listening to my friends play, at 12%.

    I’m sure I won’t be able to play online if I start early but hopefully I could get into local campaign at least.

    • S M

      OK so you can start the game early at 25% and then when you get to the menu you can choose to download campaign, multiplayer or zombies first. Then there is a progress bar in the top right.

  • Jose Navarro

    I redeemed my code for the giant and the two customization camos but the giant map doesn’t show up next to shadows of evil. Is anyone else having that problem?

  • ingrid mccracken

    Did a preorder for black ops3 , season pass & maps downloaded and 3 deductions on my credit card noting it as advanced warfare DLC?, the game hasnt downloaded and credit card payment for Game cancelled has anyone else had same problem and got a solution thanks heaps

  • Jasmine

    Thanks for the article Keshav. Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that PS4 is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your PS4 you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

  • MrSzyma

    Here in Norway you can buy 8gbit/s internet. I really mean it. But it costs 600$ monthly… Sadly I have only 5mbit/s 🙁