Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 features a Black Market, which is a place for players to get Supply Drops. These Supply Drops contain items that are cosmetic – attachment variants, taunts, gestures, and more. In order to get a Supply Drop from the Black Market you have to use an in-game currency called Cryptokey.

There are two types of Supply Drops available: Common Supply Drop and Rare Supply Drop. Common Supply Drop is 10 Cryptokey. Rare are 40 Cryptokey.

It looks like players are able to earn these via playing matches in the game. Players should see their Cryptokeys progress in the After Action Report screen and in the Black Market in game. 

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  • ShadowMaster862

    Xur and Cryptarch’s love child…

    • One Russian’s Revenge

      “So much yes.”

  • Iamyoureviltwin

    furst

  • beamer

    awwww crap. The micropurchases begin

    • ShadowMaster862

      I’m tired of Activision’s greed. Atleast it’s cosmetics though

      • OpinionsAreFrownedUpon

        How dare a company want money right.

        • ShadowMaster862

          Look up the definition for greed. There’s needing money and properly using it for casual needs and wants, and then there’s greed. Also, nice name BTW

        • beamer

          Make all the money you want. But random acts of rolling dice? I don’t wanna spend $ on a supply drop to get knee pads and gloves. If you’re going to have transactions, let us buy specifically what we want instead of squeezing us dry with random hats and boots

          • Victor Milos

            DUDE ITS A COMPANY ITS ONLY GOAL IS TO MAKE MONEY AND A RAMDOM ITEM SYSTEM MAKES MORE!! SO chill the fuck out they aren’t the only ones and nobody complains about valve doing it in cs go you can earn them legit no point in opening if looks dont matter ! FFS guys understand that there is no advantage given when you open a supply drop in black ops 3

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            All companies are evil for doing it. Valve doesn’t get a free pass. Nobody does.

          • SpaceManSpliffz .

            Is RAMDOM some sort of weird sheep dom porn?

          • Zenfluence

            Or you can play the damn game to acquire the currency -_-…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’m surprised that you had a calm reaction. I can’t stand corporate slave mindsets where they excuse everything because it’s a business and for some reason that excuses everything.

          • Jay Evan

            Customization is more limited than you think. All you get are heads, outfits, and taunts.

          • Byron Delaney

            Hey i am kind of a noob at Bo3 but i got a legendary suppresor from a normal supply drobut like an ifiot i didnt watch for what gun it was for, how fo i see my items so i can use it i hope you can respond thank you

          • Arclight

            havent found a way personally 🙁 I’ve checked every spot as well.. It’s more of a pleasant surprise when I find out my new main gun has 2 custom attachments

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Yes, seriously, how dare they, and how dare you for defending them.

  • Drink Bleach

    Funny how Treyarch said they weren’t gonna have supply drops, but all of sudden a few days before launch, now we have supply drops, and it’s just like AW….common supply drop and rare supply drop. Before you know it, it’s gonna have “rare” guns too, wait for it. Welcome to the new world of Call of Duty gaming folks.

    • RdJokr

      As long as “rare” guns mean cosmetic variations of attachments and stuff for Gunsmith, it’s not a big deal.

      But we all know somewhere down the line, Activision will start selling Cryptokey packs.

      • Drink Bleach

        Of course, they saw how many people bought asd’s, they know people will be dumb enough to purchase bo3’s supply drops now. Mark my words, they will have “rare” guns a few months down the road.

        • Tuby

          I dont hope it

        • Victor Milos

          This year thanks to asd’s Activision increased their revenue by 2 digits, and activision being a company seeking for money instructed Treyarch a company who cares about the fans to put them in the game, if it makes money they will use it ! But unlike Aw it is only for looks basically its like skins in LOL and CSGO

        • Koolz

          Not rare guns, that’s not gonna happen. It’s gonna be all cosmetic, so I’m totally cool with that.

    • ArtisanKnight

      I highly doubt there will be variants.

      • Drink Bleach

        Not variants, but there will be certain guns only obtained via supply drops, couple months in you’ll see. Mark my words

        • ArtisanKnight

          I seriously don’t think so, but who knows.

        • Koolz

          No there won’t. Treyarch know that would ruin the game.

    • Nella

      There isn’t going to be weapon variants, there’s going to be cosmetic variants which are the attachments and things for your character. The attachments from supply drops won’t make your gun any better then the base attachments you start off with so the guns wont be any better and I doubt there will be guns only obtainable via supply drops.

      • Drink Bleach

        Yes, I know right now it’s only attachments and gestures, I know that but no there won’t be variants, but I can see them putting in certain guns via supply drops only a couple months later.

        • Nella

          I really don’t think that will happen

    • Eddie Tupy

      mark MY words they wont have any microtransaction that will be functionally better than any core gun, maybe dlc like peacekeeper if anything

  • Scott-182

    Micro transactions are fine with me as long as they don’t offer an advantage to those who purchase them, cosmetic ect is pretty cool

    • Victor Milos

      PRAISE THE LORD SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Don’t the attachments change stats?

      • Scott-182

        The attachments you get in supply drops have exactly the same stats as regular attachments they just look different, All variants are cosmetic only.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          This is confirmed? Awesome, I was worried about that. Thank you very much.

          • Kobrah

            He is correct

  • The Flash

    I didnt have a clue what these things were in AW and it made it so confusing and ruined the MP, now they’re gonna be in BO3 too?

    • DeadZombieGaming 12

      They were confusing? o rly?

      • The Flash

        it seemed confusing for me and still does as i never got into AW mp, and it seemed like we unlocked stuff from that, and they say they added all these DLC guns for free but they come those supply drops and ehh i just didnt like it

        • DeadZombieGaming 12

          Oh.

  • Koolz

    can we take a moment to appreciate that fucking sick menu screen?

    • YoungMurf

      It is pretty sick man.

    • Eddie Tupy

      UI is the most important part of a game…not trolling

      • w

        calm down there bud

      • Nebzei

        Yeah if a game has a shit UI it makes it a lot worse

    • yooo

      Noob stfu

    • Johnny

      They should have a black friday sale in the black market in black ops 3.

  • LovekillerX

    Remember when they said there won’t be supply drops? Yeah so do I. Suddenly they put supply drops into the game and we can’t know for sure if there is some gimmick.

  • ArtisanKnight

    It seems like this needed to be said : Supply Drops are NOT the same as AWs. Cosmetic changes and broken variants are separate things. If you don’t know the definition of cosmetic, please look it up.

  • ScOott

    You guys worry to much man, chill the fuck out ?

  • HomePolecat96

    Jesus Christ please don’t let crypto keys be micro transactions :’|

    • Victor Milos

      WHY
      They said it can be earned legit why the fuck do you care if people can buy some

      • HomePolecat96

        You must be new to micro transactions. I don’t want to go into detail but the main point is that it’s bad for the consumer and the gamer.

  • Scott

    I haven’t been this hyped for a video game for quite some time now , cant wait to play

    • Drasadex

      Same

  • ItzSikh

    You guys wanna know something, what if black ops 3 is a simulation game and all the missions are just random simulation areas with also past missions involved in this simulation game.

    • Kobrah

      The campaign definitely supports that theory

      • ItzSikh

        yep

  • I LOVE that Treyarch killed off the micro transactions after AW tried to kill our wallets!

  • One Russian’s Revenge

    “Reminds me of Xur from Destiny, awesome.”

  • Ryumoau

    Glad we know how to earn these ingame. I still to this day don’t really know how to specifically earn non challege supply drops in AW. lol

    • Kobrah

      New profile pic? I almost didn’t recognise you

  • Ak74u

    How many cryptokey currency do we get per match?

    • Kobrah

      About 1 from my experience so far

      • Ak74u

        Yeah that’s what I’ve seen so far but I’m about to find out myself in a couple of hours getting it on the 7th

        • Kobrah

          Nice, I’m saving up for a rare supple drop because I got jack shit out of my regular one

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    This just keeps getting better and better. This is much better than AW’s way of doing it. Just perfect.

  • Rocky

    They may actually put Cryptokeys as microtransactions, but you can also earn them. So you have 2 ways to get them (buying is faster, don’t want to buy it = don’t) so chill and appreciate this great game

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      That’s the spirit.

  • ghosts sucks

    This is how it should be. After you become master in AW, there is no other way. 3arch seems to always do it right

  • MichiganerE

    So, they can only be bought with in-game currency and not real money? Give it a few months.

  • BigMacMan

    Could it be related to “Dark Ops” ?

  • destsicate

    hey everyone the black ops 3 stream will start at midnight come join me for all the fun LIVE.twitch.tv/destsicate

  • LOL at You NERDS

    Just Wait, their setting all of you over excited NERDS up. They are gonna squeeze in paying for drops, some type of way. L0L, Type away NERDS.

  • Wraith

    I don’t mind microtransactions that are cosmetic. No one is truly bothered by cosmetics (especially since there IS a way you can still get all of them without paying). What they mind is the fact they even exist in a game. But I’d much rather get the keys in game and earn my unlocks rather than get it because I dropped more cash. If you’re happy wearing kneepads you spent 50 dollars getting then fine by me. I’ll just be feeling good about myself earning them because I was playing the game.

  • DoctorSpapS

    I swear to god if they lock the dlc weapons in the supply drops like they did with aw i will be pissed

    • Kobrah

      There are no weapons in BOIII supply drops, only cosmetic stuffs

  • robbie

    is there a place you can see what you have won with the supply drops as i won something ledgendary and didnt see what it was

  • GetsuT

    Is the black market available on the ps3 version of bo3?

  • Arclight

    Gotta love getting duplicates of the same 5 common skins all the time -_- thought I would move onto bigger and better things once hallucination/stealth/inferno/timber/cancer was unlocked for every gun.. but nah you just get them again haha

  • Erick

    How do I use the rare guns?