The Black Market is where you can exchange Cryptokeys for a chance at rare customization items. Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar takes you through everything you need to know about the Black Market.

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  • I got the Gem camo for my M8 and everyone thinks it’s Dark Matter lol. Looks like I don’t have to grind for it after all.

    • Stif Meister

      Gem is the low tier Dark Matter.

    • ccrows

      I have yet to see Gem or Ice yet.

      At least I got the Wartorn for the Man-O-War, but this game just loves throwing commons and attachments at me… 🙁

      • Stif Meister

        Don’t worry. You’ll get some epics, and when you do, they’ll be for the rocket launcher. 🙂

        • ccrows

          Oh gee that’s great, the only thing I have diamond ATM. lol

          ^ Although TBF I’m dragging my ass with longshots with my ARs.
          I know that I need to jump into hardcore to do it, I just don’t want to play HC anytime soon… 🙁

          • For long shots, use the varix sight and suppressor and zoom out when using the sight in game. The long shot distance is cut in half. Hope this helps for ARs and snipers.

        • JEagle9

          I use the rocket launcher, I’m pretty good with it too.

          • Hauntum

            Cool. Thanks for sharing.

      • RdJokr

        I got the Ice camo for my BRM. It looks nice, but nothing too fancy.

        And I want a Wartorn for my Man-O-War too 🙁

  • Will WilFredo Mendoza

    Its gonna take forever to get all the stuff on the black market no?

    • ccrows

      It will take a while, but the good news is that if you choose to do a fresh start you don’t lose any of the stuff that you got in the BM…

  • XtremeK1ll3r

    I promise you guys , that i opened like 5 30 cryptos packages , and i got ALL common stuf..

    I opened 4 10 cryptos packages , and i got 3 legendary objects , 1 epic camo , and 3 or 4 rare cards.

    GG TREYARCH

    • Stif Meister

      But you’re guaranteed a rare, fam.

    • Aidan

      You’re guaranteed a rare item from rare supply drops.

  • I have a fear this is the beginning of the monetization.

    Although I’m fine with it, its purley cosmetic and atleast right now they’re putting focus into the game Activi$on will find a way to ruin everything.

    • fires

      if its monetized, its a good thing. Post game support means more DLC weapons a la AW-style. Now if they lock the weapons behind black market, then we’ll have a problem

      • KK5

        Not always, but I just want it as earn and play, pay and play.

    • ccrows

      As long as we can keep guns out (unlike AW) I’d be alright with it.

      Although they need to remove the attachment BS out of the drops since these things don’t give you a free CAC point… <_<

      • Bmeowmix

        Nor should they. That would break CaC once you accumulate enough for one gun

        • ccrows

          See I think you should be able to use one attachment for a free CAC point and then cap that.

          It’s just “pointless” to get legendary attachments, when they don’t count towards anything… <_<

          • Fires

            Then people could get away with 4 attachments on a gun without a wildcard. Balancing would go to shit if you end up slapping 4 attachments on anything.

          • Bmeowmix

            By that logic its “pointless” to get anything from supply drops, seeing as they are just Camos, Decals, Calling Cards, Specialist skins, etc. All cosmetic. Sure, attachments might be less noticeable for the most part but still…

          • Good god NO. Just stop.

          • ccrows

            Dang bro chill. lol

            OK so we agree to disagree on this one…

          • Yeah.

      • Kobrah

        The attachment variants are just skins, they don’t do anything

      • You realize that the attachments only change the model of a attachment for a specific gun right?

        You can only use the new model if you specifically pick the attachment then ” customize ” it.

        • ccrows

          Right which is why I said they should remove them since they are completely useless…

          • HenryDF

            Aren’t camos completely useless by that logic too…?

          • ccrows

            Tell you what, let me trade all my attachments for all your camos straight up.

            Most won’t be willing to do that…

          • By the same logic, we should remove camos because they are completely useless.

            You see your logic? There made to look cool and if you don’t like them, don’t use it??

          • ccrows

            Not really because I can see my gun camo when I’m using it. I can see what camo somebody else is using when I pick up their gun off the ground.

            And you’re right I don’t use attachments, but they still plug things up like Nigerian kneepads…

          • I don’t think you’ve ever actually unlocked any of them.

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        How about add reskin ‘epic’ gun mods, an LCAR9 could turn into a KAP40 look wise and fire sound wise, but would retain the same stats as the lcar or the XM could turn into an RPG with a lock on added to it. This way thered be brand new weapons in supply drops which people would love to have and would play the game to get – but it wouldn’t be pay2win at all

        • ccrows

          Works for me… 🙂

    • They can monetize this. Its all cosmetic so we dont have to worry about people buying better guns, like with AW.

  • ScOott

    I really wish we could pick what guns we put the camo on, even If it’s a one time option, u get to choose one gun to put the one camo u just won on it.

    I got some really nice gun camo’s but on guns I will never use :/

    • ccrows

      Or if you get a Paintshop camo design, you can color in the whole gun with it.

      ^ Make those more rare to get if you need to, but getting Legendary attachments and Patterns IMO is like Vahn trolling us… 🙁

    • ccrows

      Hey on a separate note Scottie, did that Cryptokey bug and audio problem ever get fixed for you?..

      • ScOott

        Yh switched it on next day n my keys reappeared, but still the mute all button is glitched. I’m going back to bo1 soon as it hits xbox one,untill they release a patch for same map voting anyway..

        • ccrows

          Yeah they need to cap the map voting at 2 before even thinking of putting Nuketown into the rotation, or that would be a complete disaster… 🙁

          • ArtisanKnight

            To be honest, when I first got back on up until now, I’ve been in chaos moshpit and have rarely seen nuketown. I thought they had taken it out lol.

        • TheDemonOfHate

          I told you to get off the three hundred sixty. But you wouldn’t listen.

    • Drank Bleach

      I was thinking the same thing, putting a camo on a gun I haven’t unlocked yet or not gonna use…o well.

    • ItzSikh

      the thing is though its all the same camo for all weapons

      • ScOott

        Yh? What’s ur point?.. I still have a rare camo on a gun I don’t use that I probably won’t get again for another month, and when it does come round again it will probably place it on the “wrong” gun again.. For me personally if they get placed on lmg or a sniper, or even a shot gun it’s a waste as I never use them..

        • ItzSikh

          fair enough but I just don’t like how they limited to having same camo for all guns IMO.

    • Mr_ysi42t96

      Are you hating bo3 scoott? Till now it’s okay with me, I’m having fun with it

      • ScOott

        Lol no I love bo3 best Cod on current gen fo sho, was just something I would change if I could..

    • That’s the point tough. It’s a randomizer. You’re not supposed to choose. I have some really camos and taunts I’ll rarely use, but I’m not disappointed. I expected it too happen so I’m okay with it.

      • ScOott

        I’m okay with it n even understand why they did it, obviously this way to get everything, could take the whole of bo3 life cycle to get, if they let us pick it would of been a different story, having to add more camo’s n what ever.. But u can’t deny it would still be cool if there was enough camo’s n taunts n w.e to be able to choose on what thing u want to apply it to.

    • RdJokr

      That’s the point. When you get really awesome camos, it’s one incentive to make you wanna try out that gun that you thought you’d never pick up. Like how I just realized the RK5 is a beast, thanks to the Sunshine camo (was rocking the MR6 before for my sniper class).

  • YoungMurf

    Got the ‘Sunshine’ camo for a few guns, which IMO is nicer looking on the guns than the actual gold camo. Only I’m going for diamond camo, I wouldn’t be too bothered about getting gold for the guns.

  • Stif Meister

    So pretty much, if you know how to read and/or played the game at all, this tutorial is pointless.

    • PlatinumPlopper

      Or if you are a true Call of Duty player and you know Treyarch will see that they had a little sneak of red clan tags?

      • Stif Meister

        Meh. More clan bs most likely. Not interested.

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        Where is that in the video? ive watched the whole thing 3 times and haven’t spotted it yet.

        • w

          i couldnt spot it either, i think all those red doritos hes been eating are getting to him

  • lunator100hd .

    I wish he made a hit detection tutorial to teach me how to shoot bullets that can register.

    • It’s called getting a router that’s able to cope with gaming well. I recently got a Netgear Nighthawk and have experienced very little lag since.

      • banerising

        If you’re on wifi you’re doing it wrong. Really wrong.

        • My Xbox is hard wired to it.

          • banerising

            Then you’re doing it right, I thought you meant just getting a better router for wifi.

          • lunator100hd .

            If you play cod with wifi you are stupid.

          • banerising

            If you don’t have any other way I understand it, but all consoles should be wired if you wanna play anything with MP.

          • lunator100hd .

            Racing games are ok with wifi, dosent make too much diference.

      • lunator100hd .

        Lag is diferent story , sorry for telling you but hit detection is related to net code so no matter what router you use that dosent change.

        • But increasing your internet speed will help cope with it. Yes, hit detection isn’t perfect in BO3, but I barely experience it’s flaws as I have high speed internet.

  • CoDforever

    Oh wow, thanks activision! I was completely clueless on how to click the “x” button but this video has changed my life already! You guys are amazing!!!!

    • iext23

      Hey, some people might have never ventured into the BM before and might be completely clueless as to how it works. This guide is for them, although I do think this is a bit late.

    • MyKogInYourAshe

      Stop being a dickhead. A lot of people will get the game at christmas and don’t know shit about it.

      • CoDforever

        if their gonna do these smaller tutorials might as well do one on prestiging your weapons, I didnt know how for many days

        • AK97

          But if they did that, wouldn’t they get a bunch of comments from dickheads saying stuff like “Oh wow, thanks activision! I was completely clueless on how to click the “x” button but this video has changed my life already! You guys are amazing!!!!
          “?

          • CoDforever

            My point exactly. If they are gonna do pointless tutorials like these, might as well do some for every minor thing in the game? Maybe then you will actually help a few people

  • adadadadadad

    I recommend everyone saving up their crypto keys. I use all of my crypto keys (usually about 200) when I prestige. Now, I’m not going to purchase any of them. I wish them to change that you won’t get duplicates or that they add cool new things. Currently have 110 crypto keys.

    Try it!

    • ArtisanKnight

      It’s pointless to save up that high. I say that because of the mass numbers of items you’ll have to REMEMBER. It’s not like AW where it showed you everything you got in a supply drop opening. You may get an epic camo for a locked gun at level 53 or so, and completely forget you have it. So I say, save to about 50-60 or so.

  • Ryumoau

    great tutorial, though seems a couple weeks late to release.

    • Mario Rivera

      They might have noticed a high percentage of players not utilizing this feature. As a guy that that hasnt ventured too much past the “find match” and “create a class” options i fall under this category. I was never really a cosmetic kinda guy lol.

  • Aidan

    It sucks that duplicated items are back. Would be nice if you could get every item in a supply drop without having to worry about duplicates.

    • RdJokr

      And what happens once you get everything then? Supply Drops would then become useless to you.

      Dupe items are a bitch, though. Wish we could trade them in for XP, or Cryptokey.

      • ArtisanKnight

        Trust me, the black market will be replenished with new dlc.

        • RdJokr

          Even then, it will eventually run out. The randomness and the duplication of items make it so that you would want to continue to play more and more to unlock what you want. Trust me, it’s not like you’ll need every single piece of Black Market item anyway.

          • ArtisanKnight

            Right, I really hunt for the gestures and taunts, and the camos.

  • Drank Bleach

    Tutorial must be for the kids that are going to have 2 weeks off for Christmas break.

  • Jay Evan

    If only there weren’t such an ENDLESS amount of what we could get in these supply drops. They should be categorized into different styles of supply drop with different costs, such as Weapons, Barracks, and Specialists.

  • Logic Chief

    Can anyone in here who has visual studio help me out with running a bit of c++ code?

  • I wonder how long it would/will take to get every single item possible…

    • Kobrah

      Fucking ages

  • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

    Coming soon to cinemas! It is a must see film.

  • travis

    oh cool, i’ve had the game for 34 days now, thanks for this video so i now understand what the black market is.

  • I’ve opened about 3 common supply drops. Crypto keys take so long to earn.

    • Kobrah

      I get 2-3 every game

      • ArtisanKnight

        From what I’ve seen, every match you win you increase your cryptokey earned by one until you hit about 4 and a half per match. I may be one of few, but cryptokey aren’t hard for me to earn.

        • Kobrah

          Yeah, just over 4 is my record for one game, I find i earn them at a reasonable rate

          • ArtisanKnight

            Yeah, so I never worry about spending them. 4 and a half seems to be the max though.

          • Kobrah

            I can’t save up more than 20 at a time, god help me when they let us buy these things

          • ArtisanKnight

            Forget that, I’ll e arm all of mine since I tend to win a lot. Free for all is the easiest way to “farm” keys.

          • Kobrah

            I mostly play Dom and kill confirmed

          • ArtisanKnight

            Those two, if you play aggressively.

    • FazalGaming

      The longer you stay in the same lobby playing the more you earn.

      • ArtisanKnight

        Also the more you win in said lobby.

  • [EV] BLISS

    I like all the action in the trailer, but this never happens in real multiplayer lmao ??

  • Kyle Emery

    They need bring peace keeper back? DSR and maps like Fireing rage.. And Hardcore Safeguard

    • RdJokr

      The Razorback is pretty much the Peacekeeper of BO3 already.

      • Kyle Emery

        Yeah True!

      • ArtisanKnight

        Is it me, or does the razorback like…. yknow….suck ball soup through a straw. The beta version was good, but..the current version is the least used of the smgs. I mean, besides it being a later unlock.

        • Greasy Neckbeard

          nah the razorback is ok

          weevil is probably least used

          • ArtisanKnight

            It always sens like when you use a gun it sucks, but when an enemy uses it, it melts.

        • RdJokr

          Razorback could use a slight buff, I agree on that. Treyarch nerfed it too hard. Even the Kuda is better than it right now.

          • ArtisanKnight

            All the smgs need a buff besides vesper, and the vmp. I want the kids to be good, but sometimes it just falls short.

    • XboxISdead

      Hardcore safeguard what are you nuts? People dont even play the objective in core now u wanna bring that shit to hardcore no thanks.

    • YoungMurf

      I would love to see HC Safeguard man. Would be my most played game mode if they added it.

  • Awesome, A tutorial for the hard to understand black market, But no patch/hotfix notes?

  • zack

    I wish they had a trading system. Ive gotten 2 “storm” camos for the m8 and the 2nd one was literally a waste. I could’ve made some kids day by trading with the less fortunate. They had to of thought of this, so there must be a reason why they didn’t do it? Vonderhaar wtf?

  • epicpwn117

    Just wanted to put this out there, on xbox one can anyone else not use their diamond and gold camo in custom game?

  • Drasadex

    To the few people who have Dark Matter, is it possible to apply that camo to Zombies (or Campaign) as well?

    • It is possible to apply Dark Matter camo in campaign, not sure about zombies as I don’t really play it.

    • DEMOLITION12

      why wouldn’t it be

    • Nu…

  • imBATMAN

    TfarTn – I’D BUY CRYPTOKEYS WITH REAL MONEY!! 😀 DURHURRHURR TOODLES!
    Activision – We see spawn of satan…we ….see..

    CRYPTOKEYS BUNDLE

    4.00$ for 2
    1,000,000 for our fists up your a$$

    • Stif Meister

      This was your attempt at being funny? Ouch.

      • imBATMAN

        Aww who’s still salty? 🙂

        • Stif Meister

          I suppose you.

          • imBATMAN

            says the lonely little boy comment stalking me?

          • Stif Meister

            Stalking? Lmao. Your comment was at the top of a recent thread, idiot.

          • imBATMAN

            that’s why you commented on my old comments? It’s cute you still hold a grudge

          • Stif Meister

            It’s cute how you avoided the topic because you can’t formulate an argument.

          • imBATMAN

            umm ok..? you’re cute, avoiding what I said to you 🙂 Hypocrite

          • Stif Meister

            I’m not the one who gets hostile over a simple opinion on a zombies glitch, but hey, I get it. You’re just a child, after all.

          • imBATMAN

            Yes you are, explain how I was hostile, when you’re over here calling me an idiot and a child while i’m calling you cute and funny 🙂

          • Stif Meister

            Refer to the original discussion and try to find one hostile thing said by me.

          • imBATMAN

            you cant even tell me…hmm interesting character choice, i read you like a book

          • Stif Meister

            Tell you what? Lmao. It takes you 6 days to reply and you still sound like an idiot.

          • imBATMAN

            6 days because I sir have a life 🙂 You sound like a ninimuggins

          • Stif Meister

            And what a sad life that must be. How is life with Downs Syndrome? Always wanted to know.

          • imBATMAN

            That’s cute, but you should know right? Oh thats right it’s “normal” for you huh?

          • Stif Meister

            Lmao. Just realized how idiotic this whole conversation was. Carry on, good sir.

          • imBATMAN

            Tchus 🙂

          • LMAO! That was 100% entertaining! XD

          • Yeah even after 6 days of thinking time! XD LMAO

  • Devin Wolfe

    I’v said it before this is a worse system then what was in AW.