UPDATE: PCDev has announced on Twitter that the Multiplayer Starter Pack will be available until Monday, March 7th on Steam.


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Activision has released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack only on Steam for PC for a limited time. The offer ends on Monday, March 7th.

The way the Starter Pack works is that it gives you access to just the multiplayer portion of the game for $14.99. Players can get only certain features of Black Ops 3, including access to ranked Multiplayer matches, Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater, and the Black Market.

With the starter pack, players in-game on PC will have a specific icon next to their Steam ID in lobbies to designate that you are playing on the Starter Pack. Players in the starter pack can buy the Season Pass and COD Points; however, with the Season Pass DLC, you can only use the multiplayer maps. In addition, players will only be able to use their Call of Duty Points in Multiplayer.

Features not available in the starter pack include ability to prestige and to play custom games; in addition, you cannot access the campaign or zombies mode. Activision has also stated that, once the mod tools for Black Ops 3 become available on PC, players in the starter pack cannot access those. You will need to upgrade to the full game for mod tools access (upon release). Mod tools are coming sometime this year to the PC version of Black Ops 3. More on that here.

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If you decide to buy the entire Black Ops 3 game after playing this, you’ll be able to upgrade for $45 to the regular game or to the digital deluxe edition for $85 with the specific Multiplayer Starter Pack upgrade option available on Steam. Stats, Call of Duty Points balance, and more will transfer over from the Starter Pack to the full game if you decide to upgrade.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack is only available on PC platform on Steam. The Starter Pack costs $14.99. You can purchase it now here.

A detailed FAQ about this is available on Activision’s Support site here.

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  • LovekillerX

    Weren’t there some rumors about “starter pack”?

    • Keshav Bhat

      yes. this is what the starter pack is.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Instead of lowering that dreadful Time-to-Kill, they ask for more money. Hilarious.

  • damcamper

    Lol you cant prestige? You get to lvl 55 and stay there till you spend more money? They always find new ways to make micro transactions. This is almost as bad as the half azz game they sold people on the ps3 and 360.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Did you even read the article fully? You only pay $15 to get a basic version of Multiplayer. You can still even earn Cryptokeys at level 55.

    • Brian

      This has nothing to do with micro transactions.

    • It’s not microtransaction related in any way? You have a basic access to the game and for those that are casual, that’s all that is needed. No one is forcing you to buy anything, in fact, they are making it EASIER if you don’t want to spend money, play what most play for a cheaper price. As for the “half ass” 360/ps3 port, you can blame those who whined and complained for months on end saying they can’t upgrade away from a console that’s been outdated for years now. Can’t please everyone.

      • Who Am I To Judge?

        #Roadto25K

    • CoDforever

      who cares about prestige? it doesnt add anything to the game other than prestige logos

      • Johtoboy

        extra class slots. only having five classes is too few

        • CoDforever

          yeah but that cant be a deal breaker

      • RdJokr

        You can’t unlock every item in MP without prestiging.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Longevity. Getting score would be irrelevant without the ability to prestige. I want my score to actually count when I play.

        • CoDforever

          if you played the game enough to hit the level cap then you should invest in the whole game

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re talking about the Starter Pack? I have it, and it’ll be a total of a $150 investment and I can’t believe all of the bullshit in the Multiplayer lol. Not an extremely happy consumer, to say the least. Zombies is awesome and I need to give the Singleplayer a chance.

    • XboxISdead

      Wow you must be very stupid hahahahahaha

  • Diego Diniz

    FURST!

    • Anon

      Fag.

  • Diego Diniz

    I heard about MOD’s on PC. When???

    • Brian

      March for the alpha release

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        What about community downloads, where you can download Emblems, Paintjobs, and Gunsmith?

        • Brian

          No clue. Probably won’t be added due to legal reasons.

    • Kyle Soule

      I heard about that too. Shouldn’t they be out already?

    • JoZer805g

      I think it should be out in March, 2016.

  • lunator100hd .

    Its gonna bring some noobs to the table for sure.

  • Liam Sadowski

    Discount? If you pay $15 for the starter pack, and $45 to upgrade to the full game, isn’t that just spending the full $60 anyway?

    • lunator100hd .

      They didnt say anything about Discount.

      • CoDforever

        read steam

      • Liam Sadowski

        Huh. Could’ve sworn I saw it. Guess not.

    • fires

      they never mentioned the word discount once. lol.

      • CoDforever

        you will get a discount if u choose to upgrade it says on steam

    • CoDforever

      you dont have to upgrade though

  • GinsuVictim

    Wow, and yet they charged $49.99 for the last gen version. Dicks…

    • CoDforever

      that has zombies, free run custom games and bo1 though

      • GinsuVictim

        Still not worthy of a $35 difference.

        • CoDforever

          bo1 – $10

          zombies – $10

          Free Run – $5

          Bo3 MP – $15 – 20

          maybe 49.99 is too much but 40.00 would be pretty understandable

          • Siftblade

            Lol who in the hell considers free run worth $5? Anyways yeah, I think $35-$40 would have been good for last gen

          • CoDforever

            if you spent atleast 2 hours on free run during the lifecycle of bo3 then I consider free run being worth $5

          • Stif Meister

            I’ve never touched free run. In fact, I’d like them to remove it and reimburse me.

          • CoDforever

            They added it for free. Realistically speaking the game is worth $60 on Campaign/Multiplayer alone, i still consider zombies a bonus.

          • Why would you still consider zombies a bonus? Especially now that IW and SHGames are doing the same thing that Treyarch are doing now.

          • CoDforever

            because SHG didnt have a coop mode yet the game was still $60.

          • Siftblade

            They had exo zombies.

          • CoDforever

            talking about the base game, not including DLC

          • Yeah they did. They had Exo Zombies and Exo Survival. (btw, I refuse to believe Exo Zombies was just a DLC thing. I’m pretty positive that was going to be in the full game, but Activision wanted to Destiny that game)

          • CoDforever

            it doesnt matter what you thought of it because at the end of the day SHG charged $60 for the base game which only included SP/MP

          • As I said that’s my personal opinion, I never stated that it mattered or not.

            Also, you’re still wrong. Activision charged $60 for Advanced Warfare which included THREE game modes, Multiplayer, Campaign, and Exo Survival.

            Zombies is no longer a bonus mode especially now that it has it’s own ranking system and the same prestige system as Multiplayer. If this were 2010 and Black Ops 1 just came out I would agree with you that it’s a bonus mode but times have changed and now all the developers are doing what Treyarch is doing.

          • CoDforever

            Exo survival was a lazy tacked on mode that had no where near as much detail or time put into compared to Zombies or extinction. It literally used the exact same items from MP like maps, weapons, scorestreaks and character models and changed up the HUD a little and added some voice work.

            All developers are doing what Treyarch is doing? Do you really think that games like Star Wars, Rainbow 6 siege, Evolve or Titanfall have the same amount of content Bo3 does?

            Just take it in that this $15 starter pack has more content than Titanfall and Rainbow 6 which were $60.

            So yes, compared to gaming’s current standard I still consider zombies a bonus mode. What I mean by that is that if Zombies was never introduced to CoD in the first place and bo3 was still $60 for just campaign and MP, there would be nothing wrong with it.

          • Your first statement is completely stupid and your opinion doesn’t matter because it’s a fact. Exo Survival was the third game mode. The Co-op of the BASE GAME, It also doesn’t end there, there has always been some sort of third mode/co-op SINCE WORLD AT WAR. It’s a staple thing in Call of Duty now. It’s not a bonus mode and also, fuck your comparison, I’m talking about Call of Duty only.

          • CoDforever

            ” The Co-op of the BASE GAME, It also doesn’t end there, there has always been some sort of third mode/co-op SINCE WORLD AT WAR.”

            And there still would be even if bo3 didnt have zombies. How? Because Bo3 already has a co op campaign, Dead ops 2 and nightmares mode which is all co op.

            And did somebody kick your balls or something? It seems like you got incredibly mad reading my reply.

          • No, because your reply reeks of stupidity, and stupidity just erks me and you keep proving it with each reply. Nightmares and Dead Ops 2 are bonus modes, and even if zombies never existed, it doesn’t change the fact that THERE IS ALWAYS A THIRD GAME MODE IN THE GAME. Zombies originally started out as bonus mode, but it’s no longer a bonus considering, IT’S A STAPLE PART OF CALL OF DUTY NOW. Zombies is pretty much the whole reason why there is a THIRD GAME MODE IN EACH COD TITLE NOW. I swear your logic is all kinds of fucked.

          • CoDforever

            “THERE IS ALWAYS A THIRD GAME MODE IN THE GAME.”

            You goddamn idiot did you not read anything i just said? there would still be a co op mode in bo3 even if zombies wasnt in there. Why shouldnt nightmares mode count as a co op mode? Because it reuses the same maps from the campaign? Then by that logic Spec Ops and Exo Survival shouldnt count either ..

          • And here is the thing you fucking retard, your whole “its a bonus mode!!” just goes to shit, JUST BY LOOKING AT THE BACK OF YOUR GAMECASE WHEN IT’S BEING LISTED AS ONE OF THE THREE GAME MODES. Seriously, just pick up your copy of Black Ops 3 and look at the back. You can also do the same with Black Ops 2 AND BLACK OPS 1.

            And your last sentences are so mind blowingly stupid, I’m not even going to respond to that. So fucking idiotic.

          • CoDforever

            I am fully aware its an integral part of the game. Me stating that I feel zombies is a just a bonus to me is solely my opinion. Im just saying that if Treyarch never introduced zombies then no one would have a problem paying $60 for just Campaign/SP, just like how almost every other game does it including cod4.

          • But yet you stated it like a fact and you’re speaking from a hypothetical perspective where Zombies was never introduced?

          • Tuby

            keep it calm bitches

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            That’s way too generous.

          • CoDforever

            Considering how much content games are giving out for $60 these days, i wouldnt say its generous

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Are you sure that they’re giving a lot of content in full-priced games these days? Titanfall, Street Fighter V, Rainbow Six Siege, Star Wars Battlefront, Need For Speed, etc. would like to disagree. $60 for a game with only a Singleplayer and Multiplayer needs a ton of value, and many aren’t worth that much besides production value because of the graphics boost.

          • CoDforever

            you read that wrong. I meant considering how games are “ok” for having minimal content yet still cost $60 leads me to believe CoD would be just fine as well if they charged $60 for SP and campaign alone.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Oh, okay, I stand corrected. I’m going to go sit in the corner, now.

          • GinsuVictim

            Majority of people either never touched Free Run or played it for less than 10 minutes before abandoning it forever.

          • Mario Rivera

            Shyt, when u consider that u have to spend $15 for just a hour and a half at the movie theater, $5 bucks for free run is a pretty reasonable value estimation lol

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I don’t even see Free Run on the Main Menu, anymore.

          • CoDforever

            its in the bonus section

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I don’t think I saw it, there, either. I’ll have to check again because I forgot about Dead Ops Arcade 2 and said “ooh gimme”.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re being generous. I wouldn’t pay more than $20 new for how crap it looks.

          • Snapshot

            If it would run good but thats not the case. Frrezing lobbies kicked out during matches with BS reason. Lag that turn into connection interupted etc. Glad I have a PS 4 now

          • Napshot

            Looks like minecraft lol

          • GinsuVictim

            The 360 version runs much better than the PS3 version.

          • Snapshot

            OK but I didnt have a 360., therefore I was forced to buy a PS 4. I have broken the ps3 disc because this freezed at the moment I had my double nuclear lol

          • GinsuVictim

            I was just saying that to differentiate the two versions for those still on last gen who think the PS3 and 360 are the same…they aren’t.

          • Snapshot

            OK no problem

          • GinsuVictim

            BO1 shouldn’t even figure into the price. It’s considered a freebie. I would’ve LOVED to’ve had the option to pay less for no zombies or free run.

          • Ryan :D

            Wait, it comes with Black ops 1? i have never known this… and does bo1 really sell for $10 now? It was such a good game.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Free Run would be $5.00? Multiplayer $15-20? How is Multiplayer worth more than Zombies? Fucking hell, i hope Activision doesn’t have that mindset. I should be able to ride unicorns and shit rainbows in real life for that price.

          • CoDforever

            free run comes with 4 levels so I would consider it atleast $5

            and why wouldnt MP cost more than zombies? Zombies is only 1 map while MP is 12 maps with specialists, scorestreaks etc you are insane if you think more resources were spent on Zombies than MP

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            All I’ve noticed in Free Run is that you run a marathon and do some crouching and other Black Ops 3 movement. That’s very basic, and not $5 basic.

            Zombies has a far bigger production value than Multiplayer. Graphics are the main costly thing in Multiplayer alongside the voice acting, which is minimal, especially in comparison to Campaign and Zombies. Somebody can correct me if I’m wrong, but in comparison to something like a Campaign and Zombies, Multiplayer has a minute budget in comparison. Especially Campaign. http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/single-player-shooter-campaigns-can-take-up-75-of-budget/

          • GinsuVictim

            Free Run is just a tutorial for the new movement. The overwhelming majority of people wouldn’t miss it if they removed it.

  • Who Am I To Judge?

    While I am on console, I see this as almost the perfect way to market to the very casual COD player, due to the small amount of time many people put into this game. Whoever looks up articles for COD news will not care for and wonder why they implemented this “useless add-on” to the game, due to us knowing much more that the average person.

  • Skillreks

    the only issue I see here is the fact that you wouldn’t be able to unlock everything in multiplayer with the unlock tokens they give you. but I feel this is a good way for people who just want to play casually to do so

  • NOVA_POLARIS

    Whoever thought of this is stupid and whoever buys this is even stupider. Whats the point of buying the game if you are not even getting the full game? They should of just made a free trial and have it go on for a week or two to get people into the game.

    • Ryan :D

      Some people will just want to see if they like the game and don’t want to put down $60.

      • GinsuVictim

        A demo could’ve solved that.

        • CoDforever

          They had a beta ..

          are we seriously complaining for a way to get Bo3 if you only play MP for 75% off?

          • GinsuVictim

            A beta is one thing, but a demo that’s still available would be better.
            I’m not complaining about the $15 option…I wish they would’ve done it sooner (and for last gen!)

            You don’t get the full MP experience, btw.

          • CoDforever

            they also have free bo3 weekends on steam. Your complaining is pretty stupid.

          • GinsuVictim

            You took me wrong. I was replying to someone else.
            I think this is a fine idea, but wish the option would’ve been available sooner and also for last gen.

          • CoDforever

            why would they bring this option out sooner when the game was already selling like hot cakes?

            Also who cares about last gen? They werent even supposed to get the game in the first place and your stupid if you chose to even buy it. Also active last gen players seem pretty happy with the game since it won the award for ps3 game on the official PS survey.

          • GinsuVictim

            The PS3 version is kinda rough around the edges, but the 360 version runs pretty good. I played it free on PS3 and enjoyed it enough to buy it on 360. Patches have helped a lot.

          • Hitchhiker

            Your well measured responses are commendable.. I, random Internet stranger, applaud you.

          • tuby

            I thought the patches were die current gen. I have seen one patch die ps 3 on this site

          • GinsuVictim

            Not entirely sure what you’re trying to say. There have been several patches on last gen, this site just doesn’t point them out usually. There have been four patches for sure.

          • Tuby

            Stupid auto correction. Mention to say that I thought there were only patches for currrent gen. Besides the one I have seen on this website. OK my fault didnt know there were more patches on old gen

          • Who Am I To Judge?

            Since it is ALMOST the same game as what we get on current gen, and all of the major games that won game of the year only are being released for current gen, I can see how they would be happy. Now, that does not mean I endorse buying the last gen version because I find it to not be worth the price it is at.

          • GinsuVictim

            I bought the 360 version for $29.99 and I’m good with that price. I’d originally had it pre-ordered but cancelled because of how it was going to be at release. After patches, it was finally at a point that I felt justified buying it.

          • CoDforever

            metal gear solid 5 was on last gen

          • Who Am I To Judge?

            I did not know that, do you know how well it turned out?

          • CoDforever

            it was nearly the exact same game minus the graphical update and the lower frame rate. It was still a great port however.

      • NOVA_POLARIS

        Which is what a free trial is for… I feel like that’s a lot better of a business move. At least give the people the full multiplayer because otherwise its a freemium model without the free.

    • Kyle Soule

      Probably get more out of that than you do on last gen.

    • To attempt to compete with CS:GO at a similar price point?

    • BigMacMan

      Why is this a bad idea? If you decide to get the full game after buying this starter pack, you’re not paying more than what you would have paid if you bought the full game from the start

    • CoDforever

      “Whats the point of buying the game if you are not even getting the full game?”

      Oh idk maybe if you only play MP and can get it for 75% off? Isnt what half of the COD community has wanted since MW2?

    • Siftblade

      Well if you only play MP, I’d say $15 is better than $60.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Can we not even use the Paintshop?

        • Mini

          you can.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I didn’t see it in the article, appreciate it.

    • Mario Rivera

      For a person like me that hasn’t even touched campaign/zombies this is a extremely reasonable deal.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        “Either case, even if they charged twice as much its still a viable option” except it wouldn’t be. No Multiplayer experience is worth $30, let alone $60. There’s more to gaming than production value.

    • Ak74u

      I remember last year around this time Advanced warfare had a free days trail on PC I guess they want to replace that with this new trial paying system called “starter pack.” Btw does anyone think of Facebook and Instagram when it says starter pack lol

      • CoDforever

        bo3 has already had free weekends on steam.

        • RdJokr

          Which is not a really nice system at all, given that PC games are more likely to be hacked. That’s one of the bad things about free weekends, it opens a door for hackers.

    • Jheesus

      They did when the game launched I swear all you see on here is whiney little fergerts

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Marketing bud learn it.

    • Eddie Tupy

      dumb people. Youre not getting shortchanged. Youre getting what you pay for except no prestige or custom games.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I better be getting Prestige and Custom Games for $15. Pretty pathetic that you can’t.

        • Eddie Tupy

          entitled much?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Consumers are entitled to value. Multiplayer in FPS games are a fraction of the budget. PC players should be getting the full Multiplayer experience for such an expensive price.

          • Eddie Tupy

            20 dollars is expensive? If thats too much then buy the full game bro.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            $15* and yeah, that’s expensive for Multiplayer. There are $60 online-based games. Oh, and I already have had the game since launch. It’s decent.

  • Ryumoau

    I really like this. I’ve been hoping Activision would eventually offer the three modes of the CoD titles for sale separately ever since Black Ops 2. I’m hoping this starter thing is successful enough to make it to consoles.

    Then hopefully either CoD 2016 or Advanced Warfare 2 will offer campaign/Multiplayer/Co-op either together for $60 or apart for $20 each. I don’t personally care about co-op, so i just wanna get campaign and Multiplayer for a discount. lol

  • akaCamos

    question. when it says its only available until feb 29th, doe that mean it isnt playable after that date or it isnt purchasable

    • GinsuVictim

      Only sold until that date.

  • Ak74u

    Fkn Money hungry whores

    • MehDuck

      How, they’re making the game cheaper for people who only want to play mp.

      • Ak74u

        Because now they probably won’t do free trials and instead have this crap

        • SoulTaker

          They already did one free trail I’m sure after the first DLC drops they’ll be another free trail to get people on PC on board.

        • CoDforever

          They have made the game free for a weekend many times

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        We’re getting jack shit.

  • FazalGaming

    What’s the point if you can’t prestige?

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      We should get the full Multiplayer for $15, if it’s even worth that much.

    • Anapzshot

      Own higher prestiges and let them rage quit.

  • Jay Evan

    And who said it was pay to win? Fucking COD community.

  • Tramaine Tevis

    This may seem random but there’s this youtuber, Madgaz Gaming where he made a perk and even a jingle people on Twitter are going crazy about and I thought it would be cool to spread the word on other call of duty related websites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhURmVwZwNU No credit at all for me. Spread the word. PLEASE Treyarch put this into the game!

    • This perk could easily be merged into PhD Flopper with the absence of Dolphin Dive if they ever choose to bring it back So this perk being a whole new perk seems pointless in my opinion.

    • lunator100hd .

      ”Slip and fall to their death” what? thats stupid, i know it could be fun for some situations but c’mon thats never gonna happen for many reasons.

    • DEMOLITION12

      stop posting this garbage

  • ToonToons22

    This is nothing more than a demo, and a very expensive one at that.

    • CoDforever

      I didnt know a demo consisted of all the games maps, modes and weapons.

      • ToonToons22

        How do you explain the lack of private match and custom games? You should at least have the freedom to play with friends in a private match or even play a game of bots. And no mod tools? That kills the one thing that makes PC so unique from other systems. It should at least have some sort of mod support when the tools come out.

        • CoDforever

          private match and custom games are the same thing.

          COD has never had mod support since 2009 until now so I dont get why your acting as if it were a staple in the CoD franchise.

          The thing is $14.99 FFS, for people that only public matches (which is 90% of the population) this is undeniably a good deal. You can play everything including all maps, modes and weapons excluding private match, which really shouldnt be that big of a problem unless you play custom games regularly.

    • Mario Rivera

      As far as I’m and all the other ppl that only play MP are concerned, its the whole game actually

      • GinsuVictim

        But it’s not everything multiplayer offers. It’s a step in the right direction though.

  • Eddie Tupy

    they should have this as a demo and limit it further and have the starter pack slightly more money but has the full MP and call it MP pack.

    Financially it probably wont be good though

  • Bryan Gilomen

    I ended up buying the $14.99 version so I could play multiplayer on the PC with the new graphics card I just bought. I have been playing on the XBOX One and really enjoyed the game. I’m not hardcore, so I don’t really care about prestige. This is the perfect thing for me. Just because it doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it isn’t a decent idea. It is a gateway drug with a slight investment in the game that goes fully toward a full upgrade at a later time if you wish. I will never do that since I don’t want to pay for the campaign twice.

    • lunator100hd .

      If you own bo3 on console why you care about the pc version? Cod was always better on consoles and there are way more players there which means better connection. You could buy the dlc for $14.99 or another game on steam.

      • GinsuVictim

        Some people prefer keyboard/mouse, others just want to play against even more people. It’s certainly a different experience on PC versus console.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          I’d rather watch paint dry than play against PC players, because damn…

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Room for 1 more?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I might as well watch paint dry because I’d be more successful doing that than playing CoD on PC. Bless those poor souls that either don’t want to play on console or just can’t.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            I get your point but room for another one m8a1?

      • Kobrah

        They wanted to test out their new graphics card… Did you even read what they said?

      • SoulTaker

        Mod tools.

        • lunator100hd .

          Maybe thats a reaon.

      • Eddie Tupy

        lol so wrong on so many levels.

        You are right on having more people playing but otherwise dead wrong.

        I think you meant to say COD was always better for YOU on consoles since youve never tried it on a good PC or any PC for that matter

        • lunator100hd .

          I have played ghosts, bo2 and bo3 beta on 900 euros pc, bad idea, non of them was equal in gameplay experience for a couple of reasons, as i said cod(specifically) is a console game hence the diferent player count. If you like k/m so much of course you should play cod on pc but still the smartest thing is to switch over on a game more optimized and suited for pc gaming (battlefield, cs go).

          • Tuby

            Cod 2 and 3 were Boss on pc

          • jordanxbrookes

            Call of Duty 3 was console only.

          • tuby

            Hmm than I hav made a mistake. I think I mean cod uo thought it was cod 3

          • GinsuVictim

            English isn’t your first language, is it?

          • Eddie Tupy

            umm.. no. Any game is suitable on pc. Player base doesnt mean shit.

            More people play on console but it doesnt mean the pc version sucks.

            with your logic i should just give up all games and play lol or wow or another game cuz they have biggest playerbase.

            i play cod4 on pc all the time and its way better on pc. Cod4 has no people on console compared to pc.

            This is how it is, pc versions are better and have more potential, console versions have more people cuz consoles are cheaper and easier to use.

          • lunator100hd .

            Ok mr ”pc master race” , you can believe whatever you want, just letting you know, Player base is the reason that developers prioritize consoles over pc for most AAA titles. When you read lead platform: ps4 or xbox one then you know that pc version of the game is gonna be inferior or delayed or both. I never told you to give up all games and play lol or wow. You should play whatever you like but dont compare a gaming muchine with a pc. Consoles made specificaly for games and entrtainment, pc is a more serious thing, so dont be mad because its not focused enough on gaming.

          • Eddie Tupy

            player base is the reason they optimize the games on console but it doesnt mean the games weont play better on pc, almost every multiplat game i have was better on pc except lack of players.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            PC versions are NOT better. In what way are they better? Recent Call of Duty games won’t have mods until Black Ops 3 next month. You can say that about other games i.e. Singleplayer experiences, but you can’t say that about multiplats online. I’m not just talking about population (which is still important and it’s damage control otherwise), but performance-wise and such, and “console versions have more people cuz consoles are cheaper and easier to use” is just damage controlling. Since it has more players, then it’ll be a smoother experience, regardless of whatever excuse someone can give. CoD PC isn’t successful anymore and we all just need to accept that and move on. PC is better in other situations, but not in this one.

          • Eddie Tupy

            ignorant. PC versions run better if you know what your doing.
            the only thing consoles have have better is that most they have more people since they are cheaper and more consistent in general.

            By your logic coca cola must be the best drink ever since it is the most popular. Or since most people have low-mid end cars vs a lambo that must mean the low-mid end cars are better cuz people make and sell more of them.

            im done with this if you think that cod is only for consoles then so be it.

            it is all subjective. but you gotta be pretty ignorant if you think consoles run games better than EVERY PC out there. Consoles are PCs….

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Why would you even try to play online games on PC? It’s a terrible experience. You might as well watch paint dry because you’d be more successful at that. Consoles are a better experience because the lobbies are more populated and the games flow more smooth,

  • Neville Longbottom

    Does anyone know if there will be a ‘Zombie Starter Pack’? To me personally this would be one of the most amazing things I’d have seen, I already own Bo3 on ps4 and therefore don’t want to purchase the whole game again, but I love zombies and would be so happy if this was released.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Anyone else hear about the Cryptokey drop rate nerf? I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. This game in its current state is a shitty experience.

    • Wait, what they did nerf it to? I normally earn about 2-3 Cryptokeys in a match.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I heard 1-2. It’s what I’ve been getting. I’ve been getting around 2.5 if I finish the game. Most of the time, I just “dashboard” (don’t know what it’s called on PlayStation) because I can’t deal with the BS that goes on in this game.

        • WhiskeyDick

          We call it “rage quit” on PlayStation

          • YoungMurf

            It’s rage quit on both consoles dude.

          • WhiskeyDick

            Way to state the obvious… I’m clearly joking

          • YoungMurf

            Way to state the obvious… I knew you were joking.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Thx

    • lunator100hd .

      We have no proofs for that. If you ask me, i dont think they changed anything about Cryptokey drop rate. Dont let rumors ruin your fun you have with the game. Tbh I dont care anymore. All this metagame bullshit that 3arch has implemented to the game makes us hate a good cod gameplay-wise.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Not a whole lot of statistical proof, yeah… One could say that it’s the case, though, if they compare their drop rates to launch. I heard players have gone from 3-4 Cryptokeys per game (first game in that particular lobby, I think, but I don’t know for sure) to 1-2.

        Wish I could say the same about the TTK. This game would be much better off if the weapons didn’t kill so quickly and I find it to be brainless. We just die in this game in the blink of an eye with no rhyme nor reason and it’s not fun at all.

        • SoulTaker

          I just earned 4 in one TDM match and about another 4 in Uplink I call bullshit. The least I have gotten was 2, but it happened because I joined in a little late.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You must have went in balls deep.

  • Colinator01

    So this is basically BO3 on last gen except without zombies but better graphics and $45 cheaper. Interesting

    • GinsuVictim

      No, because last gen at least lets you play private matches and prestige.

  • Deadpool

    $14.99 for a glorified demo.. pfft

    Activision doing everything they can to get even more money from their fans

    • Joshwoocool

      You don’t realize how good this offer is.PC has a lacking user base for Multiplayer.If you want to play anything other than moshpit/tdm/domination then good luck.This is for people who are thinking of buying the game but dont want to spend the whole price.I know People Who only play multiplayer.To them this is worth it.Also this helps fill lobbys with people so I can actually play some other game modes

      • Deadpool

        If you want the people on the fence to buy your game release a MP demo for free. This is just another way of earning more money.

  • Necoc Yaotl (InuZet)

    is there a zombies starter pack??? its all i play no sense in getting multiplayer or campaign. ?????

  • Jay Evan

    Specialist OC I came up with.
    Name: Joseph Zimmerman
    Sex: Male
    Age: 25
    Recommended class: Sheiva with rapid fire, extended mags, laser sight, and high caliber, with Hard-Wired and Fast hands perks.
    Ability: Grapple bolt- Wrist mounted grappling hook that allows for faster travel throughout certain areas of the battlefield. (Limited height and distance, able to shoot while using with hipfire only, speed while grappling around 150% of thrust sliding, yet slow enough to get shot by enemies. Meter decreases depending on distance traveled and amount of times used.)
    Weapon: Storm PSR- High caliber Sniper rifle capable of locking onto or dumbfiring enemies. Slow fire rate and bullet travel, but very high stopping power.(Gun charges in between shots, similar to Sniper rifles. Charged shots are able to lock onto enemies, but are slower in speed despite being able to one-shot kill with or without going through a surface. Can also be used as a regular marksman rifle.)

    Story: Joseph Zimmerman lives with all of the tech given to him, seeing it as to make life easier rather than replacing it. After visiting Singapore to study and work at the Coalescence Corp., the ever-so-named ‘Singapore Disaster’ crushed all hope of that happening. When evacuation efforts were abandoned, He started off with a small pistol to defend himself from the rising fury of the 54 Immortals.
    Five years later, and he roams the wreakage of the Q-zone, finding whatever he can from corpses, abandoned buildings, shanty towns, and even through means of taking it by force, to keep himself alive, something he promised himself he’d do since 2060.

  • Decided to pick this up, such a good deal!

  • SPAWNST4R

    Or go to a site like CDkeys, CJskeys or ALLkeys and buy the full retail Steam version for ÂŁ18

  • RobMelchor

    I don’t care much for campaign/zombie modes so this sounds right. Too bad you can’t prestige, that’s a deal breaker for me.

  • Nostalgia Guy

    Great deal, definitely getting it.