Treyarch has announced a brand new game mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer called ‘Safeguard,’

Teams alternate in escorting a non-combative robot into enemy territory. Deliver the robot to win.

This new game mode is brand new addition to Call of Duty. Players can get a chance to go hands-on with this new mode now in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta on PlayStation 4. Other platforms, stay tuned for news during the beta period.


  • k5berry

    Literally right as I exit out of the beta they reveal this lol

    • Siftblade

      Gotta restart it anyways 😛

  • Maximiliano Martinez

    Pretty cool. Gonna have to try this!

  • FPS Broski

    this is like the juggernaut game mode from mw3

    • CoDforever

      not really ..

  • Guywithbrains

    I have been only playing Team Deathmatch because when I tried Domination there was spawn trap already going on. Well that’s not surprising.

    But I seriously hope they fix sniping because it is so hard to snipe in this game. It is not worth using in my opinion.

    • Daniel

      No sniping = better

      • Ryan Chadwick

        People only hate snipers cause they suck at it themselves.

        • w

          no, its because its annoying

        • Ryan, sniping is downright easy, The DSR of my deadliest weapons, I have both bolt actions gold in black ops 2 and plenty of clips in the theater, and have one plenty of 1v1s against wannabe faze kids, but I still think it’s fucking annoying to get into any type of gamemode and have the game be filled with 10 year olds with retarded gamer tags and emblems like ” subscribe 2 my utube chanel plz ” plaguing the game, always missing shots dying quickscoping around with there extremely revealing bright glowing camoflauges.

          Honestly, I found call of duty ghosts to be the best way to handle sniper rifles.

          We had 2 bolt actions that fillies specific niches instead of the one OP sniper that everyone used, while ignoring the rest of the semi auto ones, unless there was that one guy who used maybe one, spamming the hell of it.

          Just like MW2, BO1, AW, and MW3.

          Except the L115 was the MSR with a slower bolt speed, and everyone ignored it unless you were ranking up to get the MSR.

          • tuby

            Afther waw and bo 1 there are no cod were is tis hard use a snipper. Be honest quipe scope with the dsr fucking simple in bo2.

      • everyoneisaliarbutme

        No sniping = no fun

        • Rebel71

          no skill cunts snipe less snipin the better

          • lol

            lol the classic “sniping takes no skill bro”

          • Sanchez

            1 shot kill = no skill

          • getting a one shot kill on a person using an exo skeleton, boosting around the map while shooting at you and your using a bolt action sniper that has the sights misaligned= some skill

          • Rebel71

            show me lil kid snipin is a no skill bitch move prove me wrong

      • KristoDude

        Sniping should be easy at longer distances and harder at close. But now it is difficoult at longer distances also.

        • AW has this issue too, because they’re morons who have no idea how to balance a sniper rifle.

          It could’ve been so easy to make snipers have increased flinch and loose sway the longer you aim down the scope, but no they had to make them all shitty

        • nammion

          Were u trying to quickscope long distances?

    • Beews

      Look at FaZe Sprattyy, he can snipe so you just have to learn it, it’s good that it is not as easy as it used to be where every 10 year old could quickscope and hit feeds

      • Edwin Cortez

        That’s the point most of them that are angry because they liked to no skill quickscope people, solely relying on the game help. The way the game is right now if you get quickscoped you know that the guy that killed you is really good. Lets hope 3arc leave snipers the way they are right now.

        • Virexity

          I completely agree. I dont snipe at all but seeing less snipers is amazing to me

          • Rebel71

            bullshit faze is the reason the game is dying they have screwed over tru fps players q scopin is a bitch move it needs to be removed

    • Cam2125

      Snipers should only be used at long range. Snipers should always lose close range unless against another sniper or a lucky no scope. You shouldn’t be able to rush around with a sniper and do good.

      • imBATMAN

        but then you’re called a camper

        • nammion

          U are supposed to play with it that way not run around like an idiot. Cover long lines of sight

    • Brad

      We don’t need cancerous overpowered snipers in this game. Sniping was the biggest annoyance of bo2 and most of us are very happy the 13 year old children can no longer run around aimlessly quickscoping us

      • Koolz

        Sniping actually takes skill, something I’m extremely happy about.

        • Sniping is honestly not a skill..

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            Are you retarded or???

          • Kobrah

            It is now

          • Rebel71

            tell me how squeaker

    • MetalSaint

      fuck you and your sniper

      • Guywithbrains

        All I am saying is that all weapons should be worth using EVEN SNIPERS. Whenever I try to snipe from FAR DISTANCE bullet doesn’t hit player when I clearly aim to his upper body.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          You can still do that. They had to balance them accordingly. The snipers are fine.

          • Guywithbrains

            I can still do that? About 80% of my shots to upper body from far distance won’t hit at all when they clearly should. I can’t snipe without going 3-16 in TDM. And I got 1 ouf of those 3 kills by using my specialist ability so I got 2 kills with sniper.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It’s a beta. KD never mattered in CoD, especially in a beta. Practice with them, because buffing them will break the game.

          • LovekillerX

            I think that they should get rid of that ridiculous flinch when you fire with bolt action sniper. I don’t need quickscoping, that can be gone for good.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It is a 40 pound weapon. It’ll kick.

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah but they really should tune it down a bit. It is impossible to shoot someone far away. Tried that. I don’t need aim assist and quickscope I just want my sniper to have even a little chance to hit.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I feel that every little buff will somehow help quickscoping. I haven’t played the game yet so by all means I’m sure your reasoning is perfectly valid.

          • LovekillerX

            And to be honest it is all about preferences. I just feel the flinch is way too much but I might be wrong. Hopefully things like hit detection etc. will be fixed for your beta.

        • MetalSaint

          snipers are a pain one shot one kill to balance it out they have to make it hard to use 🙂 otherwise its gonna be OP!

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            If they buff them they’ll be broken.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Fuck that, sniping needs to stay the way it is. Don’t appeal to that community.

    • Drasadex

      no no no no , snipers are fine as is. No need to give them aim-assist again

      • LovekillerX

        No aim assist and no quickscope. Get rid of that ridiculous flinch!

      • jooker-jr

        then they should remove aim assist from all the guns.

        • Rebel71

          you are a special needs cunt right ???? no gun gets aim assist but snipers

    • Piotr Piter

      You mad because now sniping requires actually skill?
      Look how Pamaj plays he is good sniper and he get nice streaks.

    • I think sniping with the Locus is just fine, then again I don’t try to quickscope.

    • jordanxbrookes

      That’s good. It means sniping actually takes skill again. Haven’t enjoyed sniping since Black Ops because the challenge was rewarding.

      • Thomas the TankSwag

        Sniping in COD4 was great as there were perfect places for a snipers nest like the tall building in crash, in all the other CODs ive played its hard to be an actual sniper and people just quickscope.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Call of Duty 4 sniping was great too and I agree that map design helped snipers snipe properly and not run around thinking they’re using a shotgun.

    • awesome_farts

      Sniping has been noobish for years. And the fact that sniping isn’t rampant in this game, along with panic knifing, has allowed me to happily play the game 🙂

      Now get out there and run and gun!!! Everyone else is already.

    • ghosts sucks

      That will be freakin sweet if there were no quick scoping. Nothing like shooting someone and they turn around and kill you. I’m guilty of it but only cause I could. I did see a video of someone killing it with a sniper. Looked like quick scoping to me so I doubt quick scoping will ever die. Is fun to do but not fun when your the one getting killed.

    • TheWalkingDon

      Sounds like sniping is perfect again like it was in Black Ops 1. No sniper should be able to run around and quickscope likes it’s an smg.

      • nammion

        U mean shotgun. If they want to one shot kill someone up close they should swap with a shotgun as a secondary IMO

  • Daniel

    That’s it? Lol
    I would rather have team defender back

    • Guywithbrains

      Level cap raised to 40. Not sure what will be new.

      • RdJokr

        For starters, Spectre will be available to use at level 40. At least now you can see whether his/her cloak ability is OP or not.

        • CoDforever

          ahaha. throwback to the same time last year when everyone thought cloaking was gonna be the thing that breaks AW loool

    • jordanxbrookes

      Same, although this does sound interesting. Kinda wish we had to escort a civilian or something instead.

  • Guest

    Im on xbox so its hard to keep track with all this stuff did they change the domination spawns

  • Gamerazor247

    So basically Siege from Blacklight : Retribution. You think you’re slick, huh, Treyarch?

    • CoDforever

      *sigh* cod devs cannot win

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        You think it’s okay to steal from people? You’re not only a competitive fanboy (ew), but you’re a CoD fanboy in general? Lol

        • Xerolh

          Most game devs do copy others. You make it sound like Treyarch are the first ones…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            So you can defend it? They are carbon copying animations.

          • Xerolh

            No they are not. Chill the fuck out.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You care to challenge what I have to say, or will you keep being a damage controlling sheep? I’m not going to hold your hand. And don’t tell me what to do. It’s fact.

          • Then that means Titanfall’s wallrunning copied Mirror’s Edge, by your logic. Mirror’s Edge was the first FP game to have wallrunning, if i’m not mistaken.
            I mean, do you get this hurt over music when a musical artist releases a song with the exact same chord structure as a song you already listened to? I’m studying music theory and that doesn’t bother me one bit, cause there’s only so many chords you can make a song with, just like there’s only so many ways you can animate someone running on a wall.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Good comparison. Working with that, Titanfall used Mirror’s Edge and incorporated it into a Multiplayer design on buildings. Treyarch directly copied the exterior of the walls. They directly copied the pistol running animations in First Person. That is my point.

            In terms of music
            One Direction directly stole the rhythm of the beginning of Summer Nights from Grease. I understand inspiration, but this is the definition of copying/plagiarism.

          • It…it’s only plagirism if everything about the game is an exact copy of Titanfall…and to be honest, it’s not..aside from an FPS view, wallrunning, and the consistent weapon/power ability, this is no way plagurising on Titanfall dude…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Really? That statement is rather confusing. You’re saying that the entire game must copy Titanfall in order to be considered plagiarism? So, you’re telling me, that if I steal a line from a poem, and put it into MY poem, then it’s perfectly okay for me to publish said poem, and not be considered a plagiarist? Well, fuck me, be right back!

          • Let me try and put it into another phrasing then;
            Song A and Song B are both popular tracks. Music theorists recogbize Song A and B sound oddly alike. After doing some research, they realize both so gs have the same chord structure, but Song B is in an entirely different key, but it’s not plagiaristic because of the key change.
            See the point i’m trying to make? That plagurising is far too extreme of a term?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            That’s not what I’m arguing… I’m arguing that the ideas are the exact same, with little tweaks. Unless someone can go through the coding in-depth… then I honestly don’t think I’m wrong.

          • That’s the point i’m making. If there’s tweaks, then the two objects are different, hence why i made the song refrence.
            Song B had the tweak of a completely different tuning. Black Ops 3 has the tweak of..well, being Black Ops 3 and not Titanfall. And considering i’ve now played both this beta and Titanfall in depth, the wallrunning animations aren’t the same at all.

          • Carbom copying? They’d need coding for all the animations from an entirely different company to be straight “carbon” copies, so hakunah your tatas and let the people who are enjoying this beta enjoy their beta.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Facts are facts. I never said nobody can enjoy the beta, I’m just saying that it’s asinine to damage control and excuse directly copying (borderline stealing).

            Who said carbon copying requires copy and pasting code from the games? The animations are the exact same, down to every pixel. Of I had a Computer Science degree and owned both games, I’d compare them for you. But I understand what you’re saying.

          • Direct copying?
            No one got pissed at Bungie when their AI in Destiny acted EXACTLY like the Covenant in Halo. No got pissed when Doom copied Wolfenstein. None of the people working at Treyarch have worked for Respawn, the animations themselves are different.
            So again, hakunah your tatas.

          • EnderZ

            In the cases u referenced, Doom and Wolfenstein made my same Devs at ID (fyi game engine they developed for Wolfenstein the grandaddy of FPS is same game engine used by all CODS). Destiny and Halo made by Bungie.
            Now u may continue.

          • Regardless, the point of my case is, it’s honestly silly to call an animation a plagiarism when there’s only so many ways that animation could be done.
            I mean, what were they supposed to do? Leave it out? Make the game as boring in flow as Infinity Ward’s CoDs?
            Now it feels like the next game to feature wallrunning is going to be a plagiarism of some other game that has wallrunning. I mean, unless we just want to glide across these walls with an Exo style boost, there’s really no other way to animate a soldier running on a wall.

        • jxxxc

          You need to to do something that doesn’t involve the internet and chill lmfao xD

          • Slothigans

            For real. This guy is a moron. Acting like his life depends on treyarch being influenced by other games. Geez.

        • CoDforever

          name me one upcoming game that has completely original ideas. When i mean original, I mean never before done in a video game.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            That’s not my point. There’s a difference between being inspired and directly copying. Animations are directly copied in Black Ops 3 in comparison to Titanfall. I’m not attacking the game by any means.

          • CoDforever

            Well in that case Titanfall directly copied wallrunning from mirrors edge

        • #HUG

          originality is undetected plagiarism.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            But directly copying animations are justified?

    • Slothigans

      Are you mentally challenged? I’m pretty sure that they know it’s not an original idea but it is a first for call of duty. Anything and everything in the world has come off of something else. Get over it.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Yes, that definitely excuses the lack of originality. Treyarch is literally stealing animations from Titanfall yet you’d still defend them. That is asinine.

        • Xerolh

          How did they steal animations? Lol

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Are you living under the rock? Have you seen the wallrunning and pistol running animations? Have you seen the robots? The Specialist timer?

          • Xerolh

            There’s only so many ways you can wall run or run with a pistol lol. Don’t be so paranoid besides who the fuck cares?

          • LovekillerX

            People did care when AW copied things. Now that it is Treyarch… *sigh*

            “LOL AW AK-12 HAS SAME RELOAD ANIMATION THAN AK-12 IN GHOSTS!!!1111” <— good example.

          • Xerolh

            I didn’t care. Didn’t matter to me. Only so many ways to reload an ak.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            How about… don’t tell me what to do, and being a damage controlling sheep is unhealthy?

            If you can’t see the fact that there are obvious plain copies of animations, then you are blind.

          • Xerolh

            Lol why even come on this website? Anybody that calls somebody a “sheep” is a fucking moron. And why the fuck would it matter if they are reused? Who fucking cares!

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            This site isn’t for fanboys who damage controls a game they like. I think the game looks fun. You just can’t excuse copying.

          • Xerolh

            The game is fun a couple of animations “being copied” won’t change that. It shouldn’t matter.

        • Slothigans

          Please come back when you have developed an original game then. Make sure you copy NOBODY. Which basically means you can’t have guns, you can’t shoot, you can’t do any of that. Cause that would be copying. So please, give me the most original fps I will ever see. Then I’ll be on your side.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Again, how does that justify anything? You completely dodged my point. My point was that they directly copied animations from start to finish. They took Destiny abilities and just tweaked them to make them more balanced. They still directly copied them. I’m not even attacking the game. I think it’ll be the best CoD since BO1.

          • Slothigans

            I agree. I know this will be a great game. All I’m saying is that originality is scarce nowadays. Something will always be from some form of something else. Besides its not like they’re denying it either. Vahn even said the game is heavily influenced by destiny. So at least they’re not trying to look all that acting like they’re the first to do so.

      • Gamerazor247

        Mentally challenged, might as well straight up and type retarded. Like damn, BLR came to mind…

  • Siftblade

    Stopping the robot from capturing the spawn is difficult.

  • DatGuyWhoLikesPie

    I cannot get into a lobby for the past couple of days. It just doesn’t work, it just loads, and puts me into a lobby by myself, I end up having to join recent players games. How can I fix this?

    • guest

      try resetting the app i have heard that fixes it

  • Koolz

    Reminds me of payload from tf2 somewhat, in the aspect that you’re escorting something and alternating offense and defense. Excited to try it out.

    • w

      this is exactly what i was thinking about TF2. Also, is a GI unit being escorted? I’m not exactly sure what the GI unit looks like.

      • Koolz

        Its like a humanoid robot. What reaper is

  • CoDforever

    now when i think about it, bo3 didnt bring any new game modes to the table ..

  • This should be under “Party Games” under launch and not core.. God please

    • Michael:BULLETCLUB

      You make it sound like it’s game breaking lol

    • jordanxbrookes

      Party Games are variants of Free-For-All so I doubt this will be under it.

  • Yankeephil

    It reminds me of a game mode from Socom called escort, if it’s even close than it’ll be way too easy for the attackers to win. We used to just nade the escorts and boom you win

  • Xerolh

    This game mode is amazing.

  • Kyle Soule

    Sounds really fun.

  • Drasadex


    • Damn

      Sounds epic 😮

  • Mikey9835

    This sounds really cool, but it will be all over once the other team calls a hellstorm missile

  • So question to anyone playing Safegaurd, how’s it working out? I’m interested in trying this out when XB1 gets the beta.

    • Xerolh

      It is amazing

      • Oh? Good to hear, makes me eager

  • Ryumoau

    This sounds very interesting. I was playing KC non stop for the last two hours and hadn’t even noticed this new mode was added. I will try it though.

  • Joshwoocool

    this reminds of the BO2 cut mode hacker.I know it’s different from that but that’s what it makes me think of.

  • Cool, new mode. Will try it at least once.

  • JDahn

    This game mode is AMAZING! Best new mode since Kill Confirmed (MW3)

    • Baruck obuma


      • JDahn

        lol no

      • Kobrah

        Fuck uplink, that game mode is shithouse

  • Cool idea for a mode. I’ve seen this implemented in other FPS before, nice to see COD trying more objective games. Treyarch continues to impress.

  • Michael:BULLETCLUB

    Seems unique…

  • baseballer59

    This game mode is hella fun. GG Treyarch.

  • Thomas the TankSwag

    Spawns are quite bad in this mode, but its still pretty fun. Only other mode ive enjoyed has been search and destroy, the swimming and wall running makes it much easier to get stealth kills.

  • skeetshootin

    Hopefully treyarch can reveal a new game, shits gay

  • Wow, this seems kinda fun but I can see this being left for dead because of shitty teammates ignoring the objective

  • Diego Diniz

    Its hard to say But, Snipe on AW with MORS is way better then snipe on Black Ops 3…

  • curi0us

    The robot should do the robot dance if it idles for too long. We already know there will be plenty of chokepoints that will require a decent sniper or some flanking.

  • YoungMurf

    I’m a bit of a creature of habit in playing usually the same game modes; team deathmatch, search & destroy and domination.. But tried this game mode out and actually had a blast and will continue to play it when the full game is released. Hats off Treyarch 🙂

  • Steve The Bum

    Is this not available on the PC version of the beta? I can’t see it :/