Treyarch has announced that there will be 11 core game modes in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer at launch; the modes confirmed so far include Uplink, Safe Guard, Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Domination, Hardpoint, Demolition, Mercenary Moshpit, and Capture the Flag.

The game also features Gun Game, and Custom Games (Private Matches) for players to make the modes they want.

  • Thomas the TankSwag


  • Koolz

    Awesome! Can’t wait for this game.

  • Guywithbrains

    So no infected I guess? And what do they mean with custom games that players make?

    • LovekillerX

      I think there are party modes yet to be announced but unlikely Infected makes it in the game.

      • Guywithbrains

        Also I am not sure if it would be in core or party modes because it was in Ghosts’ core playlist.

      • Gamerazor247

        Dibs on Knife only session.

  • Hesham Elbahrawi

    imagine the custom gamemodes that people make and be able to be downloaded similar to black ops 2 and what if we get to vote on the gamemodes that people make to be put into pubs. We could possibly then have infected!

    • Frag Wall

      I want “No 12 years old dipshits allowed” mode.

      • TG Frontliner

        In Australia BO3 is rated 18+, so I guess you could say that’s built in to every game mode XD

        • Bored1234


        • Frag Wall

          I should have stay in Australia in the first place.

        • Jessica Because

          Nah, not built in. Just wrapped in package that says “Stay Out”.

      • pickle

        i would love that mode

      • Argy

        I’d be happy with Mercs since playing alone isn’t fun against teams.

      • Blackhawk


    • Ak74u

      NO! As much as I like infected they can’t be putting infected in every single cod. It is smart not to put it in every cod because think about it this way if every cod had the same game modes then what would be the point of buying the new cod. Only core modes can be allowed in every cod such as TDM, SnD, Dom & KC. Infected is IW exclusive. In conclusion it’s good to mix up game modes and have others exclusive to some. Also that way people won’t say the game is repetitive.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        That was a pretty pitiful burn, I was expecting a novel-like type of shit but you just gave us a paragraph. I’m disappointed in you. I’ll give you a D for effort (that wrong sounded. You wrong that read).

        • Argy

          I can’t believe he used In conclusion…. on an internet post…

      • Andy

        You’re a retard. Having infected mode in each installment would do nothing to sales.

  • The Flash

    I really hope Infected is in it, its been in the last 2 games. Hell what about a zombiefied version of infected, make turned what it should be.

    • Maybe there’s something like Infected in Zombies

      • Bored1234


      • iext23


    • MW3 had the best infected. AW’s was garbage, and Ghosts was Good

      • The Flash

        yeah the MW3 Infected is the best (i rebought MW3 just for it), AW it sucks because of Exo suits and the glitchers and only 12 players. On ghosts it also sucked cause of the pathetic knife anim and again only 12 players.

        • Ghosts was good. It was 18 players, and Infected actually looked infected. As well as had custom knifes instead of a pistol with no ammo and a tac knife.

          • The Flash

            on last gen it was 12 players and sucked ass, i never tried it on current gen as it wasnt worth the money

          • Thomas the TankSwag

            Dont complain about something, when you bought an inferior version

          • The Flash

            Excuse me? It is your opinion that it is an inferior version, I have the right to complain about anything I bought. Ghosts wasnt any good on current gen either as it was designed for both generations and so the game wasnt pushed on current gen

          • Thomas the TankSwag

            Its a fact that the last gen versions are the inferior versions. Ghosts still had Worse textures, less players in games, and worse lighting/sound effects which makes it inferior to the PC, PS4 and X1 versions.

          • Zenfluence

            Blah…Ghosts was a terrible game period.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Current gen is the definitive version of the game.

          • jt3z

            Ghost sucked on ALL Versions lol.

          • Dominick


    • Ak74u

      a zombified version of infected would be better and it can be the new turned! Although it wouldn’t be in multiplayer mode but in zombies mode

      • The Flash

        I have the idea of how it would work. But it would be on the MP maps, you will have 18 players, you all spawn in on the map with the classes you wish (but some items may not be allowed), and basically on the map there are 3 Wonder Weapon drops, always one Ray Gun, the other one could be any of the power weapons we’ve had before, the third drop will also be posing itself as a WW, but thats a red herring and actually a piece of 115 rock and when thats picked up by a player they become the first zombie and the game begins.

        • Argy

          I’ve always just wanted zombies from zombie mode to attack at the beginning… like a bunch of them… and then as the players get taken down they turn. So its kinda a mash-up between the two games but doesn’t force anyone to be the zombie right away and it doesn’t switch if they leave (though they should be 10 minute banned for leaving early)

  • SoulTaker

    Would be cool to see all or nothing from MW3

    • Yeah, I’m surprised that game mode hasn’t returned yet.

      • Bored1234


    • Argy

      I miss Search and Rescue. I know it wasn’t popular, but it made an interesting variant on the Search and Destroy game type with how people played. I’d also like to see a refined version of momentum… something with less of a domination feel and more of a tug-of-war sort of play. Like literally the spawns get pushed based on how your team is doing or something. idk.

      • Emanuel Dumitrescu

        it is coming back dont worry

    • Bored1234


  • Scott

    You guys think they will add game modes in DLC ?

    • Logic Chief

      No, They will add game modes for free.

      • The Flash

        unless they’re zombie modes in which case we must pay for them

  • So…
    Capture the Flag
    Kill Confirmed
    Search & Destroy
    Safe Guard
    Gun Game

    and Free Run?
    Seriously? No Sharpshooter, One in the Chamber, or Infected? Shame :/ (Assuming Sticks and Stones is impossible since there is no Ballistic Knives or Crossbows).

    • TurbotraktoR

      11 CORE game modes…Sharpshooter, One in the Chamber, or Infected is not in Core. Right?

      • Those are party game modes, idk about Infected.

        • my bad, I got confused. Can we assume Free Run is not a core game mode as well? I personally root for Demolitioner and Headquarters to come back.

          • Well I would expect it to be a Party Game but who knows, gonna find out soon 🙂

      • SoulTaker

        Wouldn’t Gun Game, O.i.t.C, and sticks and stones be considered Party Games? Also Treyarch doesn’t really take many game modes from the other studios thus why Infected was never brought into Black Ops 2.

        • The Flash

          they’re bringing in uplink from AW which i dont think is nearly as popular or fun as infected

        • TurbotraktoR

          ok but bo3 have servers right? so maybe in ´server browser´ or something like that would be infected. I know, my english is terrible 😀

          • Jenish Katuwal

            No; Neither the XB or PS or PC has a ‘server browser’.

            (IMO it’s better that way)

    • The Flash

      i love sticks an stones, hope they dont get rid of it completely

    • Jordan Small

      You forgot Demolition

      • Danzzy

        It’s already in the game duh

    • condorado

      also groundwar

    • Its_Prixr

      Sharp shooter and one in the chamber alon with gun game should be in a different playlist

    • Jenish Katuwal

      Gun Game doesn’t count as core; I believe it’s in a party playlist. Also they said Free run had a variety of maps and was solo play so I also doubt it’s in the core playlist as well.

      They said 11 Core game modes so my prediction would go something like:


  • YoungMurf

    As long as there is HC S&D/TDM/DOM, I don’t mind.

    • Stewart Thomas

      I want HC to be ricochet this time. Sick of team killing

  • FazalGaming




      • FazalGaming

        I was talking about the game mode

        • DEMOLITION12

          no you just said the name

  • Mark Rubin

    Cool. Lots of empty lobbies to look forward to then!

    • Logic Chief

      I don’t think a treyarch game has to worry about empty lobbys as this game will pull so many more people then aw and ghosts had playing at anytime.

      • Jenish Katuwal


        • That’s a bit over the world’s total population, not sure how that’s going to work out…

          • Jenish Katuwal

            One day….

  • シールズ

    You forgot FFA and moshpit.That’s all.

    • GinsuVictim

      He wasn’t listing every mode.

  • Argy

    I felt like Safeguard needed work in the Beta… it needs more player interaction with the actual robot, and that’s where it failed. Too much of a moving protection game instead of a tactical game.

    Also, what about Hardcore? These are some nice core games but what’s making the cut in hardcore?

    • LovekillerX

      Safeguard was popular because you got easy spawn traps. Same goes with demolition. I hope they fix safeguard and make it so that people would actually play the objective. I saw so many videos where people got only few seconds escort time and they got 60+ kills. PTFO or GTFO.

      • Guywithbrains

        Well people want always to get easy kills instead of using skill. This applies mainly to parties. But this isn’t shocking. Actually it is a shame.

        Why there wouldn’t be SBMM for parties? By choosing to play in full party you also get harder enemies who actually have thumbs.

        But that is only my opinion so please keep your pants on people.

        • LovekillerX

          Well I don’t care if there is SBMM because I get mercenary playlists. When I want to play against other lone wolves I go there. I actually got so good stats during the beta so that is why I’m waiting to get my hands on multiplayer again (if it works on launch day).

          I hope there is good team balance. It was bad in Black Ops 2. Guys with max 500 points vs. guys with 2000+ score…?

          • lunator100hd .

            Team balancing SBMM is going to be annoying for very good players because all the scrubs will be stuck on them. On mercenary mode this factor will be even stronger because the game can make whatever teams it ”wants” cause will not be forced to keep party players as teammates. 2 plus kd players will carry the team big time in mercenary mode.

          • Guywithbrains

            Now all can have fun. If good and bad players get mixed it makes teams balanced.

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah no point of having good players vs. bad players. It is more worse option than good people “carrying” bad people.

          • lunator100hd .

            Yeah but i hate to go 30-2 and still lose because the rest of my time went negative.

  • Johnny

    Um where is ground war? I was promised 18 players not 12.

    • Stefan Lang

      I think its gonna be a playlist instead of a mode this year

      • Johnny

        Really? Well I’d be impressed then. I want to see everyone be Reaper and active the clones at the same time. 18 x 3 = 54 total entities on the map.

  • Guywithbrains

    In case you missed here are a couple of things that might interest you:

    – Black Ops 3 does have dedicated servers but it uses hybrid system which means it may put you to non-dedicated servers IF there are no good dedicated servers available.

    – Matchmaking prioritizes connection but they use skill based matchmaking for team balance. In other words now (hopefully) teams are more balanced.

    • LLORT

      That’s exactly what they said last year with Advanced Warfare.

      It’ll be more P2P and SBMM for BO3.

      • Duke of hazard

        “That’s exactly what they said last year with Advanced Warfare.” No it’s not. The first part yeah, but AW put emphasis on skill for matchmaking. This game doesn’t. If anything it’ll be like BO2.

        • Odin

          Except that Condrey and the rest of Sledgehammer said that they put emphasis on connection and not skill (even though they were lying).

          • Duke of hazard

            Except that Condrey said that skill had a factor in the matchmaking. They weren’t lying. They did put more emphasis on connection but skill played a bigger factor in it than any other cod.

          • LovekillerX

            This. People believe everything nowadays. Where is the evidence to back up such a claim? Innocent until proven otherwise.

          • Odin

            Sorry, I just misunderstood what you had said previously 🙂

          • Duke of hazard

            No problem man. It’s all good 🙂

          • pickle

            yea condrey is full of bullshit

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Sounds lame. Now I’m kind of worried. The dedicated server thing isn’t bad, though.

  • Ryan Moore

    Wtf no FFA

    • lunator100hd .

      It will be in a different playlist obviously.

  • Dallas Phillips

    I Dont care what and whats not in the game, My body is ready. for this game

    • shadowguy14

      lmao 3 weeks to go

  • FazalGaming

    Guys is it worthy getting Black Ops 3 on PC? I will have to play at minimum settings and will only get like 10 FPS at best. But I love the feel of FPS on keyboard & mouse. Should I get it on PC? And guys how do I play games on better graphics without FPS issues.

    My PC specs are:

    Hard Drive Capacity:3 TB
    Operating System:Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Operating System
    Processor Type:AMD A10-6800K Quad Core Processor
    Graphics Processing Type: Integrated
    Processor Speed:4.1 GHz
    Memory:32 GB

  • Relntlss211

    Search and Rescue has been somewhat confirmed, it was found in Beta files..according to a youtube vid by TMARTN

  • ben wills

    Are they not having Sticks and Stones? That’ll just be stupid

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      I think so.

    • Kobrah

      Sticks and Stones was my favourite party game

    • Mr_ysi42t96

      Because sticks and stones may break my bones

    • HoneyBadgerYTB

      The 11 modes announced were core modes. Party Game modes will for sure return

  • Michael Romo

    You know what Activision needs to copy? Killzone. I want there to be a Warzone-type gamemode where there’s several objectives in one game and the team that wins the most objectives wins the entire thing. If you don’t get what I’m saying, look up Killzone warzone gameplay. The warzone gamemode usually contains two s&d missions, two assassination missions, one deathmatch, one search and retrieve (one flag capture the flag for cod), and one domination type mission. The only thing that needs to happen for cod’s sake is if people were to play this gamemode, scorestreaks would need to be off and spawn points would be exclusive to teams (each team gets one side of the map to spawn on).

    Who else feels like Treyarch should put this info BO3 somehow? In my opinion, it would make cod feel more like war and less like a skirmish.

  • MarkLaMania

    There is still something missing… #BO3Fridays

    • JasonXrayn

      tell us! please Mark!

      • MarkLaMania

        stay tuned in #BO3Fridays
        ill give you a hint, it starts with Z.

        • Mr_ysi42t96

          Zimbabwe?……. *sarcasm* just in case people thought I’m for real

  • Based Machiavelli

    No ground war? 🙁

  • Mark Ktizm

    Where is free 4 all??! U can’t be serious!

    • matt murdock

      thats only 9 game modes, probably a screenshot from the beta, remember thats just 11 gamemodes in the core playlist alone

  • LovekillerX

    It seems like party modes got leaked:

    – One in the chamber
    – Sharpshooter
    – Gun game
    – Free run

    Where is Sticks and stones?? Or Infected? (that was expected to not be there)

    • FazalGaming

      Sticks & Stones is not in this game because crossbow & ballistic knife aren’t in it. Or they might do what AW & ghosts did, they got rid of tac insertions but they were only in Infected. So Treyarch might still has sticks & stones. As for infected, infected is SHG Games/ Infinity Ward’s thing, they worked together on it on MW3 and they put it in their games.

      • lunator100hd .

        Search & Rescue was an IW thing as well but it will be on BO3 . If tr3arch decide not to put infected in the game must be for some other reason , maybe dosent fit with the 3 lanes maps or the game’s mechanics in general.

      • One Russian’s Revenge

        “What if they use the Specialist bow.”

    • lunator100hd .

      Im not gonna miss Sticks and stones neither infected but i think they will not be in the game cause tr3arch dosent want to overload the playlist.

  • LEL

    i cannut belief team deathmutch is not gonna be in black oops 3.

  • TurbotraktoR

    Hide and Seek will be a great mode 🙂

  • Korey Berrey

    im not gonna lie i’m really hoping stick and stones will be back along with one in the chamber those were my 2 fav party game modes


      why would you lie about that?

    • Bloodyman2103

      Sticks and stone with the outrider’s bow would be amazing

  • Bear jack

    I’m sure in the last BO3 Friday they said skill based match making is only a small part of the matchmaking process.

  • Yankeephil

    I’m pretty sure they also confirmed kill confirmed

  • Buruck Obuma

    What about stockpile

  • Noretrollor

    Next thing you know is going to say Infected but not available on Last Gen due to it’s lack of fucking whatever.

  • chelie

    Here in Mexico the digital game has not been out even before it was taken out of the store nor after its unfair i have to buy the disc without dlc because they dont take it out

  • Redrum


    • Mr_ysi42t96

      Teenage muntant ninja turtles

      • Redrum

        you got me

  • pickle

    where is hardcore game modes

    • lunator100hd .

      There will be a hardcore playlist, its confirmed.

  • RubberPenguin

    I think it’s time they remove capture the flag since no one plays it anymore.

    • FazalGaming

      Loads of people play CTF. IMO it should have been in league play.

      • Mr_ysi42t96

        It was in league play

        • FazalGaming

          Not in season 10

  • Jim

    No headquarters?

  • ahoward2597

    Plus Infection was a Infinty Ward game mode, highly doubt Treyarch will add it in. It would be pretty cool if they did though.

  • Diego Diniz

    November 6, PLEASE COME!!! This Shotgun is so so Beautiful!!!
    This is me playing…

  • Kyoshilonehearted

    So, after 3 years, this is what we get. 1 new mode. ONE NEW MODE. That’s it. Genius. Can these companies at least pretend like they care? Where the hell is Infected? Knowing the odds they would just butcher that too just like SG butchered it in AW. Starting to lose a lot of confidence in this game.

    • One Russian’s Revenge

      “You should stop having such high demands and wait to actually try the game when it comes out, it’s their vision of a game and you’re choosing to buy it, they aren’t forcing you so stop demanding, though your ideas are great and all, but c’mon too high maintenance.”

  • Trey Hutchens

    Need hardcore reinforce

  • Cat hunter

    i wouldnt be heart broken to see link go away