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Black Ops 3 is now officially in the hands of everyone, and Treyarch has returned to the scene to deliver their Call of Duty experience, including for those on PC.

The Call of Duty PC community has had a bumpy ride in recent years for various reasons, but Treyarch have had a history of delivering a solid release – Black Ops 2 on PC for example, which was pretty good. We decided to give Black Ops 3 a try on PC, and in this first part of our series of articles, we play through a section of the campaign. Part 2 and 3 will focus on Multiplayer and benchmarking.

We used GeForce Experience to optimize the graphical settings of Black Ops 3 to get the best balance of performance and quality. We also used ShadowPlay to record the gameplay, another feature of GeForce Experience.
Since we were uploading a video to YouTube in 1080p, we set the in-game resolution to 1920x1080p and applied a frame rate limit of 85fps. We did try 1440p, but we saw more stable results at 1080p for the purpose of a ‘smooth campaign experience’ at a higher frame rate.
Ultimately, aside from applying the best settings with GeForce Experience, we kept everything else in their default position to simulate an end user playing Black Ops 3 for the first time on PC, without making extensive changes to the settings.

If you’re wondering how your PC may perform, you should check out our ‘Everything you need to know‘ article.

As with any PC release, most issues at launch are addressed shortly after in patches and updates.

PC specifications used:
OS: Windows 10 x64
CPU: Core i7-4790
GPU: ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti Platinum Graphics Card (with 358.87 driver)

RAM: 8GB
HDD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (game only)

We have always been a big fan of the ASUS line up of GTX graphics cards, and will cover the ASUS GTX 960 & 970 in part 2.

In part 2 we’ll go into more detail surrounding the performance and frame rate results using different configurations on multiplayer

From our first run through of the Black Ops 3 campaign, we experienced a solid 85fps using the ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti Platinum Graphics Card, with no frame drops, stutters or input lag to be seen. Stay tuned for part 2!

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Patch Update 1.33 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 live now

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A new patch update for Treyarch’s 2015 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The patch update is version 1.33 and is 1.5GB on PS4 and 2GB on Xbox One.

The new patch update does not appear to bring any new content to the game. It may be similar to the Call of Duty: WWII update that released last week, in that it’s a new security update to match state privacy laws.

This is one the first updates for Black Ops 3 in a long time. The company stopped supporting the game after Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s content season went into full gear.

We will update if notes are provided.

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Call of Duty Black Friday 2019 Deals

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Black Friday 2019 is almost here! In this post, we are sharing all of the Call of Duty related deals that are available at retailers across the US.

The biggest sale event of the year is incoming, and we’re sharing some of the big deals on Call of Duty and consoles for this holiday season.

Here’s a breakdown of deals by retailers and digital stores:

PlayStation Store (Deals available Nov. 22 through Dec. 2):

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79

PlayStation Deals:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro — $299.99
  • PlayStation Plus 1 Year Membership — 25% off
  • PlayStation 4 Slim with Three Only On PlayStation Games — $199.99

Blizzard Battle.net:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79

Xbox Store (Xbox Store Deals now live for Xbox Live Gold Members):

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition — $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition — $63.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Standard Edition — $49.79
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Digital Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Standard Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Black Ops Pass — $19.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Digital Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: WWII Launch Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Deluxe Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles Edition — $23.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition — $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts — $23.99
  • Call of Duty 2 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off
  • Call of Duty 3 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 50% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 50% off
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass — 60% off
  • Call of Duty: World at War (Plays on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility) — 25% off

Xbox Deals:

  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin — $149.99
  • Xbox One X Gears 5 Bundle — $349.99
  • Xbox Games Pass Ultimate — First 3 Months for $1

Amazon:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $38
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

GameStop:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $38
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $27
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • PlayStation 4 Pro White Only at GameStop — $299
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • 1 Year PlayStation Plus — $44.99
  • 3 Months of Xbox Live Gold — $14.99

Best Buy

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $39.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $29.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

Walmart

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with 3 hours Double XP – $38
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $25
  • Call of Duty: WWII — $25
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 (Xbox One / Xbox 360) — $15
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • Xbox One X Gears of War 5 Bundle — $349.99
  • Xbox One S All Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite Skin – $149
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

Target:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $45
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $24.99
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB with God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Horizon Zero Dawn — $199.99
  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — $299.99

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Fix for Gorod Krovi Easter Egg in Black Ops 3 coming this week

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Treyarch has announced that the fix for Gorod Krovi Easter Egg in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is finally coming after the issue was discovered in May 2018.

The bug will be fixed in a patch update as soon as Thursday, August 15 on consoles.

Almost there, Black Ops 3 Zombies fans… our fix for the “Gorod Krovi” main quest outro cutscene is currently planned to deploy on consoles as early as Thursday, August 15th. Keep an eye on Twitter to be the first to know when the patch is live, and thanks for your patience while we get this one over the finish line.

Treyarch said that the timing could change, so stay tuned for updates on the new update as it deploys on PS4 and Xbox One for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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