Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Map Editor Alpha Invites Releasing Today

By   /   Apr 1, 2016
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After the reveal last week that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 map editor modtools were actually a thing, the invites for the Closed Alpha are being sent out today.

With the date of April 1 being internationally recognised as a day for pranks, some fans were skeptical about the long-rumored feature, but Treyarch have confirmed that it is indeed not a joke.

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The tweet comes from Cesar Stastny, the Director of Development at Treyarch, who previously revealed that it’s been eight years since they released a map editor to the public, as they let one free for Call of Duty: World at War.

Of course this is only the Alpha stage of the Black Ops 3 map editor, so the full release may be a little while off yet. The beta stage will of course come next where surely plenty of fan-made maps will be in circulation already before further tools are added.

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The tools are of course limited to PC, but don’t expect any future modded games or maps to make their way to consoles are we will see with Fallout 4 later this year.

No specific dates have been released about when the modding will actually begin, or when we will enter a beta phase or a wider release. The fact this is even happening in a Call of Duty game is music to fans’ ears so patience should be expected over the next few weeks and months.

In other Black Ops 3 news, this weekend Activision are hosting a free trial of the Awakening DLC maps and Zombie mission to all PS4 owners. This will include four maps and runs from today until April 4 at 10am PT.