If I were to jot down complaints against Call of Duty, ‘using the same formula over and over again without any innovation’ would probably top the list. However, it seems like Treyarch is introducing some notable changes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – unrealistic yet fun.
One of the major changes players will notice right off the bat is ‘Guns Up’ feature. Unlike earlier COD installments, in Black Ops 3 Multiplayer, weapons will always be pointed up and ready to shoot whether a player is jumping, sliding, mantling, and even sprinting. With that being said, players can rest assured that they will not lose their Scorestreak/Killstreak just because they were in the middle of a jump or sprinting.
The movement system is similar to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but there are no more exo-suits. Double jumps, boosts, and thrust-assisted jumps are still there; but players will not be able to perform them for indefinite period of time. Black Ops 3 Multiplayer is also getting rid of ‘Dive to Prone’ action and replacing it with a Power Slide – longer and quicker than the one in Advanced Warfare.
Another noticeable addition to the game’s multiplayer is wallrunning. Treyarch has designed Multiplayer Maps in a way which encourages wallrunning, boosts, double jump, and chaining all the movement types to traverse the maps in a much better and unrestricted manner.
Lastly, swimming is an integral part of Black Ops 3 Multiplayer. Weapons and equipment work in underwater as well and the game also features underwater-combat. However, like hovering in the air, players can’t stay underwater for indefinite duration of time.
Specialists are another highlight of the game. There are a total of 9 Specialists in the game, each one with his or her own Special Ability and Special Weapon that can be used in a Multiplayer Match. The Specialists are heavily upgradable, customizable and do not affect a player’s create-a-class. You can read up more about them here.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is expected to launch on Nov. 6, 2015 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. You can pre-order the game to participate in the upcoming Multiplayer Beta near E3 2015.