‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ Goes Split Screen (Finally) For PC, Xbox One, And PlayStation, Plus More Features

The Call of Duty franchise continues to boast some of the best first-person shooter titles for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, but split screen gamers have always found it disappointing that only a handful of Call of Duty games allows two-player split screen.

In 2014, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was well received by Call of Duty fans the world over, since it is one of the very few Call of Duty titles to feature local split screen. Now, more Call of Duty fans will be excited to know that Treyarch announced at Gamescom this week that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feature split screen for its PC port, Christian Today reports.

eSports is also getting a steadier fan base by the day, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 getting ported to PC with a ton of eSports features will definitely earn a hoo-rah from PC gamers.

One of the new features that will cater to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gamers is the online ranking system, where the players can throw themselves at other Call of Duty gamers to claw their way to the top division. This new feature for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was shown by Treyarch in action during their Gamescom presentation. Below is a raw gameplay footage of multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 during Gamescom.

More exciting news for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the Specialist Draft, where teams can play a pre-match selection process, laden with new and powerful weapons and abilities to enhance gameplay. The Specialist Draft will assign each player a specific role and power-up path throughout the game and as they progress, they are able to gain new weapons and abilities. This Specialist Draft feature for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is further amped by the Bans and Protect feature, which will allow adding and removing of certain in-game items, creating a more strategic layer to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gameplay. Engadget reports that the Specialist Draft and the Bans and Protect features will make Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PC very competitive with huge eSports titles League of Legends and DOTA 2.

Below are more new features for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC Port, via Polygon.

  • 100% Ranked Dedicated Servers
  • 2-Player Split Screen
  • Seamless Game Controller Support
  • Strong GPU scaling, SLI and Crossfire Optimizations, and 4K monitor support
  • FOV Slider
  • Framerate Cap Slider
  • Improved Text Chat features available in-game and also now in lobbies
  • Fantastic Steam Trading Cards
  • Treyarch Anti-Cheat (TAC)

Treyarch has also released minimum specifications to run Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PC, so PC gamers can start preparing for the Black Ops 3 release in November.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will make its worldwide debut for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 6, 2015. Treyarch has also promised that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will still see the light of day in the older PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 after its release in the newer-gen consoles.

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