Beta testers for the popular Black Ops series in the Call of Duty franchise are being given an extra day to test by developer Treyarch, as reported by IGN. The Black Ops 3 Beta will end tonight at 10 p.m. EST, according to Treyarch’s twitter account.
The beta has thus far featured nine “specialist” classes, and has been opened to all owners of a PlayStation 4. The Call of Duty beta was originally only open to those players who had purchased the game through a pre-order.
Newsweek reports that there have been many changes to the Black Ops franchise since its previous iteration. Also, they say that players on PC and Xbox will have their chance to test the new Call of Duty on August 26, when the testing period on PlayStation 4 has ended. Not only that, but Treyarch has also increased Black Ops 3‘s level cap in the multiplayer beta.
In addition to the specialist classes, Black Ops 3 beta testers have been enjoying access to three maps, and eight game modes during the test.
Black Ops seems like the Call of Duty game in which they are taking popular gaming mechanics from recent games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Titanfall, and working them in as regular features to the entire Call of Duty brand. This is so people do not have to adjust back to previous Call of Duty game mechanics, in which the action’s pace is much slower.
Some of the Call of Duty mainstays are still there. However, players will continue to consistently roll up the experience points, and unlocking new equipment for your highly customizable specialist will happen quite regularly. Call of Duty players also will not be missing close quarters combat or single use abilities.
One of the new features in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 seems to be a borrowed ability from Destiny. In Destiny, it is called the “Fist of Havoc,” while in Call of Duty it is called the more pedestrian “grav spike.” This ability activates by the player hitting the ground, and releasing a damage field damaging any player that gets caught in it. One innovation that is unique to Call of Duty is the Outrider class that uses a bow as a main weapon.
It seems that developers have still not given up on last generation consoles, as Black Ops 3 is being developed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as their current gen counterparts and PC.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is expected to release fully on November 6.
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