Steam Gets Exclusive Multiplayer-Only Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Steam Gets Exclusive Multiplayer-Only Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

For those of you Steam users who want to test out the multiplayer component of Black Ops 3 and aren’t interested in all that superfluous campaign shenanigans, your time has come. Activision have announced that for a limited time (Feb 16th – Feb 29th), players will be able to purchase the Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack. For the bargain price of $14.99 USD,  the Starter Pack offers access to public ranked multiplayer matches and game features, including Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theatre and the Black Market. Be warned that this is all you can access, much of the rest of the game will not be available if you only purchase the Starter Pack:

Features NOT included in the Multiplayer Starter Pack:

  • Zombies game mode
  • Campaign game mode
  • Ability to play in Multiplayer custom games
  • Ability to Prestige (your level will be capped at 55 in the Starter Pack)
  • Access to mod tools or modded content (once released)
  • Access to unranked server browser (once released)
  • Ability to Fresh Start your profile
  • The ability to access Dead Ops Arcade II and Nightmares mode


If you like what you experience in the Starter Pack you can upgrade to the full game and have the price of the Starter Pack deducted. So what are you waiting for? Get online and start yelling at pesky 12-year-old quickscoping squeakers!

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