In case you missed the memo, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is open to all and if you’ve been partaking in it, then you’re eligible to receive a free Zombies theme for your PlayStation 4 (pictured above – click or open in new page to enlarge). According to Treyarch, you don’t need any codes so all you have to do is play, and the theme will be available for you once it’s released.
If you need a little bit of motivation to jump back before it’s all over until release day, do note that Treyarch increased the level cap to 40 (Colonel) over the weekend. A new specialist called Spectre was added as well, the description of which is as follows:
Next to nothing is known about the presumed wet-works Specialist, Spectre. The designation itself is a codename agreed upon by the various agencies that have pooled their intelligence on unsolved assassinations, inferring his or her existence based on either evidence found at the scene or from fragmentary reports given by shaken bystanders. Despite heavy redaction, all accounts suggest an individual capable of extraordinary stealth, able to evade or neutralize the most sophisticated of manned or automated security set-ups. In every case, Spectre’s victims have been ‘handled’ with surgically precise mid-line wounds with rarely any signs of struggle.
Last but not least, a new “attack and defend” mode called Safeguard has been added, which tests team coordination skills. According to Treyarch:
The attacking team must escort a robot drone into the enemy team’s base, but it only moves when a player is standing next to it. The defending team can disable the robot by inflicting enough damage, causing it to shut down and reboot before it can be moved again. Teams will alternate between attack and defense roles, each getting one turn in each role . If one team wins both rounds, they win the match. If both teams win a round, it goes into overtime, which follows a similar format to Capture the Flag overtime – if the attacking team escorts the robot into the enemy base in the first round, the opposing team has to beat their time to get the robot into the enemy base. It’s pure, delicious chaos! Organized teamwork is the name of the game here, folks.
The beta runs through today so enjoy it while it lasts. And if you need a little help, check out our Quick Tips video to get you started.