Skip to main content

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PC will feature split screen, GPU scaling, and more

call of duty black ops 3 pc features iii
Treyarch took Gamescom as an opportunity to reveal some of the specific features that PC gamers can look forward to in the Windows port of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6, 2015 (with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions following at a later date). The promised features include:

  • 100 percent Ranked Dedicated Servers
  • 2-Player Split Screen
  • Seamless Game Controller Support
  • Strong GPU scaling, SLI and Crossfire Optimizations, and 4K monitor support make the game look and run great at full 4K resolution
  • FOV Slider
  • Framerate Cap Slider
  • Improved Text Chat features available in-game and also now in lobbies.
  • Fantastic Steam Trading Cards – collect them all!
  • Treyarch Anti-Cheat (TAC)

In light of some high profile disasters with recent AAA PC ports (most recently the Batman: Arkham Knight debacle), Treyarch has been firm in its professed desire to provide a fully-supported experience for PC gamers as well as their console brethren. This past Spring Treyarch head Mark Lamia told Polygon “if you’ve really invested in your rig, we want it to pay off,” emphasizing features such as 4K resolution support for high-end PCs and optimization for mid- to low-end setups.

Related Videos

This past Spring Treyarch also revealed the targeted minimum PC specifications for the game, far earlier than is normal for a game coming out in November. Apart from hefty memory requirements compared to other AAA PC releases this year, Black Ops 3‘s requirements are more or less par for the course. The recommended spec is still on the way, as the developer reiterated in the Gamescom announcement:

“As we add more optimizations and advanced graphics features, we’re re-evaluating our recommended spec, so stay tuned. Rest assured that our goal is to provide the best performance across the widest range of machines possible.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 continues Treyarch’s blockbuster FPS sub-franchise, taking the series into a dystopian near future featuring cybernetic augmentation, introducing superhuman abilities similar to last year’s Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareBlack Ops and Black Ops 2 are among the best selling games of all time on any platform, following closely behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for best-selling first-person shooters of all time, so anticipation runs high for the upcoming release.

Editors' Recommendations

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 tips and tricks
Characters standing in unison in Warzone 2.0.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is a complicated beast of a game, full of little intricacies even veteran players might not be aware of. Of course, winning a match often comes down to luck, but there are many things you can do to increase your odds of being the last squad standing.

In this guide, we'll go through eight essential tips and tricks to help you survive on Al Mazrah in Warzone 2.0.

Read more
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 contains the series’ most uncomfortable mission yet
Simon "Ghost" Riley holding weapon and aiming down for Modern Warfare II promo art.

There’s something uniquely mean-spirited and depressing about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022)’s campaign. The Call of Duty series has always had issues with its pro-foreign occupation stances, but the sequel to the 2019 reboot hosts one of the most harrowing moments in the entire franchise. It's a moment that isn’t an edgy, marketable feature on the box art or making Fox News headlines like previous games in the series have had.

No, it’s more understated and subtle, but sticks out all the same for its troubling implications.
The fifth mission in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, “Borderline,” sees two Mexican Special Forces agents chasing a terrorist over the border into the U.S. and through a rural town. When they cross the border, the two remark that they don’t have any jurisdiction in the U.S., but can’t let the terrorist just get away, so they’ll sort out the legal details later and make sure to be careful.

Read more
How to exfil in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 DMZ
warzone 2 dmz how to exfil

The new DMZ mode that launched alongside Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has captivated an audience, offering a bit more of a laid-back experience. It plays much more like Escape from Tarkov rather than Warzone 2.0, with an emphasis on extracting valuable loot. One of the key mechanics requires players to exfil via chopper, which is the only way to secure the loot you've collected during a run.

But with only three Exfil zones available and so many enemies out to get you, extracting is much harder than it looks. In this guide, we'll show you how to exfil, with tips on making it as easy as possible in Warzone 2.0 DMZ.

Read more