Official Mod Tools for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 are Now in Open Beta

Official Mod Tools for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 are Now in Open Beta

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If you've been waiting to get a crack at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 mod tools, you can jump into the beta now.

Back in April, Treyarch invited a number of modders into the closed alpha for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 mod tools. Now, after five months of testing and updates, Treyarch is rolling out access to the mod tools for everyone as the open beta kicks off.

In an update on their site, Treyarch said,

"Opening access to modding and mapping tools to a wider audience will allow us to more effectively address bugs, add polish, and move closer to a complete suite of PC features. While these tools are most certainly for the community, they wouldn't be possible without the community itself, which is why we're grateful for your patience and participation."

Treyarch plans to continue development on the mod tools, allowing them to incorporate feedback from the beta. The company also announced that they'll have an Unranked Server Browser included in the open beta to allow users running mods to join each other's custom games. That's necessary, because there's no release date for the Unranked Dedicated Server files right now.

If you want to see what modders have created with the mod tools so far, you'll be able to do so when the Steam Workshop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 opens, which Treyarch says will be "soon."

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And here I thought they had forgotten about that. Good to see they didn't.

Its nice they are available now. It does seem a bit late in the games life for them though. Part of the problem with cod is that the life of a game tends to be somewhat set, although you can almost always find deathmatch matches in any cod game. Although the modding tools could give blops3 a longer life, I would have preferred them for advanced warfare since I liked the movement system better in that.

Hm. Interesting. I'm surprised this got by Activision to be quite honest.

Arnoxthe1:
Hm. Interesting. I'm surprised this got by Activision to be quite honest.

I'm not, this is so late into the typical CoD Game Life Cycle that it will be pretty irrelevant.

Fischgopf:

Arnoxthe1:
Hm. Interesting. I'm surprised this got by Activision to be quite honest.

I'm not, this is so late into the typical CoD Game Life Cycle that it will be pretty irrelevant.

Nah, it's actually not that late. BlOps 3 is still the latest CoD.

Arnoxthe1:

Fischgopf:

Arnoxthe1:
Hm. Interesting. I'm surprised this got by Activision to be quite honest.

I'm not, this is so late into the typical CoD Game Life Cycle that it will be pretty irrelevant.

Nah, it's actually not that late. BlOps 3 is still the latest CoD.

The normal Life cycle of a CoD Game is about a Year due to the frequent releases. Obviously they don't die at that point, that happens more around the 2 year point normally. Then you'll generally have more trouble getting into games with certain gametypes losing so many players you won't find any. Atleast that was my experience and I played up until BO2.

With the new one due in roughly 2 Months and this only being Beta...well, it just doesn't surprise me that it wouldn't bother Activision at this point, they've probably already made most of the sales they'd make on BO3.

 

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