Call of Duty: Black Ops III News
Reminder Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Free on PS Plus Now
You could be forgiven for forgetting that Call of Duty: Black Ops III is free on PlayStation Plus right now – it was announced during Sid Shuman’s painful interlude in the Sony E3 2018 press conference earlier this week, after all. But with the PlayStation Store back up and running following some turbulence on Tuesday, we’re here...
E3 2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Is Free on PS Plus Now
That's a plus
Sony has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops III will join the current June PlayStation Plus lineup, and you can download it now. This ties into a deal related to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. If you pre-order the game, you'll gain access to four fan-favourite maps -- that's Slums, Jungle, Firing Range, and Summit. Will you be...
News Call of Duty Charity Fund Taking Aim at UK to Help Veterans Find Work
Here's a feel good Friday story for you: The Call of Duty Endowment -- a charitable fund based in the US -- is expanding its reach to the UK. The foundation works to help veterans find employment, which is obviously a good cause. Apparently, the foundation has smashed its targets in recent times, helping tens of thousands of...
News Call of Duty Heats Up with Days of Summer Promotion
Life's a beach
To coincide with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered going standalone today, Activision has begun a multi Call of Duty event called The Days of Summer. The event will cover Modern Warfare Remastered, Infinite Warfare, and Black Ops 3 for the next few weeks. Today the event starts for Modern Warfare Remastered and Infinite...
News Call of Duty's Backing PS4 Pro in a Big Way
As predicted, Call of Duty will be one of the biggest brands supporting the PlayStation 4 Pro at launch – but Activision's really going above and beyond. As announced at last week's PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be compatible with the new...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Has Absolutely Lost the Plot
Salvation expansion launches on 6th September for PS4
This is what happens when you don't follow Call of Duty: Black Ops III for a year and wind up watching the trailer for its final expansion pack. Like seriously, what the absolute flying fig is going on here? Treyarch claims that Salvation will conclude an epic journey through space and time, as...
News Sony President Challenges Square Enix Boss to a Battle
Well, in Black Ops III
A bitter rivalry has broken out in Japan, as SCEJ president Atsushi Morita has challenged Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda to a duel – in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In the video embedded below, Morita-san confidently calls out his counter-part, and recommends a battle. A re-enactment of a heated conversation between the...
News Call of Duty's E-Sports Strategy Is Way Over Our Head
Something about amateurs becoming pros? Dunno
We live and breathe video games at Push Square, but there are enormously popular pockets of the industry that fly over even our heads. Why do millions upon millions of people watch MOBAs on Twitch, for example? Shrugs. What's the structure of the PlayStation 4 sponsored Call of Duty World League? Shrugs...
Soapbox Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Campaign Is Among the Worst in the Franchise
I have played nearly every Call of Duty campaign since Finest Hour in 2005. I've endured the trenches of World War II in gritty missions with Call of Duty 2 and World at War. I've stopped a traitor from deceiving the world in Modern Warfare 2, prevented a biochemical out
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Stops Brand's Bleeding with Gigantic Launch
Makes $550 million in first three days
Call of Duty's always been a colossal franchise, but the series has struggled to live up to the sales of its juggernaut predecessors in recent years. Fortunately for Activision, it looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops III has stopped the series' rot, as the release brought in a dizzying $550 million over the...
Guide Quick Tips for Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Multiplayer Mode
Go on a win streak
Call of Duty's multiplayer has long been the main attraction for the series, and that's no different with its brand new instalment, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Given the sheer popularity of the component, we've taken a few minutes out of our busy gaming schedule to put together some quick tips to help you to overcome your...
Round Up Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Reviews Score a Low Level Killstreak
Shades of grey
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is out – but reviews are only just popping up around the web. Chances are you already knew whether you were going to buy the first-person shooter beforehand, but if you have been waiting for some critical opinion, we've included a slew of appraisals for your perusal pleasure below. Our review is still...
News Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3
Fall of beauty
If you're still yet to be wowed by the latest generation of consoles, then it may be worth seeing how your faithful PlayStation 3 stacks up against the PlayStation 4. Alright, this Call of Duty: Black Ops III comparison actually features the Xbox versions – but it's probably safe to assume that the differences will be more...
News How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?
There's a toy-like charm to Call of Duty: Black Ops III's exclusive PlayStation 4 bundle, but let's not beat around the bush – it's pretty freakin' bad, isn't it? Sony had a real opportunity to create something special here, but this is easily the worst looking new-gen system to date. Still, kudos to PlayStation Access' Hollie Bennett...
News There's a Secret Minigame in Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4
Quick trip to the arcade
Activision's really been playing up the fact that Call of Duty: Black Ops III consists of three games in one, but there's actually a fourth title stashed inside Treyarch's first-person shooter. Dead Ops II: Cyber Revengening is an isometric shooter which can be unlocked by poking around on an in-game computer terminal –...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Live Action PS4 Ad Treads Familiar Ground
Stop us if you've seen this one before
Activision's marketing department appears to have been working part-time this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III's latest live action advertisement is the same as all of the others. In it we see American actor Michael B. Jordan talking up 'Kevin' – a gamer fuel-powered everyman living out his ultimate power...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Goes Big with Launch Gameplay Trailer
Guns! Guns! Guns! Activision has released an all-new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, boasting about the fact that the forthcoming foray features "three-games-in-one". We get a glimpse of the campaign, multiplayer, and zombies mode all in this 60 second sizzle piece. The title's due out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation...
News Have a Free Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Theme for Your PS4
It's a good one
Sony and Activision are in bed with each other and refuse to get a room, which means that we're benefiting from its – shall we say – fruitful relationship. As a reward for participating in the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta, the companies are serving up a free PlayStation 4 theme – all you need to do is find it in the...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Can Be Played Backwards if You Want
Fast-forward the fiction
People who read the last page of a book before anything else are the scum of the Earth in this author's opinion, but Treyarch has a different view. Speaking with Eurogamer.net on the back of a single player blow out, the developer has revealed that you'll be able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III any way that you like –...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Campaign Can't Help But Curse
There'll be no campaign for you if you choose to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III on the PlayStation 3, but anyone that opts for the PlayStation 4 version will be able to enjoy the full story experience. And according to Treyarch's boss Mark Lamia, it's the "most ambitious" that the team has ever undertaken – heck, that's evidenced...
News Here's Your Custom Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PS4
Back in black
Sony has not one but two blockbuster PlayStation 4 bundles lined up this November, with the already announced Star Wars Battlefront box set to be accompanied on store shelves by a custom Call of Duty: Black Ops III console. The announcement was inevitable ever since
News NUK3TOWN Returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4
More like Puketown, eh?
We're not going to deny that Nuketown was one of the more memorable maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops, but is it really so good that it needs to be remade in each new Treyarch title? Well, the developer clearly thinks so, as it's announced that NUK3TOWN will be available with Call of Duty: Black Ops III pre-orders on the...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Had the Biggest Beta in PS4 History
Back in black
A quick lesson in PR: if you can boast, then boast. It may not mean much that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has enjoyed the biggest beta in PlayStation 4 history, but Activision's told us anyway. Sure, counterpart Destiny's probably the only title that could possibly compete with it in this department, but who cares? A win is a win, after...
First Impressions Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future
Lean, mean, cybernetic machine
With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...
News Keep Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4 for Free
Aim down sights
Call of Duty: Black Ops III's big PlayStation 4 beta should have ended by now, but developer Treyarch's keeping the servers open for one more day. You'll be able to wall run your way through a handful of maps as part of the stress test, while also testing out the new Specialists system, which sees you play as a series of super...
News Play Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4 for Free This Weekend
No pre-order necessary
Not sure what to do with your weekend? Activision's arranged a little something for you: Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The multiplayer beta, which has been running for a couple of days already, has been opened up to the public today, and you'll be able to join in on the action for free. You can download the client in North...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Beta Is Live Now Exclusively on PS4
Fight the good fight
Call of Duty hasn't had a beta for a long time, but with Black Ops III, developer Treyarch is bucking the trend. Announced earlier in the year for the PlayStation 4, the test is live now exclusively on Sony's new-gen machine – and you'll merely need to pre-order a copy of the forthcoming first-person shooter in order to ensure...
Gamescom 2015 Competitive Call of Duty Will Be Played on PS4 from Now On
If this year's Gamescom has reminded us of anything, it's that "professional" gaming is a thing. Last night's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 conference was built around the very idea of eSports, while Microsoft's briefing featured a "former Halo coach" commentating on a match. Yeah, the whole thing makes our skin crawl, too – but apparently...
Live Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gamescom 2015 Stream Right Here
There are just days until the Call of Duty: Black Ops III beta begins in earnest, and Activision's planned a big Gamescom 2015 live stream in order to drop a little more intel about what we can expect from the next instalment in this smash series. The action's set to kick off at 19:00PM local time, so join us live for all of the fun...
Gamescom 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Screens Are Oscar Mike
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may have had a pretty muted lead up to release, but that won't stop it from ultimately being one of the biggest games of the year. And at Gamescom 2015 this week, Activision is attempting to inject a little extra enthusiasm for the first-person shooter – starting with a brand new batch of single player and...
News Sony Brings Out PS4's Big Guns for Summer Commercial
Call of Duty! Star Wars! Assassin's Creed! Destiny!
How's the PlayStation 4 going to sell this Christmas without any noteworthy exclusives? Well, in the words of Galvatron, here's a hint. Sony's released a summer sizzle trailer which spotlights four of 2015's biggest games, and while we can already sense the sceptics tapping away in the comments...
Weirdness Nuke the Fridge with Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Juggernog Edition
Another year, another ludicrously expensive special edition for a Call of Duty game. However, 2015's entry is slightly more interesting, as, alongside the usual tat, it will come packed with a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge. Yes, you read that correctly - a working Call of Duty: Black Ops III themed mini-fridge...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Zombie Mode Goes Noir
Voice actors also announced
Although Call of Duty: Black Ops III's main story campaign will be set in the distant future, its take on the series' popular Zombie Mode will play host to a 1940s film-noir setting. A new trailer unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con has given us a glimpse into what's changed – and, perhaps more importantly, what's...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Beta Blasts Exclusively onto PS4 Next Month
It's no secret
Activision's partnership with Sony regarding Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which was revealed during E3 2015, came as a big shock to many. The mega publisher announced that it was actually switching sides to promote one of gaming's biggest franchises on PlayStation, and along with timed exclusive downloadable content, part of the deal...
News Black Ops III Will Apparently Feature the Most Complex Narrative of Any Call of Duty
It's even got an in-game wiki
We know what you're thinking: a new Call of Duty, a new reason for the related studio to brag about how much better than the previous titles it'll be. And, while we can't say that we don't agree - at least to an extent - we can play the middle man, and throw some tasty developer quotes regarding Call of Duty: Black Ops...
News So, This Is How Sony Took the Marketing Rights for Call of Duty Away from Microsoft
It was destiny
Easily one of the biggest megatons of Sony's E3 2015 press conference was the fact that the Japanese giant had somehow stolen the marketing rights for Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Microsoft, despite the fact that the franchise has been an Xbox staple for years upon years now. The marketing deal that the American company had with...
News Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision
Destiny deal helped as well
Whether you realise it or not, Sony teaming up with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a big deal. It marks the end of a partnership between Xbox and Activision that lasted nearly an entire console generation, it probably cost Sony a fortune, and – while it won't necessarily guarantee the Japanese giant the...
E3 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Beta Comes First to PS4
Plus, campaign co-op footage
Call of Duty: Black Ops III may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's in Sony's court now, so expect to see a lot more of the series on the PlayStation Blog. And just in case you missed the announcement during the Japanese giant's big press conference: the game's beta will launch first on the PlayStation 4, while all...
E3 2015 PlayStation Teams Up With Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Shows Off Explosive Gameplay
Map packs will be coming to the PS4 first
After a partnership that lasted an entire console generation, Activision has broken ties with Xbox to team up with Sony. Of course, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is still coming to the Xbox One, but all of the game's DLC will hit the PlayStation 4 first. Treyarch had some fast-paced gameplay to show off as...
News Will Call of Duty: Black Ops III End Microsoft's DLC Exclusivity Deal?
For many a year now Xbox gamers have been receiving the downloadable content for Call of Duty games much earlier than we PlayStation enthusiasts have. However, some eagle-eyed fans have noted that a recent listing on the green giant's website makes no mention of the platform holder's usual timed DLC exclusivity for Call of Duty: Black...
Feature 7 Things You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4
Number station nation
It only feels like yesterday that we were tapping away on pre-release stories for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but Call of Duty: Black Ops III has now deftly double-jumped into the headlines. We already knew a fair amount about the first-person shooter courtesy of leaks, of course, but now we can drop some official intel on...
News Here's Your First Look at Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4
Back in black
And just like that, Activision has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Leaks have already told us pretty much everything that we needed to know about the title, of course, but this is our first look at the release in action – and, to be honest, it's a teensy bit underwhelming. Don't get us wrong: there are guns, explosions, and...
Rumour Call of Duty: Black Ops III Will Skip PS3
First screenshots sneak out
The ageing PlayStation 3 may have just got another nail embedded into its coffin, as it sounds like Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be skipping last-gen systems, and focusing on the latest round of hardware, such as the PlayStation 4. An early article from Mashable – which includes the handful of screenshots embedded...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Box Art Has Pretty Bad Posture
Gun to go
Call of Duty: Black Ops III's pack shot will pay homage to its predecessors – despite the fact that its seemingly ditching the Cold War for, er, advanced warfare. The cover – which has leaked onto Reddit ahead of the release's big weekend reveal – shows a suited soldier equipped with all kinds of technical wizardry sitting slumped in...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Will Boast Four Player Campaign Co-op, Zombies, and More
New movement system, tailored maps, tons of upgrades
Someone in Activision's public relations department is threatening World War III right now, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III's main features have leaked. With literature shipping to stores worldwide, it's no surprise, of course – and the trailer hasn't hit YouTube just yet, so the firm's carefully...
Rumour Call of Duty: Black Ops III Blows PS4 Away from 6th November
Beta available for pre-orders
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will crash onto the PlayStation 4 from 6th November, assuming that a leaked GameSpot promotional display is accurate. The placeholder ESRB rating on the left-hand side of the case confirms that this is from the United States, so backwards dating conventions apply – yes, we thought that it...
News Deus Ex's Developer Is Having Fun with the New Call of Duty Trailer
Eidos Montreal may be poking fun at the new Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer, but secretly we suspect that it'll be a teensy bit nervous this morning. Unfortunately for the firm, its Thief reboot boasted some uncanny similarities to the infinitely superior Dishonored – and now it looks like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be going into...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Teases a New Race of Super Soldier
(Bionic) arms race
Well, this could be interesting. Activision's dropped a new teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III – curiously, it's popped up on a Sony YouTube account first – which outlines the sequel's premise. In it, we're introduced to a variety of biological enhancements, all of which culminate in a faux-United States official...
Rumour People Are Saying That Sony Will Promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Back in black?
Welcome to the latest generation of games consoles – where co-marketing deals have taken the place of the third-party exclusives that don't exist anymore. When you stop and think about it, it's pretty moronic that platform holders are fighting over the rights to advertise games, but this is big business at the moment – just look...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops III Will Take Place in a 'Dark, Twisted' Future
Will be the deepest and most ambitious entry yet
It sounds like Call of Duty: Black Ops III will freeze out the Cold War roots at the centre of Treyarch's sub-series, taking the futuristic elements of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and running with them. A leaked blurb discovered on the franchise's official website reveals that the forthcoming sequel...