Posted October 31, 2015 by Neil Santiago in Gaming

ESGS 2015: Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta


Novembroke. It’s that time of the year when gaming publishers release triple A titles left and right and make every gamer’s wallet as light as a feather. Or at least, that’s how my typical gaming November feels like. And of course, it is also the season where Activision releases a brand new installment to it’s decades-old Call of Duty franchise and we here at Flipgeeks were among the first to check out Call of Duty Black Ops 3’s multiplayer at ESGS 2015.

The Black Ops series of Treyarch has always been among one of the more well-received iterations of the franchise. Not only were previous entries set in the Cold War had interesting stories to tell, but Call of Duty Zombies definitely made it’s mark in the memories of players around the world. Even though Call of Duty Zombies make a return to Black Ops 3, the franchise follows in the steps of it’s fellow current-gen entries such as COD Ghosts and COD Advanced Warfare. As such, old Cold War weaponry are switched up for jump boosts and futuristic weapons, thus completely changing how the multiplayer feels when you first load it up.


First off, the exo-suits of Advanced Warfare are gone. You still have the same old jump boosts and wall running from Advanced Warfare, but replacing exo-suits are Specialists. Specialists are various characters (no worries  players still get to customize load outs and what have you) with special abilities such as bullet-deflection or decoy generation. Is this a welcome addition to the franchise? Personally, we think so. They definitely shake things up for the gameplay, which is chaotic and whole a lot of fun.


Speaking of gameplay, Call of Duty has never felt this chaotically fun. Previous Call of Duty entries always felt a tad bit slower compared to the rival franchise that EA put out every year, so it is definitely a breath of fresh air for a now future-oriented franchise. Running from one location to another is absolutely smoother and the faster gameplay allows one to string multiple actions to take down as many players as they can, which is something members of Team Flipgeeks felt as they were collectively taken out by one really skilled player.


Final words with our multiplayer experience, the vistas look gorgeous (with no apparent lag or screen-tearing) and the guns feel great as always. Call of Duty Black Ops 3’s multiplayer is fun, fast, and engaging. It’s a multiplayer experience we collectively look forward to not losing out next time around. Yes, we lost. While the kill/death ratio of our team was pretty solid (fist bump to fellow FG COD player Dian Raval), most of the ignored the main objective of Hardpoint (which is similar to the classic King of the Hill) because we had so much fun killing people. And no, we don’t have anger issues. Maybe we should get ourselves checked guys. Anyway, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 will be released on November 6, 2015 and will be available on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One with a feature-limited version to be released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Note: Multiplayer experience may vary on the final release on the game as we played the beta on Playstation 4.

Neil Santiago

Neil Santiago is an actor and playwright by trade. Theatre is his passion and is not ashamed of unleashing his full anorak on all things geeky. When not busy acting or writing plays, he busies himself with either getting lost around the metro or getting fit with a RIP 60.