Buy the Black Ops 3 multiplayer portion of the game on PC only

black ops 3 screenIn what seems like a rather odd offering from Activision, the publisher has now released a version of Call of Duty Black Ops3 on Steam called the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3​ Multiplayer Starter Pack. For a discounted price, you can buy the multiplayer side of the game, and leave out the campaign and zombies.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3​ Multiplayer Starter Pack will set you back £11.59 but here’s the kicker, it’s lacking more content than even the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, which only featured the multiplayer mode.

What’s not included is as follows:

  • Zombies game mode
  • Campaign game mode
  • Ability to play in Multiplayer custom games
  • Ability to Prestige (your level will be capped at 55 in the Starter Pack)
  • Access to mod tools or modded content (once released)
  • Access to unranked server browser (once released)
  • Ability to Fresh Start your profile
  • The ability to access Dead Ops Arcade II and Nightmares mode

If you buy the Starter Pack and decide to one day upgrade to the full game​, the price of the Starter Pack will be discounted from the complete version. The starter pack is only available until the end of February, so it’s limited. Could it be Activision testing the waters and seeing if fans would prefer to buy the online portion only? Would this have reaped a better return at launch in November? Probably.

Personally, I’d like to see Call of Duty Online make it out to consoles and PCs across the world, and not just restricted to China. Release your annual campaign titles with their added multiplayer and survival/zombies modes, but constantly updating Call of Duty Online with new content would be a good idea.

Are you tempted by this Multiplayer Starter Pack for Black Ops 3 on PC, or is it too little, too late, or a bad idea overall?

[Source: Digital Spy]

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