For all Call of Duty’s single-player campaigns have come on quite a bit since the franchise launched way back in 2003, multiplayer, I'm sure you'll agree, has always been where it’s at. Activision have now released a multiplayer-only “Starter Pack” that lets players focus on cooperative play, cutting out much of what makes up the full game. Crucially, it costs a quarter of the full game's price.
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The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack allows players access to the game’s ranked multiplayer game mode at the expense of several other features and modes.
For £11.59/$14.99 (against Black Ops 3’s full £39.99/$59.99 price tag) players can gain access to public ranked multiplayer matches, and features such as: Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater, and the Black Market.
What you won’t get for that reduced price, however, is the following:
- 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 the Starter Pack tickles your fancy, it’s available on Steam until February 29. If you’re not sold by the above, you can grab more information from this here FAQ if you so desire, and if you’re new to Black Ops 3 and do opt for the Starter Pack, you’ll also have the option to upgrade at a later date.