Like many Call Of Duty fans, I have spent the weekend having a little quality time with the Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII beta. This was a multiplayer beta only. A special Blackout (the COD Battel Royale mode) will be coming in September.
I am a huge, huge Call Of Duty fan. I think that the last four games in particular (yes even Infinite Warfare) have been fantastic so I was very excited to be part of this beta and see what Black Ops IIII would offer.
To be honest with you I spent most of my time with the beta playing team Deathmatch as that is my favorite game mode. The gameplay I feel is like ¾ Call Of Duty Black Ops III and ¼ Call Of Duty WWII. You still move at 100 mph, but they have taken away the ability to wall run and double jump….. something I am not sure how happy I am about just yet.
The best word that I can use to describe Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII so far is fun. I had a blast playing it and I have not actually heard a bad word said about it yet. Even if you have a match where you die every minute, you will still be having a good time. Speaking of dying every two minutes unless you get used to the new healing mechanic, you will be falling a great deal in battle!
Unlike the past few Call Of Duty games, there is no automatic healing in Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII. You have to manual heal yourself during battle. This is just a one button press and it is easy to do, but it changes things up a great deal. You see when you are in a firefight, you can keep on shooting, but more than likely you will die. As you no longer have to wait for the auto-heal to kick in. You can do a tactical retreat and heal yourself, living to fight another day. This is a gameplay mechanic that I am still not quite used to, but I do think it adds an extra element of strategy to the game.
I think that Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII is shaping up to be a great game. I never experienced any kind of technical issues during the beta and I had a lot of fun! I really cannot wait for the Call Of Duty Black Ops IIII Blackout beta when it drops in September.