For the very first time, you can now buy the multiplayer for a Call of Duty game on its own. Activision have released the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack on Steam for £11.59/$14.99, which does almost exactly what it says on the tin.
There are a few caveats beyond the obvious of not having access to the campaign and Zombies game modes, or the easter egg modes of Dead Ops Arcade II and Nightmares mode. You can only play ranked matches, so no custom games, and cannot Prestige or “Fresh Start” your profile – your profile is capped to level 55, as well. And once they’re released, you’ll also be excluded from mod tools and modding content and the unranked server browser.
The most important thing is that you’ll be able to dive in and play the multiplayer for a fraction of the price, but if you then think to yourself that you’d like to play the other parts of the game, you’ll be able to do so with the Starter Pack price deducted from that of the full game.
It’s an interesting move from Activision, but is it one that you’re interested in? Would you like to be able to buy individual parts of future Call of Duty games on console?
Source: press release