Despite the start of the MLG World Finals for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, developer Treyarch Studios has not slowed their deluge of new information for the upcoming launch of Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. In the second week of their four-week #BO3Fridays series, information was provided on both the new Loyalty System and new gamemode, Free Run.
Week Two’s show featured Activision Communications Manager Scott Lowe, Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia, and Treyarch Multiplayer Game Director Dan Bunting. The three hosts were very happy to provide the community with some intel three weeks to release.
To show their appreciation to the fans for their continued support of the Call of Duty franchise, Treyarch has announced a loyalty system. The new system rewards players who have played the three previous installments–Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty®: Ghosts, and Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare–of Call of Duty.
The first reward, a unique calling card, is earned by achieving level 10 in any of three games. The second reward, exclusive weapon reticles that cannot be obtained any other way, is earned by achieving level 31. The third and final reward, a weapon camo that is decorated by previous prestige icons, is earned by prestiging. To claim your rewards, you must have your Xbox or PlayStation account synced with your Call of Duty account before Nov. 6, 2015.
What started as a development tool, has emerged into a very unusual gamemode. Free Run is a solo time trial, rather than an objective or kill-oriented game type. Free Run tests a player’s movement abilities through various puzzles and challenges that take place of four maps of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert difficulties.
The new gamemode can also be used as a tutor to learn the basics or test the limits of the new movement system for players as well. Treyarch has a strong vision that Free Run will serve as a capable learning tool for the new movement system implemented in Black Ops III, which will test even the best Call of Duty players.
Free Run is available right at level one and has a tutorial, so players can try the new mode and learn the new movement mechanics in a safe setting.
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