Mod tools will hit in 2016 for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Publisher Activision and developer Treyarch revealed in a blog post that modding tools and support have been one of the “top requests” from the series’ rabid fanbase, and the studio is looking forward to finally providing them in the new game.
Kicking off with a closed alpha that’s aiming for a March 2016 launch, PC players will have the ability to create their own Black Ops III modes, maps, and apparently “more,” Treyarch have hinted. There’s been no news on how you’ll be able to land yourself a spot in the alpha, but the developer also revealed that an open beta for the mod tools will appear further down the road.
Specifics are thin on the ground at the moment, but it’s likely that the beta and the subsequent tools will be fed out in a timely manner to keep the Black Ops III community busy until the arrival of the inevitable next Call of Duty title. Plans have also been revealed to provide unranked dedicated server files with the arrival of the modding tools, to give players the means to run their own servers with modded content. On top of this, there will also be a specific browser for these servers added, so gamers can hunt for servers that feature mods and join them with ease.
There’s no word as to whether these mods will be playable on the console versions of the game, as is the case with the upcoming Fallout 4, and which may be the case for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Further details on the mods will arrive at a later date though, and we’ll let you know more as soon as we get it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launches this coming Friday, November 6, across all platforms.