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This article will help clarify certain aspects of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Multiplayer. Please note that this article contains no strategy guides, hints, or tips concerning the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III supports two-player split-screen online play in Multiplayer or Zombies game modes.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support split-screen for up to four players in Multiplayer, but only in local play.
Please note: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 do not support split-screen.
Yes. You can utilize the Quick Join feature to join any friends that are currently playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Quick Join area is found on the right side of the screen on the Main Menu. Any friends currently playing the game will be visible in this area.
In order to utilize the Quick Join feature, highlight and select the name of the friend you would like to join.
You can only join your friends if they are in an area of the game that allows others to join them. If the game doesn’t take you to your friends, they’re in an area of the game that does not permit joining.
Matches on specific maps can be set up using the Custom Match menu option.
No. XP cannot be earned in Custom Matches.
Specialists are a brand new feature in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. They are different characters that have their own unique appearances, abilities and weapons.
Unlock Tokens along with the ability to choose different Specialists, abilities, or weapons are earned as you rank up while playing online Multiplayer matches.
Learn more about Unlock Tokens.
Freerun is a feature that allows you to test your advanced movement abilities on different courses. There are four different tiers of difficulty for Freerun, each with a unique environment.
Host Migration allows the game to continue, when the player hosting the game leaves the match. When a Host Migration occurs, the game will select the player with the best connection speed and transition the hosting over to this player. During this process, the match is paused for all players and all game timers are halted until the migration is complete.
This error can sometimes occur when communication with the host is lost unexpectedly. This is usually a sudden interruption in Internet connectivity, loss of power on the host’s end, or that no acceptable host can be found.
No. Unfortunately once spent, an Unlock Token cannot be refunded. As you continue to rank up however, you will continue to earn new Unlock Tokens.
No. The Kinect microphone is currently not supported in Black Ops III. In order to use voice chat you will have to use a headset microphone.
You will need an Internet connection in order to acquire updates. Once the game is fully up-to-date however, you will be able to play in local multiplayer without an Internet connection.
Using the CODcast interface, a player can load into a game as a spectator with the ability to see all the players in a match by switching to different views. One particular view is a picture-in-picture mode that allows the player to toggle between the game camera and a top-down view. It’s the same kind of functionality used by game commentators on the pro-gaming circuit.
Please Note: CODcasting is not available on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
Only Public Matches are automatically recorded. In order to record Custom Matches, the “Game Recording” option must be turned on from the Lobby prior to the start of the match.
Matches from System Link and Local are not recorded for Theater mode.