Official Black Ops 3 Mod Tools Are Coming, But Not Until 2016

by on 11/02/2015

If you’re a PC gamer and you enjoy messing with mods, there’s good news: the practice has Activision’s full approval. The bad news is that you’ll have to wait a while.
The game publisher and Treyarch, developer of Black Ops 3, confirmed their plans today. Mod tools for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will eventually be released, but they have to be finished first, which will take a fair amount of time.

We’ve been listening to one of your top requests and are excited to announce that modding and mapping are coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC!
We’ve still got a lot of work left to do, but here’s our current plan:

  • You will be able to create Maps & Game Modes and more!
  • We will include Unranked Dedicated Server Files with the tools so you can run servers with modded content anywhere you choose.
  • We will provide an Unranked Server Browser so you can easily find and join servers with modded content.
  • Closed Alpha target date:  March 2016

Please remember that this is software development, so things don’t always work out exactly as planned.  Sometimes features slip or drop off altogether, sometimes they get replaced with other, more awesome features as we hit into limitations of our original plans.

Our only clue for how long this will take is the fact that an alpha won’t be ready to test until March of next year. After the alpha comes the beta, and then after that the final product. By my estimate, we’re looking at a summer release at the EARLIEST.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 launches at the end of this week for most platforms in existence. More details on the status of the mod tools will be reported as they are revealed.

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