Last night during the studio’s Periscope broadcast, Treyarch confirmed some new updates are on their way to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta. These updates will be as free as the beta is, and will consist of a substantial amount of new content on top of what’s already there.
The level cap will be increased to 34, a level they’ve titled “Major” and awarded with special weapons, equipment, perks and scorestreaks. There is also a new map coming, titled “Stronghold” and described as “a high-tech Swiss chateau in the frozen Alps, featuring an asymmetrical design with a lethal mix of exposed sightlines and tight, close quarters.”
There will also be a new Specialist accessible, provided you can reach level 34: a robot named Reaper.
- Real Name: Experimental War Robot (EWR)
- Bio: Started as an expensive military R&D project to supplement Special Operations soldiers in the field, the EWR was a cutting-edge prototype combat robot, the most advanced in the world at the time. Budget overruns and embarrassing political incidents left the project all but a resource for scrap metal, except for the one prototype that remained.
- Weapon: Scythe – Robotic arm that transforms into a high power Mini-Gun.
- Ability: Psychosis – Infiltrate enemy DNI systems to simulate three decoy clones.
Finally, a new mode will be added to the game called Uplink. In this mode, players face off in an effort to take control of a downed satellite and get it into the enemy’s goal.