Multiplayer only version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III now on Steam

Activision has released a multiplayer only version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for less money that also has a lot less features.

Published Thu, Feb 18 2016 8:19 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Activision knows that the multiplayer is what really sells the Call of Duty series, so they've taken the multiplayer-only approach from the older consoles and released a Multiplayer Starter Pack for Black Ops III for $14.99.

Multiplayer only version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III now on Steam |

Even though have quite the large budget for creating a truly spectacular single-player productions, with triple-A actors and a story that could rival many good movies (but admittedly aren't always fun to play), the true fun is in the competing with your friends, and insult-hurling strangers across the Internet.

This lowers the price of entry into the competitive world of Call of Duty and lets you play the fun bits without having to have the extra large single-player campaign taking up precious hard-drive space. Of course, you won't be able to enjoy the delightful Zombies game mode, either.

That list of what you can't get into is actually surprisingly large, and also includes the lack of access to the unranked server-browser. even though that's definitely a part of multiplayer. Your level is also going to be hard-capped at 55 unless you pony up and upgrade to the full version, for only a scant $45. But at least it does lower that cost of entry quite a bit, initially at least.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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