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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Update Patch Notes: What Has Been Added?

No, you’re not seeing things. There really is a Call of Duty Black Ops 3 update, as Activision has given the 2015 threequel its biggest update in months. Not only does the update come with a snowy spin on one of the game’s best-loved maps, the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 1.27 update patch notes also details a multiplayer game mode that is sure to send gamers back to the near-future in their droves.

As detailed on Activision’s support page, a handful of changes have been implemented, which aim to give Call of Duty Black Ops 3 a new lease of life.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Patch Notes: Global


  • General performance updates.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Patch Notes: Multiplayer

Infected (New Game Mode)

  • At the start of a match, one player is randomly chosen as the first infected whose goal is to infect the other players. Once downed, players respawn as infected, slowly increasing the size of the horde. Infect all players, or survive until time runs out to win.

Redwood Snow (New Map)

  • Enter the snowcapped landscape of Redwood Snow to experience something colder from the map you know and love.

For those of you have been experiencing Europe’s Beast from the East, you may not be too keen to jump straight back into the powdered slopes of Redwood Snow just yet. For the rest of us hardy souls, it’s a chance to go all-guns-blazing into a different version of what is one of the series’ most underrated maps.

Infected, however, is the real story here. Fans of everything from Timesplitters 2 to Halo 3 will rejoice at the news that Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is getting an Infected mode. That excitement will increase tenfold when you realize, yes, you can use jetpacks and yes that is as amazing as it sounds.

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