Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack Free This Weekend

The Black Ops 3 Multiplayer starter pack will be getting a free weekend in the very near future to allow even more people to try it out.

Published: February 27, 2016 10:00 AM /


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The Multiplayer Starter Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is free to try on Steam this weekend, according to a news post on the game's Steam Community page.

In addition, the full game is on sale until 10 AM PST on Monday, February 29th. (The Steam Community announcement erroneously states "Monday, February 28th," but the store page states that the deal lasts until the 29th.) The standard edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is on sale for 33% off, and the Digital Deluxe edition is 20% off. Players who already own the Multiplayer Starter Pack will be able to upgrade to either the standard edition or Digital Deluxe edition at a discounted rate during the sale period.

Online multiplayer will also be awarding Double XP for the duration of the event. The Multiplayer Starter Pack comes with some restrictions compared to the multiplayer offerings in the full game. For instance, it restricts online multiplayer offerings to Ranked Multiplayer. Players will also miss out on the campaign and Zombies mode.

The Multiplayer Starter Pack is only available for a limited time, irrespective of the sale. It will stop being sold altogether on February 29th. People who purchase the pack before February 29th will retain it in the Steam account, as is common with titles removed for sale from the service. The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III was initially plagued with a host of server issues. Treyarch has issued several patches aimed at resolving the problem, along with performance issues and other areas.

The offer to try the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack will last until 1 PM PST on Sunday, February 28th.

Do you think the Multiplayer Starter Pack offer will bring fresh blood into the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Black Ops III or will it just increase the risk of hackers? How do you feel Call of Duty: Black Ops III stacks up against the rest of the titles in the series? Let us know in the comments below!

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