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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Confirmed For Dedicated Servers on PC

Treyarch also confirms ranked matches for multiplayer mode.


The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will get dedicated servers, developer Treyarch has confirmed. Posting on Twitter, Treyarch director of development Cesar ‘pcdev' Stastny said that the PC version of the game will "use 100% dedicated servers for all ranked matches."

This should come as little surprise, given that that Treyarch brought dedicated servers in for 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops, as well as for the sequel Black Ops 2. Dedicated servers were also brought in for Call of Duty: Ghosts on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the last-generation consoles. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also had dedicated servers, but they were unranked, which meant that the server administrator controlled all unlocks.

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Stastny also confirmed that the game will ship with an adjustable field of view slider, as has been the case with previous Black Ops titles.

If the news of dedicated ranked servers has piqued your interest in picking up a PC version of the game, you may want to check out the minimum system requirements listed by Treyarch. The multiplayer mode in Black Ops 3 will have wall running similar to that of Titanfall and "Specialist" characters which possess unique weapons and abilities.

Black Ops 3 will feature a playable female lead character, a first for the core series. The campaign will support up to four players co-operatively. For lots more on the game, check out GameSpot's in-depth hands-on preview from our recent visit to Treyarch's office in Santa Monica. You can also see some images in the gallery below.

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