Call of Duty Black Ops 3 beta adds new game modes, maps and level cap

Last night Treyarch hosted a Periscope broadcast, in the broadcast Treyarch confirmed a few additions the Black Ops 3 Beta currently available on PlayStation 4. Among those announcements were an increase to the level cap during the beta, which will now be level 34 (Major).

That new level-cap will unlock new weapons, equipment, perks and score streaks for players to test-out during the rest of the beta process.

Also, the team at Treyarch is introducing a new map into the rotation with Stronghold – a high-tech Swiss chateau in the frozen Alps, featuring an asymmetrical design with a lethal mix of exposed sightlines and tight, close quarters.

In addition to new level increase and new map, a new specialist will be available for players that reach Level 34 – Reaper. The Real Name for the Reaper is Experimental War Robot (EWR), which 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.

Using a Scythe, which is a robotic arm that transforms into a high power Mini-Gun, the EWR can infiltrate enemy DNI systems to simulate three decoy clones.

Finally, the team at Treyarch is introducing the Uplink game mode to the multiplayer playlist. In Uplink, players face off in an effort to take control of a downed satellite and into the enemy’s goal.

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