[Updated] Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Will “Redefine Max Settings for Call of Duty” on PC; Will Let You Pick the Gender of you Character


Black Ops 3 has just been revealed with a pretty impressive gameplay trailer that demonstrates the frantic action players can expect from the next iteration in the Call of Duty franchise.

[Update] Black Ops 3 will be the first Call of Duty game to let you customize the campaign protagonist, and even choose the gender. Treyarch confirmed that the gender optimization will be extensive.

Studio Head Mark Lamia explains

"It's not just a female head on a male body. It's a different set of animations for the entire game,"

Character interaction will even differ based on the protagonist's gender.

"We knew we were going to do fully unique male, fully unique female for all scenes and all the customization that goes for both. Thank God for Blu-ray, right?"

Treyarch's Director of Development has addressed some of the question on Twitter regarding the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.


Black Ops 3 on the PC will use dedicated servers for all ranked matches as well as a FOV slider.

While the developer made no comment regarding DX12 support and specific graphics features, it was mentioned that Black Ops 3 will include more graphics options than previous titles.

The developer stated that they are redefining "max Settings" for Call of Duty, but at this point it's too early to talk about maximum specs.

Once again the developer did not reveal any details regarding DX12 support, but chances are pretty high that Black Ops will offer support for the new API.

Mark Lumia, Head of Treyarch, in a recent interview, stated that Treyarch's aim is to make all three versions of Black Ops 3 look very good. He emphasised that Treyarch's 300 employees want to ensure that  “PC Gamers get the best possible experience” They don't want the PC version feel like it's in "second Place",

The requirements for the PC version of Black Ops 3 are as follows:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 6970 @ 1GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

The pre-order page for Black Ops 3 is now open and grants you access to the Beta. We will bring you any new information on Black Ops 3 as soon as it becomes available. The title is being developed by Treyarch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will release on November 6 2015. Be sure to check out our previous Black Ops 3 coverage for more information here and here