With details of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 having leaked over the internet in recent days, Activision seems to have given up on keeping anything about the game under wraps. It has now confirmed much of the information about Black Ops 3, such as the fact that the game will launch on November 6 and that the game will have a beta system for those who preorder. They’ve also confirmed that there will be major changes to multiplayer with the introduction of nine Specialists for players to choose in each match. The Specialists will each have one unique weapon and ability, and will be upgradable. So far, Activision have only revealed the first four. Here they are:
Outrider’s real name is Alessandra Castillo. She’s armed with a bow, called Sparrow, which shoots incendiary arrows. These arrows apparently kill with one hit, although there is a slight delay after the arrow hits its mark before it goes boom. The arrows could also be used tactically, such as for shooting ahead of enemies as they move. It’s a fun weapon, especially if running headlong into the fight isn’t your style. Outrider also has an ability that lets her see through walls. Called Vision Pulse, it’s a fantastic ability for a stealth player.
She grew up in Favela, gaining her observation skills by watching the city from the rooftops. She spent some time with the Brazillian Special Forces, and for now she’s the go-to character for stealth.
Ruin’s real name is Donnie Walsh. His weapon is Gravity Spikes. Imagine if Mario’s ground pound sent out a shockwave that hit all Goombas within a certain radius, and that’s basically what we have here. Some people say it’s devastating, and others say it’s too slow and doesn’t work properly, which might be the reason for Ruin’s ability, Overdrive. This will give his movements a speed boost, but only for a short time.
Ruin had a rough childhood being raised by a military family. If you’re the kind of player that loves rushing head first into battle, this is the character for you.
Seraph, whose real name is Zhen Zhen, uses a one-hit kill (usually) revolver called Annihilator. It can also puncture through multiple bodies, which is just fantastic when you’re quick enough to get your enemies nicely lined up. Her ability, Combat Focus, will increase her scorestreak for a limited time.
Seraph was an enforcer for 541 crime syndicate and her abilities are all about discipline.
Reaper is an Experimental War Robot. Apparently. This game does take place 50 years in the future, so that means robots are a thing. Reaper’s arm transforms into a high power gun called Scythe. It’s called that because it cuts through anything, so don’t stand in its way. His ability is Glitch, which will teleport him back to where we was a few seconds ago by hacking the Direct Neural Interface of other soldiers to mess with their perception of where he is.
Reaper was the most expensive project the military had ever concocted, until the project was thrown out due to budget problems. Reaper is the only remaining prototype.