Call of Duty Black Ops 3
The Awakening DLC for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is already out for the PS4. Call of Duty official website

“Call of Duty Black Ops 3” players can take advantage of the weekend to level up their character and weapons. Until Feb. 16, Treyarch has confirmed that there will be a Double-Double XP Weekend.

The Double XP weekends allow for Double XP and Double Weapon XP leveling up. According to GameSpot, this is the first that the developer and publisher Activision has done an event like this. Given the timeline of the weekend, it encompasses both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day for those in the U.S. coming on Monday.

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This announcement comes close at the heels of a change in the Combine multiplayer map. Gamerant reported that the changes were done in lieu of Marshawn Lynch’s retirement. Lynch had been part of “Call of Duty Black Ops 3” and his infamous Beast Mode.

Some details that were added include the alteration of the lab numbers to 24, Lynch’s NFL jersey number, and 10, which was his University of California, Berkeley number. The changes can also be seen in the footage below.

Apart from the new “Call of Duty Black Ops 3” events, it appears that Activision is already readying the next title, still referred to as “COD 2016” in the meantime. Infinity Ward has already been confirmed as the developer for the upcoming game. Charlie Intel spotted Infinity Ward’s announcement via Twitter, which officially announced the news.

“COD 2016. Now it’s official. Can’t wait to show you what we’ve been developing,” Infinity Ward said over at Twitter.

Infinity Ward is known for creating the Modern Warfare series of the franchise. This is part of Activision’s previous game plan of splitting the cycle development into a three-year effort involving three developers, Sledgehammer games, Treyarch and Infinity Ward. “Call of Duty: Ghosts” was Infinity Ward’s last take on the franchise before the new game plan took place.

There are still no official details or speculations about what the next “Call of Duty” title could be. Usually, fans can expect a reveal sometime around April or May, which gives Infinity Ward two to three months before expectations run rampant.

"Call of Duty Black Ops 3" Marshawn Lynch homage (Credit: YouTube/chaosxsilencer)