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"Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" from Treyarch will be released on Nov. 6. Activision

Treyarch’s latest creation has been received pretty well by fans, despite being a long-standing and oft-accused formulaic series. One potential reason for this may be the additional features and new experience that “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” introduces.

However, this does not mean that the launch of the game on some platforms has been perfect. If anything, some players on the PS4 and PC appear to have encountered server issues during the weekend launch. A lot of PS4 players were unable to enjoy the online multiplayer of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” due to a missing update. As per Twinfinite’s findings, the missing update can is marked by a label on the main menu.

The best reason offered for the issue is the congestion of servers during the weekend launch. It appears that the update was not triggered with all of the players trying to download the game. Checking the official status checker of the game now reveals that all of the servers for all platforms and regions are now good, which is a great sign that players who are yet to try playing the game will now be more or less successful.

There are still plenty of things to look forward to in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.” In a review by Polygon, the game has introduced a couple of firsts for the series. This includes customisation of characters to be able to play a male or even a female protagonist.

Microsoft also enumerated via the Xbox Wire the features that players can enjoy with the “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” title. Co-op play in the game now allows up to four friends to work on the campaign of the game, either through offline or online play. Arena, which emulates an eSports style mode, is also coming to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.” This allows fans who have always wanted to enjoy a pro gaming experience can do so with all the rules fitted into the mode.

Speaking of rules, developer Treyarch has also assured fans that they will be stricter this time around when it comes to cheaters. The full details of banning policies have already been revealed over at the official website. Suspensions can be a temporary one that can last from 48 hours to two weeks or permanent, which is a more final decision. These can be based on offenses, which can be minor or extreme, the latter of which negatively involves other players or groups.

There are several reasons why players will be banned. Some of these include the use of pirated copies of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,” use of unauthorised software for mods or hacks, use of boosting or glitching and any display of offensive behaviour.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" Arena gameplay (Credit: YouTube/Scumperjumper)

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