Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to be a massive leap forward for the series, and continue the pace set by previous Black Ops titles. To do this, Treyarch have introduced a number of revolutionary changes, one of which is a new difficulty mode: ‘Realistic’.
In previous Call of Duty titles, the difficulty options were ‘Recruit’, ‘Regular’, ‘Hardened’ and ‘Veteran’, with each making the player work harder for their victory. Treyarch have taken it one step further and introduced ‘Realistic’ difficulty, effectively a hardcore-hardcore mode.
‘Realistic’ difficulty will stand beside the addition of co-operative game-play, where up to four players can team together and play the campaign. The new difficulty level means that not only is teamwork paramount to success, a high degree of patience also needs to be a standard – because if a stray bullet catches you, or something detonates close by, you’re dead.
If you don’t quite have the four people required for the co-operative campaign, you’re in luck – Treyarch have also completely redesigned their artificial intelligence system, causing independent decisions to be made and meaning more variation of AI than ever before.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 releases November 6th, 2015 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.