In a new gameplay trailer, Activision reveals some of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′s campaign mode’s cybernetic modifications known as Cybercore: Chaos abilities.
Today, Activision has released a brand new gameplay trailer that features some fresh abilities in the form of cybernetic modifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. These futuristic technological skills for soldiers are known as “Cybercore: Chaos” abilities, and they can be utilized to put enemies in a state of confusion or disarray, leaving them open for attack.
As seen in the video below, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 offers up a variety of new ways to make bad guys more vulnerable with the Cybercore Chaos moves. The first one featured shows a melee blow called “Wide-Area Misdirect” that shocks foes with electricity, leaving them stunned for a brief period. Another is a distance ability named “Adaptive Immolation” that triggers and detonates an opponent’s equipped explosives, neutralizing them in a volatile blast of flames.
Then there’s the “Firefly Swarm”, which is reminiscent of BioShock‘s “Insect Swarm” Plasmid, but the Black Ops 3 version sends a soaring hoard of nanobots to envelop adversaries, and set them ablaze. Perhaps the most inventive Cybercore Chaos ability is called “Sonic Antipersonnel”, and it literally brings multiple human enemies to their knees as they puke their guts out.
While all of these Cybercore Chaos powers are decidedly nifty, each of them can only be used in Black Ops 3‘s single player component, as it reads in the fine print listed at the bottom of the video. Unfortunately, last-gen gamers won’t get to experience them at all, for the there will be no campaign mode for the Xbox 360 and PS3 ports of the first-person shooter.
Recently, a poll proctored by Nielsen showed that Black Ops 3 is the most anticipated game of Fall 2015, and it honestly makes sense. The Call of Duty franchise has been around for almost a decade and a half now, so brand recognition alone gives Activision and Treyarch an advantage over its competitors. Not to mention, the series has won a bunch of awards in the past for its often top-notch multiplayer mode, and the forthcoming sequel should also deliver in spades.
Not only have developers piqued the interest of gamers by refining the franchise and updating it with elements like the cool-looking Cybercore Chaos abilities, but Treyarch is also catering to long-time players with fan-favorite features. For instance, Black Ops 3 will have a revamped Nuketown map for multiplayer, and the recent posting of the game’s achievements and trophy list online teases the return of the popular top-down mini-game Dead Ops Arcade. So should the studio continue to deliver what the fans want, there’s really no reason for Black Ops 3 to not become the highest grossing game of the year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to release on November 6, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.