Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Co-Op FAQ

11/7/2015 at 7:12 PM

Breaking down online and couch co-op through all modes of play.

 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is here and it may be the most co-op feature rich CoD game we've ever seen. Let's look at what you can do.

How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 locally (couch co-op)? How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 via system link or LAN? How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 online? How many players are supported in combo co-op? Is a premium members (Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus) required for the second player in combo co-op? What direction is the screen split in couch co-op for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Does the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 support split screen play? How do you begin a co-op session in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? How does save game progress work for co-op play in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? What does the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass get you? Is there friendly fire in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's co-op modes? Can I play nightmare mode in co-op?  TBD

 

How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 locally (couch co-op)?

Up to two players can play campaign or zombies mode in split-screen. Versus supports four player split-screen play. Please note that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 do not support split-screen play.

 

How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 via system link or LAN?

Up to four are able to play via LAN play in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

 

How many players can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 online?

Four players are supported in online co-op for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

 

How many players are supported in combo co-op?

Two players per system are supported in combo co-op with four players total being able to play the campaign and/or zombies mode.

 

Is a premium members (Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus) required for the second player in combo co-op?

No, a guest account may be used.

 

What direction is the screen split in couch co-op for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?

Consoles are locked to horizontal split-screen. Players can choose to split the game horizontally or vertically in the settings menu on PC.

 

Does the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 support split screen play?

Yes! You can play two player split-screen play on a PC with players on any combination of controller and/or keyboard and mouse.

 

How do you begin a co-op session in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?

Make sure you are online and then choose either Campaign or Zombies mode. You can join sessions in progress, find a match based on your current campaign progress, or choose any level you'd like to play and have match making find a game for you in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

 

How does save game progress work for co-op play in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?

Everyone gets credit for collectibles. All players earn XP in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for co-op games. Missions will be unlocked as you complete them.

 

Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?

Yes, depending on which match making options you choose you can jump to a mission ahead.

 

What does the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass get you?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Season Pass delivers 4 DLC map packs in 2016 with all-new multiplayer content, including re-imagined fan-favorite maps for competitive play from Call of Duty: World at War and the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, plus additional Treyarch Zombies content.

 

Is there friendly fire in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's co-op modes?

No.

Can I play nightmare mode in co-op? 

TBD