Modding and Mapping Tools are coming Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PC

Treyarch has confirmed that modding and mapping tools will be making a return to the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be the first game in the franchise in years to give players the power to create mods and maps on PC.

Modding and mapping tools have been one of the top requests from the PC Call of Duty community, and Treyarch has gladly obliged. It’s been five years since a Call of Duty game has offered PC players these kind of tools. 2008s Call of Duty: World at War, also developed by Treyarch, was the last Call of Duty title to offer these tools.

Now, modding and mapping tools won’t be available at launch, but will be added in 2016. Here’s a breakdown of Treyarch’s plans:

  • You will be able to create Maps & Game Modes and more
  • Treyarch will include Unranked Dedicated Server Files with the tools so you can run servers with modded content anywhere you choose.
  • Treyarch will provide an Unranked Server Browser so you can easily find and join servers with modded content.
  • Closed Alpha target date:  March 2016

Treyarch will continuously publish developer blog posts to keep you informed about their progress. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is out November 6 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A version containing only the multiplayer and Zombies launches on PS3 and Xbox 360 on the same date.