Operation Swarm Heading to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

We’ve Got Incoming! Operation Swarm is something you won’t want to miss.

by Call of Duty Staff on May 01, 2018

Just ahead of the May 17 reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Treyarch has unleashed a ton of new items in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, to further extend your Black Ops experience. In Operation Swarm, Prop Hunt makes its debut, a revamped map gets a new look, and new weapons and new Specialist themes make their appearance! Read on for details, and then join the swarm:

NEW MODE

The fan-favorite Prop Hunt mode is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3! Props and Hunters can do battle in hide and seek combat throughout different Black Ops 3 locations. Starting today, ten maps will be available for Prop Hunt play in Black Ops 3, including:

  • Aquarium
  • Combine
  • Evac
  • Exodus
  • Fringe
  • Redwood
  • Hunted
  • Infection
  • Breach

As a bonus, Prop Hunt will also come to Nuk3town, but with a different set of rules: in Nuk3town, the Props are all mannequins, although the pose and model for each mannequin will be random. Props have nine Decoys when they spawn, instead of usual three. Additionally, whenever a Decoy is destroyed, the Prop that placed it is refunded a Decoy use.

NEW WEAPONS & WEAPON CAMO

Two tried-and-true weapons will be buzzing into Black Ops 3 with Operation Swarm for the first time:

RPK
The RPK makes the jump from the original Black Ops into Black Ops 3, providing players with a chance to add this lethal LMG to their loadouts. Slap on Extended Mag for an enormous ammo reserve, and stick with the RPK’s iron sights for optimal visibility.

Sten
The Sten submachine gun has been a staple in Call of Duty games set in the World War II era, and previously made it into the world of Black Ops via the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. Now, that close-quarters efficiency comes to Black Ops 3 for players who like to get up close and personal. Toss in a Reflex sight and an Extended Mag, and you’re a force to be reckoned with.

Adorn the RPK, Sten, or any of your favorite weapons with the HIVE weapon camo. This limited time camo puts the sting in Spring. The new weapon camo is only available in the Black Market until May 9 at 10 AM PT. Deadly never looked so good.

FRINGE NIGHTFALL

Before it became a forgotten farm town, Fringe was a small, but bustling community. Now, see it at night, back in its Heyday as a storm rolls in across the horizon, making it the perfect evening for a new conflict.

NEW SPECIALIST THEMES

As if that’s not enough, nine new Specialist themes are also incoming. These sleek new themes will outfit your Specialist in style and identify you as a key agent of Operation Swarm.

AND MORE!

There’s even more planned throughout Operation Swarm, with 2XP playlists, and for a limited time starting today through May 9, you can get a unique Operation Swarm Calling Card just for logging in. Operation Swarm is live now and is the perfect way to count down the days until the community reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on May 17!

Don’t miss the community reveal event for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4! Head in to CallofDuty.com starting at 10am on May 17, and stay tuned throughout the day.

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