The Call of Duty single-player campaigns have long been a point of contention among the gaming community. Some appreciate the cheesy, over-the-top action set pieces they offer while others find them completely pointless. In a somewhat surprising move, the game is now available in an exclusively Multiplayer version on Steam.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Starter Pack runs for $15 on Steam, and cuts out the campaign and zombie modes of the title. Anyone who chooses to purchase this version of the game can then later upgrade to the full version at a discounted rate of $45.
Here’s what the official page says regarding what’s available:
The Multiplayer Starter Pack gives you access to Public Ranked Multiplayer matches and features including Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater, and the Black Market.
Players can not prestige or browse Custom Matches in the Starter Pack. This may be a nice way to incentivize players who are unsure about the game to test the waters before committing to a purchase.