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Activision has released a multiplayer-only version of its latest Call of Duty title, Black Ops III, onto Steam's Windows store.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 18, 2016

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Activision has released a multiplayer-only version of its latest Call of Duty title, Black Ops III, onto Steam's Windows store. 

The "Multiplayer Starter Pack" is a bare bones package that gives players access to ranked multiplayer matches and a number of features such as the arena, theater, gunsmith, black market, and weapon paint shop, for $15 (£11.59). 

The pack will only be available until February 29, and won't feature the game's main campaign, zombie mode, or certain other multiplayer features such as the ability to prestige and play in custom games. 

This isn't the first time Activision has toyed with the idea of releasing a multiplayer-only Call of Duty package. 

In September last year the publisher removed the main campaign from last-gen versions of Black Ops III, making it the first Call of Duty game to launch without a single player story mode in the history of the franchise. 

Back then Activision explained the campaign had to be removed because of its "ambitious" nature, although no such explanation has been offered this time around.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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