Although the Call of Duty games are meant to depict plausible, real-world scenarios of soldiers gone rogue and devastating hi-tech warfare, the actual logic behind the games is anything but. Our aim automatically snaps to the enemy, our foes go down like they’re made of wafer and if we get shot, we can just crouch behind cover until our health magically regens.
So last week, when the leaked list of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trophies hinted at a ‘realistic’ difficulty setting, fans were eager to know more about this added level of challenge. In a new interview, the game’s campaign and Zombies director Jason Blundell has revealed more info about Black Ops 3‘s new setting, saying that at the realistic level (which is a level higher than ‘veteran’), players can be killed with just one shot.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Realistic Difficulty
Speaking to Xbox Achievements, Blundell explains that:
“[In Realistic] you have one point of life, so if you’re shot once, you’re dead. It completely changes the way you play the game. You all have to survive as a group. You end up respecting the level in a completely different way, and once gunfire opens up, everyone just drops to the ground, because if any one bullet hits you or a grenade goes off near you, you’re dead.”
Also amping up the difficulty is the enemy AI, which Blundell has said been reworked to “make independent decisions” and that “we have more types of AI than we’ve ever had before“.
In other Black Ops 3 news, Blundell recently told Eurogamer that the game’s campaign missions can be tackled in any order, as players see fit, and that every mission (even the very last one) is unlocked from the start. Blundell says that it “gives [players] the flexibility to consume the content how they want”. Also, a brand new trailer has been released for Shadows of Evil, the first map from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies game mode, watch that here.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released on November 6, 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.