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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC features include split-screen, dedicated servers and more

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

When developer Treyarch unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the studio promised that it was investing heavily in the PC version of the game. "If you've really invested in your rig, we want it to pay off," Treyarch head Mark Lamia said earlier this year, touting features like 4K resolution support and optimization for mid- to low-end PCs.

At Gamescom, Treyarch gave PC gamers a more detailed breakdown of what it plans to bring to the Windows PC version of Black Ops 3. Here are some of the new features coming for Call of Duty players who opt to play on PC:

  • 100% Ranked Dedicated Servers
  • 2-Player Split Screen
  • Seamless Game Controller Support
  • Strong GPU scaling, SLI and Crossfire Optimizations, and 4K monitor support
  • FOV Slider
  • Framerate Cap Slider
  • Improved Text Chat features available in-game and also now in lobbies
  • Fantastic Steam Trading Cards
  • Treyarch Anti-Cheat (TAC)

Treyarch also reiterated the minimum PC specifications it outlined in the spring, adding that its recommended specs are still to come.

"As we add more optimizations and advanced graphics features, we're re-evaluating our recommended spec, so stay tuned," the developer said. "Rest assured that our goal is to provide the best performance across the widest range of machines possible."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 hits PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Nov. 6. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are also in development.

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