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Black Ops 3 adds Prop Hunt and more in Operation Swarm update

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A fan-favorite mode comes to 2015’s Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is just a few months away, but that doesn’t mean that Activision is done with the previous game in the series. This week, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 — originally released in 2015 — got a fresh injection of content, including the addition of Prop Hunt mode and some new gear.

Prop Hunt has been a fan-favorite mode in games like Garry’s Mod and Team Fortress 2 for years. The mode sees opposing teams play hide and seek: Players will hide, disguised as objects hidden in the environment, while other players will try to hunt them down. The hunters have to choose their shots carefully, as firing a weapon will deplete their health.

Activision and Sledgehammer Games added Prop Hunt to 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII earlier this year. Black Ops 3’s version of Prop Hunt is playable on 10 of the game’s maps, including Nuk3town (with a twist): “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.”

Black Ops 3 is also getting two new guns as part of Treyarch’s Operation Swarm event:

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.

Operation Swarm includes other items, like weapon camo skins and a nighttime version of the map Fringe, as well as double XP playlists. But Black Ops 3’s latest additions seem like a good reminder that its sequel will be announced soon: Treyarch’s official reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming on May 17.