After nearly ten years, it's safe to say there's a sector of Call of Duty fans that buy the annualized release solely for the multiplayer. So while Call of Duty: Black Ops III offered several full-length game modes, there were those that just wanted the multiplayer. Today, Activision is aiming for that particular crowd on the PC platform with a special Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack.
The Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack is a Steam-exclusive package that features solely the Black Ops III multiplayer game. That includes access to ranked multiplayer matches, as well as the Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater, and Black Market. However, it won't quite include everything from the multiplayer experience, as the ability to Prestige will not be included. Nor will these players be able to access custom games, mod tools and content (which are still coming later this year), or unranked server browsers.
The Starter Pack appears to be simply that: a starter pack for anyone looking to get a quick start on multiplayer without paying the full price or more casual users that want to get a quick CoD multiplayer session in without having to pay $60 to do so. The option will be there to upgrade to either the full PC version of the game, at which point the user can simply pay the remaining difference.
The Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack won't be around forever. It'll be available starting today and goes away forever on February 29. For more information, check the Steam listing.