Treyarch kicks off their Open Beta for PC Modding & Mapping Tools.
In April, they began rolling out invitations to members of the PC modding community to participate in their Closed Alpha program. Months of testing, teamwork, iteration, updates, and refinements later, they’re pleased to announce that today marks the beginning of Open Beta on PC!
Concluding their Alpha phase means that they’ve passed step one – there’s still work to be done, and with the start of the Open Beta they’re excited to begin the next phase of development…
Opening access to modding and mapping tools to a wider audience will allow Treyarch to more effectively address bugs, add polish, and move closer to a complete suite of PC features. While these tools are most certainly for the community, they wouldn’t be possible without the community itself, which is why they’re grateful for your patience and participation.
In the coming months, Treyarch plans to continue to work on enhancing the user experience and the ability to create modded content. The Open Beta will include an Unranked Server Browser that will allow users running mods to connect to each other’s custom game lobbies. The Unranked Dedicated Server files are still under development and their intended release is currently TBD. You can explore maps/mods created by the community in the Steam Workshop. There you can see some of the content developed during the Closed Alpha.
Thank you, and enjoy the PC Open Beta.
To download Black Ops III modding and mapping tools, you have to access your Steam Library and then select Tools section.