Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has a freerunning time trial mode

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Call of Duty's transformation into Crysis is nearly complete. Treyarch's cyborg FPS now features 'Tactical Rig' abilities including enhanced vision modes, rocket-repelling armour, and magic definitely not magic boots that let you run along walls and jump multiple times in mid-air. The various upgrades for your Tactical Rig are detailed in the trailer above—but I'm much more interested in the following video. It's a livestream in which Treyarch reveals a brand new mode coming to Black Ops 3: Free Run mode. It's basically Mirror's Edge's time trials, and why not.

Free Run comprises four, increasingly difficult obstacle courses set in apocalyptic, abstract voids, and fear not, there'll bits where you'll have to use a gun. Specifically, there are target boards that need to popped while you're gadding about.

Black Ops 3 is out November 16, and Zombies mode, uh, found a way to recruit Jeff Goldblum.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.