The dream of running your own dedicated Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 server is not dead.
But PCDev, as he’s known on Twitter, has emerged once again to bring Call of Duty players on PC more good news. The developer confirmed in a tweet that he’ll be releasing the files necessary to run unranked dedicated servers to everyone.
This means anyone can host and manage their own private servers with whatever rules they want, without having to go through Activision’s official servers. Stastny also said that more assets for the game’s mod tools will be released soon.
Coming soon for BlackOps3 PC: Unranked Dedicated Server files! A lot more Mod Tools assets! And some other stuff.
— pcdev (@pcdev) December 13, 2016
So far, Black Ops 3 has been the only game (post-Modern Warfare 2) to allow for this kind of freedom. Yes, it’s very late in its life cycle, but having the option to run dedicated servers and mod the game is well beyond anything offered by other modern Call of Duty games.