Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Pre-Load Now Available On PS4, Download Size Revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the latest entry in the popular first person shooter series. It is a game that is played by millions around the world and since the game is closer to its release, the official pre-loading has now started for the game on the PS4.

If you still haven’t managed to start the pre-load on your PS4, you can try to manually start it by going to Black Ops 3 in your game library on PS4 and then hitting the download button for either Zombies or Multiplayer mode. This will initiate the pre-load on your PS4, which should be <12 GB. Although keep in mind that this is just the bare minimum size of the game in order to boot before it downloads the full game. The full game is around 45 GB and after downloading the initial 12 GB, the rest of the download will continue in the background.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the first game in the series that has exclusive content on PlayStation 4. It is also the first time when all the future DLC content will be released first on the PS4, and then later for the Xbox One and PC.

If you are planning to pick the game on PS3 or Xbox 360, keep in mind that the game is confirmed to run at 30 fps on these platforms, and it also lacks the single player mode and only has the multiplayer. Activision has also confirmed that PS3 and Xbox 360 might not get all the future DLC content.

Let us know if you managed to start your pre-load in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Kastle

    Anybody know what time we’ll be able to start playing if we download from PS store? I know its midnight but is that eastern or Pacific time? I only ask because if its Pacific time then I’m just going to buy in from Gamestop. My friends would already be like 4th prestige by the time I waited till midnight Pacific time lol

  • Naeem Maheen

    is it the black ops 3 multiplayer beta which i have to download because i have that n the nuke town n zombies map which has already been downloaded and is waiting to install

  • Christina Tait

    Its only allowing me to download the nuketown map just now nothing else, countdown 4 days and counting

    • Delicious bae

      It only downloaded the game for me, still don’t see nuketown in my download’s.

  • Jatinder Bains

    its Available to download in uk now…go into library and click multiplayer download …about 2 hrs download

  • OnlyReal OBeezy

    Mine is almost done now, some other people are sending screenshots of gameplay from zombies. Are they really releasing it this early to play? Or are they fake screenshots?

    • damon martin

      Were you go to download as mine just says atomatic download

      • Jatinder Bains

        Goto the library tab then it allows to you to click onto Black ops 3 multiplayer download ,once done the rest of game will download in back ground

        • damon martin

          It does not let me, still on auto download and the timer is there, and the only multiplayer thing i can download is the beta and my edition is the delux one so i wounder if that is why?

  • ColonelBazz

    Doesn’t work here though. Still says autmotic download is expected on the 5th. But PS Store is being unpredictable lately for me. It cancelled my BO3 pre-order last tuesday. So I had to pre-order again for some reason, ar the moment I still have the timer though.

  • Azab

    So does that mean after I download the 12gb, will I be able to download the rest of the game before the release date?

    • damon martin

      Ye, but how did you download as when i go to library it still has count down

  • Joshua Mayer

    Im in Australia and the Auto download date changed from today to the 5/11/15.

  • Christopher Loughrey

    not avilable in the UK yet, still says 1st November

    • Jatinder Bains

      Go into Library Christopher .its available now to download

      • Christopher Loughrey

        Thanks but it’s not available in the UK, it says 5th November for pre-load

        • Jatinder Bains

          They have changed the date again then ..i did mine beginning of the week ..

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