- "Undergo surgery, rehabilitation, and training for potential induction into the Winslow Accord Cyber Soldier program. Success is not guaranteed."
- — Mission Briefing
"New World" is the second level in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. After the player is critically wounded in Ethiopia, the player is given advanced cybernetic enhancements and is guided by Taylor and his team on the basics. Taylor guides the player on a terrorist attack in 2054 that resulted in network for the Coalescence being intervened.
Campaign[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- The Player (playable, Alive in dream-state/K.I.A. in reality)
- John Taylor
- Sarah Hall
- Sebastian Diaz
- Peter Maretti
- Jacob Hendricks (ending cutscene only)
- Xavier Hirtzel (K.I.A. in dream-state/Unknown in reality)
- Sebastian Krueger (ending cutscene only, referred to as "Unidentified")
- Rachel Kane (ending cutscene only)
Level Briefing[edit | edit source]
Encryption #48-65-27-73. Protocol: Romeo
Soldier #25954 will need to adjust to their New World
The Zürich facility is the best in the world in these cases
Date: 06:00Hrs Oct 29th 2065
Pre-Mission Scrolling Text[edit | edit source]
Plot[edit | edit source]
The Player awakes aboard a train in the year, 2054 with John Taylor in the seat in from of them. The train explodes after a conversation with Taylor, who explains that the Player is in the hospital awaiting for surgery. In addition, he tells the Player that they were connected with a Direct Neural Interface, and that what they are experiencing is a simulation within Zürich, Switzerland.
Taylor tells the Player that a terrorist cell caused the explosion, and early of that day Zürich Security Forces took action, but failed. The Player is than simulated to a Steel Mill and guided by Sebastian Diaz. The Player learns how to use their tactical mode, how to wall run, and to remote hijack computer systems and drone units. Going into the control room, grunts launch from their pads as the Player experiences a trigger of memories of the grunt injuring the Player in Ethiopia. Diaz aids the Player on that memory triggers happen often, but can be fixed by the doctors to meds. The Player hacks into the console, and that Xavier Hirtzel was responsible.
The Player is simulated to Hirtzel's escape in the High Rise Apartments, and is greeted and guided by Sarah Hall. Hirtzel is hacking into the ZSF Talons, as the Player reveals that Hirtzel has an DNI as well. In addition, the Player unlocks cyber ability; system paralysis onto drones. The Player catches Hirtzel, but the latter dies from fall. Hall tells the Player to purge their DNI into Hirtzel, but warns them that the victim will become brain dead. Once interfaced, the Player learns the cell are at the Old Train Tunnels to plan their attack.
Simulated to the tracks, Peter Maretti guides the Player with two cyber abilities, immolation and firefly swarm, noting that although firearms are the go-to choice in a firefight, using DNI will truly be the better weapon. Maretti also warns the Player is not immortal, and that a bullet to the head will send them to their maker. Making it to the console, the Player learns that the terrorist cell hacked the robot grunts onboard to bypass train security and load the explosives that caused the explosion.
The Player returns back to the train, guided this time by Taylor, and is given minutes to stop the explosion. The Player learns to use takedown by melee and air stomping grunts. The Player makes it to the explosives, but cannot stop it because there is not enough time. The Player, by Taylor's words learns that the train is a maglev, and simply disconnects it from the rest by reversing the polarity on just the car he/she was in. The explosion kicks off, as Taylor informs them that the explosion was going to happen, he simply tested them to see what they are willing to sacrifice.
The Player awakes in the hospital, seeing firstly a bandana and a woman leaving. Taylor and an "unidentified man" speak as Taylor informs the Player that Hendricks has signed up for the project as well despite not being injured on the mission.
Collectibles[edit | edit source]
Accolades[edit | edit source]
- Untouched: Completed the mission without dying
- Score: Completed the mission with a score of 26,500 or higher.
- Got 'em: Found all of the collectibles in the mission.
- Inferno: Kill 3 enemies with fire 3 times.
- Punch Through: Kill 6 enemies through a wall or through cover.
- Fast Learner: Kill 5 robots in under 2 seconds using Cyber Combat abilites.
- Make 'Em Count: Kill 3 enemies in one explosion 3 times.
- Here You Dropped This: Kill 3 enemies with a thrown back grenade.
- Spike-cicle: Kill an enemy with an icicle.
- Caught 'em Sleeping: Kill 6 robots while they are disabled by EMP grenades.
- Conservationist: Complete "The Chase" without reloading.
- Discretion: Complete "The Chase" without de-rezzing any civilians.
- Turn the Guns on 'Em!: Kill 6 enemies using a hijacked turret.
- Stopping Power: Kill 8 robots with a shotgun without reloading.
- Parkour: Run over a train while it is still passing.
Weapon Loadout[edit | edit source]
|Field Ops Kit|
Found in level[edit | edit source]
|Found in level|
Nightmares[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Player's death can be seen in first person, by Taylor being taken away by surgeons during the memory trigger scene.
- When replaying the level after the first time, all tutorial dialogues will be removed, and the player's loadout will not automatically switch along with the level section changes.
- When breaching the door of Xavier Hirtzel's house, the player will always fire at the same rate, no matter what weapon they are carrying (even with the Locus or the SVG-100).
- The terrorist's hideout in the steel mill will have several monitors in the computer room showing a nuclear power plant. The design is the same as the one in the level Fission from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This can also be seen in the control room on Lotus Towers.
Achievements/Trophies[edit | edit source]
- A Second Chance (20 /Silver Trophy ) - Complete "New World" on Hardened, Veteran, or Realistic difficulty.
- Full Circle (50 /Silver Trophy ) - Complete the campaign on Hardened, Veteran, or Realistic difficulty.