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Black Ops 3's getting a one hit kill Realistic difficulty level. Oh. Good.

We've already been getting a look at some of Black Ops 3 new abilities, including the ability to make enemies puke themselves to death. Now there's a new difficulty mode that makes Veteran sound like a walk in the park.

It's okay to cry.

It's certainly going to appeal to all those who loved punishing themselves with impossible challenges as it's a one hit kill difficulty in a game where the air is basically a big pile of bullets with gaps in it to breath though. Speaking to Xboxachievements Treyarch's Jason Blundell describes it as follows:

“[In Realistic] you have one point of life, so if you're shot once, you're dead. It completely changes the way you play the game. You all have to survive as a group. You end up respecting the level in a completely different way, and once gunfire opens up, everyone just drops to the ground, because if any one bullet hits you or a grenade goes off near you, you're dead.”

There are also trophies for finishing the game on Realistic. Although interestingly, they're all grouped together with Hardened and Veteran, so not a huge incentive there to work through all three.

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.