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Call of Duty: Black Ops -Preview-

Black Ops Screenshot

  • The highest level is 50 and Prestige Mode will return, but the number of Prestiges is currently unknown.
  • In the Black Ops rank system, the player must level up to unlock weapons for purchase.
  • Drivable vehicles will return in the form user-controlled killstreaks such as the RC-XD andChopper Gunner.
  • Some campaign levels will be based off multiplayer maps instead of the typical vice-versa. This change is because some multiplayer maps had been made before the campaign was finalized.
  • Players can now record, manage, edit and upload in-game video clips to their file share via “theatre mode.”
  • Matchmaking is being changed so that it is easier for friends to play together.
  • In-game currency will be used to purchase weapons and upgrades.
  • Split screen online for the Xbox 360 has been implemented.
  • Unlike in World at War, submachine guns will have full movement speed while aiming down the sights, as they did in most other Call of Duty games.



CoD Points

CoD Points are a new major feature of Black Ops. CoD Points will become the new in-game currency and will allow players to buy weapons, attachments, andContracts. In addition to this, players are also allowed to wager these points in certain game modes.



Contracts are a new system in addition to the classic challenge system in Black Ops. A player is able to buy a contract with CoD Points, which will then direct them to complete an object. Completion of a contract will yield a higher CoD point payout than what was originally paid for the contract itself.

Wager Matches

A new mode with a separate ranking structure than the standard online modes, will allow players to gamble with their money. However, only the top three will receive the prize. They will be placed into one of four random modes:

  • One in the Chamber – each player is given a pistol with one bullet and a knife. For each kill achieved the player will receive one more bullet. However, each player will only have three lives.
  • Sharpshooter – each player is given the same random weapon. The weapon will be used for 45 seconds before being switched out for another one. Kills will award the player with perks and score multipliers.
  • Sticks and Stones – each player receives only a crossbow, ballistic knife, and a Tomahawk. The catch in this gamemode is that if the player was able to hit an enemy with a Tomahawk, the enemy player will go “bankrupted”.
  • Gun Game – players start out with a pistol. For each kill they move up a level, granting them a better gun. First person to achieve kills with all 20 weapons wins. However, someone who is knifed will move down a level.

Create a Class


Create a Class in Black Ops.

  • Create-A-Class 2.0 will allow players to customize their appearance in addition to their load-out. Players may see what their character looks like while choosing a class, as the player’s basic appearance will be determined by their Tier 1 Perk. Players will also be able to choose a Facepaintpattern.
  • Some sights such as the Red Dot Sight can use custom reticules which includes choice of shape and color.
  • Gun camouflages will be featured in Black Ops and will be far more numerous than in previous Call of Duty games.
  • Players’ clan tags are engraved onto their guns.


PC-only information

  • The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops will feature dedicated servers.[9]
  • Modding tools and the leaning feature will return, though it is likely that the modding tools will come out a bit after the game has been released.
  • The PC version will be using Steam as DRM and will be using VAC as an anti-cheating tool.
  • Players can choose a server via a server browser screen or use matchmaking to send a lobby to a server chosen by the game.
  • Dedicated servers must be rented.
  • Unranked servers are completely customizable while ranked ones let the renter choose levels and gametypes.

Console-only information

  • Treyarch has confirmed that it will be close to impossible to use any kind of mods in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • Matchmaking is being changed so that it is easier for friends to play together.


Primary Weapons

Assault Rifles

Submachine Guns

Light Machine Guns

Sniper Rifles


Secondary Weapons




Care Package-Only Weapons


Alternate Ammo Types

  • Dragon’s Breath
  • Explosive Bolts

Weapon Camouflages

  • Dusty
  • Ice
  • Red
  • Olive
  • Nevada
  • Sahara
  • ERDL
  • Tiger
  • Berlin
  • Warsaw
  • Siberia
  • Yukon
  • Woodland
  • Flora
  • Gold


Tactical Grenades

Lethal Grenades

Retail Editions

So far, there have been three confirmed retail editions:

  • The normal edition, with just the game, box and manual.
  • The Hardened Edition will come with the game, a Black Ops Medal, a Woods avatar for Xbox Live/PSN Home, and four exclusive co-op maps, which have been revealed to be the four zombie maps from Call of Duty: World at War. This edition will cost $79.99[11]/£64.99[12]
  • The Prestige Edition – which will come with a usable RC-XD with a video camera and microphone attached, transmitting footage to the controller; included are the contents of the Hardened edition.[13] This edition costs £129.99[14]/$149.99[15]


Sacrifice Ensure your squad escapes safely from Cuba 10 Bronze
Death to Dictators Use a single round to bring down Castro 15 Bronze
Vehicular Slaughter Destroy all enemies on vehicles during the prison break 25 Silver
Give me liberty, or give me death Escape Vorkuta 10 Bronze
Slingshot Kid Destroy all slingshot targets in 3 attempts 15 Bronze
VIP Receive orders from Lancer 10 Bronze
A safer place Sabotage the Soviet space program 10 Bronze
Tough Economy Use no more than 6 TOW guided missiles to destroy the tanks in the defense of Khe Sanh 15 Bronze
Looks don’t count Break the siege in the battle of Khe Sanh 10 Bronze
SOG Rules Retrieve the dossier and the defector from Hue City 10 Bronze
Raining Pain Rack up a bodycount of 20 NVA using air support in Hue City 15 Bronze
The Dragon Within Kill 10 NVA with Dragon’s Breath rounds 15 Bronze
Heavy Hand Use the Grim Reaper to destroy the MG emplacement 15 Bronze
Up close and personal Silently take out 3 VC 15 Bronze
Double Trouble Use only dual wield weapons to escape Kowloon 10 Bronze
Broken English Escape Kowloon 10 Bronze
Lord Nelson Destroy all targets and structures while making your way up the river 25 Silver
Never get off the boat Find the Soviet connection in Laos 10 Bronze
Pathfinder Guide the squad through the Soviet outpost without them getting killed 50 Silver
Mr. Black OP Enter the Soviet relay station undetected 50 Silver
With extreme prejudice Get to the POW compound in the Hind using only rockets 25 Silver
Russian bar-b-q Incinerate 10 enemies with the flamethrower attachment in the POW compound 15 Bronze
Light Foot Escape the ship with 2:15 left on the timer in Veteran. 30 Silver
Some wounds never heal Escape the past 10 Bronze
I hate monkeys Kill 7 monkeys in under 10 seconds in the Rebirth labs 15 Bronze
No Leaks Make it through the NOVA 6 gas without dying on Rebirth Island 50 Silver
Clarity Crack the code 10 Bronze
Double Whammy Destroy both helicopters with one TOW guided missile from the deck of the ship 15 Bronze
BLACK OP MASTER Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty 100 Gold
Stand Down Complete the campaign on any difficulty 35 Silver
Frag Master Kill 5 enemies with a single frag grenade 15 Bronze
Sally Likes Blood Demonstrate killer economic sensibilities by taking down 3 enemies with a single bullet 15 Bronze
Unconventional Warfare Use the explosive bolts to kill 30 enemies 15 Bronze
Down and Dirty Complete “SOG” and “The Defector” on Veteran difficulty 25 Silver
It’s your funeral Complete “Numbers,” “Project Nova” and “Victor Charlie” on Veteran difficulty 25 Silver
Cold Warrior Complete “Operation 40″, “Vorkuta”, and “Executive Order” on Veteran difficulty 25 Silver
Not Today Complete “Crash Site,” “WMD” and “Payback” on Veteran difficulty 25 Silver
Burn Notice Complete “Rebirth” and “Redemption” on Veteran difficulty 25 Silver
Closer Analysis Find all the hidden intel 15 Bronze
Matinee Watch a film or clip with a friend 15 Bronze
Gamblin’ Fool Finish 5 Wager Matches “in the money” 20 Bronze
You can do it Reach rank 10 in Basic Training 15 Bronze
The Collector In Zombie mode, buy every weapon off the walls in a single game 20 Bronze
Hands Off the Merchandise Kill the Pentagon thief before it can steal your load-out 20 Bronze
Sacrificial Lamb Kill 6 zombies after getting shot by a Pack-a-Punched Crossbow bolt 15 Bronze
“Insert Coin” Access the terminal and battle the forces of the Cosmic Silverback in Dead Ops Arcade 10 Bronze
Easy Rhino In Dead Ops Arcade, use a Speed Boost to blast through 20 or more enemies at one time 5 Bronze


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4 responses

  1. Thanks, I’ve been really into this stuff for a while now and I’ve been trying to find out more information about it.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:46 pm

  2. Super article, thanks for sharing this!

    October 26, 2010 at 1:30 am

  3. Thank you… I’m going to add this to my bookmarks. If I may ask, what was it that got you started into blogging? To be honest I’ve just been catching on to this phenomena and it’s begun to inspire me to start a blog of my own. I’ve tried but nothing that concrete has occured as of yet. You seem established, tips would be appreciated…

    November 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

    • I got interested the same way you did, I saw other blogs and got inspired to start one.
      And it depends on what you want to do, do you have any specific hobbies?

      November 14, 2010 at 7:30 am

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