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We're a little late to the party on this one, but the biggest current FPS franchise in the world is bringing back mod support!

Posted by INtense! on Apr 22nd, 2011

Not sure how we missed this news, but thanks to this post on GameFront word is out that modding support is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops in May. The story broke after a twitter post by one of the Treyarch developers, was officially confirmed by the community manager. According to the same developer "pcdev" the reason why these tools are coming out half a year after the games release is:

pcdev wrote:There are some purely technical issues related to engine and internal tool enhancements that do not easily fit the mod tools paradigm. We have looked at it close enough to see that it is non-trivial and we will have to pick it up again post-launch.

Call of Duty is the biggest FPS franchise in the world netting over a billion in sales, and previous versions of the game such as Call of Duty 4 have had huge modding popularity. This is excellent news because the controversial previous version of the game Modern Warfare 2, famously ignored the PC community pleas of dedicated servers and modding support. Which occurred despite the fact that many of the new features found in that game, were ideas first explored by the CoD4 modding community.

So if you plan on making a Black Ops mod, submit it to ModDB today.

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combine- May 2 2011 says:

Nothing can save the dead and passing CoD franchise.
No CoD had good multiplayer since CoD2:UO.

Mods aint gonna save this crappy franchise :)
CoD is Essentially Over.
No love loss here, thats what you get for making small maps with Counterstrike style gameplay that is infact, worse then CS. :)

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renegadekiller May 6 2011 says:

BF3's back to karkand pack is not from P4F, its from BF2 so nothing to do with that.... and cod2 uo? its cod:uo, which because of its mods, people still play that game, soo i don't think ops its crap. i also don't think were just getting "custom maps"....

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EnterpriseG May 6 2011 says:

By Mod Tools, do they mean scripting, coding (SDK) or just models/maps?

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ddaavvee1 May 10 2011 says:

ok its may!
when are the mods coming??

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uthere1 May 10 2011 says:

for those saying that black ops sucks:

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Liliana_Light Jul 6 2011 replied:

But you see, that's not WHY we say things like "Black Ops is a bad game." At least, not why I say things like that. It may be a contrarian opinion, but that is certainly not the reason. I say things like that because that is my opinion on that subject, which is simply based on personal preference, which does not include "opposes the majority."

As evidence, your post has negative karma, so my comment is clearly not contrary to the popular opinion of your post, even though I don't like Black Ops.

Unless you were trying to insult us by making ourselves think we were contrarians, and that a contrarian is not something you would want to be. In that case, it's original, but pretty much just as effective as a common insult on the internet, so you could have saved yourself some time and just used a derogatory word to insult the people who don't like Black Ops.
Hey, I just realized. If that's the case, then you chose to use something that not very many people think is the right insult to choose in a case like this on the internet. That means you think that's a better thing to say. That means your opinion is opposed to most people's. You must be a contrarian!

*le very late, and confused as to why I am posting a comment here*

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Ricochet_Saw May 13 2011 says:

am i the only one who thinks they are saying this to boost post-launch (yet still full price) sales?

i mean honestly, i wouldn't trust any dev owned by activi$ion to watch after a grain of sand -.-

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Rossroxx May 26 2011 says:

Black Ops modding tools would be very interesting, but, It is now May, the 26th to be precise, would these mod tools coincide with the PC release of escalation, or have you likely abandoned the release of them at all? I mean come on, you have only made 2 map packs, theres more money to be made! herpderp >_>

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ddaavvee1 May 28 2011 says:

YEAH there is a button named MODS in the main menu :D, finnaly i can play black ops mods without having to use the modloader that could get you banned :)

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Brainles5 Jun 26 2011 says:

Its finaly here!!! in june T_T

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alencore Aug 15 2011 says:

really miss the days when modders, mappers etc in the half-life 1 game was abound.

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