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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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Karriz
Karriz Apr 22 2011, 12:26pm says:

Yay. I am not very much into BO, but hopefully there will be some good mods.

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dufake
dufake Apr 22 2011, 1:25pm replied:

I hope they can fix the game first.

Black Ops is still unplayable on my pc.

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GhOsT11
GhOsT11 Apr 22 2011, 1:39pm replied:

yes how come i can run MW2 on MAX but i cant run BO it sux hard when it comes comes to PC users they just left us and focused on Consoles! I think that is rly gay and want to say Treyarch get ur heads out of ur butts and FIX the PC version NOW!

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settimo221
settimo221 Apr 22 2011, 7:42pm buried:

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i don't know what your whining about but i can play black ops max and its f*cking AWESOME

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Derranged
Derranged Apr 23 2011, 7:23am replied:

I lol'd at settimo and how dumb he is.. Not every computer is the same you retard.

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Savci
Savci Apr 23 2011, 9:32am buried:

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He is not a retard. One stated that MW2 ran fine on his computer but BO didn't and he was swearing at BO for it. The second guy said that both games run fine on his computer just like MW2 did on the first guy's computer, hence it wasn't Black Ops' fault.

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BabylonDemolitionist
BabylonDemolitionist Apr 23 2011, 4:16pm buried:

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Works fine on mine too and many others. The vocal minority are a hoot. =]

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settimo221
settimo221 Apr 23 2011, 9:44pm buried:

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lolz

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt Apr 22 2011, 7:45pm replied:

It must be you're computer, because it works perfect for me, I can run it on max... Now Modern Warfare 2, which i enjoyed much more than black ops, i get some gay glitch on, I'm pretty sure it's my processor, but idk.

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Billlyy
Billlyy Apr 23 2011, 4:54pm replied:

"It must be you're computer"

Don't you mean your?

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ImABot
ImABot Apr 23 2011, 7:28pm replied:

Because its a ****** game, and im not just trolling they dont give a **** anymore, all they care about is money and getting the attention of little kids who think because they can be a one man team by using the most OP combination. All they want is your money and that's it.

P.S. BF3 ftw (that part was trolling)

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Tacolord
Tacolord May 20 2011, 3:22pm replied:

Yeah, Black Ops is just a military recruiting tool :)

5% of male teens, when asked what they want to do when they grow up, say "Sniper."

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Orphanage
Orphanage Apr 24 2011, 5:30am replied:

Fully agreed with you.Same problem with me,mw2 on max-and bo on minimal...

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Dimension9999
Dimension9999 Apr 25 2011, 7:06am replied:

Yeah, MW2 maximum settings, BO minimum and still lagg... =( Battlefield Bad Company 2 has much larger maps and environment than BO and for me it works in HIGH with 16x AA...

I really don't understand why Black Ops needs so much process than BC2/MW2 if there is nothing much more than the other ones...

I still don't understand it.

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dufake
dufake Apr 23 2011, 12:01am replied:

Youtube.com

One of the reasons is the sound.

War at World has the similar problem, and Treyarch never fix it.

A lot of hardware goes wrong with Black Ops.
My pc can play other FPS fine.

There's nothing I can do to fix my pc, but BlackOps should be patched.

The memory leak of the SP makes it unplayable.

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salty88
salty88 Apr 29 2011, 1:53am buried:

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fix your piece of cra# pc!

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garthbartin
garthbartin May 1 2011, 1:42pm replied:

*******. There's nothing wrong with anyone's pc. The problem is BO. Not everybody has the same hardware so not everyone has the same problems with BO. But it is not because some people have better hardware and some worse, it's because BO's ****** coding decides not to work with some hardware regardless of quality.

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NapoleonBonaPARTY
NapoleonBonaPARTY Apr 29 2011, 10:38am replied:

I ran Black Ops just fine.

Also, I can't wait for the mods.

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DustyPotato
DustyPotato May 5 2011, 6:39pm replied:

Black Ops: Escalation is awesome so far! A few minutes ago I came across a blog that's giving out the Escalation DLC for free! I thought it was a scam until I saw the DLC code laying in my e-mail inbox. :D

I'm not sure if there's any codes left, but if you want to give it a shot, here's the site:

freeblackopsdlc.blogspot.com

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Gameboy7062
Gameboy7062 May 7 2011, 12:36pm replied:

I found black ops worked when I got a better graphics card

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AshHousewares
AshHousewares May 9 2011, 9:06pm replied:

Yeah. I'm always getting constant lag with that game and such... And I have a very decent rig, too.

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah Jun 25 2011, 10:01am replied:

We need more FPSs that favor the PC audience over console audiences.

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Captain_Romulus
Captain_Romulus Apr 23 2011, 8:02am replied:

HELL F***ING YES BABY!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

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kjfytfkytfyt
kjfytfkytfyt Apr 24 2011, 10:03pm replied:

Well I have no problems with Black Ops so I'm happy, and I'm happy mods are coming :)

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Spartan0536
Spartan0536 Apr 22 2011, 12:44pm says:

Activision & Infinity Ward I say TOO LITTLE TOO LATE, Battlefield 3 is the end of you on PC, you had your shot and you screwed it by casting aside all the major requests that helped you sell Modern Warfare 1. Thanks but no thanks I have better and more important games to play.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Apr 22 2011, 12:48pm replied:

I have to agree, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Will modders be their redemption?

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Stogie83
Stogie83 Apr 22 2011, 12:55pm buried:

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but you forget 1 important thing. BF 3 doesn`t has any modding support, and as i know EA, they probably never add one

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Chompster
Chompster Apr 22 2011, 1:30pm replied:

uhm.. im sorry but do you have proof of that? its never been said it wont be.

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[Ae}Dr.Mckay
[Ae}Dr.Mckay Apr 22 2011, 1:58pm buried:

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it's been said in the gameinformer magazine that showed BF3 that the engine for BF3 is far more advanced thin BF2's engine and making mod tools for it will be impossible

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Third.Eye
Third.Eye Apr 22 2011, 7:36pm replied:

I saw that nowhere in there. What are you smoking!?!?

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k00pa
k00pa May 19 2011, 1:07am replied:

Its not confirmed anywhere either...

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Amez
Amez Apr 22 2011, 9:14pm replied:

Too complicated? That's a lie, they just say that because they don't want to invest any effort in actually making the mod tools useable.

Which is a shame because without mods, the game won't live for that long. The same could be said for many games.

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Spartan0536
Spartan0536 Apr 22 2011, 11:30pm replied:

The OFFICIAL word on MOD tools for BF3 is NOT AT RELEASE, expect mod tools for BF3 1-2 years after release, the quote "its too complex" means that its complex that they cant fit it into the release schedule, there are even mod tools coming out for Farcry 2 (albeit not from Ubisoft), besides it took BF2 at least 3 years before people really started needing mods for it. If DICE can give players a new and REVISITING experience on BF3 you should be good for 1-2 years, if this is the case and I truly believe it is DICE is making a smart move.

Example of DICE BF3 Hierarchy:
FOCUS ON RELEASE STABILITY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
FOCUS ON OFFICIAL ADDONS
FOCUS ON MOD SUPPORT

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Captain_Romulus
Captain_Romulus Apr 23 2011, 8:04am replied:

Finally someone who actually knows what the're talking about!

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Kastrenzo
Kastrenzo Jul 8 2011, 12:50pm replied:

you need to fix your heircy thing,

Making Profit should be at the very top of that.

That's why Mod tools were removed, they dont want modders making new campaigns, and maps to compete with the garbage they sell periodically as DLC.

After a few months they realize their game isnt selling much anymore, after the first wave or two of first release sales. So they release some kind of crap DLC, Usually a bunch of Multiplayer maps.

The Chinatown map in MW1 Was a recreation of a map that modders made for COD2. Bet the millions of xbox sheep didn't know that

Just as the Desert Conflict mod team was hired onto the BF2 Team becuase of it's popularity, then fired after release so DC was only a pawn, a puppet of a puppet. DICE, Who itself is just a puppet being fisted by Electronic Arts.

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Kastrenzo
Kastrenzo Jul 8 2011, 12:59pm replied:

and besides, your comment makes sense, but I think the point was that DICE made quite the arrogant statement , since they pretty much told the mod community that they're not intellectually capable of using their engine, which is horse ****. Modders are just small time game developers, many of which grow up into working for companies like DICE.

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jjawinte
jjawinte Apr 24 2011, 8:31am replied:

Impossible...? C'mon.

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rorios
rorios Apr 25 2011, 7:50am replied:

actually he may have a point, since BC2 didn't have mod support, and it's still DICE developing it.

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Rukus_
Rukus_ Apr 23 2011, 9:38pm replied:

All games in the numbered series have mod support shithook.

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psykogundam
psykogundam Apr 23 2011, 1:58am replied:

i wouldnt be so quick to jump to that conclusion. BF3's budget is going to be higher than 200million dollars, to outmatch the last MW2, and to rival the new upcoming COD. BF3 will kick the crap out of everything if its done right. But at this point Activision and Trearch are masters of exploiting a trend. they wont deviate, and they will keep fans like me for example in the future unless the completely balls it all up. (Also MW2 is optomised up the ***, much like crysis2)

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TheWanaB
TheWanaB Apr 23 2011, 8:04pm replied:

"BF3's budget is going to be higher than 200million dollars"

You mean the marketing budget is said to have been that high - that doesn't mean the games budget is that high...

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Kastrenzo
Kastrenzo Jul 8 2011, 12:55pm replied:

I hope EA's backstabbing and Multimillion dolar investment to beat Activision is worth it.

The only thing that sets them apart anymore is the schedule that they release games. other than that, they're both moneygrubbing pricks, that's no secret

I think Battlefield makes more unique games than Call of duty, BF Releases a game every 2-3 years, while COD Is taking the same route that Guitar hero, another Activision game took, releasing a game every year. Guitar hero eventually died because no one was buying the games, each sequel was too similar to it's predecessor, and the community got bored of it. I dont care how many million people play COD, The same will happen to it mark my words

Call of duty's main customer base are console bitches, and the Xbox and PS3 are at their limit, they can't take anything stronger than the MW2/Black Ops engine, that's why there's so many jokes about MW3 looking like a MW2 Mod, because it's the same engine.

Eventually Call of duty is going to run out of new guns to put in their game. and people will get tired of how stale and boring their games are, and the series will die.

As for Battlefield, I think Battlefield is "too complex" in the words of DICE For the mainstream shooters of the consoles. they wont like it as much because they have to run a little distance to find someone, and there arent things like killstreak rewards.

I'm getting both MW3 and BF3, I'll draw my conclucion on which was the better game after they're both out. But for the moment, I'm siding with Call of duty, which is rare for me, I've hated the Call of duty franchise ever since MW2, But I hate EA More, I forgot what ******** they were.

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Kastrenzo
Kastrenzo Jul 8 2011, 12:46pm replied:

Nope, I'm afraid not, EA Decided to turn around and remove Mod support from BF3, I'm afraid this time, Activision are the Nazis, and EA are the Communists. they're both ********.

The PC community has already lost a lot of supporters for BF3, It wasnt even "why" they removed mod support, it was the manner in which they did it.

DICE Pretty much told the community that they're too stupid to figure out how to use their engine which is ********, games like Crysis and ****, even Call of duty are complex nowadays. They're just doing it so it doesnt threaten their sales with crap DLC they plan to release to the community of sheep

Mainstream Shooter fans will find NO redemption in becoming a Battlefield Fanboy, Battlefield is dead, just like COD, I wouldnt be surprised if MW3 Turns around and adds mod support, I hated Call of duty for years after MW2's backstab to the PC community, but I'm starting to side with it again. At least Activision and what's left of IW knows they're ********, while DICE/EA Pretend they're not

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Stogie83
Stogie83 Apr 22 2011, 12:52pm says:

cool news, wonder what changed their minds to release mod tools ^^

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INtense! Author
INtense! Apr 22 2011, 12:57pm replied:

I believe they always pledged mod support, plus Modern Warefare 2 was made by Infinity Ward while Black Ops was made by Treyarch and both have different approaches and respect for the PC.

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.sverek
.sverek Apr 22 2011, 1:10pm replied:

By milking COD.

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PedobearNED
PedobearNED Apr 23 2011, 9:40am replied:

now we will be waiting for volition to follow this with RF:G ._.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Apr 22 2011, 1:19pm says:

A company that can only produce one game isn't very impressive to me.

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SabreXT
SabreXT Apr 23 2011, 8:35am replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
Aquilia
Aquilia Apr 23 2011, 4:32pm replied:

Yeah, but they were all ignored due to being older/being ****.

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Aquilia
Aquilia Apr 23 2011, 4:35pm replied:

Largely being ****.

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Apr 24 2011, 10:28pm replied:

Nah, Spiderman for PS2 was quite alright, and I really liked CoD 3.

I think that BO has a quite good storyline (compared with MW2), they add more stuff (like the helicopter), a lot of awesome weapons and it was more than awesome for 360. I never played the MP because I don't have Live, but I really enjoyed the splitscreen with friends, more than the MW2 one.

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