OXM CoD Black Ops info internetalized

Sunday, 16th May 2010 17:07 GMT By Joe Anderson


OXM’s Call of Duty: Black Ops cover feature has been stripped of information. Head inside, soldier.

The magazine says, “You’re not just relegated to mini-gun man who holds down the trigger and nudges the aiming reticle around the screen. For once, you’re flying the helicopter. And firing the missiles. And the mini-guns.”

Other stuff:

- You will be fighting the North Vietnamese Army in certain missions.

- You’re an off-the-grid, best-of-the-best badass with a more important secret agenda.

- Vehicles will return, but “not in the way you remember them from WaW”.

- There will be “dedicated co-op” with separate levels. Treyarch changed the subject when the mag asked about World at War’s hugely popular Nazi Zombies.

- A multiplayer beta’s being “considered.”

- Treyarch will be improving mulitplayer by taking on feedback – even going so far as to openly acknowledge the under-the-map glitches that initially plagued World at War.

- Changes are being made to the matchmaking to “make it easier for [players] to get into games with their friends.”

- Multiplayer was up and running so early that some campaign levels were actually built from multiplayer maps.

- Create-a-Class 2.0 will allow you to customise yourself like never before. This should include kit and appearance items as well as perks.

OXM seems very excited about the game, saying, “The evolution Treyarch has undergone between World at War and Black Ops feels very familiar. In fact, we don’t have to look far to figure it out. We saw this exact kind of “oh-ha!” corner-turning in game design and execution from this very franchise back when Infinity Ward leapt from A-list to the AAA-list between CoD2 and the first Modern Warfare.”

The developer also seems excited about the game, with Treyarch boss Mark Lamia saying, “We’ve taken some creative risks… We want to do something different than we’ve done before. It’s time… We want the game to speak for itself.”

Thanks, WePlayCoD.



  1. itsamemarcus

    The more I read about this game the better it sounds

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bikki

    I hope they ditched the idea of death streaks like in MW2. If you are not good at a game dont play it imo.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. itsamemarcus

    @ 2 I agree with that

    #3 5 years ago


    #4 5 years ago
  5. Von Dies

    Death streaks were annoying, but I doubt they’d bring them over into Black Ops. I don’t actually recall if they were in WaW, but I don’t think so, and Treyarch is a diff company from Infinity Ward, so I doubt they would have them…well..atleast I hope not. I never found death streaks to be worth anything..

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    i hope they dont cos they were just plain shit IMO

    #6 5 years ago
  7. S0meRand0mN00b

    who cares still looks crap

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    Damn, still no real answer about the zombie mode. You’d think it’s common sense that they would bring it back, but who knows, maybe for a change they don’t do that at all.

    I would be dissapointed though, cause i love me some nazi zombie killing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. PS3_Rules

    Zombies is the only reason to buy any CoD game.

    No zombies, no sale.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rainer

    LOL “creative risks” on what the 6 or 7th version of this franchise, they’d never be allowed to ever take such risks as long customers continue to buy the same game slightly tweaked over and over and over…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Robster1979

    “You’re not just relegated to mini-gun man who holds down the trigger and nudges the aiming reticle around the screen. For once, you’re flying the helicopter. And firing the missiles. And the mini-guns.”

    Like in BFBC2 only probably without ya mates on the mini guns.

    #11 5 years ago

    £5 says there’s a section where an armored vehicle rolls over a hill and as luck would have it there’s a dead guy with an RPG somewhere in the vicinity.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Freek

    Death Streaks was a nice way to re-balance some of the more anoying perks into something that wasn’t used too often, like Last Stand.

    #13 5 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.