Call of Duty: Black Ops – new shots

Friday, 28th May 2010 17:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Activision’s just released a bunch of new shots of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Get them after the break.

It comes off the back of the embargo lifting for a load of impressions and interviews with developer Treyarch for recently held events in LA and London.

Get our impressions here, as well as two interviews with Treyarch’s Mark Lamia and Josh Olin here and here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops releases on November 9 on PS3, 360, Wii and PC.



  1. Tallon 4

    I hate bullshots. The only shots that do matter are ingame shots imo

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 +1

    And they are so small, so we could not see really bad textures and other bad stuff.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    We should be getting the full-sized shots soon.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    All the high-res stuff’s there now.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Oh my, this is mighty impressive! The trailer has shown plenty of ingame stuff and that’s looking damn awesome. I am very surprised by how nice this one looks in terms of several things.

    #5 5 years ago

    IW’s engine looks like IW’s engine.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    It’s blowing MW2 out of the water, you only have to watch that trailer to see that :). In terms of details, atmosphere ,character models,environments and so on. And VG’s impressions basically confirm that ;)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DeSpiritusBellum

    Still looking pretty good.

    @7 So you’ve already decided that it’s a great game, far beyond Modern Warfare 2? That’s amazing. You should be in games journalism, you know what games are gonna be like before you even play them!

    @2 Oh yeah, I can’t count the times I’ve played a game and then been like “OH FUCK, bad textures” and then turned it off, so I could throw my console out the window.

    The. Horror.

    #8 5 years ago

    It’s not blowing MW2 out of anything. It looks pretty much the same, minus the modern weapons. (btw, that CAR-15 looks broken! Good attention to detail, Treyarch…)

    The simple fact is that this is a cut and paste job, just like WaW was a cut and paste job.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. livada

    @1 those shots are in-game dumbass! PC FTW mothafukka

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @8 No, it’s just visually for Next Gen is not great. You can have fun even with first Call Of duty, when at that time it looked awesome.

    But compared to current multiplat games engine is showing it’s age.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DeSpiritusBellum

    @11 Well, personally I couldn’t care less about engines or minor graphical flaws. It looks fine to me, and that suggests it works. Which is what gamedesign is all about.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12 It’s a shooter. FPS genre always need some blockbuster action (That COD franchises always had) and great visuals or effects, or destruction or something technologically cool (what CoD don’t have for now). Thats dissapointing.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DeSpiritusBellum

    @13 Hardly. A game needs good gameplay. Nobody gives a fuck about graphics if the game is useless. If you honestly thought graphics meant anything to the quality to a game, then you wouldn’t be playing something as ugly as BC2.

    If you take a look at the most lauded FPS ever, Deus Ex, the thing that most people remarked about it in their review was the arcane engine, featuring blocky graphics and loading screens. Black Ops is looking fine, previews are complimenting the art style, and people seem very excited. I think that’s what’s bothering you more than the actual game.

    Games aren’t about the sum of their parts. You don’t take x ammount of graphics and x ammount of physics, and suddenly you have something special. You simply use your creativity to build a game that works, that people will enjoy playing. And while there’s no way of knowing for sure, it still looks like Black Ops is going to deliver.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14 Bad Company 2 is not ugly. It’s very great in terms of graphics engine. It’s smooth and use soft shadows, HBAO, SSAO and other great effects. Trees are almost from Crysis.
    Maybe you don’t like the palete of BC2. But it is not ugly. Frostbite engine is sexy. + Destruction. Call OF Duty or other FPS game don’t even have that. We can now crush buildings and thats cool for the strategy and thats technology! Technology helps gameplay.

    And graphics are always important. I can’t go back playing for example Blade Of Darkness. MAsterpiece, bug god damn it’s ugly, while games like Half-Life 2 with outdated source looks great even for it’s day.

    and Call OF Duty: Black Ops or Modern Warfare? Ve-e-ery Outdated and trying to look serious. When i look at the Helicopter screenshots, i wonder, is this from 2004?

    Deus Ex is not an FPS, it’s an ACTION RPG. Different stuff.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    @ 8

    Don’t act stupid now please. Yes for ME i know that its blowing MW2 out of the water. If i have to judge by that trailer, screenshots and what i read. It’s pretty obvious it has much more spectacular moments, more atmosphere and looks much better. And no i don’t agree with someone who says it looks alot like MW2. I suggest you fire up the game and start the singleplayer mode.

    Compare the snow levels to these from Black Ops for example, compare the character models, to me it looks clearly alot better. So yeah…for ME i know that it’ll probably be much better than MW2. Cause IMO MW2 was a big dissapointment in lots of aspects.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Dralen

    Looks very similar to me. It’s not like the difference between COD4:MW and MW2 that’s for sure. But…I guess that’s what you get when you rush games out the door every year.

    #17 5 years ago

    I suggest you fire up the game and start the singleplayer mode.

    Yeah, you go ahead and fire up the BO SP and we’ll compare the two then, eh??


    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @17 Well, they actually have two teams that makes one Call Of Duty for two years (Treyarch and Infinity of course). I’m actually surprised for how much time they make Call Of Duty game without creating new engine, something like THAT.

    Developers like Naughty Dog make game for 1 year and 6 months for them enough to make an upgraded engine with everything else impressive.

    I can talk about DICE. They made game for two years and it looks much better then the first Bad Company that was OK. Graphics are top notch. On my GTX 285 it uses it with full capability and i can’t still use Direct X 11. Absolutely new engine with destruction environment, with vehicles, 32 players online and e.t.c.

    Bad Company 3 will use probably landscape destruction and Battlefield 3 will blow our minds. Maybe FREAKIN’ WAR this time :D

    I’m still interested in what Infinity Ward can make with Modern Warfare 3. If it’s going to be the same upgraded crap, i’m going to laugh my ass off. Children going to be happy anyway. :D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I don’t know, looks like a CoD game to me.

    Can we blow up buildings this time around?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DeSpiritusBellum

    @19 You’d have to be pretty blind not to see how ugly Bad Company 2 is. Just look at the models. They look like they belong in CS: Source. There’s a reason why they introduced obstructive fog on every level, from snow to jungle to desert – It’s obviously there to hide their mess.

    Doesn’t make it a bad game, though. Graphics are only there to sell games before they’re out, and then it’s all about gameplay and staying power.

    Mind you that MW2 as well as World At War are still beating Bad Company 2, so assuming that World At War has horrible graphics, that just goes to show that graphics mean absolutely nothing in the end. It’s all about gameplay.

    At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter how much you stick in an engine, what matters is that the end result actually works. Now you can kid yourself that it’s all retarded kids who’ve been lobotomized by sick, Hungarian doctors playing these games, or some other desperate, ridiculous explanation, but it doesn’t change the fact that more people prefer them.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. reask

    ^ well said

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @21 Fog on every level? It’s an Effect after explosion. God damn, it’s not about hiding something. This effect have in Crysis too, so they are hiding something? It’s a Direct X 10 effect.
    Models? Please. Don’t be stupid. Call Of Duty models are streight from Quake 3 engine. What you see in Call Of duty you can’t upgrade models with shaders or something. They are all buffed with shitty textures. Models are bad since first Modern Warfare.

    This is what happening before fog. They have big enviroments and they need explosions and after explosions what? Of course, different fog. It’s not hiding something. You can walk around and see High Resolution Direct X 10 textures that Call Of Duty will never have this generation. There is no compression.
    Call Of Duty have local war with absolutely no Physics, ballistics in 2010. The result of it that Call Of Duty is accessible to kids or children that can play only local war.

    Mw2 and World at War beating at what? I still don’t get it at what it beats? In sales? Of course it will always beat it in sales because of great PR all of the years on consoles. Not long ago DICE started to show their ass on consoles. Bad Company 1 was a test, Bad Company 2 started to be serious.

    Mw2 or WAW have good story? No. Even BC2 have better story. Atleast it has nothing to do with the historical bullshit and trying to pull something different. MW2 have physics? No. MW2 have vehicles? NO. MW2 have destruction? NO.
    To do that and make balance with them you need a skill.
    BC2 is a perfect example on how you can make a great game using all of this. People have a lot of variety. In MW2 you have your stupid killstreaks that are absolutely stupid.

    Local war? I would still prefer playing next generation Counter-Strike from Valve that they are going to make in the future after Portal oOR Medal Of Honor that uses atleast 2 engines. Unreal Engine 3 for the singleplayer and Frostbite engine for multiplayer and thats going to be a blast. Atleast they recognise that game must look like Next Generation.
    On PC no one is playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 60000-100000 according to Valve statistics. Thats bad. No one cares anymore. Valve even trying to sell Call OF duty by giving players few Weeks of free online. NO.ONE.CARES.

    I wonder how much they are going to play Call Of Duty: black Ops when Medal Of Honor will come out and will smash that piece of outdated crap, while people are going to have a blast with destruction.
    and singeplayer in MoH series always was important. So we will wait and see.

    By the way… This is the result of great level design in Modern Warfare 2:

    that looks embarasing for 2009.

    look at the Quake 3 textures. They are so awesome. Playing in these enviroments wants me to turn off this thing.

    #23 5 years ago

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