Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC to take advantage of DirectX 11

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 03:18 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Treyarch has overhauled its engine so that the PC version of Black Ops 2 can capitalise on the power of DirectX 11.

“We have re-engineered our engine so that it takes advantage of the efficiencies that DX 11 provides,” studio head Mark Lamia told Gamefront.

“We’ve worked on our graphics system, the game looks phenomenal on the PC.”

Lamia said Treyarch has a dedicated platform team, which boasts many of the same members as those who worked on the PC version of World at War and the first Black Ops.

“It’s important to us,” he noted. “We’ve been working on our anti-cheat systems. We really wanna protect the integrity of the experience that people have online.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November.

The full interview touches on strike force missions, secrets, and the game’s plot; check it out below.



  1. Erthazus



    for what purpose? Tesselation? That old engine direct X11 won’t save at all. There is no reason for that. They’d better keep the same direct X9 level but they could at least make better TEXTURES you know? Or Decent shadows or maybe better post-processing effects.

    Because on the PC it looks like crap. There are indie FPS games that look better by a mile. CoD looks like an indie game from 2005.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Llewelyn_MT

    Ditto. There are a few free to play shooters that look better then CoD, even without the “DX11 magick”. I don’t think it will even be close to the BC2 level. Nice try though.

    This might just be the funniest news of the week. :D

    P.S. They might want to get that BLag Ops working smoothly on PC first. Graphics don’t mean jack when you can’t shoot people because of the stuttering.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    to BC2 level? It won’t be even at BC1 level. Lol
    Indeed. There are F2P shooters that look better, that is almost hilarious.

    P.S. BLOPS 1 had issues with connection on the PC at launch. But what you can do if Infinity Ward and Treyarch have the worst engineers in the industry? They can’t even fix console versions.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Llewelyn_MT

    BC1 was a console exclusive, so I wouldn’t know. ;)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. mehdidante

    graphic matter but i like the graphic of COD . it looks good and its very optimised specially for online playing . this is a fast shooter , and it does’nt need high quality textures . 4 player survival mode is what i care about .

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    I’m not sure they are taking full advantage of even DX 9 but ok…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Llewelyn_MT

    @5: You got it wrong. Nobody is questioning that CoD’s style can be appealing. The problem is they try to sell the graphics’ technical side, which is insulting at best. It’s like selling a 2005 car saying “Hey, it’s a new model, because we got it brand new bumper stickers!”

    There is no such thing as “graphics optimised for online playing”. Either your computer can run it smoothly or not. If not, then you turn down the settings or upgrade your PC. My PC might want to run BF3 on High, but I turn most of the bells and whistles down or off to ensure 60+ fps at any time.

    #7 3 years ago

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