Call of Duty: Black Ops has some heavy expectations on it. Not just from Activision Blizzard, who needs developer Treyarch to keep the money rolling in, but from online gamers looking for a new holiday season multiplayer FPS hit.
Reviews for the game - including multiplayer evaluations - are embargoed until when the game goes on sale on November 9th.
However the Inside Xbox team worked with Treyarch to present a precis of some of the changes players can expect.
Detail on some of the changes Treyarch has made - including welcome moves like preventing kills from killstreak unlocks adding to your killstreak count (say that three times in a row) - follow.