Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer features revealed

Call of Duty Black Ops

Activision has unveiled  full details about Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer mode at a high profile event in Los Angeles.

The evidence suggests that traditional  features familiar to Call of Duty players such as killstreaks, levelling up and perks will be mixed with new features including a Black Ops Combat Training mode, new weapons, and the ability to gamble points earned through playing.

Combat Training mode has been introduced for Black Ops in an effort to encourage the 30% of Call of Duty owners who never play online to do so.

Black Ops Combat Training will allow you to hone your skills against AI bots or your friends before making the jump into the big bad world of Call of Duty: Black Ops online multiplayer.

Treyarch revealed there will be unique weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer that can only be found in random supply drops including the death machine – a huge machine gun – and the grim reaper – a rocket launcher. The remote control car that featured in last months Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer teaser trailer can also be found – among other things – in the random supply drops.

Another new introduction for Call of Duty: Black Ops is CoD Points which you’ll earn while you play then use to buy abilities and perks that previously were only made available through gaining experience and levelling up.

These CoD points will be able to gambled in an all new game mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops in the form of the Wager Match.  Wager Matches will allow Call of Duty: Black Ops players to gamble their points in four different games revealed in a new trailer at the event.

One in the Chamber will equip each Black Ops player with three lives but just a pistol and one bullet. You can add another bullet by killing another player, but if you miss you’re reduced to just a melee weapon.

In Sticks and Stones mode, Call of Duty: Black Ops will see players equipped with a rather unfamiliar crossbow and tomahawk set up. If you’re killed by a tomahawk, you’ll lose all of the Cod Points you gambled.

Meanwhile, Treyarch have also lined up a standard Gun Game mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops Wagers Matches where every kill gets you a better weapon. The winner is the first person to have got a kill with every different weapon available in this Black Ops multiplayer mode.

The last Wager Match mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops is Sharpshooter which sees every player equipped with the same random weapons and perks.

Of course, the gambling element of Wager Matches means someone has to lose, so only the top three players in each of these Black Ops multiplayer modes will walk away with points, the rest will leave with nothing.

You can watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops Wager Match trailer below, complete with commentary for the developers.


One disappointment however for Call of Duty fans is that no Zombie Mode for Black Ops was announced.

Nonetheless, Call of Duty: Black Ops is set for release on November 9th 2010.

So Train2Game, what do you think about the details Activision has revealed about Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer mode? Will the new features encourage you to pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops? Are you a gambler who fancies a flutter with Wager Matches?

You can leave your thoughts about Call of Duty: Black Ops here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum.

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