Multiplayer Online Split-Screen Support
Let’s get started with what I believe is the most unknown, yet confirmed, aspect to Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer – the online split-screen support we’ve re-introduced to the franchise!
- You can connect a second controller and bring a guest online (i.e. “JD_2020” & “JD_2020(1)”).
- Guests can rank up, earn unlocks, etc – all guest progress goes away once signed out.
- You can bring a second, full PSN account online!
- Both players with full PSN ID’s can rank up while playing together in split-screen, as if on two separate consoles.
Custom Games Editor
Allow me to introduce the Black Ops Custom Games Editor! Private matches have never been this customizable. Players will have the ability to structure their games at all new levels of granularity. From variables as simple as Time Limit and Score Limit, or as deep as which weapons, Perks, and gear are available. You want a Pistols Only match? Make one! No longer do custom game modes rely on the “honor system.”
Furthermore, any Custom Game you create and configure can be placed in your File Share, for friends and the community to browse, download, and enjoy. You just might create the most addictive new game mode of all time from the comfort of your own living room!
In-Game Friends List
We’ve integrated a built-in Friends List into the in game user interface. You’ll be able to browse Recent Players, Friends, navigate their File Shares, Recent Games, Combat Records – all within this in-game menu system designed to streamline the social process within the game. Sending game invites and joining Friends’ games has never been simpler than in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Regional Matchmaking & Party Privacy
Call of Duty: Black Ops will support regional matchmaking filters on a global scale. So, no matter where you’re at in the world, you will have the ability to specify whether you want to match with players from other geographical regions, or only those local to you. This will make communication and lag a much less intrusive variable on your gameplay experience.
Additionally, given Black Ops will support joining games in progress via an even simpler built-in in-game Friends List interface, we’ll allow a Party leader to lock down his lobby to Invite Only, Friends Only, or even Close it altogether if he wants to be in complete control over who enters and exits the Party Lobby.
Emblems Do NOT Reset with Prestige
This one is pretty cut-and-dried. A frequently asked question is, “Will my kickass emblem I spent hours perfecting be lost when I prestige?” The answer is “NO!” Emblems are one of the only aspects of Black Ops MP that do not get a full reset upon entering Prestige. Things that will reset when you Prestige are: XP, COD Points, Challenge progressions, Loadouts, and so forth.
Custom game types?! FULL SPLIT-SCREEN?! REGIONAL CUSTOM SEARCH?!?!!?!??!!?
yeah but like in MW2, if you prestiged just once you'd have the option to unlock like 30 emblems and titles (around about that).. I just wanna know if there's an option to NOT join matches in progress. This would be the best thing for the game (spesh with rage quitters on SnD).
EDITS: Scroll down to the 'FACTS'.. So uh.. Which is it, PS3 aswell or Xbox only?
ff$.. Ignore that ^
As soon as i wanted to edit it, it wont let me.. On the US Blog it said.
- You can bring a 2nd, account online!
- Both players with full online accounts can rank-up while playing split-screen, as if on two separate consoles.
I know cus i read it and there are comments to match, so they must of just took that statement down. Plus moriarty had a chance to copy it for further proof.
on the COD site, it says logging in to a second account to play co-op is just for Live, not PSN, so id go with what they say xD. but having another player on at all is still cool. shame it resets, but still, better than nothing for sure cant wait.
omg if it is then we should have a huge protest demanding on the ps3 you have two seperate psn accounts playing splitscreen at once! Once again a cod game giving more options to xbl but split screen online alone is pretty good itself!
I remember saying in a thread months back that i would love 2 player split screen online(for when mates are over etc) and my wish came true