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Call of Duty: Black Ops Bugs, Exploits, & Bug Reporting

By November 9, 2010

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UPDATE NOV 14, 2010: I've updated this post with a list of bugs compiled from all of the comments left here. Please feel free to leave a comment there if you'd like to add to the list.

All games are going to have some level of bugs, it's just the nature of a game development. How the developer responds to those bugs however makes all the difference in the world. So it's welcomed news that Treyarch is already soliciting gamers to post issues and bugs for Call of Duty Black Ops in the official Call of Duty Forums and to be as descriptive as possible. If you have pressing issue feel free to post a comment here in hopes someone else has either experienced the same or has a solution for you.

The Call of Duty Black Ops forum over at GameSpot is another good resource to browse. There are hundreds of posts, most are just rants but there are some good posts describing issues people are facing with the game.

In other bug related news, gamers have already found a glitch that allows you to exploit the multiplayer game called the infinite care package glitch which allows players to obtain unlimited care packages which are normally awarded only after a certain kill streak milestones. You can watch a video of the exploit on YouTube and try it yourself before it's gone as it's sure to get fixed in one of the early patches for the game.

November 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(1) Theindexcard says:

Is anyone out there playing on the 360, and NOT being able to escape the compound in the first level? I’m pretty sure its bugged I keep trying to destory that tank thing that breaks in the wall but It says my actions caused my team to die.

Annoyed but any comments would be helpful

November 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(2) garrett says:

My 360 is crashing, 2 red lights, overheating it says even though it feels cool. has never ever overheated before. anyone else having this issue?

November 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm
(3) Jack says:

@theindexcard – I just sat back and waited for them to kill it. Should take care of it without you doing anything.

@garrett – I got a brand new xbox when halo reach came out because I didn’t want it bugging out (slim, lots of GB, etc). Very first play through Black Ops locked it up.


November 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm
(4) Panda King says:

My problem is that i have multiple black lines going through the sky texture in single player and all over in multiplayer. Anyone help? Someone suggested it might be the dreaded rrod

November 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm
(5) compactiongames says:

@panda king, are you playing the PC version? If so, have you updated your graphics card driver? have you played with graphics settings, try turning off or reducing the Anti-Aliasing to see if that helps.

November 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm
(6) Craig says:

Im on one of thr vietnam missions, trying to destroy the zsu gun and my screen is completely black, restarted twice, same thing, multiplayer is ok but somethings a miss here!!

November 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm
(7) compactiongames says:

@Craig, if you’re playing the PC version, as I mentioned in my previous comment have you tried playing with settings?

November 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm
(8) Tk says:

On xbox, game crashed I was killed in the next room to wear I had just killed Castro, totally froze up and didn’t save my progress!!!!

November 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm
(9) Seabass says:

I was rank 17 on xbox live, i went and played a combat match went back into xbox live and it had reset my entire days playing stats including my rank. Also in my create a class instead of a purchase price beside my items i know just have random number :S anyone got any ideas?

November 10, 2010 at 3:17 am
(10) Keenee o man says:

Playing on 360, first level where you go in to kill castro, the bloke I am supposed to follow gets onto the roof somehow and doesnt move. So he doesnt open the double doors to progress to castro’s room. I spent the 1st half hour playing wondering how I could follow him onto the roof.

November 10, 2010 at 6:34 am
(11) jon murray says:

in vietnam campaign mode after pushing open a door screen goes completely black – restartes level 3 times, always the same…grrrr anyone know a way round it?

November 10, 2010 at 9:33 am
(12) DennisReaper says:

on xbox360………
i keep getting stuck in the first mission, you kill castro, then make your escape and end up in a courtyard full of soldiers,,,dude keeps saying carlos should be here by now, then finally that carlos arrives, and a BTR comes into the courtyard, i cant get arround it, no matter what i do, i keep getting the message that my actions got my team killed ….
playing on veteran btw, THIS SUCKS :s

November 10, 2010 at 10:35 am
(13) Rich B says:

My problem with COD, is its a pile of #$@!@# on Xbox because it uses poxy peer-to-peer hosting. Utter #@$#$%^@! WTF do we pay xbox live fees for if not to cover to cost of QUALITY online gaming? MS are wankers.
FPS are unplayable to anyone outside of USA. Sick and fucking tired of wasting my time and money on COD where the winner is usually who ever is the host, i.e lives in the US of Arse.
This BlackOps will be the first title i wont be buying because of it. SORT SOME @#$#@@# SERVERS OUT tight cunts, FPS are unplayable using shitty peer-to-peer and you know it.

November 10, 2010 at 10:55 am
(14) compactiongames says:

The issue with not being able to get past the first mission is the Level 1 Compound glitch that has to do with the auto save feature. The only way around it sounds like restarting the mission from the start.

November 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(15) Mike says:

My Xbox 360 also crashes with two red lights (overheating), yet the Xbox is cold and plays all my other games perfectly with no red lights – its definitely linked to Black Ops only. Anyone else have this problem and more importantly, any fixes (other than the usual overheating advice)?

November 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm
(16) bill says:

How do I edit the options for a multiplayer match?

November 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm
(17) DAVIE BONE says:

had the same red light problem when i played the game for the first time. tried all quick “fixes” to no avail. finally decided to burn the game to the hard drive and play it that way. can play for hours on end now.

November 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm
(18) Ryan says:

when you join a game and it shows the board and when your loading it gets stuck on waiting for players or it freezes everytime

November 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm
(19) Lana says:

I’m also on the 360 and having the black screen in the vietnam level. I’ve restarted it multiple times and I can’t get past it.

November 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm
(20) Luan says:

I played till level 32 and then after buying stuff it said downloading game settings like it always does after purchases but after it said that it dropped me down to level 24, i actually took screen shots of where im running around with atachments and upgrades u dnt have t level 24 but it says im level 24… any1 else experienced something similiar

November 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm
(21) Max says:

On Mission 10 (I believe) when you’re supposed to investigate the plane crash site, Reznov won’t follow me into the plane, he just gets stuck keeping an eye out outside of the plane. Woods comes in, but just stands there. Neither of them say anything. I can’t shoot Woods, but it lets me shoot Reznov (neither get hurt or anything). No idea what’s going on…

November 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm
(22) Eric says:

Same thing i cannot escape compound without it saying i killed a team mate. AAAAAAAAAAAAa driving me crazy. What do I do?

November 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm
(23) Jess says:

@ Craig I have the same black out problem. The screen is black and all I can see is my ammo n the radar. Please help

November 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm
(24) Brendan says:

I can’t escape the compound, same bug. Keeps saying my actions got my teammates killed.

November 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm
(25) Greg says:

Lana, I have the same black screen problem in the Vietnam campaign. The screen goes black right after you push open the door. I can see direction arrows and ammo but thats it!!
What to do!!!!

November 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm
(26) Brendan says:

Started new game, bug with always dying escaping compound = FIXED.

November 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm
(27) keegan says:

yea im haveing a huge problem with the first mission, i cant get pasted the brt it says my actions killed my team mates anyone else have this problem and fixed it?

November 10, 2010 at 11:08 pm
(28) bo says:

If your stuck in the plane restart the entire level and when your crossing the wing you gata make sure all 3 guys cross with you not just two.

November 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm
(29) compactinogame says:

Hi All, there’s a known bug with the Level 1 Compound when the BTR comes and then you get message saying your entire team has been killed. From what I’ve read only way around it is to restart mission (not from auto save point) and try again… Lets hope this is fixed in the first patch!

November 11, 2010 at 3:04 am
(30) Auilos says:

@ Luan I just played the game for the last 4 hours and did the same as you and my level went down by 8 lvls, pretty annoyed.
Did anyone figure out how to fix this yet?

November 11, 2010 at 3:12 am
(31) Kyle says:

I have the same problem in vietnam after i open the door the screen goes black and i can only see the my ammo and the directions…. anyone know how to fix this?

November 11, 2010 at 4:16 am
(32) chris norris says:

cannot use killstreaks in combat training, i have purchased them all and it wont allow me to tick even a single one of them i have recovered my gamertag to see if that wud get it sorted but it didnt, there are several people with this same problem please tell people how to fix this as it is quite a big bug of release a patch for it

November 11, 2010 at 7:56 am
(33) Joe says:

I’m having issues with Mission 10 when you find the Nova 6 crate in the crashed plane. I get to the plane, then to the crate, and that’s it… the game doesn’t freeze, i just stops progressing… Reznov is just standing outside the plane fuselage and Brooks is standing inside… Nobody else comes in… it’s as if the game forgot to load. I quit out and went back through the mission, and I get the same issue… I can pick up the dragonov, shoot whatever, shoot Reznov, if I throw a grenade at Reznov, he runs away from it, then goes back to where he was standing…. and the game just sits like idle, while i run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off… WTF? Treyarch sucks.

November 11, 2010 at 11:58 am
(34) ITachi33 says:

On the 360 I can’t get past mission 2 i got to the point where i get hit by tear gas i hear the cutscene but it’s different from what’s on youtube instead of seeing “mason” in a chair im in first person view of what looks like a little room with lights flickering and i hear gunshots fom out side. i waited mabye 30min. for sothing to happen i cant press anything the only thing i can do is restart from the start and i did that ten times.
i really want help

November 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm
(35) Mark says:

Don’t know if this is sofware related or more of a server problem. In all online game modes on PC I don’t spawn until the game is well under way. In TDM this is no problem, the score will be comething like 600 to 900 when I join, but in my favorite mode S&D it means I can never play the first round which is extremely annoying.

Mind you, this is when I am already connected to the server, it happens for every game and it happens on every server, doesn’t matter how the ping is.

November 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm
(36) Mads says:

@Max, i got the exact same problem , he just stands outside doing nothing at all. .

Anyone know what to do ?

November 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm
(37) earls says:

………any answers or advice on what to do about black screen on Vietnam level after pushing door open??….is driving me nuts!!

November 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm
(38) FabiexZ says:

Well, I play CoD: Black Ops on the PC, but after 15 minutes I looked to my score and I suddenly was level 20, when is got to the menu… I couldn’t create a class so it is defenitly a bug :(

November 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm
(39) matt says:

Inside the plane when your looking for the gas i have the same problem. The yellow number telling you how close you are to your objective keeps going down as i walk over to the crate. If i lay next to the crate it gets to 0.7 if i stand up it says 1.8 away i think the crate is suppose to get open but because you cant get to the spot saying you’ve arrived the game doesnt go on and let you open the crate so im stuck. Does anyone know how to get past this has anyone got past it??? help please

November 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(40) compactiongames says:

Hi All, thanks for all of the comments. The Call of Duty Forums are down again.. (think they may be overloaded right now???) but on JD_2010 twitter page they have posted that a patch for all platforms is in the works… posted about 8 hours ago at around 3:30am PST.


Again no word on what will be fixed but I will be sure to update once it’s made available.

November 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm
(41) Bob-Ken says:

On XBOX, Vietnam, black screen after pushing open the doors. Restarting the mission worked for me. (Restarts at the helicopter getting hit and you crashing throught the window…)

November 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(42) John says:

Same problem here. Push the door down in the vietnam level and the screen goes black. You can fire, see the distance to objective, compass with some info, that’s it. Glad I’m not the only one. Hope someone posts a fix.

November 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(43) jokajoe says:

my screen is completely black whern i try to destroy zsu gun… Is something wrong???? The closest i can get to target is 2.9m but cant get no closer…

November 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm
(44) John says:

Sorry folks, was playing the XBox version with the black screen after pushing down the door in the vietnam level…

November 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm
(45) Sean says:

seriously? ive already played the crap out of this game and i havent seen any of these glitches. ive had no problems with it at all except one time in the level where youre going through the tunnel woth the flashlight and pistol i somehow shot both this guys legs off but the death animation was like he still had his legs. nothing else wierd has happened to me except that sometimes my xbox wont read it, but lately its been doing that to all my games, so thats not black ops’s fault. i hope i dont red ring…

November 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(46) compactiongames says:

@sean, Thanks for the post.
I’d consider yourself lucky that you haven’t had issues. Of course most of the people who haven’t had problems probably aren’t posting comments and in the COD forums… I had no problems the first night, played multiplayer fine and most of the first mission. When I went back to finish first mission, got hit with level 1 compound glitch…tried starting over and I now I get the “black screen of death” every time I try to start the single player campaign.

Upgrade my drivers late last night and haven’t had a chance to try it out to see if that fixed anything.

November 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm
(47) sam says:

hello, if i start up Black Ops, on PC.
it loads fina but there keeps being a loading mouse in the screen. i cant click on annything. please help

November 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm
(48) JD says:

Well the bug I had in the game is that I was up and played all night and then when I decided to quit I quitted out to the menu but when I checked my level it had dropped down to 40 from 44.

Today It happened again, my level dropped this time down from 50 to 48. ..

Wtf is wrong with their shitty stuff?
Servers lag like hell because of the game itself.
My levels dissappearing because of their shitty servers.

You thought they would have learned with all the previous games, but no, hey lets make another laggy crap @#$ game and release it unfinished!

FAIL Treyarch and fail Activision.

November 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm
(49) J dude says:

i cant get past the russain snow level when ur reznov because in every lvl i cant sprint and when i press the grenade throw button i hold it and it wont let go and i die please help me

November 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(50) Steve says:

Also getting black screen on vietnam level for PS3. must have something to do with the game itself so hopefully there will be an update that fixes it. im just glad im not the only one having that problem though because i got pretty upset after the 5th reset.

November 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm
(51) Brandon says:

Im stuck in this fockin compound glitch treyarch FAILS!!! Infinity Ward would have done such a better job on this game.

November 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
(52) meme says:

im stuck in the compound too, wth????

November 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm
(53) Appelby says:

Xbox 360

During playing the vietnam missions (hue City), between blackout and destroying the zsu gun and my screen is completely black, restarted twice, same thing, multiplayer is ok but somethings a miss here!!

November 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm
(54) A Person says:

I was level 22 played a wager match on live that threw me into a combat training so I left and it reset my entire rank and everything!!!! any ideas??????

November 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm
(55) Brice says:

@Appelby – I have the same exact problem only I’m playing the PC version.

November 12, 2010 at 12:11 am
(56) Tkirsh says:

When stuck on black screen restart level and repeatedly tap X instead of holding it down. I replayed the hue like 3 times then tried that and it worked for me

November 12, 2010 at 6:42 am
(57) jack says:

im on the mission when your directing the team with the blackbird or bigbird and i had to go to bed one night when i started playing it so i chose save and exit and the next day it keeps freezing on me when ever i zoom out and at certain parts in the level its getting very frustrating and i want to know how to fix it ?? please help

November 12, 2010 at 8:22 am
(58) dave says:

i am having the same 2 red lights as garrett i can play world at war all day with no problem i play black ops and i get the lights anyone having this happen to them

November 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm
(59) Tap Out says:

So I have a PS3 and had the same problem with the BLACK SCREEN during the Zsu Gun. I restarted the level and once it got to the part where you are helping Raznok push the door in I pushed the square and X really fast. Hope this helps!

November 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(60) Leon R says:

Hi, i’ve had the sam problem with the 1st mission, u have to redo it from the 1st level and u will find urself on to loads of diffrent Levels hope this works. Leon

November 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm
(61) Leon R says:

Also i need to ask a question?, Once u had 1 glitch is that it?
or will u keep getting em?

November 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm
(62) Muzza says:

To fix the most annoying black screen after pushin the door.tap the x and square buttons at the same time!

November 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm
(63) Big JC says:

The tapping X on the 360 worked for me… thanks for the tips, I was about to drive 40 miles each way to return the bloody thing !

November 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(64) mark says:

If u get stuck in the black room in vietnam u can fix it by tapping x to open the door instead of holding the button. I read this online. It worked for me and many others.

November 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm
(65) James S. says:

Senario: Vietnam where player is asked to help push a door open to take out the SZU.

- BUG: press and “hold” the button down, screen goes blank after explosion and car flips then player enters a black abyss. From here there is nothing but black. The only thing visible is a waypoint, compass/ammo count, and “check point reached” displayed momentarily. There is the sound of gunfire and to take out the SZU but nothing else. Just black. Player can move around the yellow waypoint dot on the screen but nothing else can be seen, just a black screen. Reproduces every time.

- Repetitively press the button multiple times until the door opens. This action succeeds in player waking up on floor of building and is helped back up by woods. Game continues.

Expectation: Pushing on an object a player would expect to press and hold a button over time as in pushing a car. A player would expect to push continuously on the object and not repetitively strike the object as in pressing a button multiple times in a stabbing action. Instruction to press the square button (how many times?) is misleading and the flashing of the icon doesn’t directly interpret as an instruction to repetitively press the button.

November 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm
(66) Greg says:

Same BLACK SCREEN problem on my PS3 during Vietnam where my next objective is to take out the SZU gun. I am asked to help push the door open by pressing the SQUARE button. If I press it once or twice the action fails and I’m reset to my last save. If I press and hold the button down, there is the explosion, car flips, and my player gets a black screen with sound and nothing else.

Work around: keep pressing the button repetitively until the door is opened. Same explosion and car flip occurs but this time player wakes up and can continue the game.

I think on xBox it would be the X button but on PS3 it is the square button. Just keep pressing it repetitively till the explosion happens. I guess that is what the flashing icon means for the player to do.

November 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm
(67) Come on now! says:

I have experienced a bug on the mission to help Doctor Clarke (Dr Clarke) escape; it happens when you slide down the roof to kill the four guys at the bottom with the red barrel. The gracious doctor doesn’t follow you and you get stuck. No way out, all doors are closed. Fellow gamers have experienced this as well. Only solution so far is to restart entire mission.
Just a suggestion after reading about ALL THESE BUGS for such a GROSSLY OVERSOLD and HIGH BUDGET game with PLENTY of time for TESTING: Treyarch, pretty please, with sugar on top, please drug test your QA testers prior and during the check-out phase of your software products. Treyarch can have thousands of people that would test the game for free; well at least one anyways, me! Because I don’t think I will spend any more money on their products.
The warranty is also lacking in that it does not say whether the program is covered, ONLY the RECORDING MEDIUM. So, what’s up with buggy, FAULTY programming? Is that authorized for a full refund?
Thank you very much. Sincerely,
An FPS Lover

November 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm
(68) Theboss7607 says:

On the level called payback after the movie clip of being interrogated my screen goes completely black before the misson even starts has anyone else had this problem and is there a solution

November 13, 2010 at 4:19 am
(69) dan says:

i’m playing level 2 wield a fist of iron on xbox 360 and i have given reznov the blowtorch but he doesn’t move from his spot. surely he’s supposed to come with me into the main room??? aaargh its drivin me insane i literally run around for about half an hour killing endless streams of soldiers while reznov stays put. i have even found the point where the soldiers just spawn from nowhere and kill them as they spawn!?!? can anyone help?

November 13, 2010 at 4:35 am
(70) xboy says:

on xbox 360

right after hudson see that i killed steiner, the screen goes black, my xbox is still running but nothing is happyning?

November 13, 2010 at 5:15 am
(71) Terry B says:

I am playing PS3, on the Vietnam Level, attemting to ‘destroy the ZSU Gun’, having pushed through a door I find myself with a black screen, only a compas can be seen, and a direction arrow, been trying now for many hours to get passed this, seems impossible and so frustrated, is it part of the game or is it a fault, shall I take my disc back to the shop ????????

November 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm
(72) texer17 says:

my problem is in the campain mission 15 when it says “Rendez-vous with Weaver below deck” i go to the spot and nothing happens

what’s wrong?

November 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm
(73) Jack Frost says:

My friends and I play on Xbox. Our biggest problem is just searching for a match together. It normally takes us at least 15 min. for the game to find us a match, but even up to 30 min. These problems normally occur when we have a party larger than 2.
After we start our party and try to search for a match it usually separates the host from the rest of the party; sending the host into a match lobby and telling the rest of the party that the party is no longer available. When we get sent into a match we don’t always all make it into the game lobby, so we end up backing out and having to re-invite the people that were kicked, and trying the whole process over again.

We have tried many different possible solutions to reducing the issues ourselves; while we patiently wait for a permanent fix from Treyarch.
I have noticed that being in the Xbox party chat system makes the match finding harder to accomplish, people turning their mics off while we are searching for a match also helps this out, and the host of the party backs out to the main menu then back into the Multiplayer screen before inviting the rest of the party to play.

Doing these things helps us out a little bit, but we still have connecting issues about 50% of the time. The game is fun, but the connecting to a lobby issue with more then a party of 2 needs to be addressed.

Also, a couple more problems with the online game playing would be the constant spawn killing; due to random spawning all over the map and my favorite when an enemy is spawned right behind you.
Maybe make it so for the first second of being alive you are invulnerable to enemy damage or make it so you are spawning on your teammates on their side of the map not knee deep in enemy territory.

Hope this helps out.

November 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm
(74) LJ6000 says:

@indexcard – Im having the same problems and i tried the suggestion too and still nothing, just keeps saying due to my actions a team mate has died. Someone help or better yet ACTIVISION/TREYARCH sort it out :)

November 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm
(75) doejohn00 says:

I am also having the problem with the game not wanting to progress past the crashed plane with the nova 6 crate. Not sure what the deal is but I’m not ablt to fix it.

November 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm
(76) silver62 says:

in the vietnam level when opening the door do not hold down the x key just tap it worked for me

November 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm
(77) Ron-L says:

I had the same blackout problem as many others above. I had tried replaying the mission three times, once after deleting the hard drive version of the game before reading this forum. When I did it again, only pressing the X button repeatedly instead of holding it, IT WORKED!

November 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm
(78) Shazzzz says:

Why is it that when you go online as a party, It keeps saying party is no longer active for no apparent reason ???? It gets real annoying :(

November 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm
(79) Alfredo says:

I got the same bug… if you play que first mission on veteran carlos always gat killed!!! :@ and it’s a loop… over and over again :@ :@ :@

November 14, 2010 at 7:38 am
(80) Rafael says:

In Vietnam after opening the door the game goes black! I can’t play because I don’t know what to do.

November 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(81) taylor says:

for some reason on my xbox it wont let me select my killstreaks on combat training i purchased most of them but they wont work. so id love the help

November 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(82) Lance says:

I have the same issue as #33 what can i do
I’m having issues with Mission 10 when you find the Nova 6 crate in the crashed plane. I get to the plane, then to the crate, and that’s it… the game doesn’t freeze, i just stops progressing… Reznov is just standing outside the plane fuselage and Brooks is standing inside… Nobody else comes in… it’s as if the game forgot to load. I quit out and went back through the mission, and I get the same issue… I can pick up the dragonov, shoot whatever, shoot Reznov, if I throw a grenade at Reznov, he runs away from it, then goes back to where he was standing…. and the game just sits like idle,

November 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(83) Mason says:

wow, just played non-stop throught to he Nova 6-Investigate the crash site- Lvl… bugged and wont progress….

November 17, 2010 at 2:38 am
(84) Ali says:

Im having the same problem at the plane crash level on the Wii…The game doesnt progress…Its very frustrating :( Any solutions? PLEASE HELP

November 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm
(85) Troy says:

I had the same problem at the crashed plane site. The crate was not getting opened. I restarted the level all over again and for whatever reason it worked just fine that time. Pain in the butt I know but it worked for me.

November 18, 2010 at 10:42 am
(86) Jared says:

Same as Troy and Lance. On mission 10 got to the crate with the nova 6 (?) and nothing is happening just say i am .7 away from the objective. No one is moving or doing anything.

November 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm
(87) dave batcheler says:

on the veiatnam mission after i went through the door the screen went black all can see is compass and ammo and its on the x box 360

November 19, 2010 at 9:27 am
(88) Vegard Markussen says:


this bug has been for 2-3 days now, it’s for online users on pc, i do not know if it’s only me, but i’m not avaiable to buy the AK74u. i didn’t have any problems before i went prestige, i had all weapons so i think it was really weird that it suddely stopped.
Each time i press “Buy” or Buy and Equip” i press [BACK] a coupple of times and it start “downloading” something. when thats done the weapon is gone and all my money was refound. i do not know why this happens, please try to check if it’s a bug more people have or if it’s just me. and as i said, i didn’t have any problem before i went first prestige. Thanks.

November 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm
(89) Keenee o man says:

Just come across another mission stopper on the 360, on the level where you fly the blackbird and direct the squad, you come to a point where you try to enter a radar base with a couple of snow ploughs outside. I am directed to ‘follow’ one bloke who just stands behind a crate. I have pan round and killed all enemies but none of my squad move, if I throw a grenade at him he runs out of cover them runs back to the same spot. Very similar to the problem I had on the first level. Im getting great value for my money having to play these levels over and over again. Oh and yes this happened after downloading the update on the 18th *im having so much fun with this game*(*sarcasm font)

November 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm
(90) xThe Judge says:

–Mission 10 Crash Site–
Hope this helps someone… I had the same issue with the crash site mission, it would not progress once I was in the fuselage. Playing on 360 on Hard difficulty. Restarted the mission and was able to make it through just fine. However, I noticed these things: I did not die during the mission. Reznov, Woods, AND Bowman were with me at the crash site. Not sure if there’s any correlation, but the first time I did the mission (when it crashed) I died numerous times, and Bowman was not at the crash site with me. I only noticed the latter because I saw it on mission 1 (Cuba) when I advanced too fast, and had to go back and ‘meet up’ with the squad leader. So I assume Bowman is getting hung up somewhere in the mission, and you need to go back and tag up with him in order to progress the storyline. Hope this helps, I know I was pretty frustrated with it :)

-xThe Judge

November 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm
(91) dj says:


my game freezes at last stage,,when hudson points d gun on mason…..what to do…..help me out…

November 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
(92) Big-Daddie says:


keeps crashing in multiplayer mode, screen freezes every other game, a right pain and a waste of money because I spend more time queing for a round…….didn’t get this from infinity ward!!!!Treyarch obviously don’t QA their software properly, probably because of those greedy mofo’s at Activision pulled Treyarchs budget……..C’mon Respawn Entertainment bring us something really special.


November 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm
(93) dc says:

stuck on escape from compound…. just restart level and the bug is gone like the previous posts.

November 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm
(94) mak says:

Mission 10 veteran diff. inside plane @ way point near crate
mission will not proceed. Reznov holding at position on outside of fusalage

November 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm
(95) dp says:

i just got the game for PS3 I keep getting to the part on level one once you zip line into the compound and you are supposed to melee kill the gaurd on the phone. After i kill him it says my actions have caused my team to die, i have tried to restart the mission, play on different difficulty levels, and restart and reload the update, but it keeps happening, any one else expierience this or have anysuggestions

November 24, 2010 at 12:05 am
(96) P Rafter says:

XBOX 360- Call of Duty Black Ops

I have noticed that others are getting the same error on Call of Duty Black Ops- “the Defector.” When I help open a door and everything goes BLACK….I can move also and can shoot but I can not see anything……There is NO map or anyway to get out…..WHAT AM I MISSING ALSO?

I have tried different cables and all but it is the same thing and it happens at the same place in the game….

Will there be a patch….This is another case of a buggy Game….WHY do we video gamers put up with this!!!

November 24, 2010 at 8:43 am
(97) Sam says:

Same problem as texer 17 – Campain mission 15 when it says “Rendez-vous with Weaver below deck” i go to the spot and Weaver doesn’t meet me there.

Anybody know what to do?

November 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(98) fsdgsdfg says:

callofduty.com there navigation on there site is ****. the other thing is when u report somthing they dont fix it. the other thing is i cant find the button to make a new thread on callofduty.com and the problem that broght me to all those is that i have last stand pro but no one can revive me it will not allow them

November 27, 2010 at 9:10 am
(99) Freeman1989 says:


I found an easy step to skip that glitch, simply before the scene where hudson points the gun, keep tapping escape button until it gets past the part where it freeze. It worked for me, hope it works for u too :)

November 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm
(100) Larry Aldridge says:

Black Ops – Defector mission Black out

If you have “installed” the game to your Xbox360 then when you get to the point where you help Woods open a door, at the time a car flips into you both, the screen will go BLACK!

You must uninstall the game from your xbox360 and play it off the Disk only!.. This will clear up the problem for now, until Activision gets this bug fixed.

November 29, 2010 at 3:11 am
(101) Joe says:

PS3 crash site…I go in the plane but woods and bowman stop…can’t do anything in the plane. On the bright side I’ve finally found a game I can’t beat

December 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm
(102) Colton says:

I cant escape the Compound either I get the same message im really angry about it

December 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm
(103) unclebish22 says:

Rendezvous with Weaver below deck freeze. The problem is I lost Hudson at some point during the mission. Restart the mission and make sure you don’t lose hudson when you’re going below deck.

December 9, 2010 at 3:28 am
(104) W00T says:

I play on PC and in multiplayer I have bought famas 2 times now but it just takes my money but don’t let to play with famas?? Anyone knows solution??

December 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
(105) Joseph says:

My screen goes blank every time I start to push the door open. I’m on PS3, and playing by myself, not multi-player. I’ve restarted it from the mission four times, and every time is the same thing. Any help would be seriously appreciated….

December 12, 2010 at 12:32 am
(106) Joseph says:

My screen goes black when I try to push the door in. I’m on PS3, and I’m not playing multi-player, only by myself. Any ideas on how to fix it?? This stinks!!!

December 12, 2010 at 6:53 am
(107) Joseph says:

So basically now that it has done this repeatedly, am I basically out of luck?? That sucks! Who can I contact for a refund if this can’t be fixed?? I’m sure this has never happened to most of you, so that’s why I feel so helpless….

Thanks for any help I can get, and Merry Christmas from a Marine who has returned from being in combat for the last 5 years. Thank God I’m home and get to have Christmas with my family for the first time in 5 years, So be thankful you are home and playing a game. I know I am…

December 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(108) Lchase13 says:

To Joseph,

The fix for the black screen in the Nam campaign on a PS3 is to push the square button on right side of controller repeatedly while opening the door Do Not hold button down. This fix worked for me the very first time I tried it after numerous attempts and restarts just holding square down solidly. Thank you for your service to our country and have a wonderful Christmas from and ex Nam era vet.

December 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm
(109) Steve says:

Im on one of the vietnam missions, trying to destroy the zsu gun and my screen is completely black except for the waypoint image shows up and the compass. Restarted twice, same thing, multiplayer is ok but somethings a miss here!! Help.

December 20, 2010 at 8:25 am
(110) Bhushan says:

I am playing CoD Black ops on PC and it stops at last level where the interrogation is goin on and can see only subtitles and everything else is freezed up no motion only subtitles and not even sound

December 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm
(111) jeff says:

This is bull..in the level where you start with dual pistals and you move forward for a second and kill a couple guys then the green gas goes off then u go up the ladder and after u end up on the roof when the plane flys low over you…you walk out and kill a couple guys on the roof and then run and jump to the other building with weaver..when I do this weaver just stairs out the way we came in and nothing happens…I’m just stuck there and nothin g happens…annoying!!! Does anybody kno how I can get past this!? Id really appreciate suggestions!!!!!!!

December 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm
(112) Adam says:

I had the same problem with the crash site bug,

I restarted the level and made sure the four of us climb the wing,

woods & bowman enter the plane with you and one of the opened the crate, hope this helps some people fix the bug!

December 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm
(113) ty says:

i have the same problem with xbox 360. at the compound I can’t past the first level because the BTR won’t activate.

Can anyone help?

December 26, 2010 at 6:44 pm
(114) dude says:

i have that too

December 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm
(115) Lisa says:

I had the black screen problem with the xbox. Tapping the x worked. Thanks for the help.

December 27, 2010 at 7:11 am
(116) Jack says:

WMD. After I deployed the squad in the building and then it switched to their view, I killed all the hostiles, and then the game switched back to the Guy in the space suit thing. Then, for no reason, during the transition, it froze. The controller started to vibrate, but nothing happened for about 10 mins. I turned off the xbox 360, and tryed a further 3 times, but nothing worked. Can anyone help?

December 28, 2010 at 11:38 am
(117) john says:

soz this is in COD But,
Is there a medal of honor one?

December 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(118) Lance says:

I have never had a problem with black screen. but on the Vietnam level, i have to destroy the t55 tanks, but hudson won’t drive me through the area! I am doing veteran, and i seriously don’t want to start over for some stupid glitch. this also happened in the beginning when resnov had to get to the door and open it to get me the death machine. he just camped in the room and did not move. i HATED the hill on veteran

December 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm
(119) bagger5 says:

I have the same problem with the crate on mission 10. it just won’t open, and everyone just stands around. the story line won’t continue. Whaqt do I do. Please if anyone has any suggestions. please post. i tried restarting the mission several times but get the same problem. I’m frustrated and want to continue, but i can’t. PLEASE HELP!!!

December 30, 2010 at 11:35 am
(120) biscuit says:

Just killed Castro, moved to the left and got stuck next to the window. No way out. Had to start the game over from the beginning -> not happy. Kill self, but respawn in the same stuck position.

So how are save points used. It would be nice to be able to start from the last savepoint before I got stuck.

December 31, 2010 at 12:16 am
(121) Agggnizzleee says:

i have the same problem of not being able to escape the compound and when i wait 4 my team to do it, they just randomly die still!!! its real annoying and i even restarted the whole mission, its on 360

December 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm
(122) Jacko43 says:

I’m having the same problem with finding my way out of the blacked out room on the way to the ZSU that many have reported here. I’ve tried tapping the X button and “feeling” my way out, but nothing has worked. Do I have to take the disc back and exchange it? What works?

December 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm
(123) EclecticAphid1 says:

My screen has gone black except for the yellow directional indicator and the compass with weapon indicator. It occured after opening the door during the Tet Offensive just as Greg indicated, so what now?

January 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm
(124) Meg says:

I just encountered the black screen problem after you push the door in. I restarted the level then repeatedly tapped x as mentioned above and it worked like a charm.

January 2, 2011 at 3:33 am
(125) willy says:

ok now im pissed…. i was going to take Freeman 1989s advice and try that but when i clicked resume mission it took me back all the way back to the middle of the mission where u play as Hudson and interrogate Dr.Clarke. So i went to select mission and it didnt save ****!!!!! ):-(

January 2, 2011 at 3:13 am
(126) Willy says:

Im on PC. my xbox crashed because xbox sucks hardcore. yea crashed like 3 days after the warranty went out… but anyways, im on the final level where u run throught the interrogation place and i watch all the videos and all that crap and get to the part where Hudson hits you. i get hit, i have the little video, then Hudson says like one sentence with the pistol. the he flinches and has an ak47 and sunglasses flinches again and is pointing the pistol back at me and it just stops. doesnt freeze, just stops…. i did this 4 time from the beginning…. and its long to get to that point. anyone got any ideas??? i ordered a new graphics card the other day and should be in in 2 days. idk that may help?

January 3, 2011 at 6:26 am
(127) Joe says:

On the first level when it comes to escaping the compound, the BTR tank just never turns up ! carlos’s men do but then nothing else happens. WHAT IS THIS !? PS3 btw.

January 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm
(128) joe says:

Respwan right in front of a enemy. Head shots not registering. Random Claymore red lines with no claymore. Taking 20 minutes to find a game. Many problems with XBOX Live parties like dropping random players. To many perks/ equipment that permote camping.

January 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm
(129) Teddy says:

Online with XBOX live. If your in a party it takes forever to find a match (15 – 30 min) then when you do find one it drops random players from your party. Respwaning in front/ around enemys. Spwan and die over 10 times in a row. having enemys spwan right behind you. Shots not registering.

January 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm
(130) George says:

rendezvous with weaver below deck.
i was checking this blog while playing. dad came in and asked to have ago, he walked half-way down the stairs, and back up, and weaver started breifing me. bingo!

January 7, 2011 at 12:40 am
(131) dave says:

I struggled with the blackness when pushing on the door for hours and almost gave up on the game until reading these posts
when you get there you have to hit the square many times and the first time I did this the game moved on.

January 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm
(132) stretch says:

So im in Nam, in the airplane, stuck on a stupid box. Am i reading this right I have to have three guys alive with me once I get to the wing to get anything to happen? Maybe if the AI guys actually covered there sector insted of standing around they might not get waxed right off the bat. I am getting tired of getting shot from the side when there are several of my guys standing right next to the shooter.

PS3 don’t freez on me now.

January 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm
(133) Mike B says:

XBox 360 – black screen problem in the Vietnam campaign. The screen goes black right after you push open the door. I can see direction arrows and ammo but thats it!!

->The issue for me was resolved by changing the way I open the door. Rather than pressing ‘X’ and holding down until the door opens, press ‘X’ and release several times in succession. The screen is no longer black and graphics display fine.

January 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm
(134) Aaron says:

This crap is retarded lvl 1 is a ******* joke fix ur **** before u try to sell this garbage btr glitch = ***

January 14, 2011 at 8:54 am
(135) Ace says:

I can’t buy Famas, when I’ve prestiged.
I can’t play the map Hanoi either.
Everything I’m in the Hanoi-lobby, it disconnects..
Too bad Activision didn’t ask Infinity Ward instead of Treyarch..

January 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm
(136) Jarod price says:

I really really hate Black ops because of this. It will not let me online. When I went to the multiplayer menu I went to the Playstation network option went to find match I went to all the options. 1.team Deathmatch. 2.free-for-all 3.mercenary. I really hope Treyarch finds a solution :(

January 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm
(137) Corey says:

Don’t know if this is sofware related or more of a server problem. In all online game modes on PC I don’t spawn until the game is well under way. In TDM this is no problem, the score will be comething like 600 to 900 when I join, but in my favorite mode S&D it means I can never play the first round which is extremely annoying.

Mind you, this is when I am already connected to the server, it happens for every game and it happens on every server, doesn’t matter how the ping is.

@mark, i have the same problem. i can only see the map and the score. it takes a while. i hoep somebody fixes this.

January 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm
(138) Yankee Tango says:

I don’t know about the XBOX but my Wii worked just fine from start to finish! Even my Multiplayer sessions run just fine. Just Saying…

January 28, 2011 at 5:59 am
(139) Jonny says:

I sit at the bottom of the road with Dr Clarke defending against the assualt, level 7 I think. Thing is he won’t open the door to progress down the rooftops. Also MP is just a joke, year after year they coin it in and improve nothing yet everyone will still purchase the new maps.

January 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm
(140) Elliot says:

it says suggested actions and never lets me on it says try another game or clean the disc so just incase i went back to were i got black ops and traded it and it still says it plz answer me back i need help

January 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm
(141) Andrew says:

XBOX 360…

After beating the game you start to play the Zombi level at the PENT. I exit out of playing it when I look at my Campaign all the levels are there but if I turn of the xbox and turn it back on later the campaign is blank. Is there going to be a fix for that?

January 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm
(142) bObBOY says:

im on the ps3 & on the level (campaign) where your in like vietnam and you have to get to the wepon cache then go into a burned down woods well every time i get to the burned woods chekpoint it just stays there and the checkpoint doesnt go away & Woods is just hiding behind a log any ideas why its doin this or how i can fix it??

February 1, 2011 at 11:30 am
(143) Bob Marely says:

OK i finally worked out how to kill this bug for first mission with BTR when it say (your actions got your team killed) what u have to do is to delete all your saves every single one u got on your memory. Dont worry it wont take your online rank back to 1 and it wont reset your trophy hoped that helped and if im right it should work for all the different bugs like that :)

February 4, 2011 at 12:28 am
(144) ksj says:

@ITachi33 Did you ever find a fix for your issue? I’m having the exact same problem. Did you have issues with the audio during that level? I couldn’t hear the dialogue after the first sentence or two.

February 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm
(145) Agsjs says:

Everytime I play zombies, each highscore is erased and replaced with the new one, whether I beat it or didn’t.
I went from a 31 to a 21, then 13…

February 9, 2011 at 9:14 am
(146) Sarah Smith says:

Black Ops: Online Multi-player ( Zombie Side Game )

I have heard about black ops freezing online within the normal game structure however has anyone experienced this kind of problem while it searches for potential matches in the lobby of the Zombie game.

It doesnt happen all the time , but has increasingly become more and more frequent, resulting in having to re-start the ps3 to get the game back up and running.

Is this due to the high level of online players or something actually wrong with the servers/updates etc.

Any advice and\or fixes would be much appreciated.

February 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm
(147) charlie says:

on the 360 every time i play black ops it over heats before i can finish a match but if i play any other game it works good but not on black ops

February 15, 2011 at 11:19 am
(148) mark - mark mcfc little on facebook says:

on the vietnam mission after fighting in the street of saigon
after the support tank takes out the vietcong in the bulidings
there is a door you have to push open – i push it open then it goes all black and i cant complete the mission because i cant see anything but the yellow follow arrow on the screen and
your ammunission – im stuck

February 15, 2011 at 11:29 am
(149) mark - mark mcfc little on facebook says:

littlem007 @ aol .com or mark mcfc little on facebook
on the xbox360 has any1 solved the problem with the black scrren
on the vietnam mission after pushing open the door???
get in contact

February 21, 2011 at 10:06 am
(150) Dorian says:

Well yesterday I got online and I was up for some tdm on black ops though my connection was acting weird all of a sudden. I had 4 bars and everything in everymatch i played.Everytimed i moved my screen would just move laggy.

February 23, 2011 at 4:54 am
(151) krishafi says:

hi I’m playing on ps3. the scavenger pro perk doesn’t replenish your special grenades when smoke is equipped

February 23, 2011 at 10:30 am
(152) YankeeBastid says:

In Helicopter in Viet Nam. Chopper flips, swim to door, ‘press x to open’ does not open door. Tried Tapping X, tried holding x down, nothing works. XBOX version. Any help, no mention of this bug here.

February 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm
(153) sarah says:

i try to load black ops on my xbox and the screan just goes white and i got it just a week ago

March 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm
(154) PyroAmyac says:

Thanks so much “TheJudge” !! At Nova 6 crash site I restarted the mission and kept a close eye on Bowman – all FOUR of us went to investigate the cargo plane and it worked! Stupid glitch though, I was getting reeaaalllly angry…x

March 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm
(155) destry says:

i am playing on the ps3 and no matter what i do i can not escape compound keeps saying my actions caused my team to die

March 7, 2011 at 2:22 am
(156) Trevor says:

I am having problems with the in game graphics. I just recently bought the game and tried to play it. Half the time my system would not play the disc or start to play it and then freeze on a black screen. When I finally got to the game, things seemed fine until I got passed the initial video clips. Once in the campaign mode, everything either looked like chrome or looked black. I tested out the other modes (zombies & multi-player) to make sure that wasn’t how the first mission was supposed to look but the same issue occurred in all of the modes. Needless to say, I brought the game back to the store to swap it for a different one. The new disc will read all of the time but the graphics issue is still there. I would jump to say that my system is the problem, but I have never had any problems with my system before and it plays any other game normally.

March 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm
(157) Sean says:

I have a problem after I’ve completed the Vietnam crate mission with Nova6 the game locks up on the load screen. First the image freezes but you can still hear the dialogue but once thats over the game is totally frozen.

March 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm
(158) parker says:

whenever i try to play first strike on black ops for ps3 the screen goes black. it freezes on a black screen you cant do anything but turn it off at the ps3. anybody else had this problem?

March 14, 2011 at 10:56 am
(159) Peter says:

BLACK SCREEN PROBLEM (mission 6) I found that it works to press square and X together as some guys mentioned already, just don’t hold for too long the buttons.

March 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm
(160) andypat says:

call of duty black opps the defender level – black screen – just compass in the corner – heeeeeeeeeeeelp

March 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm
(161) pnash says:

there was a error message that poped up on my screen in COD:black ops on my p3 the error said stone // then it took me back too the beginning of my mission what the f

March 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm
(162) keegan says:

i found a glitch were dogs cant kill you by the teleporter and do you get money for turning it in?

March 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(163) Dustin says:

when in plain go up to cteat and press left it worked for me on wiiI

March 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm
(164) AJ says:

I have a problem- Playing on the PC get to the Vietnam mission & a Vietnemese soldier jumps on me from above , It says press a button repeatedly but I cannot press the button quick enough , Is there any way of doing this as Im pressing as quick as I can & I die every time gameover !

April 3, 2011 at 5:43 am
(165) glitch-fixer says:


April 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm
(166) YungVhefTj says:

Ps3 Online WMD , almost every wall in the buildings are rainbow dots and i always have to wait like 5 mins before i join a match on wmd and its annoying :l

April 6, 2011 at 11:23 am
(167) zack says:

im playing the black ops campaign and in the nova 6 crash site investigation woods and reznov wont move!v there for i cannot complete the level :( can someone help or is it just a glitch in my disc?

April 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm
(168) chubbz12 says:

for wii, on level 10 ‘crash site’ it automatically loads me to the boat and will not let me get the first intel piece, someone help? also on the level where mason and reznov find steiner, i saw the 2nd intel in that chamber but could not get to it, now i go back and it’s not there. anyone have a solution?

May 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm
(169) Kevin says:

On the PS/3 version, I had already beaten the game on hardened level and was going for the Intel and other trophies on Recruit that I missed previously. Dduring the Nova 6 Level, the one in the ice where you play as Reznov and find Steiner, I could not progress past the hanger that contains the intel; the one just after throwing smoke for the mortar team and you enter it just past the bridge that gets blown up by mortars, if you throw smoke near there, that is. When i get up to the door, everyone just stands around and I can’t progress. Has anyone else seen this glitch/bug?

May 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm
(170) Kevin says:

After reading a few more posts it dawned on me, I looked around and could not find Dimitri Petrenko who is the one who kicks in that door. I restarted the level and kept an eye on him and worked just fine….. would be nice to have a message popup to indicate you let a friend down or something similar. I have seen them say, “You didn’t follow the escape plan.” Somewhat disappointing but, thanks to this site, I was able to figure it out.

May 5, 2011 at 12:52 am
(171) Nikko says:

I need help because when I play black ops everything is ok but when I play a map the design of the map is all glossy and the structures are gone and people online are just a bunch of silloughetes and it is hard to play like that. Please help!

May 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm
(172) Mulder says:

I thought I might clear this up, because I’ve seen the right explanation but it was a little misleading:

If you’re getting the Black Screen in Black Ops on the PS3 in the Vietnam level after you help what’s-his-name push open the door, you have to hit square repeatedly (maybe 30 times, just keep hitting it) when it tells you to “Hold Square”. I’ve seen this response above, but some people are saying hit X. I think it’s X on the X-Box 360, but for PS3 hit Square. I had to restart the level 3 times, and it didn’t help me get past that part (until I hit square a bunch of times at that part).

On the other hand, if you’ve been making your way through the absolute darkness, and you are lucky enough to get to the “Plant C4″ part, the C4 is planted on the ceiling (which you wouldn’t know in the darkness), so look up and plant it there. I don’t think the darkness will go away, but maybe you can beat the game without ever seeing any graphics…

The darkness is not normal, the character did not go blind, and you are not in a completely dark room.

I hope that hammers it home!

May 13, 2011 at 6:06 am
(173) joseph says:

i hav dis prob tat it gets stuck in d end of the vietnam mission som sanh thien stuff.no luck with d safe mode tooo….otherwise evrythns gud…plz help

May 13, 2011 at 6:07 am
(174) joseph says:

do mail me at josephskps@yahoo.com

May 20, 2011 at 2:27 am
(175) AAA says:

HUE CITY MISSION i need to push the door and very thing is black !!!! and i neeed to distroy the uze gun ??? cant find a way. i can hear shots and i can shoot but the sceen is black .

May 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm
(176) bavly says:

@Bhushan (comment number:(110))
yes i have the same problem in COD black ops. In the last mission i can see only subtitles and everything else is freezed up no motion only subtitles and not even sound !!……

please if any one has a solution WRITE A COMMENT..

May 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm
(177) bavly says:

but i mean when the CIA agent catches upto me and punches me to the ground, and points his pistol at me, he changes to the CIA agent with an AK and sun glasses, then back to the pistol with no sunglasses then he just freezes while the tele still flickers… anyone got this?

May 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm
(178) Scared says:

I was on the computer when my dad started saying “WHAT THE HELL” and the screen was completly black all that we could see was a little white dot with some numbers above it we tried everything but instead nothing worked and the screen is completly black and WE NEED HELP!!!!!!!!

May 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm
(179) Kevin says:

This game suckz big time, Veitnam black screen end of game!?!

May 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm
(180) Kevin says:

Im the same guy from b4 i have figured out how to fix it!!!!!!!!!!
You searcharound for little simbles were they say X to jump over and i have managed to blow up the zsugun and now i can see the landing zone
u have to fight threw BLIND!!!!!!

June 4, 2011 at 9:29 am
(181) Randomdude says:

Everytime I try to connet to a match it crashes after the loading screen.

June 6, 2011 at 2:36 am
(182) cjakasleepy says:

hey guys i have a ps3 and when i stArt up black ops it freezes at the activision logo with the helicopters for 2 minutes and 30 seconds yes i counted three times and when it finally loads and i try to navigate to multiplayer as soon as i choose it it freezes forever at the black screen with cod black ops loading circle at the bottom then i have to hard reset the ps3. Somebody please help me.

June 9, 2011 at 12:09 am
(183) Steven says:

My black ops game for the Wii crashes before the last mission on the cut-scene when mason escapes the interrogation When he yells “I will have my revenge” Plz help thanks

June 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm
(184) martin gordon says:

HELP……….. im going mad,
imnot on live play or at least i dont think so, but i am in
campaign doing missions and am currently stuck on a
mission, can anyone pls help….. in this mission im on a high roof and have to sprint and jump acoss to a open window,
im teamed with carter, i can make the jump but then i am left in a empty room with carter, if i look out of the window there is a huge drop and i die when jumping, the door in the room does not open and there is nothing in the room just me and carter, ive even tryed killing him lol, anyone know what i am suppose to do please help. thankyou.
email.. martingordon1976@hotmail.co.uk thanks

July 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm
(185) joness says:

i was playing sighned off to eat came back and i was but back to LEVEL 7!!!!!!!!

July 7, 2011 at 8:06 am
(186) nikiforos_popi says:

im play ps3 black ops …i cant link my account with the site of black ops bug?

July 29, 2011 at 7:34 am
(187) blackopslover says:

Whenever I start an xbox live match, it goes fine until i get to the loading part. For example, lets say i started a capture the falg match on firing range or something. it loads up fully without fault, but when the white line reaches the end it pauses and has that little loading sign that goes around and around in a circle. No matter how long i wait, it stays like that. Any solutions?

August 4, 2011 at 10:34 am
(188) Aventiss says:

To Freeman1989 :
( about the level 14 when Hudson points the gun at you and it freezes )

Excuse me which key did you exactly mean to press it continuesly?

” Escape ” key ?! I dont have that key ! do you mean Space key ?

and when do I exactly press it? when Hudson punches me?

I tried it and and nothing changed. im sure i did it wrong as i dont exactly know Which key to press ! THANK YOU !

August 28, 2011 at 9:30 am
(189) Richard Ngarimu says:

I don’t know if anybody else has ever had this happen to them, i cant seem to find any information about it online.

I play a lot of black ops online and a couple of times now during a match a host migration will occur and when it comes right again my score has been reset to 0.

This always happens in the final minutes of the match where i’m doing particularly well. In the most recent occurrence I checked the teams and nobody had left the game, my score was the only one reset to 0 as if I had only just jumped in and when I checked theatre mode it didn’t have a record of anything that happened before the migration.

I dont want to accuse anybody of cheating but I don’t think this is just an unfortunate result of a bad lag. If it is, i just want to know how and why its happening and what I can do about it.

September 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm
(190) uk says:

i stuck with last stage hudson ponting gun towards me
i tried above said action of pressing escape epetadelly but no use
can anyone help me?

September 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm
(191) Noah says:

The stupid new update caused my freaking file share to just be cleaned out. Nothing. Empty. Abandoned. Cleaned. I WANT MY CUSTOM GAMES BACK OR I AM JUST GOING TO SCREAM!!

October 2, 2011 at 4:36 am
(192) brandon fox says:

on the vietnam level after falling in the plane and seeing dragovich my game crashes and i have to restart the ps3. this happens every time and i want to complete the game!

October 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm
(193) michael says:

idk whats going on with my xbox when i put on call of duty black ops zombies its dark now&my controller does the oppisite it goes up when i press down & goes down when i press up

October 8, 2011 at 9:56 am
(194) basaam says:

i cant load my last chek point .why?
every time i resume the mission it restart from the beginning

November 12, 2011 at 5:02 am
(195) YOOO says:


November 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm
(196) ops says:

i had the same problem it wouldnt let me leave the compound i restarted the level and i stayed back and let them blow it up thats the only way let them blow the thing up

December 7, 2011 at 3:02 am
(197) gurusaday says:

Call of Duty :- Im on one of thr vietnam missions, trying to destroy the zsu gun and my screen is completely black, restarted twice, I can’t proceed further. What is the fix?

December 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm
(198) rafael says:

hello, if i start up Black Ops, on PC.
it loads fina but as soon as it enter into the game a black screen appears . please help

December 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm
(199) riley says:

Dont no much about COD but my kids are playing it and the the men have gone black the guns are a liquidy silver colour and the graphics all seem glitchy, has anyone else come across this problem?

December 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm
(200) pissed off marc says:

for almost a week i havent been able to play one game of multiplayer. ive check my internets connection more times to count, my NAT is set to Open as opposed to strict, ive changed some settings with my wireless router so my xbox can be public instead of private IP to join games easier, watched numerous videos on youtube to do all this, went on the call of duty forums to express my problems with no help at all. ive called activision for them to send me to phone robots which transffer me to other robots….and still im stuck in a lobby by myself waiting. waiting for 5 other players.

December 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm
(201) Mike says:

I have a brand new xbox i have mw3 twicei i have bought it now the first time i was able to play for abit online and the game then one day the game started not load giving me a (can not read disc) pop up so i thought hey get another thinkin the disc was just bad now my new one dose the same thing all other games play just fine and load where mw3 wont what the hell is going on ????????????? dose anyone else have this problem ?????????????????????????????

February 24, 2012 at 7:27 am
(202) LimeBone says:

Hey, HELP!
I’ve read the comments up to the 100th! I haven’t seen anyone reffering to my problem! I’m playing the PC version. It crashes on the 14th mission (Revelations). When i see Hudson the second time where he punches me. I fall to the floor and he’s pointing a gun at me. Suddenly the dialogs arent heard (can only see subtitles rolling) and then the game won’t proceed! Just Stuck there with Hudson pointing me! I’m near the finish line, please help!

May 24, 2012 at 12:44 am
(203) Din says:

I’m playing the PC version. It crashes on the 14th mission (Revelations). When i see Hudson the second time where he punches me. I fall to the floor and he’s pointing a gun at me. Suddenly the dialogs arent heard (can only see subtitles rolling) and then the game won’t proceed! Just Stuck there with Hudson pointing me! I’m near the finish line, please help! @LimeBone have u found out the solution please help i need u…!!!!

June 28, 2012 at 11:28 am
(204) 0798234 says:

You guys might be all familiar with this but the glitch in Call of the Dead near the AK47U there is a small staircase near it if you do something to it it repels zombies. Can you patch this? I know you guys love this glitch but this bug makes me get crazy -_-

August 28, 2012 at 6:41 am
(205) Thurman says:

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October 6, 2012 at 2:53 am
(206) very pissed off Woods says:

i need help on the revelations mission(second to the last)where hudson punches me and turns to a guy with shades and an AK47 then points his pistol ate then BLAM!hudson freezes(the background is working)any help?solution?please?

November 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm
(207) Mr. Imai says:

for those who had the problem about getting stuck on
“rendezvous with weaver below deck.”

“unclebish22″s sollution works, you actually lose Hudson somehow…

Worked for me, and I have just ended the game!

(103) unclebish22 says:
Rendezvous with Weaver below deck freeze. The problem is I lost Hudson at some point during the mission. Restart the mission and make sure you don’t lose hudson when you’re going below deck.

January 20, 2013 at 1:04 am
(208) sung says:

On the first mission, when you are on the boat, you have to put on this outfit, then it spawns me behind the door. I kill all the enemies on board, then it tells me to search the box. But I cannot go through the door or open it. Its like a glitch. I restarted the mission and it does the same thing. On PC black ops 2. What do I do? Reinstall the game? It took literally days to download the update. Wtf!?

July 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
(209) C says:

Is mission 9 it won’t let me in the tunnel . Once everyone’s dead all the guy just stand there and don’t do anything

February 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm
(210) someone says:

Whenever I try to start/play the game when I put the disk in, the screen goes black and it freezes whenever I try to go back to home. Then I would have to turn the system off. I don’t understand, and it seems like no one has had this problem, also, my other games work not black ops.help please thank you.

February 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm
(211) someone says:

Black ops wont work whenever I try to start it in my home menu, it turns black and freezes whenever I go back to home menu. I have a feeling, its my Xbox though.

April 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm
(212) Night_Rose_94 says:

I play on the ps3 and i’m doing veteran.
I’m at mission 8 now (project nova).
When i start the mission it says ERROR right after the little video in the beginning, does anyone know how to solve this?

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