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Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Patch; Updated Bug List & Known Issues

By November 15, 2010

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Based on the large number of comments being left to my initial post about Call of Duty: Black Ops bugs I have decided to start to compile a list of bugs and known issues from everyone's comments. While I have experienced some of these issues first hand, and by no means does it excuse the bugs, I think we can rest assured that Treyarch and Activision are working night and day on getting as many of them fixed as soon as possible. There's just too much at stake for them not to fix as many of the issues as the can.

Treyarch has already put out a number of live or "hot" fixes for all platforms and will be releasing a patch for those issues that are too big for a hot fix. November 11th saw the first patch for the PC Multiplayer version of the game and according to Steam it includes performance fixes to fix the lag and sputtering graphics issues. This patch should automatically download and install next time you log into Steam. Status on each platform can be found in the following threads on the official Call of Duty Forums:

 • PC
 • PS3
 • Xbox 360
 • Wii

Here is the bug list that I've compiled, please note that this list is by no means complete or confirmed by anyone other than me based on the comments that have been left here. My hope is for this to be a decent reference for people to read through to see if others are experiencing similar issues. I'll try to update the list as best I can but please feel free to post comments with any additional details. If you notice anything incorrect or if your platform not listed for a particular bug, please post a comment and I'll update.

***If you'd like your issue added please post a comment with the description of your bug and the platform you're playing on and I'll add to the list.***

For lag with performance and/or graphics, I would recommend that your graphics cards have the most up to date drivers, that way you can eliminate the possibility of the issue you're experiencing being related to your system/hardware. Here are links to nVidia Drivers, nVidia Beta Drivers and ATI Drivers.

BugID Description Platform State
1 Level 1 Compound Glitch - Upon killing Castro, BTR comes into compound and no matter what players receive message that entire team has been killed and can not get past. Seems the only way around this is to replay mission from the start PC, Xbox 360 Open
2 Xbox overheating - System appears cool to touch, yet overheating lights on and game crashes. - Seems to work if burn game to system hard drive and play from there. Xbox 360 Open
3 Infinite Care Package Glitch - In multiplayer, there is a glitch that allows players to gain access to an unlimited amount of care packages. All Fixed - Hot fix
4 Black Screen - When trying to start up or load a game, the PC screen turns black and game crashes. This may or may not be due to specific system setup. Possible solution is to update video card drivers and possibly adjust graphics settings. PC N/A
5 Levels lost - In the multiplayer game mode, there are reports of gamers playing for hours only to find the next time they log in, they have lost levels. All Fixed - Hot fix
6 Vietnam Campaign Black Screen - whe players push opens the doors in this mission, the screen goes black and game crashes. Similar to issue #1 as well as #4. Sounds like restarting mission from beginning fixes problem. Some reported hitting the X button (Square button on PS3) repeatedly fixes issue. PC, PS3, Xbox 360 Open
7 Matchmaking - Some have reported extremely slow matchmaking in multiplayer. This is listed in Treyarch's "In Progress" section for Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Open
8 Multiplayer PC Lags - reported that CPU Usage tops out at 100% on multiplayer game mode. While there were some performance fixes included in the PC patch this did not fix all of the lag issues. Users have continued to report lag issues (particularly with GTX 460/470, GTS 360 graphics cards). One recommendation is to make sure your graphics driver is updated to most current version PC Open
November 15, 2010 at 12:16 am
(1) compactiongames says:

I know there’s more out there that are not fixed (and fixed).

Please feel free to post and tell me about them and I’ll be sure to add to this list.

November 15, 2010 at 12:32 am
(2) Hamzah says:

So for the PC system, the multiplayer game takes 100% of the CPU and not much of the GPU for some reason, hence the game lags like hell no matter what. Weird thing is that it does not happen if you opened a private game!

I know it’s an engine error as I get more than 45 FPS in average yet the game laaaags.

November 15, 2010 at 12:39 am
(3) compactiongames says:

@Hamzah, thanks for post, I’ve added this to the list. The multiplayer PC performance issues were supposedly fixed in the patch from late last week. Have you tried since then? Still getting poor performance even after patch?
Thanks again.

November 15, 2010 at 1:25 am
(4) Afgfighter says:

For the PC, as soon as you start multiplayer, there is HUGE lag. The solution is click on “create a class” then the game will freeze for about 5 seconds and then presto…no more main menu lag.

November 15, 2010 at 2:09 am
(5) Billy da Kid says:

Better after patch but needs network issues fixed and probably gpu issues still better now at 45-90 fps but low fps in firefights and in big areas btw that’s with no shadow can i play at all so more performance fixes with the network fixes

November 15, 2010 at 2:44 am
(6) NoSway says:

The lag is still not fixed, single players on multi-player. The patch increased performance for dual and quad cores but Treyarch has yet to put out a patch to fix the hitching graphics on certain graphics cards. I have a GTX 460 and activision said the 400 series is having some of the most issues. Treyarch did a bang up job on this one, the game for me is unplayable. Think they would have learned their lesson after WaW. This will be my last Treyarch game and i will only keep it because i had it registered through Steam so they said “No returns”. Thank you Treyarch for this $60 pile of garbage sitting tucked away in a drawer somewhere.

November 15, 2010 at 2:50 am
(7) Tommy says:

when I switch from headphones to desktop speakers and vice versa, I lose sound. I would have to exit the game and get into the settings and set the sound settings for my device each time, and sometimes I would have to keep trying to select my device setting until it would work. Sometimes I would have to exit the game and restart it again and get into the sound settings until I would get it to work.

November 15, 2010 at 2:52 am
(8) MortalWombat says:

@ NoSway

Ha, we’re both in the same boat then. I’m terribly appauled that I haven’t been able to play a good mutliplayer match online because of this lag. And the fact that it took like 3 days for them to release the first patch pissed me off and then even after it still doesn’t work… what’s the go?

I think the common saying goes, “If you going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all.” Treyarch need to look into this concept.

November 15, 2010 at 4:52 am
(9) Sag says:

My name is stuck as unknown soldier at the multiplayer on the PC version, and sometimes my progress seems to be ignored: I play for a hour on a server,level up and complete challenge and contracts,and then when I leave the server to spend the cod points,I see that I’m at the same level as before I entered the server,and that the contracts and challenges that I completed remain uncompleted.

November 15, 2010 at 6:09 am
(10) chall says:

still laggs horrbily i have a gtx470 think its hitching on that card. they need to sort it out asap its been 5 days and alot of people still aint had a lag free game or cod. its redic.

November 15, 2010 at 6:30 am
(11) Hannes says:

The bug at crash site must not be forgotten. Its been commented before.
As for lag, I downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia and that solved my problems.

November 15, 2010 at 6:34 am
(12) Zach says:

I like the game “when it works” but Black Ops was obviously rushed out the door so that they could make the release date. Treyarch should’ve taken more time to work out the bugs instead of making us all beta testers. They may have broken sales records but they also pissed ALOT of gamers off as well. They better hope this doesn’t come back to bite’em in the ass next time around.

November 15, 2010 at 7:17 am
(13) Emily says:

I’m having the same problems as NoSway and MortalWombat. 470 GTX card here.

1st day of release – amazing graphical lag. I have never seen anything stutter so badly on my rig before. Could barely click around in the menus. Forget about playing, I would just run into walls and barriers though my stutter.

Patch day. Slightly better, the menus actually became somewhat navigatable. Still have lots of frequent graphical lag spikes but if I’m lucky I can camp a spot and kill some players at least. Single player? Forget about it — I keep getting the “moonwalk” lag as I like to call it. Where I tell my person to walk slightly forward and the lag my machine gets makes them keep walking even after my hands are off the keyboard. Very frustrating, especially when playing on Veteran and reaction timings are crucial.

So yeah, there is still definitely problems with this absolute shocker of a game.

November 15, 2010 at 7:46 am
(14) The Dude says:

I am running a gts360m and on day two of release, I noticed heavy stuttering during any action in multiplayer. single player played flawlessly. After patch Most of the stuttering went away, however when viewing other players after death or during replay I noticed heavy stutter still. Also, it seems that after a certain amount of time the lag (stuttering) appears again and will not go away until reset. just my 2c.

November 15, 2010 at 9:14 am
(15) Hannes says:

Anyone with GRAPHICS lag, have you tried to download latest graphics driver?
No regular update, it does not update to latest beta driver.
It worked for me. Nvidia GTX 8800.

Hope it works for ya!

November 15, 2010 at 9:55 am
(16) Steve Snow says:

Bug 6 also on PC! Didn’t find a solution yet, stuck there :(

November 15, 2010 at 10:12 am
(17) jess says:

for the wii, wired connection isnt working fine, im able to go into lobbies but when its time for the game to start and its loading it freezes

November 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm
(18) Johnny says:

What the hell is going on with this game! Im currently using:

ATI Radeon 5700 Series
Intel i5 Processor

And still I cant play this game. Lags so bad even with all settings at the lowest. MW2 works perfectly on HIGH Spec. They better get this crap sorted soon, what a total joke!

November 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm
(19) Johnny says:

What the hell is going on with this game! Im currently using:
ATI Radeon 5700 Series
Intel i5 Processor

And still I cant play this game. Lags so bad even with all settings at the lowest. MW2 works perfectly on HIGH Spec. They better get this crap sorted soon, what a total joke!

November 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm
(20) -l-----Sword says:

Nvidia released driver 260.99 on the 25th of October. Am checking now, but this should help the game out. Hopefully.

November 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm
(21) Jack_Daniels says:

A great deal has been said about the problems surrounding the multiplayer online version of the game. But for me, the worst possible display of Treyarch’s sloppy work is to be found from the very get-go: the coding used for the campaign mode makes for horribel hitching — mostly for Nvidia 400 series cards. The problem is most pronounced when shadows are turned on. I’m using the newest driver (260.99), and no, they haven’t helped me a bit.

The Nvidia 400 series cards should be able to chomp through this game without a problem. The engine is 11 years old, for chrissakes! But no. They really gave PC gamers the shaft with this one.

November 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm
(22) compactiongames says:

Thanks for the post and info on the latest nvidia driver not helping (v260.99)

Noticed today that GPU Hitching issues is on under their “In Progress” list of issues.

November 16, 2010 at 1:12 am
(23) Jack_Daniels says:


What is really strange is the fact that Nvidia rates the 260.99 driver’s compability with Black Ops as “excellent”. If you have the driver and nvidia system tools, go check out your card’s compatibility with black ops on the left pane of the NV control panel. It’s there. The Nvidia website likewise has a section that lists specific settings for certain games. Google “nvidia optimize” and you’ll find it. Says there that the GTX 470 should have no trouble running the game at around 60 FPS with all bells and whistles set to high or, at least, auto. I don’t get it. Something must’ve gone wrong between the time Nvidia tested the game and its actual release. I dunno. Oh, well…

November 16, 2010 at 6:09 am
(24) Andrew says:

So Iíve figured what the problems was with my Call of Duty Black Ops MP graphics stuttering.
My current setup
Windows 7 64bit
I7 920 stock clock
GTX 480 latest w/GTS 250 phsyx, nvidia 260.99 drivers
6gb ddr3
X-fi Titanium Fatil1ty soundcard PCI-e
Before and after the patch I was still experiencing what seemed to be mix of lag and stuttering performance problems. Iíve tried the a variety of supposed tweaks from .cfg edits of multi-thread, multi-gpu etcÖbut none have made a difference.
Iíve tried setting my primary(GTX480) to handle Physx(in the nvidia control panel and had GTS250 neutral) AND reverting back to the 2nd gpu(GTS250) as physx and still no luck.
So, just a few minutes ago I decided to remove my GTX 480 for power saving reasons and moved up the GTS250 as the primary video adapter. Fired up COD Black Ops(exact same ingame graphical settings) and played on the same server and to my surprise I was having no stuttering/lag effect issues. At first I was afraid there maybe something wrong with the gtx480 so I installed it(did not install the GTS250 as 2nd gpu) and even that everything was fine. Decided to install the GTS250, started up the game and the problems came back. I even swapped the cards around making the GTS250 as primary and 480 as second gpu and same stuttering problems again. So thru this observation can I confirm atleast with my system that running multiple gpus caused my system to render unfavorable gaming experience even after the patch installed thru Steam. Iím no expert but I hope this helps with anyone else to troubleshoot with their systems with multi-gpus.

November 16, 2010 at 6:12 am
(25) Andrew says:

BTW, i’m using a Kingwin Mach1 1200w psu. I can play the rest of the games (maxed out with no unusual problems)

November 16, 2010 at 11:54 am
(26) Steve Snow says:

Found a “solution” for that black screen in SP mode. Just replayed the level and it went on without a problem this time. Also I noticed FPS drops in MP without any reason, from 55 to 20. The lagging stoped fortunately on the restarted ranked servers. I play with a HD4870 Toxic, latest drivers.

November 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm
(27) Blueflame says:

theres something wrong with the server or some thing because every time me or my friends try to play it says error the call of duty black ops sever is not avaliable please help thes has been going on for 3 days already

November 17, 2010 at 3:05 am
(28) Jack_Daniels says:


Hmm. I’ve got a spare GTS 250 lying around somewhere. That’s a DX10 card, right? I tried playing in compatibility mode for XP SP3 for a while and it worked. Steam wouldn’t let me open the game again after I closed it, though. So a single GTS 250? I’ll try working around it and see if I can somehow permanently play the game in DX10 or 11 with my 470. If this doesn’t work, then I guess I’ll have to set the game aside for now.

Anyways, some folks are saying it’s actually a CPU thing. I dunno. I like my i7 870. I chomps right through ARMA2 smoothly and without hitches, all settings on high. I don’t see how Black Ops could be more demanding. But then maybe I’m wrong.

November 17, 2010 at 11:14 am
(29) Brian says:

You can view the config file edits for Call of Duty Black Ops lag and bug fixes here:


You have to edit the config_mp.cfg file located in the Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\call of duty black ops\players\ – I believe it is.

November 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm
(30) compactiongames says:

Hi All, thanks for all the posts, haven’t seen any updates on when a patch will be available.

@Andrew, yes it seems the majority of the graphics hitch issues are with the nVidia 400 series cards so your test of switching out cards just confirmed that…
Unfortunately many don’t have an extra card laying around so they’ll have to wait for the patch to hopefully straighten things out.

November 18, 2010 at 12:08 am
(31) Dss says:

Unfortunately the MP bugs in BO go back to MW2 from the first map pack. They fixed some bugs but introduced worse bugs:
1. Simulated Lag for the server host. I hear about this one on so many forums. The person who is the host of the game gets simulated lag to make it more balanced. But they seem to overcompensate, and the host actually gets more lag
2. In BO, a level 6 can be in the same game as a level 44. That means the more experienced player with the best guns can go around owning the noobs. This means unless you got the game the day it came out and raced to level 50, you will never have a chance of having a good KDR or any other record. This is almost a game-killer, maybe a franchise killer. MW2 did a little better, but BO messed up real bad to a point where myself and most of my MW2 friends are annoyed

Overall, the game needs another 2 months in the oven. The MP is still very blocky meaning you get stuck if your toe is against a door frame. IRL you’d be able to bend around the frame and the toe would follow.. I guess we just aren’t there yet, but it seems more blocky than MW2.. maybe cuz of the 100% cpu spikes

Looking forward to MW3 or whatever is next I guess. BlackOps is no MW2, thats for sure.

November 18, 2010 at 3:56 am
(32) leagionx says:

ok i have a 9800GT graphics card everything up to date im able to run mw2 with high graphics basicly toped out with no lag, but on black ops my cpu goes to 100% even after this patch my cpu still reaches 100% just on the main screen of black opsits nov18,2010 they really need to fix this game its not what alot of ppl expected it to be i run over 5 ventrillo accounts with over 150 users each day saying black ops sucks what a waste of money i sent 60 bucks for a laggy peace of **** game that u cant even run b.c of the lag they say they fixed it and yet it still lags, all these comments i feel the same way and also they need to fix the quick scoping on this game i mean having to aim down sight for over 3 seconds before u can hit some one is just stuped ur better off spraying and not even aiming 360mil dollars in sales on black ops and still not working as it should the big probleme here is the lag fix the lag screw the glitchs and all the bull crap for now and make it possible to where ppl can actully play the game they payed for instead of making us wait while some ppl are happy playing ppl like me and my guilds-clans arent happy at all

November 18, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(33) Pud(NZ) says:

Ha Mate,

To be honest still having issues with fps,lag spikes and cpu useage and something new of last night 2 gpu crashs -screen just freezes have to ctrl alt del to shut down process.

i7 920 2.93ghz(main menu/browser- 8 threads at 100% useage-i can run every thing from cod 4 to medal of Honor on full settings no problems)

6 gb ddr3 ram

9800GTX+ BE GPU.

November 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm
(34) Joe says:

They have to fix the respawning error on the 360,enemies respawn behind you .its very annoying

November 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm
(35) Andrew says:

I have a ATI XFX 5770 and an ASE-380 comp and during the multiplayer I might be able to play for 10 minutes then the screen freezes and the application hangs. No major problems in singleplayer besides seeing zombie mode use 900,000 K memory from time to time. So I checked the event viewer (which you can use to tell you about everything going wrong on your comp). This is the Event ID:

The program BlackOpsMP.exe version stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel. Process ID: 1290 Start Time: 01cb8625ecc068c1 Termination Time: 496

Something is interfering with the programs connection to my computer, possibly an addon in steam. 0 malicious software on my comp and defragged, but I did recently have to recover it from a file page error. Any ideas?

November 19, 2010 at 1:20 am
(36) Spunta says:

I keep getting the black screen or players going thru walls .. I want a refund…should have gotten Medal of Honor…

November 19, 2010 at 3:58 am
(37) WIRENuT says:

Yea im still getting the stuttering issues but my big problem is I cant stop BLACK SCREENING in multiplayer it happens @ least 20-50 times a day when I try to play and I have tried everything that activision told me to try and then they just up and stopped emailing <————–What a JOKE they are…………and thxs again treyarch and activision for another poke in the buttox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm
(38) Michael says:

OMG, when I got to that Vietnam level, after i helped woods open the door, then i could see nothing in the screen but black. I mean I can shot and walk and all that just can’t see anything but black. If anyone knows how to fix this plz help, playing it in PC.

November 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm
(39) Sean says:

I realize we need to be patient (those of us with a 400 series Nvidia Card), but Treyarch has dropped the ball when it comes to communicating with the customer. They really should be bending over backwards to get us a rollout schedule for this “gpu hitching” fix. Stating that they are aware of a problem and not telling us when or how they are addressing it is a slap in the face…Get it done or tell me what’s going on!

Most sincerely,

A loyal and frustrated PC gamer

November 20, 2010 at 8:19 am
(40) Brawl says:

You’ve missed a huge glitch, during the mission Revelations, after Hudson punches you in the face you wake up with gun in your face. Hudson then proceeds to explain everything but after the first line his character model stands up straight, glasses appear on his face and he wields an AK-47. After a second or so he goes back to normal but he freezes, though subtitles still appear and the background moves so it’s not the entire game the freezes its just Hudson.

November 21, 2010 at 1:22 am
(41) Scott Pyper says:

Here the problem I have recently encountered while playing CODBO: in the middle of playing the screen will simply freeze frame.

November 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm
(42) dj says:

game freezez up at last stage when hudson pointe d gun on mason…..any fix for dis plz let me knw…

November 22, 2010 at 11:58 am
(43) Number 6 says:

You guys do realize that number six is actually not a bug and actually a game play issue right? The prompt on the screen actually says “Keep hitting F, X, Square” Depending on the system. So it is actually a game play issue. If you don’t do what your told to do then your guy is going to stay knocked out during that scene instead of waking up and pushing the dead body off of him.

November 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm
(44) Response 39 says:

Hey response 39, thanks for the spoiler warning… /sarcasm

November 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm
(45) Sean says:

Bug #8, the one about Nvidia 400 series cards, this also includes the nVidia 480 GTX.

November 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm
(46) UTS_Eggy says:

I’m getting the ‘traditional’ poor performance.
Win7 Pro 64-bit
CPU (E8400 @ 3.6Ghz) runs at 80-100%
GPU (GTX285 1Gb)runs at around 60% @ 1920×1200 everything on auto expect AA which is off
The process takes a whopping 1.7Gb ram during normal gameplay (when I say normal, i mean jerky, low FPS normal)

Soundcard (which was my first thought) X-Fi fatality gamer pro, again latest drivers.

No overheating issue, watercooling keeps temps at around 55C for both CPU and gpu

GPU Driver is 260.99 (

Running round is not great but as soon as I pull the trigger it’s like treacle, that’s why i tought about sounds as more channels are in use. I might have a play around or use a different card, see if that makes any odds.

November 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm
(47) Mucronis says:

same problem as Brawl (Post 39) in the Single Player.

And the “FPS” lag in MP at normal or high quality graphix ( allthough this might come from an somewhat old and outdated comp.)

then there’s the game freezes that occur from time to time, resulting in me having to do a CTRL- ALT- DEL to get out of it to close it. (and it’s status is set to not responding there.)

My comp and such.

Intel core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHZ.
Windows Vista home premium 32bit version / service pack 2
4 gig RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT with drivers from the 260.99 pack release.

onboard sound card from Realtek (Realtek High Defenition Audio, unsure about the drivers on that one, have allways had a hard time getting new / updated drivers for it)

hopefully this info can help me, you and / or us in some way.

I’d report it straight to treyarch but i couldn’t find any sort of contact info on the BO web page. ( Remember i had some prob with the old CoD MW1 back in the day, reported it on there site, and got a solution within a day)

December 1, 2010 at 2:41 am
(48) Levi says:

I have compiled a list of bugs related to PS3 Split Screen Zombies mode. Some may apply to 360, and likely few apply to PC.


December 1, 2010 at 3:43 am
(49) eewder says:

i’m having this bug in SP in a mission
basically i am in the middle of the mission and there is this cutscene where the game freezes, the sound is off but the subtitles go on
anyone whith the same prob?

December 1, 2010 at 3:47 am
(50) eewder says:

basically its the same prob has Brawl ( #39)

December 1, 2010 at 11:46 am
(51) tedd says:

Ninja Pro Perk for on-line play is supposed to make the enemy’s footsteps louder. But instead it makes friendly footsteps louder — sort of counter-productive and opposite from the older Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, where the corresponding Perk was “Sit Rep” and “Sit Rep Pro” made the enemy’s footsteps louder.

Obviously, a programmer reversed a truth table for the perk.

December 4, 2010 at 12:50 am
(52) Yohan says:

About Comment #39……I solved that glitch by changing my video settings……Just change your VIDEO MODE to 800X600 and switch ANTI-ALIASING to OFF…..and also switch NO in the AYNC EVERY FRAME……..

No more sun glasses or AK47……try those changes n see….

December 16, 2010 at 3:15 am
(53) Shaun Stander says:

**** *** Treyard or something! Your patched made black ops stop working, black screen every few min in multiplayer. I will NEVER buy any game from them…………….

December 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm
(54) maxpay047 says:

hey gents,

it was a pretty nice trip while playing with call of duty black ops but i just dono what happened for it when Hudson give mason a punch it just freez or i dono how to explain it!! i can hit Escap button , change settings and so on stuffs but on game nothg i can do!! just Hudson standing up with his AK-47.

Any help will be highly considerable.



December 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm
(55) RetCop9855 says:

In Keeping with your bug fix “ID #” – “6″ Nam DEFECTOR mission opening the door and you get blow-en into a basement, and at this point screen goes BLACK. replayed this mission so many times I lost count. To game back got new one thinking it was the disk, wrong same problem happen with new disk. the 1.5 patch (update) was applied still have the same problem. At the time of this writing I was not aware some resolve issue with square button being pressed several times on PS3 controller. will have to try that in AM!

December 26, 2010 at 9:11 am
(56) jim says:

I have purchased the game for my PC and have yet to play it. When starting the game, it plays the intro, then goes to the main screen (push any key to continue) and goes nowhere from there. Just stays locked up. Prior to that when first starting it, it shows the message – that it wasn’t shut down properly and offers to play in safe mode which I have tried with same results. This was after 5 hours of instillation time on Christmas while I patiently waited. Very dissappointed.

December 27, 2010 at 7:49 pm
(57) GAWRION says:

Bug – i have fuzzy, smudgy aiming view. When i aim i cannot see anything.. Loading times are also very long. There are no progress barss and when the game keeps loading – u even dont know if its hang up or still loading. Very poor game.. They havent got testers? Crisis? Dont have moey for testing?

December 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm
(58) yawnyman says:

well for my brother, it is getting into the intro video on single player, and then it just freezes while the sound still works…. pulling up task manager, it says that it is not responding…. i am not sure if this is a game bug or his computer. plz help

December 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(59) Walter Deuce says:

Issue 1: When playing zombies…if i reach a high level like 35 or so…and then play again and only reach 24…it will erase my highest level and replace it with the lower level.

Issue 2: Zombies also does not record every high level. say i play and reach 20, and then play again and reach 30…the game won’t take off the 20 and put up the 30.


December 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm
(60) jay says:


January 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm
(61) BT says:

Bought the game for my pc, Duel core 2.1 Ghz 2gig ram, updated my video card to Galaxy Gt 430 and it still will not allow me to play a multi player game. About 4-5 mintes in, It jumps to 100% cpu and freezes me up. I have yet to finish a game in multi player. Solo, also aginst zombies online works fine…. Keep getting a Direct9 3D error. What the hell?

January 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm
(62) Adam says:

I’m having the same problem as Jay. Occasionally, when I try to sprint, my character either jumps or switches weapons, which is extremely frustrating. I just started playing the game for the first time in a month, never had any issues before, but it is now it is freezing and almost unplayable because of this annoying bug.

January 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm
(63) ryanbill31 says:

My problem is when i start the game up….it tells me that it appears the game was not shut down properly last time (false) Then it asks to start in safe mode or normal. You click either one and it goes black like the game is starting…then nothing…it goes right back to your game list on steam. Do the steps again and again…same outcome. Restart pc…shut down….nothing works. Then one day it works fine….but now back to errors.

February 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm
(64) mark says:

why does when hudson punch me in the revelation part the game suddenly freeze..

February 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm
(65) kenneth says:

why does when hudson punch me in the revelation part the game suddenly freeze..

February 15, 2011 at 7:29 am
(66) Tony says:

Answer for the Black Screen in Vietnam? – You need to re-start the level and when you get to the door instead of holding down the button to push it open just tap it very quickly and as soon as the tank shoots the car stop tapping the button.

I was on the PC version but the fix is the same on all formats I believe.

February 27, 2011 at 3:39 am
(67) slayerzomby says:

Hey guys, my singleplayer crashes after the intro movies end(We went in to kill Castro), the screen just goes black but sometimes I can move my crusor (the cod one).

My system is: Intel Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.50GHz
3.25GHz RAM and my graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 5600 series
Could use any help from anyone.

March 2, 2011 at 1:39 am
(68) Evangeline says:

can any1 help me ?

i got bug at Crash Site Mission when i allready on Plane but their is nothing happend

hope any1 can help me i want finnish this game T,..,T

March 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm
(69) Gabe says:

hey i still get some lag issues….it does not run as smooth as xbox. i had les lag issues in mw2 then BO. y is this. i have a good proccesser and ram. i also frequently get crashes. is it bcause of the private servers? please reply back thx

March 8, 2011 at 1:53 am
(70) XxKINGofKINGSxX says:

Thiz game is cool an all but i sat at home for a week straight playin it an got to prestige lvl 12 but wen i turned my xbox off every thing went back to the very begining so i quit i an started playin mw2. Infinity ward needs to hurry up wit mw3 cuz quick scope was totaly awsum an stuff but i hate wat happeded wit dis game!!!!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2011 at 4:20 am
(71) NiteMareOFsolomon says:

Im getting it frequently and Im sure others are as well, the lost levels deal keeps hapening,,, even after the patch they said they did 5 days ago,,, sigh,,, (PC USER)

March 29, 2011 at 3:48 am
(72) Matt says:

i bought this game a few days ago and when i start up the game the cut scenes and menus are fine but when i go in the campaign or zombies everything is silhouetted and all the guns are a metalic silver i canot see faces or dorrs or even walls eveything is just really shiny or black

also after completing the first level my screen goes white then freezes

what can i do ?

March 31, 2011 at 7:43 am
(73) MW3 FORUM says:

You’ve some helpful ideas! Maybe I ought to consider doing this by my self. Cheers
MW3, Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3, COD8

April 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm
(74) Tyler says:

When I went to collect intel i found that none of them were there. I went to the main menu and it said that I had ALL of the intel, even though I have never even touched one. Now I can’t collect any of them and I can’t get that one last acheivement for Black Ops. Will somebody please help me? I have no idea what to do.

April 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm
(75) Yoda says:

If you invert the Y axis for the mouse, it does not apply when using guided weapons like the TOW and the missile you shoot at the Soyuz. I’ve seen the same issue in at least one other FPS but can’t remember which. It’s puzzling how such a bug snuck past QA, but I dig the game on the whole.

April 22, 2011 at 8:43 am
(76) ri4ka says:

They should make a patch to fix the ,,Revelations” mission bug.You can’t complete the game ‘cuz when Hudson grabs you and points his gun,then accidentally he stands with black glasses and AK-47!!! WTF??? and then it crashes

April 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm
(77) UZUMAKI says:

is there an solution for problem said by”ri4ka” cuz i too got the same problem.when hudson point the gun the screen get freeze by showing hudson face but subtitle keepz runnin.

if therea solution please mail me back.

April 25, 2011 at 8:39 am
(78) yasesr says:

I loved this

May 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm
(79) Jameson says:

Did anyone ever get # (6) fix? I’ve tryed like 20+ times and it happens every time, even let it sit for hours seeing if he ever got out but all that he did was die. really pissing me off that i cant play the full game.

June 26, 2011 at 5:45 am
(80) Jeffro says:

Tony on #66 your advice worked for the black screen in Vietnam!!! CHAMP!!

July 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm
(81) daman1235john says:

i hope they find a way to patch all the aimbot programs people are using on black ops. people dont relize that cheating doesnt make you look good or skilled it makes you look stupid and it ruins the game for the real gammers that dont download cheat programs. im talking to all the ones that know where everyone is and shoots you no matter where you are its always same person. i know when i shoot i show up a red dot but when i respawn and dont shoot the same person kills me every time no matter where i am and they can shoot and kill you with 1 or 2 shoots before your even seen. yeah im talking about them cheaters.. activision needs to do something about this before i get me a law suit. im tired of paying high prices for there game i cant play online because they wont patch program cheaters. ACTIVION DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE CHEATERS !! THATS WHY YOU CANT GET MANY PEOPLE ONLINE TO PLAY. MAKE IT FAIR FOR EVERYONE WITH CHEATERS OR PATCH THEM ALL. mIM SO SICK OF CHEATERS !!!!!

July 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm
(82) Salinas657 says:

I’m playing black ops veteran mode on the mission WMD and at the end of the mission when your in a big hanger weaver just disappears and I can’t pass the mission???

July 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm
(83) Jason says:

Since the last patch for PS3 i noticed that i would pick up a gun that either i have not bought or unlocked for purchase yet that it would have my EMBLEM AND CLAN TAG on the gun.

August 31, 2011 at 2:34 am
(84) woods says:

for the hudson glitch where the story freezes…try to lower the graphics, all of them, the resolution, bullet impacts,anti-aliasing, turn them all of.. it worked for me

September 12, 2011 at 7:55 am
(85) Soron says:

i have installed the call of duty black ops ,
installed the .dll extension file and
installed the steam as well

but still i have not able to start the GAME

so tell me the solution to the problem

September 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm
(86) Tyler says:

Signed a contract to get 5 kills without dying using a sniper rifle, i completed the contract and it came up listed that i had completed the contract after getting the 5 kills without dying, after the match it had said i had not completed the contract still and still had a time limit to complete it. Was pretty pissed off after completing that to realise it had not worked

September 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm
(87) peter says:

well im having a problem loading my maps…
nuketown is around 40 seconds every other map for multiplayer is around 1 minute and 45 seconds.
zombies is the most annoying, its around 2:45-3:15 to load.
whats my problem how can i fix it? PLEASE REPLY!

October 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm
(88) Jony says:

In Call of the Dead, if you finish Romero with a Babuchka Doll special grenade or however it’s called, the Perk Bottle and the Death machine power-ups appear in a random water spot where Romero can respawn instead of where he was “killed”.

October 21, 2011 at 8:06 am
(89) Holly says:

For the Hudson freezing glitch press all your buttons on the controller and it somehow gets through it

November 16, 2011 at 10:22 am
(90) kyle says:

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March 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(91) Joey says:

Theres no hope for cod world at war and black ops is heading that way on xbox. I will not buy another call of duty game….along with 10 friends I play with until they repair all cheats. I am sick of shooting at players that wont die…..or your game freezes when you try to kill 1 certain player….every time….they walk through walls….their shotguns shoot ammo like a machine gun…..they float in air like peter pan…..and no..it’s not getting better….it’s getting worse!

November 13, 2012 at 3:47 am
(92) kurtis says:

For some reason I can’t get a higher resolution than 1600 x 900 on the setting in game, however I have a MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB and a 40 inch LED screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution?

January 27, 2013 at 1:25 am
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November 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm
(94) Devin says:

For some reason, when i open it, a message will pop up, stating, “It appears Call of Duty: Black Ops did not quit properly the last time it ran. Do you want to run the game in safe mode?” i click yes and it doesn’t open at all.

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