Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer Has Split-Screen! Other Details Included

Thank God they’re including split-screen this time around. I’m pretty sure the only reason you couldn’t play online with two players and one system was to sell more Modern Warfare 2 games, but whatever, they’ve fixed that problem apparently.

Yes, fear not fellow gamers, because it has been confirmed that you can play two-player, split-screen, online with one system. The second person can be logged in as a guest (i.e. “Bro_seph” and “Bro_seph(1)”). Guests can rank up, earn unlocks etc., but their progress won’t be saved. If instead you’d rather play your own account, you can do that as well (PSN only confirmed, so I’m unsure about Xbox Live). The second person who is split-screening with you can rank up etc. just like normal.

They’ve also made some changes to the custom games editor which allows more freedom in how you can set up matches. Players can set time/score limit, and which weapons, perks, and gear are available. The custom game you make can be put into your file share for other people to use as well, which is a cool feature.

An in-game friends list will allow you to easily see combat records and recent games, join friends’ games easily, and see who you’ve recently played with so you can message them or send a friend invitation. All of this is in-game, so you don’t have to mess around with the standard PSN browser (or Xbox Live browser, assuming all of these features are the same).

Online-gaming is serious business. Now you can choose to play locally so your bullets don’t lag.

Other new features allow you to choose whether or not you want to play locally, or with players from other regions. Players will also now be able to join games that are already in progress. A party leader can lock down his lobby to Invite Only, Friends Only, or even simply close it.

Lastly, when players prestige, their Emblems will not reset, but everything else will.

That’s all of the “little-known facts” of Call of Duty: Black Ops for now. The game’s release date for PS3 and Xbox 360 is November 9th.

The original story can be found on PlayStation.Blog

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