Starting today and continuing until midnight in Hawaii, Call of Duty: Black Ops is being released to an anxious public. The game, which sequels Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the second best-selling video game of all time, is being shipped to both retail stores and digital download and is available for the Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS systems.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is the seventh game of the franchise series and promises to immerse the user in intense, realistic, war battle scenes, much like those featured in the previous installments. Black Ops also includes some new features to the series, namely customizable weaponry, expanded online head-to-head options and a broader arsenal of weapons — including crossbows with exploding bolts, pyrotechnic shells and ballistic knives.
For PC users, the game features an extensive multiplayer game which allows users to run their own servers via hosting provided by GameServers.com, one of the world’s largest Game Server Providers. Users with their own server have the option to run either Ranked or Unranked Servers. Ranked Servers will allow users to obtain XP, which will contribute to promotions and unlocks. They can’t, however, be modified with addons and the amount of customization is limited. Unranked Servers are moddable, however do not track XP.