The 7th Call of Duty game and the second from developer Treyarch, taking place during a series of Cold War missions rather than the previous settings of modern conflicts and World War II.

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What is lost and gained by going prestige?

What exactly is gained/lost from going prestige in Black Ops? I've heard that you keep the different layers, but not the various camo and attachments.
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How do I determine if someone is cheating in Call of Duty: Black Ops?

I've played games with some friends and they claimed that so-and-so was cheating. I honestly just thought that he was a really good player. What are some indications that someone is actually ...
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What's the best way to beat a lag switcher?

A lag switch is a mechanism that allows inserting delays into the flow of traffic on a network. When used during a video game, it has the effect of having the character appear frozen in the game while ...
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Can I play Call of Duty on the Xbox with someone on the PC?

Can I play Call of Duty Black Ops with someone on the PC if I am playing on an XBox? Or do they keep them separate? I could see why they would. A Keyboard and Mouse seems to give more control (at ...
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What's a fast way to get built up in Black Ops multiplayer?

I know there's probably not a "best" path to buying perks, but there is probably one that is more optimal than my current naive way ("Oh! this looks neat!") I'm familiar with COD (MW2), but not sure ...
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How do you get down the hill on the campaign level, SOG?

In Call of Duty: Black Ops, on the mission SOG (Vietnam), you come to a point where your orders are to push back the NVA down the hill. I've spent a lot of time slowly pushing down the hill but the ...
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What's “reviving”?

Sometimes I see people lying on the ground, waiting to be "revived". I can revive them all right, but this never happens to me. Is it random, given by a Perk or something else that I've been ...
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How do I access the hidden mini game in Call of Duty: Black Ops?

I've heard there is a hidden mini game that can be accessed from the main menu in black ops. Something about finding a terminal and entering a code. Does anyone have instructions on how to get to the ...
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What are the most notable new things in Black Ops?

What are the most notable new features and things in Black Ops, not available in Modern Warfare 2 and previous CoDs? E.g. I heard you can change your outfit.
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What determines if a player will prematurely die while downed with second chance?

I have been using Second Chance (PRO) since I started playing Black Ops the day it came out. All of my friends also use so that we may work as a team and revive each other. We have all noticed that ...
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What does it mean when a light bulb appears over someone's head?

Sometimes in multiplayer in Black Ops, I see a lightbulb appear over another player's head. What does that indicate?
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Can you actually finish Zork in Black Ops?

..or is it just a cute easter egg? context (bonus points for screenshots)
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Is Call of Duty: Black Ops based on the same engine as Modern Warfare 2?

I am planning to get black ops, but I need to know that my machine will be able to play it. The typical system reqs that they have offered on steam are not quite decipherable to me, as I've got a ...
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Is there any effective way to defend against attack dogs?

This is one killstreak reward I totally don't like (when I'm on the receiving end). I've tried knifing them (as the game suggests) but to no avail. The only effective strategy I have is to shoot down ...
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What's the difference between the Red Dot and Reflex sights?

What's the difference between the Red Dot and Reflex sights in Call of Duty: Black Ops?
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Do you HAVE to prestige?

I just hit level 50 in Black Ops. I now see the experience bar showing my next level is 1. Does that mean I will have to prestige? I thought it was optional (because there is a menu option for it ...
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How do I avoid having my gun stolen in Zombies “Five” map, around level 5 or 6?

In the Zombies map "Five" (in the Pentagon) a guy spawns sometimes that will run up and pull the gun out of your hand. I think this happens around level 5 or 6. How do you defend against this guy? I ...
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COD Black Ops Multiplayer - Is there a way to practice with killstreak rewards?

There have been countless fails I have committed when I got to use a new killstreak reward. For example, this one time I got a valkyrie rocket and like a moron I thought that the goggles on the ...
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Are there any gameplay relevant benefits of prestiging on COD:BO?

I know of the extra class slots and the various cosmetic stuff like face paints or crosshairs that are unlocked only when you prestige x times. I am not really into that. But I was wondering, if I ...
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Can I get some recommendations of efficient sentry gun placements?

Has anybody produced a guide or can give me tips on sentry gun placement in call of duty; my sentry guns are always picked off pretty quickly. I understand sentry guns are prone to a lot of attacks, ...
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Why did my RC-XD short circuit in Black Ops?

I used my RC-XD, but after 10 seconds of looking for an enemy to blow up my car became unresponsive and started fizzing. I thinks it's the equipement thing (can't think of the name off hand), but if ...
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Which contracts in Black Ops are the quickest to complete?

I've been playing Black Ops for awhile now and I continuously end up choosing the same contracts over and over because of my tendency toward certain weapon types and game types. I've been unlikely to ...
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Do Jammers disable ALL enemy equipment?

I recently noticed in Black Ops that Jammers are the bee's knees for flushing out campers. If you can't reach a claymore with a flashbang, then just set a jammer somewhere close. I noticed though ...
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What are the icons next to people's names?

When you play multiplayer, at the screen where you see how the teams are to be divided for the next game, occasionally there are icons next to people's names. What do these represent? One of them is ...
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Fastest way to level up in Modern Warfare 2 / Black Ops

What is the quickest way that you have found to level up in MW2? EDIT: I've been playing a lot of Hardcore CTF lately with friends... this has been getting me a lot of XP... we would just hold the ...
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What are all of the Pro perks in Black Ops?

In Call Of Duty Black Ops, what are all of the "pro" perks? For instance, lightweight pro is no falling damage. What are the rest?
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Taking Down Helicopters

With the M72 Law, when I look lock onto an attack helicopter and fire, the helicopter makes an evasive maneuver and I miss. It seems like the best way to take down a helicopter is just to line it ...
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Is it worth it to dual wield submachine guns?

Using the Kiparis (or any other SMG for that matter), is it efficient (or at least balanced) to use the Dual Wield attachment? Is the extra firepower worth the loss in accuracy? I ask this because I ...
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Using touch screens with FPS

Has anyone tried using a touch screen monitor with CoD:BO? Is it possible? How does it compare with using a mouse? Does it turn the game into a bit of a whack-a-mole kind of game, constantly just ...
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Call of Duty: Effectiveness of Claymores

Sometimes people set off my claymore but live through it. Is there a perk to help survive explosions from equipment, or is this simply my placement? Any tips for better placement? Thanks.
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Perfect 180 turns and aiming

I've noticed when watching some films that some players are able to do instant and perfect 180 degree spins. For example, I come up from behind and start shooting and they instantly spin and are ...
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How do I get my playercard in the final killcam?

Whenever someone gets a final kill I always see their player card and emblem on the kill cam, but when I make a final kill it only shows the gun and not my player card. How do I get it shown?
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Black ops: Playing without the map pack

Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War was an abysmal abuse of releasing map packs on xbox-live. Instead of Infinity Ward's separation of playlists (if you don't have the map pack you don't play with ...
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Can't get a crawler playing solo?

Up until recently I used to be able to get a crawler by using explosives and gain some time to rebuild barricades and get weapons in between rounds. Now I can't seem to get ANY crawlers in Solo and I ...
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How do you win the zombies mode in Call of Duty Black ops

The zombies game in Black ops (FPS one, not the top one) seems to have one obvious goal at the beginning: Restore the power. I've looked around the net and not seen any explanation of whether this is ...
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How does the attack dog killstreak work?

How many dogs spawn with the attack dog killstreak? Is there a set amount, or do they just spawn for X seconds?
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What is the meaning of the Black Ops “Ascension” numbers

During the intro of Call of Duty Black Ops one of the cut scenes has a lady read "Ascension 7-15-1-2-19-7-25-6-13-6-7-15-14-0" into a microphone. Is this relevant to anything other than the single ...
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What good is a decoy grenade in hardcore matches? Do they fool anything else like sentry guns?

If you use the decoy grenade in a hardcore match, what happens? Since the players don't have a hud, it seems like a decoy grenade would be useless. Also do they fool sentry guns or Cobra helicopters? ...
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How do you beat out campers on demolition?

I really like playing Demolition on MW3 (or any COD game) but I have problems dealing with the campers that guard the bomb. I understand how they let you blow out a bomb and then they all just migrate ...
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In Black Ops, are any of the assault rifles fully automatic?

So far, the rifle's I've come across are either burst fire or single fire. Are any of the rifles fully automatic?
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Do 'speed hacks' exist on Xbox Live Call of Duty?

I've played with people that were moving way too fast to be legit. Am I crazy, or is it possible to hack the xbox version of the game?
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In Call of Duty: Black Ops What gun is recommended for a person with horrible aim?

Also what are the best attachments for that gun?
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Controlling the RPG

How does one control the RPG (Launcher) in multiplayer? For me it seems to always go a little too high or straight into the floor, whereas my opponents seem to find my face pretty consistently. Is ...
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Prestige Transfer after starting MW3

I realise that I can get prestige tokens in MW3 for having previously prestiged in MW2/BlackOps, but after playing MW3 for a while can I now go back to the earlier games and prestige in them again to ...
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Is it possible in COD:BlackOps PS3 identify who is the “host”?

Sometimes when I play Blackops, I get a "host migration". I am assuming that it's because someone who was "hosting" a session has dropped out. I notice that it tends to happen when I am doing really ...
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Is there a way to play Call of Duty: Black Ops on LAN without an internet connection?

Is there any way i can play black ops (PC) on LAN with my friend without Internet Connection. EDIT: Even if solution requires Internet, solution must not connect to black ops servers. I just wanted ...
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How do you use the ballistic knife?

I specifically want to know how to initiate the attack animation where you stab somebody with both knives simultaneously, but any other information is welcome too.
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Can The Collector Achievement in Call of Duty Black Ops Zombie Mode be unlocked as a group?

For the achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops: The Collector - In Zombie mode, buy every weapon off the walls in a single game. I am wondering if it can be unlocked collectively as a group ...
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Where is the fusebox on the map Kino der Toten?

In COD: Black Ops Zombies, where is the fusebox and how do you get there in Kino der Toten?
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Is there any way to get past the glitch in Crash Site when in the plane

My other half is stuck in "Crash Site" in Black Ops. Having made it up to the plane she can't get the China Lake to appear and continue on. Having roamed all the way around the plane nothing triggers. ...