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The 7th Call of Duty game and the fourth 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 are some tips for shooting down spy planes?

I heard its possible to shoot down a spy plane, but when they are deployed I can't even see them. Where on the map do they normally hang out, in the center, or does it move? Tips for shooting it ...
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Do I need to have a perk on in order to get credit towards a pro perk?

In Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3) do I need to have a perk activated in order to get credit towards a pro perk? For example: I want the Warlord Pro perk and I need to get 10 kills with a frag/semtex ...
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Nothing but lockups for me

So I bought Black Ops for my PC about a month ago, because a couple of my friends were harassing me to no end to get it. The game is fairly fun (Zombies is awesome), but I've dealt with nothing but ...
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What are clan tags for in Call of Duty - Black Ops?

Other than being a set of characters next to your name what is its function? Does it do anything like automatically group you with members of your clan?
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What perk challenges are easiest to make “pro”?

Of all the perks, which has the easiest challenges for upgrading to "pro"?
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Call of Duty Black Ops Perks

I'm playing the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Of the perks available, I'm thinking of going for the stealth perks, but was wondering which perks combined together do you think is the ...
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CoD Black Ops: Thunder Gun

Is there any ammo for the thunder gun apart from the 12 shots when you unlock it?
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Black Ops: how to avoid the “Set optimal settings” and “Run in safe mode” dialogs?

is there a way to avoid the following two dialogs? I always select 'No' but the dialogs kept appearing. Thanks for your help.
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How much footage can Black Ops' theatre mode store?

Is there a limit to how much data Theatre Mode can store (for example, X number of minutes or X matches), or is it just limited by the amount of memory left in your console (or computer's) hard drive?
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Call of Duty Black Ops - Direct3DDevice9::Present Failed: Ran out of memory

Many times my game just crashes giving error "Direct3DDevice9::Present Failed: Ran out of memory (-2147024882)". I can not even complete the second mission of campaign (Vorkuta). My system is ...
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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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Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Back Ops Controller mapping

Is it possible to have the same button/controller layout for Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops? I have a lot of experience with Reach and only started playing Black Ops. I am having difficulty ...
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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 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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Leveling up online in Call of Duty: Black Ops? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a fast way to get built up in Black Ops multiplayer? Aside from the standard kills, winning matches, and using the same gun, what other ways will help you level up ...
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Motion sensors in hardcore

Unless you have a spy plane up, they seem totally useless. Am I missing another use for them?
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Call of Duty: Black Ops vs Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - CoDPoints vs Unlocking

From what I understand, all unlocks are obtained in Black Ops through purchasing with CoD Points, which are obtained from leveling. In Modern Warfare 2, unlocks are available by getting certain ...
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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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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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Does the suppressor (silencer) attachment do anything for you in hardcore matches?

Does the suppressor (silencer) attachment do anything for you in hardcore matches? I understand that it lessens the flash and sound of the gun, but compared to core games it seems a bit less useful. ...
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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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Can a Tactical Insertion be destroyed by another player?

I'm intrigued by Tactical Insertion. It seems it could be very fun in some game types. I've never really seen it used though, in game. Can other players see your Tactical Insertion? If so can they ...
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Is it possible to “try out” guns?

I am just starting out and it's expensive to buy guns just to find out that I dislike them. Where can I test weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops?
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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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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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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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Does Call Of Duty: Black Ops from Direct2Drive require Steam?

As the title says I cant seem to find any information about this , it does have a notice saying it requires 3rd party software but it doesn't say what. The other reason I ask is because MW2 always ...
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Is Zork and the arcade zombies the only thing the terminal gives access to in Black Ops?

I know from breaking free in the chair in Black Ops, you can access the arcade Zombies with doa and Zork with zork. Are there any others?
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How does the Hardline Pro perk work?

I've heard a good amount of chatter about the Hardline pro perk, but I still can't wrap my head around how the pro perk works. With Hardline Pro, when you get a care package, does it prompt you to ...
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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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What are the numbers in the upper right corner?

In Call-Of-Duty Black-OPS and Modern-Warfare-2, there are 2 series of numbers in the upper right corner. I thought they could be be an IP but one of these numbers is 0 in MW2. I thought they could ...
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Are there any advantages to playing COD: Black Ops Multiplayer in 3D vs. 2D?

Does anyone know if there is a big difference between the 2D and 3D versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer? I was just curious if there are any advantages to playing in 3D (players are much ...
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I am having latency problems

let me start by saying that I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, and that it's potentially geographically specific, which could make it prone to be closed; but hopefully, ...
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Do you lose all history of your completed challenges when you do a prestige reset?

When you do a prestige reset do you lose all history of your completed challenges? Do you get to re-do challenges for points? I'm interested in both knowing what challenges I have completed or not ...
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How can I cancel the use of a tactical insertion in Black Ops

In certain game modes (e.g. Demolition) in Black Ops I might use the Tactical Insertion equipment to spawn closer to the objective. If an opponent catches me dropping that tactical insertion beacon ...
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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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What do the chopper gunner kills count towards in Black Ops

I know the kills don't count towards something like a kill streak but do they apply to achievements (maybe contracts?) as well as total score at the end of the game?
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How does HQ work in Black Ops?

I'm unsure how to be effective in HQ games, how exactly does that mode work?
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BlackOps Zombie Strategy

What's your favorites strategies for the map Kino der Toten in the Zombie mod of Black Ops ?
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Question about Hardline Pro Challenge

I'm trying to unlock the Hardline Pro perk, but one of the challenges is not very clear. It says: Earn 7 killstreaks in one match while using hardline. Does that mean I have to get 2+ kills in a ...
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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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Why does the final kill cam only show up sometimes in objective games?

It seems like the final kill cam in Black Ops only shows up reliably in death match type games. What determines if the final kill cam is displayed or not in objective games (Domination, CtF, etc)? ...
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Where is the VIP code I need to link my online account to my gamertag in Xbox 360?

To link my online account to my gamertag in Xbox 360 I apparently need a VIP code. Where do I find that in Black Ops?
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Will the extra zombie maps for Black Ops be made available in the PlayStation Store?

Since the normal copy of Black Ops will only give you 3 Zombie maps, is there any chance of the extra zombie maps coming to sale to the PlayStation Store or perhaps free download? Need to know about ...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Co-op

Does COD:BO (on XBOX 360) have an offline co-operative mode for the campaign like Gears of War, Halo 3 or Borderlands do?
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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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Why can I not find servers with ping lower than 180?

I've been playing Black Ops Multiplayer for about a week now, and something's been annoying me for a while. I can never find any servers with ping lower than 180. Ever! I live in Brazil, and there ...
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Split Screen Online Echo issue

If I add a second controller when playing COD:BlackOps online anybody who talks has a bad echo. Its almost like we are receiving two different audio streams even though we're using the same output. ...
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How does spawning work in Call of Duty: Black Ops?

I've been trying to figure out how spawning works in Black Ops multiplayer, but haven't had much success. I'm fairly new, so it may just be that I'm totally lost in the maps. In some maps (like ...
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How does punishment for team killing work in ranked servers?

How many team members can you kill before being kicked and for how long are you banned?