Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer quick start guide


Zombies won’t help you level up or earn you CP, but they are a hell of a lot of fun in their own right. You can play Kino Der Toten (“Cinema of the Dead,”) a continuation of the storyline started in the World at War DLC, upon beating the single player campaign. Or there are two unlockable zombie games: “Five” and “Dead Ops Arcade.”

Above: Break on through to the other side, yeah 

Dead Ops Arcade is unlockable at any time from the main menu of the game. Alternate pulling the left and right triggers (ADS and fire) quickly until you break free from the interrogation chair. You can now walk around the room. Find the interactive computer terminal at the back of the torture chamber and enter “DOA” to unlock Dead Ops Arcade, a wacky 4-player Smash TV-style game in which you blast your way through hordes of zombies and rabid monkeys.

Above: This would have been a devastating blow to allowances in the 80s 

“Five,” known colloquially as “Pentagon Zombies,” is unlocked upon beating the campaign. JFK, Nixon, Castro, and Robert McNamara face off against unrelenting waves of the undead in the innermost sanctum of the Pentagon. A LOL riot which should not be missed.

In closing

With these tips and tactics, you should have all your Zombies unlocked and be well on your way to your first Prestige. We were quite impressed with the breadth and depth of Black Ops multiplayer offering and think you will be too.

Nov 10, 2010

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  • jaketheripper666 - December 20, 2010 2:17 a.m.

  • GammaGames - December 5, 2010 2:26 a.m.

    My favorite wager mode by far is One in the Chamber. Im pretty good at it, and get first most of the time. People don't like playing with me so they normally leave after like 5 matches. I jsut figured something out in OitC, you get infinite sprint! I was chasing this guy and his fireds where telling him to run for his life(they where dead and watching my person)
  • civver - November 21, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    Some of this advice isn't so enlightening. The Nova Gas may be good, but you only get one of those. Better to get the drop on 2 enemies with the Concussion grenades. And I'll have to express my disapproval at encouraging the purchase and usage of the annoying RC-XD. Far better to help the team and yourself by sticking with the Spy Plane. Instead of sitting in a corner, more points can be had by going around and shooting people with foreknowledge of their location.
  • CJ5950 - November 12, 2010 9:29 p.m.

  • NightCrawler_358 - November 11, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    You know this is actually cool looking. at least Treyarch is doing unique things for a change. The CP is a clever game changing idea, and I like the new art style. Its a little more CG-ish, and it reminds me of Borderlands, just not as drastic.
  • husk94 - November 11, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    don't encourage rc spam.............
  • EDfromRED - November 11, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    Thank you very much for the excellent tips! I sent a link along to all my friends who are playing Black Ops. I was a tad intimidated faced with all the new modes and options, but now look forward to racking up the kills : )
  • jhastings21 - November 11, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    i bought the black ops hardened edition and some one told me that the medal that comes with the game if you take the foam out of the plastic case there is a serial number mine says A3 is that true?
  • NanoElite666 - November 11, 2010 6:30 a.m.

    So there's Pentagon Zombies, the original four Classic Nazi Zombies maps in one of the fancier editions (I'm not really sure on the details of this one yet), AND a whole new Nazi Zombie map? That's a lot of zombies to shoot up.
  • gangjute8 - November 11, 2010 3:33 a.m.

    I am addicted to One in the Chamber. It's so intense...
  • SeattleSound - November 11, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    Glorified version of a pellet gun
  • Ell223 - November 11, 2010 12:02 a.m.

    I tell you what is annoying. When you're winning at One in the Chamber, and everybody else leaves and makes you lose your connection and thus your earnings.
  • Twizinator - November 10, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    Stupid Amazon hasn't delivered my Prestige Edition yet. I was supposed to get it on release!
  • redoralivedemtion - November 10, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    the game looks awesome my friends are awesome hopefully I get it from them captcha:Evolu expetter uh oooookay
  • Cleanser247 - November 10, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    I'm picking Black-Ops up tonight!