PC gamers will get dedicated server support for Call of Duty: Black Ops. But if you want to run your own server, you%26rsquo;re going to need to use GameServers.com. Activision and Treyarch have just announced an exclusive deal with GameServers.com to provide dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Speaking to IGN, Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin emphasized that unless players want to run their own server, Treyarch-hosted dedicated servers will be free. %26ldquo;Nobody will have to rent a dedicated server through GameServers in order to play the game. But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com,%26rdquo; explains Olin.
Prices for dedicated servers have been posted on GameServers.com. Ranked servers with a max of 18 players will cost $14.95/%26pound;9.95 per month, while unranked servers with a max of 24 players will cost $.99/%26pound;0.66. Perks for Teamspeak or Ventrillo support will cost you extra, but discounts are offered for those who want to prepay for three, six, and twelve month plans in advance.
Above: If you%26rsquo;re planning to run your own dedicated server for Call of Duty: Black Ops. You%26rsquo;ll need to use GameServers.com. You can find details on the various plans,here (opens in new tab)
In other news, the co-op campaign from Call of Duty: World at War will not be returning in Black Ops.
However, executive producer Dan Suarez recently revealed that console versions of Black Ops will have two-player, split-screen multiplayer. %26ldquo;Yes, you can play split-screen on the combat training mode and on MP (multiplayer),%26rdquo; explains Suarez in an interview on Call of Duty FAQ.
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