No modtools, no server renting and no public server files.

Black Ops II PC

No modtools, no server renting and no public serve...

What anti-cheat will be used?

Anti-cheat is a top priority for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. We have developed our own proprietary server-side anti-cheat technology which will work alongside VAC to deliver the most advanced detection and banning capabilities of any Call of Duty game to date. We have also improved our player reporting system to make it the most effective way that you can help us catch cheaters. And starting on launch day we will have a full-time dedicated pc anti-cheat team focused solely on detecting and banning cheaters. We have a zero tolerance policy on cheating. Cheaters bans are permanent.

Will Black Ops have Matchmaking or Dedicated Servers?

Both! Call of Duty®: Black Ops II PC combines matchmaking with secure ranked dedicated servers. This means that you get into Public Matches or League Play via matchmaking lobbies. It is easy to party up and play with your friends. You can adjust your classes or scorestreaks between matches. It also means that every Public or League match is hosted on a dedicated server running in one of our high bandwidth datacenters around the globe.

Will you release the server files?

No. We are keeping the server files secure to protect the game from hacking and cheating and ensure the ranking and progression system integrity.

Can I rent a server?

No. We are providing a huge number of servers around the world at no extra charge – plenty for everyone to enjoy. And we will administer the servers.

Will there be mod tools?

No.  As we continually improve and advance our in-house tools for our own content teams we are unable to provide consumer tools due to increased technical requirements, licensing restrictions, and technology dependencies.

http://community.callofduty.com/community/call_of_duty/english/black_ops_2/blog/2012/09/28/pc-online...

matuzz
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in reply to matuzz

Wow!  Surprised there's no renting of servers.

Looks like they gave the PC community the best of both worlds as far as simply playing the game though.  Party up (for those who want to play with their friends), but the game takes place on a dedicated server. 

There`s a lot more to the PC community than just playing though..  I don't know, the inability to rent a server might very well hurt the bottom line.  People who run servers for their community or clan/team are going to have a hard time justifying the purchase of this one I think.

kawz
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I'm not liking it at all.

I have no problem with no mod tools etc.

But the fact the servers will not be ran by clans/individuals sounds like a cluster $&*!

"they" will administer the servers. Seriously?

Ima pass on this bs

good luck

lastshooter
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No more infected servers?!?!

iloveshotguns
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in reply to matuzz

Thanks for the info Matuzz. And there it is. Well at least they didn't wait until October to deliver this. Probably the worse right up under MW2 as far as PC features. This should help lots of people save money by cancelling pre-orders or not ordering at all.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLv5rsgH8M6e1TwOry9sPEQ
PDE_PaulKersey
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in reply to matuzz

Looking forward to this!

whatabeer
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in reply to matuzz

Bullshit,  after reading this i had to phone and immediatley cancel my pre-order,  after the screw up of mw 3 i expected better from theese guys, i understand the matchmaking being an option too but for them to be responsible for admining the dedi servers can only go bad, administration needs to be instant with clan or player groups there on a regular basis to deal with issues.  Oh sorry there is a problem with your server, lodge a ticket we'll get it done in a few weeks when we can spare someone!!!!!!!!.  Good luck everyone and farewell.

midago73
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in reply to matuzz

Woohoo, at least they give everyone a chance to cancell their pre-orders. I don't know why Activision don't just go ahead and drop the production of PC titles, that's what they want.

LoneStar144
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in reply to LoneStar144

What I want to know is who is going to config the unranked dedicated server? Not us!

PCMavRic
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PCMavRic wrote:

What I want to know is who is going to config the unranked dedicated server? Not us!

I don't think there will be any unranked dedicated servers. Seems it will only be default Xbox settings.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLv5rsgH8M6e1TwOry9sPEQ
PDE_PaulKersey
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