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.
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.
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.
Listen everyone just because there are some changes does not mean to quit pc.Maybe this is for the better i hated those servers that were crouch only and stuff and espectially Treyarch gave us what we all asked for and they even made there own anti cheat system this year and you know how would you feel being the new devloper trying to give the pc communitty what they want then u guys come on here and yell about saying omg im leaving the pc communitty if u wanna go play xbox live like the kiddies do enjoy those modded lobbys and stuff i enjoy pc for one reason because i hate modded lobbys.Stay and wait do not leave buy the game and actually try it what they did this year is a big step and your all scared to take this big step with treyarch im going to take the big steps with treyarch.but atleast try this game out this year we gotta revive the pc communitty and i have big plans this year so if u wanna back down go ahead for the pc players staying congrats.