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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Respawn Points a Major Problem in Multiplayer?

We have told you about various other issues surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops, but one problem we haven’t mentioned before is the respawn system in the game, and the frustration that it is currently causing gamers.

We’ve had a lot of feedback from you about the game, but most of the issues seems to lie in the respawning system of Black Ops, and while we’d love to tell you how good it is, it seems like the respawn points are making a lot of you angry.

The game seems to be respawning players must closer to the enemy compared to Modern Warfare 2, and while the spawn points in that were by no means perfect, it looks like Black Ops isn’t better off either.

Furthermore, we’ve seen that the game often respawns you in a random place next to a teammate, but this has often proved a disadvantage more than an advantage, as you often get wiped out by the rushing enemy before you have a chance to find your bearings.

Obviously, there is nothing worse than dying straight after you have respawned, so we hope Treyarch address this issue in their first patch update to the game.

If you have played a few hours of mulitplayer, let us know your thoughts on the respawning system. Is it ruining the experience for you, or do you think it’s not really an issue? We’ll update you if we hear from Treyarch regarding the situation.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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huskdrgn
huskdrgn

waiting……………………………………..

huskdrgn
huskdrgn

all this sounds like 2 me iz none of u can play worth shit…dam cry babys oh boo hoo learn ur surroundings now when n where 2 move instead of standing there looking stupid n crying cause u get spawned trapped..easy 2 get out of really it iz just now ur maps duh gesh..its all fun n GAMES 2 me why get mad…….get better..oh yeah if yeah want ta find out come at me black ops ps3 [NBK]huskdrgn

mudge
mudge

the game sucks.. spawn campers are unskilled players who take advantage.. there is nothing fun about being killed by a bunch of pussies who lack skills.. what a waste of money.. wont buy any game from this company again..

Bb
Bb

Your method (if there is a method) for respawning TOTALLY SUCKS!!! You respawn directly in front of Huey and Attack helicopters?!! WTF????!! You don’t even have a chance and you get mowed down before you realize where your at!! c’mon guys!! That sucks!!!!!

BobBently
BobBently

I can’t play multiplayer anymore.  The spawn die, spawn die rate is too high.  The maps are too small for the amount of players.    I get shot up from any & every angle.  All I want is a nice safe spot to hunker down in & “camp”.   The best way to avoid a quick spawn death, is to spawn & hit the dirt.  Just lay down flat the second you spawn & lay low.  Don’t move an inch, (this prevents someone from spawning 2 feet behind you & killing you)  Another tactic that works for me is to… Read more »

Imchasinyou
Imchasinyou

LMAO, this crap dont happen on my servers! Period! I have the rules set up to stop it, and every member of my clan can kick for it! If I catch them, I ban them with no warnings! i post rules alot so there is no excuse for it to happen! No spawn killing, no spawn trapping, no tacts in enemy base and no camping in enemy bases! Simple rules! I am now ranked top 2% in the US and top 1 %in the world! Maybe check us out for HC CTF! AAAAAA*MWIR* HC CTF  and     AAAAAA*MWIR2*Old maps HC CTF

Www Thashocka213
Www Thashocka213

WHY DO THEY ALWAYS RESPAWN BEHIND ME!!!!!! WTF

Steeve Tremblay

To be totally honest that game is epic but at the same time an EPIC FAILURE, the truth is that u can be the worst player ever n finish with 50 kills and only 5 deads. Game has major issues, n not only blackops but all the cod’s and BF’s, its all about camping now, maps are soo BIG and detailed u can hide everywhere, yeah its realistic but where’s the fun at when all these kids want is to finish with the best score n ready to camp the whole game to collect killstreaks n finish the game with… Read more »

Cas

who the hell decided to put a time limit for you to respawn? 13 -15 seconds is rediculous and you die right afterwards!!!!!!!! what a waste of time 

brittany
brittany

I have played a lot. And there has been times where I join a game in progress and the other teams have [evil] before their names and they spawn kill you. Which is very annoyin because no one on my team could move due to spawn killing and all the killstreaks they got off it.

lol
lol

i like to swap trap

john
john

p.s. if you want a better online experience get battlefield there game is more realistic and doesnt lag. but it does sometimes have the problem with spawning but very very rarely. its a better game everyone should get off bumming COD

john
john

I was just in a game of demilition and the other team were sitting camping out our spawn points so my whole team were respawning and dying striaght away. the other team werent even trying to plant the bombs just camping and getting kills. whats the point in playing a match like this if you cant do nothing just spawn die spawn die spawn die. its something they should sort out and probably could quite easily sort

Sera
Sera

Totally agree! What kind of realistic war simulation is it when enemies get in your garden etc. behind you and have it easy to kill you? I know many people will say this is a problem for campers but if you order care packs or a sam you will have to wait there until you possibly get killed by enemies spawning. That sucks especially if the packs are good

Grimsickle
Grimsickle

Very frustrated with certain aspects of this game. Because of the poor spawn points I am constantly killed from behind after securing an area. Every spot in the map seems to be conveniently vulnerable from 5 plus angles, and although this eliminates camping it also makes it impossible to stay alive and the constant death at the hands of unseen opponents regardless of skill adds a ridiculously unrealistic feel to the gameplay. I don't know why the most basic communication functions are not included in the game, nobody knows who the person talking is relative to their map location and… Read more »

Rob
Rob

All I’ve played since MW1 is HC HQ and me and my network of friends used to dominate every game hardly ever letting the opposing team capture even one objective. But in Black Ops, we’re lucky to cap even one HQ most of the time. The spawns are just ridiculous. We’ll spawn on the HQ side of the map, get into the HQ and before we have a chance to get set up to hold it down, the whole enemy team spawns where we did, wipes us out, then we respawn as far away from the HQ as possible making… Read more »

steve
steve

its a game! go outside and run around for a while, burn off all that fat that you aquire from sitting on your ass while playing video games

Juha
Juha

Hmm.. There is lots of problems that Game is freezing when playing nazi zombies.. Its not about my computer because I have lots of games and none of them seems to freeze.

SAM_04
SAM_04

Treyarch has put in tactical insertions for a reason if you DO NOT like their SPAWN POINTs get Tac Insertion and make your own spawn point simple

b4ifucuRU18
b4ifucuRU18

i think its cause you get spawned near a teamate who dies just as you spawn

Jim
Jim

I'm fine with the respawning in every game mode, except where the spawn locations are set. I've had plenty of fun games of Demolition, but when you end up with a bunch of people on the other team that are just playing to rack up kills and not for fun, they just camp the spawn locations, rack up the kill streaks, call in the dogs and Huey and you are lucky to move before you are killed. I think the people are the real problem, not so much the game.

Jack Thew

its a major annoyance, and still a very present problem, often the enemy spawn behind you you may just as well wait at the point you spawn at

steve
steve

its far worse than modernwarfare, its very frustrating

Kota813
Kota813

If you really study the spawn system and look at where everyone is when people respawn it isnt so bad.

whoisjamesearl
whoisjamesearl

I love the Call of Duty franchise… The newest addition has been frustrating to say the least. There has been many days now that I'm yelling due to getting killed from a spawning enemy either behind me or I spawn next to an engaging enemy. I play CAPTURE THE FLAG to fix these problems myself. The spawning seems to be localized to bases and it takes way from my frustrations.

rigid ranger
rigid ranger

Eff yeah spawning is all effed up. (360). I mean, so I kill a Guy and he respawns behind me? What’s the point of having all these buildings with windows and all this crap to climb up on if you can’t camp? I thought semi-realism is what these games were trying to achieve. What armed military just runs around in circles when they fight. Maps too small. Nuketown is an eff’n joke just like rust on mw2. I’d go back to mw2 if I hadn’t traded it for black ops. Just waiting for Homefront (preordered) wide open maps, can actually… Read more »

smoot
smoot

I was playing a private match free for all with 3 players on Nuketown. I was killed in the middle by a player in the green house upstairs. I respawned in the room immediately behind him. I killed him as my body was just hiting the ground.

You can spawn trap on summit like a mutha too. I can kill a guy and know exactly where he'll spawn.

I've played on Firing Range and watched players spawn in front of me on free for all. I played MW2 extensively. I never experienced this problem with that game.

MartysCZ
MartysCZ

Yeah respawns suck, best was when I respawned in napalm instantly dead… or when teamate spawned in front of my right when I was firing so I killed him… And spawning and being immidiately under fire is not so uncommon. This and endless enemies respawn in singleplayer must be fixed!

Ross
Ross

I played a Team Deathmatch just before – one of the first matches I'd played on multiplayer. It went something like this: Spawn with the team. Find an appropriate place with cover to engage the enemy. Lay fire upon enemy on a four bar green connection [which I'm assuming is <100ms]. Take one bullet from an assault rifle – die. Look at the killcam – while I had hit detection, the enemy didn't register any damage. Respawn. Get bearings in literally two seconds, run three steps, shot and die. Respawn and immediately turn corner – shot and die. Respawn and… Read more »

HALOisBETTER
HALOisBETTER

The spawn system for Black Ops sucks. There's absolutely no consistency. They need to pick one side of the map, give that side to your team, and continue to spawn your team there until that spot is completely overrun. Then and only then is it OK to change spawn points on you. NO MORE SPAWNING IN RANDOM LOCATIONS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ENEMIES!!

XARHS007
XARHS007

i want fix the lag on pc…when i m playing call of duty black ops i have "lag". it s not exactly lag it s something like lag…. if they can fix that problem… a lot of people have this problem on pc… 9/10 people have this problem

PRICEY
PRICEY

IN MY OPINION I THINK THAT BLACK OPS IS BETTER THAN MW2 OR COD4 THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE PURCHUSING OF THE WEPON ATTACHMENTS BUT IN ANY OTHER WAY IT IS JUST AWFUL!

Juice Jones
Juice Jones

its so sad. This is ABSOLUTELY THE WORST respawning game COD has ever put out. Its amazing how you can use a spy plane, see every1 totally far away, and as soon as you throw a care package down(by the way, that you struggled like hell to get) all of a sudden, not just 1, but sometimes 2 & 3 enemies respawn right there to smoke your boots! I honestly camped in 1 spot(with my back to a corner) for almost 2 min 2c how long it would take 4some1 to come in.(NOTHING) I then purposely faced the wall and… Read more »

brandon
brandon

spawn system is definately screwed up and it maked me angry to play…not what i want in agame…especially call of duty

matt
matt

ive seen people spawn in black ops on my screen more than mw2 and how could i stand a chance against an enemy i just killed who spawns behind me, and knows my position?

Jynx
Jynx

Those of you saying that there are no problems with the spawning system, take a look at this the link following this post. Many times, I kill someone and then their teammate spawns right behind me and kill me. I've used the theatre mode many times and it's just ridiculous. We are not whining, we are pointing out the issue that is causing much frustration. I've learned to deal with the crappy spawn system by checking behind me every now and then, but sometimes that's not enough. I've hardly had spawning issues with CoD 4 and MW2, but in this… Read more »

mike
mike

Its horrible in demolition…there are only a couple of spawn points per side, and now everyone is figuring them out they simply camp the spawn. Take Havannah for instance. If you're defending, then you're at the top of the map in one of 3 locations. If you're attacking, you're at the bottom in one of three locations. There's no strategy to it, simply put in a tactical insertion by the opponents spawn locations, When they re-spawn, with the lag, you'll have mega kills! Then you can use the sam turret, care package, get dogs or chopper gunner!!! Simple solution, change… Read more »

nubski
nubski

the spawn system is utterly horrible. I cant tell you how many times in hc tdm I spawn in front of a guy and get insta killed. Its just rediculous.

nibirushock
nibirushock

i do not like this game always gettin shot or knifed in the back

Neil Jones

On Jungle got spawned just where someone was dishing out death with chopper gunner… and straight away respawned in the same place… and again, and again… 8 times in total. Though was stupidly pressing X to respawn straight away 🙁

Paul
Paul

I still get a kill streak but i constatly have to turn around back and forth back and forth just to make sure that nobody spawns right behind me. I don't know why a player would spawn directly in behind me when their team is'nt anywhere near me. More than half the time my killstreaks are ended because of this. This surely needs to be fixed!

senior
senior

its not only the respwans whats wrong into this game, its also the gamers how know exactly were game starting and after witch times the respwans turn around to div.locations. into some games hanging out a spectator…well they been used for know exactly were we sitting/going as well.{i will getting kickt for not actieve playing,so why spectators not? would be nice if respwan rapers getting killed themself if or better take away there xp points as punisment for molesting gameplay. i find it most diffecult to get my part off the streaks when people start shooting into my back for… Read more »

Erik
Erik

I was playing firing range just a few minutes ago and it kept spawning me in the same spot but there was a sniper in a window looking into the spawn, i got killed 5 times before a team mate killed this guy, i am very displeased

Mike
Mike

If they could take the best elements of MW2 and Black Ops combined with the spawn system of COD4 then you'd have a masterpiece.

SupremeKai510
SupremeKai510

the respawn system in black ops is broken. no matter what map you play on, there is a high chance of you spawning near an enemy or an enemy spawning near you. this has nothing to do with being a true COD player or adapting to the respawn system. we should not have to worry about an enemy spawning near us and should not have to worry about dying right when we spawn. there needs to be a patch because this game has great potential. also, the voting system to choose the map is broken. i once played on nuketown… Read more »

RICHIE
RICHIE

YES SPAWNING is a MASSIVE joke, thay have kill the game off no fun anymore just endless spawn kill ribbish SORT IT OUT!

Steven
Steven

Black ops has too many problems, I cant play this game. The graphics are jerky, the re-spawning is horrible enemies re spawn behind you, the sound and music sounds cheap, lag, I could go on and on. This game prefers you camp. Forget about running around trying to find people to shoot. I'm selling my copy.

klokloco2009
klokloco2009

In Team Deathmatch I've been killed twice by the same enemy in a matter of 10 seconds. He kills me and I spawned a corner away from him and he killed me again. Everytime I spawn I have to rush out and look around to NOT get killed again. I've also seen in the last kill cam where i've shot someone 3-4 times with a shotgun before I actually kill them. I think 2 shots should be fine for shotgun kills and 1 shot if its very close range. I'm tired of shooting someone with a shotgun and they turn… Read more »

Alan
Alan

It's stupid to have an enemy spawn 5 feet away from you then knife you in the back. That's when the game gets turned off!

YOxMUTHASxLUVA
YOxMUTHASxLUVA

Spawn and take 3 steps and there is a good chance an enemy just spawned behind you. Clear an area and keep your back to it and an enemy spawns in that area and shoots you in the back. I have never played a first person shooter except Black ops where you are running full speed and an enemy spawns directly in front of you and you run into them.

DJCAPITAN
DJCAPITAN

respawning i one of the worse thing of Black ops , and yes , is very very annoying no only in Nuketown , is completely stupid that your enemy reborn behind you leaving you without possibilities to do nothing, if you are in HQ you never make it because in the middle of the way you die for some shot behind you and in that moment the opposite team capture the HQ o you lose, cmon WTF is that !!! Treyarch better fix that ^&%^% quick because for the moment Black ops sucks and i have no even chance to… Read more »

Quinton
Quinton

after playing cod black ops for maybe 10 minutes ive noticed the respawning system sucked @#$!!! im hoping that treyarch is going to try and fix this problem because it is becoming a major problem!!!

Tuck
Tuck

The game isn't bad! It is more balanced, no noobtubing, no commando, no overpowered weapons,.. But I hate respawn system, there is also too much lag.;; Sometimes i have to hit an enemy 3 times and sometimes i have to hit him like 1 times! Knifing is just based one luck… sometimes you can knife someone like u have commando, sometimes u can't even knife him when u stand against him… Summit is the worst map ever, … respawn is shit there…

Zach
Zach

fuck black ops, it's not just the the respawning. trust me. why is the sniper rifle even in the game. the maps are so wide open and random that there's no strategy involved. fuck this game. i want my MW2 back.

elfueerte
elfueerte

Yeah I think the spawn sistem is al fucckkked up but depends the way you look at it I did 76 kills and 10 death at nuke town, calling dog 2 times if u know they spaming point why u don’t take advance off.

Rawb
Rawb

It would be such a relief if the respawn timer from hardcore team deathmatch had been removed. I've played hardcore modes since Modern Warfare released. Now I am forced to play Black Ops in normal mode, which is a crying shame…
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Leigh
Leigh

Last Treyarch product I buy. I thought I would give them a chance after the debacle that was WoW, but it looks and feels almost exactly the same as that piece of rubbish. Jumpy movement, terrible sound and, and , and….
MW2 was so good. Already gutted i bought this.

Dale
Dale

The game is absolutely horrible.

Party needs fixed
Lobby needs fixed
Spawning needs fixed
The guns feel weak with barelly anything to make them more powerful at all
The killstreaks are overpowered and the chopper gunner is a joke on small maps
nuketown map sucks

I got ripped off 80 dollars, grats treyarch on running another COD into the ground. All their games just flat out suck and they should just quit. Unreal….

Jack
Jack

THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM!!!! What is the point of playing a game where most of the times half of your deaths come from these "spawn kills." When the winners of these games aren't based on whos team were more skilled, and is more reliant on who can get more of those lucky spawn kills its not even worth playing. no one who plays this game can ever truly claim that a win came completely from skill, and that is how bad it is. Oh and a little side note; this is not a new thing this has been a… Read more »

Cazo
Cazo

The spawn issue should have been corrected on day 1 of the testing. Someone had to have realized that when they died they spawned in the same spot to die again. There are maps that are worst then others but a problem is a problem. We also build clans, and like to be able to add their friends to a match, which is nearly impossible. You might be able to play ONE game but that's it, your dumped out of the game and have to regroup, if you can, most of the time you get tired of sending request after… Read more »

adam
adam

The spawn system is outrageously bad. I love CoD but, this will make me go back to MW2 very soon if it's not fixed. The game has great potential and i love the wager matches, cod points and killstreaks. I can even do without the footstep sounds and i don't mind people using ghost….but the spawning seriously weakens any meaningful gameplay, strategy has been wiped away and replaced with endless repetition of the same kill from behind…lame.

please fix this!!

jeff
jeff

The respawning is awful, especially when spawn campers come into the picture, we all get stuck respawning in the same place, more or less and these guys are running around our spawn points killing us all. The multiplayer is already being ruined by campers and cheats.

BB
BB

The spawns are the worst. My team is defending a side of the map and they eventually just spawn right behind you. It’s gotten so bad that we kill a guy and immediately turn around so we don’t get shot in the back. Also the way kill streaks work it encourages people to camp. I thought MW2 camping was bad but this game is horrible with it. The customizations are cool but the game play if bad. Makes me long for the days of call of duty 4

Craig
Craig

The respawn system in black ops is just awful.

M@T
M@T

This game is sad! The Lag is GOD AWFUL, Spawning=Crap it was spawning my team directly in front of the other team and them infront of us today. I felt like I was in the civil war, just spawn and hold the trigger down. Hit markers=Joke A whole clip from a AK 10 feet away all hit marks only to die while reloading. YAY! Match making=****ing BULLSH*T! it takes about 30 mins (sometimes longer) just to get into a game lobby and that doesnt even mean that you will be able to play! **** the GFX you have over 3,000,000… Read more »

reznov

B.O does play like w@w but has been upgraded with MW2 technology. Spawn system needs sorted big time. Nuketown has got to be the worst for spawn killing. You know its going to happen on that level but you can’t prepare for a prone enemy to be camped in your spawn point. I know. I have started to do it to. I’m level 28 and not been killed by a grenade launcher. Yet. Just wait until more players unlock the China lake.

Dustin
Dustin

People complaining about how long it takes to kill someone, why don't you try hardcore? I was getting really pissed at how long it took to kill people on regular games, now I play hardcore and not having a problem. Earlier I was playing a match, don't remember the map, was 19 and 1, got killed, and finished the game 20 and 13… I never once moved from my spawn. Everytime I spawned I just randomly shot, as you can see it only worked once for me. This really pissed me off. I went from a 19.0 k/d to a… Read more »

Matt
Matt

The spawn are terrible, there are no maps to really snipe on except maybe Havana, the assault rifles have no stopping power to them and terrible accuracy at a distance (might as well use an SMG, you get the same results).

It's also very difficult to start a game with a group of people wthout someone getting kicked. This really ruins it for me

I went back to MW2 yesterday because black ops multiplayer reall sucks. I wish I could play these maps with MW2 weapons characteristics.

DCTiGGeRq
DCTiGGeRq

Yeah I just finished a game in anger after literally being "spawn" camped 17 times in a row… Before It even finished loading the textures I was killed… once I even got spawned right into a napalm fire as I watched the person I got spawned on die from the initial hit of it. MW2 had issues…. but this is Terrible. and some people are taking advantage of it… which makes it even worse.

slone7328
slone7328

I have never gotten more frustrated over a game, this morning i broke two controllers, and cracked a third, nuketown is awesome but spawning sucks, and firing range isnt much better

Danny Larson

the respawn issues are horrible. I dont even want to play the game because of it.

Dave
Dave

Have spent enough time in Black Ops multiplayer to officially be at 'no life-never seen a girl' status, I can say that the respawn points are awful. Seriously, the game itself is probably the best CoD game since CoD 4, but the spawns are nothing special. I think they should have taken a cue from Battlefields' spawn system, or at the very least had a define "base" where your team always spawned and the enemy couldn't get to.

HitmanKaiser
HitmanKaiser

Yeah the Spawning is halariously bad. I was camping in havana and this guy spawned in the same spot 4 times and I continuously killed him. After that, more people kept spawning there and i racked up around 15 kills before i actually died XD

I hate MW2!
I hate MW2!

Well the spawns are bad but i can't say it has frustrated me as much as OMA, Dander close noobtubing and commando from mw2. I loved cod4 and i do like Black ops but mw2 boy that game was unbalanced!

Aaron
Aaron

In the map wmd yesterday i spawned in the same spot five times in a row and i found it VERY annoying this is the second time this has happened in the same day

lilblacc 25
lilblacc 25

quit crying if you were true cod players then it wouldn't matter i played nuketown had the enemy spawn behind me and still had a 13 kill streak with 2 napalm bombers and much more so suck it up play the game and maybe just maybe you'll get betta if you wanna complain do it about the lagging

AkkeDaBest
AkkeDaBest

Ye this system sucks ass. I play mostly FFA and usually when I respawn, i see a guy in front of me ~10m and start shooting, kill him, and next thing I know there is a guy shooting at me from behind. The killcam shows he just respawned, killed me, and then got shot from behind. Pattern much?

DMrMidnight
DMrMidnight

Respawning definately a problem. Aiming and shooting not so clinical as MW2, something else but cant quite put my finger on it is wrong. The game devolpers need time to update and iron out the gliches as our feedbacks will no doubt help them and us in the long run. As it is now though not totally impressed but can see the potential if they listen to us users. There is hope for Black Ops. In the meantime i'am logging back on to MW2.

Hoho Man
Hoho Man

in a few days..this game's mp will be like mw2's

Crippler2007
Crippler2007

The whole COD series has been awesome. I've played since the very beginning and for me they are the best games ever. COD 3 was simply genius! But since MW1, re-spawning has been a problem. Enemy teams should surely approach each other from opposite directions! or one team is hold-up somewhere and the other attacks! Just like in real life! Marines aren't air dropped into the middle of an enemy base and told "get out of that". I appreciate it makes for fast paced, exciting gaming. But if the re-spawn system had structure and logic to it, then snipers could… Read more »

Adrian
Adrian

I think the respawning is a complete joke. It’s not about you dying a lot it’s that when you get a kill and move they spawn right near you almost as if it was a free for all. I understand maybe it was done to stop camping more but it makes it harder to get kill streaks. The kill streaks not adding to each is cool but don’t make it harder to get them by respawnjng them right by you.

matthew
matthew

I dont know why this comes as a surprise to everybody. Treyarch has shown they don't care. World at War was awful too, same spawn problems, same frustrations. I got rid of it after two weeks. They obviously don't put out a product as good as Infinty Ward, but still sucker all of you out of your money.

Trayarch can not address this issue because THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX IT.

Troteus
Troteus

The spawn locations are a huge problem, particularly on the map nuketown. Almost every match I have played has been infested with the problem of being in one of the back yards keeping the enemy out, then me and 2-3 team mates dieing because one of them respawned right behind us. The spawn locations seem to "flip" about every 30 seconds and completely ignores whether theres an enemy in the area or not (MW2 seemed to try to spawn you away from enemies, or at least out of sight). I have also run into a camp on jungle where there… Read more »

Aaron
Aaron

I literally heard, in every lobby I was in yesterday, people complaining about getting shot in the back constantly.

matt
matt

This game is awful. I will never buy a Treyarch game again. You would have thought after the crappy World at War respawn system they would have gotten it right. The respawning is garbage, the maps are awful and the playability is so rough compared to Infinity Ward. AWFUL GAME.

Russell Leung

Nuketown is really bad. It pretty much turns into- spawn —> shoot—> die. That one map really has absolutely no tactical element to it, or even a remotely tactical element. It'd be good for CTF, but maybe just make it a bit bigger….

sven
sven

all i want, is for there to be a possibility for communication and tactics. once you flub the system with terribly imbalanced spawn, the game becomes a close quarters halo run n gun. i know that COD has always been like that in a way, but damn is black ops frustrating. and way to 50/50 on the bullet accuracy. when you watch the final death in all its slo mo glory, and you see how off the aiming is (literally shooting below the hip and maybe looking like one shot hits, barely), its like a demonstration as to how flawed… Read more »

matt
matt

The spawning is terrible there is no doubt about that but the other issue at hand is either the bullet lag or the hit boxes cuz I cant tell which one it is…..i kno the servers are over loaded and lag is to be expected but it seems that the hit boxes are off too…..next time u play watch the kill cam….i saw a game winning kill last night and the shooter was getting hit markers and his red dot was next to his target and he was still getting hit markers….so treyarch fix spawning, lag/hit boxes and then ill… Read more »

disa pointment
disa pointment

another thing thts BROKEN is the theater mode. If you get a bad ass kill and later on in the game ther is a host migration, your whole game nd kills disapear from the theater… wtf!!!

Jay
Jay

The spawn system is shocking at best, I have no problem spawning close to the action (I like it) but spawning to someone else's ADS is beyond funny. I'm not even including Nuke Town in this as it is so small it can be forgiven but on the bigger maps it needs squaring away. The sound might as well be on mute, when my player runs around it sounds like a baby elephant to me but when I use ninja pro I can barely hear enemy footsteps until they're pulling their knife out of my back. Speaking of knives, it… Read more »

Eric
Eric

i was playing this morning the game winning kill was this. Losing team guy shoots winning team guy in back the winning team guy respawns in about the same place he just died and kills the guys that just shot him in the back. all this in a game winning killcam. Come on Treyarch fix this fast.

Billy Willy
Billy Willy

This game is an epic fail all around. I loved MW2, the graphics and gameplay was tight, the maps were awesome, and the single player campaign was compelling enough to want to finish. Black Ops–don't bother with the campaign–boring–and I've seen better graphics on my old PS2. The MP is a major letdown. I've been playing BFBC2 the past few months, which to me is the best online MP experience ever, so BO had big shoes to fill. The spawning is ridiculous, and the maps are blahhhh. Those issues are nothing compared to the lag and server problems I get… Read more »

dan
dan

the spawns are ruining the game, sometimes u can literally see them spawn behind you on the killcam.

Adam
Adam

Spawning really is a HUGE problem in Multi player I have had a spawn when I had been behind an enemy then I had killed him isn't really fair for him either though is it?

asd
asd

just played nuketown 5 times in a row, literally got spawn fuked and spawn switched like everytime i die, im an avid cod gamer since cod 3 but this is ridiculous, im gonna get my fucking money back

Prv8J0k3r
Prv8J0k3r

I'm not going to complain about Nuketown I see that map as the equivalent of Shipment in CoD4. Shipment and Nuketown, aren't really for 18 players. They are for if a few people are playing or you want to play 1 vs 1 and don't want to go across a huge map trying to find one guy). But when you are on a much larger map and you spawn, take a couple of steps and somebody instantly spawns behind you and kills you,,,that's different. Even if I do hear a footstep or something behind me the frames freeze too much… Read more »

Mario
Mario

The Spawning issue is the number one factor that is going to make me not want to play this game much longer and go back to MW2, its a huge issue that affect the playability of the game. Another concern is tha maps themselves, while it can be said that the graphics are awsome and even the layouts are great, there is no good sniping map, its all run and gun. atleast in MW2 there is a good mix of maps that you can run n gun or camp n snipe,its what kept me playing MW2 and honestly its what… Read more »

Jed
Jed

I actually spawned up right in front of the other team re spawning. kill cam showed 5 guys shootin at me…

Kyle Rice
Kyle Rice

I agree with everyone else saying that Nuketown shows how terrible Black Ops spawning works. The spawning is bull on other maps as well, just not as often. Mainly Nuketown, sometimes Launch, but that's really it. But I've literally already been camping in the most random area, and someone spawns directly next to me, close enough to knife me. That is bull.

Spoiled Brats
Spoiled Brats

its amazing how many cry babies there are. STOP WHINING

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