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Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies: Problems In-Game?

For those of you who consider yourself to be a hardcore fan of zombies, how are you finding the spinoff mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops? Are you loving it, or are the slight problems found in the game ruining your overall experience?

We definitely put ourselves in the ‘hardcore fan’ category, as we’re currently loving the new levels and features that Treyarch has put together for the game. However, we’ve also noticed a few problems as well which are worth mentioning, problems which are starting to become slightly annoying.

First of all, you may not have experienced this so far, but we played a recent three-player game and found that although all three mics were switched on, not everyone could hear one another – i.e one person couldn’t hear me, but I could hear them, and so on. While this may not seem like a huge problem, it is pretty major in the context of the game, since communication is the key to survival.

Another problem that we’ve found is the frequent number of hosters ending games. To think that Treyarch has added a host migration system to multiplayer, why couldn’t they have put one into zombie mode as well? It is incredibly annoying when you get to a high level, only for the host to quit making the rest of the team suffer because of it.

There are also the obvious connection problems which in a way are out of Treyarch’s hands since matchmaking is region dependant, but we would like to see more details before you enter a game, so you know where a hoster is playing from, so you don’t end up wasting time, and viewing that ‘really annoying’ cut scene every time you finish a game – at least give us an option to turn it off Treyarch.

We’ve also seen dogs getting ‘stuck’ in certain parts of the map, but we only saw this happen once so we’re not sure if it’s a common problem with the game or not yet.

What are your thoughts on the problems listed above? Have you experienced any of them? Maybe you have spotted some other problems with zombie mode which you feel we should know about. Leave us a comment below.

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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alex
alex

Why does my zombie game freeze and lock up. It so f…ing annoying. I hate it. And going forward will not purchase any future product s.

spawn989
spawn989

I played Kino with a guest and two other players. They left the game leaving myself and my guest. We beat our other high score by seven rounds and my level did not change. Why? We originally started with 4 people who left. Why did my score not change… We played a legitimate game. 

Thoby666
Thoby666

I am having trouble playing my black ops zombie game and many player have been saying the same thing. I see multiple colors or a  black screen and alot of people are saying someone must of hack the game and f*** alot of other players please help me understandig what’s wrong..?

Thanxx 🙂

Roy Daanen
Roy Daanen

I’ve got a problem with the offline sologame in kino der toten. When im past round 10(but i think its random because i go upstairs after round 10), my XBOX freezes on the moment im upstairs with the teleport(after 7a8 seconds upstairs)… this happens at different moments… sometimes in 12 but sometimes in 25(never got past round 28 because of this problem) … first i thought it was the game because there were scratches on the disc, so i bought a new black ops game, but thats not the problem…because its happened again.(this is the only situation where my xbox… Read more »

Tuckintaco93
Tuckintaco93

i also see the problem with people just sitting in the lobby and not ready up …just sit there wasting a lobby ..and it happens 5-8 times a day ..diferent people everytime but allways 2 players under the same user name

Anonymous
Anonymous

GAME FREEZE IN PROJECTOR ROOM.  help plez!

We play solo zombies and grenade toss while moving in the projector room freezes game. OVER & DONE. all levels,  as low as 4 and as high as 27.  What gives?  XBOX no help and Activision suggests it amy be an update we need?  Brand new XBOX360 and brand new CODBO game.  This happened on our old XBOX game too.

spencer
spencer

A problem i ran into was that I bought a revive in split screen and it did not work can someone tell me y?

Rocksta37
Rocksta37

I have this problem:i open Singleplayer-go to zombies-online-find match-any map,sometimes just doesn't respond on Waitinf for other players…

simon
simon

my disc freeze every time i am at round 9 soooo please help this game is so fun!!!!!!!!

james
james

hey my brothers and i sat down today o play a little three player co op on zombies but it wouldnt let the third controler join! it was synced right and properly working but only two people could play why is this? it clearly says on the back 1-4 player co op. i know this must be a stupid question but i had to ask!

jerry
jerry

my zombie mode wont work on black ops everytime it will load half way and say error please help asap

Helpples
Helpples

My problem is my kino der toten map wont load it hangs then it gets an error at the console

dudesup
dudesup

in the second room up the stairs there are pictures but one has no face is it a secret

need help
need help

i need help on zombies it freezes all the time
GAMERTAG:robinson 248449

dave
dave

i have a real problem im not even connected to the internet and the game freezes and i can only turn it off by pushing the sorce button not controller

Dr.Savargo494
Dr.Savargo494

in Kino Der Toten when u first start out and u run ur gun might go away, dont go buy a gun off the wall and waist ur points, just hit change weapon and it will come back.

Thomas
Thomas

People never let me have a go at mystery box !!!!!!!
it should be 15 seconds till yyou have another
P.s the teddy p**sis me off

Kyle
Kyle

how about making it to level 47 playing for 7 1/2 hours and getting 2799 kills and the only thing that registered at the end of the game was y score and kills but not my level… im kind of afraid to play again and have the same thing happen… don't wanna waste another 8 hours of my life

lisa
lisa

I have been through three systems and two games and with all of them I get a frozen screen in the projection room when I throw grenades. Anyone else having this problem and does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this!!!!HELP

monkeytay
monkeytay

why can't you play 3 players on zombies

Rynengan
Rynengan

I have a problem !! Everytime I try to play zombies online ,and I join to a game , when the match is going to start it says game lobby closed !!!! I’m tired of that , and I noticed that everytime I’m ready to start the match it says migrating host and when it reaches 9 it displays game lobby closed!!! I want to know why is that :S

Tim
Tim

I have found two issues. When playing Kino De Toten online it will tell me i need to set up the game and has me adjust the screen. Once I come back to the pre-game lobby I cannot ready up, instead I can only control the background and it is blurred so I don't even know what I am selecting. When online the mic will usually work for player 1 but if you have a guest signed on with you, that mic may or my not work. Sometimes toggling through the voice settings helps (ie play through speakers, play through… Read more »

taylorxzxpa
taylorxzxpa

I have a problem playing zombies on live period. it says migrating hosts, counts to ten then says game lobby closed? WTF?!?!?

Ricky
Ricky

I have a issue where when I get past level 10 I get booted on both zombie maps and I dont know why this keeps happening every time.Even when I am host it boots me between level 10-20 my internet is the best I can buy using roadrunner internet cable and I am not running wireless either and I still get booted I duno if it is my disc or what any ideas?

James Paul Zalloua

i cant play zombies i press on it go 2 kino or five and instead of loading it freezes :O fkn treyarch suk

mrzoms
mrzoms

It also seems that dogs tend to get “lost” in the maps, not a huge deal; i know. but its annoying when you have to search for them. Also, some of the new guns are BS. The “Air Gun?” its nice, dont get me wrong, but why do i only get 12 shots and then run out of “air ammo??” air is unlimited i thought… its like a water gun, when it runs out get more water…? just seems dumb to me. and it stops at level 50 (the first map). i can keep going… overall i like the game.… Read more »

yo sup
yo sup

i had a really random problem start last night. The game loads fine and the zombies loads but once the map loads and its starts, the color effects of the maps are reversed completely and could be described as negative effects on a camera. Its really messed up and the disc is not scratched at all.

bama
bama

does anyone know how to kill the little girl in that room when you teleport in the ink machine.

VinnyC
VinnyC

me and my 2 friends were playing and we got a crawler and were on round 18-19 we decided to play leap frog with the crawler and then we all collided and my 2 friends were down but I was still up but we heard the little girl laugh so they lost their perks and we were scared and confused. I don't know if it was lag, a glitch, or Sam getting her revenge but i just want to find out. Does anybody have any advice? Thanks

matthew
matthew

Iv gotten to round 37 but it and it said it for a while on the leader boards but then sudenly it just changed to my recent game which was 18?

cory
cory

me to

cory
cory

how do custmize ur own rules on bo multiplayer spilt screen team death match

minivz92
minivz92

forget what i said they fixed the glitch

TOARDERFSE
TOARDERFSE

I have a problem with joining a game lobby. Has ayone gotten into a zombie match and then you just get kicked out with a message saying "Game Lobby Closed"? At first i thought it was bad luck but after 3 to 4 times of trying it happened over and over. I dont know exactly what it is but i believe treyarch has a problem with their zombie servers. If anyone can confirm this theory or have had similar problems please say so…

minivz92
minivz92

also my scull with fail and every thjing wont come up on my gun or my tag its gone now but it happned to others too

minivz92
minivz92

also i found a coll glitch you can get your clan tag red or green even if your a lvl one just go to multiplayer and dont find a match go to your player so it makes it bigger and showes your name and stuff and click b then go to local and go to split screen click up then go to your player card and you can change it! if you dont belive me go to me (minivz9) im lvl 20 right now and my clan tag is cyan

minivz92
minivz92

To your dog problem i have seen about two things one time a dog got stuck in a door way i dont know about you but that does not look like a place it would glitch and also some hosts when they lose, pull out or switch of there internet as to make the other team lose there xp and points i realy hate when they do that cant they lose just once.

bykb5guy
bykb5guy

Yes ive had problems with mics too! but the most annoying thing ive found is when playing Kino De Toten after making it to round 31 with two people the leaderboads show you have made 31 round and are ranked 4 thousand and somthing! then you play maybe another two or more games! when go back to the leaderboards and find your 31 round position has gone and you high round score has been changed to a lower round played after? what the hell!!! you high round score should only be updated when you beat it!!! really starting to piss… Read more »

evaneo87
evaneo87

the lift has a glitch.not enough cash or whatever will appear as he message even tho u have loads.one to look out for soo frustrating.next update alot needs changed! so far 7/10 rating as i have been on level 15(not great i know) and this happened.

Thedewsh
Thedewsh

[PART 1] O M G you are so right!!! I absolutely hate when bung-monsters steal kills and fire over your shoulder in your window!! GRRRRRR. There are a few unwritten rules to NZombies that i feel i need to make public for the nwbs. Please add to this list if ive missed things: -Lobby Law: If 4 players are in a lobby, can you ready up?? Why are more than 2 people not readying up after 10 minutes? are you waiting for a 5th person?? Which brings me to…. -Lobby Law: If youre in the lobby that means you're ready… Read more »

Thedewsh
Thedewsh

[PART 4. END] -Can you please just make an attempt to revive me or other players? Really, I know the game gets harder as less people are around to defend but at least make your way over towards me and hit the revive button for a second then haul a$$ from the zombie horde. At least I'll see that there's a ton of the undead after your noob self because when i go into spectate mode and you and your buddy are in the same corner cowering that i saw you last in which means you havent moved 2 inches,… Read more »

TheDewsh
TheDewsh

[PART 3] -When a max ammo appears….WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO RELOAD. You dont get points for picking up the power ups first, so relax for a few seconds and reload. Its amazing how many people dont get that concept. -Do NOT get bombs in the early rounds!! Unless your down to the last 2-3 zombies dont get them. The points are more important. After all, it is early and youre not in danger of dying already are you?? (if you answered yes….then please pay close attention to these rules) -Speaking of Nukes, NEVER…and i mean NEVER, activate a nuke when… Read more »

TheDewsh
TheDewsh

[PART 2] -Pick a window….and stick to it!!! There are 4 windows in the starting room and most public games contain how many players?? FOUR! you morons do the math and tell me how many windows will be left ungaurded if everyone picks a window and stays put -DONT BE CHEAP. you should always expect to contribute points in getting to the power room by opening doors. Its very simple, if you havent yet paid for a door PAY FOR ONE. dont wonder who will be next in paying….just pay and go kill more zombies and feel good knwoing that… Read more »

heroes810
heroes810

im surprised very few people here are experiencing the frame rate choppiness that has been documented elswhere. Thats my only issue and its a rather big one.

Ethan Horner

i made it to round 25. The only glitch i have found so far is i shoot zombies in the head and there head re-appears and they die it is fucked and kinda trippy when i'm high scares the undead shit outta me everytime als i shoot a zombie point blank with a olympia on round 3 or less and they don' die

lb03
lb03

i might sound retarded but why cant i play zombies / solo mode without an internet connection?

kaleb
kaleb

everyone calm down about the mic problem its caused by your own xbox 360 and internet connection not the game, however a problem that does exist is the glitch where ur gun dissapears ive had it happen 50 or so times. but other than that no problems….except ppl online have been able to hide at opposite ends of the room rite after the alley which causes a glitch in dogs that can freeze all of them in the center of the room unsure of who to attack

Pat
Pat

I have no poblems in black ops on my 360 but sometimes i see people from at least 150 yards from me and showed up and shot point blank at me and thats the only complaint i have

Fernando Gomez
Fernando Gomez

my worst problem is that the revive drink don't work in split screen or multi player even when it clearly shows that i drink it and have the logo on my bottom left corner. plzz help!!!
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W@R3Z
W@R3Z

ive seen dogs get stuck on every map of zombies that have dog rounds in them they like to run thru walls and just stay behind them…as far as gameplay for the game being newly released i expected alot more glitches i have yet to take this game online and have only played it two player split screen with a friend weve run into a few glitches but nothing really that would disturb gameplay i mean ive had the gun and hands disappearing off the screen and one time i bought a guy to solve the problem another time i… Read more »

Liam
Liam

i have to say if you have a problem being able to talk it will NOT be the game it will be your connections i have found No problems so far on the 360/pc verions and anyfound will be patched

Steve
Steve

The issue not being able to hear others is not acceptable. Spent 40 minutes last night trying to get a combination o fwho would host and who sent invite so that the 4 of us could hear one another. Got to level 25 and the game booted us all. Not cool, considering it was my first night at Black Ops, which cost me $100 with tax & shipping

fishyowns
fishyowns

Has anyone noticed that the Zombies have became harder to kill by stabbing them?
Most of the time i stab them i get hit, that rarely happened in World At War….

jesse
jesse

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PACK A PUNCH MONKIES!!!!

Dalraj Singh
Dalraj Singh

Well the highest rounds ive managed to reach is 12 on both maps. But ive seen dogs getting stuck everywhere on Kino der Toten. Its just freaky.

Bex
Bex

Yep, ive experienced all of those. But even with two players not being able to hear each other me and my mates (4 of us in total) managed to get to level 22 😀 I wish there was a way of stopping point stealers though and to stop others from killing my zombies. That may sound odd but when theres only a few zombies left i like to let them rip my barriers down and put them back up, i would do that a few times then knife them but some idiots ¬.¬ come along and shoot the zombie before… Read more »

FragSnagger
FragSnagger

I've seen the stuck dogs issue upstairs, through the door into the room with the square walkway before opening the door to go downstairs to the stakeout. I've also found a few windows that allow you to stand at a safe distance and continually rebuild in the first and second maps, forever trapping ze zombies behind them.

Lee
Lee

Also, I found while playing split screen off-line I would occasionally find my pistol disappear from view. It would still be in my hands, and i could still shoot it. However both my hands and the pistol would not be visible. Frequently running would have it appear for a split second before disappearing again.

To get around it I just bought another gun off the wall a little earlier than I normally would.

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