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COD Black Ops: How will Split-Screen Multiplayer Online Work?

We have some great news to bring you now, as it has been confirmed that split-screen online multiplayer on one console is an included feature in the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops title.

As reported from CallofDutyFAQ.com, some new screenshots obtained has confirmed that split-screen multiplayer will be available, although specific details on how it will work haven’t been mentioned yet.

First of all, we have to say well done to Treyarch for adding this in. Split-screen online on one console is a feature which is rarely used on both the Xbox 360 or PS3, so it will be perfect when you have a friend round and he wants to get in on the action at the same time – no more controller switching, yes!

How will the feature work though, as opposed to XP build up and other things such as unlocks? The ideal solution would be to allow the second player to log in with his own PSN ID or GamerTag, so any XP he unlocks would add to the total on his usual console.

However, it might not happen. It seems more easier for Microsoft to implement this on the Xbox 360 than PS3, but Sony has infact used this feature in the past. It is available in LittleBigPlanet 2, Mod Nation Racers and was also available on Resistance 2, although the second player logged in as (John1) for example, and didn’t rank up at all.

Hopefully we will get the full package and the second player will be allowed to log in to their unique account, but we’ll have to wait and see what Treyarch has in store. We can’t be greedy though. Just having the ability to play with a friend online on one console will be enough for most I’m sure.

What are your thoughts on this? If you have any more details on this particular feature, 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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Piggy
Piggy

in black ops if second player has your gamertag then (2) will 1st player get the xp that 2nd player gets?

pissed off
pissed off

since its not on the ps3 it is false advertisment and they need to be sued. if you buy a product or service and it does not do what they say its a lemon and you have a right to get your money back. its sad that they are doing this and getting away with it. if you want your money back sign this petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/codbo/signatur… . i expect a class action law suit soon. next Medal of Honor

Jordan2234
Jordan2234

yes the other account will level up as well and you can also customize your own gun

TrioZer0
TrioZer0

i dont know for ps3 but for xbox im pretty sure, since me and my brother played all afternoon online togheter. the second player logs in as TrioZer0(1) and will ALWAYS start as the same level as the hostaccount but levels independent after that until he logs out if he logs back in the guest is again the same level as the host. thesame with training ground. multiplayer splitscreen is just awesome!

Lesterrr112312312
Lesterrr112312312

would the other account level ? :S

spankinjoker
spankinjoker

if this does happpen then you will get comfused with the sound —– if you hear a noise youde be like thats my screen not yours …… crap it was mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Kezza
Kezza

Can both players use mic on split screen xbox live??

darren
darren

does playing splitscreen online on ps3 mean, if im usin my allgood1981 account and i know when i use my other controller it says allgood1981(2)…… am i still getting the kills, deaths and the XP from both?

jason
jason

ITS for the PLAYSTATION 3 TO!!! finallyyy yesss!!! i just went on it with my friend right now

iluvtreesiddy
iluvtreesiddy

YES! ONE MORE FOR THE 360! W00!!!!

mees
mees

Dude, my samsung 32" will do all the work 😀

theguywhocomplains
theguywhocomplains

i do hope the ps3 have this option, that would be a great reason to get the game, if they dont? what can i say," oh well i guess ill spend my money somewhere else." GRRAAA I HOPE THOSE FUCKERS ADD THIS OPTION ON THE PS3!!!!!
ps. you will need a big tv guys or a projector if your going to do split online

TrearchDOIT
TrearchDOIT

Im Really Wondering if this is going to be on the ps3 , WHy not do it its not like ps3 cant handle it, I play LPB and u can do split-screen online same with Modnation Racers And Resistance 1 and 2 ANd all of these Games YOU CAN Sign In Another Acc And have all the stuff u had before 🙂

black ops on deck
black ops on deck

is this also for ps3 or just xbox 360 some one help me out?

Ricky
Ricky

Ricky i aslo got 100+ NUKES IN MW2 =)

Ricky
Ricky

Ricky Said that he is going tto hack black ops on the first day so he will be the best number 1 on the table and also i would love to play spilt screen with my sister and she will kick you ass.(GoodRickySingh) Xbox 360 i also mod and give 10 presitage for 1000 mc points

arnas ps3
arnas ps3

it will be like in MW2 party you will be plaing onely teem games because you cant play games that is not on yor teem it will be chearing and it will be anoing boosters then.

Arnas ps3
Arnas ps3

split screen is so cool! i will be plaing with my brother so we will not fight wich ones turn is to play… we could play together… its tactiks that is mater on splitscreen!!!

Devil
Devil

i got a ? it says "Find a match" and under that it says "Switch Lobby"… what does that mean?

killalot363
killalot363

well also in black ops witht the thetre mode you can report boosters and theyll ban peoples accounts from the servers.

Keith
Keith

i agree, does this mean you can just shoot your mate in the head every time, if so then crap

MIKE
MIKE

JUST CHEAT LIKE IN MW2, THIS GAME IS GOING TO SUCK LIKE MW2…

wilkamania13
wilkamania13

this is why i started playing halo!!! awesome idea why wouldnt you have this option??

Matt
Matt

FUCK YES

Matt
Matt

In Resistance 2 a second player could log in under their PSN AND rank themselves up. So it's not impossible for Black Ops to have that.

Jose
Jose

it could be that treyarch has decided to let players recover their gamertag as a way to rank up with a buddy and maybe its just gonna be for xbox360 players and not ps3

kris
kris

it might not even be for online full multiplayer ,it could be the private matches online multiplayer.

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