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Call Of Duty : Black Ops

Hi i have noticed alot of people seeking help about the online game call of duty : Black ops multiplayer online..

If you are playing online and you notice your team mates or enemies have no name about there head or they are coloured or only display a icon its because a setting has been changed within the game options...

To change it back you need to go to the settings that reduces the chances of this happening.Go into your in game options, above the sensitivity setting, and set your player names to abbreviated.This removes their emblem and level and reduces the chances of two names blending together and getting you confused.

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I cannot get through more than 1 or 2 games maximum when playing on multiplayer Call of Duty: Black Ops for XBOX 360. It keeps crashing. This does not happen on single player, or nazi zombies. I can even play nazi zombies online and it works just fine. My console does not crash with any other games, single or multiplayer. Again, this happens ONLY on multiplayer Call of duty: Black ops. I have switched my router, and it still crashes every game or 2. I tried using a friend's black ops disc that works fine on his console, and it still crashes every game or 2 on my console. I have taken my entire console to my friend's house and everything works great over there! on the first try, I got through 15 games consecutively. Once I brought it home and tried playing, it kept crashing again on me. I'm not sure what's going on.


It sounds like your internet provider/router isn't giving you a whole lot of bandwidth to work with. That simply means your internet isn't giving you enough space to actually play call of duty. Your zombie game is probably playing alright because only four people need to connect to each other. That doesn't require a lot of space and memory of internet to do. However multiplayer demands a lot more bandwidth from your router. That might be why you aren't connecting. This could be for a number of reasons.
  • Other people in your household are using the internet too, be it laptops, smart phones, printers, other gaming counsels, etc. Simply turn off these devices to receive more bandwidth for your xbox.
  • Your router is a little too older for video games. If you are using a wireless router for your xbox, try plugging it directly to the wall or router.
Hope this helps

Apr 06, 2011 | Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Online but its always waiting for 5 more players. Never enters into a game. Waited 30 min. or longer several times since Tuesday.


have you played the multiplayer before? i have had the same problem with black ops and also with mw2 and the only way i coulld play was by getting a friend to join a game then joining his session in progress. or by going through my recent players list and finding someone that was playing and join them. i think it has something to do with your internet or modem because if i take my xbox to my friends house it works no problems. hope this helps

Nov 12, 2010 | Activision Call of Duty Black Ops for Xbox...

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