Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Not Have Campaign Co-op

Treyarch’s been saying a lot of things I like to hear of late.

However, in an recent interview with Gamertag Radio, Executive Producer Dan Suarez said something I didn’t like much at all. Simply put, there won’t be a co-op campaign in this installment of the long-running franchise.

Honestly, the co-op campaign was my favorite feature of Call of Duty: World at War, and I was really looking forward to sitting down on the couch with a buddy to play Black Ops.

There will be a split-screen combat training mode, as well as split-screen multiplayer, but it’s not the same thing. This is similar to what happened with the co-op in the Resistance series.

Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin has said that the actual co-op mode hasn’t been revealed yet (Thanks, VG247), but there’s no reason to expect that a co-op campaign will be announced now.

Maybe I’m the only one, but I can’t imagine that couch co-op is not popular enough to warrant inclusion in these games. Hopefully, we’ll see more games bring local co-op campaigns back to prominence.

You can look forward to some co-op multiplayer when Black Ops releases November 9 on Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, and XBox 360.

Since you won’t have a buddy in co-op, you’ll have to be on your game. Use our step-by-step game guide as your ally.

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3 Comments on Call of Duty: Black Ops Will Not Have Campaign Co-op


On September 14, 2010 at 4:43 am

Zombie Co-op > Campaign Co-Op. Zombies coupled with Black Ops multiplayer will be such an epic experience you’ll forget all about not having campaign co-op. This will definitely be the best CoD to date.


On November 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

super upset that black ops des not have campaign coop!
zombie coop not the same at all!!
Too bad, black ops was a potentially great game, but it’s not as good as it seemed….


On March 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I totaly know what you mean by not able to play co-op.. At first we got it for that because of all the times befor we have played but you can only train and play one on one… You can play co-op on line split screen… still wish they would have done it the other way