Treyarch Quietly Launches Black Ops Mod Tools

A month ago, we reported that Black Ops added mod support in a then-recent patch, hinting that the official modding tools were right around the corner.

Sure enough, a beta of the Mod Tools was released on June 22 along with a new patch. Despite the amount of hype surrounding these tools, Treyarch didn’t make a big show publicizing the release.

For the time being, the tools are only available for download through Steam and on the PC platform. In order to install the Mod Tools, you’ll need three things: an account on Steam, the Steam platform installed on your computer, and, of course, Black Ops installed.

The Mod Tools can then be found in Steam under Library > Tools. The tools will be installed in your Call of Duty: Black Ops game directory, and mods are filed under — surprise, surprise — the mods folder in the root directory, where they can be deleted.

Visit the Treyarch wiki for information on how to get started with mod-making.

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5 Comments on Treyarch Quietly Launches Black Ops Mod Tools


On July 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

thank you for posting the information. i did not even know these tools existed. Im so greatful


On July 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

u really got to put some machine pistols


On July 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Theres only one reason they havnt publicised this, thats because with these people might be able to make maps. Then they cant flog you £10 map packs every three months, which go on xbox a whole month ahead of any other console. With this PC will get free maps which the other consoles cant access, and anyone is still wondering why they want to keep this quiet?


On October 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

I found a whole load of Black Ops mods! Have anyone tried them out yet? Looks pretty cool to me and easy to use. I think I’m gonna try one.


On October 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

Take a look at the Call Of DutyBlack Ops mods. Dang they look awesome.