Call of Duty Black Ops II PC to get dedicated servers

PC gamers who spend hours online in first person shooters like to sign on to use dedicated server. Now it looks like one of the biggest FPS of 2012, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will indeed have that feature. In a recent Twitter message from Cesar Stastny, the director of technology for the game's developer Treyarch, he stated, "Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for ."

This will be a big relief for fans of the franchise. In 2009, Infinity Ward decided to do away with dedicated servers completely for the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The move made a lot of PC gamers very upset, although that didn't stop the game from becoming one of the best selling PC titles of that year.

In 2010, Treyarch offered up dedicated ranked servers for the original Black Ops. Infinity Ward did an about face and released dedicated servers for 2011's Modern Warfare 3, but these servers were unranked. That meant players could not unlock new weapons or level up in the game like they could in the console ports.

In any case, this new development means that hardcore FPS gamers on the PC can enjoy the same ranked privileges in multiplayer as their console counterparts, with some added control over their server setups.

Source: Cesar Stastny Twitter page

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YES! Bravo Treyarch.

I always did hate you for making COD3 a console exclusive game, and for World at War which was just lol, but Black Ops 1 had a better story than all Modern Warfare games combined.

Now that we know that whatever's left of InfinityWard under the tyrant hand of Activision cannot possibly be good anymore, and that this side of the franchise has nothing more to offer, this would be the first Treyarch game that I'm actually looking forward to. AND we get dedicated servers?

An applause, please, if you will!

Gornot said,
YES! Bravo Treyarch.

I always did hate you for making COD3 a console exclusive game, and for World at War which was just lol, but Black Ops 1 had a better story than all Modern Warfare games combined.

Now that we know that whatever's left of InfinityWard under the tyrant hand of Activision cannot possibly be good anymore, and that this side of the franchise has nothing more to offer, this would be the first Treyarch game that I'm actually looking forward to. AND we get dedicated servers?

An applause, please, if you will!

Still gonna be the exact same MP game as previous, and its still going to be ranked pay for servers via GS.com.

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