Treyarch is declassifying information on Call of Duty: Black Ops' many multiplayer features, offering a quick briefing on the online half of the game a few weeks before launch. For example, did you know that Black Ops supports split-screen online multiplayer?

Oh, you did? That's why Treyarch community guy Josh Olin is calling these "little-known facts," not something else. But there are also fresh details on Call of Duty: Black Ops' in-game friends list, its regional matchmaking system that lets you play globally and locally, and its enhanced party privacy settings, ensuring that no unwanted noobs join your party.

Olin also delves into the fully customizable Black Ops Custom Games Editor.

"Players will have the ability to structure their games at all new levels of granularity," Olin writes. "From variables as simple as Time Limit and Score Limit, or as deep as which weapons, Perks, and gear are available. You want a Pistols Only match? Make one! No longer do custom game modes rely on the 'honor system.'"

Good. No one likes the honor system. Black Ops custom games setting can also be shared and downloaded by other members of the community, which sounds like a nice option to have.


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Little-Known Facts: Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer for PS3 []