Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
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Release dates
November 13, 2012
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General information

More information Official Call of Duty series site
More information Official forum
More information Call of Duty Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Call of Duty game made.
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums
More information BO2 Optimizations Summary - Useful optimization list thread.


Source DRM Notes Keys
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Information All versions require Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Windows
Revolution Windows
Uprising Windows
Vengeance Windows
Apocalypse Windows
Nuketown Zombies Map Windows
Extra Slots Pack Windows
Bacon Personalization Pack Windows
Benjamins Personalization Pack Windows
Dia de los Muertos Personalization Pack Windows
Graffiti Personalization Pack Windows
Jungle Warfare Personalization Pack Windows
Kawaii Personalization Pack Windows
Party Rock Personalization Pack Windows
Viper Personalization Pack Windows
Zombies Personalization Pack Windows
North American Flags of the World Calling Card Pack Windows
South American Flags of the World Calling Card Pack Windows
European Flags of the World Calling Card Pack Windows
African Flags of the World Calling Card Pack Windows
Asian Flags of the World Calling Card Pack Windows
Cyborg Personalization Pack Windows
Paladin Personalization Pack Windows
Aqua Personalization Pack Windows
Breach Personalization Pack Windows
Coyote Personalization Pack Windows
Glam Personalization Pack Windows
Pack-A-Punch Personalization Pack Windows
Rogue Personalization Pack Windows
Beast Personalization Pack Windows
Dead Man's Hand Personalization Pack Windows
Octane Personalization Pack Windows
Weaponized 115 Personalization Pack Windows
Afterlife Personalization Pack Windows
Comics Personalization Pack Windows
Dragon Personalization Pack Windows
UK Punk Personalization Pack Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Information Introduction cutscenes can generally be skipped by pressing the 'Enter' key.
Information Mission cutscenes automatically play until the mission level is loaded, upon which a left click will allow skipping.

Fix Delete video files

Information This will disable the game intro video which forms part of the campaign storyline. You can keep this by not deleting the intro.webm file.
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or move these files:

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\players\bindings_xx.bdg
Disadvantage There are several configuration files in the players folder but only bindings_sp/mp.bdg is unencrypted.

Save game data location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\players\save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF Incomplete.svg
Multi-monitor Hackable Grading incomplete Third monitor is black.[1] Use Flawless Widescreen to fix.
Ultra-widescreen Native support WSGF Incomplete.svg
Field of view (FOV) Native support Scale from 65-90°.[2]
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support There is a "Texture filtering" option with low, medium and high settings.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support Up to 8x MSAA, FXAA and up to 2x TXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support Uncapped in Singleplayer/Zombies Mode, max 200 FPS in Multiplayer. Set in Settings, Advanced.
Color blind mode Native support Set in Options. Changes green and red elements to blue and orange.[3]
Information A comparison of video setting image quality can be found on the GameSpy Port Authority.

Highest resolution not showing[edit]

Disadvantage Monitor may support 1920x1080, but highest available setting may be 1440x900 or 1680x1050.[4][5]

Fix Use borderless fullscreen windowed mode[6]

  1. Set the windowed mode to Windowed (Full Screen).
  2. Restart the game.
  3. The missing resolution will now be listed in-game.

Fix Set Catalyst Control Center[7]

  1. Go to your Catalyst Control Center > My Digital Flat Panels > Properties (Digital Flat-Panel)
  2. Activate "Enable GPU scaling".

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support No mouse acceleration, with no option.
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native support
Controller support Native support
Full controller support Native support
Controller remapping Unknown
Controller Y-axis inversion Native support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support Master, SFX, Music, Voices, Cinematics.
Surround sound Native support
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions No native support
Mute on focus lost Unknown
Advantage Game supports 7.1 positional audio and there are several sound mixing settings in menu (bass heavy, high heavy, hearing impaired etc.)


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
French Native support Native support Unknown
German Native support Native support Unknown
Italian Native support Native support Unknown
Spanish Native support Native support Unknown


Information Having an "open NAT" is important for VOIP, joining/hosting a party and private matches (this may require a static IP).

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play No native support
Online play Native support 18 Versus, Co-op
Zombie mode 4 player co-op.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native support
Peer-to-peer Native support
Dedicated No native support
Self-hosting No native support
Direct IP No native support


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 3074, 27014-27050
UDP (outbound) 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27030

Issues fixed[edit]

Information TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Mass Effect 2 disc 2[edit]

Disadvantage Users reporting that the disc 2 installation is in fact a Mass Effect 2 disc.[8]

Fix Use Steam key to download game

Enter the serial key into Steam product activation and download the game.

FPS drop while zooming in[edit]

Disadvantage Frame rate drop while aiming down sights.

Fix Set low Depth of Field[9]

Set Depth of Field option to low without significant visual impact.

Additionally you can turn off Ambient Occlusion and FSAA which affect the speed when aiming down sights.

Error '57475' When Joining Game[edit]

Fix Fixing 57475 error

Information These steps should fix the error, but they reset all of your stats.
Information Please be aware that, by usng Cheat Engine or similartools, you are highly exposed to the risk of being banned by either Treyarch Anti Cheat or VAC.
  1. Download a memory address editor (like Cheat Engine).
  2. Run the game. Go to barracks. Use an editor to change the value of address '02e97ca4' (version 21.406.7) to 5.
  3. Go to 'Prestige mode' and then click 'Prestige Awards'.
  4. Select 'Fresh Start'. Your stats should now be reset, and the error shouldn't come up anymore.

Issue with changing Language[edit]

Fix Fixing Localization Problem

Information This problem occurs after switching the game language. It crashes the game on startup with a message similiar to this one :

"Error during Intialization:

ERROR: sound Bank failed to load cmn_root.Englisch. You have a Build Problem."

Solution :

Set the lanuage of all three game parts (singleplayer , multiplayer and zombies) to your desired language and wait for steam to finish downloading.

Zombies Leaderboard and Campaign Career Record crash[edit]

Information Crash during campaign whenever Career Record is displayed, or in Zombies whenever Leaderboard is displayed. Caused because of bug displaying more than 60 and less than 100 Steam friends.

Fix Change number of friends[10]

Delete friends list until total is under 60, or add more friends until total is over 100.

Fix Steam Offline mode[11]

Set Steam in Offline Mode.

Unhandled Exception Caught[edit]

Fix Verify[12]

  1. Verify local files for singleplayer and then multiplayer.
  2. Reset Steam.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB (32-bit)
4 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Information Users have the option of installing the campaign (~8.7 GB), multiplayer (~4.5 GB), and zombies (~1.0 GB) separately.


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