Call of Duty: Black Ops II
| Release dates
November 13, 2012
|Call of Duty||2003|
|Call of Duty: United Offensive|
|Call of Duty 2||2005|
|Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||2007|
|Variety Map Pack|
|Call of Duty: World at War||2008|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||2009|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||2010|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||2011|
|Content Drops 1-24|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||2012|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||2013|
- Steam Community Discussions
- Steam Users' Forums
- Official forum
- BO2 Optimizations Summary - useful optimisations thread.
- 1 Availability
- 2 Essential improvements
- 3 Game data
- 4 Video settings
- 5 Input settings
- 6 Audio settings
- 7 Network settings
- 8 Issues fixed
- 9 System requirements
- 10 References
- All versions require Steam, including retail.
Skip intro videos
- Introduction cutscenes can generally be skipped by pressing the 'Enter' key.
- Mission cutscenes automatically play until the mission level is loaded, upon which a left click will allow skipping.
Delete video files • Link
default.bik default.webm dolby.webm frontend_load.webm intro.webm treyarch.webm
Configuration file(s) location
- There are several configuration files in the
playersfolder but only
Save game data location
|Multi-monitor||Third monitor is black. Use Flawless Widescreen to fix.|
|Field of view (FOV)||Scale from 65 to 90.|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)||There is a "Texture filtering" option with low, medium and high settings.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
|High frame rate||No frame rate or refresh rate cap. Set in Settings, Advanced.|
|Color blind mode||Set in Options. Changes green and red elements to blue and orange.|
- A comparison of video setting image quality can be found on the GameSpy Port Authority.
Highest resolution not showing
|Keyboard and mouse||Native||Notes|
|Mouse acceleration||No mouse acceleration, with no option.|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Full controller support|
|Controller Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls||Master, SFX, Music, Voices, Cinematics.|
|Mute on focus lost|
- Game supports 7.1 positional audio and there are several sound mixing settings in menu (bass heavy, high heavy, hearing impaired etc.)
- Having an "open NAT" is important for VOIP, joining/hosting a party and private matches.
Set static IP • Link
This can be done by setting a static IP for your PC and then forwarding the following ports to it.
- TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.
Mass Effect 2 disc 2
- Users reporting that the disc 2 installation is in fact a Mass Effect 2 disc.
Use Steam key to download game • LinkEnter the serial key into Steam product activation and download the game.
FPS drop while zooming in
- Framerate drop while aiming down sights.
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
Fixing 57475 error • Link
Issue with changing Language
Fixing Localization Problem • Link
"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.
Issue with campaign crashing after each mission
Fixing Campaign Crashing Problem • Link
Solution :Sign out of Steam Friends, play the campaign in Steam Offline Mode or remove contacts from Steam Friends so that you have less than 60.
|Operating system (OS)||Vista SP2, 7|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz|
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB (32-bit) or 4 GB (64-bit)|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||16 GB|
|Video card (GPU)|| Nvidia GeForce 8800GT |
ATI Radeon HD 3870
512 MB of VRAM
- Users have the option of installing the campaign (~8.7 GB), multiplayer (~4.5 GB), and zombies (~1.0 GB) separately.
- New 120Hz Games Report
- Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (PC) | AbleGamers.com