Call of Duty: Black Ops patch paves the way for mod tools

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A new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops adds "support for mods in preparation for the upcoming tools release." Treyarch revealed their plans to add mod tools to Black Ops on Twitter last month . Back then, they were aiming for a May release. It's unlikely they'll get them out in the next four days, but it looks as though mod tools for Call of Duty: Black Ops are just around the corner.

The patch makes a number of other changes, too, improving performance, andfixing "zombie exploits." Stop exploiting the zombies, people! They can barely defend themselves. Get the full patch notes below, as published on Steam .

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Added support for mods in preparation for the upcoming tools release.
  • Addressed various MP & Zombie exploits.
  • Improved memory utilization in MP.
  • Improved DLC filter in server browser – you can now hide any servers running content you do not own.
  • Corrected issue which sometimes required repurchase of emblems or clan tags on weapons.
  • Address some cases in which player could not receive Zombie invites.
  • Replaced RPG with Grim Reaper in Gun Game Wager Match.
  • Fine-tuned napalm and bombing-run damage indoors.
  • Prevented rare invulnerability issue.
  • Demolition bombs can no longer explode and be defused at the same time.
  • Spy plane now activates in One in the Chamber in all cases.
  • The “Sprint Kills” challenge for Steady Aim perk now rewards the player with the correct number of kills.
  • Addressed a rare issue where a hacked camera spike would not function properly if the hacker also had a camera spike that was destroyed.
  • Recording a clip with the speed mode for 2 cameras set to .1 will no longer increase in speed when switching perspectives back and forth.
  • Improvements to Zipline functionality when viewed in Theater mode.
  • Settings from custom games are all cleared and no longer carry over from one custom match to another.
  • Nova gas will now affect players that are standing over their tactical insertion.
  • Hardcore players who kill another teammate in Second Chance now lose the proper amount of points.
  • Calling in a Chopper Gunner immediately after getting shot down in a Gunship will no longer end the Chopper Gunner run prematurely.