Black Ops FAQ

Black Ops Mac includes all of the original single player and multiplayer content PLUS the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack, which adds 5 diverse maps including 4 multiplayer maps and a new Zombie experience!


Q: Are there any features that were included in the PC version of Black Ops that will not be included in Black Ops Mac?

 A: Yes, because Black Ops Mac supports Mac-to-Mac multiplayer only there were some changes made to accommodate the different distribution outlets and their varied features (Mac App and Steam) which specifically affected how multiplayer match-making and friends work.   The following features from the PC are not included in the Mac version of Black Ops

  • Friends – Players cannot invite or join via request to a multiplayer server. 
  • Private Matches – Only public multiplayer servers are available.
  • Theater Mode – Players will not be able to create multiplayer movie files.


 Q: Can the Mac App version play Multiplayer with the Steam version?

A: Yes!   Both the Mac App and Steam version can play multiplayer together, taking advantage of the full Mac community. 


Q: Are there any difference in the Mac App Store and the Steam builds that will be distributed?

A: Yes, the Steam build of Black Ops will support the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish

The Mac App Store build will support English only.


 Q: Will Mac players be able to play PC players in multiplayer?


A:  No. Black Ops Mac supports Mac-to-Mac Multiplayer only.


Q: What are the Minimum System Requirements for Black Ops for the Mac?



 Minimum System Requirements:

2.4 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 15 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 3870; (NVidia): GeForce 650M | 512 MB VRam

We do NOT recommend that you play Call of Duty: Black Ops on any of the following unsupported graphic chipsets:

HD3000 (2011 Mac Mini, 2011 MacBook Air, 2011 13” MacBook Pro)

HD4000 (2012 13” MacBook Pro)

ATI Radeon HD 2000 series, HD 4670, HD6630M

NVIDIA 8000 & 9000 series, GT100 series, 320M, 330M

Intel Integrated GMA950, x3100


Q: Does Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Mac support any Gamepads?


A:  Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Mac supports the wired Microsoft Xbox 360 and PS3 gamepads.


Q: What else should I know about Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Mac?


A: Good question!  A few things to note:

  • We have created default settings for the most optimal experience.  These are “smart” settings (respond to your machine) and we make them for a reason!  If you jack up your settings you will likely see a deterioration in the gameplay experience. 


Mac App Players:

  • An Internet connection is required for Multiplayer and Zombies.


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