There is still a little confusion around Call of Duty: Black Ops’ COD Points, and the difference between unlocking and purchasing loadout options. How will it all fit in together? Here is a explanation direct from Treyarch.
You still unlock items, abilities, and customization options through leveling up. You’re still gaining experience, but you’re also earning COD Points at the same time. Let’s use specific examples to see how this works. For perks, when you reach level 4, all perks become available for purchase. When you unlock Killstreaks at level 10, they all become available for purchase. And when you unlock great new features such as Custom Reticles, they become available for purchase for all guns. This lets you purchase what you want, when you want it. Just make sure you have the money.
Can’t wait to throw on an ACOG Sight on that new Commando assault rifle you just purchased? No interest in the Red Dot Sight? Skip right over it. No need to grind for kills. Save up your money and purchase the ACOG Sight instead. Can’t wait to demolish your enemies with the RC Car killstreak? Make it your first purchase after unlocking killstreaks.
This is just a sample of the options you can explore and purchase, but we’re not giving away all of our secrets just yet.
Your CoD Points will be calculated as 1/10th of your XP per round.