How Do Call of Duty: Black Ops COD Points Work?

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.

COD Points

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.

Treyarch

Your CoD Points will be calculated as 1/10th of your XP per round.

Share this post:
TAGS: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Multiplayer, News

119 Comments

  1. Saggy says:

    I like oldway better how do u know what attachments arE good on what weapons with this let’s say u buy the acog and it’s crap a waste of money

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 12

  2. Hatton25 says:

    So does this mean all assualt rifles are unlocked at a certain level and available for purchase?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

    • Blake says:

      Probably not, in a video it showed some assault rifles for purchase while others were still locked.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

      • G dUb says:

        no, the ones that wernt unlocked are the ones that he hadnt bought yet but they were all availible for purchas

        dumba$$

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 4

    • Xray says:

      You still unlock weapons like you do in cod4,5 and mw2. But now you have to also purchase them after you unlock them..

      Same for everything in the game except for killstreaks.(once you become lvl 10 you can pick whatever you want.)

      Hope that answered your question..

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

      • tanner says:

        no you unlock all the weapons.if you noticed in videos where they are showing gun selections, the guy already had all the guns unlocked at level 28-30 and you prestige at level 50 so therefore you are wrong

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2

        • tanner says:

          by unlocked i mean he could buy them for 4000 cp or whatever

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 3

        • no says:

          no there is one classified assult rifle. possibly a prestige award? 1st Pristige you get a new ar, 3rd a new smg, and so on

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

          • smpoinkkey says:

            u realize that there’s only 5 prestieges right?

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 4

          • smpoinkkey says:

            at least that’s what ive heard…

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 4

          • WolFiiE says:

            it is just classifield cuz of they dont want to show all the guns before the game comes out.. in the presetation of mw2`s creat a class was the last gun that u unlock in lv. 70 classifield, and it was a
            AK-47, to get that u didt need to prestige..

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

          • Kimbo says:

            no u r wrong its the gll u unlock it by buying all other assault rifles

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1

        • tyler says:

          im prob not going to buy every gun. i really hope their isnt going to be that one overpowered smg like in every cod game.
          mp5
          mp40
          ump45

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • Da dude says:

        You are totally wrong, because when you are unlocking the weapons, then u are unlocking all of them and then you can choose what weapon you want to buy

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

        • tanner says:

          who cares its going to be fun and we will figure it out when it comes out

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

        • no says:

          omg do people listen… You buy the guns and attackments, but you cant buy them untill you unlock them at a certain level. and why would there only be 5 prestiges and a level cap of 50? the multiplayer would diminish in like 2 months

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

    • Hatton25 says:

      I think they are all unlocked at the same time because all perks are available for purchase at lvl 4, but some are normally unlocked at around lvl 40.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. humraj says:

    yeahh!!!! no more boosting for head-shots or crap. too bad that on xbox there might be hacked lobbies for currency. i hope none of that BS happens on ps3.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • tanner says:

      damm i didnt even think about hacked lobbies for currency…wow

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

      • David says:

        Yah but u gotta remember that this is treyarch well talking about.they ACTUALLY do something about it,like patches,glitches,n such,unlike IW.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

      • Jake says:

        every game you play will be recorded and if there are boosters then you’ll be able to send the game footage to TreyArch and if they see the boosters then they’ll ban them. =]

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • G dUb says:

      hopefully not, treyarch said hackers were able to get to things that infinity ward hadnt anticipated them getting. treyarch said they are taking lots of precautions and any hackers WILL be made an example of. to keep others from fallowing in their footsteps

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. tanner says:

    there is acog scopes for pistols!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

    • Bioforce says:

      yup. i was rly disapointed when i saw mw2 didnt have optics for pistols, seeing as how IRL most pistols have some form of device for mounting optics on them.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • tanner says:

        i know but machine pistols do? g18 is a pistol with a grinded down hammer so you just pull the trigger and the hammer keeps go

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

        • Glock 22 says:

          You do realize that Glocks don’t have hammers, right? In fact, the “G18″ in MW2 is not a true G18 as it does not have a fire selector switch.

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  5. XtraRare says:

    Have they said anything about Prestiges and highest rank per Prestige? All I know is that you can make your own Prestige symbol.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  6. Notorious915 says:

    Yea but i believe its not with real money like your personal life cash its COD points(money) you earn threw out the game as you play. Maybe like if you play demolition and afther the game it could say you win 2K COD Cash thts how you earn but i also believe ther will be an option where you spend your personal cash xD

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Goblin says:

    I bet somepeople will pay others with Microsoft points to help them win wager matches. So in effect trade COD points for cash!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. MrJcol3 says:

    there’s much confusion about zombies!!! TELL US MORE!!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  9. Islamic_Prince says:

    I absolutely luv this system :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. hawkeye says:

    i think that the attachments are a decent idea of how to do things, but i think its so f**king stupid that you have to buy weapons…i mean really, all people are going to be doing are wager matches for money, and the rest of the gametypes will just have scraps of people just doing w/e…treyarch is doing a good job, but they are putting too much focus on wager matches im really afraid they might f**k up the series…if that is true, im going back to medal of honor

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Junk045 says:

      I dont agree with you.Sure wager matches will be a fun,but i think people will them only for as long as it takes to buy attachments/perks they want.Afterwards they will all return to normal game matches to test them or make perks pro.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • mean man says:

        Yeah i reckon people will play the wager matches for a certain amount of time while they’re feeling lucky in between playing with their mates in other game types. I think the gamble factor will definitely keep people from playing it too much cos they don’t want to lose to much money(if they start losing).

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. MrDodo says:

    I think you are supposed to complete 3 challenges for each perk to unlock its pro abilitiy, then you have to buy the pro ability.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Carson Red says:

    *sigh* Stupid idea Treyarch, stupid

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. Cod_Boi says:

    OK PEOPLE YOU ALL MUST THANK TREYARCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL THING THEY HAVE GIVEN US. I HEARD THE GRENADE LAUNCHER COSTS LIKE, 2500 CP SO THERE MIGHT BE LESS NOOB TUBERS SO SAY THANK YOU!…wait, why am I sounding like a kinder garden teacher?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1

  14. Pinguxx says:

    if your not sure what to purchase or unlock, try it out in the combat training mode becasue thats whythey made it :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  15. Pinguxx says:

    also does anyone know if you get money from a regular game mode e.g. domination becasue if not that would suck becasue im sure most of the try hards will play wager matches and i love running around capping flags and maybe not making any money???

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

    • Hatton25 says:

      I’m pretty sure you do because I think you need money to play wager matches. I think you earn money in normal games and bet your earnings in wager matches, to try and win extra.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Xman says:

      no

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • no says:

        hatton is right you get points from every single game you play, but if you play wager and you are in the money you will gain more than regular game modes

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  16. pimp says:

    Wow, combat training is for stupid noobs /

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Tango Down says:

      Ok what if you had no/ crappy internet and wanted to play multiplayer by yourself, aka no splitscreen?

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  17. Silence says:

    There’s seems like a lot of confusion ok. At lvl 4 you will unlock create a class when you unlock create all weapons, attachment, equipment and perks are unlocked you then use the money that you earned from playing multiplayer online matches to purchase them killstreaks are the same except you unlock them at lvl 10

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Sam says:

      everything was correct except for the weapons. lets say the m16 is unlocked at level 18. when you hit level 18, it becomes available for purchase. you can then choose whether or not you want the gun. i just wanted to make it clear that not all guns are unlocked at the start of the game

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • no says:

        Why do people give him thumbs down?? hes 100% right. you cant buy the gun till its unlocked. Don’t hit thumbs down because you think you know everything

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 3

    • Xman says:

      what do u get befor level 10 for killstreaks
      or classes is it default classes

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  18. Al says:

    This sounds so awesome! I wonder how much killstreaks and perks will cost?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  19. WolFiiE says:

    u unlock evry gun in a singel lv. Exs: lv. 6. and then u need to by it.. for 4000 CP, that meens non of the weapons is better then other since u get them in the same lv. = Blalance that evry wants in black ops..

    an other exs: u realy like the uzi but u dont unlock it b4 lv. 41 and u hate the all the other smg`s.. well in black ops u can skip the guns u hate and just buy and focus on the uzi..

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2

  20. am gonna buy the mp5 first lol

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  21. kaynislol says:

    yer i really hated having 2 grined threw 400 kills just 2 get extended mags 4 the AA 12 or spaz even if the AA 12 isn’t back in Black ops i still think its better that u can buy ur attatchments instead of unlocking them

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  22. Nick says:

    Guys are we forgetting this is treyarch. I mean they made WaW and that was a fail

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  23. mean man says:

    I wonder if when you prestige, would you lose all of your currency and have to start that again too. cos I have a bad habit of hording my cash in games, I don’t know why I do it I just don’t like parting with large sums even if i really need too. lol

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • MrDodo says:

      I hope you don’t lose it, maybe there is a cap tho for how much you can keep.
      So people wont be able to farm up before prestiging. It would be more balanced with a cap of 5-10k or something so you can’t afford too much.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  24. brandonsaas says:

    even if treyarch did fail at WaW it had its good points and they definatly learned from there mistakes otherwise some other company would make the new COD and yeah its dumb that you only get to prestige six times but if people complain enough that it should be higher they will just add a free update like they did for rainbow six vegas 2 because it was pretty much impossible to get to elite without spending a year straight playing so whatever they do wrong they will fix there not gonna mess this game up after how big its getting.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  25. AcTofPromise says:

    Im sorry but i think that these points a stupid and that we should be able to make the perks pro by doing certain challenges and im not sure if i like the perks very much they just seam verry diffrent

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • AbeBabe says:

      I feel the same way, i dont want to spend money getting the perk and also having to pay to get it pro

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  26. noah_bro says:

    thank god i allways hate waiting too unlock something like gun skins

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  27. Broman says:

    well at least Juggernaut is gone(finally)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  28. James says:

    Well I guess this could make the game more fair for the players on lower levels but it kind of takes the fun away

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  29. The Derrty D says:

    so does your performance determine how much you make at the end of the game?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  30. the game looks perfect the hell with who ever has a problem with this game you guys must suck

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  31. Tango Down says:

    They should give you the points at the end of every game instead of a match bonus, Well i guess it would be your match bonus then lol.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  32. AbeBabe says:

    WTF, that is so gay, so i leveled up and unlocked a weapon, why would i have to still buy it, thats so r****ded, what a waste of CoD points. and then you have to pay to unlock attachments, i rather Grind for kills to get attachments then pay for them. I don’t get why you will have to still pay once you get to that level to unlock the weapon, soo r****ded

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  33. Kimbo says:

    wat happens if u buy all da stuff watr are u gona spend it on

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  34. Realza V2 says:

    Its pretty simple really, you gain experience to rank up and reach the rank requirement to purchase stuff. Then from there you spend COD points to buy the stuff, instead of having stuff you dont want you can grab what you like, provided you have the money. I dont know why there is confusion?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • a newbe says:

      its pretty simple really, you gain experience to rank up and reach the rank requirement to purchase stuff. Then from there you spend COD points to buy the stuff, instead of having stuff you dont want you can grab what you like, provided you have the money. I dont know why there is confusion?

      my question is when you gain the experience and rank up and reach the requirement to purchase stuff ..you have to use real money ? thats all i am asking ..is there a way you can purchase those things with points instead? please let me know asap..before i buy this game for someone..
      thanks in advance. A newbe

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  35. ThatDutchIdiot says:

    Don’t worry for the hackers and s**t, (at least I don’t)

    The Xbox gets a new dashboard a few days before Black Ops releases, making it extremely hard to hack. (for a month or so >.>)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

Leave a Comment