PC gamers have been eagerly awaiting Call of Duty: Black Ops, one of the most expected games of the year, but it seems that the Treyarch-developed title is plagued by lag and a few interesting glitches.
It seems that no matter the PC configuration, either mid-range or high-end machines, the game has performance spikes every now and then, resulting in either freezes or slow-downs in single-player, or lag in multiplayer.
While such a thing may be excusable when there are a lot of enemies on the screen or explosions occur, the freezes happen in generally quiet moments, when there aren't a lot of enemies present.
According to some players, this is largely because Black Ops hogs too much of the processor's power, sometimes reaching nearly 100 percent load, resulting in the aforementioned lag or glitches.
Black Ops’ multiplayer design director, David Vonderhaar, confirmed to Twitter users that the Treyarch team knows about the issues, but expect an official confirmation to arrive from Activision today.
In the meantime, it seems that PC gamers are stuck with another blockbuster game plagued by issues, after the recent Fallout: New Vegas title, which was also ridden with glitches and bugs, even after quite a few patches that were released for all platforms.
Call of Duty: Black Ops was heralded by Treyarch as a pure PC title, with support for mods, dedicated servers and other special services, unlike the previous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which was released by Infinity Ward last year.
Our own experience with Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PC suffered from the same lag, which is extremely bad in multiplayer.
What about you? Are you satisfied up until now about Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PC? What other issues have you met up until now?