Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Patch Targets Stuttering Sound

BOOM widget 135209 Audio stuttering in multiplayer, another long-running problem with the PC edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops for some, was in the crosshairs of a new patch released last night for Treyarch's shooter.

Cod Blops on PC was in a sorry state at launch, as our Xav examined, plagued by poor performance and stuttering. A string of patches slowly brought most issues into line. Of course, the PC woes didn't stop the latest multi-platform entry in the hugely popular franchise from passing $1 billion in sales and being the biggest-selling game of 2010.

The first Cod Blops downloadable content pack, First Strike, is due to launch for Xbox 360 on February 1 at 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15). It'll initially be exclusive to Microsoft's console, coming to PC and PlayStation 3 at a yet-unknown later date.

Here's the changelog for yesterday's PC patch:

Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • MP Audio stuttering on certain systems.
  • Playercards sometimes not showing properly.
  • Added three Private Match Server Settings: Team Change, Team-Up Period, and Keep Balanced Teams.
  • Added Alternate Color Scheme for accessibility: Settings / Multiplayer / Player Name Indicator.
  • Changed Team-Up Period countdown interval to 10 seconds.
  • Combat Training sessions are no longer counted in Server Browser Unranked tab.
  • Friends on your team will now show as blue on your minimap.
  • Prevention of various exploits.
  • Objective markers localized for all languages.
  • Various stability improvements

Call of Duty: Black Ops Rcon Tool
  • Recognize new "invalid password" server response