Call of Duty: Black Ops is out! We are all happy and sad at the same time. No more problems with who is hosting the game because servers are back and lag shouldn’t be an issue anymore, right? Wrong. This is where the sad part comes. Single player game is no problem and everything works flawlessly (more or less) on my old NVidia 8800GTS. I finished the game with almost no performance issues. Frame rate dropped down with a lot of enemies and explosions on the screen, but it was never unplayable. With multi-player this is a completely different story. I tried many different servers, and they were based all around the world. My ping times were ranging from as little as 70ms up to 300ms and to be honest, I didn’t notice much difference. Characters in front of me were warping here and there and they all appeared laggy and stuttering.
If you have a PC version you could try few things and the game will work better. Don’t worry, this won’t eliminate your problems it will help a little.