Call of Duty: Black Ops PC mod tools coming this May

Treyarch has announced that it is readying the release of a Call of Duty: Black Ops PC mod tool kit for sometime this May, making good on its pre-release promise to give the non-console crowd the means by which to play god on the battelfield. Well, sort of.

The message was relayed in a tweet (opens in new tab) yesterday evening by ‘pcdev’, and was confirmed in a re-tweet by Treyarch’s community manager Josh Olin (opens in new tab) earlier today. No details have yet been given as to what powers the mod tools will afford, but the studio indicated last year that it would not necessarily be a free-for-all creation kit, saying, “We do not know yet to what extent you will be able to mod the game. There are some purely technical issues related to engine and internal tool enhancements that do not easily fit the modtools paradigm.”

Treyarch has been tinkering with the mod tool kit since the game’s development, but put the release on the backburner to focus on polishing (read: bug fixing) the game itself.

The studio also recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops’ next map pack, Escalation, will be arriving for Xbox 360 on May 3rd.

[Source: Eurogamer (opens in new tab)]

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