This is a basic FAQ for Call of Duty Black Ops as more questions come in they will be added below.1. Is Call of Duty Black Ops using VAC?
Yes, this cannot be disabled.2. Why does RANKED only support 18 slots and UNRANKED 24 slots?
This is set by the developer and not something that we have control over, from our understanding the goal is to ensure that ranked was sized in such a way where the resulting stats are balanced and consistent. It has less to do about how well a server can handle it. As for the max slot count of 24 for unranked, it was decided to loosen upper slot limit a bit since it is not globally ranked.3. How can I pre-order?
Exsisting customers can log into their members area and go to https://my.gameservers.com/order/
and then you will see ' Add a Game Server ' click on the drop down box and go to ' Call of Duty: Blackops [RANKED] ' or ' [UNRANKED] '.
New customers can order from our Call of Duty Black Ops portal here - http://www.gameservers.com/blackops/
.4. There are no locations near me, does this mean I will be doomed to lag?
Certainly not! With the information we are gathering we are already putting in place plans to have new locations opened up. You can now suggest a location for GameServers to expand to on the blackops page - http://www.gameservers.com/blackops/
click the 'DON'T SEE YOUR LOCATION? CLICK HERE TO SUGGEST A LOCATION! ' link to make your suggestion.5. If I order a dedicated server will I be able to run Call of Duty Black Ops?
Blackops servers can be installed on dedicated servers, however there are some restrictions. You will be unable to install any games except for Blackops, Medal of Honor, and BC2. If you currently have a dedicated server with other games on it, we would need to reinstall the operating system before Blackops can be installed (there may be a fee associated with the reinstall). No other programs/games would be permitted on the dedicated machine.6. If I preorder will I be charged until the game is released?
You will be initially charged to secure the server space on our network, when the game is released you will then have one month from the day of release to play until the next invoice is issued. Invoices are issued 7 days before the money is due.7. What can I use to remotely administer the game server?
The RCON tool produced by the game's developers will be available through Steam. It can be found by clicking 'Games->Library' inside of Steam.8. When will my server be available?
Your server will be available once the game has been released. As of right now, there are no plans to activate the servers early.9. Will third party tools such as B3 work with the server?
No, these will not work with the Blackops server.10: Video tutorials:
How to Change RCON Pass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm8oKD4C6yYHow to Connect to RCON
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tdcRgJNPr0How to Configure an Unranked Server
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ1xBBouNHMHow to Configure a Ranked Server
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bWqh0sSb7E11. I want to order in X location but it is showing BACKORDERED?
This is because the hardware in these locations are now full, we are constantly shipping new hardware to these locations and it usually takes 3-4 business days to arrive.12. How can I use rcon in-game?
Please refer to viewtopic.php?f=11&t=41428
for a full guide on this. Thanks to nazzty for the find!
Solutions to many common issues can be found within your members area here: https://my.gameservers.com/support/faq.php