Call of Duty: Black Ops Mac Launch Date and Details Released

written by Russ Looney on September 20, 2012 in Mac Gaming News

Call of Duty Black Ops MacRejoice gamers! Today Aspyr released the final details on one of the most anticipated Mac game releases this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops! We’re less than a week away from suiting up and experiencing one of the best shooter experience s possible.

Black Ops is set to release digitally on September 27, 2012, and will be available via Steam, the GameAgent Store, and other online digital retailers.  A Mac App Store release will follow shortly after.  Bear in mind that while it will be available to purchase from Steam, the game will NOT be a SteamPlay title.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Mac will retail for $49.99 and will include the First Strike Content Pack at no extra cost.  The First Strike content pack includes 4 new multiplayer maps as well as an exciting zombie experience, complete with its own multiplayer map.  Pre-orders are available at the GameAgent Store and will save players 10% in the process!

For those craving even more undead action, the Rezurrection Content Pack will also be available for purchase at launch for $14.99.  This content pack will be available through the same retail outlets as the game and as an in-app purchase for those that buy the game from the Mac App Store.  The other two Black Ops Content Packs, Escalation and Annihilation, will be available on the Mac later this year as a bundle.

Multiplayer will be Mac-to-Mac only, but will be open to the entire Mac gaming community, meaning purchasing the game from Steam won’t cut off players from those that purchased from the Mac App Store, and vice versa.  To help grease those multiplayer wheels, Aspyr has set up a public Facebook group, Black Ops Mac, which will enable players to communicate and set up matches between themselves.

This is just the tip of Black Ops iceberg, friends. We’ll be posting a follow-up FAQ shortly that recaps some of the above info as well as additional details on the game, including multiplayer support and system requirements.  There’s even a Black Ops multiplayer strategy guide in the works so you can get the leg up on your friends in multiplayer right off the bat, so stay tuned!