Treyarch to charge for Black Ops dedicated servers

Written by Joe Martin

September 13, 2010 // 3:12 p.m.

Tags: #activision #black-ops #black-ops-dedicated-servers #call-of-duty #call-of-duty-black-ops #call-of-duty-dedicated-servers #dedicated-servers #treyarch

Treyarch has announced that it will charge users to create dedicated servers in the upcoming Call of Duty game, Black Ops.

Previously, furore erupted when Infinity Ward said Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would not feature dedicated servers at all. That controversy was calmed somewhat when Treyarch announced that Black Ops would feature dedicated servers.

Dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be made available exclusively through server rental site GameServers.com, according to IGN.

Users will be charged 66p per player on unranked servers, which allow up to a maximum of 24 players, or £9.95 for a maximum of 18 players on ranked servers. Both options are currently open to preorders.

Discounts will be offered for those who pay in three, six or twelve months in advance, but extras such as Teamspeak support will incur an additional fee.

Treyarch's community manager, Josh Olin, confirmed that Treyarch-hosted dedicated servers will remain free to use.

"Nobody will have to rent a dedicated server through GameServers in order to play the game," said Olin. "But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com."

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