Modders were shunned by Modern Warfare 2 which didn't allow techie users to tinker with it at all. Black Ops, however, won't be quite so stubborn.
Treyarch, the team controlling the reins of the next Call of Duty game, has confirmed that it will release mod tools for the game on PC post launch, which falls on November 9.
"We plan to open the game up for modding sometime post-launch," confirmed a rep on the game's official forum, although it might not be as diverse a platform for modding as, say, Valve's Source Engine and Half Life's mod potential.
"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," added the rep.
"We have looked at it close enough to see that it is non-trivial and we will have to pick it up again post-launch. Right now we are completely focused on finishing the game."
They also confirmed that gamers will be given access to the dev console, which is good news. For some.
Meanwhile, retailers recently seemingly confirmed that Black Ops will have a much anticipated Zombie mode of its own.