Remember the first time that you played Call of Duty, especially connected online with players from all over the world? You remember when you were not able to walk five steps in the game without getting shot in the head or cut by a crazy guy running up on you with a knife, at least that is what I remember. It took some time, but I hope that by now you can play the game for some relaxing shoot ‘em up action and burn the stress away without having to re-spawn 100 times per hour. The Call of Duty franchise is one of the hottest in the gaming world and this week it appears that PS3 users will be able to download texture packs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
The texture packs are not going to really improve any performance of the game according to online sources, but it will take the wear and tear away from your Blu-ray player inside the console. Even though you will not see any bump in performance, it might be more important to get the texture pack installed on the hard drive, just to protect the Blu-ray player against long term wear. Call of Duty is being played so many hours by gamers from all over the world, it will not be a surprise if you read about how the console’s hardware takes a beating. It is nice to see the company coming along with an option for gamers to keep the bad from happening.
Do not be concerned that the texture pack will take up a ton of room in your system, according to the game design director. The space needed is apparently “non-trivial” and compared to the Battlefield 3 HD texture pack for Xbox 360 will take up 1.5GB of space. It might be a good idea to download the texture pack, since it will not take up that much space and will not affect your gaming experience, unless your PS3 Blu-ray player takes a crap. The game launches on November 13th for PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC with the Nintendo Wii U version coming by the end of the year.