Call of Duty Black Ops is a military first person shooter which is set in during both the Cold war and Vietnam war, with conventional and prototype weaponry from the era, Black Ops is notable for being the first Call of Duty title to have offline bot support added as a free update as well as having 4 player split-screen support for both multiplayer and zombies modes.
Update required to play with bots offline
Offline bot support for Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch modes
Combat Training is an ONLINE ONLY MODE, you can not play it OFFLINE
4 Player split-screen support for Multiplayer on all console platforms
4 Player split-screen support for Zombies on all console platforms
4 Player split-screen support for Dead Ops Arcade on all console platforms
2 Player split-screen per console support for Multiplayer , Zombies and Dead Ops Arcade on a LAN connection
Full Create-a-Class is unlocked from the start
14 Maps with base game (more available as paid DLC)
2 Zombies maps with base game (more available as paid DLC)
Dead Ops Arcade Mini-game, top down zombie shooter can be played with up to 4 players.
Can I play Call of Duty Black Ops offline?
Yes, for the console versions of Call of Duty Black Ops is fully playable offline for Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies
Is there offline bot support in Call of Duty Black Ops?
Yes, however offline bot support was added as a post launch update and therefore required to play with bots offline for the console versions of the game, the bots are only supported in Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch modes
Xbox One and Xbox Series backwards compatibility automatically applies the update as these consoles can not do an 'offline' install of backwards compatible games, they will automatically download the update during the install process (which requires internet even if you have a physical copy, this is the case with all backwards compatible games)
But what about the Combat Training mode, can't I level up offline in that on Call of Duty Black Ops, someone said I could?
No, this is a misconception I hear very often and it's due to the same error from everyone doing it, they fail to put their console in a true offline state, the mode let's you rank up against bots yes, however you have to be connected to the internet to play Combat Training, Combat Training in Call of Duty Black Ops is ONLINE ONLY.
How many offline bots can you put into a game on Call of Duty Black Ops? , Can you have uneven teams?
You can put a total of 9 bots in the game, yes you can have uneven teams, so if you want to go 1 vs 9 bots, you can.
Can I control what weapons and gear the bots use in Call of Duty Black Ops?
No, there are no settings for loadout restrictions.
What multiplayer modes support offline bots in Call of Duty Black Ops?
The following modes support offline bots in Call of Duty Black Ops II:
What multiplayer maps come with the base game of Call of Duty Black Ops II?
The following maps come with the base game of Call of Duty Black Ops II:
Is there offline create-a-class? is everything unlocked in Call of Duty Black Ops II?
Yes, there is full offline create-a-class, everything is unlocked from the start for offline modes
Is there offline split-screen support in Call of Duty Black Ops II?
Yes, you can play split-screen on the console versions
1-4 players for Multiplayer
1-4 players for Zombies
1-4 players for Dead Ops Arcade
LAN Play per console:
1-2 players per console for Multiplayer
1-2 players per console for Zombies
1-2 players per console for Dead Ops Arcade
Is there offline campaign co-op in Call of Duty Black Ops?
No, the campaign is single player only, but can be played fully offline.
Is there an offline zombies mode for Call of Duty Black Ops?
Yes, there is a zombies mode, which supports up to 1-4 players on one console or 1-2 players per console when playing on a LAN connection.