Biggest entertainment launch or not, Call of Duty: Black Ops has left some gamers on the PC side longing for a little more polish. Well, good news: Shacknews reports that Treyarch released a patch last night to improve performance on dual- and quad-core PCs, and it's readying another patch that will bring fixes for, among other issues, "GPU hitching on certain graphics cards."
As the Shack points out, a number of users have been complaining about poor performance and stuttering in the game. Folks have been voicing their discontent everywhere from the Steam forums to CrunchGear. One video demonstrating "stop/start lag" problems on YouTube is particularly telling.
I suppose launch-day bugs have been standard fare in the PC game world for a while, and thanks to automated patching, console gamers have begun to enjoy them, too. With 5.6 million Call of Duty: Black Ops copies shipped on launch day across the U.S. and United Kingdom, though, getting fixes out quickly is kind of a big deal.
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