Groups adds an entirely new social element to the Black Ops universe. In a Call of Duty first, Groups offers an unprecedented in-game community designed from the ground up to bring players together. Tightly integrated with existing game systems, Groups helps players quickly expand their network of comrades and competitors. Join a Group of like-minded weekend warriors or create your own to take your clan to the next level.

At its heart, Groups is an open-ended feature that puts control in the hands of players. It’s up to players to create or join Groups that make sense for them.

Some common Groups might include: Clans, Teams, Friends, Streamers, and Classmates.

How it works

Players visit the Groups tab of the Social menu to create or find Groups to join. Once in a Group, players visit the Group Headquarters see a Roster of other members, group messages, monitor their rank on custom Group Leaderboards and check out fellow group members latest Paintjobs, Emblems or other content creations.

Special Features

Quick join

The Quick Join is designed to show online friends and let players quickly jump into their games. After becoming a member of a group, the Quick Join will still show all your friends, but any remaining space will be filled with members of groups to which you belong. In many cases this will dramatically increase the number of people players can instantly party up with.



Your first stop in the Group Headquarters is the overview, a quick snapshot of Group activity. Here you can read the Group message or see the latest featured Group Showcase content.


The Roster is in every way like your Friends List, however you don’t necessarily need to friend those players. Join on them, check their Combat Record or view their Showcase, all without the need to flood your Friends List.


Fellow Group members automatically appear in Leaderboards customized with several different parameters. This allows Groups to better tailor the stats they show to the to the purpose of the group.


The Group Showcase brings together all the awesome content published by fellow Group members.


Available to Group Owners or Administrators, the Admin tab provides comprehensive control over all aspects of the group including: privacy settings, the ability to update Group identity and much more.