Treyarch's Mark Lamia has said that they won't be implementing such terribly mean tactics like the Online Pass on Call of Duty: Black Ops. In fact, they're "going to support the hell out of Black Ops."
So far EA and THQ are the only giants using the Online Pass, which prevents second hand buyers from accessing any online multiplayer modes. It's only a one-time thing and helps publishers get something out of the pre-owned market.
Lamia guarantees that no matter what consumers buy, first or second hand, any and all online multiplayer modes will be open to them.
"The multiplayer comes with the game you buy - you don't have to do anything else for that."
Call of Duty: Black Ops will release worldwide on November 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.