FAQ

  • What are the rules at Black Ops?

    • ALWAYS WEAR YOUR MASK WHILE ON THE FIELD (PUT IT ON BEFORE YOU ENTER THE NET LINE)
    • CRONO LIMIT 300 FEET PER SECOND FOR ROUND BALL, 280 FPS FOR FIRST STRIKE ROUNDS
    • ALWAYS PUT YOUR BARREL BAG ON AND REMOVE MAGAZINE FROM GUN (AIRSOFT ONY) BEFORE YOU EXIT THE FIELD. KEEP BARREL BAG ON YOUR MARKER AT ALL TIMES UNTIL AFTER ENTERING THE FIELD
    • NO BLIND FIRING (DON'T SHOOT WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE)
    • NO BUNKERING ON WOODS BALL FIELDS (DON'T SHOOT ANYONE CLOSER THAN 20 FEET)
    • NO OVERSHOOTING
    • FIELD PAINT ONLY! DO NOT BRING PAINT FROM OTHER STORES OR FIELDS. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY
    • NO SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED AREAS OR OVER THE NETS
    • EVERY PLAYER IS A SAFETY OFFICER! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING UNSAFE SAY SOMETHING!
    • DO NOT THROW PAINTBALLS OR SHOOT AT THE BUILDINGS, WALLS, EQUIPMENT, TABLES, ETC.
    • OBEY THE REFEREES
    • NO SWEARING
    • NO DRUGS NO BOOZE ON PREMISES. IF YOU APPEAR DRUNK OR HIGH YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND RECEIVE NO REFUND
    • HAVE FUN!
  • Will I or my group be playing with others?

    Unless you book a party AND pay $50 in advance for the "Private Party" upgrade option you will likely be playing with others. But that's ok! We always attempt to have groups that are of similar experience playing together. The more people playing the more fun it is!

  • What should I wear?

    Long pants are recommended (strongly recommended... Unless you're Chuck Norris, then you can wear anything). We suggest a long sleeve t-shirt. Camouflage is not necessary, but it will help you blend in (and not get hit). Hiking shoes/boots are recommended for ankle support, but tennis shoes will do. Be sure to dress for the weather if it looks like it could rain. Layers are good in case you get hot during play. A baseball cap you can wear backwards under the mask to protect the top of your dome while you're low crawling through fighting positions. Gloves are preferred by some, a knuckle shot can sting a bit.

  • Does paintball hurt?

    It depends on the amount of clothing your wear, how close to the shooter you are, and the speed of the ball. Generally, it’s like getting a good smack from a dry towel or a racquet ball (only much smaller). It might leave a welt, but that just gives you something to show off come Monday!

  • Does the paint wash out?

    Our paint is washable and bio-degradable. You may want to bring something to put on the car seat for the drive home. It is kind of difficult to throw the car seats in the wash. Black Ops has outdoor graveled wash areas to hose off dirty shoes etc.

  • How old do you have to be to play?

    8 years old for regular paintball, 5 years old and up for low-impact splat master paintball parties. All paintball players must be able to fit the safety goggles, no matter what their age, before they can play. All players under 18 need a waiver form signed by their parents or guardian in order to play. This form can be filled out in advance and brought to the field on game day. Parents do not need to be at the field if their child is sent with a paper waiver or has completed it online for their child.

  • Is it dangerous?

    Like any active sport, there is always a possibility of accidents. As long as the safety gear is worn and the rules are followed, paintball has been proven to be the one of safest sports available. Safer than golf in fact. Our most common injuries are ankle twists/sprains from the rough terrain, which is why we recommend high top hiking shoes or boots.

  • Can I bring my own paint?

    NO. Black Ops is a FIELD-PAINT-ONLY field. That means that we do not allow outside paintballs in our arena. We provide a quality bio-degradable paintball that breaks on impact (rather than a painful bounce), that is good for use with all types of paintball markers. This policy is in place to ensure we comply with insurance, safety, and environmental standards.
    Don't worry, we sell our paintballs at the same price or lower than what you can get it for on Amazon!
    Because we are a high volume distributor we go through our paint very quickly ensuring that it has not sat in a hot warehouse for months before getting to you the end user. The result to you is a fresh ball at a good price!

  • How much paint will I use?

    All players play the game differently, so each person uses a different amount of paint. Most players will make do with however much (or little) they have. We’ve found that the average player uses about 200-700 paintballs in an afternoon of play (some will use more, some will use less). The best thing to do is purchase paint by the case, if possible, since the cost per case is the least expensive way to get additional paintballs. If you have any paintballs left over, you’re welcome to take them home with you and bring them back for use next time you play, keep in mind they last aprox 2-3 months when stored in appropriate temperature controlled environments (store them inside your home not in the garage). If paintballs appear to be hardened or decaying they will not be permitted to be used to protect our customers from getting hit with old/hard paintballs.

  • Is Black Ops responsible for theft of my paintball or belongings?

    No. We cannot reimburse you for lost or stolen goods INCLUDING paintballs! With over 150 customers on site at a given time it is extremely likely that someone will help themselves to your paintballs if they are left out unsupervised on a park bench or table. We have lockers available if you bring a padlock, or you can store them in your vehicle if everyone in your party is playing on the field at the same time.

  • Do you take credit cards?

    Yes. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We also have an ATM onsite.

  • Is food and drink available?

    Yes! We have a fully stocked convenience store with Pepsi products, Gatorade, cold water, chips, candy bars, jerky, and much more. We also have drinking fountains for your convenience.
    With our party packages we offer add on Pizza and Drink package options as well as a Cake/Ice Cream/Gift package.
    You’re welcome to bring your own food (we have a refrigerator and freezer for cake and ice cream), and/or refreshments EXCEPT ALCOHOL. We ask that you don’t bring anything in glass containers. Also available are our picnic areas, cast iron grills, and indoor and outdoor picnic tables.

  • Does Black Ops offer refunds?

    Black Ops may give refunds or store credit at its discretion. There are no refunds on paintballs, as we can't resell used paintballs. The birthday package or large group deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to reschedule for any extenuating circumstances you may do so one time, within 48-hours of your scheduled date, and apply your deposit towards the new date. Special circumstances may warrant an exception to this policy such as a sudden military deployment with orders that would make rescheduling impossible or improbable. In such cases Black Ops Paintball may issue refunds at its discretion.

  • Does Black Ops offer memberships?

    Black Ops offers three very competitive membership options that will save you $$$, check them out at our pricing page.

  • Can I leave my children at Black Ops?

    Black Ops is not a day care! Please do not leave children under 13 years of age without supervision! That is against state law and considered child abandonment! Please don't put us in that position!

  • How much does it cost to get into paintball?

    Paintball doesn't have to be expensive! Our recommended starter set up is a Tippmann 98 marker that costs approximately $129.00, a Ninja 3000 PSI compressed air tank $49.95, and an anti-fog mask $29.00-$49.99. So for just over $200 you can be playing paintball with gear that will last a lifetime. You can brows or purchase gear on our web-store or at any of our pro-shops.

  • Does Black Ops offer any discounts?

    Yes! We offer a 10% hero discount for military, police, EMS, Firefighters and teachers with valid ID. We also offer Methodist University students and faculty a 10% discount with current ID. Our group discounts are substantial for groups of 20 or more with a deposit and at least 2 weeks reservation, the pricing for our Basic Package goes from 34.95 to 24.95 and our Ranger Package goes from 49.95 to 34.95. Thats a HUGE savings of $200 or $300!!! Please note that discounts can not be stacked and the Birthday Party Packages are already extremely discounted.

  • Does Black Ops host Air-Soft / MIL-SIM play?

    Yes! Please see our Airsoft page as well as our airsoft fb page @ black ops airsoft nc

  • What is Black Ops Paintball Max FPS for Markers?

    300 feet per second for Paintball and 280 FPS for First Strike rounds. Chronographer on site. All personal guns must chrono before play including paintball sidearms/pistols.

  • What is "Low Impact Paintball"

    Low impact paintball is the term used for .50 caliber paintball as opposed to regular paintball (.68 inches in diameter ball). The .50 caliber ball has less mass and therefore less Jules of energy (power) then the .68 ball resulting in a less intense hit.
    Low impact paintball is the new age style of playing the extreme sport of paintball with less impact or “sting”. We use the unique .50 Cal Tippmann FT-12 (similar look and feel as a Tippmann 98 but shorter and lighter) that shoots smaller paintballs at lower velocities giving hits a much softer impact. It is the ideal way to play for corporate outings, new players and kids alike. Enjoy the fun sport of paintball with no fear of being hit. You can book a Low Impact Paintball Party at Black Ops for the same price as a regular paintball party! A few benefits of Low Impact Paintball are:

    -No pain
    -Lower velocity
    -Lower impact energy
    -Lighter equipment
    -More enjoyable
    -Exclusive play with only other low impact players

    We recommend Low impact for:

    -groups/families with children under 8 years old
    -new players that are intimidated by playing with/against more experienced players
    -anyone wanting to play paintball but not wanting to get the associated bruises or welts.