List of Latest Confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Details

Check out the latest list of confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer details as confirmed by Treyarch senior game design director, David Vonderhaar.

Via Vonderhaar’s latest Tweets, Black Ops 2 community site CharlieINTEL has been able to gather some of the latest, confirmed multiplayer details which you can check out below. You will notice a few points which are already widely known, but you’ll most certainly learn something new as well.

Remember to check out our full Black Ops 2 multiplayer preview to find out what we thought about the game.

Confirmed Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Details

  • Live streaming specific details are coming soon.
  • Black Ops 2 will have Global Stats leaderboards.
  • Playlists are no longer level-gated.
  • Four shotguns are available in MP.
  • You can adjust the music volume.
  • You cannot have two of the same killstreaks unless one is from a care package.
  • If you’ve not chosen a secondary in your loadout, you can pick one up from fallen enemies in-game.
  • The Ballistic Knife will return.
  • It is possible to create and save multiple emblems to “apply” later on.
  • Maximum overtime round is 2.
  • Any mode like the multiplayer, zombies or campaign can be set to launch by default.
  • There are 14 multiplayer maps on disc at launch, 15 if you include Nuletown 2025.
  • You do not need a party to enter any League Play games.
  • Domination is round-based with halftime.
  • There are currently no plans to release Nuketown 2025 to those that did not pre-order Black Ops 2.
  • One Prestige benefit includes the ability to put emblems and tags on weapons.
  • Combat Recorded stats are in League Play

Learn anything new? What points interest you the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Keelan

    Wait so normal domination is completely gone now? and is now round based?

    • DiabolusBR

      I think this is fair… avoids too much spawn trapping specially for those who spawn on the bad side.

      • They had regular dom at gamescon.

        • beta dude…

          Yeah, obviously regular Dom is in the game, but the question is how are they setting up Dom when it comes to public matches….

          Gamescom was ages ago anyway

          • This is how Domination works now. 2 Rounds, 5mins each, you switch sides after the 1st side is done. when both rounds are done the team with the most overall points added up from both played rounds wins the game.

  • Good work!

  • Nemesis_96

    Oh noice! I didn’t know you could save emblems to a temporary slotI had hoped they might do something like that. 🙂 everything I hear about this game just makes me happier and there’s nothing anyone else can do to change that!

  • The guy on Reddit actually got this list from CharlieIntel:

  • xNEOx0914

    So no secondary and you can pick up weapons? Wonder if this is just secondary weapons or if you can pick up a primary..seems a little OP but heck more points to spend elsewhere!

    • Didact

      Exactly. If I spend all 10 of my points on perks and primary weapon while sacrificing a secondary, it shouldn’t allow me to pick up ANY weapon as a secondary. Otherwise I have essentially spent 11 points. Kind of defeats the whole 10 point system.

      • Its about playing smarter

      • Hobes

        With that logic no one should have ever been able to pick up a second primary in the older CODs unless they had overkill or whatever it was equipped as a perk. They’re only going to keep it for the duration of that life so I don’t see it being an issue.

        • sjsjsj

          i dont disagree but up until now i couldnt start a game with more than 3 perks. i am hoping the big innovation of a 10 point system isnt a waste.

        • Scavenger can make that second primary you pick up last a long time if you play your cards right. Seems a little OP..

  • First Call of Duty I’m looking forward to in a long time.

  • MNJayW

    Does anybody know if they finally added a mute all?

    • Vonderhaar mentioned something about that in a tweet a while ago. Not sure if he actually confirmed it.

  • Cheeseburger eddy

    Wait so the killstreak mention like I thought it was obvious you can’t choose a killstreak twice, like ive never had 2 predator missiles chosen or anything before. Just thought that fact was obvious

    • this means that you can’t stack your killstreaks. like in black ops 1 you could earn an RC-XD, die, earn another one, and still use both RC cars when you decide to. I had people I used to play with stack 5 or 6 cars and run them one after another.

    • Jonny Bravo

      Im pretty sure it means you can’t stack killstreaks, like racking in multiple UAV’s without calling them in. Basically its following what MW3 did.

      • If so, I would be a bit sad of that detail :L

      • cheeseburger eddy

        i like your name hahah, but i also did notice that killstreak thing, kinda glad people cant stack them again. yes thats me above not signed in haha

    • subperception

      no it means that if you have lets say a uav and you dont call it in, and you get another uav, you only get one unless the other uav you get is from a care package

  • He referred to the fact that killstreaks are now reset after the last one you’ve got. So you need to use your UAV, for example, before you get another UAV.

  • “There are currently no plans to release Nuketown 2025 to those that did not pre-order Black Ops 2” Now watch… they will have a Nuketown 24/7 playlist giving the XP-earning advantage to those that preorder. I’m sorry but it’s just not good business to sell a product that the customer can’t see before the product even goes on the market.

    • Aside from that, I’m really looking forward to this game.

    • If you’re on this site and looking at this article, then you’re gonna buy Blops 2. Go preorder it and get a free map.

      • That doesn’t change my opinion that Nuketown 2025 shouldn’t be exclusive to those that preorder.

        • Its just good business, that way they are locking in people to buy the game

          • It’s only fair trade if the Nuketown 2025 map winds up being the best COD map in history, which I doubt.

      • BlackBlade404

        couldnt of said it better myself

    • preorder

      Just preorder, it’s not like it costs anything extra.
      They’ll release Nuketown 2025 later anyway, it’s inevitable.

  • jowhwayne

    the round domination idea sounds horrible

    • To me it sounds fantastic. No BS anymore where you are at a disadvantage because you start at a certain part of the map.

    • why do u think that??

    • al client

      Agreed. Instead of making maps that are balanced and objective points that are equally placed, they give teams that are spawn trapped a “get out of jail free card”. Punishing the better team…..never a good thing.

      • windir8

        If the team is good enough, they can just spawn trap again. Or does it scare you that you will be reciprocated punishment after the first round?

  • jahladagaming

    Not sure about changing the way domination works, I think Blops 1 had it perfect.

    • To be fair “Blops 1” had it the same as it’s been since COD4.

    • cod4

      WTF… it hasn’t changed since COD4

  • Gunz13

    “Domination is round-based with halftime.” Hope this is a seperate game mode..

    • This is the default game type setting when you play it online. Trust me this is the best way to play DOM these rules were taken from the competitive scene we have been using these rules for ages, works great.



  • Faraz

    That’s not all innovation is it?

    • faraz you suck

      Go away dude nobody wants to see your name, or your comments…

      • ChrisBChillin

        I’m new to this site and I’m already bored with this Faraz kid. Why act this way? I don’t get it.

    • Faraz has the chode

      GTFO out of this site nerd.

    • Faraz loves men

      What a noob

    • Faraz is ratchet


      • Faraz blows

        Everybody leave a comment insulting Faraz!

  • So Treyarch or whoever that is encharged of that, how would I do if pre-ordering of BO2 in my country is not available, just when the game is officially reased, HOW I DO!!?

    • Order it online from like Amazon and get it shipped to your country.

  • betosobreira

    14 maps!? Who needs DLCs ?? hahaha

  • Battlefield Engineer

    “There are currently no plans to release Nuketown 2025 to those that did not pre-order Black Ops 2.”

    Deny someone a map just because they didn’t pre-order? What a joke. I’m sure they will release it eventually, but they will definitely make you buy it. It will be overpriced too, you can expect that.

    • BlackBlade404

      Why dont you just pre-order?

    • We all kno that later next year 2025 will be a DLC. They are not going to miss that money. Besides if you want nuketown play black ops that simple.

    • Lots of games do preorder only and never release it to the players that didn’t preorder. I don’t find anything wrong with it. Plus, like all the other comments say, it’ll probably come out as a DLC anyway just like the WaW zombie maps for BO1.

  • Guest

    Not excited yet, to fork over my money.

    • cheeseburger eddy

      ok faraz jr

  • baddabing

    i have bought all the cod games, but i never pre order, I feel like im being punished

  • pre ordered it but for some reason i have a feeling i am gonne stick whit moh wf, that game is just so great suprinsingly. oh well guess we’ll see

  • pete

    only old news on homepage, seems the site is broken for me…

  • Like a Boss

    I just hope Treyarch scrapped the linear flag layout. That just made the B flag a brutal stalemate on most maps. The Call of Duty 4 layout (used in all Modern Warfare games) is still the better one.

  • Murkface13

    Are they going to reward you for your past COD gaming like MW3 did?

  • People need to stop worrying about the way domination works now. Trust me its 100x better, been playing DOMINATION on gamebattles with those rules for a long time, works great. Just wait until you play it for you self you’ll see.