[Updated] Report – Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Hints, Min PC Specs, Incoming Trailer, Public Demo Event, and More

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As we enter the final stretch before Black Ops 2’s multiplayer reveal, which is believed to take place at Gamescom, we’ve decided to compile a list of the latest tidbits and hints that we didn’t think they were worthy of individual pieces. There is a fair amount of speculation down below, so this one is filed under reports.

Multiplayer Debut Trailer?

All signs point to a multiplayer reveal in the next few week, as David Vonderhaar teased on Facebook a screencap of the ESRB rating of a new trailer, which should release soon. The image was only accompanied by this statement, “I have no more tears to shed.”

The key piece of intel here is the length of the trailer. We checked all of the other Black Ops 2 trailers that have been released so far, and none of them is 2 mins 46 seconds long. Thus, this is a new video, but the question remains if it is indeed the multiplayer debut trailer. Only time will tell.

The only Black Ops 2 video we chose not to post on MP1st is the Behind the Scenes Video with Trent Reznor & David S. Goyer, since this is a round-up, it’s embedded below in case you missed it.

Other Hints From Vonderhaar

On Twitter, Vahn has vaguely hinted at changes in Black Ops 2’s multiplayer. In regards to the motion sensor, when asked by a fan to remove it from the upcoming sequel, Vonderhaar explained that the motion sensor is “completely redesigned to be pro-rusher and not pro-camper. Stay tuned.” See the comments section below for one theory of what this could mean and be sure to share yours.

Further, Vonderhaar listed his favorite Call of Duty game modes, teasing that a new one is among his favorites. He said, “Of the ones you know about, Search with Dom in a close second. But my new favorite I can’t talk about yet.” The only new game mode we heard of is the drone hacking FFA wager type mode, you can read more about through here.

Rumored Low End PC Specs

Update: Treyarch developer known on Twitter as pcdev recently posted that legitimate PC specs will be published soon. All others can be considered fake.

Don’t believe any BlackOps2 PC “minimum specs” being reported on various sites. These are bogus. We will release legit ones ASAP.

In response to hopes that it will have “better optimization than bo1 for the low/ medium end guys.” Pcdev replied,

Much better.

Original: We spotted the following system requirements on South African retailer BT Games’ website. Keep in mind, you should take these requirements with a pinch of salt, as Treyarch has only confirmed dedicated servers for the PC version. Our own PC Expert Jorik speculates that those are the bare minimum specs, not the recommended ones.

System Requirements:
  • Intel CPU: Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHzor
  • AMD CPU: Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 3600+
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce GT 120
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4550
  • Ram: 2GB
  • OS:Windows XP 32bit (or later)
  • Direct X: DX9
  • HDD Space: 10GB

Black Ops II MP Hands-On in Texas & GAME UK COD Perks

Play Black Ops II multiplayer, among other titles at the first GameStop Expo in San Antonio, Texas on August 29th, you can learn more here if you’re in the area. This adds to the theory that multiplayer will be revealed at Gamescom, which takes place between August 15th and 19th. UK’s GAME has announced a ‘Call of Duty Perk Programme’.

UK readers, you can check the full statement on GAME’s site or below, but basically the store’s first wave will include a Quadrotor drone avatar for Xbox 360 or Quadrotor theme for PlayStation 3, this could be one of the last waves in GameStop/EB Games’ North American pre-order waves.

Thus far, a double-sided poster and Nuketown 2025 have been revealed as the first two waves of pre-order bonuses for GameStop pre-orders, two more waves will be announced in August and October.

The GAME Call of Duty Perks Program is designed to reward you – the dedicated Call of Duty warrior. Preorder your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and you can look forward to a whole host of cool and exclusive items, and the chance to win some fantastic prizes! The First Wave of Perks includes a Quadrotor drone avatar (for Xbox 360) or Quadrotor theme (for PlayStation 3) which is yours when Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches in November. Plus, you’ll get entered into the first GAME Call of Duty Perks Program sweepstake, with the chance to win one of five VIP trips to Gamescom, the world’s largest games trade fair, held in Germany on 18th-19th August. Entry to this sweepstake closes on 5th August, so if you want to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic experience, the clock is ticking! There’s even more in-store! If you visit a GAME store and place a £10 deposit for Call of Duty: Black Ops II you’ll get even more items including a Limited Edition Nuketown 2025 double-sided poster*. And that’s just for starters. There’s plenty more perks on the road to Call of Duty: Black Ops II, so the sooner you preorder, the more perks you’ll receive. You need a GAME Reward Card in order to join the programme so if you don’t already have one then order one for free now! If you already have a card make sure you link it to your GAME.co.uk account today to get access to this exclusive offer. Get with the program, soldier – preorder Call of Duty: Black Ops II and join the GAME Call of Duty Perks Program today!

A Reminder To End With

Lately, we’ve sadly come across more and more Black Ops 2 beta scams, so please be aware that the official word is that there will not be a beta for Black Ops 2, as it’s been the case with the last four Call of Duty games. If this changes, you will definitely read about here on MP1st.

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