Browsing tag: Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Ray Gun Mark II Accidentally Unlocked Via Recent Patch, Gameplay Videos News 30

News 30 It looks like Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 developers Treyarch have accidentally made the upcoming Ray Gun Mark II zombies weapon pre-maturely available via their most ecent patch that went live not too long ago. The Ray Gun Mark II, which you can learn more about here, was meant to launch along side the upcoming Vengeance DLC […]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Set To Introduce Micro Transactions Tomorrow, March 13 News 155

News 155 Activision, publisher of the popular FPS series Call Of Duty, is set to introduce in-game purchases to Treyarch’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 tomorrow, March 13. What exactly would Activision be offering with these small transactions? According to Activision’s Dan Amrich, via MVC, Black Ops 2 players can look forward to being able to […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Perks “Can and Will Be Nerfed” Post-Release News 33

News 33 David Vonderhaar has been discussing and revealing post-release support plans for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. He explains that in-game perks will probably get refined and changed to reflect the community’s opinions and play style. Treyarch’s Game Designer Director states that the current Perk system has become “too complex” and that Treyarch wanted to focus […]

Play Black Ops 2 At This Year’s Gamescom or Catch the Live Stream From Home News 53

News 53 Get ready for more Call of Duty: Black Ops at this year’s Gamescom, coming at you next week. “Yes. You heard correctly. We are going to Gamescom. We are bringing Black Ops 2 MP. You can play it. We are livestreaming it,” announced David Vonderhaar, game design director at Treyarch. According to the official press release, […]

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Trailer Analysis – On Map Design News 48

News 48 Many thanks to our own David Veselka for pulling the screen shots and tracking down other materials from the BOII trailer that appear in this video. You can check out the original trailer breakdown article with screenshots by David here. One of the things I haven’t heard much about after yesterday’s release of the first Black […]

Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Trailer Analysis – Brand New Create-A-Class, See Through Walls, Spectator Mode and Much More News 136

News 136 At last, Treyarch and Activision have given Call of Duty fans around the world their very first look at Black Ops II’s multiplayer in action. If you missed it, make sure to check out the new trailer here before heading on to our in-depth analysis below! Essentially, this trailer can be broken down into eight […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Revealed, Watch the Debut Trailer News 170

News 170 It’s that moment we’ve all been waiting for – the very same moment we’ve waited for on an annual basis for the past few years now – the multiplayer reveal of the next Call of Duty title to grace the multiplayer FPS stage. This time in the spotlight – Call of Duty: Black Ops II. […]

The Staples of CoD Past and Present – MOAB Gameplay Commentary and Article News 40

News 40 In the below video, I discuss at length how each CoD has had something that the community collectively held up as the pinnacle of success.  CoD4 had quickscoping, WAW didn’t really have much of anything, MW2 had the Tactical Nuke, BO1 was all about teamplay and SPM, and finally, MW3 had the hidden 25 gun-only MOAB killstreak.  Each of […]

Does Call of Duty’s Future Depend on Black Ops II? News 172

News 172 With the multiplayer reveal of Black Ops II just a few days away, I think it’s safe to say that the hype surrounding Call of Duty is about to hit its highest point yet this year.  But is that enough to keep Call of Duty the mammoth success it’s become?  We all know BOII is […]

Treyarch To Reveal Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer August 7 News 101

News 101 Get ready for your first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer. Treyarch, developers behind Call of Duty 3, World at War, Black Ops and the upcoming sequel to Black Ops, have stated their intentions to reveal the highly anticipated multiplayer of Black Ops II in only a few short days. “Synchronize your […]

Black Ops II – Did Treyarch Move To The Future To Make CoD Interesting Again? New Sound Clip Teased News 61

News 61 Treyarch’s John Rafacz details the reasoning behind Treyarch’s move to the near-future in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It’s been said before that moving to a brand new setting is one way to imitate innovation in a video game series that has stayed stagnant for too long. There are those who would criticize Treyarch for making […]

Halo 4 Could Become Xbox Live’s Most Active Title, Taking Down Call of Duty News 43

News 43 The latest reports of 2012’s levels of anticipation hint at a shift in the Xbox Live activity leaderboard. It’s no surprise that Call of Duty has dominated the top of Xbox Live’s most played titles for the past few years since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. What might come […]

Black Ops II – Treyarch Respects Your Play Style, More on Audio Design For Competitive Gamers News 61

News 61 Treyarch’s Studio Head Mark Lamia discusses improvements making their way to Black Ops II’s sound design and how your play style will be respected in the highly anticipated multiplayer. Speaking to Jeff Schine during a recent Roll Call episode on Elite TV wrapping up this year’s E3, Lamia detailed the improvements that the Treyarch team […]

Black Ops II – Treyarch Keeping Familiar CoD Multiplayer Experience Intact, MP Reveal This August News 35

News 35 While Treyarch plans to “challenge assumptions” when it comes to Black Ops II’s multiplayer, developers assure hardcore fans that the familiar gameplay which they’ve all come to love will remain intact. Already, rumors of a completely revamped create-a-class system have begun to surface which indicate that Black Ops II could use a point allocation system […]

Should Black Ops II Be Worried About Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter? Treyarch Answers News 130

News 130 With Battlefield 3 having “taken significant market share” from the Call of Duty franchise within the past few months, should publishers like Activision and developers like Treyarch be concerned over a declining demand for Call of Duty titles? “The first-person shooter category has always been a competitive space,” John Rafacz, Treyarch Director of Communications, told VideoGamer in […]

Black Ops II Matchmaking Improvements Will Create A Better Experience for Vets and Newcomers News 36

News 36 Studio Head at Treyarch details some of the improvements the team is making when it comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer matchmaking system. “On the multiplayer front, I think one of the things we’re paying attention to is that there’s a lot of very experienced COD multiplayer gamers who are very good […]

Treyarch Head Talks Elite Integration In Black Ops II, More Multiplayer Hints News 23

News 23 More Black Ops II details surface giving us a peek at what the multiplayer might have to offer this November 13th. Recently, studio head at Treyarch Mark Lamia talked to The Guardian about the advantages of the Call of Duty: Elite service having been up and running for a couple months now. He mentioned “we […]

Treyarch Dev Confirms Black Ops II Ranked Dedicated Servers on PC and Steam Pre-Order Bonuses News 33

News 33 Ranked dedicated servers have been confirmed for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Treyarch’s director of technology Cesar Stastny made the announcement via Twitter earlier today: Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for‪ #BlackOps2‬ Last year’s Modern Warfare 3 on the PC boasted dedicated servers as well, but only for unranked matches. The original Black […]

Rumor – Major Black Ops II Multiplayer Changes, Will Use A Point Allocation System News 78

News 78 Before delving into today’s intel, here’s the back story on how we verified it. Last night, a Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer rumor was going around that Treyarch is doing away with the fixed slot system in Create a Class in favor of a point allocation system. This was outed by Garnet Lee on this week’s […]

Rumor – New Black Ops II Multiplayer HUD Leaked, Select Fire Option, Max Level 55? News 67

News 67 New Black Ops II off-screen images have surfaced giving us a glimpse at a newer version of the multiplayer HUD, select fire feature, and more. At E3 2012, several publications had the chance to take a first look at Black Ops II’s multiplayer, and the following images have surfaced from that session. New Black Ops II MP HUD The multiplayer […]

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