The most anticipated game of the year and the most ambitious Call of Duty game ever, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Xbox 360, will hit shelves worldwide on November 13th. Rooted in near-future fiction, Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer will introduce players to some of the most cutting-edge weaponry and equipment that 2025 will have to offer.
Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
Relive the close quarters chaos of this classic fan-favorite map, reimagined in a visionary depiction of the "Model Home of the Future".
All-New Create A Class: Create a class has been re-imagined, introducing players to a new "pick-10" allocation system, allowing an unprecedented number of combinations of create a class content. Players no longer have to take content from each category; instead, trade items from one category for extra items in another - any combination of 10 items makes almost anything possible.
Pick 10 System: Ten points and nearly endless combinations: every piece of content is worth one point, and you can spend your 10 points in any way you like, encouraging a greater level of customization for individual play styles.
Wildcards: Also a point each, Wildcards allow players to "extend the system" and configure classes in more unique ways - players can take multiple perks from one category, equip their primary with three attachments, carry two lethals, and more.
All-New Score Streaks: Score Streaks reward players for helping their team win the game: capturing flags, defending your teammate with an assault shield, getting kills and assists are all examples of actions that help your team win and thus give you score. Each action has a different value and can influence the theater of operations.
2025 comes to life:
A range of new features:
Upgraded Weapons, Attachments and Equipment: Near-future warfare means upgrades in technology that soldiers will use in the field. Additionally, weapon perks are now built into the attachments:
eSPORTS - A huge inspiration for the team and an exciting additional innovation to the multiplayer agenda, Call of Duty: Black Ops II introduces League Play and an exciting new toolset of integrated shoutcasting capabilities, taking the competitive spirit of Call of Duty and elevating it to a spectator sport.
League Play - Competition is fun at any level, which is why Treyarch has introduced Leagues, offering skill-based matchmaking and seasonal ladders. Play a small number of matches to get your skill rating and from there, you'll be placed into a division with players of similar skill. Keep winning and you'll move up in rank - steady progress will move you up the ladder and into upper divisions. Skill-based matchmaking ensures that you are challenged but not out-gunned. League play is for everyone.
CODcast - creating a new class of specialized spectator, the CODcaster, who takes on the role of color commentator for any game, providing play by play coverage of the action on-screen. There are a variety of specific features built into the game's CODcast menu to allow shoutcasting like never before:
More to Come:
IN DEVELOPMENT: Live Streaming - In addition, Activision is proud to announce ongoing development of an amazing new live game streaming feature that will help make competitive gaming not only fun to play but also fun to watch. Once ready, Treyarch will enable a streaming toolset that allows players to stream their gameplay (and themselves) from inside the game itself. Requirements, rules, availability and launch timing of this new feature are yet to be announced.