The Official Black Ops 2 Thread
RELEASE DATE: November 13th, 2012
The biggest change to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Zombie gameplay comes in the form of its campaign mode. Titled Tranzit, this tosses you and up to three of your friends into the biggest world the team at Treyarch has ever created for Zombies. Your goal in Tranzit is simple: k#ll all the undead that you come across and leave a trail of bodies in your wake. You and your team jump between a number of locales along the way, doing what appears to be defensive stands and clearing them out before moving on to the next place. However, getting from place to place isn't a simple loading screen, but instead requires you to get there by foot or by bus. It's unclear whether or not you'll be able to steer the bus, but the first trailer makes it pretty clear you'll be defending yourself and perhaps even building barricades in order to survive the journey between survival spots.
You'll also have plenty to look out for while you're battling in the zombie-infested wasteland, as Tranzit now includes "buildables," something Treyarch describes as elements you can put together to do things like open up new parts of the world or make weapons. As for how the campaign ends? That's anyone's guess. Treyarch is playing whatever story it's inserting into Tranzit close to its chest, which fits with its strategy of letting the fans parse together the narrative through message boards and other online communities.
If Tranzit doesn't sound like your thing, if you're the type of person that just wants to hop in with friends and defend a single position, you'll be pleased to hear that Survival mode is returning with Black Ops 2. Playable either solo or with three friends, Survival offers the cla##ic survival experience wherein you build defenses and hold out. The nitty-gritty details haven't been discussed, but the environments you play in are apparently custom-made takes on locations from the Tranzit campaign.
Cooperative play isn't for everyone, and while Black Ops 2 will feature a competitive multiplayer mode as well, Treyarch's also developing a new take on competitive play for Zombies called Grief. Internally the team at Treyarch likes to refer to Grief as "4z4," because unlike traditional competitive games both sides have to deal with a third party that wants their brains -- the Zombies. In Grief, your only goal is to have your team outlive the other, but, unlike every other Call of Duty mode you've ever played, you can't shoot other players. Instead you have to "grief" them and get the zombies to do the work for you. Treyarch's being disappointingly mum in regards to how "griefing" actually works, so for now we're left to speculate about how we'll be attempting to k#ll our friends come November.
If there's a rule or any other part of Zombies' three modes that you don't like, Treyarch wants you to tweak them and create your own using the Custom games feature -- a first for Zombies. You can live out your hardcore zombie fantasy and make it so only headshots k#ll, turn off magic items and set your starting round.
Previously, the Zombie portion of Treyarch's Call of Duty games felt like a distraction, a way to break up the multi-hour sessions with the competitive multiplayer. Black Ops 2 aims to change it into something on par with the multiplayer and campaign. This isn't just a mode, it's a series of modes buried within a game, a testament to Treyarch's dedication to the fans. Without their input and devotion, Zombies wouldn't exist as it does today.
The story takes place across two separate arcs, one recounting events in the 1980s, and the other following characters in the year 2025.
The 1980s story arc follows the exploits of Alex Mason, f!ghting in a proxy war in Angola whilst suffering from a disorder as a result of his brainwashing in Vorkuta. Viktor Reznov will reportedly return in this section of the game, and it has been suggested that his friendship with Mason will continue to be explored.
This portion of the game chronicles the rise of Raul Menendez, the primary antagonist of the game in the 2025 chapter.
Known locations in this section are Angola, Afghanistan, Panama and parts of Central America.
In 2025, a cyberattack targets the Chinese economy, crippling the Chinese Stock Exchange. In retaliation for this, the Chinese government has banned the export of rare earth elements, sparking a "Second Cold War" between the United States and the People's Republic of China. During a Chinese invasion of Los Angeles, David Mason - the son of Alex Mason - and a team from the United States Navy Special Warfare Development Group must escort the American and French presidents to safety as they come under attack from automated weapons and Menendez's men.
In the time since the 1980s, Raul Menendez has styled himself as the leader of the Cordis Die, a populist faction hailed as the champions of victims of economic inequality. In his role as their leader, Menendez has taken control of the "keys" to the armed forces, hijacking the United States' automated weapons systems and turning them against their masters.
Meanwhile, it is revealed that Frank Woods has survived his encounter with Lev Kravchenko and escaped from Hanoi. He has taken refuge in a secret location known as "The Vault" and has anticipated Menendez's rise to prominence. Woods serves as the narrator for the 2025 story arc.
Known locations are Los Angeles, The Vault, Singapore, Yemen and Cayman Trench.
KAP-40 · Tac-45 · B23R · Executioner · Five-seven · M1911
R-870 MCS · M1216 · Saiga-12 · KSG · Olympia
MP7 · Skorpion EVO III · PDW-57 · Chicom QCB · MSMC · Vector K10 · Uzi
M8A1 · SCAR-H · AN-94 · SWAT-556 · Type 25 · FAL OSW · SMR · M27 · MTAR
AK-47 · M16 · Commando · Galil · FN FAL · M4A1 · Type 95
Ballista · DSR 50 · SVU-AS · XPR-50 · Storm PSR
Light Machine Guns
MK 48 · LSAT · QBB LSW · HAMR
SMAW · FHJ-18 AA · RPG · Crossbow
a##ault Shield · Ballistic Knife · Spring Knife · Titus-6 · War Machine · MM1 Grenade Launcher
[rip] Machine · War Machine
ACOG Scope · EOTech Sight · Dual Wield · Extended Mag · Select Fire · Fast Mag · Reflex Sight · X-Ray Scope · Hybrid Optic · Target Finder · Grip · Suppressor · FMJ · Ballistics CPU · Rapid Fire · Laser Sight · Long Barrel · Iron Sights · Dual Band · Quickdraw Handle · Adjust@ble Stock · Millimeter Scanner · Variable Zoom · Tri Bolt · MMR Scope
Fragmentation Grenades · Combat Axe · Semtex · C4 · Bouncing Betty · Claymore · XM31 Grenade
Smoke Grenade · Concussion Grenade · EMP Grenade · Sensor Grenade · Flashbang · Shock Charge · Black Hat PDA · Tactical Insertion · Trophy System
Binoculars · Combat Knife · Data Glove Paired· Jet Packs · Machete · M2 · Network Intruder · Default Weapon · Ballistic Knife
List of maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Aftermath · Turbine · Cargo · Yemen · Overflow · Hijacked · Express
TranZit · Nuketown Zombies · Farm
Black Ops 2 introduces a new game mode, Hardpoint. Players rush to the same place on the map and try to hold it for as long as possible until it moves. k#ll Confirmed returns from Modern Warfare 3, with the scoring system changed to push players to play the objective.
Wager Matches from the original Black Ops return, now known as Party Games.
Team [rip]match · Free-for-All · Domination · Demolition · k#ll Confirmed · Hardpoint · Headquarters · Capture the Flag · Search & Destroy
Team [rip]match · k#ll Confirmed · Hardpoint
Gun Game · Sticks and Stones · One in the Chamber · Sharpshooter
Bootcamp · Objective · Bot Stomp
Perks, Wildcards, and Scorestreaks of Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Tier 1 Perks
Lightweight · Flak Jacket · Blind Eye · Hardline · Ghost
Tier 2 Perks
Hard Wired · Scavenger · Cold Blooded · Fast Hands · Toughness
Tier 3 Perks
Dexterity · Engineer · Dead Silence · Extreme Conditioning · Tactical Mask · Awareness
Primary Gunf!ghter · Secondary Gunf!ghter · Overkill · Perk 1 Greed · Perk 2 Greed · Perk 3 Greed · Danger Close · Tactician
325: RC-XD · 375: UAV · 400: Hunter k#ller Drone · 450: Care Package · 475: Counter-UAV · 500: Guardian · 525: Hellstorm Missile · 550: Lightning Strike · 600: [rip] Machine · 650: Sentry Gun · 700: War Machine · 725: Dragonfire · 800: AGR · 850: Stealth Chopper · 900: Orbital VSAT · 1000: Escort Drone · 1025: Warthog · 1050: EMP Systems · 1150: Lodestar · 1200: VTOL Warship · 1275: K9 Unit · 1400: Swarm
Apparently the scorestreak system has been revamped to reward people that play the objectives in the objective-based gametypes... capping a flag on dom is worth way more to the scorestreak, planting the b0mb in Search, picking up tags on k#ll Confirmed
Also they changed the loadouts to a pick 10 system as seen here:
*NEW BLACK OPS 2 "PICK-10" CREATE-A-CLa## SYSTEM EXPLAINED (Black Ops 2 create a cla## and perks) - YouTube
Gotta pay off my last 20 on the pre-order this week...
Wanna run on PS3 hit me up on my profile
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|10-16-2012, 12:03 PM||away - #2|
Da Ill One gave me the blessing to make the thread since its less than a month out
|10-16-2012, 12:04 PM||online - #3|
|10-16-2012, 12:07 PM||away - #4|
Sounds like Treyarch finally revamped the COD franchise. Sounds fire
|10-16-2012, 12:08 PM||away - #5|
|10-16-2012, 12:09 PM||away - #6|
why do we need a thread if the game. Doesn't come out for another month?
|10-16-2012, 12:13 PM||away - #7|
Will cop just because its cod
|10-16-2012, 12:14 PM||away - #8|
Hardened Edition reserved. Not the biggest Call of Duty fan, but I'm looking forward to this one. The zombies looks good.
|10-16-2012, 12:14 PM||away - #9|
|10-16-2012, 12:15 PM||away - #10|
I wanna see what that Swarm k#llstreak is about....maybe some nanobugs? haha
|10-16-2012, 12:18 PM||away - #11|
|10-16-2012, 12:24 PM||away - #12|
when's this !! come out
|10-16-2012, 12:26 PM||away - #13|
|10-16-2012, 12:32 PM||online - #14|
Last edited by TattooedMPsz; 10-16-2012 at 12:40 PM..
|10-16-2012, 12:32 PM||away - #15|
damn this game looking nice already
|10-16-2012, 12:32 PM||away - #16|
Ill def be buying.
|10-16-2012, 12:34 PM||away - #17|
|10-16-2012, 12:34 PM||away - #18|
Gonna have to test drive this bad boy before i make the purchase...i havent touched MW3 in forever...dunno if im good off the genre or jus the game
|10-16-2012, 12:35 PM||away - #19|
Trophy\achievement list. I'll put it in spoilers for those that don't want to see it because some of them relate to the story.
No Man Left Behind
Investigate the jungle facility.
Gather intel on Raul Menendez from Mullah Rahmaan.
Driven by Rage
Take down Menendez and his operation.
Gather information on Raul Menendez' suspected terrorist plot.
What Happens in Colossus...
Find the Karma weapon.
Capture Manuel Noriega and bring him to justice.
Late for the Prom
Escort the president to the secure location in downtown LA.
[rip] from Above
Stop Menendez once and for all.
Complete "Pyrrhic Victory", "Old Wounds", "Time And Fate", and "Suffer With Me" in Veteran.
Complete all future levels in veteran.
Complete all challenges in Black Ops II.
Complete all challenges in a level.
Just Gettin' Started
Complete 1 challenge in any level.
Successfully neutralize the SDC freighter at Keppel Terminal.
Successfully escort the VIPs to safety.
Successfully defend FOB Spectre from incursion.
Black Ops II Master
Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.
Art of War
Successfully a##a##inate SDC Chairman Tian Zhao.
Successfully rescue HVI.
There are two futures.
Hey Good Looking
Plastic surgery avoided
A duel between rivals
Listen and think before you shoot.
Reinforcements on the way.
Dead or Alive
Jailor or executioner.
Only one can survive.
Crack the celerium worm.
Collect all intel.
Back in Time
Use a future weapon in the past.
Man of the People
Stop the brutality inflicted by the PDF.
Complete a level with customized loadout.
Minimum score 10k in every mission
Welcome to the Club
Reach Sergeant (Level 10) in multiplayer Public Match.
Welcome to the Penthouse
Prestige once in multiplayer Public Match.
Win 5 multiplayer League Play games after being placed in a division.
Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Combat Training playlists.
Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Party Games playlists.
Tower of Babble
In TranZit, obey the voices.
Don't Fire Until You See
In TranZit, have all doors opened without being set on fire.
The Lights Of Their Eyes
In Green Run, pacify at least 10 zombies with 1 EMP.
Undead Man's Party Bus
In TranZit, complete all additions to the bus in 1 game.
Dance On My Grave
In Green Run, acquire your Tombstone.
Standard Equipment May Vary
In TranZit, acquire 4 different equippable items in 1 game.
You Have No Power Over Me
In TranZit, defeat "him" without being attacked by "him".
I Don't Think They Exist
In TranZit, k#ll one of the denizens of the forest while it is latched onto you.
In TranZit, use an alternative mode of transportation.
In TranZit, buy 2 different perks before turning on the power.
|10-16-2012, 12:40 PM||away - #20|
You be out there raping folks on my team you gotta cop this!!!!
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