Activision’s “Call of Duty” is one of the best selling franchise in video game industry history. It comes as no surprise that any bit of information regarding the latest installment of the series is considered “big news.”
Yesterday, Treyarch dropped their Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer trailer. So naturally, the rumor mill is running at full steam today. The latest one comes from the forums over at MP1st. Giving up information about everything from the single player, multiplayer and Zombies! This is just a “friend of a friend” type rumor, so take it for what it’s worth. This is what was posted:
“Here is some leaked Black Ops 2 information from an industry contact at Activision. Although he is just an associate producer, he has been telling me all about the game. This information is 100% correct, and verified., and I will not reveal my friend’s name. He doesn’t even know I am posting this. I will provide no other details, as I do not know anything more than this, so please do not ask.
This is just to get fans more excited about the game and to give some release to fans that have been waiting patiently. If you are a fan and want to know more about the game, continue reading. If not, there are MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS below. Have fun. Single Player
Story The story revolves two things. First around Frank woods as an old man talking about his missions with Alex Mason, giving tips on how to defeat Raul Menendez which you flash back to and are able to play. Other part of the story involves Raul Menendez, a terrorist that eventually controls the worlds drone army, starting a world war. Menendez has presence in the flashback missions as well, showing how he rose to power over the years. Although there is spoilers here, I will not reveal the ending, which sounds pretty damn good from what I heard. As said in interviews, some of your actions dictate how the game plays out. Single player has perks, and special ones are ones such as brute force. What this means is through a single player level there are certain areas of the game you can only access if have this perk. This will allow you to break a lock and get special grenades or extra guns for example. Diving to prone is back.
Nuketown will be back in a futuristic setting. DLC will be in map packs, unlike MW3. Locations:
Afghanistan -The level that shows players riding horses in the trailer. This is a flashback mission. Meet up with Chinese soldiers to meet at a Mujahideen base, who are willing to exchange info on Menendez in exchange from helping defend them against a Russian attack. The Mujahideen betray Mason and Woods at the end of the mission.
Angola – No information given. Rumored to be the first mission.
Panama – Mission name “Let it snow”. Flashback mission. Takes place in 1989 in the invasion of Panama. Capture dictator Manuel Noriega and plant false evidence to smear his name. Mission ends with the death of Mason. Woods thinks he is assassinating Menendez, but after he shoots and checks the body, it is revealed he actually just killed Mason. Woods is shot and Manuel Noriega escapes. Woods is then rescued.
Haiti – Possible final level and/or strike force mission.
Pakistan – No information given. However, speculation about this being a future mission, recording Menendez’s conversation, driving a car, and flying a helicopter.
Al Jinan – A floating city in the middle of the ocean. Obtain information on a weapon called
“Karma”. Go undercover as technicians and even user a remote controlled spider robot to control through vents to gain access to areas of the level. It is revealed that “Karma” is not a weapon, and is in fact a girl. Fight through a nightclub full of people and an outdoor mall. At the end is a choice that will effect later on in the game. Karma is taken captive by enemies and you must stop her from escaping. Use a sniper rifle to either kill or disable her.
U.S.S. Barack Obama – An aircraft carrier. Menendez is held captive. While he is being interviewed, Menendez escapes while the Cordis Die group attacks. Near the end of the mission, player is able to actually play as Menendez, taking hostages, then escape while shooting gas grenades with a launcher.
Singapore (Strikeforce mission) – No information. Gameplay demos online show this level better than the info I had available.
Yemen(Strikeforce mission) – No information
Yemen (Non strikeforce, regular mission) – Play as Fahrid, an undercover informant. This mission contains a choice that can effect the rest of the story. Harper is taken captive and Mendez gives you a gun and tell you to shoot him. You can either choose to shoot and kill Harper to maintain your cover, or to shoot Menendez. If player chooses to shoot Menendez, he will grab your gun then shoot the player. Player then plays as Mason. In either decision, Mendez is captured at the end of the mission.
Nicaragua – Flashback mission with Woods and Mason.
Myanmar – Obtain a rare earth element from an enemy base. Start the mission in a squirrel suit flying through a rainy landscape.
Los Angeles – Shown in the E3 demo. Highlights include flying a jet and driving a truck.
You can now make a class based on how much equipment you have, rather than having to choose stuff you don’t ever use. For example, it is possible to have 6 perks if you choose to not carry a primary or secondary weapon (you will have just a knife). If you choose to pick a primary gun, it will say you need to replace one of those perks. If you don’t like any perks, you can add more features to your primary or secondary. Live Streaming – Black Ops 2 will now have a live streaming feature built right in. You can automatically stream your gameplay over the internet easily. You would require a camera though for the feature that shows your face. This may or may not work with Kinnect.
Dedicated servers – Black ops 2 will now feature deticated servers, so now you wont have to worry about host migrations when someone leaves the match.
Some primary weapons Assault Shield – Same as the riot shield in MW3, but can be placed on the ground standing up, so it can give the player some cover while using their other weapon.
SCAR assault rifle
Vector K10 SMG
AS-50 sniper rifle
Storm PSR – Shown in the E3demo.
Crossbow with explosive tip
Note: There are no noob tubes (grenade launchers) in this game
Barreta burst pistol
RPG – with an updated futuristic look
Some Multiplayer levels
Cargo / Dockside – Play through a Singapore shipping yard. Same as the strikeforce mission in single player Aftermath – Play through some ruins of Los Angeles. Hijacked – A close quarter map that takes place on a Yacht. Slums – Play though slums in panama. Drone – Play through a complex with docked aerial drones. Power plant – Play through a Pakistan power plant. Nightclub – Play in a nightclub from the Al Jinan single player campaign . Overflow – Takes place in Pakistan on in a business district. Carrier – Takes place on an aircraft carrier U.S.S. Barack Obama from single player. Turbine – Takes place in Yemen in a valley with crashed windmills. Yemen – Takes place in suburban Yemen with close quarter buildings.
Lethal Grenades Frag Claymore Combat Axe – Same as the tomahawk in Black Ops 1.
Flash Smoke EMP Concussion Tazer Spike – An electronic device thrown on the ground or the wall. If an enemy walks over it Tactical insert
UAV – Standard COD killstreak Care Package – Standard COD kill streak RC-XD – Same that was in Black Ops 1. Remotely control an RC car with explosives on it. Microwave Turret – Place this on the on the ground to trap enemies in a wave of microwave energy. If the enemy is in it for too long, they die. Death Machine – Same killstream from Black Ops 1. Hellstorm Missile– Same to the Predator missle in MW3, except it can deploy a cluster bomb before impact if the player wishes. Multiple grenade launcher – A rapid fire grenade launcher. QR Drone – Control a quadrotor, flying through the map, shooting enemies. AI Tank – Similar to the assault drone in MW3 Sentry Gun – Your typical COD sentry gun. Can remotely control it. Orbital VSAT – Similar to the Advanced UAV in MW3, but cannot be shot down, and has the enemies painted on minimap. Their position and directional information is shown in real time. Single Seeker Drone – Launch a single seeker drone that flies into the air and seeks out the nearest enemy and kills them. EMP – Same as in MW3 Helicopter gunner – Control a helicopter gunner. Includes feature to move across map when player wishes to change position. Lodestar – A plane that flies over the map. Player can control it shooting rockets down at the enemies. Helicopter escort – Have a helicopter that follows you from above, shooting enemy players. Attack Dogs – Same kill streak from Black Ops 1. Drone Swarm –The top killstreak. Call in a swam of drones overhead that will seek out and kill enemies.
Perks Ghost- No information Fast Hands – Swap weapons faster and throw grenades faster. Dexterity– Climb obstacles faster Lightweight– Either run faster, or run longer.. not much info on that. Flak Jacket – Same as in Black Ops 1. Tactical mask – Resistant against flash bangs, concussion grenades, spikes, emp grnades Cold blooded –No information
There is no last stand perk in the game.
Zombies. Not much information was given, however, here are a few bits of info. New Feature Player can get infected turn into a zombie, and play as a zombie, attacking other players. The zombie’s hands are in first person mode while you swipe and claw other players.
Locations Diner Farm
Weapons Tesla gun
Other Danny Trejo returns to voice a character in Zombie campaign mode.”
Keep in mind, a lot of those multiplayer elements such as weapons and such have already been known, so they should come as no surprise. The interesting part comes from the story line, that puts the game right in line with a leaked achievements list that was released a couple weeks ago. The only issue I have with this “list” is the perks shown. “Cold Blooded” in particular in tandem with “Ghost” just seems to make no sense considering the original conception of these two perks was identical.
Only time will tell if this list is real or not, but it’s fun to speculate anyway! Big thank you to the guys over at MP1st, I highly suggest everyone check out their website. In the mean time, feel free to subscribe to me here or follow me on twitter @NicholasGigante for the latest’s on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.