Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II clears over $500 million in 24 hours

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For the fourth year in a row, Call of Duty has managed to pull in hundreds of millions during its first day on the market. According to Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Treyarch’s latest entry in the series, took in an estimated $500 million-plus in worldwide sales in the first 24 hours across 360, PC, and PS3.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Black Ops: Declassified now in stores

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Treyarch is taking shooter fans to 2025 today with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 360, PC, and PS3. Gamers looking at grabbing a Wii U will be able to pick up a copy on launch day, November18. Some of the new features include Strike Force levels, a set of non-linear missions with branching storylines, sandbox levels, and multiple endings. Multiplayer adds the skill-based matchmaking system Skill Play, play-by-play CODcasting commentary system, video and audio live streaming to Youtube from consoles, new Score Streak rewards, new Pick-10 Create-a-Class system, and greater integration with the now-free Elite service. And of course, Zombies returns.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 360, PS3 to support live streaming

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Treyarch is embracing Call of Duty’s popularity on video-sharing sites with a new streaming feature in Black Ops II. Gamers will be able to live stream starting on launch day, November 13, on Youtube directly from the 360 and PS3. In addition to gameplay, players can simultaneously stream from their webcam and audio commentary. The Elite service will be used to supplement the feature by showing the player’s card to allow viewers quick access to such info as class loadouts, career stats, and recent match results.

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DLC Season Pass, free Elite announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Elite, the premium service that launched alongside Modern Warfare 3, will be free for all players when Black Ops II launches on November 13. Instead of being an all-in-one platform for tracking stats and accessing downloadable content, the service will be split so that the stat and social-media features will be accessible at no additional cost while the DLC will be sold separately.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies reveal trailer shambles online

Activision has released a new trailer showing some footage from Black Ops II’s Zombies mode. In addition, it was also announced that gamers who pre-order the Hardened Edition or Care Package will receive an exclusive Nuketown Zombies map.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II to launch in three premium packages

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As with its predecessors, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be arriving in a variety of packages. Activision revealed today that, in addition to the standard release, Black Ops II will launch in three premium versions: Care Package, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Hardened Edition. Each set, detailed below, includes physical and digital bonuses, including the soundtrack, Live avatar costumes, bonus maps, weapon camo, and even a download token for full version of World at War.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer screens released

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Activision has released seven new screenshots showing off Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer component. The screens were released in conjunction with Gamescom, the Germany-based trade show of all things video games.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer trailer released

Activision has released a new multiplayer reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Treyarch’s next entry in the franchise will be set in the year 2025 as the world lumbers towards a new Cold War. It’s a world of robots, drones, and high-tech gear. Black Ops II will also feature a branching storyline with non-linear missions, a first for the series.

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Nuketown 2025 announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Nuketown—Black Ops’ “most popular multiplayer map,” according to Activision—is being reimagined for the upcoming sequel, Black Ops II. The new version, dubbed Nuketown 2025, will be a free download for players who pre-order or purchase one of the launch copies.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II details, screens released

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Some new screenshots and additional details have emerged about Treyarch’s next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Set in 2025, players are thrust into a new Cold War dominated by near-future technology, with combat relying heavily on robotics and drones. As the new crisis reaches a boiling point, players must make their way through a branching storyline that features non-linear missions, a first for the series.

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