Black Ops 2 Zombie Mode Gets Competitive
Black Ops 2 will have an overhauled version of Zombie Mode, replete with competitive options.
Speaking in an interview BebopVox at E3, Treyarch's Daniel Suarez talked at length about the company's upcoming shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
While Suarez answered numerous questions about the game's singleplayer campaign and multiplayer modes, one of the things that stood out to me in the interview were his answers about zombies in Black Ops 2.
In the first Black Ops, Zombie Mode was designed as a part of the single player experience. You could play it alone or team up with three friends for four player co-op, and there were no competitive elements.
Black Ops 2 will see a return of Zombie Mode in its classic form, but unlike the first game, it's being built from the ground up as an addition to multiplayer and will even come with a few competitive modes.
One of the examples Suarez provided was a competitive zombie survival mode, in which two teams of four players play in a regular match and see who can survive the longest. The addition of such modes would open up a lot of room for the competitive community in Black Ops 2, well beyond that of its predecessors.
Zombie Wager matches were also mentioned as a possibility, with teams tasked to perform various objectives during zombie mode. Players could be tasked with killing the most zombies in the shortest amount of time, or surviving a non-stop horde the longest.
We'll find out more about the new Zombie Mode in the months to come.