While Black Ops 2's multiplayer was just revealed by the publisher yesterday, we have more news on Activison's flagship franchise and it contains both single-player and multiplayer details.
Now, before you read on, keep in mind that these are all rumors and should be treated as such; though some of the details listed do line-up with what we know about the game so far.
It's also worth mentioning that some of the game's story is spoiled in this alleged leak. So if you want to play Black Ops 2's campaign fresh, I suggest not reading those and skipping to the multiplayer section straight away.
Courtesy of DualShockers, this massive leak supposedly comes from an associate producer from Activision. As to be expected, the producer's identity is not revealed -- though the source claims this is all "100% correct and verified."
Single Player Details
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.
Stages and Setting Details
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.
To read the rest of the alleged stages, click here
Now that's out of the way, let's move on to the franchise's bread-and-butter -- the multiplayer.
Nuketown will be back in a futuristic setting (Confirmed)
DLC will be in map packs, unlike MW3.
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 (This has been heavily hinted by some people who've allegedly played Black Ops 2's multiplayer).
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 (Possibly for PC only, Very plausible since Black Ops 1 had dedicated servers on PC).
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
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.
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.*
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.
For the list of weapons that have been allegedly leaked, click here
Again, I must stress that these are all rumors and chances are, Activision won't confirm or deny them until we're close to the game's release. However, if true, Call of Duty fans might be in for a treat. Can you imagine matches being live-streamed? Neither can I.
So, are you liking what you've read so far or is it just too much of the same thing? You'll have about three months to decide until Black Ops 2 hits on November 13 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.