New Features in Call of Duty Black Ops 2
A lot has been said about the upcoming Call of Duty: Black ops 2 video game (COD) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Unsurprisingly, this time of year is well-known for rumor and speculation about what’s new and what’s changing in the next edition of everyone’s favorite video game. But this year, a lot of buzz is centered around the much anticipated COD Black Ops 2 game that’s due for release this November. In this article, we’ll carry on with the speculation about the new features in the game that critics have managed to glimpse at in the recently released launch trailer.
As you might be aware, a game’s launch trailer is the most venerated as it is what the publisher or developer uses to sell the game before critics write scalding reviews. COD has got just under a month to do that, having released the launch trailer just a month prior to the official release.
The setting for Black Ops 2 is 13 years away in 2015, and it’s here that the valiant heroes will tussle it out with terrorists that have taken over the very technological ordnance built by the U.S. government to protect its own citizens. At the same time, the Russian spook Viktor Reznov is plotting his own sinister moves. This and more startling set pieces are some of which you can look forward to in COD Black Ops 2, and it is testament that the game hasn’t lost its impeccable touch in crafting mind-blowing set pieces.
The New Features and Feature Upgrades
The first noticeable upgrade is the twist in the game’s story. Black Ops 2 features a future cold war that simply takes the story to another level, although the base gameplay remains intact.
Another huge shift from the previous COD games is the new Pick 10 system that’s replacing the loadout system. The new Pick 10 system provides for high customization where players will be able to select perks instead of sidearms, a main weapon with three add-ons, or any grouping of perks and weapons provided they total up to ten points.
The Prestige mechanic has also been noticeably altered. Previously, this was used for resetting weapon advancement and level for dedicated players, but it was a bit of a turn off for hardcore players. However, in Black Ops 2, weapon advancement and challenge are not reset, which will make it easier to explore new weapons and add-ons.
Other features include more elaborate facial detail, more sophisticated environmental textures, a playable David Mason (Son of Alex Mason), use of a live horse for full performance, more zombies and new zombie levels, and an improved narrative, among others.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released on November 13th, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 , and PC.