On May 15th the Game Design Director at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar, reached 100,000 followers on twitter and released a Black Ops 2 audio clip. The post said “100,000 of you. This is for you. AND NO ONE ELSE!”
Here is the clip: Objective Parameters Obtained
SOURCE: SoundCloud.com from David Vonderhaar on Twitter
Recently we have received a high volume of emails, asking why isn’t the GameStop code I received for pre-ordering Black Ops 2 giving me the Prestige Token for MW3? We contacted Activision and they sent us here: Activision Support
Here are the steps for acquiring and redeeming your Prestige Token when you pre-order Black Ops 2 from GameStop:
1. Purchase Black Ops 2 from GameStop
2. After you make your purchase, you will receive the code from GameStop
3. You will then be directed to callofduty.com/prestigetoken to redeem your code
4. If you are not logged in to callofduty.com or elite, you will be prompted to login or create an account
If you already have a callofduty.com, elite, or other Activision.com account, such as for Cabela’s, Transformers, or support.activision.com, you can use that account to login.5. After you are logged in, enter the code provided by GameStop6. You should see a success screenIf you receive an error message, please see below:
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PlayStation magazine (France) has featured several official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 photos in its latest edition.
The page scans are below, but note they are from PlayStation Magazine’s France Edition and they are not written in English. If you can read French and are able to translate some of the text into English it would be appreciated, thanks!
Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been announced and OXM (Official XBox Magazine) had exclusive access to the game before any other outlet. The magazine has emerged from Treyarch with eight pages worth of new info on 2012′s biggest FPS.
The July 2012 issue hits newsstands on May 22, but subscribers will begin receiving their copies within the next few days.
Inside the magazine you’ll find:
Multiplayer details known so far
How drones will figure into gameplay
Varying timelines within the campaign
Insight from the folks at Treyarch, themselves on all of the above.
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia has hinted at the future of Black Ops 2 zombies and what it will be like…
“Our zombies fans want more zombies,” he revealed somewhat unsurprisingly. Hang on though, he’s going somewhere with this. “They literally want more zombies and they want more ways to play” (see). That means Black Ops 2 will be expanding on what the previous games have done before with the undead.
“They want bigger maps” says Lamia. “They want even more interesting things to do inside these levels. So we are crafting new worlds, creating new game modes and bigger worlds.” Much of what this new zombies will bring is partly due to an undead tech upgrade. “We’ve actually put [zombies] inside of our multiplayer engine and it’s capable of doing twice as many zombies, twice as many co-op players.”
Eight player zombies is more than just a bigger set up, it’s changing the entire game. “There are actually new modes,” says Lamia. “There’s classic mode that you guys are used to but there are going to be new modes. [Twice as many co-op players] introduces some interesting new gameplay modes. Perhaps you can think of some team game modes where there might be fun to be had?”
It all sounds like zombies is getting an upgrade from COD accompaniment to full blown main feature. Lamia finishes by saying, “There’s a lot there. It’s its own game mode. There’s a totally new creative fiction. We’re going for it this time on zombies.”
The first zombies image was teased at GameStop shortly after Black Ops 2 was revealed. With a pre-ordered copy of the game, customers were given a double sided poster. The red side depicting a girl holding a shotgun is rumored to be “Samantha.” Supposedly she’ll be playing a big role in the new Zombies Mode/campaign.
The next Call of Duty will be set in the future according to this new video from FPSRussia. Going to CallOfDuty.com and clicking on a previously blurred image now takes you to FPSRussia’s Youtube page where he plays with a prototype machine gun-carrying UAV.
Kyle Myers (his real name, and he’s American, sorry) then goes on to ‘fly’ the drone around shooting various targets. Crucially he mentions it won’t be around for 10-15 years, says the future looks like it’s going to be fun and then finished with, “I hear this is going to be in the next Call Of Duty game”. So, BLACK OPS 2 is 10-15 years in the future.
Just 36 hours after Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was officially announced; Amazon announced that pre-orders for the game are three times as high as the original Black Ops in 2010, according to MCV.
“Set to be one of the biggest games of the year, it’s great to see so much enthusiasm and anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” Amazon UK’s video games manager Graham Chambers said.
“Bolder and better than before and with everything from a futuristic storyline through to single player mode, Zombies and multiplayer, Black Ops II promises something Call of Duty fans have never seen before.’’