Activision removes potentially leaked Black Ops 2 multiplayer details and release date
by Ben Abbott at 5:34 pm on Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Supposedly following on from Treyarch’s 2010 game Black Ops, the upcoming Call of Duty’s multiplayer could well be more “hardcore than ever before” and might be released on November 6th of this year if a rumour posted on Black Ops’ official forums is to be believed.

Activision has since removed the possible leak, but it was copied by another user and reposted. Although this post was also pulled, its cache survived (as pointed out by MP1st). Whilst nothing here is really beyond the realms of possibility, it would be worth taking this speculation with a hefty pinch of salt - especially considering its point of origin. Even if it’s perfectly true that the series has seen extensive leaks in the past (with elements of Modern Warfare 3’s single-player campaign hitting the web), for instance, the author’s own comment that they “found this [information] online” leaves its credibility in some doubt.

The details are as follows:

- Game Modes
- Escort
- Will be a new game mode
- Similar to Search and Destroy however a live player must be escorted to one of three areas (or two depending on the map) without being killed.
- The match will have rounds, consisting of one life only.
- Drop Zone and Kill Confirmed will return
- Team Defender and Infected will not return

- Pointstreaks
- Will follow from Modern Warfare 3’s system
- Larger emphasis on objectives
- A bomb plant is worth 2 points
- A neutral flag is worth 1, however an enemy flag is worth 2
- A flag assist capture is worth 1, a capture is worth 2
- The Specialist Pointstreak has be modified
- 2 kills now gets you 1 perk
- The 4th kill gets you 2 more perks
- The 6th kill gets you 3 more perks
- The 8th Kill gets you 4 more perks
- You do not get every perk when you reach 8 kills
- Perks only become “Pro” when you have them Pro
- RC XD will not return
- Heat vision
- Is a new Pointstreak reward
- When you get the required points, you can activate this Pointstreak and your player pulls out a scope and attaches it to your weapon.
- This scopes main advantage is it’s ability to detect enemies through most walls.
- Note, the scope can only be attached to primaries not including shotguns
- Item Packages
- Requires 5 points
- Fall alongside care packages and air drop traps.
- Features a list of package items only
- Including ammo, mini gun, grenade launcher, rocket launcher, and body armour

- Prestiges
- There will be 15 prestiges
- There will be 50 ranks
- Every two prestiges there is a 5 rank increase
- The final prestige has 90 levels

- ELITE 2.0
- ELITE is being fully incorporated into Black Ops 2
- Combat record has been modified and re-named as ELITE Stats
- There will be a specific lobby for clan matches (new way of levelling clans)
- Clan Tournaments can now be implemented

- Removed
- No MOAB or Nuke
- No last stand
- No deathstreaks
- No flamethrower attachment

- Map Design
- Map design and size will be following Black Ops not Modern Warfare 3

- Sniper Rifles
- Improved sniper rifle usage.
- No aim assist for any sniper rifle.
- Less sway

- Customisation
- No longer just perk 1 chooses the players appearance
- Appearance is a combination of all perks and type of Pointstreak being used.

- Hardcore
- Larger emphasis on hardcore than ever before
- No grenade launchers
- Only vehicle guided rocket launchers permitted
- Respawn timings decreased (for most modes)
- 1 bullet in the foot will no longer kill a person, a head or chest shot is usually required.
- A person will now bleed out if severely injured.

- Perk System 2.0
- The Perk Pro system has been upgraded
- There is now 2 options a perk can advance to.
- Both require different challenges to unlock
- Once the desired Pro version is unlocked, the player can select that as their “Perk Pro”.
- Once selected, the only way to choose the other option is by entering prestige mode.
- For example Perk slot 1 has the perk called Speed
- Speed – Reduces the time taken to aim down the sight
- Pro I – Swaps weapons faster
- Pro II – Throws equipment faster

- Combat Training
- Will be returning with vast improvements.
- Difficulty is no longer based on how long the bots take to start shooting.
- Bots now have an advance AI system
- Similar to the behaviour seen in the MW3 Spec Ops survival

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Source: Black Ops Forums (via Metro)
- Ben Abbott

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