Treyarch revealed Black Ops 2's multiplayer for the first time over night, sending CoD fanboys everywhere into hysterics, and the haters into...well...hysterics as well, for whatever reason. Whether you loved or hated the new trailer it's a little hard not to get swept up in the excitement (or distaste), as there are plenty of interesting tidbits to come out of the official multiplayer reveal. In typical CoD trailer fashion, there are plenty of new features, perks and weapons on display, albeit in as minimal amount of time as is possible: it's basically one big "spot the cool new feature" video clip, seeing as though so many of us already know what the core gameplay is all about.
The trailer detailed eight -- count them, EIGHT -- different loadouts, each with their own unique weapon list and perk setup. A few new mechanics are also on display, as well as a few mysterious additions that we're yet to fully hear about.
It's important to note how the loadout system will work in Black Ops 2. It seems that custom loadouts can be tweaked by a point-based system, with a primary weapon with three attachments, a secondary weapon with two attachments, six perks, two pieces of equipment, and what appears to be a weapon proficiency perk making up the last slot.
In this class, it's clear that there are two weapons, each with one attachment.
Most interesting about this loadout is that of the three pieces of equipment, one is a throwing device that can attach to an enemy or surface and electrocute anyone within range, hence the name, "IAMELECTRO".
"Revenge" seems like an award.
This is where things get really interesting. In what appears to be a heartbeat-like weapon attachment, this loadout has a fascinating add-on that allows you to see enemies through walls.
The weapon used is the PDW-57 MMS with attached scope. This attachment will allow you to see enemies through walls and smoke.
And yes, the Dolphin Dive is back...
This loadout shows an ACOG Red Dot hybrid optic attachment on an LSAT light machine gun with custmizable reticle.
There's also the "Bloodthirsty" reward that pops up on screen at 0:35 in. We also get our first look at the Guardian Suppressor turret, which knocks down enemies and seems to temporarily disable their weaponry, similar to the EMP grenade in Modern Warfare 3.
This loadout reveals a few new interesting (and futuristic) weapons. There's a customized Chicom CQB on display, as well as a heat-seeking launcher for those pesky airborne killstreaks.
The Dragonfly seems quite effective as a little killstreak, although it seems easily destroyed with the use of the Chicom, as seen above.
The FHJ-18 AA launcher looks sweet in action, and takes little effort to bring down the Dragonfly.
This loadout is interesting as it shows a group of three working together to take down oncoming enemies. The AN-94 is on display with a specialized optic that makes enemies easier to target while aiming down the sights, although it quite clearly limits the field of view.
The "Centurions" are the fellows holding the riot shields, which can be embedded into the ground for effective cover.
Lastly for this loadout is a powerful killstreak, the completely controllable A.G.R Drone. It seems like this drone can be controlled at any time, meaning you could potentially leave it and return to it at another time. Whether it would be accessible to enemies while alone is unknown, although it seems likely.
This loadout is interesting because it uses only a secondary weapon: a Raging Judge revolver, as well as a knife and six perks. The trailer shows that players will need to switch to the knife to use it, rather than simply press the knife button, which is interesting.
Throwable tomahawks also make a return.
This loadout has two sniper rifles: the primary weapon has a high-power scope:
It's clear that it's a .50 caliber customizer DSR 50, with a later shot showing a customized Ballista.
This loadout reveals a new gadget that we can't quite figure out.
But that doesn't matter because the shotgun with red laser sight looks pretty devastating. And then, of course, is the standard CoD C4...
And The Rest...
Treyarch has teased E-Sports implementation for a while now, and Black Ops 2 seems to be the first realisation of that potential. It's clear that there is a spectator mode, as well as three different teams facing off in a Team Deathmatch-like mode.
What You May Have Missed
Dolphin Dive @ 0:25
15th Prestige Logo from Black Ops @ 0:40
Accolades return, with Flyswatter, Bloodthirsty and Revenge on display
Score HUD display points still needed to win
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