Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

PC, PS3, XB360, WIIU / Action / Release: Nov 13, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Call of Duty 2013 sales expected to fall short of Black Ops 2

Call of Duty 2013 sales expected to fall short of Black Ops 2

This year's Call of Duty game is expected to fall short of the lofty sales figures of Black Ops 2. While little is known about Call of Duty 10, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told investors today that the game will be shipping Q4 this year, meaning the franchise has not missed a single year since its debut in 2003.

Read more: Console transition blamed »

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Black Ops 2 'Revolution' DLC trailer takes over your life

Black Ops 2 'Revolution' DLC trailer takes over your life

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Revolution downloadable content is coming next week to the Xbox 360 for $14.99, and sometime later for PC and PlayStation 3 fans. Activision has produced a new trailer teasing the big event, and what it lacks in footage it makes up for in an insane commercial premise.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the most-played Live game, while, you've guessed it, Minecraft topped XBLA.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC season begins next week on PS3 and PC

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC season begins next week on PS3 and PC

Huzzah! In case that extra $50 you had in your wallet was weighing you down, you'll finally be able to cast away such burden by buying a DLC season pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Whereas Xbox 360 players have been enjoying Nuketown Zombies for over a month already, PS3 and PC players will finally be able to download the bonus map next week, January 17th, Activision announced on Twitter. This bonus map comes in addition to the four other DLC map packs you can pre-pay for with the season pass.

Watch: Zombies. In Nuketown »

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Video: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Revolution' DLC is official

Video: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Revolution' DLC is official

The previously-leaked details for Black Ops 2's first DLC pack have now been confirmed. Activision has officially announced the "Revolution" add-on, which adds four new multiplayer maps, one new zombie map, a new zombie game mode, and a new weapon.

As expected, the add-on will be available first on Xbox 360: $14.99 on January 29. Other platforms will follow at "a later date," which usually ends up being about a month.

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Rumor: Black Ops 2 'Revolution' pack coming January 29

Rumor: Black Ops 2 'Revolution' pack coming January 29

Purportedly leaked promo images for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 seem to have spilled the beans on the game's first map pack. The "Revolution" pack is set to include five new maps, and will launch on Xbox 360 first on January 29.

Read more: 'Die Rise' zombie map? »

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Nuketown Zombies hits Black Ops 2 for Xbox season pass holders

Nuketown Zombies hits Black Ops 2 for Xbox season pass holders

Here in modern times, we have realized that the best way to release DLC is to stagger it in multiple tiers according to platform, premium membership, eye color, and name. So, Xbox 360 owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with a DLC season pass, you may now download the Nuketown Zombies map, provided you also have hazel eyes and are named June.

Watch: Zombies. In Nuketown »

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Black Ops 2 update to reenable Theater Mode

Black Ops 2 update to reenable Theater Mode

An upcoming title update to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will re-enable the Theater Mode, after an exploit previously forced Treyarch to pull it. The Emblems were also disabled recently, but they were not mentioned as a returning feature in this update.

Read more: Changes also coming to UAV requirements »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 beats MW3 to $1 billion

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 beats MW3 to $1 billion

Now, really, the correct way to look at the latest annual Call of Duty setting record sales every year is that video games are becoming a greater part of mainstream culture, making them more acceptable. So, really, you should be glad that Activision today announced that, on top of setting new day-one sales records, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has beaten last year's installment to the $1 billion mark. You are, aren't you?

Read more: In 15 days, beating MW3's 16 and Avatar's 17 »

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How the Black Ops 2 live-action 'Surprise' trailer was made

How the Black Ops 2 live-action 'Surprise' trailer was made

Yeah, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is already out, and doing incredibly well in sales already, but that hasn't stopped Activision from dropping a new video on us, albeit a pretty good one. We get a behind-the-scenes look at how the live-action-trailer-turned-TV-spot was created.

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Cod Blops 2 PC patch boosts FOV cap to 90

Cod Blops 2 PC patch boosts FOV cap to 90

If you play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on PC, there's a fair chance you've griped about not being able to set the field of view higher than 80 degrees. Good news! Treyarch has pushed out a PC patch which boosts that cap to 90, meaning it will feel less squeezed and weird on your monitor.

Read more: Bug fixes too »

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Black Ops 2 patch squashes bugs on 360

Black Ops 2 patch squashes bugs on 360

A new title update is rolling out for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which fixes a few pesky bugs just in time for your family's post-turkey naps. The full patch notes won't be available until tomorrow, but design director David Vonderhaar has mentioned a few of the fixes.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 redeploys Nuketown 2025 after upset

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 redeploys Nuketown 2025 after upset

A nuclear testing town will never be the most stable of places, but Nuketown 2025 has had a right old time of things these past few days. Touted as a pre-order bonus for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the revamp of classic Cod Blops map Nuketown was pulled from rotation yesterday, only to return in a new playlist following complaints from fans.

Read more: In out, in out, you nuke it all about »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer review: same, but improved

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer review: same, but improved

Editor's note: The single-player review of the game can be found here.

As with every entry in Activision's annual FPS franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 needs to accomplish many things. Not only must this year's entry satisfy the existing Call of Duty fanbase, it must attempt to expand that audience, bringing back detractors into its fold. Over the years, would-be fans have been turned off by a number of issues, including Kill Streaks, balance issues with the loadouts, unlocks and rewards.

While the core multiplayer experience of Black Ops 2 has the same basic framework as previous Call of Duty games, Treyarch has addressed many of those issues: revamping the way you customize your loadouts, fine-tuning core components, adding new game modes, and filling out the baked-in competitive aspect of online play.

Read more: Kill Streaks are thankfully gone »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch day sales top last year's, again

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch day sales top last year's, again

Activision has gone over the launch-day figures for the latest Call of Duty game and once again declared the latest instalment the biggest-selling yet. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold-through an estimated $500 million in its first 24 hours on sale, according to data from market research firm Chart-Track and its own internal sources. You may personally be growing tired of annualised Call of Duty sequels, but the world certainly isn't.

Read more: Up $40 million on Modern Warfare 3's launch day »

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