Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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

Black Ops 2 customization and the quest for Prestige

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT

One of the reasons why Call of Duty has been so wildly addictive for its fans is the constant lure of new loot. And there's no shortage in Black Ops 2.


How Black Ops 2 makes online multiplayer less intimidating

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT

"For as popular as it is, there are still a lot of people that don't play multiplayer," David Vonderhaar, game design director at Treyarch said. "And quite frankly, that bugs the sh*t out of us."


Black Ops 2 Zombies mode is an undead road trip across a massive map

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

What we expected: the return of zombies in Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. What we didn't expect: for it to be a massive "open world" of sorts.


A first-look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's zombie mode

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 19, 2012 11:00am PDT

Because Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a Treyarch game, it was bound to have a zombies mode. And here's a first look.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Wii U preview

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2012 12:45pm PDT

Like so many other ports on Wii U, Black Ops 2 is a relatively straightforward experience with a few minor tweaks that take advantage of the Wii U GamePad.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed for Wii U

By John Keefer, Sep 13, 2012 7:05am PDT

With the Wii U presentation in New York right around the corner, the first details emerge: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is confirmed for the console.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC graphical upgrades detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2012 6:00am PDT

The PC edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 certainly seems the finest, technologically at least. A range of shiny graphical improvements offered by the DirectX 11-supporting engine on PC were revealed over the weekend, joining the previously confirmed dedicated server suppo...


Morning Caffeinated! -- Foolish Guild Wars 2 players, Black Ops 2 cache, and a little Hearthfire

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 29, 2012. Topics include: Foolish gamers in Guild Wars 2; dropping some cash on Black Ops 2, a nice Hearthfire in Skyrim. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caff...


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Hardened and Prestige editions detailed

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 28, 2012 10:00am PDT

As with many Call of Duty games before it, Black Ops 2 will be getting special editions for the hardest of the hardcore fans.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U spotted on resume

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Could the next Call of Duty be gracing Nintendo's next generation console? Signs point to "yes."


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer revealed in new trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2012 10:15am PDT

Black Ops 2 takes the franchise to the near-future. So, how will the new setting change multiplayer? Treyarch and Activision has released a brand new trailer showing off the game's new online offerings.


Activision credits Skylanders, Diablo 3 for Q2 success

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Activision released its Q2 2012 results today, boasting $1.05 billion in non-GAAP revenue. It credited the long-term success of Skylanders, and the launch of Diablo 3, among its successes.


Nielsen: Halo 4, Black Ops 2 most anticipated games

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:00am PDT

If you ask someone what their most anticipated game is, you'll usually get a variety of answers, with a few games mentioned more than others. Nielsen gathered up some numbers after E3 and now tells us what we really want.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 writer talks about 'big event movie' approach

By John Keefer, Jul 18, 2012 10:15am PDT

Activision has release a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, going behind the scenes on the game and talking with The Dark Knight Rises writer David Goyer, who is writing the story for the game, and Trent Reznor, who is composing the opening score.


Trent Reznor composes theme for Black Ops 2

By John Keefer, Jul 11, 2012 7:30am PDT

Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, who worked with id Software on the music for Quake and Doom 3, is back into game music, composing the theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.