Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer introduces the villain

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 10, 2012 10:15am PDT

So who's responsible for the crazy future war we're seeing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? Treyarch and Activision have released the "Villain" trailer for the upcoming shooter, and it profiles a man that has been heralded as "the Messiah of the 99%."


Report: Activision Leeds heading up Call of Duty portable efforts

By Steve Watts, Jul 06, 2012 7:30am PDT

An industry source claims that Activision Leeds is now in charge of all Call of Duty mobile development.


Black Ops 2 gets 'Nuketown' pre-order bonus

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 8:30am PDT

Popular Black Ops map "Nuketown" is getting a 2025 update and being released as a pre-order bonus for Black Ops 2.


Activision registers China-related Call of Duty domains

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Activision went on a registration spree, snagging 17 domains related to Call of Duty and China.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC supports dedicated servers

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 18, 2012 6:45am PDT

Call of Duty: Black Ops II will indeed support dedicated servers on PC, developer Treyarch has confirmed. And not just any old dedicated servers, oh no, ranked dedicated servers.


Neversoft working on Call of Duty game

By Steve Watts, Jun 15, 2012 9:00am PDT

Neversoft is assisting with a Call of Duty game, though which game is getting the help remains unclear.


Rumor: Black Ops 2 coming to Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 10:45am PDT

A British magazine has reportedly outed plans to port Black Ops 2 to the Wii U this November.


Black Ops 2 head says future tech has to be 'authentic and plausible'

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2012 7:30am PDT

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 head Mark Lamia talks about how the team grounded its future tech in reality, and shares bits on optimizing for the PC version.


Black Ops 2 studio head defends lack of 'new engine'

By Andrew Yoon, May 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch doesn't believe the annualized franchise needs a "new engine." Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch, argues that "engines" are simply a "buzzword," and talks up the "significant" work that went into creating Black Ops 2's visuals.


Black Ops 2 may put Activision in legal hot water

By John Keefer, May 09, 2012 8:30am PDT

A legal memorandum that is part of Infinity Ward's suit against Activision may end up having legal implications on the recently announced Black Ops 2.


Weekend Confirmed 111 - Elder Scrolls Online, Black Ops 2, God of War: Ascension

By Garnett Lee, May 04, 2012 11:00am PDT

On May's first Weekend Confirmed, Garnett, the two Jeff's, and Mike Schramm of TUAW and Joystiq come together to discuss Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Risen 2: Dark Waters, God of War: Ascension's multiplayer, and much more.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 setting pre-order records

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

With each successive annual installment of Call of Duty, naysayers rawl out of the woodwork to declare that the series is doomed. Early indications are that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will do just fine, setting pre-order records at Amazon.


Black Ops 2 documentary describes the future of war

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Activision has released a series of mini-documentaries featuring author Peter Singer and retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, arguing that the depiction of war in Black Ops 2 isn't so unrealistic.


$99 Xbox, Black Ops 2 - Shacknews Daily: May 2, 2012

By Garnett Lee, May 02, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: Call of Duty Black Ops 2 announced and going into the future, rumors of a $99 Xbox 360, and previews of The Unfinished Swan and LittleBigPlanet Karting.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 GameStop pre-order bonuses coming in waves

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2012 9:30am PDT

GameStop has announced stacking pre-order bonuses for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The first wave starts today, and guarantees the rewards from the other three waves.