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Black Ops II Looking To Make Significant Multiplayer Strides

Obviously, Call of Duty's most popular feature is its online multiplayer, which is why developer Treyarch is paying such close attention to this aspect of Black Ops II.

In speaking to OPM and as cited by CVG, multiplayer designer David Vonderhaar talks about how the team will deliver the very best online experience possible for the fans.

Right now, all we know is that the multiplayer will take place in the same universe as the campaign; the near-future of the year 2025. Well, duh. But "firm details" won't be revealed until later and in the meantime, Vonderhaar was content to tease us with a couple primary points: First, the influence eSports has had. It seems Treyarch is very interested in the sheer number of people who both play competitively and watch competitive gameplay, so that may have a big impact. Secondly, the team has been looking at developments with social media and social gaming, "particularly when it comes to optimizing user navigation tools."

For the latter, you can probably use your imagination. But the point is, don't expect the multiplayer in Black Ops II to be more of the same ol', same ol'. That might be an erroneous assumption.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Tags: call of duty black ops ii, call of duty black ops 2, black ops ii

5/2/2012 10:42:54 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:00:07 AM
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Well to be honest, Black Ops was not very good online, it was kind of a mess. So let's hope they do make some changes. Starting with the unbalanced weapons. I hope they make it different enough to not feel like the MW games but it definitely needs to be more well executed than Black Ops.

But I'm more looking forward to the campaign, I'm always intrigued by the way Treyarch handles the stories and setting.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:43:13 AM

I hate it to when everything is unbalanced, for example like the MP40 in W@W.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:21:07 PM

Tha FAMAS was the worst in all CoD's if you had any skill at all, the gun was just unreal.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:01:51 AM
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Hope so. Maybe there's something wrong with me but I thought the trailer sort of looked like crap at times. Animations looked off. The Metal Gear things looked like crap compared to Kojima's designs. IDK, I like the bold idea to do something different, but the quality appears to be behind the times.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:07:22 PM

I think this game was born out of a 16 hour long Metal Gear Solid gaming session while the team was on LSD.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:09:57 AM
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I bet the X-boys wills go nuts once they reveal the EXCLUSIVE Master Chief guest appearance in the game. Holy Crap!!! take my MONEY!

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H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 11:38:43 AM
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Future setting: Yes
Future Weapons: Yes
New Killstreaks: Yes

Multiplayer will be a whole lot different even if they dont have a new Engine.

Haters gone Hate !

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Godslim
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 6:48:14 AM

new settings but it will be very much the same.......just a reskin remember black ops1 oh yeh just a bad copy of mw2

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xenris
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:04:38 PM
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I hope they follow the esport formula. Games that become esports are for the most part really balanced. I thought Black Ops multiplayer was infinitely more balanced than MW2, and MW3s but there were still balance issues they could have worked on.

Here's to hoping that CoD multiplayer starts requiring more skill and less luck and reliance on aim assist and kill or death streaks. Fingers crossed.

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DVE2k
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:30:25 PM
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I said to myself that Im gonna rent this one, but Im so curious to how this MP is gonna work it has me so confused towards the outlook they are taking. If they were to somehow bring stopping power back then it would day one purchase for me. But I guess you dont need it anymore due to the fact that this is futuristic warfare lol. The guns mite be way to overpowered in this game xD. Anyways spoiler alert!!!!!! That dude you see running around in the trailer is Woods son I think O.o

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Bigimpactpooch
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 12:50:25 PM
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I swear every time a new CoD game comes out I say to myself I am not getting it...then they say something about it that makes me want to change my mind and I get it to only be left disappointed again. But I will be getting this one only because the first one had the best campaign in any CoD game or FPS imo and I'm feeling that this one will top the first black ops. So people say nobody gets the CoD games for the story? Well some do!

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:01:29 PM

Same here... Also for the intense action. No other games produce the same type of in your face action and sequences that CoD does.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:07:43 PM
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Talk about the zombies for God's sake.

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H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 3:38:10 PM

Keep your comments to yourself, and since you dont like this game why are reading every article and commeting on every thread ???

Trolls i tell you !

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:51:30 PM

I have been a member here for nearly 5 years and the purpose of a community is so people can MAKE comments. If I want to hear about the zombie mode then I'm allowed to voice that. I'm also allowed to read and post on every thread. If a troll exists here, it is you.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 1:48:12 PM
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I have no problem looking forward to Blops 2 after taking a year off and not getting MW3. I don't get why the CoD haters critque the game for "not changing" then when they try to advance the series with non-linear branching missions, a near future and very plausible setting, and a game that actually continues the story of the first Blops it gets critiqued for using the same engine.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 2:32:58 PM

Always something...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:16:12 PM

Here's something: I applaud the branching missions, but it might be too little too late to try to get people into the single player who now buy the series solely for the multiplayer.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 3:29:42 PM
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if the game looks the same and plays the same then its the same ol' same ol to me.

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:07:12 PM
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Call of Garbage Duty.

Limited selection of maps Check!!
Limited selection of weapons Check!!
Limited selection of weapon mods Check!!

UNLIMITED selection of fools willing to buy the same tired, busted and worn out crap Check!!
Call of Trash Duty.
Not for me!!

Logs back in to the Dust 514 Beta.
Ahh! shooter paradise!

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sirbob6
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:36:08 PM

So, how is Dust 514?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:23:41 PM

Yeah you forgot to talk about Dust this time.

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The CEO
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:28:07 PM
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Find a way to fix all the holes left open to hackers and glitches then the multilayer will be balanced. I quit playing Cody multilayer long ago because all the idiots just ruined it. Then they have the nerve to say their skilled. Cheating does not make you skilled it makes you a douchebag.

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JackDillinger89
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 5:59:31 PM
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All i care about is ,dedicated servers, dedicated servers, dedicated servers!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 6:17:32 PM

That would cost them money though.

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Mr_Sterg
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 5:43:12 PM

LOL. Yea Activision is too cheap to get dedicated servers. Would be awesome tho! Huge selling point.

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