Black Ops 2 – new multiplayer features and gameplay detailed

Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Black Ops 2 multiplayer features, have been detailed by Treyarch in the latest One of Swords podcast.

According to game director David Vonderhaar, deathstreaks have been eliminated as there’s “no Second Chance; there’s no Last Stand, there’s no Final Stand.”

“There’s no combination whatsoever of perk or deathstreak that puts the guy in the downed state in multiplayer,” he said. “It’s still used as the revival state in Zombies when you get downed. But it’s not in multiplayer – there is no perk and there are no deathstreaks, so there is no Final Stand or equivalent of it.”

Regular streak rewards will be handed out instead, and while rewards will “wrap around,” players can’t earn more than one of a type.

“Let’s say you took UAV and Counter UAV,” Vonderhaar explained. “If you earned the UAV then earned the Counter UAV, you’re going to start building again for the UAV – but if you haven’t spent it, if you haven’t called it in or activated it, you’re not going to get a second one. You’re just going to get notified that you’re back at that part of the chain.

“You would definitely want to activate those scorestreaks so when you loop, you’ll get them again. It’s not like Black Ops 1, which is they just keep going forever and you effectively have to die to loop. You don’t have to die to loop at any point; you’ll just keep looping.”

There will even be a new optional feature included which will allow players to hear the last words spoken by someone they have killed.

“It’s an option that you can turn on and off in custom games,” he said. “We gave it a name – Revenge Voice. It’s on in public games; we can turn it off in league play if we want. We love that thing. It’s funny.”

Vondehaar also explained various unlocks and Prestiging, and you can find out more through the link.

Below, there’s also a video below, which you may or may not have seen already, showing competitive gameplay.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out November 13 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. You can get hands on with the multiplayer portion at the EG Expo September 27-30.