Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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

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Call of Duty Elite shutting down this week

Call of Duty Elite shutting down this week

Call of Duty Elite was a lucrative, but ultimately short-lived, experiment by Activision. The company experimented with a subscription model with Modern Warfare 3, but opted to switch back to a more traditional Season Pass model with Black Ops 2. "What we have realized is that several of the Call of Duty Elite services which are currently only available to our premium members for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are things that would further unite, engage and delight our player community. So we are going to make them free for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said at the time. With Ghosts, the company offloaded many of those services to a standalone app.

Elite services are still running for Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2--but not for much longer. The service will end this Friday.

Read more: Stats will be unaffected »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Apocalypse' video shows off new maps and giant robots

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Apocalypse' video shows off new maps and giant robots

The final DLC release for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is "Apocalypse." Available on Xbox 360 tomorrow and other platforms later, the add-on includes four new multiplayer maps and a brand new "Origins" zombie mode.

"Origins" will take players into a WWI-themed zombies campaign, starring the four original heroes from the first Zombies map: Tank, Nikolia, Takeo, and Rictofen. The story promises to explore the origins of the zombie "saga," while giving players access to new supernatural Wonder Weapons, a Mark IV tank, and more--as players try to avoid getting stomped by giant mechs.

Watch: Look at those titans »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Apocalypse' ends the DLC season

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Apocalypse' ends the DLC season

With Call of Duty: Ghosts just around the corner, it's time for Activision to announce the final DLC pack for Black Ops 2. "Apocalypse" will be first on Xbox Live on August 27, with other platforms to follow.

The final expansion adds four multiplayer maps, as well as a new Zombies experience called "Origins."

Read more: What's included »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 teases its 'Origins'

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 teases its 'Origins'

Treyarch has released a rather cryptic video to its YouTube channel. Entitled "Origins," the Black Ops 2 dev notes that "every story has a beginning... and an end."

Fans seem to think that this tease is for the next zombie DLC pack, the final add-on before Call of Duty: Ghosts' release. Starring younger versions of "the original characters," it appears this map will take place in World War 1. But with a giant mech, somehow.

Watch: The Origins teaser »

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Black Ops 2 'Vengeance' DLC coming to PC, PS3 on August 1

Black Ops 2 'Vengeance' DLC coming to PC, PS3 on August 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's "Vengeance" map pack is coming to PC and PlayStation 3 on August 1, Treyarch has announced. This follows its Xbox Live release on July 2 as per the usual exclusivity waiting period.

Read more: Four maps and a Zombie map/weapon »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Vengeance' DLC revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Vengeance' DLC revealed

Here's the next DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. "Vengeance" will be coming to Xbox 360 first on July 2, and PC and PlayStation 3 later.

The add-on includes four new maps--Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink--as well as a new zombie map set in a Wild West town. The latter will also introduce a new version of the Ray Gun, aptly named the Ray Gun Mark II.

Read more: Four maps and a ray gun »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Uprising DLC coming to PS3, PC on May 16

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Uprising DLC coming to PS3, PC on May 16

PC and PlayStation 3 players anxiously waiting for the Uprising DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 won't have to wait much longer. Activision has announced that the pack will be out on May 16 when the Xbox 360 exclusivity period is up.

Watch: Now PC and PS3 players can play as mobsters »

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Xbox 360 offering free Gold weekend, paired with Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 double XP

Xbox 360 offering free Gold weekend, paired with Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 double XP

If you own an Xbox 360, and particularly if you only own an Xbox 360, the Gold requirement for online play and services can be a pain. This weekend, Microsoft is offering a cooling salve, in the form of free access, so you can join those with disposable income in watching movies and hearing preteens shout racist epithets at you for stealing their kill.

Read more: Weekend events include double XP, Borderlands 2 Golden Key »

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Black Ops 2 'Mob of the Dead' trailer is Goodfellas with zombies

Black Ops 2 'Mob of the Dead' trailer is Goodfellas with zombies

When we heard that the Uprising for Black Ops 2 would feature mob movie icons fighting zombies in Alcatraz prison, that it would be paying homage to mafia classics. With a new trailer, Activision is showing just how on-the-nose the so-called "Mob of the Dead" can be with its referential cheek.

Watch: Ray Liotta introduces the gang »

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Black Ops 2 trailer details making of Mob of the Dead for Uprising DLC

Black Ops 2 trailer details making of Mob of the Dead for Uprising DLC

The upcoming Mob of the Dead map set on Alcatraz Island will be part of the Uprising DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on April 16, and Activision has released a trailer discussing how Treyarch developed the story and captured the mood of the historic prison island.

Watch: The making of Mob of the Dead »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Replacers' back in action

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Replacers' back in action

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Uprising DLC pack is coming, and the Replacer is back with reinforcements to take over your day-to-day duties for you so you can play the game. A new trailer shows off just what mundane tasks this replacement team will do so you don't have to leave your couch.

Read more: Stormare is back with J.B. Smoove »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Uprising' DLC confirmed, detailed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Uprising' DLC confirmed, detailed

Today Activision officially confirmed rumors from earlier in the week regarding the "Uprising" map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The map pack is coming to Xbox 360 on April 16, and includes four new maps and a zombie map with a mobster twist.

Read more: Prohibition mobsters in undead Alcatraz »

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Rumor: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Uprising' DLC coming April 16

Rumor: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 'Uprising' DLC coming April 16

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 seems to have spilled its next downloadable content pack, with yet another promotional poster that names some maps and dates. This one is called the "Uprising" pack, and is said to be coming on April 16 to Xbox 360.

Read more: Four new maps, one new zombie map »

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gets microtransactions; Nuketown 2025 free on Xbox 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gets microtransactions; Nuketown 2025 free on Xbox 360

So you've bought Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for $60 and paid $50 for the map packs for but you still want to spend more money on it, what do you do? This being the Internet, you pay $2 to wrap guns in bacon. From today, Activision is rolling out microtransactions for little bits and pieces in Cod Blops 2, including extra slots and storage space and cosmetic items like extra Calling Cards and, yes, bacon skins for weapons.

Read more: Plus, Nuketown 2025 free for everyone »

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Black Ops 2 'Revolution' hitting PC, PS3 February 28

Black Ops 2 'Revolution' hitting PC, PS3 February 28

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Revolution downloadable content has been on Xbox Live since January 29. That means it's about time for other platforms to get in on the party, which they will starting February 28.

Read more: $15 for 4 maps, a weapon, zombie additions »

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