Craig gets the scoop about the new game modes in Black Ops II zombie mode
With the release of the new Zombies trailer (above) for Black Ops 2, Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia, hooked me up with a ton of info that's not available just by looking at the trailer. Here's the rundown on Zombies in Black Ops II:
The Story Behind It
⁃ Actions on "The Moon" map (DLC in Black Ops 1) will have impact on zombies in BO2 and play into the story
⁃ New Playable Characters
⁃ New Zombies with new abilities.
⁃ Largest Zombies World Ever
⁃ Multiple areas with land inbetween
⁃ Transportation in between areas
⁃ New Weaponry
⁃ Future tech, zombie weapons
Zombies will feature three main modes:
⁃ 1-4 Players in co-op
⁃ Expansive World
⁃ New Gameplay Mechanics include:
⁃ The Bus that can provide shelter and move you from location to location. The downside is that it is compact.
⁃ If you don't want to move around in the bus you can go out in "the fog" which can be very dangerous but has big rewards.
⁃ Buildables, meaning you can put things together to create weapons, defense or access to other weapons
Survival (Classic Zombies)
⁃ 1-4 players
⁃ Custom made playable areas. Made from areas in larger world
Greif (vs mode)
⁃ Humans vs Humans vs Zombies
⁃ 2-8 players
⁃ last human team standing wins (standalone levels)
⁃ can't shoot the other players but can do things to make it harder
The Zombies Multiplayer Engine Features:
⁃ Stat Tracking like most boarding, most kills, etc
⁃ Improved Matchmaking that will match your team vs similar skilled teams
⁃ Ability to create custom games in every mode including options like:
⁃ Set Starting Round (points given at the start to open doors, etc)
⁃ Headshots only challenge
⁃ Magic Items being turned off
Solo players have the option of playing on easy or normal difficulty.
In addition I have a couple screen shots to get your zombie pants warmed up. Click below to check them out.
Make sure to check back Thursday morning at 11am Easter/10am Central/8am Pacific time when I have all the details you'd ever want about Multiplayer mode as well as my initial impressions about some of the new features!
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