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'Black Ops 2' release date and multiplayer rumors appear online

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 details have reportedly been leaked online, including release date and multiplayer information.

The game will launch on November 6, featuring a brand new mode called Escort and containing a new perks system and a fully integrated Elite mode, according to information posted on both the Activision and Black Ops forums.

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The information has since been removed, but its cache remains available to view online, reports CVG.

Though not officially announced, this year's Call of Duty release is widely expected to come in the form of a sequel to 2010 Treyarch release Black Ops.

Earlier this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 briefly appeared on Amazon's French site. Activision claims that the next release will contain "meaningful innovations".

Earlier this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops' conclusion was was voted the greatest game ending of all time by Guinness World Records readers.

> Read our Call of Duty: Black Ops review

The list of Black Ops 2 information in full:

Leaked Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Information

  • This year, Call of Duty will return with its ninth instalment with Black Ops 2. As expected it will be following Treyarch's previous game Black Ops. It's release date is set for the November 6.

    Game Modes

  • Escort, a new game mode similar to Search and Destroy however a live player must be escorted to one of three areas (or two depending on the map) without being killed. The match will have rounds, consisting of one life only.
  • Drop Zone and Kill Confirmed will return
  • Team Defender and Infected will not return

    Pointstreaks

  • Will follow from Modern Warfare 3's system
  • Larger emphasis on objectives
  • A bomb plant is worth 2 points
  • A neutral flag is worth 1, however an enemy flag is worth 2
  • Flag assist capture is worth 1, a capture is worth 2
  • The Specialist Pointstreak has be modified. 2 kills now gets you 1 perk. The 4th kill gets you 2 more perks. The 6th kill gets you 3 more perks. The 8th Kill gets you 4 more perks. You do not get every perk when you reach 8 kills. Perks only become "Pro" when you have them Pro
  • RC XD will not return
  • Heat vision is a new Pointstreak reward. When you get the required points, you can activate this Pointstreak and your player pulls out a scope and attaches it to your weapon. This scopes main advantage is its ability to detect enemies through most walls. Note, the scope can only be attached to primaries not including shotguns
  • Item Packages requires 5 points. Fall alongside care packages and air drop traps. Features a list of package items only including ammo, mini gun, grenade launcher, rocket launcher, and body armour

    Prestiges

  • There will be 15 prestiges
  • There will be 50 ranks
  • Every two prestiges there is a 5 rank increase
  • The final prestige has 90 levels

    ELITE 2.0

  • ELITE is being fully incorporated into Black Ops 2
  • Combat record has been modified and re-named as ELITE Stats
  • There will be a specific lobby for clan matches (new way of levelling clans)
  • Clan Tournaments can now be implemented

    Removed

  • No MOAB or Nuke
  • No last stand
  • No death streaks
  • No flame thrower attachment

    Map Design

  • Map design and size will be following Black Ops not Modern Warfare 3

    Sniper Rifles

  • Improved sniper rifle usage.
  • No aim assist for any sniper rifle.
  • Less sway

    Customization

  • No longer just perk 1 chooses the players appearance
  • Appearance is a combination of all perks and type of Pointstreak being used.

    Hardcore

  • Larger emphasis on hardcore than ever before
  • No grenade launchers
  • Only vehicle guided rocket launchers permitted
  • Respawn timings decreased (for most modes)
  • 1 bullet in the foot will no longer kill a person, a head or chest shot is usually required.
  • A person will now bleed out if severely injured.

    Perk System 2.0

  • The Perk Pro system has been upgraded
  • There is now 2 options a perk can advance to.
  • Both require different challenges to unlock
  • Once the desired Pro version is unlocked, the player can select that as their "Perk Pro".
  • Once selected, the only way to choose the other option is by entering prestige mode.
  • For example Perk slot 1 has the perk called Speed
  • Speed - Reduces the time taken to aim down the sight. Pro I - Swaps weapons faster. Pro II - Throws equipment faster

    Combat Training

  • Will be returning with vast improvements.
  • Difficulty is no longer based on how long the bots take to start shooting.
  • Bots now have an advance AI system
  • Similar to the behaviour seen in the MW3 Spec Ops survival

    Watch a trailer for the original Call Of Duty: Black Ops below:

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