The video showcases the ever present kill streak rewards and equipment, including an AR drone with guns, some form of suicide bird planes, an A.G.R Tank that drops from a helicopter, and a stun-wave emitting stand. The reveal trailer also shows some of the new weapons. They mainly seem the same as previous weapons but there are new attachments like a scope that can spot enemies through walls, a stun grenade called a Shock Charge, and, of course, the return of the dual red dot/ACOG sight from Modern Warfare 3.
What Call of Duty game would be complete without a riot shield? Now you have the ability to stick your favorite ineffective weapon into the ground, use it for cover and whip out a more effective weapon, making the riot shield useful for something other than trolling. As MW3 brought back the throwing knife, Black Ops 2 is bringing back the tomahawk. To be honest, it still looks a lot more menacing than the throwing knife. The dolphin dive is also making its return helping the fight against drop-shotting and, of course, Treyarch’s dogs are coming back as a kill streak but will not be the highest possible kill streak.
For those competitive gamers out there, it looks as though Black Ops 2 will have a lot more functionality for the e-sports market. Multiplayer includes shoutcasting over gameplay and new spectating options. There is an all new heads-up display, making it easier for matches to be played on the main stage. Also being added is the new game type, Multi-Team Team Deathmatch. Assuming that it puts four teams of four against each other, it seems very similar to Battlefield.
The maps that are shown look like a mix between Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3, which is becoming something you learn to expect from a Call of Duty game. It’s good to see that you can still kill someone by landing one or two bullets in their leg from a revolver.