What anti-cheat will be used?

Anti-cheat is a top priority for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. We have developed our own proprietary server-side anti-cheat technology which will work alongside VAC to deliver the most advanced detection and banning capabilities of any Call of Duty game to date. We have also improved our player reporting system to make it the most effective way that you can help us catch cheaters. And starting on launch day we will have a full-time dedicated pc anti-cheat team focused solely on detecting and banning cheaters. We have a zero tolerance policy on cheating. Cheaters bans are permanent.


Will Black Ops have Matchmaking or Dedicated Servers?

Both! Call of Duty®: Black Ops II PC combines matchmaking with secure ranked dedicated servers. This means that you get into Public Matches or League Play via matchmaking lobbies. It is easy to party up and play with your friends. You can adjust your classes or scorestreaks between matches. It also means that every Public or League match is hosted on a dedicated server running in one of our high bandwidth datacenters around the globe.


Will you release the server files?

No. We are keeping the server files secure to protect the game from hacking and cheating and ensure the ranking and progression system integrity.


Can I rent a server?

No. We are providing a huge number of servers around the world at no extra charge – plenty for everyone to enjoy. And we will administer the servers.


Will there be mod tools?

No.  As we continually improve and advance our in-house tools for our own content teams we are unable to provide consumer tools due to increased technical requirements, licensing restrictions, and technology dependencies.

As we get set for the unveiling of Call of Duty ®: Black Ops II Zombies, we wanted to first take a look back at where the game mode has come and gone. What started out as an unlockable Easter Egg in Call of Duty ®: World at War has evolved into its own narrative, complete with a unique cast of characters, diverse set of locations, and "wonderful" arsenal of weapons. Relive your own memories through the following pictures and ask yourself: Where can Zombies take us next?


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Nacht der Untoten: Everyone eventually needs a little "help."


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Verrückt: Cryptic messages... or just the ramblings of the insane?


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Shi No Numa: How many zombies have you introduced to the Flogger?


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Der Riese: The shortest path between two points isn’t a straight line… it’s an MDT.



Kino der Toten: What was your greatest performance on this stage?



Five: Ask not what the zombies can do to you, but what your Ray Gun can do to the zombies.


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Tomorrow we open the doors on Black Ops 2 Zombies. Think you can hold out for just one more round?

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Who's ready to help repel the zombie infestation?


Are you ready to take a ride? Black Ops 2 Zombies makes its World Premiere on 9.26.12.

Stay updated with all of the latest Black Ops 2 news by following us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/codblackops) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @Treyarch).


Game Design Director David Vonderhaar breaks down all of the new features shown in the Multiplayer Reveal Trailer.



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With a public hands-on experienced by thousands, Black Ops 2 Multiplayer was officially unveiled at Gamescom. Here is what the leading voices in gaming are saying about it.


Pre-order now and receive the bonus Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map! http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/preorder


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What are the Minimum System Requirements?

OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz

Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB


Can I run the game on Windows XP?

No, sorry. Since we upgraded the engine to use DirectX11, Windows XP is no longer supported. It requires Windows Vista or later.


Will the game actually be playable on my minimum spec machine?

Absolutely. We have tested extensively on a variety of hardware and we are very confident in the performance even at the minimum specs.


What engine is used for Black Ops II?

The Black Ops II engine builds upon the Black Ops engine with a number of improvements including performance optimizations, enhanced graphics, and proprietary anti-cheat technology.


What performance optimizations have you introduced for Black Ops II?

Performance has been a top priority for Black Ops II PC from day one and we have achieved significant improvements. We’ve improved the way the engine handles multiple threads. Additionally, we moved the engine from DX9 to DX11. The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to do the same amount of work. It is important to point out that this benefits the entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware. We have also added more “quality vs performance” options than ever before so you can customize your experience to either run faster or to satisfy your taste in eye candy.


You mentioned enhanced graphics for the PC version. Can you tell us more about that?

Black Ops II PC features enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PC.


Will there be a framerate cap?

No. Unless you want one. We have included an adjustable FPS cap slider in the game options. The minimum setting is OFF (no cap).

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