2012

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Go inside the making of the "Surprise" live-action trailer and see what it took to create the spectacular production. Director Guy Ritchie guides an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Justine "iJustine" Ezarik, and FPS Russia. Watch the full trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wIZp_E2CxQ

BlackOpsNews

Double XP Launch Event

Posted by BlackOpsNews Nov 16, 2012

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To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2, Double XP is being activated this weekend, from November 16th through the 18th, for anyone that downloads the Nuketown 2025 map. This map is available to everyone that pre-ordered. Bring the action back to this classic map, re-imagined as a 60's depiction of the future.

 

How to Download Nuketown 2025

 

Everyone who has the Nuketown 2025 bonus map can participate in this Double XP event. Simply enter the redeem code included with the game and download the map. Then, starting this Friday, tear it up in public matches across any playlist and fly through those ranks!

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With Call of Duty®: Black Ops II in players’ hands, here are five important features fans need to know about Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

 

In addition to:

         - Connect: Giving Call of Duty® players the ability to connect with friends, join existing Clans or start their own, and join the rest of the Call of Duty community.

          - Compete: Raising the stakes for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer with activities like Clan competitions for the chance to win cool digital prizes, and Leaderboards to see where you stack up against other players.

          - Improve: Helping improve your Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer skills with stat tracking, heat maps that show the busiest 'hot spots' on your favorite multiplayer maps, and the ability compare your loadouts against other players.

 

 

1 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II is free.  Just sign up and gain access to this robust suite of player services that will enhance your Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer experience.

 

 

2 – Now free for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty Elite® TV delivers a renewed community focus, featuring tips on loadouts and playstyles, strategies on the best ways to play the maps, and more.  This year, Call of Duty Elite® TV programming features an emphasis around helping players improve their multiplayer skills, with three new Call of Duty® Academy shows:

 

          - Create-a-Class Guide – Focusing on gameplay styles to help players get the most out of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II’s new “Pick 10” create-a-class system.

          - Multiplayer Guide – Featuring tips and strategies on taking cover, long-range combat, movement, using grenades, close-quarters combat and tactics, and more.

          - Tutorials – Episodes dedicated to teaching players how to use some of the groundbreaking new features available in Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer, including Livestreaming, CODcasting, Leagues, and the “Pick 10” create-a-class system.  For example, log into Call of Duty® Elite right now (for free) and watch the tutorial episode on Custom Classes.

 

 

3 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II features Zombies support.  For the millions of Zombies fans out there, now you can track your Zombies stats and compare them to other players' stats from around the world.

 

 

4 – Call of Duty® Elite is the HQ for your complete Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer experience.  In addition to tracking your overall performance, new and improved features include:

 

          - Expanded Clan Communications – Clan leaders can communicate directly with their Clan via push messaging to mobile devices for a more social and immediate experience, making tasks like updating the message of the day, or alerting Clan members to upcoming Clan Ops and Challenges even easier.

          - Improved Access to Clan Ops and Challenges – Now any Clan member can enlist their Clan into upcoming Clan Ops and Challenges, no longer being solely reliant on the Clan leader to jump into competitions.

          - One Button Class Copy – Copying another player’s loadout is now easier than ever.  If another player perpetually owns you in Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer, just click a button in Call of Duty® Elite to copy that player’s loadout to try it out for yourself.

 

 

5 – Call of Duty® Elite for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II is available where you want it - through your game console, on your tablet and mobile devices, and on the Web.  With expanded functionality for tablet and mobile apps, players can now view features like Call of Duty Elite TV, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Livestreaming – where, in addition to the video stream, players are also able to view the Livestreaming user's stats, view and copy their loadout, as well as explore other useful information.

DJ Milkman on the Main Stage: The House of Blues on the famous Sunset Strip gave fans a different environment in which to experience the game. Live sets were played while people battled on the dynamic multiplayer maps.

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Intense Free for all Match: Students from UCLA were given the chance to play multiplayer free for all. Since prizes were being offered, players took the matches very seriously.

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MultiTDM from above: The Multi-team Deathmatch arena offered players the chance to show off their skills in three person teams while the rest of the crowd cheered on their friends.

 

Setting Pick 10 for MultiTDM: Players familiar with the franchise were met with a new create-a-class system. This new system offered more diversity, but players were able to immediately feel comfortable with their Call of Duty skills on the new maps.

 

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Check out the Treyarch team as they ring in the Launch of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

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James C. Burns "Sgt. Frank Woods" Chatting with some lucky fans.

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Eager fans count down the last hour until launch. The festivities kicked off with all you can play Black Ops 2.

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Abulon from the rock band Abominables with Mexican Sales Manager Jesus Rosales!

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What do you want to see the most in the newest Call of Duty: Black Ops edition?

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Back by popular demand, zombies inhabit Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and more recently the midnight launch event in Toronto, Canada. Check out more of this undead behavior here  http://on.fb.me/KrEBLw

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The fan engagement continued with a shooting range, Black Ops 2 swag, and developer signing by the likes of Jay Puryea, among others.

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We look forward to seeing you on the front lines! http://bit.ly/SRTHJr

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(Frazier Campbell)

 

Gymnast Louis Smith, Professor Green, Conor Maynard, and Frazier Campbell are just a few of the attendees at the Bloomsbury Ballroom tonight, celebrating the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

 

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(Louis Smith)

 

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(Conor Maynard)

 

 

 

The launch event brought gamers together in experiencing the action packed Black Ops 2. What are you most looking forward to in the all new Call of Duty game?

 

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Raise your hand if you're stoked to be blasting zombies again! Gamers in Sweden celebrate the release with a live event.

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Gearing up for the midnight launch, gamers in Berlin celebrate with mini-tournaments, raffles, and developer signing sessions. Lead cinematics animator Adam Rosas is attending the festivities.

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The Dutch are staying up and getting down in anticipation of tonight's Black Ops 2 midnight launch. Right now, in Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall, fans are counting down the minutes til midnight and Celebrity Battles are underway, along with special guests Dave Anthony, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Game Director, and Michael Rooker, actor/voice of Harper (below, right).

 

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Ongoing BlackOps2 mini-tournaments, developer + VO-talent signing sessions, raffles, BlackOps2 presentations, midnight opening.

 

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Fans wait in line and watch live gameplay before entering the launch party at the Virgin Megastore in Paris, France. Director of Animation, Dominique Drozdz, signs autographs for fans.

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Down Under Cover

 

Aussies were in line to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops II! More than a thousand excited fans queued at EB Games Wetherill Park, Sydney to land their copy at 00:01 AET Tuesday 13 November, with over 350 additional stores across Australia also opening their doors at midnight to celebrate the biggest game release of the year.

 

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A new season of Call of Duty® Elite TV begins on November 13th! Tune in to http://elite.callofduty.com to watch exclusive programming featuring community content, developer tips, strategy tutorials and more!

 

Tune in to Spike on Monday night and join millions of fans in celebrating the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. GTTV Live has you covered with exclusive interviews, live reactions, and reports from all around the globe!

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Get ready for the new Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Pick 10 Create-A-Class system!

 

Retweet one of @CallofDuty’s daily tweets including the hashtags #BlackOps2 and #Pick10Sweeps as well as a link to this blog post, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of that day's 10 prizes.

 

10 Daily Winners, 70 Total Winners – November 4 at 10:00am PST to November 10 at 11:59pm PST

 

- November 4: (10) Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 8GB Flash Drives

- November 5: (10) Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 T-Shirts

- November 6: (10) Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Hoodies

- November 7: (10) Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Limited Edition Strategy Guides

- November 8: (10) November 8: Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 Season Passes for Xbox 360 (4000 MSFT Points Card)

- November 9: (10) Xbox Live Gold Accounts - 12 Months

- November 10: (10) Turtle Beach Ear Force Tango Headsets

 

Finalists will be selected daily and will be notified by Twitter DM (Direct Message) to confirm eligibility. Winners must respond within 24 hours or another winner may be chosen.

 

For the latest Intel, check out: http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2

 

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES:

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. SWEEPSTAKES TERM AND DEADLINES:  The “CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS 2 – RETWEETTOWIN #PICK10SWEEPS” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins November 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends November 10, 2012 at 11:59 PST (“Sweepstakes Period”).  A random drawing of ten (10) Winners selected each day (seventy (70) total Winners) will be held each day from November 4 through November 10 from among all eligible entries received during each call-to-action period of theSweepstakes Period.  All entries received after November 10 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST will be ineligible for the chance to win a prize.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions), 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older and residents of Mississippi, who must be 21 years of age or older) at the time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Activision Publishing, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies and subsidiary companies, and their advertising, promotion, or production agencies, prize providers, Web masters and Web suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, with Sponsor, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their IRS dependents, immediate families (spouse and parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or members of their households, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER: On Twitter, @CallofDuty will tweet a call-to-action message for followers to re-tweet the message, including the hashtag “#Pick10Sweeps” and “#BlackOps2” in which the followers must re-tweet to be eligible to win.  Each entrant has from the time of the call-to-action until 11:59 PST of that day to re-tweet and enter.  The following day, ten (10) winners will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries received for the prior day.  Limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address/household, per day regardless of method of entry. An Entry for one call-to-action message does not carry over to the next Sweepstakescall-to-action.  You must enter separately for each call-to-action in order to be eligible for that day’s prizes. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.  Any attempt at e-mail or other method of entry is void. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email accounts, or any other methods including, without limitation, script, macro or any automated or other means which subverts the entry process, will void all of that person’s entries and that person will be disqualified.  Re-tweets must comply with Twitter terms of use and shall not contain content that is unlawful or inconsistent with Sponsor, Call of Duty or its brand image.  Sponsor may disqualify any such Entry at its sole discretion.

 

4. DRAWING:  Ten (10) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held each day from among all eligible entries received during the applicable call-to-action (seventy (70) total potential winners). Random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.

 

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Within seven (7) days of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor shall endeavor to notify potential winner (“Winner”) via Twitter direct message to obtain email, mailing address and phone number in order to deliver prize.  Potential winners may be subject to verification of the Entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winner notification not acknowledged by Winner within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor may be forfeited at Sponsor’s discretion and awarded to an alternate winner selected by Sponsor.  Any prizes not claimed by alternates within twenty-four (24) hours after outreach from Sponsor shall be considered forfeited.

 

6. PRIZES:  Call of Duty®: Black Ops II 8GB Flash Drives (10 at ARV $8); Call of Duty®: Black Ops II T-Shirts (10 at ARV $5.25); Black Ops II Hoodies (10 at ARV $13.00); Limited Edition Strategy Guides (10 at ARV $34.99); Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership (10 at ARV $59.99); Xbox Live 4,000 Point Card (10 at ARV $49.99); Turtle Beach Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Ear Force Tango Limited Edition Headset (10 at ARV $299.95). Total ARV of prizes $4,711.70. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer Prize, or redeem Prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute Prize (or a portion thereof) with another prize of comparable or greater value.  Prize consists of a combination of only those items specifically listed as part of the Prize.  All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for fulfillment of prize.

 

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants agree (a) that the Sweepstakes Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize, or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity, or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any Prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, each Winner grants (and agrees to confirm such grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use winner’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in any and all media now known or hereafterdiscovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, in any manner, without notice, review or approval.

 

8. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, postage due, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, garbled, or stolen Entries, code requests, codes or mail; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer on-line systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries or codes; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors or problems of any kind, whether typographical, printing, human, technical, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise, including, without limitation, any errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of codes, code requests or Entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or web site, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated codes/Entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor.  Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the web site.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries or codes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and if terminated, randomly select winners from all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Code is void if not obtained from authorized and legitimate channels, or if the code is, in whole or in part, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained via fraud or theft.  Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for printer errors or issuance of any void, misprinted, or irregular code resulting from production or packaging problems or errors. Liability for an irregular code is limited to providing another code, while supplies last, subject to verification of original code irregularity.

 

9. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

 

10. CHOICE OF LAW: Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles, CA. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrant be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California law, without reference to California choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.

 

11. WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain a Winners’ List, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate, first class stamped envelope to: CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS 2 – RETWEETTOWIN #PICK10SWEEPS Winners’ List, c/o Activision Publishing, 3100 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days following the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

 

12. SPONSOR: Activision Publishing, Inc. 3100 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Though Twitter’s terms of use apply to content on and use of Twitter related to this Sweepstakes, Twitter is not a sponsor of, or affiliated with thisSweepstakes.

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