Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer, Treyarch, has announced via Twitter that players of the immensely popular first person shooter will be entitled to Double XP, starting from tomorrow. The Double XP weekend starts from tomorrow at 10am PDT and comes to an end, Monday 10am PDT. The Black Ops 2 Double XP weekend is available for Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and PC owners. Will you be participating in some Double XP action?
Double XP kicks off tomorrow at 10am/PDT (360,PS3/PC/WiiU) and runs through Monday 10am/PDT. What’s that? You feel a sick day coming on?
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Treyarch, the development studio behind the incredibly popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, has announced via Twitter that it’s a double XP weekend starting from tomorrow. The double XP weekend runs from Friday 10am PST until Monday 10am PST. The double XP weekend is also available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC owners. Will you be participating?
An Activision employee reportedly told Calvin Hall at this years DICE summit that the company is throughly disappointed with sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U. The employee says that Activision gave Wii U owners the definitive version of Black Ops 2 with Off TV features, and Nintendo fans quite simply didn’t support it. He went on to say that developers just aren’t enthusiastic about Nintendo’s latest home console and the only reason publishers are still going to bring games to Wii U is because they don’t want to damage their relationship with Nintendo. However, he did say that Activision will continue to support the platform.
“Activision didn’t expect much from Wii U sales of Black Ops 2, but they sure didn’t expect it to be that abysmal. Activision gave Wii U owners the best version of Blops 2 with Off TV features, and Nintendo fans didn’t support it. It’s easy for Nintendo fans to trash publishers for not giving them ports, but publishers have wisened up. They realize Nintendo fans are all talk. Nintendo fans are vocal with their mouths, but when it’s time to open their wallets, they’ll spend that $60 on New Super Mario Bros instead.”
“There’s just no enthusiasm for it. The only reason publishers are still going to bring games to Wii U is because they don’t want to damage their relationship with Nintendo.”
Thanks to everyone that sent this in.
Update: It turns out that this story by ‘Calvin Hall’ was fabricated.
Treyarch has announced via Twitter that starting from today gamers will be able to get double XP on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The double XP weekend runs from today, Friday February 22nd until Monday, February 25th. Double XP is available for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC owners.
Activision has informed gamers what to expect from the forthcoming patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U. The first patch that was released for the popular first person shooter was plagued with problems, which the publisher acknowledged. The latest update will address numerous issues that users who own the game will no doubt be experiencing. Here’s what’s set to change.
Wii U Specific Issues Addressed/Features
- Home Button Menu is now available in Multiplayer and Zombies when not in-game
- Send text messages from the lobby and friend list menus
- Wii Remote Changes
- Improved presets
- Buffed aim assist
- Wii Remote Bug Fixes
- Jittery movement
- Unable to turn when crouched/prone with a scoped weapon on Wii Remote
- Hybrid optic attachment stopped working after ADS on Wii Remote
- Guardian and Turret unmovable when weapon pickup option is set to inventory button
- Reticle disappearing during EMP
- Hunter Killer Drone does not fire in reticle direction
- Crash in Strike Force tutorial
- Lodestar score streak is hard to control (it now uses the control stick)
A number of you contacted me to let me know that the patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now live on the Wii U. However, Treyarch has confirmed this morning that there are a number of problems with the patch that have not yet been resolved. The developer says that it’s working alongside Nintendo on a resolution to the problem and hopes to know more at some point tomorrow. Some of the menu listings from Xbox 360′s Revolution DLC are also showing up in the game. Treyarch says that this is a mistake on their part, and it isn’t confirmation that the DLC is coming to Wii U.
“We are noticing some issues with the version of the patch that was posted that you guys are also reporting here on the forums. We are working with Nintendo on a resolution to this problem and hope to know more at some point tomorrow. I will keep you posted as I receive more information.”
“We are aware that some of the menu listings from the 360′s Revolution DLC drop are showing up in the game. This is not a confirmation of DLC for the Wii U, just a versioning problem that we are working to address.”
“I do not want to publish the list of known fixes until I have confirmation that they are all live. I hope to be able to do this tomorrow, but as I mentioned, this is something we are working on with Nintendo, so the timeline isn’t entirely in our hands.”
Thanks to those that sent this in.
Activision has announced that it’s preparing a patch for the immensely popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 that should be available before the end of the month. The publisher has submitted the patch to Nintendo where it is currently being tested. Details of the patch haven’t been announced, but we should hear exactly what has been fixed fairly soon.
“Once Nintendo supplies us with a date that we can expect the patch to go live, I will publish another update. Sometimes they give us a few days warning, sometimes they give us a few hours warning.”
The incredibly popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has snatched four positions in Youtube’s top trailers of 2012. The live action trailer for the game which is titled “Surprise” managed to be the most watched entertainment trailer of the year, with 35,152,507 views —overtaking the official movie trailers for both Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises. You can view the most watched entertainment trailers of 2012 right here.
Treyarch has rather kindly asked Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players to go easy on the influx of new players to the Call of Duty community this Christmas. Here’s the developers advice for both veteran players and new players to the immensely popular franchise.
“Let’s talk Christmas Noobs.”
“It’s that time of the year again where thousands of new players join the online ranks for the first time. We’d ask you to go easy on the Christmas Noobs, but we know you won’t.”
“If you are a Christmas Noob yourself, don’t be bullied. In the Combat Training category you’ll find a great playlist called Boot Camp. This is the best place for a player to get up to speed on the game and all it has to offer.”
Digital Foundry has found that the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is sub-HD and features a number of problems with the frame-rate. The report states that the frame-rate makes the PlayStation 3 version feel smoother, while the Xbox 360 version feels like a completely different game. Have you noticed problems with your version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U?
While Wii U matches PS3 performance in a range of gameplay scenes, the more ambitious levels bring performance down to unacceptably low levels.
The Wii U version matches the look of the Xbox 360 game and thus gives it an edge visually over the PlayStation 3 release, but unfortunately it comes up well short in terms of performance – an aspect that is all-important to the playability of a COD title. The frame-rate variance is such that the PS3 game feels generally smoother, while the 360 release feels like an entirely different game in the more demanding levels. Bearing in mind the commonalities in hardware design between Wii U and Xbox 360, we can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed that Black Ops 2 under-performs so noticeably.