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.
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.”
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia admits that the original Call of Duty: Black Ops didn’t necessarily innovate the first person shooter genre, but says that its sequel will. Lamia went on to say that Black Ops 2, which is the most pre-ordered game in GameStop history, will be a major step forward for the immensely popular franchise.
“We had customisation in the game, we had the theatre, the emblem editor, the maps, the settings, the locations that we created, all that stuff really came through. But one of the things that it didn’t do, is it didn’t look at the gameplay and say, ‘hey, let’s significantly innovate upon some of these core systems.’ They were more like refinements and changes to proven core COD gameplay.”
As promised Activison and Treyarch have released the first footage of the multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The game is due to be released on November 13th for the majority of formats. A Wii U version of Black Ops 2 is apparently in development.
James C. Burns, who plays Sgt. Frank Woods in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, has told gaming publication Complex that the forthcoming game from Treyarch will be a completely original experience. Burns then went on to say that it’s going to be one of the first Call of Duty experiences where you get to make decisions that ultimately affect the outcome.
What should gamers expect from Black Ops 2?
“It’s going to be a very original experience. Treyarch has gone to the edge of the universe. This is going to be one of the first interactive experiences where you get to make decisions that affect the outcome. So you could very well be playing at home, and you go and meet a friend of yours, and you are going to have two different outcomes to the game. Everything has been upgraded, from the narrative to playability of the game itself.”
Treyarch has released a brand new Call of Duty Black Ops 2 trailer which is simply titled Villain. The development studio won’t confirm that a Wii U version is in the works, but they have hinted at the possibility of it appearing on the format. Nintendo magazine NGamer says that the team is developing the game for Wii U, alongside the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developed by Treyarch, was hinted to be coming to the Wii U but was never confirmed. Treyarch’s top developer, Mark Lamia, believes that the Wii U has potential of becoming a great console and said that “it’ll be interesting to see what happens with the first parties.” Expect Treyarch to confirm whether the game will come to Nintendo’s new console during E3 next week. If Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is coming to the Wii U, what specific features do you want for its controller?
Treyarch’s studio head Mark Lamia has heavily hinted to Norwegian gaming site PressFire that the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 could be heading to Wii U. Activision has only confirmed that the game will be appearing on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Expect to hear information about a Wii U version at E3 next month.
PressFire: Do you have a release date?
Lamia: November 13th
PressFire: That’s around the same time as the Wii U launch, isn’t it?
Lamia: (smirks) It is… That’s what I hear, rumor-wise. I don’t think they’ve announced a launch date for the Wii U though?
PressFire: They said before christmas? But that overwatch mode, on the Wii U pad …it seems kind of obvious?
Lamia: (laughs) Do you want a job in game design?
PressFire: (laughs) So is there a Wii U version coming?
Lamia: Ah! We’re not.. we’re only talking about the other platforms at this time.
PressFire: I know.
Lamia: But here’s what I can tell you: Treyarch has a long tradition of working on the Nintendo platforms. A long tradition.
PressFire: That’s right, you did the Wii versions of the Modern Warfare games.
Lamia: Uh huh, and the Wii versions of all our Call of Duty titles. And we made the GameCube version of Big Red One. And the Wii version of Spiderman Web of Shadows. We have a lot of experience on the Wii and on the Nintendo platforms. So yeah, we enjoy the Nintendo Wii. We enjoy working on that.