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Activision Unveils Black Ops 2 Zombie Mode in New Trailer

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies will feature three playable game modes.

If you've played any of Activision's Call of Duty games online, you've probably already tried out one of the many popular zombie modes available in the series. Naturally, it was expected Activision would release another for its upcoming Black Ops 2. Now the company has finally unveiled the highly-anticipated mode with new details and a bloody new trailer.

The new trailer shows off one of the game's three new modes, Tranzit mode. This mode allows players to freely roam an open environment either by foot or by bus. While roaming, players will be able to salvage items from the environment to create weapons, fortifications and tools that will help them on their journey through the post-apocalyptic zombie world. Like its predecessors, Tranzit mode is playable by up to four players.

Black Ops 2 Zombies Reveal Trailer


The second mode detailed in the reveal is Survival mode, which is basically what we've seen before in the previous Call of Duty Zombie games. In survival mode, you and up to three other players will be confined to one of the areas found in Tranzit and will have to survive as long as possible against hordes of the undead.

The final mode is Grief mode, which uses the same areas as Survival but supports up to eight players in two four-man teams. The goal is for your team to survive longer than the other. While you won't be able to kill the opposing team, you can strategically use the environment to help feed the opposing team to the zombies.

Unlike the previous Zombie modes, the Black Ops 2 Zombies mode will utilize the game's multiplayer engine, meaning you'll have access to things like improved matchmaking, stat tracking, leaderboards and customizable games. You can expect to hear more details surrounding the Zombie mode as the Black Ops 2 November 13th release date approaches.

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    edogawa , September 28, 2012 9:10 AM
    This isn't COD hate or anything, but today I tried MW3 on Steam for the free weekend deal they have going on and started literally getting a nauseous feeling.

    I'm not sure what's up with that game, the field of view seems incredibly small, and the textures, and everything else looked very muddy\blurry. I had the game on the highest settings it was pretty gross for a modern game. Last Call of Duty game I enjoyed was the first modern warfare version; ending was dramatic and fun.
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    edogawa , September 28, 2012 9:10 AM
    This isn't COD hate or anything, but today I tried MW3 on Steam for the free weekend deal they have going on and started literally getting a nauseous feeling.

    I'm not sure what's up with that game, the field of view seems incredibly small, and the textures, and everything else looked very muddy\blurry. I had the game on the highest settings it was pretty gross for a modern game. Last Call of Duty game I enjoyed was the first modern warfare version; ending was dramatic and fun.
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    knowom , September 28, 2012 9:14 AM
    It can't be any worse then Diablo 3 turned out being.
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    master_chen , September 28, 2012 10:15 AM
    NooooooPE. I'll stay with my GODLIKE "Day-Z", thank you very much.
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    centaurius , September 28, 2012 11:12 AM
    I don't see the point of launching a COD every year, with the same engine since COD4 !!! It just divides more the community and players... And a zombie mode for this cod, really? Just reminds me a copycat form left4dead1/2...

    Where's the innovation?
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    AidanJC , September 28, 2012 11:22 AM
    edogawaThis isn't COD hate or anything, but today I tried MW3 on Steam for the free weekend deal they have going on and started literally getting a nauseous feeling.I'm not sure what's up with that game, the field of view seems incredibly small, and the textures, and everything else looked very muddy\blurry. I had the game on the highest settings it was pretty gross for a modern game. Last Call of Duty game I enjoyed was the first modern warfare version; ending was dramatic and fun.


    Hurray for console ports!!
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    alidan , September 28, 2012 11:35 AM
    edogawaThis isn't COD hate or anything, but today I tried MW3 on Steam for the free weekend deal they have going on and started literally getting a nauseous feeling.I'm not sure what's up with that game, the field of view seems incredibly small, and the textures, and everything else looked very muddy\blurry. I had the game on the highest settings it was pretty gross for a modern game. Last Call of Duty game I enjoyed was the first modern warfare version; ending was dramatic and fun.


    got to hate it when a game makes you sick for no reason...
    most games on a new engine do that to me, well... every 3d game does for a few hours than i get over it... never understood what that was about.
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    bustapr , September 28, 2012 11:36 AM
    if they are going to make so much content, and occupy so much of the disc for the zombies mode, why not branch zombies of into its own game?
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    elcentral , September 28, 2012 12:51 PM
    could only handle mw3 for 30 min i got so irritated eyes from it i developed a had-ace and shut it down for good
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    alidan , September 28, 2012 1:37 PM
    bustaprif they are going to make so much content, and occupy so much of the disc for the zombies mode, why not branch zombies of into its own game?

    because the main selling point of the game is multiplayer, zombie mode encluded.
    i honestly dont believe if they spun it off, it would work at all, i think only valve could make a game like that and people love it, i mean what did left for dead 1 have in it, 4 hours of randomized gameplay or something?

    there is only so long i could kill zombies with other people before i get up, yell done, and never look back.
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    xpeh , September 28, 2012 1:56 PM
    I personally think that the first Black Ops had the best Call of Duty story. And I like the fact that there's a regular campaign and a zombie-based semi campaign. Also, I'm sure that they got this idea from a flash game called "The Last Stand" that was released like back in 06.
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2012 1:56 PM
    Why would you want it to be a game in its own right? Pay another £40 for zombies? No thanks i'll just have it for free
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    Th_Redman , September 28, 2012 3:12 PM
    Is the music provided for this trailer Iron Maiden, perhaps? Anyone know??? Thanks. The_Redman.
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    bustapr , September 28, 2012 3:58 PM
    Th_RedmanIs the music provided for this trailer Iron Maiden, perhaps? Anyone know??? Thanks. The_Redman.

    avenged sevenfold - carry on
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2012 4:21 PM
    Ah,.. Activision - the Apple of videogames
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    ttg_Avenged , September 28, 2012 5:38 PM
    Fine to all haters, we get it. They don't know how to make a new frickin' engine, and the multiplayer is stale as month old doritos, but come on.. if you've played zombies in CoD, it just feels right. If you have never played zombs but only multiplayer, u have no room to talk.

    I might just stick to Black Ops 1, tho, because look at all once good genres. Once they add more and more, they tremble down fast. (CoD, Halo, GoW, Ghost Recon, and muuuch more.)

    Above all I'm actually excited for this years CoD.. I hear there will be 8 zomb maps on release? Sick..
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    A Bad Day , September 28, 2012 9:16 PM
    centauriusI don't see the point of launching a COD every year, with the same engine since COD4 !!! It just divides more the community and players... And a zombie mode for this cod, really? Just reminds me a copycat form left4dead1/2... Where's the innovation?


    Yeah, an expansion pack would've made more sense.

    Oh wait, you can't simply charge $60 for an expansion pack.
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    Benihana , September 29, 2012 12:09 AM
    I have to spend more money to keep playing with the community? No thanks, TF2's got my back. Best $20 ever spent.
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2012 2:04 AM
    mw3, its okay to hate, we all agree. graphics of black ops 2 bieng compared to cod 4? not really. yeah it hasnt changed drastically but honestly there isnt much to add to it. you could make it real people with real guns and people would still be asking for a more realistic game. Also Zombie mode is treyarchs thing and spec ops is infinity wards thing, so dont hate that they are bringing it back, its their thing and people enjoy it.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2012 8:14 AM
    Actually... seems like World at War was the big boost to the whole "zombies" deal... way before "left 4 dead" came out, so the others can be thanked for taking the "copy cat" route. I agree that including the zombie mode is Treyarch's thing, plus, combine that with the fact that zombies haven't gotten sickeningly popular in recent years, and it's no brainer that they would bring them back for Black Ops 2. You should also note that they used a lot of the same "zombie laughs" and sounds from the original zombies mode in World at War, so for the CoD series... this is nothing new, and they aren't mimicking anyone else, just keeping up the tradition and sticking with what's popular. Side note... I'm so effing sick of hearing about zombies everywhere I turn... t.v., movies, games, magazines, etc. Give me a break... it's so freakin' played out. I mean yeah it can be fun from time to time but they are really running it into the dirt and if somebody ever were to ask me in real life if I were ready for a "zombie apocalypse" I'd probably slap the dumb out of them... so imo... they fall into the same category as Chuck Norris jokes, the "arrow to the knee" saying, the "r.i.p. ears/headphones" on youtube videos, etc.... started out great... ended up disastrously played out.
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    Anonymous , October 21, 2012 8:17 AM
    *have gotten sickeningly popular