After a frantic weekend jam-packed with thrills and spills, we finally have a winner at the UMG Dallas Championships.
From Friday through to Sunday, Dallas hosted thousands of players and spectators for North America's last Black Ops 2 tournament of the year, and after a steep road against some of the best teams around, Curse finally fell short of the mark, placing at a respectable 3rd place.
The first day of Gfinity 2 wrapped up earlier today after what was a day jam-packed with a series of upsets and surprises.
Various major contenders exited the tournament this evening in London in what was largely a problematic affair on terms of stream stability. Despite such set-backs, the results are in, and we have our eight championship Sunday teams ready to kick off the final day of the event tomorrow morning.
With many Black Ops 2 players preparing to transition to Call of Duty: Ghosts, developers Treyarch have decide to top their hat off to their fans one last time by launching yet another double XP weekend.
Owners of the Black Ops 2 season pass; which include four different DLC instalments, can now jump on Black Ops 2 and enjoy a weekend of both double XP, and double weapon XP.
After resounding success at their flagship tournament back in July, Gfinity are back this weekend with G2; an event that'll be bigger in more ways than one.
Promising a staggering $70k prize pot split between four teams, 16 different contenders will have to battle it out at the private invitational to earn the ultimate bragging rights in what's poised to be one of the final Black Ops 2 tournaments of the year.
Activision typically come under much scrutiny as the big-bad wolf of the industry, with many labelling the publishing giant as ruthless. Today's news once again reiterates the companies continued support to the less-fortunate out there, with them extending yet another incredible gesture towards the U.S veterans.
Earlier this month, Treyarch revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's next and final DLC map pack would be Apocalypse. Rounding off the season pass will be two redesigned classic maps from previous Treyarch titles, two all-new maps and an adventurous Zombies map that explores the origins of the franchise's endeared co-op game mode.
Outside the realm of multiplayer, Black Ops 2's biggest attraction is its stellar Zombies experience. Stemming from the definitive zombies map "Nacht der Untoten" in World at War, Treyarch's Zombie's has went on to win the hearts of millions of gamers around the world.
Black Ops 2 fans rejoice, Vengeance has finally come to PS3 and PC.
Gamers on Xbox 360 have been enjoying the map pack since the 3rd of July, and PC and PS3 fans are finally able to join them in all the fun (and scares) that Vengeance provides.
Toting four all-new maps and a brand new zombies experience, Vengeance is the most impressive map pack to make it to Black Ops 2 yet. If that's not enough, buyers will also gain access to the 'Ray Gun Mark 2' - an upgrade version of the zombie mashing weapon that we've all came to love.
In part one of How it can be Improved, we looked at League Play's ranking system and how it can be developed into something more representative of a player's true skill . With the points system being seriously flawed, we presented the option of changing it in to something more reminiscent of Halo 3; which has had, arguably, the best ranking system in any FPS in the past decade.
While this is one of League Play's more scrutinised features, it's not the only one. Once you submerge yourself into the finer details of League Play, many more problems present themselves. In this four part series of How it can be improved, we hope to address the key issues that exist with possible solutions that'll be prosperous for both Treyarch, and the competitive players that participate in League Play.
If asked five years ago, I would have happily revealed that I was a Call of Duty fan through-and-through. At the time of CoD4, the community flourished and was prosperous for all. Yet when you fast-forward to present day, admitting you’re a hardcore Call of Duty fan is somewhat of an embarrassment.
If you turn on Black Ops 2 today, you'll notice that there's a new update; addressing various issues across the board. At a lofty 76mb, the update also adds various new features, such as the new camo's that we announced and detailed earlier last week.
As expected, there's already a flurry of fans taking to Twitter, seriously vexed at some of the questionable changes the update has introduced; with the AN-94 nerf being a particular hot topic!
David Vonderhaar’s endearment to the Call of Duty community, particularly the professional part of it, opened up a world of possibilities for fans of the franchise back in November, 2012. Inside the competitive community, one of the most notable additions to Black Ops 2 was League Play; a series of game modes outside of public games where players can compete for ranks outside of the traditional ranking module. Broken down into six different divisions (Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Masters), League Play presents competitors with the chance to work their way up their ladder and hone their skills as a competitive Call of Duty player. However, despite League Play being a great addition to Black Ops 2, it is seriously limited.
As we announced earlier, Black Ops 2 is set to get another handful of personalisation packs next week. While Major Nelson revealed the names and prices, both Activision and Treyarch have remained quiet throughout the day; with no word coming from either of them concerning the camo's. Until now.
After their original introduction to the game, there was no doubt in anyones mind that personalisation packs were poised to become a concurrent feature of Black Ops 2. Following the resounding success of both the Cyborg and Dragon packs, Treyarch are set to release yet another set of personalisation packs this coming Tuesday.
After a hectic day one of Gfinity, full of upsets and surprises, Curse.Eu have finally crashed out of the tournament.
Yesterday we witnessed the squad sweep EnvyUs before narrowly losing to Impact, TCM and aAa. After yesterday's performance, Curse faced the taunting task of coming up against the team of the tournament so far, CompLexity.