Sunday, April 29, 2012

The future is not as far off as most people think - We're not ready for it

The Call of Duty website released another teaser today. Basically, it was an image that said:
The future is not as far off as most people think - we're not ready for it.
This reinforces what many people have already been thinking. That Black Ops 2 will be set in the near future. Why? Because two of the possible killstreaks (the Quadrotor and the Avenger) are both prototype drones that are set to be used in future combat. Some people have also speculated that the game could involve time travel, although I personally doubt that.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Is the plane in the new teaser image the Avenger?

Yesterday, the Call of Duty website released another blurry teaser image. This time around, it looks to be some sort of plane. While others have guessed that it is a Spy Plane or a Blackbird, Reddit user millionsofplankton believes that it is in fact, the Predator C (now known as the General Atomics Avenger). This seems plausible as it would fall into line with Treyarch's choice of the Quadrotor. Reason being: Both the Quadrotor and the Predator C are pieces of technology that are currently being tested. i.e. both will be used in the near future. Here is a picture of the teaser image showing the Predator C:

Avenger Black Ops

And here is an actual picture of the Predator C / General Atomics Avenger in real life:

Black Ops 2 avenger

As you can see, the shape of both planes match up perfectly. The Avenger / Predator C is an unmanned combat drone. This begs the question, will it be a killstreak?

Reservation cards leaked

Looks like Xbox / PS3 reservation cards for Black Ops 2 have been leaked:

Reservation cards

For those of you that can't see the image properly, the cards state that the game will be released on the 13th of November of this year. It also says that you get a free $5 dollar gift card if your purchase a preservation card for Black Ops 2.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The enemy could be anywhere and it could be anyone

The Call of Duty website released its latest teaser image today:

Black Ops 2 The enemy could be anywhere teaser

As you can see, it says: "The enemy could be anywhere and it could be anyone". At first, I was left scratching my head. Pretty cryptic stuff, to say the least. However, if you take it for granted that the weapon list and perk list "leak" last week was actually authentic, then the "Spy Perk" would certainly explain away this teaser image.

According to the "leak", Spy does the following:

Spy allows you to appear on the enemy's mini-map as a friend. i.e. You'll show up as a green team mate on the mini-map.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tacitus

Tacitus Black Ops

The official Call of Duty website released another teaser image today. This time, it a blurred/fuzzy picture of the word "Tacitus" (Tactitus for those of you that landed on this site via a typo!).

What's interesting about this name is that during the video about the Quadrotor, which will be a killstreak in Black Ops 2, FPS Russia was wearing a T-shirt with the name Tacitus on it.


FPS Russia wearing Tacitus T-shirt

The question, what has this name got to do with the next Call of Duty game? What does it all mean? Who or what is Tacitus? After a little bit of research, I found out that Tacitus was the name of a famous senator/historian that lived in the Roman Empire. It is also the name of a crater on the moon map for Black Ops zombies!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quadrotor to appear in Black Ops 2 as a killstreak?

Below is an official teaser image from the Call of Duty website. Apparently, a new teaser image will be released every few days.

quadrotor black ops 2

As you can see, the picture isn't exactly clear enough to make out what it is. HOWEVER, the smaller thumbnails for each teaser image do flash between a fuzzy/darkened version and a more-detailed/brighter version while they are all listed together. Fortunately, somebody was able to grab a quick screenshot of the picture while it was flashing, which means that we get to see a clearer (although much smaller) version of the image.



See that? Doesn't it look remarkably like the Quadrotor (which was conveniently covered by FPS Russia today). Here's a picture of FPS Russia with the Quadrotor:

FPS Russia

In case you didn't know, the Quadrotor is a controllable drone that can fire an SMG. At the end of his video, FPS Russia tells us that he's been told it will feature in Black Ops 2. Judging by the pictures above, he's right. My guess is that it will be a controllable killstreak!

Word Reveal posted on Facebook

world reveal black ops 2

This was posted on the official Call of Duty Facebook page. Looks like the next Call of Duty game will be revealed on the 1st of May (this year). That means that in seven days time, we'll probably get to see the teaser trailer for Black Ops 2.

Notice how the image seems to follow the same type of design as the poster that was leaked last weak.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Larger version of poster

Here's a larger picture of the promotional poster for Black Ops 2, which says "return for debriefing". The date is the 2nd of May 2012. Everyone reckons that this will be the official announcement/date the official trailer for Black Ops 2 is announced. Black Ops 2 large promotional poster

Friday, April 20, 2012

Official poster leaked?

It seems as if retailers such as Gamestop have been receiving promotional goods for the upcoming Black Ops 2 game. The latest "leak" is a promotional poster for the game, which has the date: 2nd of May 2012 written on it. My guess is that this is the date that the official Black Ops 2 trailer will be released. The Treyarch and Activision logos are both visible at the bottom of the poster.
Black Ops 2 Poster

Monday, April 9, 2012

Black Ops 2 logo leaked?

Apparently, somebody has leaked the Black Ops 2 logo? Not sure if it's completely legitimate or not, but it does look official. After this logo was posted on the COD forums, it was immediately removed by Activision. If I've learned anything in the past, it's that you should pay extra attention to the leaks that Activision try to clean up.

Here is the Black Ops 2 logo in question:

Black Ops 2

What do you think? Does it look legit? By the way, if you're wondering about the date below the logo; apparently, that's the date when the Black Ops 2 teaser video will be released.