Team Fariko Impact won big after three days of intense Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer action in the first ever Call of Duty Championship. 32 teams from around the world came together to battle it out, with the ultimat...



The Call of Duty Championship kicks off today and sees teams from all around the world competing for up to $1 million dollars in prizes. The tournament begins with a ceremony starting at 12PM Pacific, and then the 32 teams go...



A new absurd trailer is out for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and it showcases some of the crazier microtransaction based content, like graffiti riot shields, bacon guns, and benjamin bling pistols. It's set to hit the PS3 and...



If you were worried fee-to-pay microtransactions were going to become the norm ... prepare to be justified. Activision has announced it'll be jumping aboard the bandwagon tomorrow, introducing incremental buy-me-ups for Call ...



Treyarch recently let the world know that there will be another Call of Duty: Black Ops II Double XP weekend happening, starting today. The event is confirmed for all platforms, including the 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. As usual...



Activision is getting serious with eSports as they're hosting their first official major tournament for Black Ops II. The Call of Duty Championship tournament will be taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5 - 7 an...



Following PlanetSide 2 and Origin's lead, Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be integrating Twitch streaming right into the game. This will allow players to broadcast their matches live right onto their Twitch.tv channel. ...



Call of Duty: Black Ops II? Yeah, it was pretty great. Treyarch really brought it with their latest shooter, implementing a ton of new elements to make a Call of Duty title fresh again. And it looks like they're continuing t...



Greetings fellow Call of Duty fans -- it appears as if Activision is launching yet another double XP weekend for all Black Ops II players.  In typical COD fashion, the "switch" for double XP should be flipped a...



Okay, bravo Activision. This was actually funny. The new Black Ops II Revolution downloadable content is coming soon. It's going to feature four new maps, a new weapon, and a new zombie mode where you can actually play as the freaking zombies. You know what that means? You won't have time for real life anymore! So what can you do about it? Hire someone to take over your life with The Replacer.



A leak late last month gave us the heads up on the Revolution map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but now we have a video to go on alongside Treyarch's announcement of the first of four "DLC events" planned for the game...



If you've been itching for news on more Call of Duty: Black Ops II maps, this news is your huckleberry. Season Pass holders already have access to the Nuketown Zombie map, but it appears as if your first bit of real content w...



Love them or hate them, shooters are one of the biggest sellers in the videogame industry. Despite the saturation of shooting games, 2012 saw a number of them that sought out to offer actual interesting stories. Plus, a numbe...



If you dropped the extra cash on the hardened or care package editions of Black Ops II, you received an extra zombie map for your troubles. Now, Activision has made said map, called "Nuketown Zombies," available for everyone...



Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been patched to address a number of balance issues, most notably the SMG. The close-assault weapon class has been criticized for its powerful hip fire capabilities, and the latest patch, current...



After spending the past two days with the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, I have found all my worries about the GamePad's ability to handle fast-paced first-person shooters melt away. In fact, I may now consider ...



The 99%. The military's increasing reliance on drones. China's monopoly of rare earth elements. Social media. Literally laying down everything for your country. These are but the many themes that the latest Call of Duty tackl...



[Update: Treyarch has responded by creating a new playlist called Chaos Moshpit that has Nuketown 2025 in its rotation. What a silly situation.] Treyarch has removed the multiplayer playlist containing the Nuketown 2025 map t...



Up until now, Treyarch had history to play with in crafting their stories. History is given an entertainment spin to fit their needs, sure, but a lot of what you see and do in their games are grounded in reality, to some ex...



We all know that the Call of Duty franchise rakes in the cash, but this one-day sales mark seems almost scary in size. Try $500 million in sales in 24 hours for the latest, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Half a billion, folks. S...



Just a friendly reminder: it looks like the first ever Call of Duty: Black Ops II Double XP weekend is underway for those of you who picked up the game new. Just unwrap your game, input the Nuketown 2025 code, and you should ...



Balancing, balancing, balancing. Developers do as much as they can to make sure their multiplayer is designed as best as possible before shipping, but it's when the title has made it into the public's hand that really puts ev...



Call of Duty: Black Ops II is not having the best of times on PlayStation 3. Because, of course, that's totally surprising and hasn't happened before.  Chief among the problems are connectivity issues, with users unable ...



Months ago, I played a multiplayer mode in Black Ops II called Hacker, which required teams to take control of several A.G.R Drones on the map in order to rack up the kills. The only weapons available were pistols with v...



Call of Duty has become the ultimate "no-win" situation for reviewers. What once may have been the biggest job of the game critic's year is now an annual exercise in being caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Love ...



At the end of the original Black Ops, you got a special bonus game of zombies where you could play as President Kennedy, President Nixon, and Fidel Castro. After the credits in Black Ops II, you get this. Obviously major spo...



The Call of Duty series has a mass hardcore following, and experienced players know what to do the second they pop in the game disc. But there's still a percentage of players that have never really touched the multiplayer, la...



Another hyped "AAA" game, another round of vengeful user reviews from those wishing to put said game in its place. This time, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is ready to receive its punishment.  As always, gamers have marched...



Excited warmongers looking forward to playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on PC risk disappointment, if dejected reports on the Internet are any indication. Some copies of the game have had their second installation discs repl...



If you decided to try and save a few clams by skipping out on the collector's edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 but lament missing out on the included Nuketown Zombies map, you're going to get a second stab at it. Act...



Ah, the modern gaming era. Day one patches, online passes, and of course, permabans on consoles. As we're nearing the launch of the sure to be mega-hit Black Ops II, Treyarch has layed out a few ground rules. Most of it is co...



Activision has finally announced that they're partnering with YouTube as the livestreaming partner for Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer matches. Yup, you'll be able to livestream your matches directly through the game o...



Fans that pre-order Black Ops II will be given the Nuketown 2025 map, as seen in the latest video from Treyarch. Nuketown was fun in the first Black Ops thanks to how small the map is, but there's an even better and smaller ...



Call of Duty: Black Ops II has a new live-action trailer in the same vein as the first game's, continuing the "Soldier in all of us" marketing line. This time around we have mechs, drones, horses, and Robert Downey Jr. in a jet. As you do.  Regardless of what folks think of the game, it is a pretty cool bit of footage, don't you think?



We're less than a month away from Call of Duty: Black Ops II hitting store shelves now! The launch trailer has just been released, and it shows off a ton of things you can expect to do in the single-player campaign. Grapplin...



After an interesting reveal by Activision with regards to its Call of Duty: Elite service today, another announcement nearly slipped by. Not nearly as surprising, the company will be introducing a season pass f...



In a surprising move today, Activision has announced that all of the features of its Call of Duty "Elite" program will be made available at no additional cost to all players of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The supplement...



The 3D fad has more or less died, but that's not stopping Treyarch from including 3D support in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They've even partnered up with LG Electronics to offer a discount for those that buy the game and one...



So we gave you a pretty extended detail look at Black Ops II's multiplayer not too long ago. It was a lot to take in, but guess what? There's more. So much more. In fact, Treyarch had us out for another visit just to see the ...



If you haven't noticed by now, there's been a theme with Call of Duty: Black Ops II where everything has been getting revamped. Your actions in the single-player campaign will affect the ending, and multiplayer has ditched th...



We've seen the single-player, we've seen the multiplayer, we've even gotten a deep dive into the eSports and livestreaming initiatives. So it's about time the last piece of the Black Ops II puzzle has finally been revealed w...



Activision and Treyarch are continuing to draw this whole Zombies thing out for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Today, it's a teaser video that ends with a snippet of gameplay footage. Okay, I'm intrigued. What the hell is up wi...



The night I got back from the Wii U press conference in New York City, I wrote a quick impressions piece of how Black Ops II played on the Wii U GamePad. Want to see how the game actually looks on the Gamepad? Well shoot thi...



One of the bigger announcements at today's Wii U event was that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be making it to Nintendo's next home console on November 13. So is there a good reason why you should get the W...



If you have been dying to play a new HD Call of Duty game on a Nintendo system, your dream has finally come true! Black Ops II is officially coming to the Wii U. Black Ops II will feature second-screen gameplay, where player ...



If you're looking to run Call of Duty: Black Ops II on your PC, you'll be wanting to know what you need to run it. Either that or you're gearing up to tell me I could just copy and paste the specs for Call of Duty 4 because c...



Activision has revealed the obligatory collector's editions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Yet again they come in Hardened and Prestige (now called Care Package) flavors, with the latter proving more extravagant th...



Yeah, this is one of those "the picture and headline say it all" stories; Twitter and Call of Duty, a match made in heaven. The above image was Tweeted with the text "There goes the neighborhood." That's about it for this tea...



Destructoid got to visit Treyarch recently to go hands-on with the new SHOUTcasting features of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We were kind of just thrown right into the mix of things, so you'll have to bear with me as I'm tryi...



I had a chance to interview game design director, and mad genius, David Vonderhaar on all that we can expect out of the livestreaming and SHOUTcasting features they're cramming into Black Ops II. David goes over the new game...