Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer ‘scorestreaks’ will give you bonuses

Posted August 28, 2012 by Stuff Staff in Gaming


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has just lifted the lid on the upcoming first-person shooter’s multiplayer mode – and there’s some unexpected stuff there.

Having briefly shown us the multiplayer in motion with last week’s trailer, Treyarch has now revealed that killstreaks (which rewarded players with powerful bonus attacks and the like for slaying a certain amount of enemies without dying) are being replaced by “scorestreaks”. The idea is to reward you for every positive action you pull off, not just kills – so flag captures, assists and even protecting your teammates using a riot shield will all contribute to a streak.

Streak rewards include flying drones, heavily-armed robot tanks and a turret that emits microwaves to slow down any enemy that comes close.

Then there’s the livestreaming feature, allowing you to broadcast your Black Ops 2 games live over the Internet. It’ll be available for both console and PC gamers, and shouldn’t require any extra features (although you can use a USB camera if you want to be in shot yourself along with the footage).

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 goes on sale in November.

[Kotaku via]

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