Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Supposed zombie campaign, supposed story and supposed multiplayer maps leaked. Supposedly

Remember how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had a huge amount of its content leaked six months before it launched? It seems simlar might be happening with Black Ops II, if a set of purported beta files and a (now deleted) Amazon posting are to be believed. Fear not though, there will be no spoilers spoiled here.

The gist of the report is that information from supposed beta files detailing campaign and multiplayer maps has found its way onto the internet. Originating at Se7ensins, the apparent leak details 11 of the former (with story synopsis details) and 14 of the latter. 

The MP selection is listed below (with certain now-known maps ommited due to this leak apparently coming from an early build). The campaign details can be found through the first link in the paragraph above. 

Above: The expanse of water surrounding this dock may or may not have been formed by leaks

  • Carrier: "Chinese Supercarrier. Open engagements on the deck, with great close quarter fights through the hull."
  • Cargo: "Port of Singapore. Good for close quarters engagements and verticality."
  • Drone: "Hidden drone facility in the heart of the Mynamar jungles. Great long engagements down the center, fun close quarter fights through the facility."
  • Express: "Los Angeles bullet train station. Good long to medium engagements up and down the bullet train tracks."
  • Hijacked: "Luxurious super yacht. Frantic, yet controlled close quarters engagements.
  • Aftermath: "Set in a ruined downtown Los Angeles after an invasion."
  • Meltdown: "Pakistan nuclear power plant. Battle for control of the nuclear cooling tower and the surrounding facilities."
  • Nightclub: "Floating resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Tight corners and angles throughout."
  • Overflow: "Peshawar, Pakistan. Great urban engagements in the flooded streets."
  • Raid: "Fight through this hillside mansion, in the Hollywood Hills. Hectic close quarters engagements."
  • Slums: "Run down section of Panama. Great close quarters engagements and tough chokes to fight over."
  • Socotra: Update: Originally "Yemen" as seen in the Black Ops 2 Gamescom live streams. "Urban streets of Yemen. Tight alleys and close quarters engagements."
  • Turbine: "Wind farm in the steep hills of Yemen. Fight across the different tiers and angles."
  • Village: "Border town between China and Kyrgyzstan. Classic engagements and destinations to fight over."

And in another addition to what seems increasingly to be becoming the Black Ops II Bumper Leak-Themed Fun Day And Car Boot Sale (tm), the game's listing on Amazon has today been spotted as making reference to "The inclusion of Zombies in gameplay, both as an option for multiplayer, and as a campaign option". Said listing has now been changed. Involvement of a phone-melting 'conversation' with Activision's lawyers currently unconfirmed. 

Whether any of the above will turn out to be true is of course going to be a simple case of wait-and-see, but with Zombies becoming an ever-more fundamental element of Treyarch's Call of Duty games, and gaining more of its own internal mythology with each entry, a fully-fledged Zombies campaign would surely be rigorously unsurprising to all at this point.


  • CitizenWolfie - September 18, 2012 2:09 a.m.

    If it had a full Zombies campaign I might change my mind and get it after all. Looking at the MP maps listing part of me was originally skeptical as it seemed like the usual industrial warehouses/ruined village type stuff but Express, Highjacked, Nightclub, Raid and Turbine all sound like they could be interesting. I've been going back to Black Ops recently and the maps flow so much better than MW3. Still fast paced and crazy, but not chaotic and hectic.
  • doominatorx6 - September 18, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    A campaign for Zombies certainly isn't unrealistic. I mean, what started off as a simple bonus feature in World at War definitely developed quite a bit; particularly with Shi No Numa I think; it introduced characters, an interconnecting plot, backstory, the whole works. Hell, they had ZOMBIES ON THE MOON and it actually made sense. I would like it if they had new characters though. For one, I'm really sick of Dempsey and his band of foreign stereotypes.
  • Moondoggie1157 - September 17, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    Zombie mode was the only reason I looked at Black ops, and is still the only reason I'd buy the sequel. Now, if it has a true zombie campaign and expanded multiplayer I might even make this a new purchase. I mean, I'm not trying to sound snobbish, but I just never dug the COD online stuff or storyline; the zombie mode got me hooked real bad though. In all honesty, I'd take it over L4D any day, and yes (before I get flack) I've played through both. Those earlier Blops 2 articles that mentioned large, team-based zombie multiplayer really got me excited, I hope that sticks around. As an aside, I kinda hope this is the end of the zombie stuff. Don't get me wrong, they almost always make an entertaining game or movie, but I'm afraid of them becoming a replacement for actual quality.
  • drake-wayne - September 17, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    Can't wait! No second chance! I love these games, mostly the guns. I just got a M4 like in the game and they have a bunch of other guns from different games.
  • Child Of Death - September 17, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    Oh man it would be so epic if Black Ops 2 had a zombie campaign!
  • mikeylawson - September 17, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    If there is a zombie campaign, I may be tempted to buy it. I never thought I'd say that about COD again.
  • artistjdk - September 17, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    I won't lie, I half expected the original black ops' story to suddenly take a turn towards the undead.

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