Treyarch has finally decided to come forward in revealing some of the features that will be present in the PC version of the upcoming Black Ops 2, which is showcased in the slide-show above. Revealed in a post published on September 28th, the official website for Black Ops 2 has detailed features such as the anti-cheat system, matchmaking, dedicated servers, and the stance on mod tools for the PC version of the game.
What anti-cheat will be used?
Anti-cheat is a top priority for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. We have developed our own proprietary server-side anti-cheat technology which will work alongside VAC to deliver the most advanced detection and banning capabilities of any Call of Duty game to date. We have also improved our player reporting system to make it the most effective way that you can help us catch cheaters. And starting on launch day we will have a full-time dedicated pc anti-cheat team focused solely on detecting and banning cheaters. We have a zero tolerance policy on cheating. Cheaters bans are permanent.
Will Black Ops have Matchmaking or Dedicated Servers?
Both! Call of Duty®: Black Ops II PC combines matchmaking with secure ranked dedicated servers. This means that you get into Public Matches or League Play via matchmaking lobbies. It is easy to party up and play with your friends. You can adjust your classes or scorestreaks between matches. It also means that every Public or League match is hosted on a dedicated server running in one of our high bandwidth datacenters around the globe.
Will you release the server files?
No. We are keeping the server files secure to protect the game from hacking and cheating and ensure the ranking and progression system integrity.
Can I rent a server?
No. We are providing a huge number of servers around the world at no extra charge – plenty for everyone to enjoy. And we will administer the servers.
Will there be mod tools?
No. As we continually improve and advance our in-house tools for our own content teams we are unable to provide consumer tools due to increased technical requirements, licensing restrictions, and technology dependencies.
Sadly, as listed above, Treyarch has decided not to implement server renting for the PC version of Black Ops 2. As many PC gamers take pride in controlling their own servers, this will sadly not be possible with Black Ops 2. Also, it seems that Treyarch will not be releasing any sort of mod tools for Black Ops 2 as well. This is another main function of PC gaming that will not be present in Black Ops 2.
On the other hand, it seems that Treyarch is taking priority to the anti-cheat system for Black Ops 2. As many of you know, Modern Warfare 3 for the PC is currently plagued with cheaters and hackers. Hopefully this anti-cheat system will be sufficient enough to eliminate these players.
In addition to this, a video was published on September 28, of which showcases the amazing “Zombie Hallway” that has been built in Treyarch’s office. This video can be seen to the left of this article.
Also, we have recently discovered a few new screen-shots and artwork from Black Ops 2. For those of you interested, please proceed to the slide-show that is showcased above this article.
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