Black Ops 2: Zombies new game modes & rank system

Black Ops 2: Zombies new game modes & rank system

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Black Ops 2: Zombies is back with all new game modes & ranking system

Black Ops 2: Zombies is back with all new game modes & ranking system

A pretty short post for you tonight folks as I am being badgered into playing some FIFA 13 with the “Betstatz Bears”. We’re currently battling for survival in Division 8… but more on that another time.

Jimmy Zielinski, the lead developer for Zombies, has recently confirmed three new game modes and a revamped scoring system.

The Halo-esque Zombies ranking system

In previous Treyarch titles, your Zombies rank was based on your best performance. In short, if you had reached level 50 then you would be above people who only reached level 49 and below those who hit 51 and above. In Black Ops 2, however, your Zombies rank will be based on average.

The new ranking system will take into account factors such as time played, the level attained, number of headshots and so on. If you have a particularly good game your ranking will increase or if you crash out early doors it’ll go down.  This sounds very similar to scoring system in Halo and, personally, I wish they would apply the same logic to the main multi player leader-boards.

Update (26/11/2012) – here are the official Zombies Rank Emblems:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies - Official Rank Emblems

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies – Official Rank Emblems

Zombies: Survival, Transit and Grief Modes

Transit is an all new “story” mode, set in the biggest Zombies map ever made. As seen in some of the early teasers, you will be able to travel between the various sections of the map on coaches. It will be interesting to see how this plays out – in theory, it sounds pretty interesting!

Survival is the original Zombies game mode and will take place on various maps which, combined, make up the bigger Transit arena. No further explanation required!

The game mode which interests me most is Grief, in which two separate teams of 4 players battle it out in the same map. I’m going to assume that both teams start out in separate parts of the map and ultimately meet in the middle. What I am interested to find out is what happens next – do they battle one another as well as the Zombies?

What do you think of the new scoring system? Will you be taking Zombies more seriously now that your ranking is based on average performance? And what about the all new game modes? Is there any one in particular that you’re looking forward to playing? Let us know in the comments :-)

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