Everyone knew Treyarch would be putting zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, but now we finally have the details and a full trailer. The new zombie mode is expansive and will add a sizeable chunk of gaming to an already full-to-bursting offering. There will be three different zombie modes in Black Ops 2, but the most exciting has to be the mode called “Tranzit”.
Tranzit is a story-based mode that’s set in a map that’s more akin to an open world setup than a large multiplayer map. According to Treyarch’s studio head Mark Lamia, the map for Tranzit is “massive”. It’s so massive that players will get an armoured bus to transport them around the apocalyptic world. You’ll be able to hop on and off the bus and use it for shelter if needs be; you can see this in action in the trailer after the jump.
Another new addition to Tranzit is the ability for players to make their own items. Presumably, exploration and scavenging are going to play a big part in this larger Tranzit mode. The new buildable items will be both defensive and offensive in nature, and you can see the former (a make-shift riot shield) in action in the trailer.
Another new mode is an online competitive mode for up to eight players. We already knew that Black Ops 2’s multiplayer mode will feature multiple teams on one map, but now the zombie mode will as well. Nicknamed “4z4”, this new “Grief” mode is basically last-man-standing but with two teams of human players and a team of AI controlled zombies. You can’t kill the opposing team with guns, so instead you have to grief them by herding zombies their way and, presumably, demolishing their defences.
The final mode, which brings the total up to three zombie modes, is the classic survival mode from previous Treyarch titles. Waves of zombies will continually attack you and your friends until you’re either devoured or you reach the final wave.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out 13 November for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Don’t forget that it’s also heading to the Wii U and will be a launch title for Nintendo’s new baby.