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Treyarch Talks Call of Duty Multiplayer, How They Plan to Keep You Hooked on Black Ops 2

October 18, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Jumping into the online gaming space can often be quite intimidating, especially within the competitive Call of Duty community. That is why Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has aimed to create an online experience that caters to gamers of every skill level.

Speaking with Kotaku, Treyarch director of communications John Rafacz explained how the team plans to win over all FPS fans looking for an enjoyable online experience. For those that need a bit of time to practice and get their skills up, Black Ops 2 provides a mode called Boot Camp.

Boot Camp is a mix of human and AI players versus a mix of human and AI players for full XP credit for the first ten levels. You are actually ranking up. Beyond level 10, once you pass that threshold, you start earning half XP. Then there’s bug stomp which is just you and your buddies wailing on the AI.

If you mix in those three modes of play, you find a real safety zone. You can play with your load outs, figure out what kind of player you are, hone your skills.

Those who are ready to step their game up and jump into more competitive play can hop right in to league play and find the challenge that they so desire.

Competition should be fun at any level because you and I, no matter what game we’re playing, we love to win and we might even be willing to lose if we were challenged or had a great game that was exciting.

That’s what gave rise to the thing we’re calling league play. This is a more robust matchmaking system. On day one you start playing and after a short while it starts to rank you. This is where we start matching you with people of like skill. Hopefully someone new to the game won’t be matched up against a true master.

Are you excited to score loads of head shots in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s multiplayer when it arrives in stores on November 13th? Sound off with your thoughts on Treyarch’s upcoming shooter in the comments below.