Call of Duty’s Create-a-Class system and the way that you’ve build your loadouts in the previous five CoD games is getting a radical overhaul for Black Ops 2 with a new ‘point allocation system’ that is said to be in place.
An NDA-breaking slip-up on a now re-edited ‘Weekend Confirmed’ podcast by Garnett Lee, who got to play Black Ops 2′s multiplayer at E3 (someone also accidentally Instagramed photos from the event, revealing the new HUD and more. Garnett can also be seen in the mp lobby misspelt as Gannett), revealed that you set up your classes by means of a 10 point allocation system in Black Ops 2′s multiplayer. Check out the original, un-edited podcast below
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The idea behind this is that you can use the new system to set up classes that aren’t restricted to a primary, secondary, equipment and three Perks like you’ve traditionally had to in previous games.
For example, you could use all your points toward starting out with 2 primary weapons kitted out with attachments, which would use most of your points and only have 1 Perk. Or, on the other end of the scale, you could allocate no points to weapons and start out with just a knife, kill someone, and pick up their gun (should you choose). The points you haven’t used on any weapons / attachments / equipment would allow you to use them toward lots of Perks. Of course you can still create classes with a mixture of weapons, attachments, equipment and Perks, should you wish.
Put simply, the Black Ops 2 point allocation system replaces the primary / secondary / equipment slot system. Guns, attachments, equipment and Perks are now ‘bought’ with points. Allocate less points to weapons, attachments and equipment, you can get more Perks. Allocate more points to weapons, attachments and equipment, you get less Perks. This system gives people more freedom to set up classes more favorable to their particular way of playing the game.
I’m sure the guys at Treyarch have this point allocation system all balanced-up and locked-down and will reveal more details about it and other aspects of Black Ops 2′s multiplayer in the coming months. Activision usually start releasing multiplayer details for their next Call of Duty game around the beginning of September. So…
Stay tuned to CoDBlackOpsBlog for any developments on the new point allocation system and all Black Ops 2 related news.