David Vonderhaar of Treyarch has released a ton of news pertaining to the leveling system that will be used in Black Ops 2. The game will include 55 levels and use the token system in a similar fashion to the first Black Ops. The list below also details how things will be unlocked. Here is the full list of details that we released by Vonderhaar:
Black Ops 2 has 55 levels in it. The total amount of XP is very similar to the amount needed to prestige in World at War and Modern Warfare 1. I’d say it’s easier to level up, because you earn more XP than ever before with our Medals, Challenges we make available to you, as well as the leveling up guns themselves which grant bonus XP.
You unlock Create a Class at level 4, just like our last game. You get 1 unlock token every time you level up. So at level 4, you have 4 tokens.
At level 4, we give you about a dozen things you can equip “for free.” This means you don’t have to spend an unlock token on them. It’s effectively one item from each category.
1 Assault Rifle
1 Sniper Rifle
1 Perk from each of the 3 perk categories
1 lethal grenade
1 tactical grenade/equipment
We also give you about a dozen things you can spend your unlock tokens on. 1 item from each category, plus you can unlock a Wildcard with an unlock token.
You get a perk at level 5. You get equipment at level 6.
At level 7 we unlock Scorestreaks. You get 3 for free and 3 you can optionally spend unlock tokens on.
At level 8 we give you a Perk. At level 9 we give you new Scorestreak.
At level 10, we start to settle into a pattern. Their are exceptions, but the pattern is generally like this. At every major rank change, which is every 3 levels, we give you a gun and usually “something else” as a bonus for reaching a major rank change.
In general, it goes like this.
Level 10 – Weapon + Something Else
Level 11 – Equipment (either lethal or tatical).
Level 12 – Scorestreak
This pattern then repeats through all 55 levels with some minor statistical variations or bonuses when they make sense and because the math can’t be perfect.
That is quite a bit to take in, but it seems like there is plenty in there to keep fans coming back for more. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel to all of Duty: Black Ops and will be released on November 13 for the PLaystation 3 and Xbox 360.