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Black Ops II Leveling, Unlocks, and Create-a-Class Details

Posted on September 6, 2012 AT 06:23am

Treyarch has dished out a ton of new details regarding the Create-a-Class mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops II as well as offering some information on leveling unlocks.

Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar took to the official Black Ops II forums to shed some light on the game’s progression system and MP1st has handily condensed the details down into easy to understand chunks. According to Vonderhaar Black Ops II will have a level cap of 55 and the amount of experience required to reach it will be comparable with the original Black Ops.

At level 4 players will unlock the Create-a-Class option and are given the following items:

  • 1 Assault Rifle
  • 1 SMG
  • 1 LMG
  • 1 Shotgun
  • 1 Sniper Rifle
  • 1 Perk from each of the 3 perk categories
  • 1 lethal grenade
  • 1 tactical grenade/equipment

From this point leveling unlocks are as follows:

  • Level 5: Perk
  • Level 6: Equipment
  • Level 7: Scorestreak (3 free and 3 optional ones to unlock with tokens)
  • Level 8: Perk
  • Level 9: Scorestreak

After this a pattern will emerge for unlocks and every three levels you will get an extra unlock such as a new gun. “At level 10, we start to settle into a pattern. There 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,” Vonderhaar explained.

What do you think of the unlock system? Let us know in the comments below.

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