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Treyarch Discuses Black Ops 2′s New Peacekeeper Weapon

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Posted on January 25, 2013 AT 04:14am

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s Revolution DLC will include a brand new weapon–for the first time in Call of Duty history–known as the Peacekeeper. Treyarch has now decided to shed a little light on this latest addition.

The developer has assured players that this new SMG/Assault Rifle hybrid will not be an overpowered killing machine. “Based on Anthony’s direction of creating a hybrid assault rifle and SMG, we designed the Peacekeeper to have a compact rifle look. We also wanted to give a base white finish to provide a stark contrast from all the other weapons in Black Ops II, but also in Call of Duty history,” lead artist Murad Ainuddin said.

“We chose a lot of synthetic polymers and lightweight materials to make up the surface look to represent that near-future “hotness.” We want players to feel like this is a familiar weapon, but one they’ve never seen before.”

Combat designer Anthony Flame added that despite its small and compact look this is not a close quarters spam weapon. “The Peacekeeper is a Submachine Gun-Assault Rifle Hybrid. It has the lightweight design of an SMG, but with better range and accuracy at the cost of close quarters firepower. It’s a great weapon for objective modes like Hardpoint, where you need to quickly get into position and cover objectives from a safe distance.”

“For the Peacekeeper, we wanted to give players a high mobility weapon that wasn’t just meant for close quarters, which will open up more medium and long range firefights. Internally, the team has been having a blast with the Peacekeeper on the new maps.”

“The Peacekeeper does not affect diamond progression for the 6 core submachine guns – they will function exactly as before. If you earn Diamond Camo on the core 6 SMG’s, when you earn gold for the Peacekeeper you will then get Diamond for it as well,” Flame concluded.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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