The new 10 point system Create-a-Class in Black Ops 2 has created a lot of buzz purely because it is such a big game changer. This is the first and biggest change made to the Create-a-Class system that the franchise has seen since COD4.
You guys might have heard about the Wildcard system that works along with Create-a-Class system but only recently more details were provided about that. As you can already guess, the Wildcard system is also a brand new addition to COD franchise.
Players spend the 10 points allotted to them when creating their class. Everything you select costs 1 point, ranging from perks to attachments for your weapons. What this system allowed developers to do was to balance the game according to each individual item instead of balancing each weapon mod for example.
As before, each weapon can only support a max of two attachments. Here is where one of the Wildcards come into play. The Wildcard called Primary Gunfighter allows players to equip an extra attachment to their weapons (3 in total). Equipping a Wildcard like this will also cost you 1 point.
In all the previous games there was never really a need to use three attachments to your weapons since the perks were the main factors behind weapon efficiency (e.g. slight of hand). But this time around, weapon performance is only improved via attachments so adding more attachments is definitely the way to go. For example, the attachment Fast Mags has replaced the perk Slight of Hand. Similarly, Laser Sight is the new Steady Aim.
The following is the list of ALL the Wildcards that you can expect to see in Black Ops 2:
- Danger Close - Equip lethal grenade instead of tactical grenade (twice the amount of tactical grenades)
-Tactician - Equip tactical grenade instead of lethal grenade (twice the amount of tactical grenades)
-Primary Gunfighter - Equip 3rd attachment for primary weapon
-Secondary Gunfighter - Equip 3rd attachment for secondary weapon
-Overkill - Equip two primary weapons
-Perk 1 Greed - Equip more than one perk from Tier 1 perks
-Perk 2 Greed - Equip more than one perk from Tier 2 perks
-Perk 3 Greed - Equip more than one perk from Tier 3 perks
So as you can see, the addition of the Wildcards along with the new 10 point create-a-class system really adds a lot of variability to types of classes one can make. As Treyarch said, the new system is designed to allow players to make their classes according to their playing styles.
I really can't wait to see the diverse playing styles that are going to evolve due to this system. Check out the screenshot of the Wildcards below. Black Ops 2 is set to be released on the 13th of November for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more Black Ops 2 related news make sure to keep an eye on our site.
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Blog by Shahriar Azad