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Black Ops 2 DLC: Treyarch may add War Mode equivalent, plus all-new modes

All or Nothing revival not impossible either

Treyarch's David Vondehaar was on Reddit yesterday, fielding questions about a little game called Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. There's not much to glean - Vondehaar's quite the closed book when he's typing online - but he did manage to discuss the prospect of post-release multiplayer add-ons.

In particular, it looks like one of World of War's more interesting modes - War - could be on the way back in some form. If you're not familiar, War is a CTF variant involving no less than five flags, only one of which can be contested at any given time. Capturing a flag activates the next one along the chain in the direction of the enemy spawning grounds. The result is a push-pull territory dynamic which isn't worlds away from Battlefield: Bad Company's Rush Mode.


"No plans to bring back War at this time," Vondehaar began, but added: "Never say never. Here is a hint. We have a very War like mode, that isn't exactly War, that I would love to tell you about, but I can't because ... dragged away by PR."

Vondehaar isn't ruling out the return of Black Ops mode All or Nothing either - the gist there is that everybody starts with an empty gun, knives and a stealthy array of perks, unlocking the ability to scavenge ammo after getting a kill. "I couldn't say," Vondehaar, er, said when pressed for comment. "We have some our own new gamemodes we are eager to try out."

He had a few words of reassurance for those hit by the inevitable launch week technical difficulties. "Many folks are hard at work to get our online infrastructure in a good place. I am personally reading hundreds, if not thousands of posts, and monitoring the situation closely."

Can't get enough Vondehaar? Read our Black Ops 2 multiplayer guide, which he basically co-wrote. Alternatively, skip over to this Black Ops Zombies feature for Tranzit and Grief Mode tips.