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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Characters and Maps 2014

Updated on January 15, 2014

The Cast of Back Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops story was pretty convoluted, thanks to its fondness of constantly jumping between timelines of different characters and trippy brainwash plot. The game even ends in an ambiguos note, suggesting that Alex was responsible for the murder of John F. Kennedy.

Thankfully, Black Ops II's story appears to be more straightforward this time around, but you can bet that Treyarch will throw a spanner plot device twist into the works. Here's a quick rundown of the key characters appearing in Black Ops II. There are 6 of them which are Alex Mason, David Mason, Captain Viktor Reznov, Frank Woods, Jason Hudson and Raul Menendez. Read on to learn more about each of the main characters!

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Our former brainwashed protagonist returns once again inBlack Ops II, this time appearing in flashbacks as told by his long-time friend Frank Woods. Alex plays the main role in the 1980s timeline, as he fights in proxy wars for the United States in the Cold War.

I'm surprised that Alex Mason even managed to sire a son considering how screwed up in the head he was in the first game. Looking scruffier than his dad, David will be the main protagonist in the 2025 storyline. His call sign is "Section".

He may have been revealed to be a hallucination in Alex's head all this time but that doesn't mean Treyarch can't bring him back into the game. Treyarch is a coy about whether Viktor will return i Black Ops II, and if he will once again be a figment of Alex's imagination.

A non-playable character in Black Ops, Frank Woods was an ally of Alex throughout the game. Originally thought to be KIA, the Reveal Trailer for Black Ops II shows that he survived into his 90s. He also plays the part of narrator in Black Ops II.

Jason was the main interrogator of Alex Mason throughout Black Ops, but he returns in Black Ops II to fight alongside Alex in the 1980s timeline. He also appears in 2025 timeline. As a CIA special agent, Jason is not only an excellent tactician and mission coordinator, but also a capable soldier.

The main antagonist of Black Ops II, Raul is a former friend of Alex Mason and Frank Woods. Recognizable by his large scar and burn mark on his right eye, Raul uses his charisma to lead Cardis Die, a populist movement that was born from of the growing economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

Black Ops II Multiplayer Maps

Like it's previous Call of Duty series, Black Ops II features several new mutiplayer maps that will allow players to engage in fast, engaging shootouts. Here is a list of the multiplayer maps that players can expect look forward to, along with their official in-game in description

  1. Aftermath

    - Description: "Downtown Los Angeles. Close engagement in and out of the fallout of Drone attacks"

  2. Yemen

    - Description: "Urban streets of Yemen. Tight alleys and close quarters engagement"

  3. Cargo

    - Description: "Port of Singapore. Good for close quarters engagement and verticality"

  4. Express

    - Description: "Los Angeles bullet train station. Good long to medium engagement up and down the bullet train tracks"

  5. Turbine

    - Description: "Wind farm in the steep hills of Yemen. Fight across the different tiers and angles"

  6. Hijacked

    - Description: "Luxurious super yacht. Frantic, yet controlled close quarters engagements"

  7. Overflow

    - Description: "Peshawar, Pakstan. Great urban engagements in the flooded streets"

  8. Carrier

    - Description: "Chinese Supercarrier. Open engagements on the deck, with great close quarter fightsthrough the hull"

  9. Drone

    - Description: "Hidden drone facility in the heart of the Myanmar jungles. Great long engagements down the center, fun close quarter fights through the facility"

  10. Meltdown

    - Description: "Pakistan nuclear power plant. Battle for control of the nuclear cooling tower and the surrounding facilities"

  11. Plaza

    - Description: "Run down section of Panama. Great close quarters engagements and tough chokes to fight over"

  12. Promenade

    - Description: "Floating resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Tight corners and angles throughout"

  13. Raid

    - Description: "Fight through this hillside mansion, in the Hollywood Hills. Hectic close quarters engagements"

  14. Standoff

    - Description: "Border town between China and Kyrgyzatan. Classic engagements and destinations to fight over"

Lucky for you, Activision has announced that the Call of Duty Elite Service will be free for all players with the launch of Black Ops II. All players will not only get to track their solo performance and share notifications with clan members but also glean valuable multiplayer tips from the developers themselves with the launch of Call of Duty Elite TV. Furthermore, those who want to extend their multiplayer games can look forward to DLC map packs that will be available individually when released or via a Season Pass. The Season Pass will retail at 4000 Microsoft Points or US$49.99. The four map pack updates in the Season Pass will arrive in 2013, debuting on Xbox 360 before arriving on other platforms.

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