Activision is probably boiling right now as Xbox 360 modder iHc James has released a new video trailer showcasing how he has already modded the game even though it's not out yet. The original video was allegedly taken down from iHc James' YouTube channel due to copyright claims, but guess where you can watch it?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 isn't due out until November for home consoles and PC but James already seems to have his uTor engine running and cheating like no tomorrow. Activision and Treyarch might be fuming about this engine running but I'm sure there are a lot of Xbox 360 gamers who can't wait to get their hands on the mod.
There's little explanation attached to the video, so it could very well be an elaborate hoax and not necessarily a leaked version of Black Ops 2. I mean, it doesn't take a genius to mimic the HUD and icons of the new game, and given that each game from their respective development studio usually looks the same, it's not far fetched to think that this actually isn't Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 but rather, a heavily modded version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which isn't unlikely if someone is a talented modder *cough*GTA: San Andreas Rage*cough*. Until we get more footage I'll maintain a healthy level of skepticism.
Black Ops 2 will contain a number of changes from the previous outing, including a switch over from Killstreaks to Scorestreaks, a change that was also made for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Additional ranking and weapon changes have also been implemented and you'll be able to find out more once the game launches.
You can check out the pre-order bonuses for the game right now or doodle around on the Official Website until the game launches this fall for home consoles and PC.
Update: The video has been pulled by Activision. Here's what Treyarch had to say about the footage: “The video posted is from a development demo build, using developer tools meant for testing. The retail build was never accessed or compromised.”