Preorder Call of Duty Black Ops II to access double XP weekend

Just in case you weren't planning on picking up Call of Duty Black Ops II the very minute it goes on sale, Activision has confirmed that the first weekend - November 16 to 18 - will be a bonanza of double XP for everyone who preordered the game.

That's not the only perk available to early adopters. A bonus multiplayer map, Nuketown 2025, will also be exclusive to those who preordered, or anyone who buys the Hardened or Care Package special editions. The map, based on the ever-popular Nuketown map from the first Black Ops, reimagines the war-ravaged American small town as an eerie 1950s style model town used for bomb tests, complete with spooky mannequins. It'll be just like the start of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but you won't be able to hide in a fridge.

Also on offer for those very same players is the Nuketown Zombies map, for use in the returning Zombies Mode. The combination of creepy Atomic Age location and flesh-eating ghouls sounds pretty good to us.

Call of Duty Black Ops II goes on sale for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 13th. It'll also be a launch title for the Wii U from November 30th.

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Release Date: 09/10/2012