When Black Ops 2 releases on November 13, all users will be granted Call of Duty Elite access, with the full range of the social site available.
The social site allows users to compete in tournaments for real prizes, form clans and see detailed post-match recaps as well as other multiplayer tips.
As a paid service, Call of Duty Elite also included early access to all DLC packs released for Modern Warfare 3. DLC will no longer be included with the free Call of Duty Elite membership.
Instead, Activision will offer a Black Ops 2 Season Pass for DLC, which was leaked earlier today ahead of the official announcement.
Activision believes the change in services will help to unify the Call of Duty community.
Call of Duty Elite's paid subscriptions created a disparity among players as some users had access to new content before others. With the shift to a free service and DLC sold separately, all users will be able to play the new content at the same time.
Copyright: ActivisionAnnounced earlier this year, Black Ops 2 is set during a 21st-century Cold War and will release on November 13 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A Wii U version will follow.
The game's campaign will feature usable drones, horses, optical camouflage and wingsuits, as well as a robot enemy forced to fight in a devastated Los Angeles.
TranZit will be the primary zombie mode for Black Ops 2, adding context to the fight against the undead.
The mode will feature an expansive open world, which up to four players can explore either on foot or using the bus shown in the trailer below. The bus allows faster travel between locations, but can become difficult to escape from if overrun by zombies.
Activision teased the game mode with a "Welcome to Nuketown" road sign with the word "Zombies" scrawled in blood.
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Watch a trailer for Black Ops 2 below: