Black Ops 2 May Change Headquarters Game Mode

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David Vondehaar, a developer at Treyarch, seems passionate about making Headquarters a competitive and tournament ready game-mode.

In its current state, HQ has too much random chance (lucky spawns, etc) to really be played competitively.  A recent series of twitter interactions from Vondehaar shows that Treyarch is looking to make changes that would eliminate that random chance in order to make the mode tournament ready.  These changes would go into effect in the next Call of Duty game, which at this point we basically know is Black Ops 2.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the changes that Treyarch bandied about through multiple twitter interactions.

  • Predictable order to HQ points (not random)
  • Multiple rounds per match (so bad spawns would balance out over multiple rounds)
  • Shorter HQ lifetimes

What do you think?  Would this make the game-mode tournament ready?  Do you even want it to be tournament ready or do you just want it left alone?  Let us know in the comments below.

21 Comments

  1. Jason April 16, 2012
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    Do it..

  2. Moosykinns April 16, 2012
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    I think the random spawns was a good thing as it gave both teams an equal chance so to speak. Putting it in a predictable order will allow everyone to just camp out the next site and whoever gets there first usually has the upper hand.

  3. joe April 16, 2012
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    sounds good but new game play styles would be better.

  4. EvilBowlOfCereal April 16, 2012
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    This sounds awesome. I love this game mode and the tweaks sound like they would bring more players into it.

  5. blackopsgamer April 16, 2012
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    Hopefully this will boast the reality to the game, the random spawning is not cool in any game. It makes it impossible to get your damn killstreaks. I believe putting a more stable structure to respawning would definitely benefit the game and other call of duty games in the future. You guys making these games are doing a phenomenal job, soon we will have a near perfected war game which is what we all really want.

  6. andrew April 16, 2012
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    Leave it alone why go through the trouble

  7. brandon April 16, 2012
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    agree the random spawn points have to stay for the HQ, but definitely need to fix the character spawning, maybe the HQ could always be in the middle of the map, and moves slightly closer and closer to a teams spawn side of the map the longer they hold it, and when the clock runs out whoevers side its on or if the team gets it to the end of there side they wins. this would work because as it gets closer to theyre spawn side they get more trapped and its harder for them to stay alive. hows that sound?

  8. brandon April 16, 2012
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    OH SHIT I JUST CAME UP WITH THAT AMAZING IDEA, AND WELL CALL IT:
    TUG OF WAR!

  9. SkiDaBird April 16, 2012
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    You could keep the old type known as Headquarters and add the new one under the name it is known as in MW3 Headquarters Pro. Similar but not the same, like demolition and SnD

  10. darcey April 18, 2012
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    yeah they should put way more nazi zombie maps and the make a map pack where we can create our own zombie map

  11. fdsf April 18, 2012
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  12. fran April 18, 2012
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    when is black ops 2 coming out on xbox 360

  13. fran April 18, 2012
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    when will black ops 2 will be out on xbox 360

    • MikeCheck April 23, 2012
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      November 6th…or 11th…one of those days I forget, just remember NOVEMBER ^^

  14. codwtf April 21, 2012
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    i hope they take out juggernaut tht shit was gay as hell and i hope treyarch will start seperating players with their skill level like if u suk ur in a lobby with people who also suks nd if ur good ur in a lobby with people who r also good cuz i hate playing a match with noobs on my team it gets annoying as fuck especially in SnD

  15. EmPiiReX April 22, 2012
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    I don’t really care, headquarters is just awful. I hate game modes with spawn time (with the exception of search) such as capture or headquarters.

  16. t3hbudraider April 23, 2012
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    I think its a pritty good idea actually (Y)
    Going to be downfalls on every idea in anything no matter what but can only spot no more then i can count on one hand

  17. MikeCheck April 23, 2012
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    ok, predictable HQ spawns is a terrible Idea, so one person on a team who’s already woopin’ @ss can go camp at the next HQ spawn and wait and start taking foreheads off until the rest of the team catches up to it? I dont think soooo, I’d rather it be random and be like oh snap, it’s way over there now *sprint*…..

  18. bubz cash April 23, 2012
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    Leave it the way it is, if you want to add things just make new modes people will stop playing if the changes arent good and most people like mw3 hence the sales. stay hip with innovations but dont jeoperdize the fun. random is cool u may die a few times on some bs but you can sometimes benefit its a win/win. HQ sounds wack to me def not for it unless its just another mode to play in then ill try it if its hot it could be the new team deathmatch… never know.

  19. bryce April 23, 2012
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    Why bother editing hq to make it tourny ready? Make a new game play and make it a black ops original.

  20. Colonel__Forbin April 28, 2012
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    The HQ set up should just go back to the way HQ and Character spawns worked in Black Ops. I thought it was perfect in that game. MW3′s setup is frustrating as hell for avid HQ players. It should also be added as a mercenary option for lone gunners who don’t roll with a clan. Multiple rounds should not go down.

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