Fake Black Ops 2 Beta Video is Fake

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We’re going to go ahead and nip this one in the bud before it runs wild.  Shortly after reading this you’re likely going to see a video making its way around the internet proclaiming that it is showing the menu screen for the Black Ops 2 beta and includes a Zombies Campaign Mode.  The video is going to go viral and some of the other gaming sites may even pick it up.

Doubting the credibility of this video, we decided to look into its validity before posting it, rather than after.  As expected, the video turned out to be fake.  The evidence?  The logo used in the menu is the same logo that was created on charlieintel.com (a Call of Duty fansite) last year.  Charlieintel.com is not responsible for the fake beta video, but explains (and can prove) that they created the logo last year in photoshop and it was ripped from their site to be included in the video.

Unless Treyarch is now in the business of getting their game logos from quick photoshops done on fansites, we can chalk this one up to another fake fan-made video.

UPDATE: The video has already been pulled from youtube, so you don’t even get to see it :\  This will probably lead to even more people believing that it’s real, but it’s not.

UPDATE 2: Here’s another embed of the video..

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15 Comments

  1. Lotrax March 12, 2012
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    I think it is still online, or this is an other one ;)
    http://youtu.be/IghQKsXxr2Q

    • MiMiK April 16, 2012
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      That is a different one, but the person who did that is a designer

  2. Jason of Duty March 12, 2012
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    I can’t believe you thought the video was fake because of the logo. In Black Ops, the font used for Black Ops by Treyarch is Bank Gothic, the logo on the fan site is originally replicating the logo by using Bank Gothic. If treyarch make a Black Ops 2 logo, it will more than likely be Bank Gothic exactly as shown in video.

    It neither make’s the video more real or more fake – but if it is fake, I imagine they took the obvious route in going for the same font – and not likely to have copied the fan site who have taken the same approach in using the “same” font…

    • The Boss March 13, 2012
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      It’s not just the font, but the color and layout too. It would be quite the absurd coincidence if Treyarch just happened to use the same gray/black gradient on the “Call of Duty”, the same red tint on “Black Ops”, and the same gray with a red inner glow on the “2″ when they did none of those things in the prior Black Ops logo.

    • Hater March 13, 2012
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      Xbox360(A) button doesn’t even look like that.. FAKE

    • Brokenfury April 7, 2012
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      do you know anything about photoshop? it would take literally 10 seconds to find the original logo in google images, copy and paste it into a a photo shop file, cut out the name, put a #2 down, and then put the name back in….so yes this video is fake because of the logo

    • MiMiK April 16, 2012
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      This looks like it could be the screens in the making, still a work in progress. Somebody could have gotten to it and took video just like how bootlegs of every movie come out before they hit theaters. Not enough proof that its fake

  3. Thrash March 13, 2012
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    this game is in the works yes but no it is not even out on video yet my brother in law works with call of duty productions and he said this video is fake for the simple reason when they do relese a beta it will there will also be a cover and a video and a demo for xbox and ps3

  4. whyandwhatfor March 13, 2012
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    Fake because…who uses DOS anymore?

  5. dannad74 March 13, 2012
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    Ok the logo is fake how about EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE VIDEO!?!?! -_-

  6. Thrash March 13, 2012
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    the main screen is real but the rest is a computer program simulation

  7. darkspark8 March 16, 2012
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    THIS VIDEO IS FAKE. WHY DO YOU THINK THE VIDEO HAS BEEN TAKING DOWN BY THE GAMING COMPANIES ON YOUTUBE? IMW3ZONE AND MACHINIMA TOOK THE VIDEO OUT BECAUSE THEY THEN REALIZED ITS FAKE! IT EVEN SAYS IT ON BOTH THERE YOUTUBE PAGE! **

    • MiMiK April 16, 2012
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      Do you know how many fake vids are on YouTube? They don’t take them down, it could be a leak that they didn’t want you to see

  8. Scoops April 7, 2012
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    ….. Wow Definatally fake didnt even see gameplay ?? Plus DOS???? … and Who cares about the logo THERE’S NO GAMEPLAY!!!

  9. KingBeak April 7, 2012
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    to be honest, this would look good to be black ops 2 even tho it is ffake, having a zombie campaign would be AWESOME!

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