Black Ops 2 is currently undergoing a closed, private beta test leading up to its release on November 13th. Recently a poster named “MoederPoeder” on the Black Ops 2 community over at Reddit posted a photo showing the download invite he received for Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360. The codename for the game is “Phoenix,” and in the photograph we see that the game download is 1.32 GB. While this doesn’t seem like a lot, the beta download may not be for the entire game, so it’s hard to say how big the actual game is going to be. The beta is probably for the multiplayer mode of the game.
The description for the game is an excerpt for a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It reads:
“He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring’d with azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.”
Whether this is a random description or not is not obvious at this point, although it seems unlikely that anything relating to Black Ops 2 would be random. Perhaps at some point in the single player campaign, some of the more literary among us will be able to make sense of this passage and how it relates to the next Call of Duty game. Sadly we don’t know how to get a hold of any of these beta invites, so if anyone knows, please drop us a line.