Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set in 2025 with the narrative focusing on a new Cold War between the US and China. The two countries battle over access to rare earth minerals needed to develop modern technological necessities like mobile phones. You will play as David Mason, the son of Alex Mason, the previous game's protagonist.
Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare between old and new foes. In this conflict, the mechanized creations of men reign supreme, facing off against each other as their creators stay safe and unconflicted and in the process grow ever softer. In this scenario an important question will be asked: What happens when the enemy steals the keys? To understand such a possible future, you must understand where you have been.