We were warned that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer debut would arrive this week.

And here it is; over two minutes of diverse preview action for all you shooter aficionados out there. It's full of different situations involving everything from shields to rocket launchers to…a hatchet to the face in slo-mo? Yep, there it is.

The gameplay basically speaks for itself; the only question left is whether or not the hardcore CoD faithful see something significantly different or upgraded from past experiences. Then again, maybe it doesn't need to be updated. Maybe it just needs to feature that addictive, high-intensity, nonstop online fun for which this franchise has become so well known. After all, when you start to change things too much, you lose your core audience…