If you’re patiently waiting for your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 at midnight tonight, you’ll be starting at a disadvantage.
Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar said on Twitter that stats for players that already got the game will not be reset. The only way stats will be altered is if you’re a “bad person doing bad things.”
There’s already been at least one report of Amazon sending out an early Wii U copy of the game, and stores have been known in the past to break street date, so this probably comes to a relief as some gamers. However, don’t be surprised if you see gamers on launch night that are already level 50.