Combat Equipment: Lethal


Unlock: The Grenade is unlocked at level 04.

In-game Notes: Produces lethal radius damage upon detonation.

Additional note: You can ‘cook’ grenades, by holding onto them before throwing them to reduce detonation time when thrown.


Unlock: The Semtex is unlocked at level 04.

In-game Notes: Grenade that sticks to surface before detonating.

Combat Axe

Unlock: The Combat Axe is unlocked at level 17.

In-game Notes: Retrievable axe that causes instant death on impact.

Bouncing Betty

Unlock: The Bouncing Betty is unlocked at level 28.

In-game Notes: Proximity mine that launches into the air before detonating. Can be avoided by crouching or going prone.


Unlock: The Bouncing Betty is unlocked at level 41.

In-game Notes: A plastic explosive device that is detonated remotely by double tapping the interact button.


Unlock: The Claymore is unlocked at level 53.

In-game Notes: Directional anti-personnel mine that triggers a proximity-based explosion.

Combat Equipment: Tactical


Unlock: The Concussion is unlocked at level 04 .

In-game Notes: Disorients enemies and slows movement.

Smoke Grenade

Unlock: The Smoke Grenade is unlocked at level 04.

In-game Notes: Produces a smoke screen immediately upon impact.

Sensor Grenade

Unlock: The Sensor Grenade is unlocked at level 06.

In-game Notes: Detects enemy soldiers within line of sight.

EMP Grenade

Unlock: The EMP Grenade is unlocked at level 11.

In-game Notes: Disables nearby enemy electronic systems.

Shock Charge

Unlock: The Shock Charge is unlocked at level 23.

In-game Notes: Proximity triggered mine that electrocutes and stuns nearby enemies.

Black Hat

Unlock: The Black Hat ability is unlocked at level 25.

In-game Notes: Hack equipment and care packages, or disable enemy vehicles.


Unlock: The Flashbang is unlocked at level 29.

In-game Notes: Blinds and impairs hearing.

Trophy System

Unlock: The Trophy System is unlocked at level 47.

In-game Notes: Destroys incoming enemny projectiles within 10 meters. Vehicle missiles have a chance to penetrate.

Tactical Insertion

Unlock: The Tactical Insertion is unlocked at level 47.

In-game Notes: Drop-Zone beacon that allows you to place your next spawn point. Unavailable in free-for-all game modes.

Guide Information

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  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2013
  • Last Updated
    21 October 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Black Ops II sets you off on secret operations as Frank Woods – the protagonist from the original Black Ops game. The non-linear storyline will see you battling during a futuristic Cold War, as well as tackling flashbacks from historical missions and playing as various members of the Mason family. Every decision you make during this story will affect future consequences, giving you a different experience every time you play. With new futuristic weapons, the chance to master a number of different vehicles and modes of transport, and a mysterious villain - known simply as Raul Menendez - Black Ops II is set to be the ultimate Call of Duty game.

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