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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Paul Williams
First Published: 29-01-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 27-09-2020 / 17:44 GMT

Loadouts in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are incorporated into the new ‘Pick 10’ system. The game provides players with a number of open slots in which to place all of the weapons/perks/attachments and gadgets they desire. The catch? there is only 10 slots available, meaning that you will not have enough room to totally deck your character out.

The slots are broken down as such:

  • 1 X Primary Weapon
  • 2 X Primary weapon Attachments
  • 1 X Secondary weapon
  • 1 X Secondary Attachment
  • 1 X Lethal
  • 2 X Tactical
  • 3 X Perks
  • 3 X Wildcards
Equipping specific Wildcards will allow you to open additional slots for perks, weapon attachments and lethal/tactical equipment for those who desire such things.

Note that there is no such thing as an incorrect loadout, so play around with your different weapons, attachments and perks until you find the type of load out that you feel comfortable with. In the next section we will share a few loadouts that we use for engaging in various types of gameplay.

Short Range

Primary Weapon > Vektor K10 (SMG) OR KSG (Shotgun)  Primary Attachment > Extended Clip  Secondary Weapon > Your Choice!  Secondary Attachment -> None.  Lethal > Grenade OR Semtex  Tactical > Flashbang  Perk 1 > Lightweight  Perk 2 > Toughness  Perk 3 > Dead Silence + Extreme Conditioning  Wildcard > Perk 3 Greed   Note 1: The shotgun/SMG listed are my favorites, but any one will do!  Note 2: This set up is perfect for sprinting through various areas to get in close and then unleasing the SMG/shotgun on enemy players. The grenades and flashbangs will help you out if you get in a tight spot, whilst the perks ensure you move silently, run for longer and can take a hit or two without flinching.

Primary Weapon > Vektor K10 (SMG) OR KSG (Shotgun) Primary Attachment > Extended Clip Secondary Weapon > Your Choice! Secondary Attachment -> None. Lethal > Grenade OR Semtex Tactical > Flashbang Perk 1 > Lightweight Perk 2 > Toughness Perk 3 > Dead Silence + Extreme Conditioning Wildcard > Perk 3 Greed Note 1: The shotgun/SMG listed are my favorites, but any one will do! Note 2: This set up is perfect for sprinting through various areas to get in close and then unleasing the SMG/shotgun on enemy players. The grenades and flashbangs will help you out if you get in a tight spot, whilst the perks ensure you move silently, run for longer and can take a hit or two without flinching.

Short-Mid Range

Primary Weapon > MSMC  Primary Attachment > Long Barrel + Target Finder  Secondary Weapon > Your Choice!  Secondary Attachment > Your Choice!  Lethal > Grenade OR Semtex  Tactical > Flashbang  Perk 1 > Lightweight  Perk 2 > Toughness  Perk 3 > Extreme Conditioning  Wildcard > None!   Note 1: The SMG listed is my favorite, but any one will do!  Note 2: This set up will give the SMG a slightly longer range, making it effective both up close and at a medium distance as well. he grenades and flashbangs will help you out if you get in a tight spot, whilst the perks ensure you move silently, run for longer and can take a hit or two without flinching.

Primary Weapon > MSMC Primary Attachment > Long Barrel + Target Finder Secondary Weapon > Your Choice! Secondary Attachment > Your Choice! Lethal > Grenade OR Semtex Tactical > Flashbang Perk 1 > Lightweight Perk 2 > Toughness Perk 3 > Extreme Conditioning Wildcard > None! Note 1: The SMG listed is my favorite, but any one will do! Note 2: This set up will give the SMG a slightly longer range, making it effective both up close and at a medium distance as well. he grenades and flashbangs will help you out if you get in a tight spot, whilst the perks ensure you move silently, run for longer and can take a hit or two without flinching.

Mid-Long Range

Primary Weapon > MA81  Primary Attachment > Laser Sight + (FMJ OR Extended Mag) + Target Finder  Secondary Weapon > None!  Secondary Attachment > None!  Lethal > Semtex OR Grenade  Tactical > Flashbang OR Smoke Grenade  Perk 1 > Blind Eye  Perk 2 > cold Blooded  Perk 3 > Extreme Conditioning  Wildcard > Primary Gunfighter   Note 1: The Assault Rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do!  Note 2: This set up will give you a great assault rifle perfect for mid-long range engagements. The FMJ OR Extended Magattachments can be mixed up to either provide additional damage or ammo whilst the other attachments increase range and accuracy. The perks ensure you will be harder to detect and can sprint further without stopping.

Primary Weapon > MA81 Primary Attachment > Laser Sight + (FMJ OR Extended Mag) + Target Finder Secondary Weapon > None! Secondary Attachment > None! Lethal > Semtex OR Grenade Tactical > Flashbang OR Smoke Grenade Perk 1 > Blind Eye Perk 2 > cold Blooded Perk 3 > Extreme Conditioning Wildcard > Primary Gunfighter Note 1: The Assault Rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do! Note 2: This set up will give you a great assault rifle perfect for mid-long range engagements. The FMJ OR Extended Magattachments can be mixed up to either provide additional damage or ammo whilst the other attachments increase range and accuracy. The perks ensure you will be harder to detect and can sprint further without stopping.

Sniper time!

Primary Weapon > DSR-50  Primary Attachment > Ballistics CPU + Fast Mag  Secondary Weapon > Your Choice!  Secondary Attachment > None.  Lethal > Bouncing Betty OR Claymore  Tactical > Your choice!  Perk 1 > Blind Eye + Ghost  Perk 2 > Cold Blooded  Perk 3 > Awareness  Wildcard > Perk 1 Greed   Note: The sniper rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do!  Note: This set up is great for sniping. The DSR-50 is perhaps the best of its class in the game and the fast mag and ballistic CPU attachments will help you with aiming whilst speeding up reloads. The perks ensure you will be harder to detect and can hear when enemy soldiers are approaching your position easier. The Claymore/Bouncing betty can be planted at the entrance to your vantage point to protect you from other players whilst you snipe away!

Primary Weapon > DSR-50 Primary Attachment > Ballistics CPU + Fast Mag Secondary Weapon > Your Choice! Secondary Attachment > None. Lethal > Bouncing Betty OR Claymore Tactical > Your choice! Perk 1 > Blind Eye + Ghost Perk 2 > Cold Blooded Perk 3 > Awareness Wildcard > Perk 1 Greed Note: The sniper rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do! Note: This set up is great for sniping. The DSR-50 is perhaps the best of its class in the game and the fast mag and ballistic CPU attachments will help you with aiming whilst speeding up reloads. The perks ensure you will be harder to detect and can hear when enemy soldiers are approaching your position easier. The Claymore/Bouncing betty can be planted at the entrance to your vantage point to protect you from other players whilst you snipe away!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Activision
  • Platforms
    PC, Wii U, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 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.

Shoot your way to victory in our massive and in-depth strategy guide to Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Inside we’ll show you:

  • How to get the best ending in Single Player.
  • Every single player mission cracked wide open.
  • Find all 33 hidden Intel’s (with HD screenshots).
  • Zombie mode busted wide open with full map and Easter Egg guides!
  • Rule multiplayer with our killer class load-outs.
  • Every multiplayer map with all modes and areas covered in detail!
  • Every achievement listed.

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