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Call of Duty Black Ops II

Strategy Guide

Author: Paul Williams
First Published: 29-01-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 21-08-2018 / 04:27 GMT

Call of Duty Black Ops II Strategy Guide

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Maps and Tactics

Maps and Tactics

Aftermath

Overview

Aftermath is a symmetrical map based in the aftermath of the story's drone attack. The two teams spawn at the far East and the far West of the map.  At the Eastern starting location, there is a [Parking Garage] to the North, an [Crater] to the south and open [Parking Office] building in the centre.  On the Western side of the map, there is an oddly shaped [Canteen] building to the north and a two tiered building to the south with an open [Bookstore] on the upper walkway.  The centre of the map is dominated by a fallen skyscraper. To the north you can find its still intact [Lobby] beneath the rubble and to the south you will find a large [Debris Field] from the collapse. From the [Lobby], you will find exits leading to both the [Parking Garage] and [Canteen] providing straight, easy access between the two bases.  Likewise the [Debris Field] features a number of tunnels, passages and vantage points to allow players access through the centre of the map. At the Northwest corner of the [Debris Field] you will find an indoor [Office] area with an elevator shaft you can drop down to enter the [Lobby] and a vantage point overlooking the [Canteen].  Running along the far south of the map from West to East is a [Road]. For the most part, the passage here is straight, with a few obstaces obstructing the way. there is also an entrance from the [Road] to the [Debris Field] at the centre point of the map.

Objective locations

Capture the Flag

> Flag A - Between the [Parking Garage] and [Parking Office] on the East side.

> Flag B - West side of the map near the fountain between the [Canteen] and the [Bookshop] .

Demolition

> Site A - In the [Lobby] at the North of the map.

> Site B - At the centre of the [Road] at the South of the map.

Domination

> Flag A - West side of the map near the fountain between the [Canteen] and the [Bookshop] .

> Flag B - In the [Debris field] , just outside the door to the [Lobby] .

> Flag C -Between the [Parking Garage] and [Parking Office] on East side of the map.

Hardpoint

> Site 1 - The Eastern portion of the [Lobby] .

> Site 2 - On the west side of the map at the fountain between the [Canteen] and the [Bookshop] .

> Site 3 - In the tunnel passage between the [Road] and the [Debris Field] .

> Site 4 - On the lowest floor of the [Parking Garage] .

Headquarters

> Site 1 - In the [Debris field] , just outside the door to the [Lobby] .

> Site 2 - In the [Crater] in the [Road] at the southeast of the map.

> Site 3 - At the centre of the [Road] at the South of the map.

> Site 4 - In the [Office] room above the [Lobby]

Search and Destroy

> Site A - In the [Lobby] at the North of the map.

> Site B - At the centre of the [Road] at the South of the map.

Suggested Loadouts

Short Range Primary Weapon > Vektor K10 (SMG) OR KSG (Shotgun) Primary Attachment > Extended Clip Secondary Attachment > None. Secondary Weapon > Your Choice! Lethal > Grenade OR Semtex Tactical > Flashbang  Perk 1 > Lightweight Perk 2 > Toughness Perk 3 > Dead Silence + Extreme Conditioning Wildcard > Perk 1 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.  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 > Perk 1 Greed  Note: The Assault Rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do!  Note: 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.

Map Specific Tactics

Action Hot Spots

Most of the action is focused in the [Debris Field] in the centre of the map, with the conflict also spiling into secondary hot spots in the [Lobby] to the north and the centre of the [Road] running along the south of the map.

General Tips

Avoid the [Debris field] as much as possible, it is quite open and vantage points at both bases have a view over large parts of this area.

If you are not sniping, you’ll want to be shotgunning or SMGing! the [Lobby] and the [Road] is where most of your fighting will take place and due to the cramped environs, close range weaponry is the order of the day. Use the environment to your advantage, don’t forget that blowing up cars can kill other players!

Sniping Positions

[Car Park] Second floor on the East side of the map: Features a nice vantage point over the open area between the [Debris Field] , the side-entrance to the [Lobby] and the space in front of this side of the map’s spawn point.

[Parking Office] on the second floor south of the [Car Park] . From here, you can look down the [Road] that runs along the south of the map and also look to the north for enemies coming out of the [Debris Field] .

[Book Store] on the raised walkway on the West side of the map. From the [Book Store] and its balcony you can essentially see everywhere on the west side of the map except for the inside of the [Canteen] and enemies on the [Road] to the south.

[Office] above the [Lobby] This vantage point affords you a view from the top of the [Debris Field] over the western portion of the area.