Call of Duty Black Ops II Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Activision
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    29 January 2013
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Maps and Tactics

Maps and Tactics

Cargo

Overview

The Cargo map is set on the docks in Singapore and features cranes, crates and a waterfront locale. The two teams spawn on opposing sides of the map to the far east and the far west.  The centrepiece of Cargo is a the large circular platform [Crane Platform] in the very centre of the map. On this platform, there are cranes are constantly picking up and setting down large shipping containers in several locations, creating and removing cover as they do.  The Western side of the map features a small, square office [West Square], an open container on a back of a [Truck] to the south, access through a building to the north to a waterfont pathway [North Path] and a ramp leading up into a stack of cargo containers [Cargo Stack] at the centre of the area.  The Eastern side of the map is much more claustrophobic than the west. There are a lot of shipping containers and cramped spaces here. At the north of the area is the [North Path]. In the centre there is an open cargo container propped up on others to create a ramp [Cargo Ramp] to the top of the stack of cargo containers here.  To the right of this is a raised, open shipping container [Raised Container] providing quick access to the other side. Around the corner to the south oof the [Cargo Ramp] is another open crate [Open Crate] which allows easy access to the [Crane Platform] area.  The [North Path] is present on both the East and west sides of the map and they converge at a large two-storied [Control Building] which provides quick access to the [Crane Platform] as well as a few nice vantage points.There is also a [South Path] that works its way along the waterfront between the [Truck] on the West and the [Open Crate] on the East.

Objective locations

Capture the Flag

Flag A - On the East side between the [Raised Container] and the [North Path] .

Flag B - On the west side of the map between the [West Square] and the [Cargo Stack] .

Demolition

Site A - On the bottom floor of the [Control Building] at the north of the map.

Site B - On the waterfront, just to the west of the [Open Crate] along the [South Path] .

Domination

Flag A - On the East side between the [Raised Container] and the [North Path] .

Flag B - In the centre of the [Crane Platform] .

Flag C - On the west side of the map between the [West Square] and the [Cargo Stack].

Hardpoint

Site 1 - On the top floor of the [Control Building] at the north of the map.

Site 2 - At the top of the [Cargo Ramp] on the East side of the map.

Site 3 - At the top of the [Cargo Stack] on the west side of the map.

Headquarters

Site 1 - In the centre of the [Crane Platform] .

Site 2 - On the west side of the map between the [Truck] and the [South Path] .

Site 3 - On the East side between the [Raised Container] and the [North Path] .

Site 4 - On the west side in the building between the [West Square] and the [North Path] .

Site 5 - On the bottom floor of the [Control Building] at the north of the map.

Search and Destroy

Site A - On the waterfront, just to the west of the [Open Crate] along the [South Path] .

Site B - On the East side between the [Raised Container] and the [North Path] .

Suggested Loadouts

Short Range Primary Weapon > Vektor K10 (SMG) OR KSG (Shotgun) Primary Attachment > Extended Clip Secondary Weapon > Your Choice! Secondary Attachment > None. Lethal > Bouncing Betty OR Claymore Tactical > Flashbang  Perk 1 > Lightweight Perk 2 > Toughness Perk 3 > Dead Silence + Extreme Conditioning Wildcard > Perk 3 Greed  Note: The shotgun/SMG listed are my favorites, but any one will do!  Note: 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 > Bouncing Betty OR Claymore 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.

Map Specific Tactics

Action Hot Spots

The main trhust of the action in the map is on the circular [Crane Platform] in the very centre of the map, on and around the cargo containers around it and at times the [Control Building] nearby.

General Tips

Avoid the [Crane Platform] as much as possible, it is quite open and vantage points at the [Control Building] and the [Cargo Ramp] and [Cargo Stack] have a view over large parts of this area.

Consider taking some proximity explosives you can plant such as bouncing betties. Due to the tight nature of the level and the large number of obstacles, they are difficult to spot and you can earn quite a few kills with these.

The level is tight, small and claustrophobic and this means you’ll want to be packing a mid-short range weapon such as a shotgun or SMG.

Sniping Positions

[Control Building] Second floor. This spot grants views over the major action hub of the level in the [Crane Platform] .

[Truck] in the container on the back. This spot is out of range of the central hotspot, but has views over the western spawn point.

[Cargo Stack] and [Cargo Ramp] These spots ae located right in the thick of the action and provide views overlooking the central [Crane Platform] as well as safe views into the second floor of the [Control Building] .