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Guide Name: Call of Duty Black Ops II
Author: Paul Williams
First Published: 29-01-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 14-08-2018 / 06:53 GMT

Call of Duty Black Ops II Strategy Guide

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Maps and Tactics

Maps and Tactics

Drone

Overview

This is another asymmetrical map based around one of the strikeforce missions in the campaign.  Teams start in the very [Northwest Corner] and the [Southeast Corner] of the map and the centre of the map has a [Main Road] that goes through a series of buildings from east to west. There are four buildings on the map. The [Drone Factory], the [T-Lab], the [Checkpoint] and the [Green Building].  The centrepiece of this map is the large [Drone Factory] and production line building that covers pretty much the entire south length of the map. Inside the [Drone Factory] is a large, open [Production Room] with a floor area and an upper walkway. On the East side of this walkway empties out into a balcony overlooking the [Southeast Corner]. To the west of the walkway is an exit leading to a raised catwalk across to another building [T-Lab Building] to the north or a set of stairs leading down to the ground level of the [Drone Factory] and an exit to the West.  Along the northern side of the map is the [T-Lab Building] which has two floors (the upper has the walkway across to the [Drone factory]. Further to the north of the [T-Lab Building] is a courtyard containing a pair of large [Silos]. Continuing to the east along the dirt path here and you will find another large building [Green Building] there are a pair of entrances here and a passageway leading beneath the building. Inside the [Green Building] is a control room with a nice view of the approach from the [Silos] and a helipad with a view over the [Main Road] and the [Southeast Corner].  The [Southeast Corner] has quick access to the [Drone Factory] on the left and a small [Checkpoint] building on the right. To the north of the start point is a set of stairs to the [Green Building's] helipad. from here, the [Main Road] also branches off to the left and arouns the side of the [Drone Factory].  The [Northwest Corner] is situated directly in front of the [Silos] and also provides quick access to the [T-Lab] building. There is an entry to the [Drone Factory] a short distance to the Southeast. The [Main Road] starts between the [Drone Factory] and the [T-Lab] and continues until it reaches the [Checkpoint] near the [Southeast Corner]. To the south of the starting point is a small, raised [Dirt Ledge] with a nice view looking down the [Main Road].

Objective locations

Capture the Flag

Flag A - Just outside the [Checkpoint] near the [Southeast Corner] spawn point.

Flag B - Around the corner from the [Northwest Corner] spawn point.

Demolition

Site A - On the floor in the [Production Room] of the [Drone Factory] .

Site B - At the eastern end of the [Main Road] . Between the [Green Building] and the [T-Lab] .

Domination

Flag A - Just outside the [Checkpoint] near the [Southeast Corner] spawn point.

Flag B - At the eastern end of the [Main Road] . Between the [Green Building] and the [T-Lab] .

Flag C - Around the corner from the [Northwest Corner] spawn point.

Hardpoint

Site 1 - On the upper walkway in the [Production Room] of the [Drone Factory] .

Site 2 - On the helipad of the [Green Building] .

Site 3 - Inside the [T-Lab] building on the ground floor.

Site 4 - Just inside the western entrance to the [Drone Factory] .

Headquarters

Site 1 - At the eastern end of the [Main Road] . Between the [Green Building] and the [T-Lab] .

Site 2 - Just inside the western entrance to the [Drone Factory] .

Site 3 - In the small tunnel near the [Checkpoint] to the [Main Road] and the [Drone Factory] .

Site 4 - Inside the [T-Lab] building on the ground floor.

Site 5 - In the tunnel running beneath the [Green Building] .

Site 6 - On the floor in the [Production Room] of the [Drone Factory] .

Search and Destroy

Site A - On the floor in the [Production Room] of the [Drone Factory] .

Site B - In the tunnel running beneath the [Green Building] .

Suggested Loadouts

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 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.  Mid-Long Range Primary Weapon > M8A1 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  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 1: The sniper rifle listed is my favorite, but any one will do!  Note 2: 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!

Map Specific Tactics

Action Hot Spots

The primary action area of the map is on the [Main Road] running parallel to the [Drone Factory] . The other major action area is inside the [Drone Factory] , towards the southern part of the indoor facility.

General Tips

It should be pretty obvious to shooter fans, but I’ll write it down anyway. DO NOT run down the [Main Road] if you want to live, there is no cover and tonnes of vantage points.

The map mixes up long range warfare in the open areas with tight, short range combat in the indoor areas. Depending on how you want to play, be sure to have an appropriate load-out available.

Sniping Positions

[T-Lab] and [Green Building] second floor: The [T-Lab] and [Green Building] face each other, and provide vantage points of each other as well as the open ground area between the two.

[Green Building] helipad: This spot rewards players with a view over the [Main Road] and the [South East Corner] of the map whilst trading off cover. You will be exposed here, so its best to use it once or twice before moving on.

[Dirt Ledge] to the south of the Western spawn point: From here there is a good view down the [Road] running parallel to the [Drone Factory] . It can also spot the entrance to the [Drone Factory] to the south.