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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: 26-11-2018 / 06:36 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 14-12-2018 / 20:46 GMT

Call of Duty Black Ops II Guide Guide Info

Maps and Tactics

Yemen

Overview

Yemen is an asymmetrical map that takes place in a small town on an island featured in one of the campaign missions. One team will spawn in the central west portion [West Base] of the map whilst the second team spawns in the southeast corner [Southeast Base].  To the Northwest of the [Southeast Base] is a two story building [Eastern House] you can enter (Note there is also a scaffolding around the outside of the house you can use to move around the house and a path down below the house along the coastline).  Directly to the West of the startpoint is an open building with some exposed electrical wiring in a hole in the wall inside [Fuse Building].From the [Southeast Base] itself and on the opposite side of the street from the [Clifftop house] and just to the south of the [Fuse Building] are a pair of dirt paths [Eastern Path] and [Southern Path] leading around the outside of the map.  Following the [Eastern Path] to the north will see you move through a narrow dirt passageway, a courtyard full of rocks and a building [North House] at the end. Below this house is a metal walkway across a cliff. On the other side you will find a small building we can enter to the left for a vantage point [Statue House] and outside a statue in a square. The [Southern Path] likewise runs along narrow dirt paths. At the far end it will lead into a small general store type building [Store].  In the centre of the map is a large crevasse. On the western edge of this is an enterable building [Carpet Store] providing a great view over the rest of the centre of the map. Below this is the [Central Bridge] linking the two roads on the east and the west of the map. Further North of this you will find stairs leading up to the [Fariha Market].  From the [West Base] you will find the [Fariha Market] building directly in front. Following the street to the left, when you reach the intersection, you can go left to enter the [Carpet Store] of through the arches on the right to enter the [Store]. Along the street to the left of the [West Base], you will find the [Statue Building] and the statue in the square outside.

Objective locations

Capture the Flag

Flag A - On the road outside the [Eastern House] at the [South-East Base].

Flag B - Outside the [Fariha Market] building close to the [West Base] spawn point.

Demolition

Site A - In the small dirt courtyard along the [Eastern Path] outside the [North Building] .

Site B - West side of the central area between the [Carpet Store] and the [Store] .

Domination

Flag A - On the road outside the [Eastern House] at the [South-East Base] .

Flag B - On the [Central Bridge] below the [Carpet Store] .

Flag C - Outside the [Fariha Market] building close to the [West Base] spawn point.

Hardpoint

Site 1 - On the [Central Bridge] below the [Carpet Store] .

Site 2 - Inside the [North House].

Site 3 - At the [West Base] spawn point.

Site 4 - Inside the [Fuse Building].

Site 5 - Outside the [Statue Building] next to the statue in the square.

Headquarters

Site 1 - Inside the [Fariha Market] building.

Site 2 - On the [Central Bridge] below the [Carpet Store] .

Site 3 - In the small dirt courtyard along the [Eastern Path] outside the [North Building] .

Site 4 - Along the [Southern Path] , at the end closest to the [South-Eastern Base] .

Site 5 - Outside the [Statue Building] next to the statue in the square.

Search and Destroy

Site A - Outside the [Statue Building] next to the statue in the square.

Site B - West of the central area between the [Carpet store] and the [Store].

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 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.

Map Specific Tactics

Action Hot Spots

The main action area in the Yemen map are the streets around and buildings located near the large gap in the centre of the map.

A little lesser action occurs along the alternate routes bypassing the centre region of the map.

General Tips

This is a small map that contains a combination of long lines of sight in places for assault rifles and tight, close quarter combat in others ideal for a SMG/shotgun.

Due to its design, Yemen is a very good map for run and gun gameplay. Someone with a SMG and a lot of sprinting can do a lot of damage.

Sniping Positions

[Fuse Building] window: This spot will give you a nice view down at the road below and as this street continues from the maps’ largest hotspot that means there will be a bit of foot traffic and this will give you the jump on anyone who comes round the corner.

[North Building] second floor: This area give you two vantage points covering the [Statue] area to the west and the dirt path coming from the [Eastern House].

Balcony at the back of the [Fariha Market] building: This balcony provides a great view over the [Central Bridge] and the entry to the [Carpet Store] and the majority of the main hot spot on the map.


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
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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