Today I will focus on the weapons you find in the multiplayer of CoD: Black Ops. Although it’s been a while since Black Ops was released, I’m pretty confident that you will have learned something new about the weapons after reading this post.
I will not tell you that one particular weapon is better than another. Instead I will show you where you can find good and balanced information about each weapon and their use. My hope is that this post will inspire you to try out a new assault rifle (as an example) or try a different setup for a weapon you already use a lot.
Many players find a favorite weapon that they use, regardless of how they play, game modes and maps. But, like other modern shooters, the weapons in Black Ops have different characteristics that make one better suited to a given task than others. There are many factors that determine what the best gun is, such as playing style, maps, game type, skills, how good your opponents are, and so on.
You can of course sit down and play your way through countless matches to test the various weapons, with various attachments, in every possible situations. This will take time and, at worst, harm your K / D and W / L ratio (if you’re concerned about such). A quicker solution is to take a closer look at the videos that I’ve collected for you.
I have created four playlists on YouTube, which contains videos with analysis and tips for using the various weapons. Feel free to use these clips as a guide in the hunt for your favorite weapon(s).
1. NextGenTactics Weapons Expert videos
I believe this is the most complete collection of Black Ops weapons videos on YouTube. The videos are thorough reviews of the weapons available in the multiplayer. You are told what the advantages and disadvantages are and what the different weapons are suited for. You will also get advice on which weapons you should use and which to avoid. The clips start with a demonstration of the weapons without any attachment and by the end you usually get a recommendation on which attachments and perks to use with the weapon. Click here to see the entire playlist.
2. Xbox Ahoy Weapons Guides
In these videos you can find out more about the origin of each weapon, what characterizes them and some info about the use in the real world. Everything is illustrated in a excellent way. You’ll also learn how the weapons perform in the Black Ops, including recoil, reload time and how many shots that are required to take out an enemy. The videos also present the various attachments and how these affect weapon performance. Also Xbox Ahoy share his recommendations for weapons and setups. Click here to see the entire playlist.
3. Chrisjspooner Weapons guides
These videos are a mix of general information about the weapons, advice and tips on how they can be used and recommendations on what kind of attachments you should use. The videos are well illustrated and shows off the weapons in different situations. Click here to see the entire playlist.
4. The In Depth Series by Drift0r and Joshgt2
These are videos that focus exclusively on how the various weapons perform in the game. It’s all presented in a fairly scientific way. And of course you learn what you should do to ensure that the weapons will perform as good as possible. Click here to see the entire playlist.
What is you favorite weapon?