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Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar Offers His Perfect Black Ops 2 Loadout

Posted on December 26, 2012 AT 04:29am

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s create-a-class system has been reworked to use a new pick-10 feature–each weapon, piece of equipment, and perk is worth one point, and you can select any combination you want with a 10-piece maximum.

This has left many players still search for that perfect set-up. Well, Treyarch’s design director David Vonderhaar has decided to offer some tips to new Christmas players by sharing his perfect loadout.

“We’ll start with a blank custom class, and let’s say I’m playing a long-range map. Black Ops 2 is a very fast-paced game and there’s a lot of close-range engagements, but there are also some interesting maps such as Turbine and Drone that have some healthy long-range distances. But they also have interiors, so you need to be super-flexible within a single map,” he told OPM.

“I’ll start off with a core primary weapon, something with a high rate of fire and high damage like the SCAR-H or Type 25 Assault Rifle (1/10) plus the Extended Clip Attachment (2/10). Since I’m aiming for both long and short-range effectiveness, I’m also going to equip the Select Fire Attachment (3/10), where pressing left on the D-pad changes between burst and auto-firing and makes you deadly at both distances. I’ll also pack a B23R Pistol as my secondary weapon (4/10). For my Tactical slot I’m opting for Trophy System (5/10), which eliminates any enemy projectiles that come within ten metres of [where it’s been placed]. This will not only protect me, but also my teammates – while boosting my scorestreak, too.”

“For protection I’m going to load up on a Flak Jacket from Tier 1 Perks (6/10) – it also provides protection from explosives – plus a Tactical Mask from Tier 3 (7/10), which cancels out the effects of Flashbangs, Concussion Grenades and Shock Charges – this is primarily a defensive class, after all.”

“I’m going to take grenades in both my Primary (8/10) and Secondary Lethal slots (9/10), so I also need to equip the Danger Close Wildcard (10/10) [to enable me to do so]. There you have it – Pick 10. What I’ve traded out here is my Tier 2 Perk and a Tactical slot in order to double down on firepower and explosive damage. This is a great loadout for capture the flag if you’re a defender, as it boasts both flexibility and range.”

Hopefully this quick example will help you with your choices throughout the holiday season.

What’s your favorite loadout? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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