2011

But the user manual didn’t say anything about a safety switch!

 

This week’s video shows why you should never look a gift horse in the mouth.

 

 

Use the in-game Theater to upload your favorite videos and tweet them to @Treyarch for a chance to get featured in our Video of the Week!

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Black Ops MLG Providence

Posted by BlackOpsNews Nov 16, 2011

Watch the masters and reap the benefits! A tried and true formula for everything in life, especially Black Ops.

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This weekend, from November 18th-20th, sixteen teams will face off at the Providence National MLG Championship for a chance to take home $50,000. This is the biggest tournament of the season, so you can be sure that there’ll be plenty of heated battles and suspenseful match ups throughout.

 

Black Ops is one of only four titles currently running on the MLG Pro Circuit, where top teams compete and push their tactical boundaries to the limit. To get an idea of who these competitors are, check out the first of three articles profiling each bracket leading up to the event. See what’s at stake and who’s likely to go home a champion, or which team might just sneak up from the bottom and take it all as the underdogs.

 

If you’re interested in attending, look over the newcomer’s guide to see what the tournament is all about and how to register. Check here for a full list of events you can participate in. If you’re not in the area, but still want to follow the action, MLG TV has you covered, which you can find here.

 

How many of you have ever attended or watched a Black Ops MLG tournament? Think you could stand up against the best of the best? Let us know your thoughts and if you’ll be watching in the comments below and in the forums. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.

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Theater Video of the Week

Posted by BlackOpsNews Nov 11, 2011

Don’t even think about scratching up my bird!

 

Check out our Theater Video of the Week to witness the feat of a true action hero protecting their ride.

 

 

Have a great Black Ops clip to share with the community?  Use the in-game Theater to upload your favorite videos and tweet them to @Treyarch  for a chance to get featured in our Video of the Week!

Listen up soldier, it’s time for lesson two! We’re throwing random weapons at you in Sharpshooter and testing your evasive abilities in One in the Chamber. How are you going to top your fellow recruits and make it out on top? Check out these Pro Tips to find out.

 

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Sharpshooter

 

Success in Sharpshooter requires a heightened level of situational awareness. Instead of focusing in one direction, move back and forth between sight lines within an area of the map. Adjust your mobility according to the weapon: move aggressively with close-range weapons, and pace yourself with long-range weapons.

 

Not every cycle works to your advantage. You might be unfamiliar with some weapons, or they may feature less effective attachments. Others might simply be a bad fit for the map. In these situations it’s best to simply build perks and bonuses, staying out of danger as you wait on a weapon change. It won’t award as many points, but knifing can be a great way to extend your killstreak.

 

Remember that your ultimate goal in Sharpshooter is not to have the most kills, but score the most points. Stringing together kills with the 2x score multiplier is more efficient than running recklessly around for that one kill. Playing smartly allows you to catch up from a bad start or add on to an insurmountable lead.

 

One in the Chamber

 

Positioning is everything in One in the Chamber, requiring a balance of offensive play and evasive action. Try to stick near predictable, close-quarters areas, avoiding open parts of the map where enemies can spot you. As you can’t look behind you at all times, keep your back to noisy ground to amplify the footsteps of approaching enemies.

 

During those face-to-face battles, base your attack on the opponent’s body language. Enemies who are slow and deliberate might be getting ready to fire, so take cover and evade to waste their bullet. Enemies that appear jumpy and defensive meanwhile might not even have a bullet left, so slow down your play and wait for their futile attempts at knifing.

 

In contrast, you can flip the script to catch overly confident players off guard. Playing like someone without a bullet, bait enemies into knife fights when you still have ammo left to fire. Employ these high-level tactics to not only win a particular engagement, but also to remain unpredictable in the matchups to come.

 

Have your own Wager Match strategies locked down? Let us know in the comments below and in the forums. Follow us on Facebook and YouTube, and be sure to follow Treyarch’s Twitter feed (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.

Take a break from all the fighting and relax with a nice stroll through Nuketown’s pleasant suburban…was that a Trip Kill?! Yes! Who says war can’t be beautiful?

 

Check out our Theater Video of the Week and witness the wonderful marriage of serenity and mayhem.

 

 

Have a great Black Ops clip to share with the community?  Use the in-game Theater to upload your favorite videos and tweet them to @Treyarch for a chance to get featured in our Video of the Week!

Your CoD Points are on the line and we’re expecting you to win big! To start, we’re throwing you through the gauntlet in the tier-based Gun Game. After that, we’re taking a look at Sticks & Stones, challenging you with some of the most precision-based weapons in the game. Take heed of these Pro Tips to ensure you come out on top in these Wager Matches.

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Gun Game


Success in Gun Game is simple: get off to a good start. Be precise with the first two weapons, the Python Speed Reloader and Makarov Dual Wield, making sure you’re within effective range before testing their limited ammo capacities. Moving quickly off of these handguns is crucial in gaining an advantage early on in the match.

 

Once you reach the sniper rifles and launchers, it’s time to slow your playstyle again. Stick to the outskirts of the map and use their long range abilities to win out over other weapons. Lower tiered players may catch up quickly with their fast killing weapons, but get your shots in to maintain your lead.

The final two weapons bring back the need for precision. Kills can be difficult to achieve with the Crossbow and Ballistic Knife, requiring single-shot hits on a moving target. Try to catch people with sniper rifles and launchers at this late stage of the match, whose sluggish handling weapons make them easy targets up close.

 

Sticks & Stones


While winning Gun Game depends on getting off to a good start, success in Sticks & Stones depends entirely on how you end the match. You can be bankrupted at any time, so no lead is truly safe until match time hits 0:00.

 

With a continuous Spy Plane and precision weapons in play, the last thing you should be doing is standing still. Take care in aiming your weapons, but strafe and jump afterwards to avoid enemy projectiles. In most one-on-one engagements, you’re better off switching to another weapon than stopping to reload your current one. When all else fails, knifing can be a simple solution to a tricky situation.

 

Switch to a more defensive playstyle once you’ve amassed a good amount of points, staying mobile in areas with limited lines of sight. Don’t discount the advantages of evading an enemy altogether, firing explosive tips on the ground behind you to stop advancing enemies. Remember that the points leader glows yellow on the minimap, so your best bet may be to sit back in second or third place until the waning moments of the match. With a well-placed Tomahawk near the very end, you can bring the ultimate humiliation to the enemy.

 

How have your Wager Match tactics refined over the past year? Let us know in the comments below and in the forums. Follow us on Facebook  and YouTube, and be sure to follow Treyarch’s Twitter feed (@Treyarch) for the most up to date Black Ops info.