Having problems with campers? Of course you are because campers are everywhere right? They're ruining the game because Call of Duty is suppose to be fast paced and out of control.
Well this is reason why you're having problems. Campers are not a problem, they aren't everywhere. Call of Duty isn't suppose to be played any specific way.
Most of the community would define me as a camper, as the worst scum known to CoD. But what most of the community doesn't know is how I actually play. If I'm a camper so be it, I don't care what I'm labeled as. What I do care about is people understanding why it is that campers are such a nuance to them. So with further delay I'll dive right into it.
My camping begins before the match even starts. It's in the class setup. Campers expect to live long lives and suffer few deaths. They also don't want to attract much attention. Because of this I equip my player with a class that keeps me undetected and independent. I don't want to rely on picking up other people's ammo nor do I want to be chased around the map. My favorite class is as follows:
AR or MR (gun depends on the map)
RDS or ACOG
Off the Grid - Recon - Scavenger - Takedown
This class maximizes stealth and ensures longevity. My secondary needs to be strong but versatile for when things get messy. My equipment watches my back, not to get kills. I just need to know someone is coming from my flank.
Map choice is very important. Depending on the map you get you might not want to camp. While each map does have camping spots a camper always wants to be comfortable. If they don't find a camping route they like then camping will be difficult. Notice I said route, not corner or bush. A smart campers doesn't sit in the same spot the whole match. Camping out in the same location will never work, you have to be willing to move. Not far, but enough to keep the enemy guessing.
Camping, unlike rushing, is not about getting ahead early and finishing quickly. It's about consistency, effeciency, and staying alive hoping that in the end you contribute as little harm to your team as possible. This isn't to say that campers are afraid. They aren't. My goal is contribute few deaths and staying alive to provide support.
When the match starts I go to a pre-determined location of the map. One with a good vantage point over an objective with few area to be flanked. I place my equipment down behind me. It makes little sense to put an IED by a door I'll most likely check frequently so it's usually a good bit away. This also helps from the IED giving away my position. Too often campers place equipment in close proximity. If I see one lying down I can almost guess as too what nearby corner they are.
After I set up my tent and campfire I begin surveying the area. A camper plays two games. The on the screen and one in their head. I keep mental notes as to where the enemy comes from. these are tendencies and patterns that allow me to predict where rushers are coming from. You'll often see me post about stupid rushers who don't pay attention to their surrounding, I'm not being mean, it's just the simple truth. I know that when a rusher takes off after a spawn they won't be looking anywhere other than right in front of them. I position myself so that I'm not obvious nor will I be in a location that they will most likely be looking when sprinting.
At the start of the match my mental notes will usually give me two or three kills right off the start. From my position I will get those who take off immediately for the obvious routes such as the direct path to 'B'. Another thing I look for are fellow campers, or snipers. Sniping limits you to only a few spots on each map. As a camper I know these spots. After I take out the first wave of rushers I go sniper hunting. Snipers often scan quickly but they also have a OHK weapon in their hand. This means I take them out as a priority. NEVER SLEEP ON A SNIPER. If you see them once and don't kill them it will be your undoing if you don't wait for them to pop back up.
I get a lot of kills on people who think I run away after getting hit a couple times. I don't. I wait just long enough for them to think that then I pop up and finish what they started. You ought to know that a camper will usually have a high powered weapon. If you don't finish them off they will end you in a hurry. Don't give them second chances.
After the very beginning rush is over I will check my flank. There will always be at least one person who thinks they're smart to start off with the unsuspecting flank of the furthest side. It is smart, but I'm smarter. I like to find spots that are great ambush points for flankers. This is using a weakness to your advantage and it's what makes campers so tough.
Rushers don't always have the luxury of smarter playing because they're constantly changing their situation. Campers prepare and execute using surprise to their advantage.The best defense of against a camper is to make sure you are paying attention to what's around you. If you're in too much of hurry to take time out of your day to look around a bit and slow your speed enough to not get too far out without being sure of what's behind you then you have no one to blame but yourself.