Black Ops 2's Best Multiplayer Loadout According To Vonderhaar

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Black Ops 2's multiplayer design director, David Vonderhaar, reveals his favourite Pick Ten setup.

Published on Nov 13, 2012

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally in the hands of gamers all over the world, but what should you do when you head online for the first time?

Treyarch’s game has made some interesting changes to the multiplayer system with its ‘Pick Ten’ setup, but what do the studio’s developers like to play as? What’s the best setup?

NowGamer caught up with Treyarch’s multiplayer design director, David Vonderhaar, to find out what his personal favourite set up for Black Ops 2 is.

This is what he said:

“Man, why does everyone always love to ask the designer what his favourites are [laughs]? Well, what game mode am I playing? If it’s Domination I usually play support. What I like to do is rock up with an LMG, so that I can just rain bullets and keep people off the other flags, right? So that’s the basics of my class.”

“Now, I play with a variable scope, but it depends on the map and what the engagement ranges are. From there I’ll rock a complete Support Score Streaks. I’ll put UAVs up, I’ll put Counter UAVs up, I’ll put Guardians ups, I’ll put the Orbital VSAT and turn that thing up. Anything I can do so that the guys on the front lines have the most intelligence about the battlefield as they can.”

“I can stick back, play a little line backer, or whatever the equivalent and make sure I don’t let anyone into our lines. I’ll hang right behind the B flag, and just behind it so that I can protect both lines – that’s my job. That means the other guys can push forward a bit and to do that, I usually need something on the Equipment side, I usually use something like the Trophy system to keep that explosive damage off me. I need the Flak jacket to keep that sort of damage off me.”

“So there’s the basics of what I do and from there I customise around. Good support guys will put smoke on the B flag so that our team can grab it – I’m not embarrassed. I’ll take one of my Pick Ten and put a smoke grenade in there. I’m really helping my team out on that side and then I’ll just kind of fill in with whatever’s left.”

“Shock Charges are always a good choice. I can’t be in two places at once, so wherever I can’t be I’ll put a Shock Charge or two down to hold the line. So I just try and build a wall, a defensive perimeter and I’m equipping to that and help my team.”     

Playing Black Ops 2 already? Let us know what your favourite setup is below.



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