Practice, Practice, Practice
Okay, you might be thinking “seriously, this is the advice you have to give!?” but I am serious. If you want to get better, above and beyond all the other tips you’re going to read, you need to practice, plain and simple.
If you don’t want to play online against real people, I suggest doing the Combat Training option, it uses “dummy” players, which are players from your friends list and makes them the A.I. (dummy players) and you can choose the difficulty. This is a great way to learn the online maps and familiarize yourself with the online game so that you have a good idea of what you can expect when u decide to try out the real thing.
Now, I’m not saying camp your way through every map in the multiplayer portion of the game, but I’m a believer in there being a time and a place for everything, especially in this game.
When u sprint, make sure you’re looking around as best as possible, and watch out on corners. Know your destination you have in mind so you can get there as quickly and safely as possible and be ready for any enemies.
If you’re going to camp, I recommend get a kill (max 2 kills) and then move to another spot, because it’s only a matter of time until you’re discovered in the spot you’re at.
Finally, if you enjoy a good run and gun, I recommend being good at not straight running through a map and dying, but knowing when u take cover to reload, and when to run and get a kill and repeat.
Loadout: Weapon, Perks, and Equipment Customization
Now, many people will have their preferences when it comes to loadout options, and when you’re just starting out you are limited to choosing the default loadout options until you rank up.
If just starting out, I recommend choosing either the SMG loadout or the Assault loadout since this will most likely be the best/fastest way to get kills and get CP so you can buy some of the better weapons, perks, etc.
After you’re able to buy some equipment, I recommend for weapon choice the Enfield Assault Rifle, because it’s the 1st weapon you can buy at level 5, and I personally can’t stand the 3 round bursts of the M16. If you prefer a SMG, I recommend using the already unlocked Skorpion or MP5K. The Skorpion is horrible in range, but I believe it’s damage, accuracy, and fire rate greatly make up for that.
As for weapon attachments, I personally prefer using a silencer on all weapons. If using an assault rifle, I prefer and recommend an infrared scope just in case I want to snipe as a second attachment. If using an SMG I prefer and recommend the grip attachment to improve accuracy.
Now for the secondary weapon, I prefer and recommend using the Makarov pistol with Upgraded Iron Sights as the attachment.
Now that you have your weapons picked out, again this is if you’re just starting out, it’s time to buy some perks. Since they all cost the same CP (2000 each), for perk 1 I’d recommend Ghost to be hidden from your spy planes, perk 2 Warlord to equip TWO attachments to your primary weapon, and perk 3 Ninja to move silently.
Now, many people prefer the Hacker perk for perk 3, however, my personal thought is this: Yes I’m already hidden using Ghost (perk 2), but why do I want to be heard while using Hacker? So what? I might be able to find care packages, and turrets, etc… but I just might also have a higher chance at getting killed if I’m heard running/walking on my way to the destination.
Lastly, is your reaction time slow? If you’re using the default controller layout, make sure your holding the controller in a way to where you’re always ready to shoot either from the hip or aiming to shoot down the sights. You also might want to try changing the controller layout to better suit you.
Either way, be ready and prepared to aim and shoot at all times.
All of of the tips I’ve recommended are solely based for someone that would be just starting out, and would hopefully give them the edge they need to help their game without the hassle of having to figure out which equipment would be best through trial and error.
As you play more and gain more CP to buy more equipment, you will be able to experiment and see what works best for your own personal playing style, so that you get better at playing Call of Duty Black Ops online.