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Call of Duty: Black Ops / Sniper Tips and Tactics

Learn sniper tips and tactics for Call of Duty: Black Ops with this game tutorial.


What's up, guys. Patriots here from RealGamersTV and today I'm going to be giving you tips on sniping in Call of Duty Black Ops.

Okay, my first tip for sniping is to not rely on anything you know from previous Call of Duty. This game's a little bit different in the way that it bounces the gun when you scope in. So here's my tips for how to use the sniper in Call of Duty Black Ops.

First of all, you can still run around and be effective as a sniper but my advice is to stay out of head-to-head gunfights. Staying at a long range is better because, well, the sniper was intended for long range battles in the beginning anyway. If you get too close, no scope is a good idea because, you know, in general you're not going to be able to knife from 30 feet away and you're also not going to be able to get up your quick scope in time. Another thing to keep in mind when using the sniper rifle is that switching to your sidearm isn't a bad idea in most situations. There are times when you'll be able to get off two shots with a sniper but that's only if you're playing against someone who is at a low skill level. If you miss your first shot or get a hit marker, pull out a pistol, it will save your life.

The park options I would use are Ghost, Steady Aim or Sleight of Hand and Hacker. I would suggest the Steady Aim setup when using a gun with extended mags as the attachment but if you're using something else, like variable zoom, what you're going to want to do is throw on Sleight of Hand. The reasoning behind that is with extended mags, you get 10 shots so you're not going to be reloading too often but with the variable zoom, for example, you can only have five shots, you're going to need to reload more often and in sticky situations with a sniper, you don't want to be sitting there fiddling around with a bolt for 20 minutes trying to figure out how to reload the gun.

Now it's time to answer that all final, important question that everyone seems to ask these days about when using a sniper rifle, which one's the best and which sensitivity should I be using? Well, which one's the best? In my opinion you need to use the L96 or the PSG, can't go wrong with either one of them but stay away from the WA2000 and the Dragnel. As for sensitivity, you need to be seven or higher. You know, 10 might be too high for some people and you know, five is definitely too low for running around with it. If you're going to setup, you know, in a building, any sensitivity will do but for the most part, you want to be at seven or higher so you can move when the scope comes up because it instantly slows down your sensitivity a little bit.

Let's go over quick scoping briefly. What you're going to do is, when you're running, you're going to start to scope in and as soon as you start to scope in, come to a stop. Once you see through the scope, take the shot. That's quick scoping in a nutshell. You don't need to hold your breath but if they're at a longer range, you're going to want to push down on the trigger so you can start to hold your breath because that will make the crosshairs stay still. And as you can see, if you shoot while you're running, you might as well not even take the shot.

This has been Patriots from RealGamersTV with the basic sniping tips for Call of Duty Black Ops. Thank you all for watching and I'll see you later.

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