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Call of Duty: Black Ops / Search and Destroy Playlist Tactics

Learn search and destroy playlist tactics for Call of Duty: Black Ops with this game tutorial.


In Search and Destroy, you only get one life. So, I suggest being cautious when going around corners. Do not run out into the middle of the map, because that will get you shot. My class setup for Search and Destroy will be the Famas with Red Dot, Lightweight, Sleight of Hand and Ninja. Ninja because a lot of Search and Destroy players wear headsets, which would allow them to hear you without Ninja. Sleight of Hand because that quick reload to that quick aim down sights which really help you in a gun fight. And Lightweight because it will allow you to get around the map a lot quicker than other players.

My suggestions for planting the bomb are not to plant it unless completely necessary. And by "completely necessary," I mean you're on offense and there's still someone alive on the other team and you're under 20 seconds. In the regular Search and Destroy playlist, bomb plants only take five seconds. In the Competitive playlist, they take eight. So, under 20 seconds is when you'll plant the bomb. After planting the bomb, get up to a point where you can still hear the bomb if it's being diffused, that beeping noise, but that you are out of sight so that you can attract the other player to bomb. Where you then can kill them.

If you're on the defense in Search and Destroy, pick a bomb site. There's usually one that's more typical. Like, say on this map, Havana, people will usually plant the B bomb site. So, if you're going to play on defense, maybe rush to the B bomb site and defend that, and the team will most likely, if you defend it well, fall back towards A. Which then, you will switch off towards A. Remember, even though you only have one life, being aggressive always helps. People don't expect players to rush into their spawn in Search and Destroy because of the one life. So, being aggressive, you can catch players off guard and take them out.

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