Six tips on how to succeed in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’ from Activision

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So the original point of this article was to find and pass on our five favorite Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video posts of the week. Every day more and more people are taking advantage of the ability to post their own content directly from their games onto YouTube, and some of those clips can blow a mind right out of a head.

The idea was to look for some insane kills and a few tips from pro and amateur gamer alike. We’ll keep that in mind going in to next week, but for now, the best Black Ops 2 clips this week aren’t from gamers, but from Activision itself.

The six clips below published on YouTube this week are all tips on how to best utilize your perks. If you’re looking to get an edge in your multiplayer competition, the clips below can help. Some are obvious, but there are a few tips worth watching for. It’s odd that Activision waited so long to post these. Maybe they didn’t want a bunch of noobs to steal their secrets and kill them online. Or, perhaps more likely, they just want to build on the excitement after releasing the fourth and final map pack, Apocalypse. 

Whatever the reason, check it out. If you’re looking for a few extra tips including info on “Origins,” the new zombie mode, check out our guide, and if you want to offer a few tips of your own, post them int he comments below. 

Perk tips part 1: Lightweight, Hardline, & Flak Jacket

Part 2: Cold Blooded & Hard Wired 

Part 3: Tactical Mask, Dead Silence, & Awareness


Part 4: Dexterity, Extreme Conditioning, & Engineer 

Part 5: Toughness, Fast Hands, & Scavenger


Part 6: Blind Eye & Ghost Vide

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