Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 The 5 Best Black Ops 2 Classes

Published on January 21st, 2013 | by The_Mack_Attack3

The 5 Best Black Ops 2 Classes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has a feast of weapons, equipment and perks to pick from and what weapon and gear you decide to roll out with defines what kind of player you are. From the go loud “hey look at me” guy to the “shhh you didn’t see me” silencer guy, everyone has their own style. While the success of some gamers comes down to just raw talent, those who haven’t reached the heights they desire can get the ball rolling with a good well laid out class.

We asked you what you all thought were the best class picks and from the intel gathered we’ve complied 5 classes you guys and gals can use while out taking down noobs online.

Class 1 – The Heavy

  • Primary Weapon – HAMR
  • Primary Attachments – Target Finder, Quickdraw
  • Secondary Weapon – B23R
  • Secondary Attachments - Akimbo
  • Lethal – Bouncing Betty
  • Tactical – Flashbang Grenade
  • Perks
    • Flak Jacket
    • Toughness
    • Engineer
  • Scorestreaks
    • UAV
    • Guardian
    • Sentry Gun

This class will fit well with those who would rather wait for their enemy to peek round a corner and then open-fire like a modern-day Rambo. The HAMR has a very fast rate of fire from the get go but slows in seconds, but most of the damage is always done in the first few shots anyway and also has a very fast reload speed compared to other LMG’s. With the Target Finder equipped, setting up shop near a window and taking out enemies at long-range is a lot easier and combining that with Quickdraw will give you that extra edge.

Having the Bouncing Betty in your class will give you extra level of safety when your hold up in one place, allowing you to serve more time looking for enemies to kill than turning around to check your six every five seconds. The Flak Jacket perk will stop those incoming grenades ruining your Scorestreak, even more so when in a tight space.

The UAV will get your streak going and if you manage to pick up the Guardian and Sentry Gun , you can turn a small area or house into your own little domain.

 Class 2 – The Ninja

  • Primary Weapon – PDW-57
  • Primary Attachments – Suppressor
  • Secondary Weapon – Ballistic Knife
  • Lethal- Claymore (X2)
  • Tactical –  Shock Charge
  • Perks
    • Ghost
    • Cold Blooded
    • Extreme Conditioning
  • Wildcard – Danger Close
  • Scorestreaks
    • UAV
    • Counter-UAV
    • Hellstorm Missile

In a recent post we asked you what the best 10 weapons in Black Ops 2 were and the PDW-57 came out on top. It’s merit is backed up by its ability in close quarter combat and early unlock level. If you want to take the stealthy approach then this is the weapon for you, especially if you attach the Suppressor.

To keep people from hearing downing enemies, the Ballistic Knife is a great companion to your primary weapon, allowing sneaky kills from up close and afar if you know how to use it. Using the Shock Charge and Claymores together can be more than lethal, shocking the enemy and not allowing them to get out of dodge before the Claymore goes off, easy way to pick up points when off around the map being a ninja.

Using the Ghost and Cold-Blooded perks will add to the already stealthy line-up, keeping you dark to those high-tech optics and well… We all know what Ghost does! The Scorestreaks will allow you to keep on the move and use the map to your advantage, they can’t see you and they can’t hear you, you’re a winner!

Class 3 – The Pathfinder

  • Primary Weapon – DSR 50
  • Primary Attachments – Ballistics CPU
  • Secondary Weapon – KAP-40
  • Lethal – Bouncing Betty
  • Tactical – Shock Charge
  • Perks
    • Ghost
    • Fast Hands
    • Dexterity
    • Extreme Conditioning
  • Wildcard – Perk 3 Greed
  • Scorestreaks 
    • UAV
    • Hunter Killer
    • Lighting Storm

Every online shooter needs a sniper class, taking down enemies from a safe distance has always been a stable diet within Call of Duty. In Black Ops 2 sniping is rather popular, with quickscoping running rife and many liking how good a one shot kill feels.

The DSR 50 unfortunately is bolt-action but makes up for the reload time with one shot kills to most of the upper body. Having the Kap-40 as your secondary will give you more security if you miss your shots up close and even more effective when having Fast Hands as a perk, allowing you to switch to your secondary quicker. The Bouncing Betty and Shock Charge combination will keep unwanted company out of your immediate area and Ghost will also keep them from knowing where you’re located.

With the lack of running involved when using a Sniper class, having the Hunter Killer and Lighting Storm Storestreaks equipped will give you no reason to leave what ever location you set up in.

Class 4 – The Speedster

  • Primary Weapon – Vector
  • Primary Attachments – Extended Mag, Quickdraw Handle, Reflex Sight
  • Secondary Weapon – TAC-45
  • Lethal – Semtex
  • Perks
    • Lightweight
    • Scavanger
    • Extreme Conditioning
  • Wildcard – Primary Gunfighter
  • Scorestreaks
    • UAV
    • Counter UAV
    • Orbital VSAT

Another common type of gamer in Call of Duty titles is the run and gunner, always on the move, always flanking the enemy.  To be as efficient as possible while running around the map at speed, it’s best to roll out with one of the many Sub-Machine Guns, making you lighter on your feet. The Vector has the highest fire-rate of the SMGs, giving you the edge when you come into one-on-one situations.

Having Lightweight and Extreme Conditioning equipped will make you hard to hit when you sprint around corners, with scavenger keeping them bullets coming out of your gun. The Reflex Sight will allow quick targeting of enemies and Fast Mag to reload as quickly as possible, giving the SMG’s high rate of fire.

As for the Scorestreaks, it’s all about knowing where the enemy is, giving that you will be around the map quickly, you need to watch out for those spawn points working against you.

Class 5 – The Camper

  • Primary Weapon – Scar-H
  • Primary Attachments – Suppressor
  • Secondary Primary – MP7
  • Lethal – Claymore(X2)
  • Perks
    • Hardline
    • Cold-blooded
    • Tactical Mask
  • Wildcard – Danger Close
  • Wildcard – Overkill
  • Scorestreaks
    • Hellstorm Missile
    • Lighting Strike
    • Lodestar

Ahh the Camper….. The thorn in our side. You may be asking why the hell we would put together a class that would help annoy thousands, well we’re a community site and we have to help the community whatever their gaming background is.

If you decide to camp in a comfy little corner then it’s best to equip an Assault Rifle with a Suppressor, keeping the map from giving away your position and deal heavy damage. Having Hardline equipped will get the Scorestreak going and if you have the bottle to survive then the Lodestar will be a nice little reward.

The Claymores will keep the pests from getting at you, having two will keep the front and back doors secure, while Tactical Mask stops flashbangs, shock charges and stun grenades spoiling the party. If sniping really is your thing, for tips on how to get the elusive gold and diamond camos for your sniper rifle go here: Sniper Camos.


These are the 5 best classes in Black Ops 2 based on your input and our experience. We hope you give them a try and let us know how they work out for you!

Maybe mix it up with some tips from the professionals on how to improve your gameplay: Want to play Black Ops 2 Better?

If you think you run a better class, share it with the community in the comment section below.


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