originals\ Dec 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Map Strategies – Raid


Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is finally here. As most of you will soon find out, jumping straight into multiplayer without any idea of the maps, weapons and scorestreaks will be difficult. Luckily for you, I’ve been playing the game almost exclusively with countless trial and error to bring you my thoughts and weapon choices for each map. You see, every map is vastly different from one another and you have five different classes to make, so you better make good use of them. I will be going in alphabetical order for the on-disk maps while DLC maps (such as Nuketown 2025) will be last. When the first pack of DLC comes out, I will add to this ever-expanding list.


Map #10 Raid

Raid is a map that takes place in someone’s mansion in Hollywood, California. It features a lot of different chokepoints and is a perfect map for assault rifle players.

All the way on the left you’ll see a dotted line and underneath that you’ll see a blacked out area of the map. This area is a pool that that you will need to be careful by as the dotted line is an upstairs bedroom that looks out across the battlefield. A lot of fights occur this area due to the tendencies for people to run up into the bedroom and shoot down upon everyone. Underneath the pool area is a basketball court. Be careful when you go from the basketball court into the pool area since you can be spotted and killed by long-range weapons from the second floor bedroom.

In the dead center of Raid you have a courtyard that is connected between the 4 parts of the map (the pool area on the left, buildings on the top and bottom, and the other courtyard on the right.) If there isn’t a battle in the pool area, this is where you need to go as enemies can converge on each other from multiple points. The building on the bottom (of the dead center of the map) is larger and much easier to kill from than the building on the top. If you find yourself in a firefight, try to be in the bottom building. Make sure you look at the other three openings enemies can come from and toss grenades and shock charges into those areas o get a drop on your enemies.

The right side of the map is reserved for sniping as there is a building on the bottom right of the giant circle you see above and another on the top left of the same circle. Those two spots are perfect for firing on each other and anyone that’s unlucky enough to be in that circular courtyard.

Raid Pic

Weapon Recommendation

Since Raid is interconnected at the middle of the map, I made sure to add a Suppressor to my Type 25 Assault Rifle. This is important because you don’t want your enemies to have an advantage over you in the middle section of the map. Being able to run around and have accuracy on this level is key so I added a Fore Grip as well for a little bit more aiming ability on my weapon. The Target Finder is a staple for my Type 25 so it made the journey as well.

Pick 10

Primary – Type 25

------------Attachments – Suppressor, Target Finder, Fore Grip

Secondary – None

Perk 1 – Hardline

Perk 2 – Cold Blooded

Perk 3 – Dead Silence

Lethal – Grenade

Tactical – Shock Charge

Wildcard – Primary Gunfighter


The best Scorestreaks from Raid include:

Lightning Strike – Hit 3 out of 4 doorways in the middle of the map

Hellstorm Missile – Hit the middle of the map with this cluster bomb

Sentry Gun – Place this by the pool or in one of the 4 corners in the middle of the map

Care Package – Cross your fingers

Raid in game

Overall Thoughts

Raid is one of my favorite maps because of the unpredictability in the middle of the map and the firefights that occur on the left and right sides as well. There’s just something about Raid that feels right, maybe it’s the snipers dueling it out in their own little area or the teamwork when you’re looking for enemies around the center of the map or in the building. Vote for this map, it’s excellent.

What do you think of Raid? Did you find similar playstyles to mine helpful? What are your strategies for Raid? Let me know in the comments below.

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