originals\ Dec 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Map Strategies – Slums


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. Every map is vastly different from one another and you have five different classes to create, so you better make good use of them. 

Black Ops 2 - Slums map

Map: Slums

Slums is another one of those maps that seems to get voted for whenever it is selected. That’s a good thing because this map is better than most in Black Ops 2. There are three main battle points in Slums that are worth mentioning. The first is the little house you see in the bottom middle. To the left of the house you’ll see a long open path with three little rectangles (cars) and to the right a little courtyard. This is where 60% of the action takes place as enemies converge on this house from both sides. You have a major advantage if you get inside as you have plenty of windows to shoot out of as people maneuver past the cars to try and get a good shot at you. This little house also connects to the middle of the map (a giant circle with a statue in the middle) where most of the other fights take place so make sure to watch your back.

Speaking of the middle of the map, that’s where it seems unsafe. There are tons of open areas for enemies to come out of on both sides and it makes you very vulnerable. Make sure to look both ways before crossing the middle of the map so you don’t become an easy kill. Also, from time to time you’ll see an enemy on top of the statue base in the very center of the middle area, this is an easy kill for you as they can’t look every way at once.

The only other part of the map that has any action in it is the very top, also connected to the center of the map. People tend to camp at that little rectangle in the top middle (also to the left of it in that building and the right of it at a little barrel leading to a staircase) so make sure you’re prepared to get flanked.

Slums Gameplay

Weapon Recommendation

This map is perfect for assault rifle players so I once again broke out the trusty Type 25. I used the Primary Gunfighter perk to get my Target Finder, Suppressor, and Fore Grip as usual and added a Shock Charge and Grenade in the two slots. I would also use Dead Silence in your Perk 3 Slot so nobody can hear you while you're running around the map.

Pick 10

Primary – Type 25

------------Attachments – Target Finder, Suppressor, 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 for Slums are:

Lightning Strike – Place this in the three spots I talked about earlier

Sentry Gun – Place this in the house area on the bottom or the camping spot on the top

Care Package – Hope to get the best Scorestreaks in the game

UAV – Find out where everyone is hiding

Overall Thoughts

Slums is one of my favorite maps in the game. The three main chokepoints are intense and the map is very quick paced. Slums is a classic Call of Duty map that lets players use any kind of weapons they like to be successful. Vote for this one if you can, it’s a blast.

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

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