The best part of Black Ops is of course, multiplayer. Treyarch has done a superb job of re-balancing the perk and weapon sets to ensure that cheap tricks have become a thing of the past. Part of this newfound excellence is the Wager Match mode set, which sees players battling it out for COD Points under very specific rule sets. Join us as we outline the intricacies of Wager Match and provide you with a few tips that will help you get an edge on the field.
Gun Game: Quite simply the best strain of Wager Match is Gun Game, a mode that sees each of the six players starting off with a weak pistol, then cycling through the entire weapon set with each kill. So for example, if you get a kill with the starting pistol, you move up to a six-shooter, then a shotgun, then through the sub machine guns, assault rifles, light machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers and then finally, the ballistic knife. Whoever gets the first kill with the ballistic knife wins the game, or whoever is highest when the timer reaches zero.
Sharpshooter: This mode is quite similar to Gun Game in that you absolutely have to be proficient with the entire range of weapons available. Every 45 seconds a timer will count down and all players will be given the same random weapon. Our best advice to you here is to keep a close eye on the timer and try your best to anticipate when the next cycle is about to happen.
Sticks And Stones: In this mode, all players are given crossbows with three explosive-tipped arrows, ballistic knife and a single tomahawk. The lack of firepower may seem boring, but it actually makes for one hell of a tense experience. Our best advice to you off the bat is that if you miss with any of your crossbow shots, you are well and truly stuffed. Always aim to stick people with your arrows, otherwise the timed charge shows up on their grenade indicator, giving them tons of time to escape. Don’t go nuts with your shots as you only get three per life.
One In The Chamber: Easily the most intense Wager Match variant, One In The Chamber gives every player a pistol and a single bullet. Like Sticks And Stones, you really have to make every shot count. If you miss then you’re only left with your knife. Hit someone and you instantly kill them and get a bonus bullet back for your trouble. It’s tricky, but we have some tips to help you out.
Check out the below Wager Match Trailer video,