After having played 180 hours of Black Ops II and over 300 hours of Modern Warfare 3, I had grown tired of repeating the same routine over and over again, without ever taking it to the next level. For me, the remedy spelled S C O P E.

So some time ago I went on sniper mission – simple enough, only to use different scoped rifles.

Unfortunately this didn’t turn out to be a flawless kill streak as one would hope for. Quite the opposite, my k/d ratio dropped substantially. There are a number of reasons for that, but mainly because I sucked.

Nevertheless, scoping forced me to a different play style, hence Call of Duty felt somewhat fun again.image

My preferred rifles in Black Ops II are: Ballista, DSR 50 and the spammer XPR-50. In Modern Warfare 3: MSR and Barrett .50CAL. Yeah, I like both the bolt-action rifles and semi-automatics.

I also increased my controller sensitivity, from like 7 to 10 (in Back Ops II), and I might even push it further.

As I’m getting better, I try to play more aggressively, moving around more and try to quickscope some. While quickscoping is still hard for me on a long or mid long distances, it’s very rewarding when hitting the targets.

Because I haven’t played with sniper rifles that much before, I haven’t unlocked all Proficiencies or Attachments.

On Black Ops II I got a few different class setups, mostly based on more offensive gameplay. The Perks I use are usually Flak Jacket, Toughness, Dexterity and Tactical Mask. (Not using Suppressor or Ghost as before – no more unnecessary camping right?)

I usually don’t use the Ballistics CPU because I’m trying not to stay scoped in for too long. I rather have the Fast Mag Attachment. I heard the Laser Sight is good for quickscoping due to the ADS time, but I haven’t unlocked it for all guns, and I never no scope.

Try this out if you’re getting bored with Call of Duty, it doesn’t have to be sniper rifles, just different weaponry and approach from your everyday habitual.

Note: The screen shot is a DSR 50 replica built with LEGO bricks by ZaziNombies.