When the original Call of Duty: Black Ops was released back in 2010, Treyarch made quickscoping virtually impossible by adding tons of sway to sniper rifles for the first second or two after scoping in. Eventually the developer gave in to the community and lessened this effect drastically, making quickscoping possible. This begs the question: Will you be able to quickscope in Black Ops 2?
Among the first Black Ops 2 multiplayer gameplay videos to make it to the Internet (other than the Gamescom livestream videos), the 10-minute video embedded below shows a member of the FaZe trickshoting / quickscoping clan (FaZe WaRTeK) doing his thing. Obviously, people are going to have to get used to the new weapons and their mechanics before they start pulling off quickscoping streaks and trickshots, but this guy has moderate success.
The video features a game of ‘Hardpoint’, a new King-of-the-Hill-type game mode for Black Ops 2, on a map called Yemen. The player is using the Ballista sniper rifle with the FMJ attachment. His Perks are Lightweight, Fast Hands, Extreme Conditioning and Dexterity.
At the time of press the game is still in its alpha build, so anything could still change between now and the November release date. If we find any more Black Ops 2 quickscoping gameplay videos we’ll update this post.