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    Wager Match Guide by BoomZee

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    Version History                      [VNHT]
    Introduction                         [INTR]
    What are Wager Matches?              [WTWG]
    Game Types:
    One In the Chamber                   [OITC]
    Sticks and Stones                    [STNS]
    Gun Game                             [GNGM]
    Sharpshooter                         [SPST]
    Credits                              [CRDT]
    Closing                              [CLSN]
    Contact Me/Legal                     [CTML]
    | Version History          [VNHT] |
    1.00 Guide complete, put on GameFAQs. Going to continue to improve.
    1.01 Added credits section, changed incorrect information, and added tips to
    Sharpshooter, Sticks and Stones, and Gun Game.
    1.02 Added some tips, fixed a name in the Gun Game weapon list.
    | Introduction             [INTR] |
    Hello everyone, and welcome. This will be my first guide on GameFAQs.
    I wasn't much of a gamer until I got my PlayStation 3 in Christmas of 2009,
    just casual playing. Since then, I've become a pretty serious gamer, and have
    been so excited for Call of Duty: Black Ops. I played World at War a few times,
    and played Modern Warfare 2 quite a lot. But so far, I like Black Ops the best.
    Wager Matches really caught my eye in this game. I was really into the currency
    system, and a way to bet your money and win even more just made the feature
    even more amazing. I can't wait to see what else will come.
    So, without further ado, let us get on to the guide.
    | What Are Wager Matches?  [WTWG] |
    Wager Matches are a new addition to the Call of Duty series, going along with
    the new currency system. They allow you to bet your earnings on you coming in
    first, second, or third place. It's like gambling, with a risk-reward type
    concept. You put up money, and have a chance to win more.
    There are three "levels" of wager matches. Each one has the same games, and
    number of players, but as you go higher up, you bet more money, and if you
    place first, second, or third, you get more winnings. The three types are:
    Ante Up: Bet 10 credits. First place gets 30 credits, second place gets 18
    credits, third place gets 12 credits.
    Weekend Gambler: Bet 1,000 credits. First place gets 3,000 credits, second
    place gets 1,800 credits, third place gets 1,200 credits.
    High Roller: Bet 10,000 credits. First place gets 30,000 credits, second place
    gets 18,000 credits, third place gets 12,000 credits.
    If everyone in the lobby votes to "Double Down" you bet twice as much. However,
    the winnings also double.
    If you want to just try out the gamemodes, I suggest Ante Up. If you can't
    afford to lost 10 credits, you shouldn't be playing wager matches. The higher
    betting modes obviously have better players, so winning will be more difficult.
    Next we will talk about the types of games you can play in a wager match.
    | One In the Chamber       [OITC] |
    Basic Info: In One In the Chamber, you are provided with a pistol, one bullet,
    and three lives. Your goal is to get as many kills as possible before losing
    all of your lives. Kills are instant, so a bullet anywhere will give you the
    kill. Each kill awards you another bullet. If you fire and miss, you can still
    earn another bullet by knifing an enemy. You can also stockpile bullets by
    using only knifing.
    -This, like most other wager matches, is NOT a camping map. I cannot stress
    this enough: If you camp, you will not get enough kills to place, compared to
    the other players running around getting kills. However, camping when there is
    only one or two people left alive is probably a good idea.
    -I would not suggest taking shots from a long distance. While the pistol is
    very accurate while aiming down the sight, if you miss you are very far away
    from the player, and have no bullets.
    -Take the shot. If there's a player running at you, or you're facing off, don't
    go for a perfect shot. You'll get killed. Aim a little and fire quickly.
    Remember: even an arm or foot shot gives you the kill.
    -If you fire and miss, you can't hesitate. If they haven't fired yet, either
    duck behind a wall and try to draw his shot, or run at him somewhat zigzagged.
    If they have taken a shot, run at them as fast as you can. This is a knife
    battle now. You should probably try in other gamemodes to find out the
    distance where a knife will kill someone. When you reach that distance, knife
    them for the kill, and your bullet back.
    | Sticks and Stones        [STNS] |
    Basic Info: In Sticks and Stones, you are equipped with three things: a
    crossbow with exploding tip darts, a ballistic knife, and a tomahawk. The goal
    is to get the highest score. Kills with the crossbow and ballistic knife give
    you 100 points, while knifing someone gives you 25 points, and hitting someone
    with a tomahawk gives you 10 points. When someone is hit with the tomahawk,
    they are "humiliated" and have their score reset to zero. Killing yourself will
    also "humiliate" you.
    -Again, not a gamemode to camp on. Keep moving, or you're likely to get stuck
    by a crossbow bolt, and at the very least you won't find nearly as many
    -If you're using the crossbow, go for sticks. This just means hitting the
    person with the bolt, and it will give you a guaranteed kill, unless someone
    else miraculously kills them before it explodes. Hitting the wall can get you
    a kill from the explosion, but a stick is much better if you can pull it off.
    -Adjust for gravity. At long distances, both the crossbow bolts and the
    ballistic knife will fall slightly. Aim a little above the enemy's head, and
    you should hit them. Practicing in Combat Training or Player Matches could help
    you get better at this.
    -Lead your opponent. If your target is moving, aim a little in front of him.
    The knife/bolt takes a second to reach the target! Again, practicing could make
    you better at this.
    -If an enemy sticks you with a crossbow bolt, and he is close to you, run at
    him. This could cause him to kill himself and go bankrupt, helping yourself.
    | Gun Game                 [GNGM] |
    Basic Info: In Gun Game, you start out with a pistol. With each kill, you get a
    new weapon. The goal is to get a kill with each of the 20 weapons, ranging from
    pistols, to sniper rifles, to rocket launchers. A knife kill does not advance
    you to the next weapon, but "humiliates" the other player. This means it sends
    them back one weapon, and they have to get the kill with it again. Killing
    yourself also sets you back one weapon. A multikill will not advance you two
    tiers, only one.
    1. Python Speed Reloader
    2. Makarov Dual Wield
    3. Spas-12
    4. Stakeout
    5. MP5K
    6. Skorpion Dual Wield
    7. AK74u
    8. M14
    9. M16
    10. Famas
    11. AUG
    12. HK21
    13. M60
    14. L96A1
    15. WA2000
    16. RPG
    17. M72 LAW
    18. China Lake
    19. Crossbow Explosive Tips
    20. Ballistic Knife
    -There will be some guns that you absolutely HATE. Just get through these as
    fast as you can, and don't get frustrated.
    -Don't give up. I've come back to get second place, and be only one away from
    winning, when people were on the Light Machine Guns and I still couldn't get a
    kill with the Python. There's always a chance.
    -I suggest camping with the Sniper Rifles. Black Ops sniping is much more
    difficult than any Call of Duty before it, and it'll be near impossible to get
    quickscopes and no-scopes.
    -Be aware of the time it takes to switch between weapons. If your try to kill
    two people in a row, the second one may kill you because you had to take a
    second to switch to the next weapon.
    -Some guns have a redicuously long readying time after you switch to it
    (especially the M72 LAW). You can skip the animation by knifing or sprinting.
    This will make you be able to fire quickly if you need to.
    | Sharpshooter             [SPST] |
    Basic Info: In Sharpshooter, every player is provided with the same weapon. The
    goal is to have the highest score, not the most kills. The weapon you are
    equipped with can be any weapon available, from a pistol to the Death Machine!
    The weapon changes every 45 seconds, but every player will still have the same
    weapon. There's no score limit, just play until time runs out. The last round 
    of the game is known as the Sharpshooter round. This gives every player a 2x
    score multiplier. Killstreaks will give you different perks.
    1 Kill: Sleight of Hand Pro
    2 Kills: Lightweight Pro
    3 Kills: Steady Aim Pro
    4 Kills: 2x Score Multiplier (In Sharpshooter Round it will become a 4x score
    -Remember: everyone has the same gun. If you're stuck with an akimbo weapon, so
    is that guy on the other end of the map that can see you. You both need to get
    closer, so don't worry too much about him hitting you.
    -Try for high killstreaks. They can be extremely helpful. Don't go do something
    stupid to possibly get a kill but also have a chance of losing a high
    killstreak. You lose all of your perks if you die.
    -Camping with certain weapons is appropriate. The sniper rifles are difficult
    to get kills with if you just run around going for quickscopes and no-scopes.
    This can apply to other weapons too. Just get a feel for what you should camp
    with and what you shouldn't.
    | Credits                  [CRDT] |
    I would like to take a moment to recognize eveyone who has contributed to this
    Treyarch, for making an awesome game
    GameFAQs and other sites, for hosting my guide
    Wasim, Stephen, Seud, Paul, Audiophile17, and Diequi for adding the perks for
    Sharpshooter, as well as information fixes and adding tips.
    | Closing                  [CLSN] |
    Thanks everyone for reading my guide. I hope it inspired you to try out the
    great feature that is wager matches. I'll see you on the battlefield.
    Please, if you want to contact me for anything, see the section below.
    | Contact Me/Legal         [CTML] |
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