Dead Ops Arcade Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies Guide for hitting 1 Mil or 30+ rounds..


In this guide I am going to talk about ways that you should play Dead Ops arcade on Black Ops in order to try to reach 1 million points every time you play, I will also talk about how you should play in order to try and get to high rounds every time you play whether that be alone, or with friends.

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Also please feel free to comment below if you need help, want to leave feedback, comments, concerns or problems. Thanks in advance for reading.

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Dead Ops Arcade in general.

Okay so first off, let me talk about dead ops arcade.

This is a game mode that was added to Black Ops as a different twist than normal zombies game modes. This game mode features you as a third person character and plays similar to old style video games at arcades. Your goal is to survive round after round as long as you can, and to try and get as far as you can in the game, while beating out your opponents for the highest score. Your overall goal should be that you are focused on scoring the most points possible, but also getting to high rounds in order to be at a safe spot on the leaderboards. So with all that being said let me talk about strategies for you to be number 1. I would also like to add that I added a picture of me and my friend playing in which I did get a million points, so you don't think I am just blowing smoke.

Playing the game.

Okay, so there are a lot of mistakes that some people make that jeapordize their chance at getting 1 million, getting above level 30, or having a great score. So let me talk about what you should do in order to try and get this high score...

FIRST.. Do not go after the flame thrower. This is a weapon that can smoke up the screen and allow zombies to slip through and put you down. This can kill you, and has happened many times. Up until round 15 you can use this weapon to play with, but after that it is NOT worth using.

SECOND.. GO for GEMS not WEAPONS.. First reaction when playing with people is to go for the weapons. While this is useful, getting those higher multipliers is crucial to get the higher score. Not to mention that the guns will go away but your multiplier stays with you UNTIL you die. SO this is a good way for you to try and get ahead, is to try and use the gems to your advantage.

Third.. Keep moving. The biggest tip I can give is to keep moving. Unless you get firepower in the room of fate, the best way is for you to keep moving and stay out of the way of the zombies. I have seen time and time again friends and teammates get stuck, and die because they simply get bogged down, and run out of nukes, or they are forced to use their power ups at early rounds.

Getting the multiplier.

I think this is one of the most important steps in the game, therefore let me talk about things you should do early on in order to get more gems and be more successful in the game.

First off.. Use your turbos early on. If you run out, each round it will replenish you 1 turbo. SO with that being said try your best to save the turbos for after the round is over, and get the gems that pop up.

Second. While there are a LOT of bonus pieces that add up in the multiplier, the ones that really count are the gems. SO with that being said IF you are going to see any big ruby, diamond, or sapphire, then use your turbo to get them. This is crucial because a big gem will bump you a full multiplier automatically.

(HOW TO AIM YOUR TURBO) This is something I don't tell many, but there is a specific way to get the turbo exactly where your going. Remember that usually gems spawn a distance away from both players, so you have time to fine tune exactly where you want to run. Before using your turbo, shoot your gun. You want your gun to be shooting the middle of the gem, then use the turbo. Then you are guaranteed to get the gem, not to mention you can push your teammate out of the way by doing this method.

Third. As said above, I will say it again. GEMS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GUNS. Guns last roughly 30 second, as opposed to having gems that will last until you die. These are far more important if you want to break 1 million or higher.


So overall your main goal needs to be to focus solely on getting the gems, and moving. Getting guns if you have time, and utilizing your turbos in order to beat your teammate.

FUNNY NOTE- One thing that I learned is if you get the rocket launcher, and hit your teammate, you can push them a good distance. This comes in hand to move teammates into zombies, screw around, and have a laugh. Keep in mind if doing this online you will probably be getting yelled at, but hey, that's what playing online is for haha..

So overall have fun and practice as that is another great key to success, and if you have questions, or high scores post them below.

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Wraith 4 years ago

I have to say, this is one aspect of the game where an XBox or PlayStation controller would be VERY useful. Playing with a mouse and keyboard is a PAIN since the direction you move your mouse is the direction you point. A little twitch at the wrong time, and I start shooting in the wrong direction, waste a boost, or something else to help me kill myself.


That said, I do have a controller I can use, so I am eagerly anticipating using it for this. :D

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

HAHA yes a controller helps you a lot. I can't even imagine trying to play that with a PC mouse.. That would be extremely tough..

Wraith 4 years ago

I've played other top-down shooters of a similar style before (most notably Alien Swarm), but for those, you use the mouse to control a specific point of aim rather than the direction you aim (you shoot a grenade launcher, it hits where the reticule is, rather than a set distance in that direction).

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Ahh, I don't know, I have never liked using PC gaming just because I have always had a lot more difficulty, I think the controller really gives the user more controller, and easier control.

Wraith 4 years ago

Well, I personally feel that using a mouse and keyboard setup allows for higher precision, control, and response speed at the same time. When you really get used to a mouse, you can make the little adjustments that auto-aim would do for you on the consoles. (Plus, as a twitch gamer, I find the mouse helps me 'twitch to target' a lot better than a controller EVER could.) Sure, it takes longer to get used to than a controller, but I think the end result is more rewarding.

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, I would agree with that. I have personally been SOOO used to the console controller, I don't think I would have the time and patience to get used to a PC mouse.

Wraith 4 years ago

Well, before I played much in the way of actual video games, I did play a HELL of a lot of flash games (LMFAO). I'm not sure if that helped me with the mouse and keyboard controls, but I'd be willing to bet it sure didn't hurt. And I'm talking flash games like SAS Zombie Assault (usually the 2nd game) and other games that REALLY need you to be able to move a mouse and spam keyboard and mouse buttons, especially at the same time.

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

If by flash games you mean games from sites like.. miniclip, addictinggames, shockwave.. all that, yes I did that as well, and I assume that would give me some benefit on controls, BUT I still feel I would lack the patience needed to master the mouse controls.

Wraith 4 years ago

LOL. Well, some people do use the controllers on the PC. My younger brother told me that some YouTube commentator (who typically plays XBox) got BO2 for the PC and wasn't doing very well. He plugged in his XBox controller and got accused of hacking within 5 minutes or so. LMAO.

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

haha yes I can imagine.. But it would be a lot of fun playing with a controller on the PC..

Z0mbiemagnet 2 years ago

i can't believe no one mentioned the game that this dead ops arcade was crafted after or completely stolen from depends on how you look at it . Smash t.v "big money big prizes i love it" if you don't know ask somebody its an Actavision. game

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