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How to Spawn Trap on Call of Duty Black Ops 2 ( BO2 )

Updated on January 14, 2013


In this guide I will talk about the best ways for you to go about spawn trapping. I will talk about score streaks to use, guns, which map is best, the game modes, and teams to use for spawn trapping.

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What is Spawn Trapping

So what is spawn trapping.. If you have ever spawned into a guardian, or been instantly killed upon spawning then you know what this is. Spawn trapping refers to when a team is able to trap you on your side of the map, and able to kill every member of the team, over and over, without letting them move. Black Ops 2's spawns are so screwed up right now that it is perfect to spawn trap on, especially on certain maps and game modes. Me and my team have had games where each member has had over 125 kills, and less than 25 deaths for every member, simply because we learned the tricks to spawn trapping. While there is nothing more annoying than getting stuck in one, the fun of putting a team into one balances it out.

The Score Streaks for Spawn Trapping

When you are going to spawn trap someone you need to use guardians and sentry guns as your kill streaks. The guardians are significantly more important because there is nothing to defend against them, and with that, every player is able to be taken out by them. The sentry gun on the other hand can be defended against. Either way the main trick is that you need to have guardians on your class. After you get the first couple, and the spawn trap is going, you will be getting more and more as time goes on.

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The game mode for Spawn Trapping

While this is very debatable of which game modes are best. I will honestly say that my team has the most success when trying our spawn trapping on Hardcore Capture the flag. The reason for hardcore is simple. You have significantly less health with no regeneration. After the guardians are in place, if done right, as soon as they spawn they physically cannot even get off an emp grenade before they are dead again. ALSO with capture the flag the spawns are locked each round and cannot be changed. A team cannot switch spawns, because they will be stuck on one flag side until the end of the round. SO once a team figures out each spawn point they will not be able to ever spawn without instantly dying. All of these benefits add up to make hardcore capture the flag the ultimate game for spawn killing.

Importance of a team.

Having a team when you are going to be spawn trapping is crucial. This is important for the sole fact that you need everyone to cooperate equally. Having 6 players will make starting a spawn trap extremely simple, fun and enjoyable. You will have no problem being successful when doing a spawn trap if you have the team that will help you complete this goal.

The strategy for spawn trapping

When you are going to spawn trap there are a couple things that you should remember. first off remember the placement of the guardians. Your goal is to make it so they physically cannot spawn anywhere without being in a guardian. You want to make sure that by being spawned into a guardian they have no chance at survival or getting off an emp grenade. Also the more guardians the better. Have them placed all over their spawn which is the benefit of having an entire team doing the spawn trap. You whole team should be equally wanting to the spawn trap and understand the benefits because without the entire teams involvement the spawn trap will not work at all.

Best Map for Spawn Trapping

Okay, so BY FAR the best map to set up a spawn trap is on Hijacked. The spawns on capture the flag hardcore on this map are very trappable. If you place guardians on the main deck on both side of the spawn, in the house up and down, and anywhere else you notice they can spawn, you will kill them every single time and they will not even be able to move. They will not be able to move, throw an emp, or do anything but die. Also having a couple players at the back of the boat in their spawn greatly helps each map as well, and this will allow you to have the most success when putting them in that trap, and getting a player that somehow does get out of the trap.

Guns for Spawn Trapping

As far as guns go, it does not matter. I typically use an assault rifle, or small machine gun, but whatever your preference of weapon is, feel free to use it. This will allow you to have the best success for getting hem into that spawn trap.


Overall everything needs to come together equally to put someone in a spawn trap. Everyone needs to work together in order to put a person in the spawn trap and for it to work correctly. After everything plays out, just sit back relax, and enjoy the carnage.


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      Daniel 3 years ago

      Lol I'm good at spawn trapping at the orange they also sometimes rage quit

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      John Reid-Roberts 4 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Yes, I think that would be a very interesting feature.. I think implementing a shield that is on for the first 5 seconds you spawn, or until you move more than 5 steps would be better.. Wouldn't really benefit any player who is running and gunning, but would eliminate you from getting shot by someone camping your spawn.

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      Wraith 4 years ago

      LOL. That would be funny, but WAAAY too complicated to put into any game that's already out. And probably so complex that they'll never add it to anything. Plus you'd have to integrate some kind of time limit on how long and how many people can be shooting at once, or make the gunner vulnerable to bullets, like that one level in CoD4's campaign. (I think it was "Hunted," and the chopper was the most difficult thing in a Veteran run of the level, and was MUCH easier once I realized I could kill the gunner and get a break until a new guy took his seat.)

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      FunAndBetter 4 years ago

      what would be the best way to get rid of spawn camping is have a chopper drop off the people who spawn kind of like the care packages and if you try to spawn trap the players can use the mini guns on the chopper to destroy the ones trying to spawn trap.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      What I find funnier.. Is the fact that.. Unlike Youtube.. I am able to completely control the comments to prevent things.. such as.. things that are negative.. As far as the 1 comment.. I would like to note that does not reflect views, and since the effort one goes through to create a comment here unlike youtube people typically don't. Also.. As far as my readers go.. Before saying "You have no readers" and comments like that.. Keep in mind I have posted my stats (With pics) on various hubs, and also have a decent following on Twitter. With that all being said, I do not need to argue, go on any further, or have any other problems here..

      Oh ya.. Thanks for commenting ;)

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Yes, that is more my goal.. To help the people overall.. Although it looks like a patch has been added to prevent spawn trapping on all game modes..

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      Wraith 5 years ago

      Okay. Well, since you posted the "How to Get OUT of a spawn trap" page, it's all fine. I also just realized that if you know how to spawn trap, you can tell when the other team is trying to set one up... lol.

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      John Reid-Roberts 5 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Yes I agree with what you are saying, and I did say in the beginning, that I posted this more of how to do this than whether I approve of it or not.. To be completely honest, I wrote this because I was getting emails, and a LOT of questions on "How do I spawn Trap", or "what needs to be done to spawn trap".. So with that being said, this is more for those people. I think that spawn trapping can be annoying, but also I am adding a section on how to get out of a spawn trap, and a guide on how to prevent spawn trapping. This has been a BIG part of Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and while I think it's annoying, I am equally trying to teach people to get out of a spawn trap just as much as educating the teams that are attempting to use these.

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      Wraith 5 years ago

      Honestly, I'm kind of disappointed you posted a guide like this. I personally disapprove of spawn trapping/spawn killing/etc. almost as much as I disapprove of hacking and cheating. Granted, you can get some things with a spawn trap that you can't in normal gameplay (XM25 quad feed, lol), but overall, I think it takes the fun out of the game. And let's be honest, we all play these game to have fun.