Introduction: Call of Duty Black Ops: Ascension Solo Strategy

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This is a guide on a strategy I have for Ascension. I have gotten round 10+ with this solo strategy, and it works quite well.

Step 1: Round 1-2

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Round 1: Buy the M14, knife only. If you have enough also buy quick revive. About 600 points should be left over at most
Round 2: If you have enough money, open the first 2 doors. Make a crawlie to make this easier on you, for it is easy to get overwhelmed
by zombies in the stairwells

Step 2: Rounds 3-4

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Round 3: If getting overwhelmed, buy the MPL. If not, make a crawler with a grenade, open the last door, and hit the box until you run out of points or get a good weapon (Ray Gun, Machine Gun)
Round 4: 2 ways to go here. Either camp back in the centrifuge room longer. or open the door leading to PHD Flopper, call the lander, and hold out there. If you have Ray Gun, buy PHD Flopper. It can help quite a bit, by eliminating splash damage from the ray gun and all explosives.

Step 3: Monkey Round

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At about round 5, the monkeys should come, but only if you have turned the power on. You can defend 1 perk, or attempt to run back and forth between the perks, which is hard because they are spaced apart alot, if you got a revive and PhD Flopper. Remember, the monkeys can stun when killed if close enough. Don't worry if you loose a perk, you can buy it again at the end of the round. The priority should be quick revive, because you can only buy it 3 times.

Step 4: Round 6-9

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Rounds 6-7: Holding your position is the top priority. It is easy to get overwhelmed in PhD Flopper because of the large space. You should always have a lander there, and if you want, you can buy claymores.(Claymores are at the lunar lander in the junk yard, near Stamin-Up). You get 2 claymores per round, but you can stack them by placing them against a wall each round and then picking them all up when you need them the most.

Rounds 8-9: This is where it becomes harder. You should have a good 3000-5000 to spend, even if you kept buying ammo or frag grenades. Make a crawler in these rounds, and use the lunar landers. Activate the launch sequence and get back to PhD Flopper until you have enough points to Pack-A-Punch (PAP) a gun.

Check out this video (NOT BY ME) to see the rocket launch.

Step 5: Rounds 10+

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At this point, it is homefree. You should have a Revive and enough points to PAP your guns. A tip for PAP a gun is to wait until it is out of ammo, because you can get all the ammo back and the PAP ammo. You should't camp in PAP because the 2 windows and the door can get overwhelming after a while. When you get back to PhD, you should remember to call the lander back, because it can be extremely helpful to have an escape at any time.
Circle Strategy: Run in a circle and let the zombies chase you. Then use a powerful weapon to take them out. Thanks to a guy in the comments for remembering this.


aleceatsfood (author)2011-03-25

Hey not to mention circle stratey (greatly used in kino der toten) In ascension there are 4 (i think) spots in which it works well. the starting room, Flopper, PaP and junkyard(lander by the ak on the wall) If circle strateys is new to you, it's were you run in a path (circle) and the zombies follow you. Then you can turn around while still runing the circle and shoot with your gun. Or using a thunder gun to blow 'em all away!
I use that a lot mostly and flopper place. It can be a risky move but when it works out it's great!
Here's a link to a youtube video of someone using it. It's not me and the first part he has insta kill so he doesn't do it right away but you'll see what I mean.
(sorry if the link doesn't work! Just copy n paste)

Catt123456 (author)aleceatsfood2011-03-26

I personally love the circle strategy at Flopper. It is big and has a close by lunar lander. You ever take out all the zombies on round 13 with 2 mp5k clips and 2 claymores when your 2 partners died? I did using the circle strategy.

aleceatsfood (author)Catt1234562011-03-26

Yes it's very good 'cause you can run down the steps and buy more mp5k ammo then continue getting millions of points! I haven't done that but around round 15 or somthing all 3 of my teammates died at the beggining of the round, I ran to the lander and got my machine gun out and wasted that ammo. but I was out and I didn;t want to lose so I just used my back up: Thunder gun!it was pretty cool. I have never bought claymores but I should sometime soon!lso in one game, around lvl 24 or so I had roughly 40000 points! pretty beast! anyway what counsle do you use? xbox, ps3 or wii?

Catt123456 (author)aleceatsfood2011-03-26

I'm an xbox guy, but I don't chat or add many people except my school buddies.

aleceatsfood (author)Catt1234562011-03-26

ok i will check ur ible out

Catt123456 (author)aleceatsfood2011-03-27

First Strike is really fun. You gotta look up reviews and stuff first, it's mainly for hardcore gamers and addicts. I'm both so its perfect for me. My favorite map is Kowloon.

aleceatsfood (author)Catt1234562011-03-27

Yeah that place is cool I like the zip lines on it :D. Also I jsut unlocked the stoner this morning

Catt123456 (author)aleceatsfood2011-03-27

Fastest fire rate of Machine Guns, good choice. Use extended mags to be most effective. Running warlord might help for some vision, I never liked the iron sights.

aleceatsfood (author)Catt1234562011-03-27

yeah I have red dot and extended mag.. I use ghost, warlord, second chance pro... im level 23 I think

Catt123456 (author)aleceatsfood2011-03-26

And Also, it is easy to just throw grenades in their too! You should check out my search and destroy one too, it contains about the same amount of tips

youaremyapocalypse (author)2011-07-28

getting to round 10+ isnt an amazing feet. maybe do one on 30+ or 40+ then maybe it would be good

My goal, once again, is to help noobs. And only trolls and noobs don't understand that. I'm feeling that your both, after trash talking all my instructables.

youaremyapocalypse (author)2011-07-28

1st off, dont buy the M14, on the 1st round take 6 shots into the zombies with your pistol then stab, 2nd round and up shoot 8 times and stab, round 4 or 5 leave to buy the mp5k and stay in that area until round 8 or 9, then hit the box and so on and so on.

I really like my strategy. Your entitled to your own, and if you don't like mine, just make your own strategy instructable.

eromines (author)2011-04-09

round 1 solo 4 rounds knife, multiple people 5 rounds knife.
round 2 6 rounds knife
round 3 8 rounds knife, i get m14 cause its easy to rack up +100's on headshots and i dont open any door til after 5, then i run
to the stakeout chill for a round then run to the power

Catt123456 (author)eromines2011-07-28

That seems like a good idea

Electroinnovation (author)2011-03-28

Just some advice but for the first few rounds you may want to change it to say something like
1. Buy quick revive only. Shoot each zombie 4 times with the pistol then knife it.
2-3 Shoot each zombie 6 times and then knife it. If you run out of ammo, buy the next room and mpl.

I've found shooting each zombie before stabbing racks up loads more points then not buying the m14 saves a lot of money because it really is not necessary. The mpl is a much better deal.

I find that the mpl is a waste of ammo and points. I can fly through one in half of a round. at about 3.

you go through the entire guns ammo at round 3? you must have really bad accuracy.

Yup, I got around a 19%. I use alot of high rate of fire guns though. Harder to be accurate with.

Yeah same but i still find it a lot more useful than the m14

I have a really good trigger finger, so I can use an m14 more than an mpl. Sorry I took so long to reply, i haven't been on Instructables lately.

Ohhhh well i actually have a new strategy simmilar to jwalsh3 where i get the mp5k and use that until round 9 then waste all my money on the box then jugg then around round 15 i upgrade in PAP. That works really good for me

That sounds good, I don't have any more room in my xbox to download the new mappack. Should I delete first strike or escalation? I think escalation, because I hated call of the dead

And if you do want to get a bigger hard drive (which is a good idea for the future) I found one here for only $40. Brand new 120 gig hard you can keep all of your map packs and get even more to come!! lol

hm yeahh i agree but getting the wunderwaffle is fun :D lol but anyway i think you should keep first strike ascension is so much betterr!..or just buy a new xbox harddrive off ebay for like $50 and keep both :P

Oh and also you may want to include in your strategy to only buy ONE perk until the monkeys come...because if you keep the monkeys off of all of the machines you bought a perk from you get the bonus random perk and you cant really go wrong with free perks! haha

jwalsh3 (author)2011-06-22

wrong don't buy the m14 or olympia for that matter use a pistol and knife till round 3-4 and buy quick revive cause it'll revive you take the upstairs route and you can get a mp5k and use it till round 7-8 then you should have enough points for juggernog and the box then just kill zombies with good box weapons,i got to round 39 on solo sith that strategy

Catt123456 (author)jwalsh32011-06-26

I play a different way than you do. It doesn't make it wrong, it is a different way. How about you make a strategy Ible for your round 39, instead of trolling someone elses?

Catt123456 (author)2011-03-27

It's all yours man, can we make like a playlist for all of these or something?

aleceatsfood (author)2011-03-27

I don't have first strike atm... Kinda spent my $400 on buying my xbox n black ops so I don't have enough 4 it now. But I've played ascension and such at other friends houses

zazenergy (author)2011-03-13

Nice work!

Catt123456 (author)zazenergy2011-03-14


Catt123456 (author)2011-03-10

Don't forget to comment with what you like and don't! This was my first Instructable anyway, so I want to know how I did.

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