Yeah I use the 870 as well with lightweight and Flak Jacket on a back up class if I find I need a little more power, still has great speed/mobility. Do you feel BO2 has the worst UAV spam or does MW3's support uav spam have it beat? Had that thought in my head a few times. Might make for a good discussion actually lol.
I usually run PDW with silencer and extended mags (or fast mags) with perk 1 greed (lightweight/flak jacket), perk 3 greed (tactical mask, extreme conditioning) and a bouncing betty to put on home flag.
Problem with pistols is that you are most likely dead when running in to a few enemies at a time but that's no problem when having a 60 bullet clip on the PDW. That's more important to me than the slight increase in speed.
I think we all have a PDW class when all else fails lol, even if you don't use extended mags it's stock clip is amazing and best in class with 50.
Everyone here is missing the most important key to a sucessful and fast flag capturing class..
Oh I have a class with it, I only pull it out if I'm struggling to pull the flag or going up against 2-3 guys that are going super defensive around their flag. It's definitely a viable tool to use in ctf, however good players will snuff out this tactic eventually and you'll have to switch up plant points.
Yes, that is true, but regular CTF players know this tactic, and the person or persons left to protect the flag will always be constantly checking for them. I usually run defense, and I am damn good at it, and I love crushing tac inserts and or waiting for them to spawn in on them when I am working in a two man defense team.
I think if you with your friends and they all have a headset that is the best loadout there and your best class ofcourse .but i think that communication is also very important
If there are 4 or more narrow isolated paths to the flag, with 6 enemys there is a decent chance of not running into any one at all, especially if they rush hard. When you respawn in 10 seconds you can hit the flag very often then you eventually just get lucky when you run the right path. Since you can also sprint 50% further with the knife, you may want to run with that. Try this on Turbine, this will not work on small maps!
Rush only class
b23r extended mags or smg laser sight
Perk 1 and 2 greed
Extreme conditioning- Engineer(let's you see betty's, shocks. etc, when you do take out enemy booby traps take another root, because the other team will be the on scene of trap fails in no time!)
Grenade or sticky, I like grenades because you can bounce them off things in front of you so they will land behind you when you are being chased.
As for tac insertion, even when I'm attacking, spawing close to my flag lets me check on it.