Bandolier is a Tier One Perk in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War and in Call of Duty: Black Ops (DS) whilst in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops it is replaced by a new perk, Scavenger. Bandolier gives the player more starting ammo.
|Tier 1 Perk|
Level 32 (Call of Duty 4)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Edit
- "Extra ammunition magazines."
- — Perk description
Bandolier is unlocked at Level 32. Bandolier is not advisable to use when playing Search and Destroy as there are usually fewer enemies than other gametypes, and the player is given one life. Therefore, the need for extra ammunition becomes less important. This perk can be helpful when using a Shotgun and the perk Sleight of Hand in such levels such as Vacant, or even Shipment, where ammunition and fast reloads are important.
This perk works well with weapons with a high rate of fire, or players who have a tendency to use up ammunition quickly in general. A good combination would be to use this perk with Double Tap and Steady Aim, for faster fire, better hipfire accuracy, and plenty of ammunition, in case the player uses more of it than it realizes. It is also a good perk for snipers, due to the limited amount of reserve ammunition provided upon spawning. If one is going to snipe the whole match, and run out of ammunition, the only other gun left from the loadout is a pistol, unless equipped with the Overkill perk, so the added ammunition reserves for the sniper rifle could keep one alive longer, and prevent the worry over the ammunition left after each shot.
Call of Duty: World at War Edit
This perk is unlocked at level 40. It's best used with weapons have high fire rates and weapons that use up ammo quickly. A good example is the PPSh-41. It has both low starting ammo and a high rate of fire, so Bandolier can remedy both flaws. It is also good for weapons that have a low ammo count to begin with, such as the Thompson.
Bandolier is also good for long ended matches, such as Hardcore Team Deathmatch. If one is careful and maneuvers efficiently, then that person can last for a long life, and if the perk is not active, then it is very easy to run out of ammo. Keep that in mind because in Hardcore, the HUD is removed, which means no ammo count. Bandolier eliminates the worry over whether ammunition is running low.
Bandolier is good for any SMG with Extended Magazines, and any MG, especially the MG42 and FG42, seeing as these guns consume ammunition very quickly. The StG-44 is also good with this perk due to its low starting ammo and its relatively high rate of fire.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (DS)Edit
Bandolier is in the DS version of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
- As seen in game menu source files, the Call of Duty 4 version of Bandolier was originally a Tier 3 perk.
- As seen in Black Ops' game files, there was originally supposed to be a Perk-A-Cola with a similar purpose in Nazi Zombies, called Candolier.