If you’re disappointed with Call of Duty: Black Ops – a set of Cold War maps at launch, you’ll be glad to know that there are more maps arriving every month. We’ve already seen Nuketown ’84 added to the map rotation, and we expect to see more fan favorites make their way into the game over time. Cold War features voting back on the map, allowing you to vote on your favorite battlefield after each match.
While Black Ops Cold War features classic Call of Duty three-lane maps, there are also some larger maps with layouts vastly different from anything we’ve seen in Call of Duty. For example, the Armada map takes place in the North Atlantic Ocean, where the battlefield forms three large ships and players can either slide, swim or boat between ships to achieve goals.
Cold War currently doesn’t have any large maps like Modern Warfare’s Ground War maps, with Armada – one of the largest – only supports 12v12 multiplayer matches. Here’s everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War maps up to right Now.
All Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War maps so far
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This map is set in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, when the two factions are fighting over a secret weapon. Each team has its own ship on which they spawn with the “home” flag at Domination. In the middle of the two ships is a much larger ship with multiple capture points. You can swim between ships, use boats or snowboard.
The gorgeous neon-filled historic south beach is the backdrop for this urban battlefield. Miami is set at night so it’s a little easier to sneak your way. This is an asymmetric three-lane map, with the beach and ocean taking one lane (yes you can swim around the super suite), Ocean Drive making up the middle lane, and parts of the hotels making up the third lane.
Set in the desert of Angola, the satellite is about a battle to secure the crash site of a downed US satellite. This is an open map with a lot of natural cover and a clear highland in the middle which will be the most contested area.
This map is located roughly in the center of Moscow and houses a lot of the city’s famous luxury metro stations. There is a mix of CQB and long-distance combat with open city streets that serve snipers well, while the metro station is well suited for SMGs. This is a three-lane map with a twist that all the lanes converge in the metro tunnels in the heart of Moscow.
This map features tanks and is generally a sniper’s dream. Crossroads in Uzbekistan is that you ambush a Soviet missile convoy. This is a very open map with a large ice field that makes up most of the terrain with a number of concrete bunkers dotted around it. Keeping these outposts gives access to tanks, so that’s the key to winning Crossroads.
Set in Nicaragua, this map (as you might have guessed) contains a large cartel complex in the center, which players naturally need to break into. There’s a great center turret, because you’re keen on sniper rifles, but it’s the bushes in the central aisle that cause the most debate. Visibility is extremely low in heavy overgrowth, causing many Cold War beta players to be exposed – almost invisible to opponents.
Checkmate is located in Berlin, East Germany inside a closed hangar. This map was originally used by Perseus to conduct an assassination attempt against the President of the United States. As one of the smallest maps in Cold War, you can expect a frantic battle no matter which game mode you are playing in. The Checkmate roof is partially covered, forcing you to think hard about where to post specific measurement periods.
This map is in the middle of a tank factory in Hanover, West Germany, no wonder it houses a number of stationary tanks. This map can be confusing for new players as there are hidden crawl spaces scattered around the main floor, making it easier to slip behind enemy lines. According to the backstory of the game, Perseus made a bold statement attacking NATO during a training session on this very map.
Nuketown, one of the most popular Call of Duty maps, has joined the Cold War map set. The map was taken during one of America’s biggest holidays, Independence Day in 1984. Nuketown ’84 was altered in the 1980s, with brightly colored, densely decorated buildings appearing. Getting a scorecard on this map can be devastating to the opposing team as there isn’t much space to hide.
You can expect more Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War maps sometime in December. For now, you can look into more details about Call of Duty: Black Ops – Guns of the Cold War To help you rise in no time. You’ll also want to check Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War category System guide to equip yourself with the best gear in the game.