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All Hardpoint Rotations in Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War have a variety of different maps to play in, so here are the locations of the Hardpoint rotations in each one.

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All Hardpoint Rotations in BOCW

Hardpoint has returned, once again, with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. To help you get the leg up on the competition, here are all the Hardpoint Rotations in the game.

As anyone who has played Call of Duty for the past few years knows, Hardpoint is a simple objective game. You want to get inside a set area and rack up as much time as you can while keeping the enemies at bay.

The location of the Hardpoint keeps rotating after a minute, so you must be ready to move when the timer goes down. Ideally, you should move about eight seconds before the next rotation.

Some Hardpoints fantics will pick up the rotations pretty quickly but it can be slightly tricky when you’re trying to get them down at first. So, we’ve put together a full list of the rotations you need to know.

Black Ops Cold War maps

Garrison

This map is a medium-sized tank factory that is located in the city of Hanover and provides some excellent close-quarters combat opportunities – especially when it comes to rotating through the Hardpoints.

Here is every Garrison Hardpoint rotation:

  1. Walkway
  2. Radar
  3. Generators
  4. Main Floor
  5. Main Floor
Garrison Hardpoint Rotations

Checkmate

Checkmate is a training facility located in Berlin. This map is very spacious so you will have a lot of room to run around and you will encounter enemies frequently, regardless of your playstyle.

Here are all the Checkmate Hardpoint rotations:

  1. Plane
  2. Containers
  3. Hangar
  4. Containers
  5. Hangar
Checkmate Hardpoint Rotations

Armada

Armada is unique because of the fact that this entire map is surrounded by naval vessels. This water-bound area is accessible in Combined Arms matches but for Hardpoint, you’re confined to one, tight ship.

These are the Armada Hardpoint rotations:

  1. Submarine
  2. Starboard
  3. Upper Deck
  4. Lower Deck
  5. Upper Deck
Armada Hardpoint Rotations

Miami

This map consists of many buildings, tight corners, and even has a swimming pool that you can mess about with. It is made for intense close combat so you should always be ready to encounter someone any second.

Here are all the Miami Hardpoint rotations:

  1. Ocean Drive Intersection
  2. Visitor’s Center
  3. Catamaran
  4. Blackwood Lobby
  5. Back Alley

Crossroads – Strike

Similar to Armada, Crossroads is built for bigger matches but when it comes to Hardpoint, it’s been shrunken down into a map called Crossroads – Strike. Again, it provides a setting for fast-paced action, so you need to be on high alert.

These are the Crossroads Hardpoint rotations:

  1. Tank
  2. Annex
  3. Munitions Storage
  4. Ditch
Crossroads Hardpoint Rotations

Cartel

This Cartel compound is located deep in the jungles of Nicaragua. It consists of a few structures, foliage and streams. You can run to the warehouse to get through to the enemy’s side quickly or even make your way along the streams.

Use the foliage for cover as you rush to the central tower but be wary of any snipers that could be waiting for you up there.

Here are the Cartel Hardpoint Rotations:

  1. Upper Crops
  2. Sheds
  3. Lower Riverbed
  4. Garage
  5. Hangar
Cartel Hardpoint Rotations

Moscow

This map has a very classic design. There are three different lanes that all lead up to a Metro station where you will encounter most of the players. Running through the lanes allows you to pick off enemies from a distance with your rifle.

Here are all the Hardpoint rotations in Moscow:

  1. Metro
  2. Kiosk
  3. Fountain
  4. Boulevard
Moscow Hardpoint Rotations

Satellite

As the name implies, this map consists of a crashed Satellite in the Angolan desert. You can use the crashed object to gain some high ground that will give you a better look around the map. There are also many tightly packed lanes around the object that you can use to take out enemies one by one.

These are the Hardpoint rotations in Satellite:

  1. Satellite
  2. Campfire Cave
  3. Base Camp
  4. Dune Wreckage
Satellite Hardpoint Rotations

Nuketown ’84

Nuketown ’84 is a multiplayer map that was brought in from the first Call of Duty: Black Ops to Cold War on November 24, 2020. A Christmas version of this area was also added to the game in December.

Here are all the Nuketown ’84 hardpoint rotations in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Street
  2. Green House
  3. Cul De Sac
  4. Yellow House
Nuketown '84 hardpoint rotations in Black Ops Cold War

The Pines

Mall At The Pines is a medium-sized map that was added to the game as part of Season 1 on December 16, 2020. This location is made for 6 vs 6 matches, and has 4 hardpoint rotations in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Fountain
  2. Frencer’s
  3. Eighteen
  4. Arcade
The Pines hardpoint rotations in Black Ops Cold War

Raid

This map made its first appearance in Black Ops II, and the devs brought it to Cold War on December 16, 2020. Here are all the Raid hardpoint rotations:

  1. Circle Drive
  2. Kitchen
  3. Garage
  4. The Court
  5. Courtyard
raid hardpoint rotations in black ops cold war

Express

This is another multiplayer map from Black Ops II that was added for free in Cold War Season One. This medium-sized map designed for 6 vs 6 battles. This area is marked by its U-shape, with two train tracks that loop around the main hall.

These are the Hardpoint locations and rotations in Express:

  1. Ticketing
  2. Walkway 1°
  3. Control
  4. Walkway 2°

Apocalypse 

Apocalypse was added to Black Ops Cold War as part of the Season 2 update on February 25, 2021. You can find all the hardpoint rotations in this medium-sized area by looking in the following places:

  1. Main Road
  2. Courtyard
  3. Stilts
  4. Ruins
  5. Armory
Apocalypse Map Hardpoint Rotations

When a Hardpoint only has ten seconds remaining, there is an in-game prompt alerting you to the next objective, but it doesn’t hurt to know the rotations before stepping foot into the mode.

So, if you study the rotations and get them nailed down, you’ll rack wins without a doubt.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.

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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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Best UGR loadout in UGR

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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