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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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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Double XP event to help rank, weapon, and Battle Pass progression.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Every now and again CoD will throw out some awesome Double XP events that allow players to increase their earnings and level everything up faster. Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone has already provided lots of new content to help the race for XP, and now another ample opportunity is being offered.

This will be the final one for Season 2 as Season 3 is set to begin shortly.

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How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 2

It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will officially start on April 16 and will expire on April 19.

PlayStation players will actually get a head start on Xbox and PC players by a full 24 hours. Meaning that PlayStation users can start earning Double XP from April 15.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1pm
  • CST – 12pm
  • PST – 10am
  • GMT – 5pm

Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer and Zombies, and all currently available playlists in Warzone.

As well as your player level, the boost will also apply to the Season 2 Battle Pass too.

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, and this one is no different. It naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

If you’ve got those last few items to clean up on the Battle Pass, or you’re a touch shy of Prestige Level 200, then this is a great opportunity to try and do just that.

Don’t miss out on leveling up and getting the new Season 2 additions, the FARA 83 and LC10, added to your best loadouts!

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When does Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start? Season 2 end date

Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 2 has finally dropped, but when will they end, and when will Season 3 commence?

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We’re fast approaching the end of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 2, so when does Season 3 begin and what does it have in store?

Ever since the integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone, we’ve seen a vast number of additions and changes to both games. The subsequent updates have allowed Verdansk to expand with Rebirth Island, and even incorporate Zombies into Warzone.

Warzone Season 2 has also introduced some other pretty hefty changes to the games including some pretty interesting map changes to freshen things up, and also two new weapons from Black Ops Cold War, the FARA 83 Assault Rifle and the LC10 SMG, that could shift the meta.

We’re already hearing mumblings and murmurs of potential new content for the future though, with Warzone Season 3 spying a huge revamp in April. So we begin to wonder, how long will Season 2 actually last for, and when can we expect CoD to drop Season 3 of both Black Ops Cold War & Warzone?

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Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start date

Previous seasons of Modern Warfare and Warzone, before its numbered season reboot, usually lasted around 10 weeks, and this has proven to be the case for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War.

Season One officially began on December 16, 2020, with the newest season beginning on February 25, 2021. This is approximately a 10-week gap between both which is in keeping with type.

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The current Battle Pass has presented a set date it’s expected to end, and a new season usually starts shortly after last season’s Battle Pass has expired. With the information we currently have, we can expect Season 3 to begin on April 22, 2021.

This lines up with the confirmed season end date of April 21, given in the first Warzone nuke event teaser. It says the event will go live at 12 PM, as Verdansk will be completely overtaken by the undead.

Cold War Season 3 weapons

Call of Duty leakers have discovered some upcoming weapons in Warzone’s game files. Since these files are usually only added when weapons are in the final stage before release, we might see them arrive in Season 3.

Among them was a fast-firing burst Assault Rifle that could potentially be a Tactical Rifle like the M16 and AUG. Another weapon in the files seemed to be an SMG described with ‘spray,’ which probably means that it boasts a high fire rate.

The classic Ballistic Knife from the original Black Ops will also be arriving in Warzone and Cold War in the upcoming season. This projectile melee weapon has become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so it’s an exciting addition.

The data miners also stated that a new full-auto pistol and a Baseball Bat melee weapon might be joining the game in the Season 3 Reloaded update or in Season 4.

Ballistic Knife from Black Ops

Warzone & Cold War mid-Season 2 update

While we waited for Black Ops Cold x Warzone Season 3, Activision released a mid-Season update with a ton of new content on March 29 at 9PM PT.

This brought three new maps to the game’s multiplayer, with Golova for Fireteam, Mansion for Gunfight, and Miami Strike for 6v6. Also, for the Zombies fans out there, Sanatorium will be joining the roster of Ural Mountains maps available in the Outbreak game mode.

The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle has also arrived, along with a load of weapon balancing in Cold War.

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1980s revamp leaked for Warzone Season 3

We got a first look at what the next evolution of Verdansk will be in a celebrity commercial that was posted to Twitter. It showed the map getting a 1980s makeover with a specific focus on a few key areas.

Stadium, Dam, Airport, and the surrounding forestry were the highlighted locations in the video, along with some changes in Downtown. Later, another possible teaser was discovered in Verdansk’s Superstore in the form of a poster for the 1980s Moscow Summer Olympics.

We expect more teasers for Season 3 to pop up around Verdansk and Cold War’s multiplayer, and the ones that have been found make Warzone’s 1980s overhaul seem all the more likely.

We’ve still a bit of time to go until Season 3 and Activision will be busy concentrating on making Season Two the best it can be. They have already rolled out large-scale ban waves to accounts that are found to be guilty of cheating.

Speculation will already be ongoing as to what we’ll see in Warzone Season 3, including a massive event that could change Warzone forever.

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Clever Cold War Zombies Outbreak trick makes Defend objectives easy

Clever Black Ops Cold War Zombies players have discovered how to easily complete Outbreak’s Defend objectives without having to fight.

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‘Defend’ is one of CoD: Cold War Outbreak’s most difficult challenges, especially in the higher rounds, but this clever trick allows you to keep Zombies at bay with ease.

While fighting the undead in Cold War Zombies’ Outbreak mode, players will need to complete one of five main objectives to advance to the next round. Once you advance to the higher rounds, ‘Defend’ becomes one of the most challenging objectives.

You must defend an objective from three waves of Zombies with increasing difficulty. As Zombies get more powerful and frequent in the later rounds, one mistake can let you become quickly overwhelmed and lose you your life and the game.

BOCW Zombies Outbreak mode

Zombies players have long taken advantage of clever tricks to get the edge over the undead, such as skipping doors in Firebase Z before they got patched. Now, a Reddit user has shared a way to permanently keep the undead away from the Defend objective.

Reddit user BeThePancakes shared that “You can use the bikes to block off doors during Defend objectives.” This post has received over 4,000 ‘upvotes’ at the time of writing, showing it’s not something many of the Zombies community knew about.

BeThePancakes had to guard the objective inside Golova’s church and cleverly, they parked the bike inside the door to keep the undead at bay.

While you might think the Zombies would tear through the motorcycle, incredibly, they don’t even come near the bike and calmly stand outside the door, letting the objective time peacefully deplete.

According to user asecuredlife, “This is an open secret,” and you should “do it after an objective has started because vehicles will disappear.” BeThePancakes said that they parked the bike there beforehand on Golova, but considered that it’s far away enough from the objective for it to not disappear.

If you want an easier time surviving Defend rounds in Outbreak, make sure to park bikes in the doorways before you get overwhelmed. However, Treyarch will likely patch this, perhaps in the Season 3 update.

And to make sure you have the best weapons while playing Outbreak, check out the locations of each Pack-a-Punch machine.

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