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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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Warzone cheaters shamelessly flex highly requested Cold War Zombies camos

Warzone’s hacking troubles continue as cheaters have been able to unlock locked Cold War Zombies camos to use in Warzone Season 4.

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Verdansk is currently being overrun by hackers sporting unreleased Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Aether camos in Warzone Season 4.

It was said by the devs that eventually Cold War’s Zombies camos would come to Call of Duty: Warzone at some point. It’s been quite a long time since the game’s release and none of its skins have turned up in Verdansk yet.

Thanks to the growing power of hackers in Warzone though, they have now arrived in unceremonious fashion. One Twitch user, and even JGOD, have provided evidence of the new Zombies camos running riot in Warzone.

dm ultra camo in cold war

The Twitch streamer goes by the name of Repullze, and they were mid-game with several buddies when they spectated the unusual happenings.

An enemy hacker was running around the map blindly firing with their gun to let the cheat do its usual thing.

But the oddity that was picked up on quite quickly was the skin that the weapon was sporting a DM Ultra Zombie camo that you simply cannot find in Warzone Season 4.

The clip, and stream, caught the attention of popular Call of Duty personality JGOD. He Tweeted out a picture of Repullze’s stream showing further evidence of the hacks.

The camo was different from the Twitch clip as it was now encrusted with diamonds, as was now clearly coated in the “Plague Diamond” Zombies camo.

Warzone continues to be a game played by thousands of players every single day, but there’s no doubt that the morale of the community is at an all-time low.

Lately, the game has been subjected to a God Mode hack, weird glitches allowing players to see through walls, and hackers even using their own custom skins in-game.

Between hacks, cheating, and glitches, Warzone Season 4 is proven to be a decidedly mixed experience.

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Warzone players slam “rip off” Ultra Operator skin

Warzone players have called out the new Magma Ultra Operator skin for being a “rip off” and advise other players not to buy it.

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Warzone players have been unimpressed with the new ‘Magma’ Ultra-rarity Operator skin for Knight, with it being called a “rip off” as its fiery effect in-game doesn’t match its Cold War appearance or what’s advertised in the store.

Warzone and Cold War Season 4 added the first-ever Ultra Operator skin with Iridescent for Jackal. This brightly-colored skin changes color throughout matches, making it a unique sight on the battlefield.

Activision has now released another Ultra Operator skin with ‘Magma’ for Knight, in which the outfit glows like fiery lava. But Warzone players have been more than unimpressed with its minimal fiery effects in the battle royale mode.

Warzone and Cold War Magma Fury bundle

As Cold War and Warzone are on different engines, the Operators often look slightly different between the two games. This has been severely highlighted with the Magma Fury Bundle, where the skin’s effect is clear in Cold War, but barely recognizable in Warzone.

Many players assumed that the Magma skin would be reactive, where it changes color and design with each kill. This doesn’t appear to be the case, as the molten lava effect is there as soon as you spawn in.

Warzone players have been criticizing the skin as the lava effect is almost non-existent in the bright, hazy colors of Verdansk ’84. Reddit user kaif_chan123 made players aware of the problem by showing off the skin in Warzone.

In the comparison pictures, we can see the skin’s Magma effect is bright and obvious when in the Store but muddied and hard to see in-game. “They did rip me off,” they stated, explaining that they wouldn’t recommend that anyone buys it.

The image from kaif_chan123 is low-resolution, but a video from KRNG Hero (topic begins at 13:48) better shows how it looks in Warzone. After praising how cool the skin is in Cold War, Hero said that you can only see the fire effect in Warzone if you “look very carefully.”

This is one of Activision’s most expensive bundles in the store, so while plenty of Redditors criticized the OP for buying a skin, it’s still something players should be aware of before purchasing the bundle.

Also, Warzone players have called for a Store boycott over the lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard for its “frat boy” culture and sexual harassment incidents.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for major changes to Chopper Gunner Scorestreak

Cold War fans want Treyarch to address the Chopper Gunner Scorestreak as they believe it’s underpowered in its current state.

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Once one of the most feared Scorestreaks in Call of Duty, players think the Chopper Gunner needs a big buff to be worth the points required to use in Black Ops Cold War.

People tend to reminisce about the Modern Warfare 2 days of CoD. Nearly every gamer had the Chopper Gunner killstreak equipped as it was unbelievably overpowered, would be a guarantee to rack up some serious kills, and was fun to use.

In Black Ops Cold War, the feeling is not quite the same. As one of the most expensive Scorestreaks in Season 4, players don’t believe it justifies the points necessary to acquire. As a result, they want it to receive a significant buff going forward.

chopper gunner scorestreak in cold war

One of the biggest issues with the Chopper Gunner is that it requires a whopping 8,000 points to pilot one.

As Reddit user factsvsfiction explains: “This streak COSTS 8,000 points. To put that into perspective, that is 1.6 Strafe Runs, 2 War Machines, 3 Hand Cannons, or 3.5 Death Machines worth of points.”

They then dissect the effectiveness and durability of the Chopper Gunner, in comparison to other Scorestreaks, by saying: “The streak can easily be taken down by down by someone’s Sam Turret that only takes 3 minutes to charge (which can be sooner if they are using a perk to speed it up) or an Air Patrol valued at 2500 points. That’s laughable.”

A common complaint that was echoed by many commenters on the post is that the VTOL Scorestreak is significantly better, and costs fewer points.

You can control the VTOL, but you can’t with the Chopper Gunner, you can manually trigger flares for the VTOL, and it has two modes of fire.

One top commenter said: “I don’t know why you would choose a Chopper Gunner over the Gunship lmao. The CG can get melted by a Calvary Lancer M60 (I have an “Anti-Air” class specifically for this) in 3 seconds.”

After weighing up all the evidence, it’s clear that there is a huge discrepancy between the Chopper Gunner and cheaper Scorestreaks of a similar nature. It definitely warrants some kind of upgrade, or its points requirement lowered.

Also, check out how to turn off crossplay in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone.

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