The core of BOCW is sustained by solid, competitive, memorable multiplayer maps. Each of them offering subtle differences that need to be understood to be mastered. So here is a step-by-step guide to each of the game’s main maps with top tips to dominate them and make them yours.
Black Ops Cold War will have you battling furiously through a shopping mall, across battleships, and even through the streets of Miami. Whether you love them or hate them, every one of Treyarch‘s maps feels unique and each one has its own identity.
So we’ve put some time and effort into playing each map extensively to note down the best tips and give them back to the community.
BOCW map guides & top tips
Another CoD, another reimagining of Nuketown. Are we complaining though? Absolutely not as Nuketown continues to be one of the most compelling and fast-paced Call of Duty maps of all-time.
Quite possibly the best map of the new crop. Crossroads has multiple excellent areas and is meticulously designed to create fun and frantic games.
Raid is another one to be checked off in the nostalgia column, but rightly so as this Hollywood house is unwittingly a tremendous location for a firefight.
Paying homage to the classic 1985 film – Back to the Future – The Pines is a stellar setting for tense, end-to-end games across a variety of exciting stores and outlets.
Some maps have that aura of invincibility as they can basically do no wrong, Moscow is a great example of this. It is well-balanced with memorable spots and it makes this a popular selection.
Unquestionably the most divisive map in this iteration of Call of Duty. Miami emphasized darkness in favor of those moments of neon glow, but the darkness does contain some great spots to use.
If you overlook the troublesome bushes that populate the middle of Cartel, then you’ll realize there’s a lot to love here. From battles in the hanger to tussles by the river, Cartel offers more than meets the eye.
A real-life game of battleships is the best way of describing Armada as you battle across, and under, two gigantic ships. With a contested bridge to fight for in the middle, this ship makes for trouble in the waters.
A military stronghold is a must for a game of this magnitude and Garrison does a fine job of living up to its billing with tanks and containers occupying all sectors for you to utilize.
The bowels of the jungle are here to welcome soldiers with its incredibly nervy and tight corners, and it offers players several elements of verticality and hidden spots too.
A gorgeous map that has its beauty ignored in favor of the map’s desire to make its Satellite worth fighting over. A multifaceted map that takes some learning, but once you do, you can reap the benefits.
It’s remarkable how many maps have an architectural feature that makes them stand out. Checkmate has a giant plane in a huge warehouse that is equally empty and full, making for intriguing matches.
That should cover just about everything to do with Black Ops Cold War’s main maps. Take this newfound bag of knowledge, go forth, and earn all the Chopper Gunners your heart can take.
Make sure to check back regularly to see our tips on the latest offerings from Treyarch in Black Ops Cold War.
Image credits: Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War players are not happy with new LAPA SMG
The LAPA is a new SMG for Black Ops Cold War in Season 6, but fans have complained that it may not be as useful in-game as they hoped.
Black Ops Cold War Season 6 is the last hurrah for the latest CoD entry before Vanguard takes center stage. Unfortunately, the new LAPA SMG has players talking for the wrong reasons since its addition in the last major update.
Unfortunately, not all of the new additions have gone down well among the community, with the new LAPA SMG in particular user under fire from fans.
“…the only thing this thing has is relatively good handling, which is hardly even significant considering all SMGs carry that trait anyways,” said the user.
“It’s the slowest killing SMG, and depends on headshots to simply equal the body shot TTK of other SMGs, and has a very slow muzzle velocity to the point where it becomes almost unusable.”
PartyImpOP also slammed the rest of the Season 6 content, such as “the worst weapon in the Call of Duty history” in the Battle Axe.
Other players were quick to respond to the post, calling the new additions in Season 6 “filler” content at the end of the game’s life in the spotlight.
“Honestly, they were probably just afraid to release more broken weapons right before they abandon ship on this game,” added another Reddit user.
While The Haunting event has been a hit for the most part for Call of Duty fans, it’s clear that some of the new content is living up to expectations.
With so little time before Vanguard drops, it remains to be seen if Raven will take steps to make the LAPA more useful.
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How to get Donnie Darko Frank skin in Warzone & Cold War: Release date, price & contents
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get the Frank The Rabbit skin from Donnie Darko during The Haunting event.
The Haunting event will be delivering plenty of scary moments for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players, and they will be able to experience them as the Frank The Rabbit skin from Donnie Darko.
It is the Halloween season, and Call of Duty is celebrating the spooky time with the second iteration of The Haunting event, which became a fan-favorite in 2020, especially in Warzone.
The Haunting event for the Black Ops Cold War cycle will feature some significant differences compared to the Modern Warfare version, but it will still feature two horror movie icons that players will be able to purchase skins for and terrify their enemies.
How to get Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War
Players can now unlock the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War, as October 24 is when the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack was added to the Call of Duty store for both games.
All you need to do is go to the Call of Duty store in either Warzone or Black Ops Cold war and purchase the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack to acquire the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War.
How much does the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack cost?
The Donnie Darko Tracer Pack will set you back 2,400 COD Points, understandable given the top-tier nature of the costume and license, and this translates to roughly $19.99 / £16.79.
What’s in the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack?
You can find everything that will be in the Donnie Darko Tracer Pack below:
- Frank The Rabbit Operator skin
- “Sky is Falling” finishing move
- Epic-Rarity Weapon Charm
- Epic-Rarity Calling Card
- Epic-Rarity Emblem
- Epic-Rarity Watch
- Legendary Sniper Rifle blueprint
- Legendary SMG blueprint
- Legendary Assault Rifle blueprint
There is no doubt that plenty of players will be excited to get the Frank The Rabbit Donnie Darko skin in Warzone and Cold War and dominate their opponents in a truly terrifying fashion.
For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the most popular loadouts for the Call of Duty battle royale in Season 6, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
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How to get Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone & Cold War
Here’s how Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players can get an exclusive Ghost of War Ultra Skin to spook their enemies out.
For those interested in getting the new Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, here’s our guide on how to do so.
However, there is another new skin players can get, and there are multiple ways for players to obtain it.
How to get Ghost of War Ultra Skin in Warzone and Cold War
The new skin up for grabs is the Ghost of War Ultra Skin, a new Halloween-themed skeleton skin for you to hunt enemies down. There are two ways to get the skin, but one of them is a limited offer.
Here are the two ways you can obtain the new Operator skin:
- Players can get the Ghost of War Ultra skin by simply pre-ordering Call of Duty: Vanguard digitally
- The Ghost of War Ultra skin is also available in a new bundle right now
For those interested in the bundle, it costs 2,400 COD Points and also comes with various other items, including three Legendary weapon skins and a vehicle skin.
If you have already pre-ordered Vanguard, you’re in luck, as you will also be awarded the Ghost of War Ultra Skin with all of the exciting items that accompany the Warzone Ghost of War skin which you can find below:
For those who want to acquire the skin through pre-ordering, you will need to pre-order Vanguard between October 22 and November 2, as after this period, it will not be available through pre-order.
There you have it. For more on Call of Duty, check out our how to fix the Warzone Status Savannah error.
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
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