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Top 5 CoD maps we want to see return in Black Ops Cold War

Whilst new maps are fun and offer something new, here’s the top 5 CoD maps we want to see return in Black Ops Cold War.



Every Call of Duty game launches with some brand new maps that try and learn from its predecessors to make the best level possible. But it’s hard to ignore the classics, so here are 5 CoD maps that need to make an appearance in BOCW.

Crossroads, Moscow, Checkmate, and Garrison are some of the fantastic maps that launched with the beginning of Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War. We’ve seen the addition of some new maps in BOCW and one in particular stands out, Nuketown ’84.

Whatever your opinion of Nuketown, there’s a reason it continually returns in pretty much every Black Ops game – it’s insanely popular. Fan favorites are always welcome and BLOPS has had a litany of great maps down the years. Here are a select few we’d love to see make a triumphant return.

Firing Range

A map that has featured regular appearances since its inception in the original Black Ops. It’s a mostly small map littered with all kinds of cover, meaning you can approach the map in so many ways.

It also looks fantastic, most games have an introductory firing range or training area, but seldom do you actually get to battle in it.

firing range in cod black ops


The big boat appears in BLOPS4 and COD: Mobile, but it doesn’t feel like enough love has been shown to Hijacked. It’s a fairly symmetrical map meaning there’s no one spot to dominate.

It’s also a very picturesque map being on the sea with the sun blazing on you as you put 3 bullets in someone’s head. A 2020 makeover could be just what Hijacked needs.

Hijacked map in cod black ops BOCW


There haven’t been too many successfully snowy maps to our mind, but this might be the standout one of the bunch. Summit has so many different buildings and paths that it’s easy to become a ghost amongst the snow.

It boasts some tremendous verticality too as you’ve got the base level, the cliffside path that descends to the far side, and multiple buildings with upstairs viewpoints.

summit map black ops cod bocw


This one makes the list because it’s basically a reincarnation of CoD4’s legendary Crossfire map, which is close to perfection. It uses the same Z structure for its maps and its middle lane practically dissects the whole map.

It’s just a stellar map for any game mode and any situation. It promotes lots of fighting across the street, whilst you’re hiding between buildings and trying to find that perfect spot to execute a top play.

havana map in black ops bocw


Just like how Summit is a rare example of a snow map, Hanoi is a great example of a night map in all its glory. Set in a Vietnamese Prison, Hanoi is a big map with so much detail and the implication behind it is rather grim – given the splatters of blood everywhere. The weird thing about it? It’s never featured in another CoD game, this needs to change.

The map’s middle features a big circular set of buildings that loop around each other, which can lead to tense chases. There’s plenty of higher-up windows for sniping and the lessened visibility, outside, makes sure you’re aware of your surroundings at all times.

hanoi map in black ops bocw

These are the Call of Duty maps that we’d love to see make a return in Black Ops Cold War. They’re all great maps with certain characteristics that make them special and need to be played

Did we miss any out?

Image credits: Treyarch

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

New Firebase Z teasers reveal more information about returning Zombies characters

Treyarch has released more teasers regarding characters featured in the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, “Firebase Z”.



Treyarch have revealed new teasers regarding the upcoming new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map “Firebase Z.”

Today, January 22, 2021, Treyarch has released images detailing three characters in the current Zombies storyline.

One of these characters is a returning fan favorite from the classic Black Ops franchise, and two are brand new.

Doctor William Peck

Doctor William Peck is a man with a genius IQ, and the Program Manager at the Department of Defense, who seems to have attracted the eye of the Soviet Omega group.

According to spies, they believe he could be turned to the Soviet cause if offered the right monetary incentive and career opportunity.

When Firebase Z releases, we’ll be sure to see the fate of Dr. Peck following this message from Dr. Valentina from the Omega group.

Sergei Revenov

Captain Revenov is a disciplined follower of the soviet cause who has worked as a counter-terrorism operator and has served in the Caribbean, Central America, Angola, and Afghanistan. At the request of the Omega group, he was transferred as an operative that they could trust.

Due to his track record of excellence and service, he was the perfect pick for a man to carry out any orders.

Samantha Maxis

Samantha Maxis is an ex BND (German Intelligence Service) operative. Recently, she has acquired stolen Soviet intel about Projekt Endstation, the location of the Die Maschine zombies map.

Currently, the Omega group believes she is working with Requiem and the CIA to expose the inhumane work of the Omega group to the world.

For now, that’s all the intel from today’s drop. You can read more about Firebase Z, including the release date here.

Image Credit: Treyarch/Activision

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Gunfight Tournaments could be headed to Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War’s popular Gunfight mode looks set to be bolstered by the return of intense tournaments to declare the ultimate duo.



cod bocw gunfight tournaments

2v2 Gunfight action is about to become even tougher and more meaningful in Black Ops Cold War. One gamer’s CoD glitched and revealed a screen that suggested Gunfight Tournaments are set to return.

Gunfight has been a revelation since its inception in the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot. Focusing on close-quarters combat between two teams of two, Gunfight provides a random loadout that both teams have to utilize to survive.

Each round then boils down to sudden death circumstances and it keeps going – with new loadouts – until one team wins.

Modern Warfare eventually introduced tournaments that you could compete in and progress through to earn lots of XP and bonuses. Thanks to a new BOCW glitch, it seems like the concept will be returning soon.

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Black Ops Cold War Gunfight Tournaments leaked

Some of the glitches seen in Black Ops Cold War as of late have usually been of the detrimental variety, including some horrific hit-registration issues and a thermal scope glitch.

But this new glitch, thankfully, casts a spotlight on something more positive. In the below image, Reddit user theManJ_217 is clearly in the process of finding a new game in BOCW. However, a random action results in a glitchy screen that blends both the matchmaking screen and a previously unseen Gunfight Tournament notice.

The nature of the image is a bit suspect because it is just an image, but it looks convincing nonetheless. It’s a rational idea, anyway, as Gunfight is continually expanding as seen with the recent Gunfight Blueprint playlist that was added.

Given that Gunfight was only added with the launch of BOCW Season 1, it would make sense to not rush all the content out too quickly.

Gunfight tournaments could likely be one of the marquee features of Season 2 and we may even see another variation of the mode in the future.

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Warzone devs respond to incorrect Cold War weapon attachment descriptions

Developers have confirmed a fix for Black Ops Cold War weapon attachment descriptions being incorrect in Warzone.



Confused Warzone player using XM4

Several attachments for Black Ops Cold War weapons ported to Warzone don’t match their in-game descriptions. Warzone devs have confirmed that a fix is in the works.

Call of Duty content creators such as JGOD have done extensive testing on all of Warzone’s weapons. They discovered that the MAC-10’s Gallantry blueprint performed vastly better than its regular counterpart and that Black Ops Cold War sniper scopes have no glint.

The broken MAC-10 has now been patched, but there have been serious inconsistencies with the BOCW attachment descriptions. Some have no effect on the weapon, and others do the opposite of what they’re supposed to.

Raven Software has confirmed that they are working on a fix for incorrect attachment descriptions, as well as certain attachments not unlocking.

gallantry mac-10 in Warzone season 1

Warzone devs to fix incorrect attachment descriptions

On Activision’s official Trello Board, a card reading CW weapon attachments: Certain attachments are not unlocking or working as intended’ was added with the tag ‘under investigation’ on January 21.

The card was added by Alexis Barth, the Communications and Community Manager at Raven Software, confirming they will be handling the patch.

With Warzone featuring a detailed Gunsmith system, you can choose up to five unique attachments that vastly change your weapon’s performance. Each attachment has a different description and stats to match. Meaning you can build your weapon any way you want.

However, many of the attachments for the Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone do the opposite of what they’re meant to, with some even having no effect.

For example, the Stoner 63 can be vastly improved by a barrel that supposedly gives extra ‘vehicle damage’ but actually increases bullet velocity. The Striker Grip for the SMGs also grants recoil control when it’s meant to increase melee damage speed.

Most players wouldn’t even think about attachments not performing as they’re meant to, so they could be wasting their valuable slots.

Raven also addressed they are working for a fix on weapon attachments not unlocking.

It may take Warzone devs a while to fix this issue as they have to test every Cold War weapon, so keep an eye on Charlie Intel for the best weapon loadouts, such as our guide for the best AK-74u.

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