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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.

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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.

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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?

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Cold War players show off insane power of new Season 4 Hand Cannon Scorestreak

Season 4’s Hand Cannon is the latest Scorestreak to arrive in Cold War, and players have already demonstrated its insane power.



BOCW Hand Cannon gameplay

The Hand Cannon is the latest Scorestreak for Cold War players to get their hands on in Season 4, and early footage shows that it’s a strong contender for the Scorestreak meta.

Although Black Ops Cold War Season 4 hasn’t officially launched yet, players have access to some of the new features with the pre-update. This includes the weapon balance changes but made some of the previous season’s DLC weapons disappear.

The brand new Scorestreak has also entered the game, the Hand Cannon. This powerful Desert Eagle can one-shot enemies at any range, and players have quickly realized its power.

Black ops Cold War Hand Cannon Scorestreak

Gained at a Scorestreak of 2800, the Hand Cannon is middle of the pack in terms of requirement. But while the Artillery and Cruise Missile is somewhat luck-based, the Hand Cannon is the definition of a ‘skill cannon’ weapon.

With 10 shots in the mag, if you’re accurate, you can easily one-tap any enemy unfortunate enough to get in your way. Since the weapon released in Cold War ahead of Season 4, players have already demonstrated its insane power.

Reddit user iwant60fpsplease got an effortless ten-piece using the Hand Cannon, even getting a cheeky collateral for extra style points. Impressed with its power, they said that it was “really fun to pull this off but didn’t feel very fair either.”

iwant60fpsplease expects that the Cold War Hand Cannon will be nerfed eventually, with either the cost increasing or the number of shots reduced.

Our Reddit user isn’t the only one taking advantage of the Hand Cannon to get high killstreaks. User MR_R3D_AD clipped their first time using the new Scorestreak and said it’s already their “favorite streak in the game.”

Apart from missing a couple of shots, they use the Cold War Hand Cannon to effortlessly rack up a killstreak, even in the chaos of Nuketown ’84.

What makes the Cold War Hand Cannon even more useful is that it still counts towards a regular killstreak, so if you’re chasing the Nuclear Medal or the Tactical Nuke in Cranked Hardpoint, the Hand Cannon is one of the best options you can take.

For more Black Ops Cold War, check out how to unlock the new C58 Assault Rifle or the MG 82 LMG, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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

We have the dates and times CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s 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 in Season 3, 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.

Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has offered multiple Double XP events throughout its duration, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s nearly time for Season 4 of Call of Duty, and we have new weapons and vehicles to look forward to.

Also, use our guide on the fastest way to level up Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 4

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP and Double Battle Pass XP promotional event will be for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and will officially start on June 18 and conclude on June 21.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up their account and Season 4 Battle Pass this weekend following the official launch of when Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

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

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

  • EST – 1 PM
  • CST – 12 PM
  • PST – 10 AM
  • GMT – 5 PM

Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone playlists.

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.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 4 weapons, the C58 Assault Rifle, MG 82 LMG, and Nail Gun, and get them ready to use in all of your Cold War and Warzone battles.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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Warzone & Cold War Season 4 Battle Pass overview: All 100 tiers

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is upon us, and there’s a brand-new Battle Pass to sort through. Here’s all of the tiers withevery new weapon and reward.



Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass

There is a brand new Battle Pass to sort through in Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Here are all the new rewards you can unlock, including Operator skins and weapon blueprints.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 is finally here, and every new season brings a new set of premium and free rewards to unlock. This includes various Operator skins, weapon blueprints, and more.

The new Battle Pass comes with 100 Tiers to progress through, similar to the previous ones. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including how much it costs and what it contains.

How much does the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass cost?

Warzone Cold War Season 4 Battle Pass

As with previous seasons, there are different versions of the Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass. The most straightforward way to earn these rewards is to play the game and unlock items as you progress.

There are also some premium options that you can try out. The standard one will cost you 1,000 CoD Points, granting you immediate access to all Tier 0 items. You’ll then progress through the following 100 Tiers.

If you want to speed this process up, you can try out the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CoD Points. This option will unlock every item available within the first 20 Tiers right away.

New weapons in Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass: MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle

Warzone Cold War Season 4 Battle Pass

There are two new weapons to unlock exclusively in the Season 4 Battle Pass of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. The first is the MG 82 LMG which you can claim after reaching Tier 15.

This full-auto light machine gun has the highest fire rate in its class with improved ADS, moderate recoil, and damage with increased ammo capacity.

The C58 Assault Rifle is the next gun up for grabs, and you can get it by reaching Tier 30. According to the official description of this new weapon, it is a “full-auto assault rifle. High damage at close range with a slower fire rate. Fast bullet velocity and reliable recoil control with less ammo capacity.”

New Weapon Blueprints in the Season 4 Battle Pass

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 weapon blueprints

There are 20 custom Weapon Blueprints available in the Season 4 Battle Pass, as many popular guns have been given new looks. This includes an Ultra-Rare variant of the MG 82.

Here are just a few of the Weapon Blueprints in Battle Pass:

  • Tier 5: Monochrome – Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 55: Ancient Scarab – Legendary SMG Blueprint
  • Tier 85: Ancient Spear – Legendary Sniper Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 95: High Stakes – Ultra-Rarity LMG Blueprint

Ultra-Rarity Iridescent Jackal Operator Skin in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass

Jackal Iridescent skin in Cold War and Warzone

The Battle Pass also introduces the first Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. The Iridescent Jackal skin comes with a “mesmerizing” light pattern across his entire jumpsuit and mask.

This Call of Duty skin changes its appearance as you play, with a varying color scheme that makes your playing experience even more fun.

All Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass Tiers

The Season 4 Battle Pass isn’t live yet, but we’ll be sure to update this article with every Tier and reward when they are officially revealed on June 16.

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