Black Ops 4: Full breakdown of Contraband Multiplayer map - lines of sight, spawns, and hotspots - Dexerto
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Black Ops 4: Full breakdown of Contraband Multiplayer map – lines of sight, spawns, and hotspots

Published: 1/Dec/2018 4:14 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a Multiplayer map pool that is full of interesting and eccentric locations, one of which is Contraband.

Contraband is one of the eleven brand new Multiplayer maps introduced in the release-day edition of Black Ops 4.

According to the in-game description, it is a shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia uncovered by the surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation.

Although it’s available for all Multiplayer playlists and game modes, it is not currently in the map rotations for any of the three competitive modes to be played in this year’s Call of Duty World League.

To help players get better at playing on Contraband, CoD expert and YouTuber TheXclusiveAce has released an in-depth breakdown of the map, including its spawns, lines of sight, and hot zones.

According to the YouTuber, there are six hot spots on the map that players typically like to position themselves, two on each side of the three main lanes.

The primary one is the middle lane, with the two ends of the bridge constituting the biggest hot zones. The swamp jungle lane as well as the beach and ship lane are also good spots for players to sit on a head glitch and look across.

TheXclusiveAceIf you’re looking for gunfights, players can almost always be found in these hot zones on Contraband.

In terms of lines of sight and jump spots, Ace has a few tips and tricks that will help players gain an advantage over their opponents. One is located at the ship corner of the map, where players always try to use the ladder to climb on top.

However, the YouTube suggests that instead of using the ladder, it’s better to climb on top of the orange container and jump across the water to the near side of the ship, which can catch enemies off guard.

The orange container also doubles as a good head glitch to watch the castle side of the map, which can be done effectively by sitting on the red container that’s deeper in the corner.

TheXclusiveAceUsing this orange container to jump to the right side of the ship can be a useful tactic to catch enemies off guard.

Another quality line of sight to hold on that side of the map is the short broken wall near the A zone of Domination. This wall offers a nice head glitch and lines of sight to both the zone itself and the entire left sand side of the map, in case someone is trying to be sneaky on the flank.

The YouTuber also highlights a spot on the jungle swamp side of the map, where there is corner that covered by leaves through which the landing across the water is visible.

TheXclusiveAceThis corner on the jungle side of the map offers good lines of site to the water and the landing across.

Finally, the spawns, which are important to familiarize yourself with, especially if you like playing objective based game modes. These are all of the spawns that can be found on Contraband.

TheXclusiveAceKnowing the spawns on Contraband can help win objective based game modes.

The entirety of TheXclusiveAce’s YouTube video breaking down Contraband can be seen below:

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.