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Every multiplayer map in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at launch confirmed

Published: 6/Oct/2018 14:46 Updated: 6/Oct/2018 15:08

by Calum Patterson

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Every multiplayer map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has now been revealed by Treyarch, with a total of 14 maps expected at launch.

With last year’s CoD: WWII launching with only nine maps, fans were concerned that Black Ops 4 too may have fewer maps than usual, even with the campaign mode axed.

Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar said in an interview that every map at launch was now public knowledge, but that wasn’t exactly true, as three new maps have since been unveiled.

In addition to 10 completely new maps, four are remakes, and unsurprisingly Nuketown will also make a return, although not at launch, instead coming to all players for free in November.

Here’s a full rundown of every multiplayer map expected at launch for Black Ops 4 and their official descriptions.

New Maps

Arsenal – “Hostile covert ops on a manufacturing facility of a powerful North American military defense contractor means someone may have stolen the keys to the castle.”

Contraband – “Surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation has uncovered this shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia.”

Frequency – “A covert listening station deep in the mountainous region of Hunan Province is being used to track strategic targets across the globe.”

Gridlock – “A Japanese metropolis whose city center has been jammed up by a bank heist gone wrong.”

Hacienda – “A lavish vineyard estate situated on a quiet lake in the Spanish countryside, home to a high-ranking crime syndicate boss.”

Payload – “A defensive ICBM launch facility deep in an Icelandic mountain range has been infiltrated by hostile forces attempting to steal a nuclear warhead.”

Seaside – “An anti-government protest in this quaint coastal Spanish town grew out of control and forced a military shutdown.”

Icebreaker – “A long lost Nuclear submarine in the Arctic houses a uranium supply which a Russian unit has come to salvage.”

Morocco – “Rebels in a small Moroccan village are using government military supply planes as target practice as they fly over the surrounding Sahara Desert.”

Militia – “Anti-government extremists backed covertly by a Russian cell are stockpiling weaponry in a remote region of Alaskan wilderness near the Bearing Strait.”

Remakes

Firing Range – “US Forces gear up for red team/blue team combat exercises in this Guantanamo Bay military base.”

Jungle – “The heat is on as Cold War forces collide in the sweltering depths of the Vietnam jungle.”

Slums – “Street battles rage in head to head heat through the center of a run down Panama neighborhood.”

Summit – “Cold War surveillance is at its peak above the clouds in the mountaintop listening post in the Ural Mountains.”

Nuketown will be free for everyone in November, but it is unknown if it is unchanged from the version in Black Ops, Black Ops 2 or Black Ops 3, or will have an entirely new aesthetic.

It is also possible that Nuketown in Black Ops 4 will be inspired by the version in Blackout, the battle royale mode, which features a destroyed version of the map.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.