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First Black Ops Cold War competitive ruleset announced: modes, maps and bans

Published: 21/Nov/2020 2:54 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 3:08

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Activision-Blizzard has announced the first set of Black Ops Cold War competitive settings ahead of the Call of Duty League 2021 season, with more tweaks and changes expected to come as time goes on.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has officially released around the world now. There’s still a couple of months until the next Call of Duty League season is expected to kick off though, with a full schedule yet to be announced.

However, to get the ball rolling, a list of all the competitive settings has been revealed. Naturally, it sets the rules for the upcoming season and includes everything from maps and modes to more nuanced things such as restrictions and bans.


Keep in mind, though, that these rules aren’t permanent. They are subject to change as time goes on and feedback from players is taken on board. Still, they have to start somewhere, and the first draft will serve as the foundation ahead of the upcoming season.

Call of Duty League Black Ops Cold War
The Call of Duty League is governed by a set of rules and regulations that are subject to change.

Competitive Rule Set V1.0

Maps & Modes:


  • Cartel 
  • Checkmate 
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison 
  • Moscow

Search & Destroy: 

  • Checkmate
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison 
  • Miami 
  • Moscow 


  • Checkmate 
  • Garrison 
  • Moscow

Restricted Items:

Primary Weapons: 

  • All LMGs 

Secondary Weapons: 

  • All Shotguns 
  • All Launchers 
  • All Special Weapons 



  • SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Ember Sighting Point 


  • Dual Wield 


  • Stimshot
  • Decoy


  • C4
  • Semtex
  • Tomahawk 

Field Upgrade

  • Proximity Mine
  • Field Mic
  • Gas Mine


Perk 1

  • Paranoia 
  • Forward Intel

Perk 2

  • Tracker 


  • Danger Close 


  • Combat Bow 
  • Spy Plane 
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Care Package
  • Sentry Turret
  • Air Patrol 

These competitive rulesets are always subject to change. These are only the baselines rules as well: the Gentlemen’s Agreements that players form between each other will also be in place.

If and when that happens, the list will be updated to reflect those changes. For more information, you can visit the official Call of Duty League site here.