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Hardpoint rotations for every Modern Warfare map (including Shoot House)

Published: 8/Nov/2019 21:39 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 1:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Hardpoint has finally been added to the regular online playlists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and we’ve put together the rotations for all the maps currently available in the game.

Hardpoint has been one of the more popular and integral modes in recent Call of Duty titles, so it came as no surprise when fans were displeased to see it only available in private matches when the full version of Modern Warfare dropped on October 25.

However, Infinity Ward did promise to eventually add it the regular online playlists and ended up doing so on November 8, as part of the v1.07 update they released earlier that day.

For those who are new to Call of Duty and haven’t played Hardpoint, it is a 6v6 mode in which the objective is to try and capture as much time in the designated Hardpoint while also trying to prevent the enemy team from doing the same.

Each map usually has 4-6 locations that the active Hardpoint moves to throughout the match based on a set pre-determined rotation, so a large part of the strategy is to make sure your team is set up on the next point before it becomes active. 

Capturing time involves at least one player being within the point’s boundaries without a member of an enemy team also being inside. If players from both teams are in the Hardpoint at the same time then neither team can capture. The game ends when a team manages to capture 250 total seconds and are thus determined to be the winner.

Infinity WardIn Hardpoint, teams must try and capture time within the active point while also preventing the enemy team from breaking in.

Competitive Hardpoint in Modern Warfare

As has been the case over the past several years, Hardpoint was once again one of the modes chosen to be part of the Modern Warfare competitive season, along with Domination and Search & Destroy. 

As of now, six maps are part of the rotation for competitive Hardpoint: Arklov Peak, Azhir Cave, Gun Runner, Hackney Yard, Rammaza, and St. Petrograd.

However, keep in mind that this list of maps is only according to the first version of the official competitive ruleset, and can be changed as the season goes on.

Without further ado, here are the Hardpoint rotations for every map currently in Modern Warfare multiplayer with the exception of Aniyah Palace and Grazna Raid, which are large 10v10 maps and thus are not in the mode’s playlist for public matches. 

Arklov Peak Hardpoint Rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for Arklov Peak in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

Azhir Cave Hardpoint Rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for Azhir Cave in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

Euphrates Bridge Hardpoint rotation

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for the Euphrates Bridge map in Modern Warfare.

Gun Runner Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for Gun Runner in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

Hackney Yard Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for Hackney Yard in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

Piccadilly Hardpoint rotation

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for the Piccadilly map in Modern Warfare.

Rammaza Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for Rammaza in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

Shoot House Hardpoint rotation (new map, added November 8)

Hardpoint rotations for Shoot House in Modern Warfare, which is a new map that was added November 8.

St. Petrograd Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)

Infinity Ward / DexertoHardpoint rotations for St. Petrograd in Modern Warfare, which is also a competitive map.

There you have it, all of the Hardpoint rotations for the 6v6 maps in Modern Warfare multiplayer. Whether you’re playing private competitive matches or enjoying some casual public games, having this guide close by will always help you perform better.

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5 best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War for all playstyles

Published: 25/Nov/2020 16:52

by Jacob Hale

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Even after being nerfed, the MP5 is still the most popular submachine gun in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and no mater your playstyle there’s a great loadout just waiting to be used. 

It goes without saying that we all have different playstyles when it comes to Call of Duty, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to use different weapons. For example, you could be great with an SMG and never touch the objective, while your teammate will carry the same gun and sit in the hill soaking up time.

We’re lucky that players aren’t limited by their role or style in the game, and the MP5 definitely suits most needs on any team.

So, whether you’re an objective machine or a slaying fiend, here’s our top 5 MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

Fastest MP5 loadout for running and gunning

Black Ops Cold War rushing MP5 class
Activision
This is the best MP5 loadout for players who love rushing and getting in the enemy’s face.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.5” Extended
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Patrol Grip
  • Magazine: SAS Mag Clamp
  • Handle: Dropshot Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — Diamatti

Perks

  • Perk 1: Engineer
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This loadout is all about increasing speed, be it movement, ADS or otherwise. If you’re running this, you’ll want to be getting up in your opponents’ faces at all times and laying the pressure on heavily.

The Gunfighter wildcard lets you maximize your abilities with the MP5 by negating its weaknesses while accentuating its strength, and is something we advise on most loadouts.

Best MP5 loadout for playing the objective

Best mp5 objective loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is perfect for objective players.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 9.5” Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: Jungle-Style Mag
  • Handle: SASR Jungle Grip

Secondary — Knife

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket OR Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Danger Close

This loadout is heavily focused on keeping you protected, with Smoke Grenades clearing a path to the objective for you while the Trophy System, as well as Flak Jacket (or Tactical Mask, if you prefer), will keep you very well-prepared against enemy explosives. You also might consider the Tracker perk over Gearhead, so you can keep tabs on nearby enemies running near you.

Including the Danger Close wildcard, this loadout is built for you to stay stealthy and protected, as well as lethal when attacking the objective — and should more than fit the bill.

Shotzzy’s best MP5 loadout for CDL and competitive play

Shotzzy MP5 Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War
Activision/Dallas Empire
Shotzzy’s MP5 will be your best bet in competitive play.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Raider Stock

Secondary — 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gung-Ho
  • Perk 3: Ninja

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Flashbang
  • Field Upgrade: Trophy System

Wildcard — Law Breaker

To find the best competitive loadout for the MP5, we look no further than Call of Duty League MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro, who is arguably the best SMG player in the world right now, following a standout season on the Dallas Empire roster.

Shotzzy’s loadout is all about minimizing recoil while also maximizing the MP5’s damage and ADS time, which is crucial in those split-second gunfights that can be won or lost with just one bullet.

Though Shotzzy’s perks, wildcard and equipment weren’t exactly made clear, we’ve used the general competitive builds that he more than likely uses, as well as the other top SMG players.

Most accurate MP5 loadout

MP5 accuracy loadout black ops cold war
Activision
This MP5 loadout is all about accuracy, but sacrifices speed and mobility.

Attachments

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 9
  • Barrel: 9.1” Rifled
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: Field Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Secondary — Cigma 2

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Cold Blooded

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Proximity Mine

Wildcard — Gunfighter

This MP5 loadout is all about increasing accuracy. It takes little bits of our other loadouts, but we’ve made a couple of small alterations to improve your chances of hitting every shot, though it does detract from the MP5’s natural strengths, forgoing movement speed for stealth and accuracy.

The optic is important here, especially as something we wouldn’t typically recommend on a submachine gun, but it works in this instance if you’re more likely to take medium-range gunfights and sit away from the heat of the action.

Our favorite MP5 loadout

mp5 black ops cold war
Activision
Our MP5 loadout is a great all-round weapon for any player.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
  • Barrel: 10.1” Cavalry Lancer
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Magazine: 40 RND Drum
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Collapsed Stock

Secondary — Gallo SA12

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard — Gunfighter

The Gunfighter wildcard is one of the most versatile in the game and allows players to truly stack their weapons, which is why we recommend it so highly.

On this loadout, the suppressor will keep you off enemy minimaps while dashing through the lobby laying fire into anyone and everyone, especially thanks to the 40 Rnd Drum, while the barrel and foregrip attachments should keep your shot crisp.


So, they’re our five best MP5 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War. Be sure to check out all of our BOCW weapon guides — you might just find an underrated weapon you love.