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.
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.
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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)
Azhir Cave Hardpoint Rotation (competitive map)
Euphrates Bridge Hardpoint rotation
Gun Runner Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)
Hackney Yard Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)
Piccadilly Hardpoint rotation
Rammaza Hardpoint rotation (competitive map)
Shoot House Hardpoint rotation (new map, added November 8)
St. Petrograd Hardpoint rotation (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.