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When is Standoff coming to Black Ops Cold War? Map release date & info

Published: 10/May/2021 19:55 Updated: 10/May/2021 20:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Standoff is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the Season 3 Reloaded midseason update and we’ve got everything there is to know so far about when the iconic Black Ops 2 map will be released.

The CoD player base was understandably hyped up when Activision confirmed that Standoff is being brought back in Black Ops Cold War during Season Three.

However, it was not released with the rest of the launch-day content for this season, leaving players wondering when they’ll get a chance to play the remastered version of one of franchise’s most iconic maps.


When is Standoff going to be released in Black Ops Cold War?

Standoff in Black Ops Cold War
The iconic BO2 map, Standoff, is coming soon to Black Ops Cold War.

As of now, there is no official release date announced for Standoff in BOCW multiplayer, but all indications are that it will be released as part of the Season 3 Reloaded update.

The Reloaded update, like in previous seasons in Cold War and Modern Warfare, is the big patch that gets released midway through each season.

When is the Season 3 Reloaded midseason update?

On May 10, Activision posted the first teaser for the Season 3 midseason update, confirming that it will roll out on Thursday, May 20. So, unless there’s a last-second change in plans, you can definitely expect Standoff to be released on that day as well.

Will Standoff be added to League Play & CDL rotations?

There’s no official word on this yet but it would be safe to assume that since old-school competitive maps like Raid and Express got added to the official competitive map rotation, Standoff would also follow suit, especially seeing as how it was a fixture for Black Ops 2 comp back in the day.


Pros like Scump have already mentioned Standoff as a competitive map that they might play down the line, so it would definitely not be surprising if Activision and the Call of Duty League decided to add it to competitive play.

What else is coming in the Season 3 Reloaded midseason update?

Standoff isn’t the only new piece of content added in the Black Ops Cold War S3 Reloaded update – Activision confirmed that there would also be new weapons, Operators, maps, and more coming as well:

  • Maps
    • Standoff (6v6)
    • Duga (Multi-Team)
  • Weapons
    • AMP63 Pistol
    • Baseball Bat melee
  • Operators
    • Knight (Warsaw Pact)
    • Antonov (Warsaw Pact)

As always, we will update this page with more details about Standoff’s release as that information becomes available.