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Where to find helicopters in CoD Warzone – all locations

Published: 20/Mar/2020 1:08 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 15:23

by Alan Bernal

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The Helicopters in Call of Duty: Warzone are popular vehicles for players to commandeer, and this guide will show you every location they spawn around the map.

There are only five types of vehicles in Warzone. Of those five, four are ground vehicles, leaving only one with the ability to take control of the skies.

Unlike other battle royales, mobility is severely lacking throughout Warzone, making the Helicopter one of the most versatile vehicles to use for rotations or sweeping attacks to take opponents by surprise.

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Helicopters can give a team a lot of value in Warzone.

It’s because of this that there are usually mad dashes to take control of a Helicopter at the start of each game.

While popular locations can be found near Verdansk Port and the Prison complex, there are some lesser-known spawns where you can have an easier time getting a chopper.

Across Warzone, players have eight locations where they can find the aircraft. There is a pretty even spread of spawn spots throughout the map, though most are located near the center.

Two spots are near the north at Gora Dam and Arklov Peak. Meanwhile, there are four near the middle at Airport Maintenance, TV Station, Downtown Tavorsk District, and near Hospital.

The final two are southeast of Warzone near the Verdansk Port and the Zordaya Prison Complex.

One of the least visited locations near a Helicopter would arguably be the spawn near the Dam since every other spot gets a fair amount of attention from the 150 players that load into a map.

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Helicopters can be used to control a fight from the air.

But if you’re hoping for players to get sidetracked by the amount of loot there is in nearby points of interest, then the military base at Arklov Peak and Downtown Tavorsk District near the Verdansk Stadium could net you a quick chopper.

There’s also the possibility of making a bee line to a Helicopter just to take it to a quieter part of the map and safely loot.

Regardless, getting near the vehicle at the start of a game is going to get a lot of attention from the rest of the Warzone combatants so it’s best to know where the other Helicopters are, just in case.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.