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You can now play Raid from Black Ops 2 in CS:GO and it’s incredible

Published: 4/Aug/2019 14:19 Updated: 4/Aug/2019 17:13

by Joe Craven


One devoted FPS fan has combined Counter Strike: Global Offensive with legendary Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map Raid, and the results are seriously impressive. 

Raid is widely regarded as one of the best maps in Call of Duty history. Designed by Treyarch for Black Ops 2, the map showcased the best of the ‘three lane map’ formula, as well as utilizing a smaller size for some fast-paced action. 

While the mechanics of CS:GO and CoD are very different – most notably CS:GO being ‘hip fire’ only – one fan clearly thought Raid, one of CoD’s best competitive maps, could successfully be reimagined as a map in Valve’s shooter. 

ActivisionRaid was remade in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due to its popularity.

The fan made their creation using CS:GO Hammer, “a set of software utilities that allow you to create your own levels, and other gameplay elements”. Now available in the Steam Workshop, the creator then uploaded their creation to Reddit, where it has received significant attention and praise. 

Reddit user u/LavaDrinker explained that the map took roughly 120 hours to make, and that it was “tedious and difficult”. However, they said they are glad to have done it, given how much they learned in the process of making it.

Reddit u/LavaDrinkerThe map is incredibly accurate.
Reddit u/LavaDrinkerThe cars featured may not be as glamorous as the ones in the original map, but they’re present nonetheless.

If you want to play the Raid remake in CS:GO for yourself, you can download the map on the Steam Workshop here.

“I spent the time to make it solely because it was a map I wanted to play in CSGO, and no one had made it yet,” the map creator said. “It’s still a work in progress as I optimize and fix bugs that pop up, but at the moment it’s in its most finished state. If you guys have any tips feel free to post them and I’ll try them out.”

The attention to detail is seriously impressive, with many features reimagined almost completely accurately, such as the swimming pool and hot tub down one side of the map. 

Reddit u/LavaDrinkerThe swimming pool and hot tub are also present.
Reddit u/LavaDrinkerMid-map even features similar shrubbery, as there was on Black Ops 2.

While some of Black Ops 4’s maps have been criticized for being overly large and complex, it seems some fans are still trying to recreate their favorites – even if it’s in a different game altogether. 

It remains to be seen how well Raid will play with CS:GO’s contrasting mechanics and play styles, but the creation is seriously impressive nonetheless.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

call of duty black ops cold war cod tracker
COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

call of duty companion app
The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.