There’ll be eight new maps available in Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War upon launch. According to a report from CharlieIntel, the maps will be split across various game modes: 6v6, 12v12, and 40-person. 

From the neon-lit streets of Miami, (do not let the lush, brightly colored streets fool you), the sparse golden deserts of Satellite and the confined close-quarters of Moscow are exclusive to 6v6. Satellite is vast, and therefore ideal for long-range firefights, ideal for snipers with a downed plane at the center of the map, a perfect defense against any hidden marksmen in the surrounding dunes. Activision recommends playing Domination and Hardpoint within the confined, tight spaces of Moscow’s map, a location designed for close-quarters combat. 

Meanwhile, Cartel, Crossroads, and Armada can be played in either 6v6 and 12v12 Combined Arms modes. Armada is set within the unforgivable and vast North Sea, featuring battleships connected via zip lines, with two additional ships acting as spawn hubs for teams. Players can take to the water in speedboats and gunboats, or employ the use of heavy turrets from the battleships for a more hardcore assault on rival teams. Crossroads feature sightlines across a frozen lake, a sniper overlook, bomb-proof buildings, tanks, and snowmobiles ready for use, and while Cartel offers some CQC in a hangar, there’s a sniper tower close by to watch out for. 

The final two maps are exclusive to the new Fireteam Mode, the snow-laden Alpine and Ruka, set within the Ural Mountains in the U.S.S.R. Alpine supports up to 40 players split into teams of 4. Players can take to the ski slopes on foot, or to save some time, ride a snowmobile. Plus it’s more fun. Ruka offers jungle warfare at its best, featuring cabins and endless forest to do battle in. 

Planning to run through the jungle?  Or spawn camp in a sniper’s perch?  Tell us in the comments!

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