With every new Call of Duty game comes a new setting, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is no exception. While the main game follows the period of rising geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States shortly in the 1980s, the multiplayer allows you to run amok across well-known settings online.
From the neon-lit streets of Miami to the heart of the Soviet Union, the game’s multiplayer maps have it all. While some are more suited to specific types of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer modes, the maps bring competitive gameplay to a historical setting at launch.
Of course, while there’s still a lot on offer at the moment, Treyarch will no doubt push more maps out in the future through seasonal updates and DLC. For now though, there’s still plenty of time to get to grips with all of the new maps so you can set up flanking maneuvers in style.
With that in mind here are all the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War maps you’ll be getting the chance to explore online, whether that’s in standard multiplayer, Fireteam, or Zombies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer maps
History buffs might know the setting of Armada from Project Azorian, a CIA drive to recover and steal a sunken Soviet submarine ship from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in 1974.
You’ll be fighting in the middle of the ocean for this one, and depending on what mode you’re playing, you’ll have the opportunity to zip line from ship to ship.
Armada can be played on all 6v6 and 12v12 modes.
Set in the jungles of Nicaragua, this map is perfect for different playstyles. Those who like to get up, close, and personal can do so in the warehouse, while those who like to stay back and watch over with a sniper rifle can do so using the shadows of the jungle to stay hidden.
As a medium size map, Cartel will be available for 6v6 and 12v212 modes.
Set inside a training camp in East Germany, Checkmate is a new map that looks and feels like it’s been picked straight out of Boneyard.
You’ll be running in and out of presidential planes in this map, so expect to call on SMG-specific loadouts for close-quarters combat, especially since it supports 6v6 modes.
A snowy backdrop that links Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, Crossroads is another medium size map that supports both 6v6 and 12v2 battles.
Two large warehouses are the focus in smaller game modes like Hardpoint, but in Capture the Flag, you’ll need to make use out of the many tanks and snow mobiles to get behind enemy lines and disrupt enemy momentum.
This map might look familiar to you and that’s because it was one of the first to be leaked way back in June 2020. Garrison is set in Hanover, West Germany and features warehouses full of military supplies and tanks.
Garrison has a classic Call of Duty vibe and will support 6v6 modes.
This map first made its debut with the Cold War beta back in October, but not much has changed since then. The neon-lit lights of the city’s South Beach will play host to a number of 6v6 battles online, in which players will be expected to fight through the many nightclubs and bars on offer.
Although close-quarters is favoured here, snipers will be viable in some lanes.
Set at the heart of the USSR, Moscow is set in a downtown area with lots of spots for close-quarters combat. As one of the core maps available to beta testers, this is sure to become a fan favourite.
This map will only be available in 6v6 modes though, so don’t expect to see it in available in game modes.
The classic Call of Duty: Black Ops map is back with this franchise, although it isn’t available on launch and will drop on November 24.
We haven’t seen much of Nuketown ’84 just yet, but expect a Cold War spin on this fan favourite map.
This map is set in the desert in Angola, Central Africa and has lots of potential for free playstyles. Snipers can work their magic over large open ground and those who prefer to run and gun can work their way through the sand dunes and caverns.
While it’s a 6v6 map, it definitely feels bigger than some of the others in the map pool – so use that to your advantage.
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR Fireteam MAPS
Fireteam is a new game mode exlclusive to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It pits ten teams of four players against each other in a dynamic world in which the environment changes around you. There will be multiple game types within the mode, but at launch only Dirty Bomb will be available.
Here’s where you’ll be fighting in Fireteam.
Alpine is a big map centered around a Soviet ski resort. We’re not quite sure what this is based on, but as with any ski resort, there are clusters of buildings to set up in. If you get smoked out, players can retreat to the mountains and forests around the main resort – but there is the potential to be caught on one or more fronts, so be careful.
Position is key on Alpine, so make sure you get a decent vantage point if you want to be successful in Fireteam.
This map is based on a typical Spetsnaz training facility, so you’ll be fighting among army barracks, obstacle courses, and firing ranges in the core part of the map. Since Ruka is based around a valley, there’s lots of tree cover. but beware of missile silos that are out in the open. If you’re a good sniper, you’re going to want to watch these spots first.
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR zombies MAPS
Zombies is back and bigger than ever with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and we could not be more excited. Although previous games have had multiple zombie maps, we’ve only got one for the Cold War launch. Here’s what we know so far.
You’re right if your first thought was that Die Maschine looks a little like Nacht der Untoten, because it really does. This new map is very 80s inspired and is the backdrop behind a team of experts keen to explore an intriguing military bunker.
There will be lots of secrets to unlock in Die Maschine, so keep your eyes peeled.