A huge new update is bringing new maps, modes and weapon changes to Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War’s multiplayer.
From today, three new maps will be introduced into the rotation:
- Miami Strike (6v6)
- Mansion (2v2/3v3)
- Golova (Multi-Team)
Miami Strike is an altered version of the classic Miami map featured at launch. While they share a similar layout, Miami Strike is now set in the daytime, making it much easier to spot enemies at a distance. There are some minor differences in layout, with a couple of routes blocked off in comparison to the original map. A 24/7 playlist is already available to play should you wish to get familiar with the new map.
Mansion is the new gunfight map and won’t be available to play in traditional team deathmatch or objective modes. It’s set in Havana, Cuba and was seen previously in a notable mission towards the end of the games campaign mode.
Golova is a new large scale map intended for use with the Fireteam game mode. It’s set in the Ural Mountains, sporting a lush autumnal colour palette. Golova brings with it a new 40-player team deathmatch mode in which ten teams of four must fight over control points.
Also arriving in this update is the huge weapons tuning pass that we reported on last week. Notable weapons with changes include the AK-74u submachine gun and the FFAR assault rifle. In addition, all of the SMG and AR attachments have received a complete recoil balance pass.
In other additions, Prop Hunt is now available to play on more maps with more props added to the list of items you can disguise yourself as. Hardpoint and Control have seen some minor balance tweaks, as has the movement system.
To top it all off, Treyarch claims to have implemented a bunch of bug fixes. Here’s hoping they fixed the one that granted players permanent thermal vision.
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