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3 Retro Black Ops Maps That Need to be Added to Cold War

Nuketown '84 is a Black Ops Cold War remake of Nuketown, a map from the original Black Ops game.
Nuketown '84 is a Black Ops Cold War remake of Nuketown, a map from the original Black Ops game. / Photo courtesy of Treyarch Studios

Players in the Call of Duty community have been demanding that more retro Black Ops maps be added to Black Ops Cold War. For fans who had the chance to experience the earlier entries in the Black Ops franchise, retro maps could provide them with a great dose of excitement and nostalgia.

Back in November of 2020, Cold War received an update which introduced Nuketown '84, a remake of Nuketown from the original Black Ops game. The layout of the map is identical to the original Nuketown, but as it is a remake, it changes up some elements of the original setting. In particular, the town is now abandoned, in tatters, and covered with 80's-style graffiti. Since the release of Nuketown '84, Cold War players have been wanting more remakes and remastered versions of retro Black Ops maps.

3 Retro Black Ops Maps That Need to be Added to Cold War

More retro Black Ops maps may be making their way to Cold War. The following is a list of three memorable maps that need to be reintroduced to the franchise.

Firing Range

Originally released in the first game of the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Firing Range is medium-sized map set in a military facility in Cuba. It was remastered in Black Ops 3 and Black Ops 4, but a modern remake could prove to be a big hit. The meta of the map revolves around close- and medium-range weapons, such as SMGs, assault rifles, and LMGs.

Havana

Another map from the original Black Ops game, Havana also made an appearance in Black Ops 4. It is a medium-sized map that bears a striking resemblance to Crossfire from the first Modern Warfare game, as the main roads form a "Z" shape. It proved to be popular because of its unique setting and the balanced gameplay that it provides. Essentially all weapon types are viable for the map.

Hijacked

Hijacked was initially introduced in Black Ops 2 and has also been featured in Call of Duty: Mobile and Black Ops 4. In Black Ops 3, it was remade as Skyjacked. The map is set on a massive luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. Since it is mainly made up of sharp corners and tight spaces, Hijacked enables deadly close-quarters combat. A remastered Cold War version of the map would provide a great dose of nostalgia to players who had the chance to experience it back in the day, as it is one of the more memorable maps from the franchise.