With its next testing period just around the corner, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta maps have already leaked online.
After an Alpha that received mixed reviews, Call of Duty fans are hoping that the Cold War Beta will step things up. Now, we have a good idea of what kind of content the upcoming trial will bring.
Thanks to a series of leaks in the Cold War game files, players now have what appears to be the full Beta map list. This could be Cold War's final roster of maps at launch, although updates are sure to come soon.
As you can see above, the files are all in video form. These "loading movies" are likely the clips that play when the games are multiplayer games are beginning.
The files that start with the "mp" tag are probably all multiplayer maps, with "cp" most likely assigned to the campaign. Interestingly "wz" is also present, and could refer to Warzone.
We know that Black Ops Cold War will tie-in with Warzone in some way, although just how has yet to be announced. What we do know is that there's a Nuke already waiting under the Warzone map.
Black Ops Cold War Beta Maps
The complete set of Black Ops Cold War Beta maps leaked online are as follows. Alpha players are sure to notice some returning locations.
- Black Sea
Also in the Open Alpha, we know that Armada should be coming as a multiplayer map. Perhaps this area is set to appear both in the campaign and in online matches.
Other names that have appeared in past leaks include K.G.B and Tank. Snowy map Crossroads should also reappear before long.
Should these leaks prove correct, the Cold War Beta will have the same number of maps that Modern Warfare had on launch day. Seeing as the latest Call of Duty was fairly barebones at release, the Beta being this stacked could be a very good thing.
Treyarch's Lead Game Designer Tony Flame is already confirming that the Cold War Beta is set to be a huge upgrade over the Alpha. Hopefully, what we've seen of the maps so far is only the beginning.
What's New for Warzone?
Interestingly the leak indicates something big coming for Cold War's Warzone. The DOA file indicates that a fan-favorite mode could be about to return.
DOA could well stand for Dead Ops Arcade, a secret mode in the first Call of Duty: Black Ops game. By typing in the code, DOA into the menu's CIA computer, players gained access to a new way to play.
Dead Ops Arcade is a twin-stick, top-down shooter that pits players against waves of the undead. Optimistic fans predict that perhaps an updated Dead Ops Arcade will be Cold War's form of the Gulag.
Don't forget to check the Black Ops Cold War Beta schedule to ensure you're ready for the trial period's launch. And if you think the Beta looks good, wait until you watch the Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal.