The YouTube channel TwoEpicBuddies has released a video which supposedly contains all 17 maps that have currently been planned for Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
The Austrian YouTubers, who have a history of correctly data mining and leaking unreleased information about Epic Games’ smash hit Fortnite Battle Royale, have gained access to a list of 10 map names and 7 map codenames for the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
Longtime fans of the Call of Duty series may see a few familiar names among this list. If the leak is to be believed the maps Standoff, Raid, Firing Range and of course Nuketown will all be returning. Standoff is now called Dustoff, Raid is now called Raided, and Firing Range is now called Rooftops. There is also a file named “MP_Nuketown4” in the list, seemingly confirming David Vonderhaar’s teases last month regarding a return of the map in what could now only be described as Treyarch tradition.
Alongside the returning fan favourites are 10 named maps, which also come with some short descriptions. There’s Blockade which takes place on a cruise ship, Boundary which rather controversially is said to take place on a College Campus, Bridgehead in New York City, Escalade in some Castle ruins, contraband on a Carribean island, Payload the snowy military installation, and finally Seaside the city on the coast.
Footage of Contraband, Payload, and Seaside is already available for anyone to see as they were playable at the Black Ops 4 Reveal event last month.
Also on the list are Airport, Crossing, Defilade, Japan, Garrison and Rockies. There aren’t any definite names listed for these, they just come in the form of game files, but we can make some deductions with what we’ve been given. Airport will obviously take place at an airport, Crossing is likely to take place at some sort of train yard and may even be a remake of the map Metro from Black Ops 3, Defilade likely takes place on some sort of natural hill or slope, Japan in Japan, Garrison at a military base, and lastly Rockies in the famous Rocky Mountains in North America.
It is important to note that the file names of maps were leaked for Call of Duty WWII as well, but when they came out the names of the files weren’t necessarily the names that the maps shipped with. Not only that, many of the maps that were in the files were in fact added later on in the form of DLC, so it is not necessarily true that we will get 17 maps on launch.
While it is important to take any leaks with a pinch of salt, the game will be playable at the 2018 CWL Anaheim Open between June 15th and June 17th, whether it will contain more or fewer maps than the build at the Community Reveal is unknown, but if there are more then we may be able to confirm or deny this leak sooner rather than later.