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Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer map guide

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In this day and age, FPS competition online can be brutal, so it's important to arm yourself with all the information you can. One of the most important parts of multiplayer is learning the maps and figuring out where the best chokepoints, sniper spots and hot zones are at, but that takes time. Fortunately you can check out our list of Black Ops maps and learn their ins and outs before your opponents do.

Each map features a downloadable PDF, click the map image to view it or right click to save it. 

Print it out and stare at it until its image is burned into your brain, or just drag it into the bathroom if you're out of reading material. Once you've washed your hands, get out there and get some wins.

More maps are on the way, so keep this page bookmarked for the updates!

 

 

Array

Map Size: Large
Preferred Weapons: Long-Med range

Notes: The comm array in the center offers good vantage points, but is usually too highly trafficked to make for a good sniping spot. Scan through the windows and take shots at you go, but make sure to keep moving. Avoid the North West portion of map, it has bad cover, and draws fire from enemies stationed in the comm array tower.

 

 

Cracked

Map size: Medium
Preferred Weapons: Bad sniping map

Notes: Avoid the middle, keep moving

 

 

Crisis

Map size: Large
Preferred Weapons: All

Notes: This level actually has good options for all weapon types as long as you keep yourself confined to advantageous areas. Make sure to avoid the beach, as there's poor cover and you'll be easy to spot. 

 

 

Firing Range

Image coming soon!

Map size: Small
Preferred Weapons: Short range

Notes: Long sightlines mean you can use sniper rifles here but close quarters load outs are preferred. The west side open area is usually a hotspot.

 

 

Grid

Image coming soon!

Map size: Small
Preferred Weapons: Short range

Notes: Avoid the middle of the map and come equipped fro close quarters combat.

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15 comments

  • Onedown - November 17, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    Is it just me or are their some pictures missing?
  • Onedown - November 17, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    Oh typo... there not their.
  • Onedown - November 17, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Never mind. I realize now that the more maps on the way are the pictures. My bad.
  • mastersword369 - November 17, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    C-C-C-Combo Breaker!
  • SAUGAPRIME - November 17, 2010 2:46 a.m.

    Guys don't talk about a unfinished story here geez. Whens the rest of the pics man? 3800 out of 7500 team death match was my best so far with out a chopper gunner, just keep picking up my next victum guns hahaHA! HackersCantPlay4REAL peace!
  • zenbater - November 17, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    Uh, wow. Spamdemic. Anyway, nice effort on this article, can't wait to see the finished maps. How about an article on the best loadouts for each map/situation?
  • bobov5 - November 17, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    so much spam feel like im looking at a popular LBP leves comment page not gamesradars
  • NCGunnMan - November 17, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    Hanoi "Preferred Weapons: Bad sniping map" That's good to know, but it still leaves five other gun classes to choose from. I would suggest an SMG or AR. It has a bunch long sight lines which could get you in trouble if you have a shot gun. Given the maps size along with some interior fighting the loss of speed with an LMG could also prove hazardous.
  • sveini22 - November 17, 2010 8:22 p.m.

    Put up the rest of the map pics soon :D
  • Cleanser247 - November 17, 2010 10:22 p.m.

    Great guide Cheryll! : D
  • silverdevil - January 10, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Guys, where are the rest of the maps blueprints that is really perfect in the pdf version please reply ASAP to know when shoul we download the rest of the PDF Maps. Thanks
  • WinkedUp Lozza - January 16, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    The images need vantage point locations, common firefight areas and best defense and defensive positions included, as well as more information on each map.
  • BossTalon - January 28, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Are you still Working on these, or have you abandonded the work?
  • TroyKK - September 10, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Doesn't look like the author is going to finish these. They are all available at: http://www.modernwarfareblackopsmaps.com/

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