Treyarch has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch with 14 multiplayer maps. There’s already a 15th map scheduled for November as a post-launch expansion, but it will be free for all players.
When the game releases, you’ll have access to Arsenal, Contraband, Firing Range, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Icebreaker, Jungle, Militia, Morocco, Payload, Seaside, Slums, and Summit. Four of the maps–Firing Range, Jungle, Slums, and Summit–are all from previous Black Ops games, but with a visual upgrade. In November, the Call of Duty classic Nuketown, also remastered with upgraded visuals, will become available. Treyarch hasn’t announced how map updates after Nuketown will work, but they’ll probably be a part of paid DLC expansions.
According to Forbes, the 14 original maps are described as follows:
- Arsenal: Hostile covert ops on a manufacturing facility of a powerful North American military defense contractor means someone may have stolen the keys to the castle.
- Contraband: Surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation has uncovered this shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia.
- Firing Range: US Forces gear up for red team/blue team combat exercises in this Guantanamo Bay military base.
- Frequency: A covert listening station deep in the mountainous region of Hunan Province is being used to track strategic targets across the globe.
- Gridlock: A Japanese metropolis whose city center has been jammed up by a bank heist gone wrong.
- Hacienda: A lavish vineyard estate situated on a quiet lake in the Spanish countryside, home to a high-ranking crime syndicate boss.
- Icebreaker: A long lost Nuclear submarine in the Arctic houses a uranium supply which a Russian unit has come to salvage.
- Jungle: The heat is on as Cold War forces collide in the sweltering depths of the Vietnam jungle.
- Militia: Anti-government extremists backed covertly by a Russian cell are stockpiling weaponry in a remote region of Alaskan wilderness near the Bearing Strait.
- Morocco: Rebels in a small Moroccan village are using government military supply planes as target practice as they fly over the surrounding Sahara Desert.
- Payload: A defensive ICBM launch facility deep in an Icelandic mountain range has been infiltrated by hostile forces attempting to steal a nuclear warhead.
- Seaside: An anti-government protest in this quaint coastal Spanish town grew out of control and forced a military shutdown.
- Slums: Street battles rage in head to head heat through the center of a run down Panama neighborhood.
- Summit: Cold War surveillance is at its peak above the clouds in the mountaintop listening post in the Ural Mountains.
These maps do not include the ones exclusive to Black Ops 4’s Zombies and Blackout mode. In Zombies, IX and Voyage of Despair are the two maps for the new Chaos storyline, while Blood of the Dead is the map for the Aether storyline–which continues the overarching narrative from the previous three Black Ops games. Blackout launches with only one map, but it’s the biggest one the Call of Duty franchise has ever seen.
Be sure to check out round-up of everything we know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The game launches on October 12 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There are numerous editions available for pre-order.