Call of Duty Black Ops : Cold War Open Alpha Maps, Game Modes, and Guns

Published 09/18/2020, 1:02 PM EDT

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is set to release on November 13. Game developers Treyarch recently announced in the Playstation 5 reveal event that there would be an Open Alpha for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and this will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.


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Alpha access or early access is a model in the gaming industry where players play pre-released versions of the game. The feedback from alpha access is used by the devs to improve the game even more.

To access Call Of Duty Black Ops: Cold War open alpha, players just need to own a PS4. The download size for the open alpha is around 25 GB.


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Game Modes and Maps in Call of Duty Cold War Open Alpha

Maps can be classified into two categories :

  •  6 v 6 gameplay maps – Satelite, Miami, Moscow.
  •  12 v 12 Combined Arms gameplay maps – Armada, Crossroads.

Game Modes in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War are :

6 v 6 Game modes :

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Hardpoint

12 v 12 Game modes :

  • Combined Arms: Domination

Combined Arms game mode will be exclusively a 12 v 12 mode on larger maps which will also include vehicles such as snowmobiles, tanks, water runners, and gunboats.

Primary and secondary weapons, and equipment in Call of Duty Cold War

Primary weapons are basically the Assault Rifles, Sub-machine guns, Tactical Rifles, Light Machine Guns, and Snipers.

Assault Rifles :

  • XM4 (Commando)
  • Krig 6 (AK5)
  • AK 47


  • Type 821
  • AK-74u
  • MP5

Tactical Rifles

  • M16
  • Type 63


  • RPD
  • Stoner 63
  • M40


  • LW3 Tundra
  • Pellington 703 (R700)

Secondary Weapons include Pistols and also, Shotguns which is a variation that we see from Modern Warfare.


  • 1911
  • Diamatti (Raffica)


  • Hauer 77
  • Gallo SA 12

Equipemnts :

Tactical Equipment will include Smoke and Stun Grenades.

Lethal Equipment will include Frag Grenades and C4.

Of course, the actual arsenal in the game will have multiple additions and variations as compared to the arsenal for the open alpha.

All the confirmed Scorestreaks for the open alpha :

  • RC-XD – 600 score
  • Spy Plane – 800
  • Artillery-1900
  • Napalm Strike- 2400
  • Air Patrol- 2750
  • War Machine- 3150
  • Attack Helicopter – 3750
  • Chopper Gunner- 6000

Also, some scorestreaks counter other scorestreaks.

As for now, this is all the information that is confirmed and will be definitely seen for the open alpha. Xbox players must be grieving because the open alpha is PlayStation exclusive.


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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.