Black Ops Cold War: Satellite Map Guide - Best Classes, Rush Routes, Grenade Spots, Objective Locations And Everything You Need To Know

Get familiar with Satellite with our guide.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now available across five platforms.

Armed with a brand-new multiplayer experience, Black Ops Cold War features some innovative map design alongside new settings to defeat the opposition on

In this article, find out everything you need to know about Satelite, a map set in the Angolan desert.

Map Design

Black Ops Cold War Satellite

Satellite is one of the more unique maps that are available to play in Black Ops Cold War. 

Rather than three distinct lanes that teams attempt to control, the map is split into three unique areas that suit a variety of weaponry. 

The centre of the map is where the majority of the action takes place. With the ability to trap the opposition into a specific section of the map, teams often do battle over the crashed satellite to give them control of a large section of the map. 

Sandwiching the satellite are two areas of rocky outcrops filled with tight alleyways ideal for close-quarters combat. Considering its often confusing layout, it is very easy to get caught out by an aggressive opponent so keep your wits about you when patrolling these areas. 

At the far edge of the map, there are several sand dunes which often play host to snipers attempting to pick off players at the opposite end of the map or those that have posted up within the confines of the satellite wreckage. If you want a solid counter to those pesky snipers, equip a high-powered Tactical Rifle to outgun them with ease.

Tips and Tricks

Black Ops Cold War Satellite

1) The Height Advantage

With the satellite being the highest point of the map, securing control of the middle of the map is a sure-fire way to work towards the victory.

Utilise assault rifles and snipers to pick off the opposition at long distance but be aware of players using the Ninja perk who may attempt to sneak through your line of defence and take control of the middle.

2) Run and Gun

If you find yourself running for cover from those in control of the central area, you can still make an impact on the map even when you aren’t near the satellite.

Sprint and slide around the corners armed with a quick-firing sub-machine gun or a high-impact shotgun to eliminate any resistance with ease.

3) A Sniper's Paradise

Regardless of location, equipping an L96 with eight attachments is always a great way to dominate a line of sight.

Lock down the rocky outcrops from the satellite or make use of an off-angle to take down anyone not paying attention from above

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