Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War is finally here after weeks of teasers, leaks, and speculation. One thing that nobody saw coming was the return of two classic multiplayer maps from Black Ops 2.
While several leaks pointed towards the return of Hijacked, Treyarch and Activision managed to keep the return of Rush a secret, making its return even more of a surprise.
Set in a paintball facility, this medium-sized map features three distinct areas for combat, and with multiple pieces of cover to utilise in the middle lane, getting up close and personal with the opposition is guaranteed.
Find out everything there is to know about this underrated gem of a map in this article!
Cold War Season 4 Start Date
The new season gets underway on June 15th with a huge drop of content including new weapons, Operators, and a new limited-time event known as Ground Fall.
When Is Rush Coming To Black Ops Cold War?
Rush is arriving in Black Ops Cold War as part of the Season 4 Reloaded update. Treyarch has yet to reveal an exact start date, but it is widely believed that players will be able to play Rush on July 15th when the second half of the season gets underway. Alongside the addition of the map into the game, a dedicated 24/7 playlist is highly likely to make an appearance.
Rush Cold War Map Overview
As mentioned earlier, Rush is made of three areas that provide a range of combat opportunities for players.
For those that want to avoid the chaotic close-range action, avoid the indoor paintball arena and stick to patrolling the middle of the map in order to secure some easy eliminations.
If you want to get stuck into the action, the indoor paintball arena and the wooden structure are perfect places to make an impact with a shotgun or an SMG with a fast rate of fire.
Tips And Tricks
Aggression Is Key
When it comes to making an impact on Rush, aggression is often the key to scoring plenty of kills and manipulating the spawns to work in the favour of you and the rest of the team.
SMGs such as the AK-74u and the MP5 will have a field day in the confines of Rush, with their fire rate and immense damage outputs coming into a league of their own over the course of a match.
When running around at breakneck speed, do remember to check those corners as it can be very easy for your spree to come to a premature end by a player sitting in a corner armed with a shotgun!
Using utility to your advantage is a surefire way of scoring some additional kills as well as making it much easier to halt the opposition from navigating the map quickly.
Well-timed stun and flash grenades on Rush can hit multiple players, preventing any kind of offensive play in the heat of battle.
Best Weapons To Use
Considering the compact nature of Rush, there are a number of weapons that are viable. We recommend the following to achieve success:
- Stoner 63
- FARA 83