In addition to adding new maps and content to Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch also changed some of the game’s existing maps – namely Cartel – during season 2.
Fine-tuning an original card can turn it from one of the older cards in the game into a feeling of being completely fresh and revitalized. Treyarch had already announced that the very infamous map of Miami would receive a more pleasing to the eye version later in season 2.
Meanwhile, as well as the new map of the Apocalypse, we get a more updated version of one of the founding maps of the game – Cartel.
While maps such as Moscow and the Crossroads have flourished and become popular with Black Ops Cold War fans, Cartel has received a more muted reception.
The card is not bad, but received negative acceptance during its beta testing due to the large bushes that cover key parts of the card.
These intrusive hedges were finally recognized by Treyarch, who finally heard the Cold War mob from Black Ops and cut them properly.
The official Treyarch blog posts photos showing before and after it says:
“At Cartel, we imported hedge trimmers and made several requested roof adjustments throughout the map, reducing the height of the bushes in certain places to make the commitments more predictable.”
There is definitely a big improvement in the map, as your line of sight is much clearer and allows you to see more clearly from one side of the map to the other.
Whereas commitments used to have an element of unpredictability in the past, they are now more complete, allowing for greater convenience when navigating the map.
With all the changes Season 2 has made so far, such as new Operator packages and an exciting new Outbreak mode, it’s a good idea to see Treyarch update older content as well.
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