CoD: Black Ops Cold War Fans Lose Their Minds Over Bushes On Cartel

Many players are complaining about the map design of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War’s map Cartel. During the second beta period, gamers have taken to Reddit to highlight (and ridicule) the problem with Cartel’s bushes, as spotted by Eurogamer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War bushes on Cartel

So what’s wrong with the bushes on the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map Cartel? It’s best to see it in action. Check out some gameplay below.

The problem with Cartel from blackopscoldwar

As you can see, the bushes effectively hide the player from enemies. Moreover, the bushes are located at the center of the middle lane of Cartel. That makes the spot highly populated, making that spot quite overpowered.


So players of the insanely popular beta are expressing themselves through the most modern day medium they can think of: memes. Mainly poorly photoshopping lawnmowers on the map, though the message to Treyarch is clear: fix the bushes on Cartel!

Beta balancing

In all seriousness, the map is relatively unbalanced right now. But that’s why there is a beta right now, right? Treyarch has about a month to fix problems with the game, including unbalanced map design. So we’re sure the Cartel map in Black Ops Cold War Cartel gets an updated take on the bushes before the launch of the game.

On the other hand, despite the bushes presumably replaced, trimmed, or removed entirely, that doesn’t solve the entire problem. Visibility was also a problem for some fans of Modern Warfare. Especially with a fast-paced shooter like Call of Duty, it’s paramount you can identify enemies asap.

However, with Black Ops Cold War being in beta and people already recognizing the problem, we can only assume gamers will quickly adapt new playstyles to ensure they don’t get camped from those darned bushes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes out on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC on November 13th.

Image credit: Treyarch/Activision

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