As part of the mid-season update of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch will be adding the fan-favorite multiplayer map Express from Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is currently on its first season, and this new update is being called by developer Treyarch as Season One: Reloaded. Some elements of this update have already been implemented while others will be available in the next few weeks.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War only released a couple of months ago, around the same time the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, but that has not halted the development team from bringing back fan-favorite maps.
Prior to the first season’s release, Nuketown ’84, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War’s version of the famous map, was introduced to the game. While this interpretation of Nuketown is different from others, it still proves that the developers are not scared to reimagine and reuse map concepts from past entries. It appears that Nuketown might have prepared the way for another classic Black Ops map.
As part of the game’s Season One: Reloaded update that Treyarch talked about on their official site, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War fans will be provided the chance to play on the Express map again. This classic from Call of Duty Black Ops 2 sets players in a high-speed rail station and offers combat variety due to the environment.
In its announcement, the development team didn’t state if there would be improvements enforced to the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War edition of the Express map. However, they did say that players will have to wait until February 4 to experience the map first hand.
Along with the return of the Express map, Treyarch will be adding new weapons, modes, and maps as part of the Season One: Reloaded update. Zombies mode in particular will see some considerable additions and has provided a free access week starting today, January 14.
Another time-limited event included in the Season One: Reloaded update is the Double Weapon XP Weekend, which starts tomorrow at 10 am Pacific Time and will run until the same time on January 19, 2021. Treyarch is calling this “the biggest year in Black Ops” on its website and this new mid-season update is a powerful attempt to support that claim.