Black Ops Cold War has retrieved the signature Express map from Black Ops 2. Let’s go through some similarities and changes.
Black Ops Cold War Express map remaster is a true recreation of the classic Black Ops 2 map, loved by fans. The map remains completely untouched in layout, with minimal retheming for the 80s theme of the game.
The map will surely attract the eyes of many old school Call of Duty fans, and even more so the competitive sports scene. With League Play coming soon, there has never been a better time to play on this map.
That said, let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences.
On your first review, you will notice the fresh coat of paint and color palette immediately. Express looks much clearer, with better lighting and less contrast. The weight is accurate to the original map, so you will feel at home.
Although the map may still feel like Black Ops 2, it has not stopped Treyarch from reducing the technology on the map to better fit the time. Computers are being replaced by older CRT monitors, and flat screen TVs are being replaced by TVs.
The main terminal has also changed the color palette a bit. We can not help but feel that the new map has a slightly shiny feeling with the fresh layer of paint. This will surely be something players will feel divided over. On the one hand, the lighting is toned down, on the other hand, it is a bit visually bland compared to the classic.
Lastly, we have the iconic departure and arrival tray in the terminal. The computer-controlled Black Ops 2 card has been replaced with a less advanced card, which is better suited to the times. If you look closely, you will notice that all train departures and arrivals are exactly the same as the classic map.
Lastly, we have the iconic train interior in the middle of the map. Black Ops Cold War design and lighting really adds a little extra warmth to a familiar set from Black Ops 2.
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