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Black Ops: Cartel Map Guide – Best Classes, Rush Routes, Grenade Spots


A small part of the full game contains its very own progressive system, new game modes, new weapon attachments, new perks, and more. One of the new additions is the Cartel multiplayer map. Set in a remote corporate complex in the wet jungle of Nicaragua, this map can be played in 6v 6 and 12 vs 12 game modes. In this tutorial learn everything You need to know about the map and some helpful tips on mastering its layout.

Cartel Map Guide


The Cartel map offers plenty of open spaces with different geometries to cater to different types of players. This is a great map for Cold War snipers, but every player can find a suitable spot on this map. There’s space inside the warehouse for melee combat, a central tower for those who want to try and lock everything, and loads of bushes and foliage for invisibility. These are the main areas:

The Tower

The center tower is possibly one of the best places on the map for skilled players. It provides a clear view of all the actions mentioned above. This is when you should use a tactical rifle or sniper rifle to make the most of the position.

The Warehouse

This is the main indoor area on a Cold War Cartel map. This is where there’s a lot of in-game action, you can think of it as a bit of a choke point in this relatively open map. The warehouse is great for SMGs, so choose Milano 821 or MP5 if you want to take over the warehouse.


The main chokepoint on the map is the larger and middle opening. However, there are some natural ways to get around this. There’s plenty of space to hit the flanks and for players at longer distances to get through the area. Sheds can also turn into choking spots. Erasure here really only refers to close hitting and effective grenades.

Tips and Tricks for Cartel Map

The Watchtower

Overlooking the center of the map is a watchtower, one of the few places that can be clearly seen from above of action taking place on the ground.

More often than not, there are a lot of players wanting to gain control of the high ground for their team, but only one or two players, which can be incredibly easy to accumulate multiple kills in quick succession in this area of ​​the Cartel map.

If you’re one of the lucky ones to get to the top of the tower, make sure you equip a Pelington 703 or LW3 – Tundra for maximum damage!

Control the Warehouse


As one of the map’s few indoor areas, the warehouse is often an active point as score vandals are patrolling the sky.

With a total of three entrances, the warehouse is ideal for those who want to get up close and personal with the opposition.

For the best ways to control this particular area of ​​the map, equip the Field Mic as your Field Upgrade and place it next to one of the entrances to give you a clear picture of any enemies that have intruded on your location.

Recommended Weapons

After a few games, we recommend using these weapons from your arsenal to ensure victory.

  • XM4
  • Pelington 703
  • M16
  • Milano 821