The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Alpha is live on PS4 and the PS4 only. And this isn't changing. While the Beta is coming to Xbox One and PC after a brief PS4 exclusivity period, the Alpha is limited to the PS4 as a result of a marketing deal between PlayStation and Activision. Right now, the jury is still out on the game's multiplayer. There's a lot of praise, but there's also a lot of criticism, particularly about sniping and red dot abuse.
That said, one thing about the Alpha everyone is thrilled to see is the return of a feature controversially cut by 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: map voting. That's right, map voting is back. Previously, there were reports the feature was back, but this is our first confirmation.
Of course, it's possible the feature could be removed or tweaked before launch, but with only a minority of complaints about it, this is hard to imagine.
As you would expect, most players are happy, but not all. Some have brought up a valid complaint about the feature, which is that it can lead to the same maps being played over and over again. And this is unfortunate if you like one of the less popular maps.
MAP VOTING IS BACK BABY THANK GOD pic.twitter.com/SrViK9iepm— Landon - KRNG Apollo 🚀 (@ApollosMission) September 18, 2020
THERE’S MAP VOTING AGAIN LFGGGGGG— different ➐ (@oppositeofsame) September 18, 2020
Just wanna say I'm happy as hell map voting is back— FEEKI✨7 (@Red7Sniper) September 18, 2020
4 out of the 4 games I’ve played Miami was 2 satellite was the other 2 and got killed my campers in all 4 yet I see other people get different maps. Map voting sucks— ICN Joshua_Eardley (@joshua_eardley) September 18, 2020