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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode


For the Call of Duty: Black Ops III remake, see Outlaw.
For the Halloween edition in Call of Duty: Mobile, see Standoff Halloween.
For the location in the Battle Royale map in Call of Duty: Mobile, see Standoff (Mobile).

"Border town between China and Kyrgyzstan. Classic engagements and destinations to fight over."
— Black Ops II Map description.


Standoff is a multiplayer map featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty Online and Call of Duty: Mobile.

Standoff was remade in Call of Duty: Black Ops III as Outlaw. That same remake returned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in the Blackout mode as part of Ghost Town.

Standoff is also available in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, where it was added on May 20, 2021 as part of Season Three Reloaded content for the game. It can also be played in Zombies in Zombies Onslaught.

Overview

The map is based on a small border town between China and Kyrgyzstan. It contains multiple spots for long-range combat and sniping, such as the second-story levels of the buildings near Domination objectives A and C, which directly face each other and overlook objective B. Standoff also offers alcoves and paths that can offer cover and escape during gameplay. This map has a lot of buildings, making it a preferred sniping map.

Multiple SDC tanks can be seen throughout the town due to Kyrgyzstan being a member of the Strategic Defense Coalition, indicating a battle had just taken place there. Many of the shops and buildings have signs that are all written in Russian.

The near center of the town has a monument next to an SDC tank, this monument represents a historical figure of Kyrgyz background. The monument also has a Hammer and Sickle, which gives more history as to when the monument was constructed. Sometime during Kyrgyzstan's history of being a republic of the former Soviet Union, this monument was created.

Gallery

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Videos

Trivia

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  • Despite the tanks on this map having SDC markings on them, and the map being on the border of China, the SDC is not featured, and are instead replaced with the Mercs.
    • The SDC were originally going to be placed on this map.
  • The co-ordinates given by the Tactical Insertion are on the Sino-Kyrgyzstan border, but place the map in mountains, away from any roads or settlements.
  • In two of the three buildings overlooking the center of the map, a whiteboard can be seen on the top floor of both buildings with a small note on it, which reads "Zombies are coming..."
  • There is a face resembling a Dog on top of the water tower. This can only be seen in theater mode.
  • Horses can be heard in the South-West/top-left corner of the map, coming from just outside the edge of the map. There aren't actually any horses; just sound effects.
  • The turntables in the butcher shop will start turning when knifed or shot.
  • There is a building in the map that has a clock in it. If the player finds the clock, the small hand is on 9, the second counter on a 3, and the big hand on a 5, referencing to Group 935 from Zombies mode.
  • In the top-left corner of the map, beyond the barbed wire barricades, a flaming tractor is visible.
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