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How to Play Barakett Promenade in Modern Warfare

Jalen Lopez

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season four introduces a new Ground War map that will be familiar to Warzone fans. Barakett Promenade is a condensed version of Barakett Promenade West that is featured on the Verdansk Warzone map. This new version offers some of the quickest and intense Ground War gameplay to date. The layout is more compact than most other Ground War maps.

Barakett

The familiar map offers some of the most intense Ground War game play. (Photo courtesy Activision)

Here is a breakdown of Barakett Promenade and what you need to know about each area of the map.

General Layout

Barakett Promenade predominantly features the market area of Barakett Promenade West. The two streets on either side of the market are where the out of bounds boundaries are set.

Spawns lie at the opposite ends of the market area at the Pharmacy and the Gas Station. These areas are not usually contested unless a team manages to push the enemy team back to their spawn area.

This happens more often in Barakett Promenade than other maps as there is less space between each flag. Market areas can be held by a solid team, however, so knowing the best way to flank or surprise enemies is key.

Pharmacy – Coalition Spawn

Pharmacy - Coalition Call of Duty Map

Pharmacy is the Coalition Spawn and is at the eastern edge of the map. The blue building has a first-floor area that does not provide much strategic value but does provide a place to hide when calling in killstreaks. Players can also get on top of the building which provides a decent field of view on the roundabout and part of the Western Market.

The Pharmacy is the last line of defense for Coalition players pushed all the way to their spawn.

Roundabout

The roundabout on the Call of Duty Map

The Roundabout is where the E flag is located in Ground War and is directly next to the Coalition Spawn at the Pharmacy. Players do not usually stay in this area for long as there is not much cover from snipers.

This is an important flag to hold when playing on the Coalition team as it is difficult to retake. Enemy players will hold the Roundabout from the Eastern Market entrance while Coalition players will have to run across open ground to recapture the flag. Make sure to always check for players sneaking around the sides of the markets. They will try and take this flag while the other team is distracted.

Eastern Market

The eastern market on Barakett Promenade

Eastern Market is directly next to the Roundabout and is where the D and C flags are located. The D flag is located near the eastern entrance and is usually captured by Coalition players early in the round. The C flag is located near the middle entrance of the Eastern Market. This flag is one of the most heavily contested on the map.

Both sides of the market feature two long streets that run to the end of the opposite end of the map. Players often use these streets to flank around the markets and to get the drop on unsuspecting enemies. This type of flank can break a team’s hold on a flag and turn the tides of a match.

A street separates the east and west Markets, but there are barriers and vehicles that provide cover in this area. There are also objects players can climb near the C flag to watch the center street.

The C flag is one of the most important flags on the map as it serves as a spawn point for the team that controls it. If Allegiance players are able to take this flag they will be able to spawn deep into Coalition territory. The same concept applies to the B flag in the Western market.

Western Market

The Western market on Barakett Promenade

Western Market is home to the B and A flags and is the market closest to the Allegiance spawn. The layout of the Western Market is similar to the Eastern Market; A long market area with two long streets on either side.

The A flag is near the western entrance of the market area and is the first flag Allegiance players will capture. B flag is near the center street that separates the two market areas. Most fights will take place around the B and C flags, so holding the area near the B flag is important.

Snipers will climb the market stalls in this area to cover the Coalition side of the map. There are vantage points for them to use where they can watch center street and the two streets on the outskirts.

There are two entrances to the market area from the outer streets which players often use to flank players protecting the B flag. Sneaky players can rack up a lot of kills if they manage to avoid detection. These two entrances should be watched or covered by equipment such as claymores to prevent disaster.

The A flag is similar to the E flag as it is very important and hard to retake. Allegiance team members need to keep this flag in their control to prevent being dominated and giving the enemy team an easy win.

Gas Station – Allegiance Spawn

Gas Station serves as the Allegiance spawn and can be useful for long-range players. There are objects players can climb in the area to watch the two streets on either side of the map or the Western Market.

There is cover from airstrikes as well, so keep that in mind if you are bogged down by enemy killstreaks.

While the area does have some value, players do not want this to be their only spawn point in a match. Losing A flag is almost a guaranteed loss as there is an open area between the Gas Station and Western Market. Crossing and retaking A flag will be difficult. Players will be in the same situation as if they lost the E flag on the Coalition team.

Outsmart the enemy

Barakett Promenade matches are usually back and forth bouts or a one-sided affair. Teams should push quickly and together to take flags early in the match. Retaking flags on this map is very difficult and momentum is key.

Players should not continuously run into fortified positions, however. If enemies are holding the main entrances to the market, flank around and create an opening for your teammates. The side streets can be obscured by snipers a well-placed smoke grenade can cover your advance.

If an enemy team manages to push you to your spawn, coordinate with your team for one big push to overwhelm the enemy. Also, beware of enemy killstreaks as most of the map is outside and an airstrike can wipe a full team.

Jalen Lopez
Jalen Lopez

Jalen has been destroying noobs for almost as long as he could read. When not working full time in marketing, Jalen is combining his passions of gaming and writing as an esports writer.