Band Of Brilliance

Call Of Duty : Black Ops 

Hotel is located in Cuba and is based around a resort, including a pool, a casino, and three Elevators. The elevators only move between two floors. Each elevator has one side open on one floor and the other side open on the other.

This map has several long sight lines, particularly between the windows overlooking the bar in the center, which are conducive to Sniper rifles or long-range assault rifles like the M16. However, there exist avenues by which a player can pass from one side of the map to the other, while remaining almost exclusively in close-quarters areas that are largely hidden from most Sniper vantage points.

In most Objective modes, teams spawn on opposite ends of the map, which means that most engagements are at long range, from building to building, or between players crossing over the sides of the map. In Team Deathmatch, spawns are more sporadic, but can still often fall into this fairly simple formula.

The interiors of either building are very similar to the rest of the map in design, with large, open areas bordered by much smaller rooms and staircases. There are many holes and corners in these rooms which often go overlooked by players passing through them. This results in a great deal of camping, especially in the slower-pace Hardcore gametypes.

The view of the sky is fairly uncluttered when outside, which allows for easy targeting and destruction of enemy killstreak rewards. However, similar to the Modern Warfare 2 map Highrise, both buildings provide cover deep enough that players without Ghost Pro or launchers will be able to remain safe from air support. 

Trivia 

  • The map was scrapped late in the game's development, as vote icons were created for it.
  • The hotel's original name was "Reyes" as seen in a picture in the gallery below. Upon release, the hotel was renamed to "El Royale"
  • The player can play the piano in this map by knifing and shooting it.
  • If a player activates the lift and then activates the RC-XD while the lift is moving, the RC-XD will glitch and fall through the elevator floor.
  • If the player puts a claymore with the lasers completely going through the elevator door from inside, the claymore may glitch slightly and tilt downward.
  • If the player shoots the slot machines, they will spill money.
  • If a player aims at the screen of the slot machine next to the prize car after knifing it, the screen lights up.
  • The gold bars scattered around the map get silver dents when shot.
  • The coins from the slot machine shrink after awhile, and eventually disappear.
  • If a claymore is placed in between the elevator doors and the doors close on the claymore, it will explode.
  • The elevators have a three player weight limit. If four or more players are in the elevator when it is used, the doors will simply reopen after closing, and the message "maximum weight limit has been exceeded" will be displayed.
  • In the room with one elevator, when the elevator is going down, it is possible to stand on the buttons but if the player jumps, the player will die.
  • Tactical and Frag grenades will bounce across the surface of the water in the pool.
  • If the player tries to plant a motion sensor on the edge of the hotel sign, it will fall all the way to the ground.
  • Sometimes when an Attack Helicopter is called in, it will spawn at the very bottom of the building, which is located on a beach surrounded by trees.
  • If one places C4 on doors of the elevator the C4 will automatically explode when the doors open on the level that the elevator is called to. The explosives will detonate without having to detonate the charges manually.
  • At the bar in the casino, if a player shoots a bottle on the bottom shelf, it will disappear. however, they will not disappear on the top two shelves.
  • A player can spin the wheel of fortune by shooting it.
  • In the casino building, at the top level, the room resembles a room from the movie Scarface.
  • The elevator doors can crush and kill the player, though it takes four hits.
  • The player can destroy the car on display in the casino.
  • In the room that has 3 clocks on the wall, the times displayed are correct to their respective time zone.
  • The elevator doors are not bullet proof.
  • In the southwest part of E4 there is a picture of Shangri-La on the wall. 

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