When the newest piece of DLC for Call of Duty Black Ops II was teased a few weeks ago, it created quite a lot of excitement for two reasons. First, gamers thought that Treyarch were done with releasing add-ons for the game already, and secondly because the short teaser trailer that was revealed showed a giant Mech, in what looked like World War I trenches.
Since then, the add-on was confirmed as the Apocalypse DLC pack, which includes four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombie mode – as is the norm. Well as of last night, the Apocalypse map pack is now available exclusively on Xbox LIVE for a limited time, with other platforms to soon follow.
Here are the full DLC details:
Four diverse multiplayer maps
- Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
- Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level strategies as they traverse the terrain in order to outsmart, and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
- Takeoff: Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
- Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favourite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archaeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints and a wide open layout with raised platforms, but has also provided fans with a fresh take by including a multitude of pathways.
A new Zombie mode map – Origins
- Players will be deployed to a Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France that brings back the four original heroes – Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen – from the very first Zombies map featured in Call of Duty: World at War, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun the French countryside’s trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of an ancient and mysterious location.
On top of all of those new maps, Treyarch have also teamed up with rock band Avenged Sevenfold to provide their music in the game. Their track, “Hail to the King,” leads te sondtrack for the Origins Zombie experience. Also, famous comics illustrator and painter, Alex Ross (who is well-known for his ultra-realistic renderings of classic Superheroes), who provided new artwork for the add-on.
Origins looks like a great new Zombie map that will take fans back to the very start of the Zombies experience, but also add in some new fantasy elements to spice up the action. Fans of the series are bound to find a lot to enjoy in this latest and last Black Ops II add-on. And you know what that means? It can’t be long until the next entry in the Call of Duty series is released.
See the new DLC in action below: