Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Apocalypse DLC Coming This Month
The final map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be coming later this month, and will feature four new maps, plus an additional new Zombies campaign.
Due to arrive on Xbox 360 first, Apocalypse will be included in the Season Pass, but will also be available for $15 (1200MSP). The content will be released on the PlayStation 3 and PC at a later date, which typically falls about one month after Xbox Live. According to One of Swords, the maps will break down as such:
- 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 traversal strategies 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-favorite Courtyard from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological 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, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.
The Zombies portion, Origins, was teased earlier this week, but we now have some concrete details. The missions will feature the original four Zombies heroes in a diesel-punk re-imagining of the first World War. Avenged Sevenfold will return with a new song, “Shepherd of Fire,” and comic artist extraordinaire Alex Ross will contribute some art to the mode.
Apocalypse is due out on Aug. 27, so we should learn a bit more about the maps and missions over the course of the next few weeks.