Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s first set of downloadable content was finally released yesterday for the Xbox 360. With it comes the regularly prescribed dosage of new maps, as well as a few extra goodies. To celebrate, Treyarch released a new launch trailer showing off the new content, all while AC/DC rocks out in the background.
The “Revolution” map pack features four new multiplayer maps, a new Zombies map, and new Zombies game mode. The four new multiplayer maps are:
- Hydro – a hydroelectric dam set in Pakistan featuring a central spillway that can wipe players off the map.
- Grind – a skateboarding park set in Venice Beach, California featuring curved architecture that stands out from other Black Ops II multiplayer levels.
- Downhill – a ski resort set in the French Alps, featuring a beautiful snowy backdrop and hazardous gondolas moving across the map.
- Mirage – a luxurious hotel set in the Gobi Desert that was recently ravaged by a massive sandstorm.
New multiplayer maps aside, Zombies also receives a couple of new additions as well. The new map – “Die Rise” – puts players “inside a series of collapsed skyscrapers towering over the remains of an obliterated Chinese city.” Here, players face a new enemy – gravity.
Treyarch also introduces a new Zombies game mode called “Turned”, where players finally get the chance to be the zombies. You’re goal: find, kill, and become the lone surviving human. Once you’re the human, try to stay alive as long as you can while earning points killing zombies.
Lastly, the “Revolution” map pack introduces a brand new multiplayer weapon – the Peacekeeper submachine gun. And like any of the other weapons in Black Ops II, the Peacekeeper has its own weapon challenges to unlock.
“Revolution” is the first of four planned map packs Treyarch will be bringing to Black Ops II. Xbox 360 owners can purchase it for 1200 Microsoft points ($15), while Season Pass holders can download it via the in-game store. Those who play Black Ops II on other platforms will sadly have to wait a little longer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II slip under your radar? Be sure to stop by your local Twin Cities big-box or independent video game retailer to pick up your own copy today!