The fourth and final downloadable pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now available on Xbox LIVE.
Titled Apocalypse, the map pack includes two new multiplayer maps along with two re-imagined multiplayer classics: Pod, Frost, Takeoff, and Dig.
It also features the new Zombies experience Origins, which reunites the original four heroes from the first Zombies map featured in World at War (Tank, Takeo, Nikolai and Richtofen) on a WW1 battlefield. Origins promises to be “the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date,” and sees players deployed to a “Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France” that is overrun by hordes of zombies.
“We have been going hard at it all year, supporting the game and delivering new content and experiences for fans and Apocalypse is the perfect conclusion to the Black Ops 2 season of content,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for the developer Treyarch. “Multiplayer fans have it all with this one and Origins will yet again set a new bar for Zombies.”
Watch the new gameplay video for Apocalypse below:
Detailed descriptions of the four multiplayer maps follow below:
- 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.
The soundtrack to the game’s Zombies experience in Apocalypse is headlined by Avenged Sevenfold’s new song Shepherd of Fire. Treyarch also teamed up with well-known comics illustrator Alex Ross to provide original Zombies art depicting the four returning hero characters.
Apocalypse is available exclusively first on the Xbox 360 and will be available for the PlayStation 3 and PC soon.