The other day Activision announced the 4th and final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which they’re calling Apocalypse. Like the other 3 packs, it includes 4 multiplayer maps and a new Zombies map. The 4 MP maps are as follows:
- 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-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, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.
The other part of the DLC is Origins. Like the name implies, it takes players back to when Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen first met on a French World War I battlefield. The map adopts an art-style Treyarch refers to as “dieselpunk” and features some pretty unique elements, such as a “zombie tank” which players can stand on to get a better shot on the zombies below, as well as a giant 1,000 ft. tall walking robot that looks like what would’ve happened had the Iron Giant landed on Earth without bumping his head.
All in all, this seems like a pretty damn good DLC pack and a good way to send off the best Call of Duty game since 4. Apocalypse hits Xbox 360 on August 27th and at a later unannounced date on PC and PS3. As is the usual, no word on this or any other DLC pack coming to the Wii U version.