Call of Duty: Black Ops III Awakening DLC Revealed

By Marc Caccamise, 9 months ago
Activision and Treyarch have revealed details for Call of Duty: Black Ops III's first DLC pack, "Awakening." As has become customary with Call of Duty DLC, it will include four new multiplayer maps and a new chapter to the Zombies adventure.

Let's start with the new multiplayer maps:

Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch’s classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero arctic zone and rainy urban cityscape.

Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with water slides, a wrecked pirate ship and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.

Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.


Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.
The first chapter of Black Ops III's Zombies story is titled Der Eisendrache, and will take place in a medieval Austrian castle during World War II. The chapter features the original characters - Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo and Dempsey.

The "Awakening" DLC is scheduled to release first on PlayStation 4 on February 2nd. The release date for the Xbox One has not yet been specified. The DLC will not be available to those playing on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.