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:Gauntlet
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.