Descent DLC Revealed for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

By Ben Terrett, 4 months ago
Treyarch have revealed that "Descent" will be the third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. "Descent" will feature the usual formula of new maps for multiplayer, as well as a new zombie experience called Gorod Krovi. Players will explore the city of Stalingrad in an alternate U.S.S.R. universe - so alternate in fact that you'll have to fend off swooping dragons!

In addition to the increasingly fantastical zombie mode above, you'll also be able to battle your multiplayer opponents over 4 new maps: Empire, Cryogen, Berserk, and Rumble.

Empire: Treyarch adapts its Black Ops III movement system to the Call of Duty®: Black Ops II fan favourite map Raid. The re-imagining of this classic, medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa that has been “recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire,” where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.

Cryogen: Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes, where opportunities for wall running attacks abound.

Berserk: Ancient sentinels from a lost civilisation guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Players will fight through blizzards and control the centre bridge as they navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings and tight chokepoints.

Rumble: Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanised warriors in Rumble, a stadium where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. This medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.
"Descent" will see an early release on July 12th for Playstation 4 only. No release date has been confirmed for Xbox One, but the previous DLC pack "Eclipse" had a one month exclusivity period, so we're likely to see the same again. As a reminder, Black Ops III DLC will not be released on Xbox 360.
Ben Terrett
Written by Ben Terrett
Ben has been a Newshound with TrueGaming Network since March 2015. A British expat living in the US, he can now be found in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Between 2011 and 2012, Ben worked for Rockstar North as a QA Tester on GTA V, but is still bitter that his name was left out of the credits.