Call of Duty: Black Ops II players on the PlayStation 3 and PC, today is the day. You can finally get your headshot-loving thumbs on first downloadable content pack for Treyarch’s first-person shooter.
Activision released the Revolution map pack on PlayStation Network and Steam today for $14.99. Gamers can also get it as part of a $49.99 Season Pass, which guarantees access to the four planned expansion packs.
Revolution includes four maps, a new gun, a Zombies map, and a fresh Zombies mode.
Check out Activision’s PlayStation launch trailer below:
I’ve had some time with the map pack on Xbox 360, and I can say that the new maps are a good time.
- “Hydro” takes place at a hydroelectric plant in Pakistan. At set intervals, certain parts of the map flood and will kill anyone who’s standing in the water’s path.
- “Grind” is in a Venice Beach skate park. It doesn’t have many corners to hide behind, which is very different for a Call of Duty map.
- “Downhill” takes players to a ski resort in the French Alps. This is my favorite of the new maps. It offers a few great sniping locations and plenty of ways to flank said locations.
- “Mirage” is a luxury resort in China’s Gobi Desert. This is another great map, which offers ample pathways to attack the enemy or set up ambushes.
In addition to the maps, Revolution is the first time that Call of Duty has a new DLC weapon. The Peacemaker submachine gun is very similar to the M27 assault rifle. If you like the M27 but also want to run around like a mad man, the Peacemaker might fit your playstyle.
As for Zombies, Treyarch added the “Turned” mode, which gives players the chance to play as the undead. The DLC also has a new Zombies level called “Die Rise.” Treyarch set the stage in a skyscraper in a destroyed Chinese city.
Activision still isn’t saying anything about when (or if) the DLC will arrive on Nintendo’s Wii U. That’s not a good sign for Nintendo. If one of the biggest games in the world can’t figure out delivering its popular add-on packs, then what chance do any smaller games have of doing the same?
GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!