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Black Ops 2: Apocalypse announced as final DLC

Thursday, 8th August 2013 18:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Apocalypse has been announced as the final DLC pack for the shooter, after Treyarch teased the content with a video yesterday.

The DLC culminates with Apocalypse, which will be made available first on Xbox 360 later this month. The game’s fourth and final DLC Pack comes with four multiplayer maps, and new Zombies experience “Origins” which was teased yesterday and includes a track called Shepherd of Fire from Avenged Sevenfold.

Comics illustrator and painter, Alex Ross, has providing original art that features the original Zombies heroes.

“Apocalypse is Treyarch’s grand finale to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” said Treyarch studio head, Mark Lamia. “It is the perfect culmination of our efforts, and fan feedback, with two all-new multiplayer maps for players to experience for the first time, and two fully reimagined fan-favorite multiplayer maps from past games – and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date.

“Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget.”

Apocalypse contains the following maps:

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-favorite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological 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.

Origins takes players to a “Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France” where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location.

Here’s the synopsis: “Unleashed after the Germans unearthed the mysterious Element 115, this next chapter in the Zombies legacy will explore the saga’s origins as players reunite with an unlikely band of soldiers that come together to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen, using a period-specific arsenal that includes Wonder Weapons that harness supernatural powers, a diesel-drone and Mark IV tank, as well a new perk machine and power-ups – and that’s just the start. Players will need all the help they can get to succeed in defeating the undead, as well as evading an unprecedented 1,000-foot tall robot abomination.”

Black Ops 2 -Apocalypse will be available on Xbox Live for 1200 Microsoft Points on August 27, with other platforms to follow. Players who have already purchased the Season Pass can download Apocalypse as soon as it becomes available.

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5 Comments

  1. Djoenz

    Rictofen haha!
    Man I love this zombie story to bits!

    I havent bought any zombie maps on BO2 but this one I need to play. Original cast back hope it doesnt disappoint like tranzit and town…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. MidlifeAxe

    @1 The best zombie experience was World at War. I always used to get so excited about downloading the patch for free (PC) and playing the new map. With Black Ops 1 & 2, I felt they just complicated the zombie mode and never continued the original story which was a shame.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. RocknRolla

    Why should Playstation users even buy the Season pass ffs? if we still get the DLC a month after does not make any sense, yes I understand it´s a couple of bucks cheaper but so what? I could through in a couple of bucks here and there, this stupid console “war” hope developers don´t give a fuck and just make every game for every console regardless, but but money always wins doesn´t it? :) I woudn´t speak like this if I was a publisher now would I? :) just got to put your self in others shoes to understand sometimes..

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Edward Richtofen

    yall should bring back all the wonder weapons and all other guns they dont have now starting from nach der untoten to bured :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Saroan7

    Origins is the most disappointing DLC on Black Ops 2. Why? The ending for Zombies that’s why. The ending for Mob of the Dead, the ending for Resolution 1295 Buried, the ending for Black Ops2 and the gag ending is atrocious!

    Were the sales of Black Ops2 “low” is that why? Was it because of the lore of Zombies? Of Black Ops? Why did Treyarch go for this story?

    It’s unfortunate they went with the route they took concerning Zombies… They literally pulled a God of War3 ending on us! It’s utter bullcrap!

    #5 1 year ago

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