Black Ops 2 map pack season pass

Black Ops 2: Map Packs & DLC info

UPDATE: First Black Ops II Map Pack 1 “Revolution” has been revealed, check the link here for further details: Revolution Map Pack 1

Original Post:Black Ops II. In my opinion the best ever Call of Duty game to date, it just has pretty much everything and is guaranteed to thoroughly entertain us. Whether you are a fan of the Campaign, Multiplayer or Zombies, Black Ops II has given us a huge amount of content in each to keep us busy for a while to come.

Just like Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops II is set for a massive season of DLC with a total of 4 map packs set to start rolling out at the beginning of 2013.

Let’s get one thing straight though, Black Ops II DLC is completely different to Modern Warfare 3′s DLC season… In Modern Warfare 3, Premium ELITE members received drops of content each month and added a relatively small amount of content to the game over an extended period. Non-ELITE Premium members could then later buy a map pack with all the ELITE Drops in at a later day. It’s fair to say it was extremely confusing, especially with the Xbox 360 exclusivity deal. It is time to rejoice though because Black Ops II has ditched the confusing ELITE Drop system for a good old classic map pack approach!

Black Ops II will have in total 4 map packs available to it before November 2013.

But I liked how ELITE gave me a discount overall! How can I get this discount for buying all the map packs for Black Ops II? Well, things have changed now and ELITE is now completely free to every single Call of Duty player, it is no longer a subscription service! Huzzars are in order. Instead you can buy a ‘Season Pass’ for Black Ops II where you pay a cost upfront and you will get access to all four map packs when they are release at an overall discounted rate!

So you have a choice, buy each map pack separately when they come out, or commit now and save $10 (about $6 for us Brits) assuming you purchase all 4 packs otherwise.

“Buy the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass and get all four epic DLC Map Packs** for the discounted price of $49.99*, plus an exclusive in-game calling card and access to the Nuketown Zombies bonus map.”

So what’s the deal with the Xbox exclusivity deal, is that over yet? Unfortunately not my friends! Xbox 360 players will receive all map packs 1 month prior to PS3 and PC players. We should look on the bright side though, the lack of ‘ELITE Premium’ status means that no longer will there be 3 month gaps between DLC releases across all the platforms as was the horrible reality in MW3.

Any idea what the map packs will include? Knowing Treyarch something pretty epic… A special Nuketown Zombies map has already been announced which will be available for those who purchase the season pass in December for 360 players. This isn’t a map pack but a bit like the Nuketown 2025 preorder bonus.

Other than that Treyarch could give us any number of things! More strike force missions in the campaign, more Zombie maps and definitely more multiplayer maps.

Any idea of a release date? Although no official release date has been set for the Black Ops 2 map packs I’d predict we would see the first one at some point in January for the Xbox 360 and then later for the PS3 & PC in February. One can hope!

How do I purchase the map packs when they are out? Through your platforms respective store of course! You’ll get it through the PlayStation Store on the PS3, the Xbox Live Marketplace on the Xbox 360 and through Steam on the PC.

What do I do till the new maps are released!? Keep calm and carry on gaming. Black Ops 2 has some fantastic multiplayer maps currently available to it, and an epic zombie mode. Did you also know the campaign has 6 different possible endings? That should keep you busy for a while. Enjoy!

  • Iain Weir

    ive got the map pack, WHERE THE HELL IS NUKETOWN ZOMBIES????!!!!

    • Jay Arthur

      I bought the Season Pass last week hoping Nuketown Zombies would be released in early December. So far nothing! Very nice Activision you’re behaving like Infinity Ward. Unless those of us with excellent broadband speeds stop being punished, this will be my last Call of Duty. Who cares if it’s “not fair” for those kids on dialup.

      • Sam

        Activision behaving like infinity ward?

        Please explain how a Publishing company can act like a developer.

        If you must complain, complain at treyarch. fagboy.

        • Jay Arthur

          LMMFAO!!! I didn’t vote for a Muslim queer moron but YOU DID! That’s bout as gay as you can get. Next time buy a clue before exposing your ignorance for the world to see.

    • Kes

      early december doesn’t mean the second of december moron, it can be any day before the 15th so stop being such a poonse your impatient spoilt downy

  • Shaun mason

    Why complain anyway? Early December could be anywhere between the first and the 10thother quit whining its a good game and hopefully will have good dlc.

  • The_Outlaww

    Need sniper maps all these first maps are to small!

  • The_Outlaww

    Need to go back to COD points so much more fun that way

  • GOML

    im 10th level 55/perstige master. IM BOARD GET THE MAPS PACKS GOING

    • RobMercinU

      You need to stop playing CoD so much, and go back to school. Your grammar is terrible.

    • hatexbox

      get al life nerd

  • Sugarcamp

    It would be awesomely cool if they could add weather conditions like night time, heavy rain, heavy fog or even snow so you can track people’s movements

  • IanDudeski

    Best COD yet? are you sure? its a good game but come on, it has rubbish spawns, horrendous lag, hardly any hardcore game modes and in core mode its takes way too many hots for someone to die. I wish it had the same kill streak system as MW3. That was a much better game.

  • John Doe

    I agree with Sugarcamp that weather related maps are something i enjoy in COD as a whole so far most maps are close quarters with lots of corners i hope to see a few more open ended maps but in darker conditions and maybe a bit of rain or snow. Also these new conditions will affect sound so i think BO2 needs to increase overall footstep sound in general and i have decent headphones i cant hear a thing with DS and Awareness sometimes.