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BlackOps2 Revolution Map Pack 1

Black Ops II: Revolution Map Pack 1

The first map pack for Black Ops 2 is only a few weeks away before it graces us all with brand new, jaw dropping content. The first Black Ops 2 map pack called “Revolution” is the first time ever in the history of Call of Duty DLC that a brand new weapon will be added to the game.

Release Dates:

Xbox 360: 29th of January 2013
PC & PS3: 1 Month later (likely the 28th of Feb or 7th of March)

Unlike how the content season worked for Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops 2 is adopting the classic and much easier to understand map pack system. There will be a total of 4 map packs for Black Ops 2 over the next 11 months each available for purchase separately or you can get them all for free when you purchase a Season Pass and save your self a little bit of money.

Revolution includes 4 brand new Multiplayer maps, a brand new Zombies map, a brand new Zombies Game Mode and a brand new SMG, the PeaceKeeper.

The first multiplayer map is called HYDRO, a large hydro electricity dam set Pakistan. The map design really focuses on bottlenecks and choke points but there is a twist… The level has a major spill way which will actually flood during the game! If your in the path of the raging water, you wont be for very long…

The second is GRIND which takes place in a skate park in the middle of Venice California. A map which is entirely comprised of skate ramps and curves, forget the hard edges of walls you are used to. Since taking cover from walls is no longer an option in this map is makes for some really interesting and brilliant combat encounters. This map is guaranteed to deliver fast and frenetic Call of Duty action.

Next up we have DOWNHILL which brings back the snow environments to Black Ops 2 that so many players have been missing! It is a medium-sized map based in the French Alps complete with snow, chair lifts, and a strategically placed lodge. The map feature long range line of sight areas, perfect for snipers.

MIRAGE is the last multiplayer map featured in Revolution, based in the Gobi Desert it utilises sand dunes to provide different levels of elevation and a sanctuary in the center as a natural choke point. The luxury building has been hit by a massive sand storm which has left large sand dunes in its wake. The dunes make for some really interesting and new combat scenarios because you can get to an elevated position so quickly.

Are you ready from some Zombies action? I know I am, the next map up is DIE RISE which is strangely pronounced like ‘Dye’ rather than ‘Dee’ as the Germans would say it. The map takes place in the far east in a series of crumbling sky scrapers and is the first ever zombies map which features a level of verticality in it meaning there are a number of different floors and heights to battle the zombie hoard from. Massive open areas coupled with narrow corridors make Die Rise an interesting maze like map with some very interesting sections which will have you questioning whether you are upside down or not!

A new game mode has also been added alongside Die Rise called TURNED, which allows players to play as the zombies! Yes thats right you can actually play as the zombies! How cool is that? You’ll be up against a lone human player which you must take down, upon killing them you’ll respawn as the human and take the role of zombie slayer.

Last but not least we have probably the most unique piece of content in this DLC, the PEACEKEEPER weapon. The weapon bridges the gap between SMG and Assault rifle making for an interesting hybrid weapon.

Revolution will be available for Xbox 360 players on the 29th of January 2013 for purchase at 1200 Microsoft Points.

If you are a season pass holder you will of course get all the content for free. Release dates for PC and PS3 will be about one month later, we predict either the 28th of February or the 7th of March. Prices on the PC and PS3 will be at the $14.99 mark and be purchasable through the PSN and Steam.

So to summarise all of the above, the following will be available in the first Black Ops 2 Map Pack ‘Revolution’:

  • Hydro
  • Downhill
  • Grind
  • Mirage
  • Zombies – Die Rise
  • Zombies Game Mode – Turned
  • Peacekeeper SMG

Revolution will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to the game, the maps look fantastic and the new game modes are a massive surprise! Plus there is a brand new weapon, what more could you ask for? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Black Ops II Map Pack 1

Black Ops 2 Revolution Map Pack leaked before 29th January Release

Black Ops II Map Pack 1
UPDATE: Full Black Ops 2 Revolution information with images, full descriptions and video is now available here.

It’s our first whiff of Black Ops 2 DLC and it looks better than ever. According to a recently spotted Black Ops 2 promotional poster the first map pack for the game will be hitting Xbox 360 customers on the 29th of January along with 6 new pieces of original content…

The images were originally posted in the Call of Duty official forums before being removed by the moderators, adding to the validity that this is genuine content we are going to see. Another valid point for the poster is the Tuesday release date which is something extremely common for Call of Duty DLC release dates.

“Revolution is the first downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, containing four of the most exciting Multiplayer maps, a thrilling new Zombies map and for the first time ever, a new weapon -The Peacekeeper SMG.”

The maps included in the Revolution Map Pack are:

  • Hydro–This large map allows you to use the dam and water to your advantage to block paths and stop enemies.
  • Downhill–A medium-sized map based in the French Alps complete with snow, chair lifts, and a strategically placed lodge.
  • Grind–Set within the locale of the Venice, California boardwalk, this small skate park map is sure to deliver fast and frenetic Call of Duty action.
  • Mirage–This Gobi Desert multiplayer map utilises sand dunes to provide different levels of elevation and a sanctuary in the centre as a natural chokepoint.
  • Zombies – Die Rise–The Zombie apocalypse has invaded China, turning down town into a dilapidated and dangerous MC Escher painting.
  • Peacekeeper SMG–This impressive sub-machine gun fills the open weapon slot in your load-out with power and accuracy.

If you have opted to purchase a season pass then you’ll get all this content absolutely free when it is available while those who have not will likely have to shell out around $15 for the map pack. According to the poster Xbox 360 players will get the content on the 29th of January which means (due to the Microsoft Activision agreement) that it will be available for PS3 and PC about 1 month later.

What’s great to see in the post above is the addition of a brand new weapon as DLC, during the MW3 DLC season many users were requesting additional weapons and gun packs but IW developers told us it was not possible with their current system. It seems however Treyarch have adopted a much more versatile system in Black Ops 2 allowing for additional weapons to be added to the game! Although the idea of another SMG will grind a few peoples gears it is still a welcome asset. What kind of guns would you like to see in Black Ops 2? Let us know in the comments.

Nuketown Zombies Screenshot

Nuketown Zombies is now available for Xbox 360!

If you opted to purchase the Black Ops II Season Pass then you’ll be happy to know that the Nuketown Zombies map is now available for download (If you are on Xbox 360).

Other platforms will get the content around the same date in January, this is the standard time delay between the 360 release and other platforms.

Nuketown Zombies is set during the events of Moon, and after the end of the multiplayer level from the original Black Ops game. A group of radiation scientists are investigating the Nuketown remains and discover soldiers that have been revived by Element 115 from a nearby Nevada base.

The zombie soldiers attack the radiation scientists and turn them, and after receiving a distress signal, the base in Nevada sends in CIA and CDC agents to investigate. Upon arrival in Nuketown the agents lose communication with Hangar 18 and become stranded…setting the stage for Nuketown Zombies.

As you probably know the Zombies game mode in Black Ops 2 has been completely changed and makes for a much longer, engaging, fun and down right scary experience! It’s fantastic. Check out the official video for Nuketown Zombies below.

If you want Nuketown Zombies then you’ll need to purchase the Black Ops II Season Pass which is available now for $49.99 / £31.00 and save $10 if you were to purchase them all individually.

Also a new feature which has been added recently to all Zombie games modes is a temporary timeout from matchmaking if you have been quitting games too often without finishing them and effectively ruining it for others. This little feature is a welcome as the Zombies game mode relies heavily on teamwork!

No word has been released regarding when Nuketown Zombies will be released for non-Season Pass holders but it will likely be released in the first Black Ops 2 map pack.

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!

Nuketown 2025

All Black Ops II Multiplayer Maps List (Pictures)

Black Ops II includes 14 multiplayer maps as standard from the day you purchase the game, the included maps all offer something different and truly look fantastic. The attention to detail and tactical areas present throughout the Multiplayer maps is superb.

DLC maps are of course going to feature in Black Ops II with the first one being Nuketown 2025 which was available as a pre-order bonus.

Check out the list below for all 14 standard maps included in Black Ops II plus the Nuketown 2025 bonus map.


Black Ops II Multiplayer Map List















Nuketown 2025

Let us know which one is your favourite and why in the comments below!