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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.

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Black Ops 2 Revolution gets confirmed. Further details revealed

Black Ops 2 Map Pack 1


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

Original Post: After Amazon.co.uk accidently uploaded the product page for the Black Ops 2 Revolution Map Pack, it entirely confirms the brand new DLC set for a January 29th release date for the Xbox 360.

The Amazon listing described the first map pack as the following: “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 main addition to the previous information, as well as high quality images is a short description of each map that is featured in the Map Pack.

  • 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.

What a lot of users will be extremely happy about in this particular piece of DLC is the first map Hydro which is described as a large map, something many users all over the internet have been craving. On top of that a brand new SMG weapon, the first time a gun DLC has even been seen in Call of Duty.

What’s also interesting to note is how NukeTown Zombies is not part of the Revolution Map Pack, likely meaning it won’t be part of any future ones either so if you want it, you’ll have to opt for purchasing the Season Pass.

Revolution will be available to Xbox 360 players on the 29th of January, Season Pass holders will be able to download it for free while everyone else will be able to purchase it separately. PC and PS3 will have access to the content about 1 month later, likely either the 26th or 28th of February.

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

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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.