With “Ghosts” on the horizon, the end is near for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and the DLC gravy train. This past week, Treyarch detailed the final pack for the first person shooter and what players can expect in the new DLC called Apocalypse.
As with the other map packs, Apocalypse adds four new multiplayer maps and a brand new zombie campaign. More on that in just a moment. With this map pack, 2 brand new maps are introduced: Pod and Frost. Taking place in a failed Utopian society, Pod sees players duking it out among many pod home structures. In Frost, players battle over a snowstorm affected Amsterdam with a frozen river splitting the two halves. If you’re feeling brave, you can run across the frozen river for a quick but dangerous way to the other side.
The other two maps take inspiration from past Call of Duty games including Black Ops and even World at War. Takeoff is a new spin on Stadium which was first released int he First Strike DLC for Black Ops. Instead of taking place in a stadium, Takeoff puts players on top of a massive rocket launch pad floating in the middle of the ocean. Dig on the other hand takes inspiration from Courtyard which you may or may not remember from Treyarch’s first Call of Duty title: World at War. Set up as an archaeological dig site, the map features new lanes and encounter points than you may remember.
Now the news many of you have been waiting for. The new zombies campaign is called “Origins” and it shows the first time the original zombie fighters met. Taking place in an alternate reality during World War 1, the player will find themselves in a dieselpunk style world populated by giant robots. I know, based on that description, it’s hard to imagine but fear not, there’s a handy video for you below.
As usual, Apocalypse hits the Xbox 360 first on August 27 and most likely other platforms a month after. Here’s a handy video preview as well. Enjoy!