It’s Official!

Activision announced today that the rumours of a second DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops are true. The map titles and release date remain the same, but we are given a new poster with the date in the correct (North American) order.

Activision also gave us a little more information on each of the new maps. “Zoo” will “takes you on a wild ride in an abandoned Soviet Russian Zoo, with danger at every turn”. On the map “Hotel” players will duke it out “on the roof of a Cuban luxury hotel and casino against the vivid backdrop of old Havana”. “Convoy” promises to “delivers intense, close-quarters combat at the scene of an ambushed US military convoy”. “Stockpile” will “pits players in a remote Russian farm town housing secret WMD facilities”. Finally perhaps the most exciting of the 5, “Call of the Dead” offers all new playable characters and promises to be a very special creation for all Zombie fans.

On top of this, there was also an announcement of a third double XP weekend to tie in with the new map pack release. It will be available cross platform and begin on Friday May 6th.



Escalate Your Black Ops Experience

As of yesterday (April 5, 2011), word of a second Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack was leaked by an Australian game company. The map pack is titled “Escalation”, and is due out on May 3, 2011, once again Xbox 360 owners will get this one first. I expect to see a PC and PS3 release a month later in June. According to the poster, the 4 new multiplayer maps are titled, “Zoo”, “Hotel”, “Stockpile”, “Convoy”, and a new zombie map titled, “Call of the Dead”. Whether this is a reliable source or not is up to you, but to me the poster looks very official. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for this one, and can’t wait to see what they do with the map “Zoo”, animal attacks perhaps?