Posted Thu Feb 18, 2016 at 12:47 PM PST by Brian Hoss
Waiting is the hardest part.
Games don't come much bigger than 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' (review here), but a big part of the modern 'CoD' experience are the DLC offerings. 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III Awakening' is out now on PS4 (see impressions here), but come March 3rd, the DLC pack will hit Xbox One and PC.
Included in 'Awakening' is the Zombies episode, 'Der Eisendrache,' and four DLC maps.
'Black Ops III: Awakening' will contain four multiplayer maps, 'Skyjacked,' 'Rise,' 'Splash,' and 'Gauntlet.' Here, from Treyarch, is a breakdown of the new maps:
Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch's classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, , and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.
Naturally, the immediate highlight is 'Der Eisendrache.' This first chapter of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III's DLC Zombies content is described as the Origin of zombies. The four characters included are Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey, and those four will enter into "an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered."
'Awakening' can be purchased on its own (as a DLC pack) or as part of the season pass.
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