Posted Mon Apr 18, 2016 at 11:10 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Looks like a knockout.
One thing that Activision is highlighting for new 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' expansion, 'Eclipse,' is even more extreme mobility. The four new multiplayer maps have a strong emphasis on wall-running and mobility chains.
In the new trailer, an acrobatic killstreak is shown in each map, with 'Knockout' in particular looking impressive. With 'Eclipse' hitting the PS4 tomorrow, players ought to be able to put some of the showcased moves into action. (Or at least try.)
'Eclipse' includes four new multiplayer maps: Spire, Rift, Knockout; and Verge.
Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970's styled interior.
Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map
'Eclipse' can be purchased on its own (as a DLC pack) or as part of the season pass. With 'Eclipse' arriving on the PS4 , that means that Xbox One and PC players should be thinking late May or early June. Right now, the PS3 and 360 are not due to get a version of 'Eclispe,' but that may change as it did for 'Awakening' and the PS3.
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