Another ‘first’ DLC also released today is Awakening for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
There are four new multiplayer maps – Gauntlet, Splash, Rise and Skyjacked. The information from Treyarch is as follows:
High above urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a modernized version of the popular Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked. Utilizing the new core movement system featured in Black Ops III, this map gives players new ways to explore the environment, while still retaining the same fast and frenetic gameplay players love.
Dive into battle in this abandoned water park, featuring a vibrant and colorful environment, including waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship and a lazy river. Splash encourages an open flow of combat with opportunities for underwater gameplay.
Delivering three unique environments within one action-packed map, Gauntlet showcases Treyarch’s classic three-lane map structure, transporting players into battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
A versatile multiplayer map, Rise is set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich in the middle of an ongoing construction site for a massive subterranean Coalescence research campus. With multiple engagement areas throughout this larger map, each section caters to different styles of gameplay.
Call of Duty Zombies
In addition, there is a new Zombies map, Der Eisendrache, picking up where The Giant left off. Set in a chilling medieval Austrian castle during World War II, players will embark on an epic 4-part journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo and Dempsey, spanning the DLC season.
The ancient site on which the castle sits was the scene of unspeakable horror where massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered. Players will discover a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises as they survive waves of the undead.
However, only PlayStation 4 users will have access to Awakening for the moment. Details for the Xbox One and PC release of the expansion have not been confirmed, but hopefully will show up on the Xbox Store in a matter of weeks. If you’re one of the [un]lucky few to still be waiting, enjoy the screenshots for what is to come.
Be sure to pick up the Season Pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops III to get the expansions as they release, and at a discounted rate.
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