Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops is getting a third map pack, again featuring four new multiplayer maps and a new zombie challenge.
- by Pete Davison
- June 16, 2011 09:30 AM PT
According to a promotional poster sent to VG247 earlier today (pictured above), the third map back for Call of Duty: Black Ops is called Annihilation and will be available from June 28. As per Activision’s agreement with Microsoft, the DLC will release on Xbox first, with PS3 and PC versions to follow at a later date. The pack will cost 1200 Microsoft Points.
According to the poster, the pack features four new competitive maps — Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard — and a new Zombies cooperative challenge.
At $60 to purchase a copy of Black Ops when first released (as many players did) plus $15 for each map pack, that’ll put the total cost of the complete Black Ops multiplayer experience at $105, not taking special editions into account — and then Modern Warfare 3 comes out in November to start the cycle all over again. Previous instalment Modern Warfare 2 only had two DLC packs at $15 each.
UPDATE: Activision has confirmed the existence of the pack, and will be holding a double XP weekend on July 1 to celebrate its release. The new Zombie map is called “Shangri-La” and promises to be “an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.”