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CoD: Black Ops 2 'Apocalypse' DLC confirmed for August

Four maps and the 'Origins' Zombies mode concludes season pass content

Activision has confirmed the final Season Pass DLC drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, called 'Apocalypse'.

The new DLC pack will bring two brand new multiplayer maps, two re-imagined 'fan-favourite' maps, and the previously-teased 'Origins' Zombies experience.


The pack will be released on Xbox 360 on August 27. As usual, no other platform dates were released, but expect Xbox exclusivity to last four weeks.

Here's the official blurb for the four included maps:

Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70's has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.

Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.

Takeoff: Fans of "Stadium" from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on "Takeoff." Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.

Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favorite "Courtyard" from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of "Courtyard" with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

And on the new 'Origins' Zombies level, Activision explains:

Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location.

Unleashed after the Germans unearthed the mysterious 'Element 115,' this next chapter in the Zombies legacy will explore the saga's origins as players reunite with an unlikely band of soldiers that come together to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen, using a period-specific arsenal that includes Wonder Weapons that harness supernatural powers, a diesel-drone and Mark IV tank, as well a new perk machine and power-ups.

DC and Marvel Comics illustrator and painter, Alex Ross, has provided original art for the Origins Zombies heroes, while Treyarch got rock band Avenged Sevenfold in to provide the song 'Shepherd of Fire' as its theme.

Apocalypse will cost 1200 Microsoft Points to those without the Season Pass.