Looks like Black Ops 2 will be getting its last map pack at the end of August. Due out for Xbox LIVE first as a timed exclusive, Black Ops 2 Apocalypse marks the fourth and final DLC pack for Treyarch's wildly successful shooter. With it comes four new multiplayer maps and the "Origins" Zombies campaign. And who's the current band of choice? Avenged Sevenfold.
Music pairing aside, the new "Origins" campaign claims to be "the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date." What makes it so scary? Well, the new campaign will be dialing back the clock, so to speak. You and three of your most trusted zombie-slaying friends will be taken to "Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France," where you'll encounter the first four original Zombies heroes: ank, Nikolai, Taceo, and Rictofen.
As the "Origins" name implies, the new campaign will revolve around how the whole mess began. You'll be teaming up with the four soldiers in an effort to stop the threat once and for all. Your arsenal will include new supernatural Wonder Weapons, a diesal-drone and Mark IV tank, plus a new perk machine and power-ups. Have fun going up against the undead horde.
If competitive multiplayer is more your thing, here are the four new additions:
- 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.
Apocalypse will be out first for Xbox 360 on August 27 for 1200 MP, then later platforms to follow. You know, the usual song 'n' dance.