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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ‘Apocalypse’ DLC Coming to XBLA Later This Month

Posted on August 8, 2013 AT 11:41am

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s last bit of DLC, “Apocalypse,” is coming to Xbox 360 August 27, Treyarch and Activision officially announced today.

“Apocalypse” adds four new maps—Pod, Frost, Takeoff, and Dig—and new zombie mode “Origins.” Treyarch and Activision provided a description of each map in their press release:

  • 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.

“Origins” takes players to France circa World War I and brings back Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, “the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map.” As teased yesterday—when we thought the DLC itself would be called “Origins”—players will be squaring off against a “robot abomination” that’s 1,000-feet tall.

Black Ops 2‘s fourth and final DLC lands on Xbox 360 first, priced at 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15), on August 27. PC and PS3 releases will follow, but have yet to receive a specific release date.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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