Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Double XP Weekend Starts Today, July 8

July 8, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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In celebration of the Descent expansion releasing on July 12 for PlayStation 4, Treyarch is hosting another Double XP weekend in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Available in Multiplayer and Zombies on all platforms, the Double XP runs from today, July 8 at 10am PT/1pm ET until Monday, July 11 at 10am PT/1pm ET.

To learn more about Descent, Treyarch will be hosting a livestream on YouTube today at 11am PT/2pm ET.

Along with the new Gorod Krovi Zombies chapter, Descent includes these four maps:

  • Empire: Treyarch adapts its Black Ops III movement system to the Call of Duty: Black Ops II fan favorite map Raid. The re-imagining of this classic, medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa that has been “recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire,” where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.
  • Cryogen: Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes, where opportunities for wall running attacks abound.
  • Berserk: Ancient sentinels from a lost civilization guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Players will fight through blizzards, and control the center bridge as they navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings, and tight chokepoints.
  • Rumble: Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanized warriors in Rumble, a stadium where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. This medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.

Expect a new game update to arrive next week before the launch of Descent.

[Source: Call of Duty (1), (2), Treyarch]