Final Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Pack is ‘Apocalypse’, Releasing August 27th on Xbox Live

August 8, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


After sending out a very mysterious trailer yesterday, Activision and Treyarch have confirmed that the final piece of DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is titled Apocalypse. Dated for August 27th on Xbox Live, we should expect it on PS3 and PC September 26th (give or take a Thursday).

Costing $14.99, you can expect two new multiplayer maps, two re-imagined maps, and the ‘Origins’ Zombies “experience”:

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:  A re-imagining of the ‘Stadium’ map included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC, where you’re 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 ‘Courtyardfrom 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 Zombies Content

  • Deployed to Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France, you 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 – and that’s just the start. You’ll need all the help they can get to succeed in defeating the undead, as well as evading an unprecedented 1,000-foot tall robot abomination.

Avenged Sevenfold is also contributing their song, Shepherd of Fire, to the Origins intro, with Alex Ross, who has worked with DC and Marvel Comics, providing original art that features the original heroes.


Mark Lamia, Studio Head at Treyarch, talked about Apocalypse:

Apocalypse is Treyarch’s grand finale to Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It is the perfect culmination of our efforts, and fan feedback, with two all-new multiplayer maps for players to experience for the first time, and two fully reimagined fan-favorite multiplayer maps from past games – and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date. Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget.

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