Black Ops II Apocalypse DLC revealed

Final expansion for latest Call of Duty launching August 27 on Xbox 360; will include four multiplayer maps and Origins zombie mode.

Activision today announced the final expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, revealing the Apocalypse add-on will release August 27 first on Xbox 360. It is the game's fourth add-on, following Revolution, Uprising, and Vengeance.

Apolcaypse features four multiplayer maps, two of which--Pod and Frost--are brand new. The other two--Takeoff and Dig--are re-imaginings of maps from the original Black Ops and World at War, respectively.

A new Zombies experience called Origins, which developer Treyarch teased yesterday, is also included with the expansion. It features the Avenged Sevenfold song "Shepherd of Fire" from the band's upcoming album Hail to the King.

Origins is described as the "most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date." Players are sent to a Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era Frannce where they will meet up with the original four heroes from the first Zombies map.

Gamers will find a new arsenal of weapons with supernatural powers, including a diesel-drone and Mark IV tank, as well as a new perk machine and power-ups. As was hinted at in the teaser video, players will also need to evade a 1,000-foot tall robot.

In addition, DC and Marvel comic book artist Alex Ross created original art that features the Zombies as heroes for the Apocalypse content.

The Apocalypse expansion for Black Ops II is included with the $50 DLC pass and will sell for $15 otherwise. The content will release for PC and PlayStation 3 about a month after its original release on August 27.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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s1ipp3ry
s1ipp3ry

Oh BTW  I learned my lesson I will be buying the new Game COD ghosts and I`m refusing to buy any map packs from now on as it seems the best maps are usually on the disk anyway.  ;)

s1ipp3ry
s1ipp3ry

I Have been playing this this for the last few weeks and came to the conclusion it is average .. I was hoping for better to finish things off   6/10  , worth gettting if you own the other 3 .. not worth getting if you don't.

Farabi Jd
Farabi Jd

Plz tell me it's got a single player campaign !!!!! ????

Chris Dye
Chris Dye

CoD has lost all appeal to me. Going with the BF4 this year

mikees1
mikees1

The mark IV tank was British.......Hope this isnt going to be yanks over emphasising their WWI input and detracting from the British.

rad8045
rad8045

Why do so many people who say they don't like COD come on here and cry and moan about it ? seriously you guys carry on about Activision milking the franchise but have no problems milking the same complaints everytime the game is mentioned.

Carl Toolan
Carl Toolan

let me get this right....theres now ACTUALLY more Black ops MP maps in black ops 2 than black ops 2 maps? thats just pure retarded

19James89
19James89

It's a shame they didn't put this DLC on the Wii U. They'd have probably shifted a lot more units if Wii U owners who wanted to buy Black Ops II but didn't abstain due to yet another game with missing features'.

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

Anyone else find is completely absurd that you would have to spend flat out $120 to FULLY enjoy black ops2? Pretty messed up how resistant activision is to putting their game or DLC's on sale considering they have been recycling the same exact game over and over again for like TEN FREAKING YEARS. I've seen newer better games go on sale mulitple times from anywhere from $5-$12. Whats so special about cod that is so expensive? Honestly i think the value of black ops 2 and all its DLC should be about.. $12.68 on steam

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Wait what about that origins things ?

sin909
sin909

I am also tired of Avenged Sevenfold being in CoD! Why do people like this band it isn't even that great!

servb0ts
servb0ts

Oh look Zombie DLC Map Packs, How Refreshing!!!! >.< 

Jonathan Kincaid
Jonathan Kincaid

Damn, this franchise is dead, and that's thanks to the developers behind this mess who decided to milk the hell outta the series and were more concerned about quantity over quality, kind of sick to actually see so called "gamers" still playing this washed up series... its bascially the same game every year only with a different title, and its funny because the devs make no significant improvements on the series and people still continue to buy it... oh geez whatever. GTA V

Mark Ryan Eugenio
Mark Ryan Eugenio

I admit, been playing COD before, but c'mon! we want to see something new. like.... #realshit

Dinostrich
Dinostrich

and don't worry in 3 months you can buy COD Ghosts....

Tim Bremborowicz
Tim Bremborowicz

milk the cow harder please ! i hope Ghosts will be better/different ... maybe it will be the first CoD that i will buy after years because of the next Gen consoles but at the Moment i prefer BF4

Jacob Swoger
Jacob Swoger

WWI Zombies? Why do people say that Call of Duty isn't inventive? No one's ever done THAT before!

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

yay, paying for old levels with few tweaks.

that is cooooooool 

Mauro Figueiredo
Mauro Figueiredo

Those that don't like it, don't comment please, or I have to teach manners to people with small brains ??! There are those who like, respect the opinion and tastes of others.

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

Appropriately titled. Hopefully it will be the last we see of the Black Ops series...do something different next time Treyarch. DON'T milk the dead cow!

Mauro Figueiredo
Mauro Figueiredo

lol you are very wrong, sry, it's actually the best COD ever made, be realistic ...

02050muh
02050muh

@rad8045 aaaaahhh...aaaahhhh...aaaaaahhhh...aaaaahhhh~ harder2!!

Anthrizacks
Anthrizacks

@Carl Toolan There are three BO1 maps. There are over twenty BO2 maps. Wut?

oh_its_on
oh_its_on

@SpinDie25 you dont have to buy the dlc to fully enjoy the game at all its only if you want to play extra maps. ive found that its harder to get a game with the dlc on than off so seems like no one really buys it neway

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

@Jacob Swoger except the first Darkness game

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

crappy old levels, they picked pretty much the ONLY W@W map I don't like

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

@Mauro Figueiredo Be on the lookout, Mauro here is going to teach you manners...........

ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun


lol

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

@Mauro Figueiredo lol.

this comment made my day

Gle4se
Gle4se

@Mauro Figueiredo lol

rad8045
rad8045

@oh_its_on  Usually the original maps are better than the DLC maps but with Black ops 2 I think its the opposite .

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

@singhellotaku bo2 is actually the worst in the series by far.. Not one map is unique or memorable. They are all the size of nuketown. Not to mention the guns are all science fiction

Talis12
Talis12

@SpinDie25 @singhellotaku MW1 > MW2 > BO2 > BO1 > MW3 > WAW

My opinion.. you dont have to agree ;)

I agree on the maps in BO2 though.. small, full of choke points and none of them are truly memorable or with inspiration.