Black Ops II DLC lets gamers play as zombies

Revolution expansion pack for Activision's latest Call of Duty adds five new maps, one gun, and "Turned" game type for Zombies mode.

The rumor was right. Activision today announced the Revolution expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Due out January 29 for the Xbox 360, the content contains five new maps and is free for those with a $50 DLC Pass. It will be available separately for $15.

Revolution for Black Ops II adds four new maps (Downhill, Hydro, Mirage, and Grind) for the game's multiplayer component, as well as a new Zombies map called Die Rise. In addition, the content ushers in a new game mode called Turned, in which players can compete against one another as a zombie.

Lastly, the Revolution expansion for Black Ops II brings a bonus multiplayer weapon called the Peacekeeper, which features its own set of weapon challenges. The DLC will be made available for other platforms at a later date.

To see the Revolution content in action, check out the video below.

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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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159 comments
OneSamTwoCups
OneSamTwoCups

I was waiting for zombie games to elaborately rip-off Left 4 Dead. Not surprised that Call of Duty was the first to do it. Treyarch and Infinity Ward: the masters of "originality".

nick280455
nick280455

the only problem i had was split screen, fix that for halo 5 and ill love u 343 but right now halo 4 sucks due to the smallest issue i have with the game which is split screen and its frame rate lag. i only play halo games with my bro and if i cant do that with anymore halo games then i wont buy.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Let's hope the Wii U has DLC

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

bought blops for 30 (boxing day) but it seems redundant to release dlc for a game that will be obsolete in october or november, plus 50 for the season pass? 15 for it on its own? new weapon? my advice folks, avoid this fucking game, and all the dlc, especially since it freezes way to much on ps3<Mine is brand new, for funk sakes>

JOHN1486
JOHN1486

Meh rented the game got my $5 worth as with every COD since 2 when I still bought them. Enjoyed, nothing new enough to make me buy, it's going back tomorrow.

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

Since when does paying $50 for a subscription make the product that you subscribed to free? It covers it, sure. But it sure as hell ain't free. Shouldn't play with that word.

ejpaine
ejpaine

Instead of fixing what has been fundamentally flawed with every call of duty since 4(the netcode and lack of dedicated servers), they just throw more features at it.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

Fix the lag compensation or remove it completely then I'll think about buying DLC.

keech
keech

I'll concede that this is possibly the first CoD DLC that may actually give you your monies worth.  It's slightly muted by the fact that the most interesting addition, the zombie mode, will still likely pale compared to the versus mode in Left 4 Dead.

BreakingSpecter
BreakingSpecter

I may actually get this DLC just for the new zombie gamemode.

aquaman456
aquaman456

They need to fix this stupid freezing problem before they do anything I mean come on the game has been out for almost 2 months now and they still haven't fixed it! Like wtf?!

UltraPrimeOne
UltraPrimeOne

I think it looks great! I love the fact that if you get caught in the damn, your screwed. Can't wait for this!

Slinqy
Slinqy

Playing as zombies? It's an interesting concept, except for one thing... I don't want to be a zombie-I want to kill zombies! I feel like going back to WaW zombies.

This is dlc and there's only one new gun? Lame. How about some new guns for Zombies, huh Treyarch? Let's change those wall guns we've had since Kino! Lazy bastards...

Richard841
Richard841

Why don't they work on fixing the game before releasing DLC.

brandonp123
brandonp123

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Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

Sorry id rather stick to my cheap ass Gmod Zombie Survival :P that doesn't require me to pay £40 for a COD game then whatever their asking just so I can play as a zombie...

And if I really wan't to play on a COD map ill just vote for it after a game match on GMOD :P

staranise
staranise

haha CoD: Left 4 Dead edition....lame-o

#copycatsucka

mr_azim
mr_azim

Clever... but not to die for


zing.

daan17
daan17

The next Call of Duty name is, Call of Duty Pro Skater.LOL

ipinto1441
ipinto1441

LOL that must be cool! Activision really put some neurons into this :)

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

all this for the very low price of $15.00....  "THERE'S A SUCKER IN ALL OF YOU"

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

As much as I enjoy preaching the COD hate on here to be fair to Activision at least this expansion pack actually offers some innovation!  Never thought I'd be saying that :/

I don't own BLOPS2, but watching this video actually made me want to buy it.  Hydro looks pretty sweet and the sand dune level looks alright too (if somewhat stealing Spec Ops: The Line's initiative!).  Getting killed by a cable-car travelling at 2mph is pretty hilarious though :P

Looks good! Although likely not enough to warrant spending £15.  That's outrageous.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Oh goodie. 


Now we get to PLAY as the uninteresting zombies and mindlessly swat at humans until they get incapped.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Cool concept.... but there is no way I'm paying that price for that feature and maps... No way

GamerDad420
GamerDad420

Rock and Roll Mcdonalds!!!!   Can't wait for some fresh DLC  Zombies are an obomination and need to be Eraticated

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Was this one locked on the disc like the first game?

Veronity
Veronity

Now they done it correct, Zombie Mode for a zombie players, a zombie gun and a maps made by a zombies...


Ugh edit button but why only 5 min lol?

realiamnot
realiamnot

Hopefully the skatepark map will stop those campers.

residude
residude

Gotta say, that is the best lot of DLC released for a COD game, if each pack has that level of stuff in it, WELL worth the money.

HmongXiongBoy
HmongXiongBoy

not bad but tbh, I don't think it's worth $15.

DARREN636
DARREN636

the. Multiplayer maps are very dull and Ill conceived. They lack character. I am going back to black ops 1- where the design of most of the maps is just perfect.

DrTheme
DrTheme

Sounds really really good, Iam actually very impressed with this, not only are we given the standard four maps and a zombie map, but now we also get an extra weapon and a really intriguing new game mode, which to be quite honest looks nothing like infection in halo! genuinly  cant for the 29th now, call me a twelve year old noob or whatever but I actually enjoy playing online and cooperative games like these with friends, and zombies mode is alot of fun!

chrisbingle
chrisbingle

@OneSamTwoCups Firstly. CoD zombies and L4D are vastly different from one another.And more importantly, World at War, where CoD Zombies started, came out only three weeks after the original L4D. It's like saying L4D ripped off Resident Evil because you shoot zombies in both of them. 

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

@nick280455 The reason why Halo 4 has frame rate lag is because your playing split screen, which basically splits the frame rate in half and because the xbox is running on 8 year old hardware halo 4 pushed the limits of the system so splitting the frame rate in half will make it really choppy until the next xbox comes out

Hurvl
Hurvl

@BreakingSpecter Zex, umm, I mean zombies sells.

JOHN1486
JOHN1486

@HAZCHEM88 probably not, but I imagine they been close to done since launch.