Black Ops II Uprising DLC confirmed

Second expansion for latest Call of Duty arriving April 16 on Xbox 360; includes four maps and new Zombies mode set on Alcatraz.

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The rumors were right. Activision today confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops II will add the Uprising expansion April 16 on Xbox 360. The content, which follows January's Revolution expansion, will be available on other platforms later.

Uprising includes four multiplayer maps (Encore, Magma, Vertigo, and Studio), as well as a new Zombies offering called Mob of the Dead. This mode takes players to the iconic island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, California.

Mob of the Dead features four prohibition era mobsters played by Hollywood stars Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects), Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos), and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).

The four are imprisoned at Alcatraz, though that is the least of their concerns. They plan to break out, but their plans are foiled by an onslaught of undead. Players will take on the zombies with guns, blunt instruments, and improvised weaponry throughout the island.

This is not the first time Activision has enlisted celebrities for a Call of Duty expansion. Action movie stars Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Danny Trejo (Machete), and George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) lent their voices and likenesses for use in the original Black Ops' Escalation DLC.

A new game element in Mob of the Dead is the Purgatory feature, which sends players to the afterlife when they are downed by a zombie.

Uprising is free for those who own the $50 Black Ops II DLC Season Pass and will be available separately as a $15 download.

Discussion

65 comments
JLCrogue
JLCrogue

So they spend a bunch of money on voice actors for a zombie mode instead of giving us a new gun... they better give us two guns in the next DLC to make up for this!

TheDon7353
TheDon7353

You guys need to stop hating, it's pointless. Don't be mad because Treyarch's DLC sells more than the crappy games y'all play.

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

Love it how they say "This DLC is free if you purchased the $50 Season Pass."

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The irony of the CoD haters is that they cry and moan about others being trolls...and here they are....bashing CoD and trolling.  Hypocrisy.

Mariner32
Mariner32

Well, if they're going to continue the pattern they brought forth in the original Black Ops with the map packs spelling out FEAR, there are only two 4-letter words I know of that make sense in a CoD setting: RUIN or RUSH. Maybe RUSE or RULE but personally, my money's on RUIN.

Place your bets as to whether the next map pack will start with I, S, or L.

Shrabsters
Shrabsters

If they were going to pick someone from The Usual Suspects they should have got Del Toro.

Olizart
Olizart

Awesome...... Not much out at the moment so this will give me something to look forward to. And to RavageCobra, you sound like my son so I'll say what I said to him. Dude just because they did it once doesn't mean they're going to release a new weapon every time. So don't be disappointed, just think of how great a zombie map on Alcatraz is going to be. ;)

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

The only thing I'm really disappointed at is that they didn't include a new weapon this time around. that's a shame, I would have loved a new assault rifle or anything really. I'm tired of the core weapons. (Hopefully) it'll be the next DLC release.

WinsteadVolve
WinsteadVolve

I didn't purchase the first DLC, yet this one looks more promising.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

It's so ironic... I really don't like any CoD games other than 4, yet I keep buying them because it's the only online FPS I do well at.

wexorian
wexorian

Since when expansion is 4 Multiplayer map and 1 zombie, Stop Feeeding em PPL

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Am I the only one that remembers the old days where you could make your own maps and mods and play those with friends for FREE?!

AustinH147
AustinH147

I truly believe these maps should be free of charge. But.. business is business :p

HWGuy14
HWGuy14

Wow people are still talking about COD?? LMAO!!

Fabregasgunner
Fabregasgunner

Who really cares.. These games are same muck every year

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

just give us Zombie map packs... the rest is filler crap

Fighting40
Fighting40

Oh its so good! Its the first map EVER to have lava in it!

Yeah, um ok so its kinda just like like going out of bounds and getting killed. Thats been around for a while.

desmondx1
desmondx1

Go kids! Go buy another CoD DLC! its so exciting!

Oh, dont forget also  to save much money for the next cod late this year and its many dlcs, season pass, etc

electro57
electro57

Next DLC: Zombies in a mall!


Oh wait.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

It'd be nice to have free DLC one of these days..

SirMD
SirMD

Yay, more COD dlc !


said no one

djpetitte
djpetitte

dammit more zombies with guns, wtf

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

I cant wait to ask my mom to buy this for me!

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

If they sold the zombie map separate, i would have bought it, seeing as that's the only thing worth playing

TwinSnakes1989
TwinSnakes1989

Looks good. Just a shame the game around it is garbage.

Sold mine today. Headglitching, camera lag, terrible hitboxes......the engine is certainly reached its end point. Its not an enjoyable experience. Thank you Treyarch you have given me the final nail to put in my experience of Call Of Duty. I think Battlefield 4 will be calling me this autumn

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

Activision is milking gamers with Call of Duty and DLC, And how is this news?

rockybnut
rockybnut

@DESTROYRS_F8 Pathetic isn't it.  I guess their definition of FREE is completely different to ours.

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

@wexorian Its expansion because it literally expands the multiplayer to an additional 4 maps and expands the zombie game play to another area. I guess you're not the brightest person out there. 

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

@AustinH147 well they are not on the level of magnitude that were some of the BF3 DLCs but wow Treyarch sure shows a lot of creativity with their maps and I think they deserve some credit for that, its not like your standard IW copy-paste maps

Fighting40
Fighting40

@desmondx1 Oh thanks for telling me to! I'll surely remember to  do that---NOT!

juno21
juno21

@x_hunter00 Wexorian is right, back in the day this would not be enough to be labeled as an expansion pack, at least to my memory.


megafitch
megafitch

@x_hunter00 He has a WoW avatar - he is expecting an entire continent worth of new maps ;) I personally think they should offer more for the price, as you can be pretty sure that they've all been made up in the first place lol

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@SergioMX PShhhh....how your spend your money doesn't affect me whatsoever so I could really care less.  Don't know how you came to such a ridiculous assumption.

juno21
juno21

@SergioMX @juno21 @x_hunter00 well as the last C @ C game I played was generals, that was 2003, and its expansion was awesome :P No crap that bad expansions have been released in the past, what im saying is things like this here are more the norm then what they used to be.


SergioMX
SergioMX

@juno21 @x_hunter00 Pff, then you've only been gaming for a short time. There's been plenty of expansions that have sucked or been very underwhelming on the PC side. Some of the C&C expansions are one example.

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

@juno21 @x_hunter00 Maybe so but that's why it's not labeled as an expansion pack. I think 4 maps + 1 zombie map is enough to qualify as DLC.

x_hunter00
x_hunter00

@megafitch Lol. I would pay $15 if  I could play as a Kung Fu Panda that can wield a Bo. :P