Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation DLC drops on PC June 2

Activision dates second blockbuster shooter add-on for Windows systems; info on PS3 version "coming soon."

On May 3, Activision released Escalation, the second downloadable add-on for its shooter blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops, exclusively on Xbox Live. Today, Activision announced the end to that timed exclusivity, revealing PC owners will get the chance to download the DLC on June 2. No price was announced, but it is likely the add-on will cost $15, the same as its Xbox 360 equivalent.

Soon PC owners will be able to answer the Call of the Dead.

Unfortunately for PlayStation 3 owners, Activision had no date for the release of Escalation on the console. The publisher had only a single line about that version of the DLC, saying more information was "coming soon." It did not say if the delay was related to the PlayStation Store still being down following the three-week PlayStation Network outage. The online marketplace will reportedly be up next week and will be releasing a backlog of content in four semiweekly batches.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation DLC will include four multiplayer maps: Hotel, set on top of a luxury hotel and casino in old Havana; Convoy, which offers up close-quarters combat when a US military convoy is ambushed; Zoo, set in a derelict Soviet-era animal park; and Stockpile, which is set in a small Russian town that contains secret facilities housing weapons of mass destruction.

The downloadable add-on also features a mode called "Call of the Dead." The zombie-slaughtering co-op level will feature a storyline inspired by famed horror director George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) and features a '70s movie aesthetic that sees four action stars fending off hordes of undead around a ghost ship. It will feature the voices and likenesses of actors Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Romero (Night of the Living Dead) himself.

For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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16 comments
coylenintendo
coylenintendo

lol it looks like Activision prefers Microsoft over Sony.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

At least this has a zombie map with celebrities in it. First Strike? Here's let me quote the important parts of the First Strike review in PC Gamer UK: "Deus Ex, Half-Life 2, Episodes One and Two" "FEAR, Fallout, Braid" "Psychonauts. Both Max Paynes. Far Cry" "Hitman: Blood Money. World of Goo. Darwinia."

BARBECUEDBABIES
BARBECUEDBABIES

dam delays with the PSN being down, who knows when we will get the maps now

djforlife84
djforlife84

when will this franchise die off? having too much fun playing LA Noire, MK, portal and GT5. goodbye blops, you've been nothing but headaches.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Maps r flat-out terrible, but the zombies map is worth the $15 alone.

Gruug
Gruug

I am done with CoD. The last half decent CoD was Modern Warfare 2 and that was only slight. Activision is not determined to kill the franchise by over saturating the number of CoD games coming out in short order. First these (soon to be) two expansions and not far down the road CoD3. I am done with it.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Why even bring this crap to PC? With so many great games coming out in May,who would care for this crap?

oskuuu
oskuuu

Another overpriced map pack! Activision, why don't u just rob our kidneys while your at it :evil:

slysin
slysin

After buying the nightmare of bugs that was blops at release and months onward. I swore I would never give money to Treyarch again. And I am holding to that.

retazeticulus2
retazeticulus2

Sorry Activision, but us PC and PS3 guys are too busy playing better games. -.-

Marasca2
Marasca2

I couldn't care less....

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

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Setsuka13
Setsuka13

Roughly a one month exclusivity for Xbox players? I suppose all that Xbox Live Gold subscription money needs to go somewhere.

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

Treyarch said they are releasing more dlc for this then WAW. So they have at least 2 more of these to go.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Another expansion pack for Black Ops? It looks like PS3 owner are out of luck again for this DLC. lol!! What's up with all these expansions including zombie stages? RDR did it and not this. Give it a rest already.