Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Second Expansion Revealed

"Eclipse" comes out in April with new multiplayer maps and more.


Activision and Treyarch today announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III's second expansion. It's called Eclipse and is scheduled to come out on April 19 for PlayStation 4, with a release on Xbox One and PC to follow. It's released on PS4 first as part of the timed-exclusivity deal between Sony and Activision.

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Like the first add-on, February's Awakening, Eclipse comes with new maps for multiplayer and Zombies.

The new multiplayer maps are called Spire, Rift, Knockout, and Verge. Verge is a reimagining of Call of Duty: World at War map Bonzai. Here are the official descriptions for the new Black Ops III maps:

  • Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
  • Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
  • Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970's styled interior.
  • Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map

The new Zombies map is Zetsubou No Shima, which continues the story of the Black Ops Origins characters. This entry is set on a Division 9 biological research lab on a remote Pacific island where experiments are conducted on humans, animals, and plants. Things haven't gone well, and the lab is now infested with "horrors beyond belief."

"Zetsubou No Shima features a foliage rich island map including new terrifying zombie enemies, a variety of innovative transport mechanics, more devastating traps and classic Zombies side quests," Activision said.

You can get Eclipse by itself for $15, while it's also included with the $50 Black Ops 3 DLC pass.

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