13 Aug 2013
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COD: Black Ops 2 culminates with Apocalypse

By David Williams

COD: Black Ops 2 DLC content will finish with the release of Apocalypse, with the final instalment being available first on Xbox Live from August 27 for 1,200 Microsoft points.

"Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget, said Mark Lamia, Treyarch Studio.

“It is the perfect culmination of our efforts, and fan feedback, with two all-new multiplayer maps for players to experience for the first time, and two fully reimagined fan-favourite multiplayer maps from past games – and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date. "

So to break it down, Apocalypse will contain the following multiplayer maps:

· Pod:

A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan.

Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.

· Frost:

Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.

· Takeoff:

Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.”

Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.

· Dig:

An adaptation of the fan-favourite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archaeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations.


Treyarch has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

In addition to the multiplayer maps there is a new addition to the Zombie segment for Black Ops 2, with the inclusion of Origins.

Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location.

Unleashed after the Germans unearthed the mysterious “Element 115,” this next chapter in the Zombies legacy will explore the saga’s origins as players reunite with an unlikely band of soldiers.

Coming together to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen, the solders use a period-specific arsenal that includes Wonder Weapons that harness supernatural powers, a diesel-drone and Mark IV tank, as well a new perk machine and power-ups – and that’s just the start.

Players will need all the help they can get to succeed in defeating the un-dead, as well as evading an unprecedented 1,000-foot tall robot abomination.

In this stylised un-dead adventure, they’ll need every advantage if they have any hope of surviving one of Treyarch’s deepest Zombies experiences to date.

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