The final DLC pack for Black Ops 2 has been announced as Black Ops 2: Apocalypse, which will be coming to the Xbox 360 on August 27.
Treyarch studio head, Mark Lamia had this to say about Black Ops 2: Apocalypse:
“Apocalypse is Treyarch’s grand finale to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, 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-favorite multiplayer maps from past games – and Origins, our most epic Zombies experience to date. Apocalypse is a DLC pack that our fans will never forget.”
The four new maps are:
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-favorite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological 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.
Whilst I never got into the multiplayer in Black Ops 2 I know how insanely popular that game is, so I’m sure a lot of people are really excited about this final DLC pack. This is the perfect time to release it before everybody moves onto Ghosts, even though I’m confident that a lot of people will stick with Black Ops 2 for a while. I hope the Call of Duty: Ghosts is different costumes for the dog, I bet you that would sell!
Here is the description for the new Zombie Origins experience:“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 that come together to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever seen, using 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 undead, as well as evading an unprecedented 1,000-foot tall robot abomination.”
The pack is releasing on August 27 and will cost 1200 Microsoft Points, as with all Black Ops DLC the other platforms will get Apocalypse at a later date.