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The first COD: Black Ops 3 DLC arrives on the PS4 on February 2, 2016

PS4 fans will receive the first DLC pack to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on February 2, 2016

By Anthony Garreffa from Dec 21, 2015 @ 23:31 CST

PS4 fans will be happy to hear that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will drop on February 2, 2016 - thanks to an announcement from publisher Activision and developer Treyarch.

The new DLC is called Awakening, with the new Black Ops 3 DLC including four new multiplayer maps - Gauntlet, Splash, Rise and Skyjacked. There'll also be a new Zombie mode included, something that has been titled "Der Eisendrache". Awakening will cost $15, and is included as part of Black Ops 3's season pass, which costs $49.99. As for the four new multiplayer maps, here's the breakdown:

  • Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch's classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
  • Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
  • Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
  • Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops 3.

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