Black Ops "Escalation" map pack revealed

The first details on the next Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack have leaked via GAME Australia. As reported by Destructoid, the next map pack, dubbed the "Escalation Pack," will feature five new maps and is set to be released in just under a month on May 3. The information has since been pulled from the retailer's website.

As usual, there are four multiplayer maps in the upcoming downloadable content, as well as one zombie map. Zoo, Hotel, Convoy and Stockpile are the names of the Escalation Pack's multiplayer maps, and "Call of the Dead" is the title of the brand-new zombie map.

The downloadable content will first launch on Xbox Live as part of the three year exclusivity deal between Activision and Microsoft, announced at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It will arrive on the PlayStation 3 and PC afterwards. The map pack will carry a price tag of 1200 Microsoft Points, or $15.

First Strike, the initial downloadable content to be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops, was made available back in February on the Xbox 360. It was followed a month later on the PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Gaffney said,
Playing MW2 right now, much better game.

Ehh, MW2 is pretty crappy. I only played it because everyone got off of CoD 4 when it came out. Like +LiquidSolstice said, it's basically killstream spam the whole time, and lots of BS like the commando perk.

CoD 4 was and will probably always be the best one. Nearly perfectly balanced. I played that game for almost two years and loved it.

This is so exciting!!!

...not.

DLC's ruin competitive gaming. Oh wait, I said "competitive" while forgetting it's being released on consoles, my bad.

LiquidSolstice said,

So much biased ignorance from one comment

Instead of insulting the poster, why don't you present your counter-arguments?

excalpius said,

Instead of insulting the poster, why don't you present your counter-arguments?

Not interested in counter-arguing with someone who just tossed an under-handed insult to all console gamers. Or did you miss that part?

Yay. I just downloaded the First Strike pack like a week ago. Damnit now i have to get used to more new maps?? Greattttt. Oh well more diversity when it comes to Hardcore Team Capture the Flag w00t!!

For the sake of current players, I hope the map pack is good. The last one was underwhelming. The only good map out of it was the zombie map Ascension.

Anaron said,
For the sake of current players, I hope the map pack is good. The last one was underwhelming. The only good map out of it was the zombie map Ascension.

Don't think they are that bad, but it goes down to personal taste. I actually prefer the new maps to a lot of the old ones, especially discovery.

Anaron said,
For the sake of current players, I hope the map pack is good. The last one was underwhelming. The only good map out of it was the zombie map Ascension.

Discovery rules. And the more you play the news maps, the better all of them get.

ZaPx64 said,
Tha game isn't even worth spending more money on...

Don't matter. Masses will spend on pretty much anything. I'm already waiting for my ipad 3 the 2 seems so old to me now. Got to have the 'new' thing phase ya know? Maps are the new commodity. I personally prefer community made maps with free submissions and those come in plenty.

djdanster said,
Map packs are all good but PLEASE RELEASE IT THE SAME DAY FOR PC AND PS3!!!!! First Strike they were nearly a month apart!

You know there is a reason Microsoft gave them all that money.. So xbox players get things like this first.

So much negativity and unnecessary (as normal) opinions. Cool you guys uninstalled it or are playing MW2. This article is about a map pack for Black Ops. Some people like it, many don't - play what you want but don't troll. I for one will enjoy this map pack as I enjoyed Ascension, discovery and kowloon with the still incredibly large amount of people that play it on XBL. Stay focused on the article and its contense nobody cares you're stating who won't get your money.

/rant

Alladaskill17 said,
So much negativity and unnecessary (as normal) opinions. Cool you guys uninstalled it or are playing MW2. This article is about a map pack for Black Ops. Some people like it, many don't - play what you want but don't troll. I for one will enjoy this map pack as I enjoyed Ascension, discovery and kowloon with the still incredibly large amount of people that play it on XBL. Stay focused on the article and its contense nobody cares you're stating who won't get your money.

/rant

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tyberius7 said,
My PC still has problems with this game and only this game. Damn what a waste of money for beta s**t.

I read the words "My PC...has problems with this game" and decided not to pay your comment any attention.

Black Ops is an awsome FPS title for the PC and i think it has great multiplayer capabalities also probably one of the best multiplayer games that are recent but I have to disagree where someone states that by bringing out a map pack that it fragments player apart not players but fragments the multiplayer experience apart. It is a pack which contains 4 maps and being realistic here I do not think 4 maps would ruin a multiplayer game I would think it would add to the value because players connect online and find servers that offer a bigger variety in terms of what maps players can play. I'm a gamer who likes variety so in terms of value for myself this is definitely a winner in my opinion.

@Alladaskill17 I also am with you on this one, here is an article letting gamers are there aware of a new map pack and people are in here complaining. A map pack that enhances a game is good news so I do not see why people are giving more negative feedback then good. If you are interested in this game and enjoy playing this game then I would expect to see good feedback here but if it's unrelated to the topic posted I do not know why all the negative feedback is here. It's a game designed for fun and the map pack was released as an add-on which adds value to a game which gives each player the ability to play more maps. It can only be a win win situation here.

It's a good game, awsome multiplayer game and the final result of an addon has created value for many gamers.

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