Earlier this month, Activision announced that a ‘Revolution’ DLC pack would be arriving for those on Xbox 360, and, as promised, the pack is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points. Announced via the blog of Larry Hryb – better known as Microsoft’s very own Major Nelson – Revolution offers four new multiplayer maps, a new weapon in the Peacekeeper hybrid SMG-Assault Rifle, and the eagerly-awaited Zombies Co-op Map – Die Rise – which puts the player in the role of Zombie rather than the traditional position as Zombie slayer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II may have only arrived back in November, but fans of the title are a fickle bunch, and despite once again proving their loyalty to Activision’s award-winning title, are constantly on the lookout for new content to keep the game interesting.
The map is arguably the most important feature, particularly in a popular first-person shooter such as CoD, and there are four new multiplayer maps ready and waiting for gamers to sink their teeth into. Hydro is surrounded by a dam-encircled map, and is one of the largest available in this particular pack – making for interesting tactical battles. Downhill is decidedly smaller, and set in the French Alps, while a skate park map by the name of Grind is set in Venice, California. Finally, the fourth is set in the Gobi Desert and goes by the name of Mirage.
As you can see, there’s plenty of variety, but perhaps the most interesting feature of this DLC is Die Rise, which portrays a Zombie apocalypse in China. This co-op map flips the traditional Zombie format on its head, and instead of defeating the zombies – as many of you will no doubt have done on previous CoD releases – you actually take on the role of Zombie yourself.
There’s no official date set on when the Revolution pack will arrive for PlayStation or PC, although it is scheduled to debut at some point next month. In the meantime, Xbox 360 games have been given preferential treatment (probably due to the fact a higher percentage of CoD players now by the title for Microsoft’s platform), and for 1200 MS Points, there’s plenty more enjoyment to be had; at least until Modern Warfare 4 later this year.
(Source: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution on Xbox LIVE Marketplace)