Black Ops II ‘Revolution’ DLC Arriving On January 29 For Xbox, Features New Weapons, Modes, Maps & More

Call of Duty: Black Ops II may have been the biggest selling title since, well, Modern Warfare III, but Activision hasn’t gotten to the top of the gaming tree by resting on its laurels. As such, the publisher will be releasing a DLC pack at the end of this month for those rocking Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, and as you can probably gather, it features numerous new maps, modes and weapons in order to maintain the seemingly infallible captivation gamers have with the rampant CoD series.

To whet the appetites of said Black Ops II enthusiasts, Activision has dropped an official trailer outlining some of the features of the DLC pack, while also revealing an all-new zombie mode which, instead of fighting off the zombies, players take up the role of the brain-dead, sub-human species themselves. Perhaps one of the more intriguing new implementations arrives in the form of the ironically-named Peacekeeper; which is hybrid of the SMG and assault rifle, and gamers in favor of the bigger, all-action weaponry will have a field day keeping the peace.

Those on Sony’s PlayStation haven’t been left out completely in the cold, although it looks as though Xbox users will get first dibs on the ‘Revolution’ DLC. It is expected to arrive on the PS3 and PC around a month after the Xbox 360, although this information is based on a Facebook post by UK entertainment chain HMV, which could well be misinformed.

Still, a month is a pretty long wait, although a testament to the rise of the Xbox 360 has been in its dominance of the number of Call of Duty titles sold versus its rival over the past few years, so it’s not too surprising to see Activision cater to the Redmond company’s platform first.


The maps include a large, dam-encircled map called Hydro; a medium-sized map in the French Alps called Downhill; a Venice, CA boardwalk map based in a skate park called Grind; a Gobi Desert multiplayer map called Mirage; and finally, Zombies – Die Rise, based on an Zombie apocalypse which has invaded China.

Sounds like Activision has really gone to town with this DLC, and we’ll be sure to nudge you with a little reminder on release date.

(via HMV)

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