Black Ops ‘Escalation’ DLC Made Official by Activision

Turns out that info leak was legit.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Remember when the Black Ops “Escalation Pack” was leaked by an Australian retailer like a week ago? Yup… turns out the DLC that will add another five multiplayer maps to Call of Duty: Black Ops is indeed real. Activision made the official announcement today. For a refresher, here is the flier that Game leaked last Tuesday:


The map pack will release May 3, exclusively on Xbox 360 for now. Four of the maps will be for competitive multiplayer, while the final map is for zombie co-op mode. Activision is still keeping quiet on pricing, but if we were a betting man we would say it’s going to run the standard CoD asking price of 1200 MS Points ($15). But if Escalation is anything like First Strike, the price will justify the additions.

UPDATE – Here's the official blurbs for each of the DLC's five maps. 

  • Hotel puts players in a Cuban luxury resort so they can shoot each other in style
  • Convoy is a tight map centered on an ambushed U.S. military convoy
  • Zoo takes place in an abandoned Soviet zoo
  • Stockpile is a sleepy Russian village that holds secret WMDs
  • Zombies players will get "a unique Zombies experience"

More info on the Black Ops Escalation map pack as it becomes available. Stay tuned to CraveOnline!


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