Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC may arrive on January 29

According to Polygon, pictures of what is apparently an advertisement for DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops II have popped up. The DLC seems to feature five maps—Hydro, Die Rise, Grind, Downhill and Mirage, and a new bonus weapon—the Peacekeeper SMG. Four of the five maps seem to be regular multiplayer maps, while the fifth one, Die Rise, seems to be a map for Black Ops II's Zombies mode. Going by the images, it seems that the DLC will be released on the Xbox 360 first, and it will be out on January 29, 2013.

The DLC seems to be named Revolution

The DLC seems to be named Revolution


Earlier this month, Activision released a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II that showed Zombies making their way to Nuketown. It shows a derelict and burned down Nuketown that is going through a zombie apocalypse. If the trailer is anything to go by, the map still follows the 'town of the future' style from the 50's, more commonly referred to as Zeerust. The Nuketown Zombies bonus map is available as part of the Black Ops 2 Season Pass.

Back in November, Treyarch pulled the Nuketown 2025/24-7 playlist from the game's matchmaking options. The playlist was part of the pre-order bonus for the game, which also included a double XP weekend. The news was confirmed on Twitter by the game's design director David Vonderhaar. "Double XP weekend is official over. That means Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 is as well. I know. RIGHT? Don't kill the messenger," he tweeted. After seeing the outcry from fans, he tweeted, "Nuketown 2025 / 24-7 will be back for special events. You can always play it with your friends in Custom Games."

To replace this, Treyarch has added a new playlist to the game's matchmaking options called the Chaos Moshpit. Much like the Nuketown 2025 playlist, the Chaos Moshpit playlist is only available to those who pre-ordered the game. The playlist has the maps Carrier, Cargo, Express, Hijacked, Slums, Standoff and Nuketown 2025 in the rotation.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Black Ops 2 crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide in just fifteen days. Comparatively, Modern Warfare 3 had taken sixteen days to hit the mark. Just a day after its release, Black Ops II crossed the $500 million mark. For the sake of comparison, one of the biggest games for the Xbox 360, the recently released Halo 4, saw about $220 million in sales on its first day. Keep in mind though that Halo 4 is an Xbox 360-exclusive release, whereas Black Ops II was released for all gaming platforms.

This is par for the course when it comes to sales of games in the Call of Duty franchise. In 2011, Activision reported $400 million worth of sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Call of Duty series has always seen record breaking sales since the release of Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009.

Published Date: Dec 31, 2012 12:06 PM | Updated Date: Dec 31, 2012 12:06 PM