Black Ops 3: Awakening DLC Details Revealed

Activision and Treyarch have revealed new details about Awakening, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Featuring four new action-packed multiplayer maps and a new Zombies experience set in a medieval Austrian castle during World War II, Awakening releases on February 2, 2016, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 games and entertainment system from Sony, with other next-gen platforms to follow.

"Since Black Ops III launched last month, the response from our community has been incredible in every way," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. "With Awakening, the studio is focused on creating a wide variety of gameplay experiences for our fans in Multiplayer and Zombies that will keep players coming back for more."

Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Black Ops III's Zombies DLC adventure will take players on a journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror. In addition, Awakening offers four new multiplayer maps. They are as follows:

  • Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch's classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.

  • Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, , and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.

  • Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.

  • Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.

The map pack is available as a part of the DLC Season Pass for $49.99 and can be purchased separately for $15.