Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 expansion Eclipse is set for release on PlayStation 4 on April 19th with PC and Xbox One launches following a month later. Eclipse adds four new multiplayer maps as well as a new Zombies experience set in the Pacific during World War II.
“The incredible amount of engagement and response to Black Ops III from our fans continues to inspire all of us at the studio,” Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said in a press release. “Eclipse continues to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the most exciting gameplay experiences possible with each DLC pack. We are pushing ourselves at every turn to craft new and unique ways to play.”
The four new maps included with the DLC are Spire, Rift, Knockout, and Verge, a re-imagining of Call of Duty: World at War’s Banzai map.
- Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
- Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
- Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970’s styled interior.
- Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map
Eclipse also introduces Zetsubou No Shima, a new storyline for Black Ops 3’s Zombies mode that spans all four DLC map packs for the game.
The Origins characters are left trapped on a remote island in the Pacific where they discover the Division 9 facility, where secret biological tests are conducted on humans, animals, and plants to create “horrors beyond belief”.
Treyarch is currently streaming Eclipse on their YouTube Gaming channel.