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Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Awakening Release Date

Treyarch have released some further details about the Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Awakening Release Date. Awakening is the first DLC for BO3 and is likely to cost around the $15 mark (£10-12) and is scheduled for release on the PS4 first as the PS4 has the exclusive rights to first releases. If you are looking for a deal the Season Pass will come in at around $49 and will give you access to all four of the scheduled DLC’s. The Xbox has had this for a number of years so just a bit of re-alignment in the world (or in cash) happening. The Xbox One version is set for release in March. It has been revealed that the DLC will not be coming to the PS3 or the Xbox 360 as we are seeing more and more game releases either skip entirely or not release DLC or updates for them. A shame, but such is evolution.

Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Awakening will feature four new action-packed multiplayer maps and a new Zombies experience set in a medieval Austrian castle during World War I . As part of the Press Release Mark Lamia, Studio Head at Treyarch said that “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.”

The new Zombie experience will be set over four parts and part one is described as follows:

Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies DLC adventure will take players on an epic journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and – in Zombies tradition – a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises that fans will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.

Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Awakening  Trailer

The new multiplayer maps are going to involve frolicking around an abandoned water theme park, less frolicking around a military training facility, going underground at a subterranean research complex and a re-imagining of the BO2 multiplayer map Hijacked:

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.

In the last few hours Treyarch have released a behind the scenes trailer out for the Awakening, check it out below:


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  1. Did I read that right the DLC will not be coming to Xbox one or is it a typo and you meant Xbox 360 “It has been revealed that the DLC will not be coming to the PS3 or the Xbox One as we are seeing more and more game releases either skip entirely or not release DLC or updates for them. “