The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 patch has now gone live on the PS4 and boy is it a whopper, weighing in at 9gb. So why, is it so big, well Activision state that “Along with delivering the Awakening DLC pack, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III patch released on 02/01/2016 also includes several fixes and updates designed to improve and enhance the overall playing experience. Check outhttp://support.activision.com/PS4updates for more details.”. The update has only hit the PS4 so far so PC and Xbox One fans will need to hold off a little longer.
Details on next week’s 9GB update and the new Awakening DLC for Black Ops 3, https://t.co/bBIrIq6FFX
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The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 patch will also contain the latest DLC for Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Awakening so you don’t need to download it separately as per usual. To access it do the following after installing the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 patch:
Launch Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to trigger the patch and allow the game to update as normal. Once the update is fully downloaded, Season Pass owners and players who have purchased the Awakening DLC pack individually will simply need to activate the content through the in-game store.
- Select Store from the main menu.
- Select Map Packs.
- Select Awakening DLC to activate the DLC pack.
If its not showing up just restart the machine, the ol’ IT support trick. The patch contains a shed load of fixes across the board so make sure you check out the fix log….normally I’d post it, but it massive.
The first Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 DLC map pack Awakening includes the following:
Gauntlet: Delivering three unique environments within one action-packed map, Gauntlet showcases Treyarch’s classic three-lane map structure, transporting Players into battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
Splash: Dive into battle in this abandoned water park, featuring a vibrant and colorful environment, including waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship and a lazy river. Splash encourages an open flow of combat with opportunities for underwater gameplay.
Rise: A versatile multiplayer map, Rise is set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich in the middle of an ongoing construction site for a massive subterranean Coalescence research campus. With multiple engagement areas throughout this larger map, each section caters to different styles of gameplay.
Skyjacked: High above urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a modernized version of the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked. Utilizing the new core movement system featured in Black Ops III, this map gives Players new ways to explore the environment, while still retaining the same fast and frenetic gameplay Players love.
Der Eisendrache: Awakening also introduces the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies DLC adventure with Der Eisendrache. Set in a chilling medieval Austrian castle during World War II, Players will embark on an epic journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo and Dempsey. The ancient site on which the castle sits was the scene of unspeakable horror where massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered. Players will discover a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises as they survive waves of the undead.
Let us know in the comments how you find the updates.