Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players on the PlayStation 4 received the third DLC pack for the shooter on Tuesday. Descent is now live and adds a dash of dragons to the Zombies mayhem along with four new multiplayer maps with Roman architecture, giant robots, and more.
Black Ops 3: Descent is currently only available for the PS4. Xbox One and PC owners should expect to receive the map pack in approximately one month per the timed-exclusivity arrangement between Activision and Sony. The pack costs $15 if purchased separately or free as part of the $50 Season Pass.
As per usual, the Descent DLC pack comes with four new multiplayer maps. Players can expect a re-imagined “Raid” map from Black Ops II turned into an ancient Roman villa. The diverse set of maps continues with a battle in the midst of a giant robot battle arena on “Rumble” plus a fight among the remnants of a lost frozen Viking village in “Berserk.” Finally, “Cryogen” will take players to a unique prison where the dangerous inmates are kept in frozen cryogenic tubes.
“Empire: Treyarch adapts its Black Ops III movement system to the Call of Duty: Black Ops II fan favorite map Raid. The re-imagining of this classic, medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa that has been “recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire,” where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.
Cryogen:Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes, where opportunities for wall running attacks abound.
Berserk:Ancient sentinels from a lost civilization guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Players will fight through blizzards and control the center bridge as they navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings, and tight chokepoints.
Rumble:Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanized warriors in Rumble, a stadium where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. This medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.”
You can watch an overview of all the maps in this multiplayer trailer shared on the Call of Duty official YouTube channel.
Zombies is where things get even more interesting for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Descent. Players will jump to war-torn Stalingrad Gorod Krovi for an alternate universe survival adventure complete with giant Soviet robots and dragons in addition to the usual, and not so usual, zombie fodder.
The official description for Gorod Krovi does not do justice to the sheer insanity Treyarch devised for the new Zombies episode.
“After escaping the swamps of Zetsubou No Shima, the Origins characters are hurled into a war-torn Stalingrad. Our heroes face their most dangerous enemies yet among the remnants of a battle between giant mechanized soldiers and ferocious dragons.”
Instead, view the CGI introduction trailer posted to Treyarch’s YouTube channel, which somehow manages to blend in our four heroes with Soviet Mechs, zombies, a dragon, and Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.” It is definitely not something ever before seen in a Call of Duty game and needs to be viewed to be properly appreciated.
In case you missed it, patch 1.13 was released by Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players on the PS4 and Xbox One. This update adds support for the Descent DLC, adds a new game mode called “Fracture,” and fixes various bugs. Note that “Fracture” will not be available until it launches on July 15.
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