With the tenth installment of the Call of Duty franchise making way to the frontline, it is time to face the showdown for Black Ops 2. The last expansion pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be out tomorrow and it is titled as The Apocalypse Map Pack.
We know already that Call of Duty: Ghosts will not have a zombie co-op so this might be the last chance for us at that version of the game – at least for some time. After Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Black Ops 2 was the third time that zombies were featured in the series.
The Apocalypse Map Pack, instead of being a sequel to the previous incidents, takes you back in time. It’s sort of a prequel to the other zombie based maps we have seen. The official website shows off two multiplayer maps, two multiplayer classics and a “DieselPunk Zombies Experience”
A new map introduced in the expansion pack is known as Origins. A highly imaginative and dark version of the game, Origin will make you go down to the zombie stuck French countryside as well as the ruins of an ancient civilization. To add to the experience, you get transported back to the First World War era and get put in the shoes of four original players of the game – now that’s slick!
Other than the zombie based map, the expansion pack will give you four other areas to relish as well. The second map; Frost will give you a snowcapped European city where “fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder” here, using multi-level traversal will provide you the opportunity turn the battle wave into your favor.
Pod gives you a failed utopian community as your battleground with residential pods atop a cliff. The residents are gone since long, it is just you and the abandoned towers that will now be used for the frantic battle between you and your enemies.
Archeological digs have always been one of the most welcome battlegrounds in first person shooters. Dig takes you to Afghanistan’s newly found archeological digs that bring back memories of Call of Duty: World at War’s “Courtyard”. Wide open layouts and a couple of chokepoints could give it the intricacy that is required for a fan favorite.
Did we forget remote launch sites? Well, Treyarch didn’t: Take Off will remind you of “Stadium” from Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike. Close quarters combat atop a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is just what I thought was missing from this expansion pack – not any more.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 “Apocalypse” will make its way to Xbox Live within a day while the PS3 and PC version will come out sometime soon.