Double XP Weekend Coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jan 29, 2013 01:00 PM EST
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Everyone enjoying their new weapon, maps, and game mode? Hope so.

Now that the Revolution Map Pack is out, Treyarch has announced yet another of their double XP weekends, but this time, it's for weapon XP.

Celebrating the new DLC, "Starting on Friday, Feb 1st (10 am/PST) and going through Monday, Feb 4th (10 am/PST) you will earn Double Weapon XP on all weapons. Double XP allows to level up and unlock attachments at twice the usual rate," posted Treyarch earlier today.

The first map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2Revolution, is out today. The pack offers four brand new maps for the game's multiplayer mode:

* Grind - (Click here to check out a video preview of the new skatepark map) An abandoned, but still well-kept skatepark in Venice, CA
* Hydro - A large map that allows players to use a Pakistani dam and water to their advantage to block paths and stop enemies.
* Downhill - A medium-sized map based in the French Alps complete with snow, chair lifts, and a strategically placed lodge.
* Mirage - This Gobi Desert multiplayer map utilizes sand dunes to provide different levels of elevation and a sanctuary in the center as a natural chokepoint.

Besides these new maps, the zombie mode is also getting a new map, "Die Rise," which brings the frenetic zombie action outside of the States, and into China. Set high in the clouds in decrepit and forlorn skyscrapers, where abandoned elevator shafts pose as much danger as a zombie bite. To "liven" up the zombie game, Treyarch is also adding a new mode, "Turned," which sees players hunt down a lone soldier as a hungry zombie.

In addition to the maps, and zombie game mode, Revolution brings with it the first ever DLC weapon for the franchise, the Peacekeeper. A combination of Black Ops 2's multiplayer mode's most popular gun classes, SMG's and assault rifles. Black Ops 2's combat designer, Anthony Flame, describes it as having "the lightweight design of an SMG, but with better range and accuracy at the cost of close quarters firepower. It's a great weapon for objective modes like Hardpoint, where you need to quickly get into position and cover objectives from a safe distance."

The DLC is available via Season Pass, or, gamers can snag it individually for 1200 MS Points. 

As the map pack is only currently available to Xbox 360 players, the double weapon XP weekend only applies to them as well. It's expected that once the DLC hits PlayStation 3 and PC versions, those players can expect a similar double weapon XP weekend of their own, though nothing has been confirmed.

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