Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Revolution DLC free to play for PS3 this weekend

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 21, 2013 01:49 PM EDT

In anticipation of the next bit of DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Treyarch is making the game's first map pack, Revolution, free to play for this weekend. As of today, gamers can have at it until Monday, June 24th.

This is the second time Treyarch has made the Revolution map pack free to play, the first time being late last month.

Revolution hit Xbox 360 first in late January, and was released for PS3 and PC at the end of February. It includes four brand new multiplayer maps:

1. Grind - An abandoned, but still well-kept skatepark in Venice, CA.
2. Hydro - A large map that allows players to use a Pakistani dam and water to their advantage to block paths and stop enemies.
3. Downhill - A medium-sized map based in the French Alps complete with snow, chair lifts, and a strategically placed lodge.
4. 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.

The DLC also adds an extra "Zombies" map, "Die Rise," set atop a Shanghai skyscraper, as well as "Turned," a new mode of play where players, now controlling zombies, attempt to catch and eat a lone soldier.

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 ofBlack Ops 2's multiplayer mode's most popular gun classes, SMG's and assault rifles. Combat designer Anthony Flame describes the gun 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."

If you enjoy your free sample, the DLC is available for free for Season Pass holders, or non-members can grab it for $14.99. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's third DLC map pack, Vengeance, arrives first on the Xbox 360 on June 2nd. After 30 days, the DLC should then make its way to PC and PlayStation 3 platforms. Exact pricing details haven't been released as of yet, but it's expected to cost the same as previous map packs - 1200 MS Points for the Xbox 360, and $14.99 for PlayStation 3 and PC via Steam. It's unknown if the DLC will be making its way to the Wii U.  

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