Black Ops 2's Vengeance map pack hits PlayStation 3 and PC in August

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jul 10, 2013 06:18 PM EDT

We suspected as much, but just for verification's sake, Call of Duty publisher Activision has announced the date when the most recent Black Ops 2 map pack, Vengeance, is set to hit PlayStation 3 and PC.

August 1st is when the rest of gamers can get a hold of the pack, available for free for season pass holders, or $14.99 for non-holders. Activision made no mention of when the map pack will hit the Wii U, if at all.

The map pack offers a total a four new multiplayer maps, and a new weapon for the zombie mode called the "Ray Gun Mark II," which you can get a sneak peek at here.

The new maps are Cove, Detour, Rush, and Uplink, a re-worked version of the Summit map from the first Black Ops game. There's also a new map for the game's zombie mode called Buried. You can see descriptions of the maps below: 

Cove - a deserted island that looks like paradise, but is actually anything but. Scattered rock formations and a crashed airplane can provide for a bit of cover, but you'll have to move fast to stay alive. Interesting tidbit - Keep your eyes to the coast to spot the boat from the Hijacked level.

Detour - a new urban setting where team play has the FBI taking on Mercs atop a decimated bride in Nowheresville, USA. Snipers rule along the bridge's ruined surface, but close combat is the name of the game in the crowded underpass.

Rush - Real soldiers hit up a weekend warrior's favorite haunt: an indoor and outdoor paintball range. Look for the "not an exit" entrance to the staff hero to get the drop on other players.

Uplink - A re-hash of the fan favorite map "Summit" returns as a futuristic mountain top facility, trading in the snowy Ural mountains for the sweaty jungles of Myanmar. Watch your feet around the edges, it's a loooong way down.

Buried - The Green Run group returns in this new zombie map, all set in an abandoned mining town out west. In addition to the new Ray Gun Mark II, players can also find a new revolver, two new wonder weapons, and a new perk on the map. Keep a flask on your person for Leroy, a friendly NPC on the map who'll provide you with some sorely needed assistance. Fighting in the underground's cramped quarters is hectic, but snooping around the mansion is no better, as a restless spirit dogs you all the while.

The pack released first on the Xbox 360 on July 3rd.

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