A closer look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's final DLC, Apocalypse [Video]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Aug 09, 2013 03:18 PM EDT
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Hot on the heels of formally announcing Black Ops 2's final DLC, Apocalypse, Treyarch is offering fans a closer look at the pack's new maps in the form of a new video.

Executive Producer Jason Blundell and Game Design Director David Vonderhaar are the two to offer the scoop on the game's maps, Pod, Frost, Takeoff, and Dig. We have some bare bones details on the maps that came with the DLC's official announcement, which you can read about below. 

- Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70′s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.

- Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.

- Takeoff: Fans of "Stadium" from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on "Takeoff." Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.

- Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favorite "Courtyard" from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of "Courtyard" with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

The DLC also adds in another zombie experience in "Origins," which takes players to a "Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France" where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map: Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen.

As per usual, Apocalypse will be available on Xbox Live first, available for 1200 Microsoft Points on August 27, with other platforms to follow. Players who have already purchased the Season Pass get free access to Apocalypse as soon as it's available. Check out Vonderhaar and Blundell dish on the new maps in the video below.

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