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Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC Comes to PS3 June 10

Dan Amrich's Avatar + Posted by Dan Amrich on Jun 03, 2011 // Community Manager, Activision

Hopefully everybody enjoyed the double XP period for Call of Duty: Black Ops in May – neither Treyarch nor Activision wanted to see any of the PS3 fans miss out just because of the technical issues. Now the next round of Black Ops action is locked and loaded: the long-awaited Escalation DLC pack will be available in the PlayStation Store on Friday, June 10th.

Escalation features five big chunks of content – four multiplayer maps and one star-studded Zombies experience unlike any other. For fans of competitive combat, your new battlegrounds await:

  • HOTEL takes the sunny splendor of a luxirous Cuban casino resort and turns it into a bullet-riddled war zone. Details like the blown casino safe and poolside bar offer some unusual cover for run-and-gunners, but thanks to the high vantage points at opposite ends, it’s also a great map for snipers.
  • Why not visit the ZOO? The big cats and deadly reptiles left this abandoned Russian animal park long ago, but the overgrown, dilapidated facility still plays host to the world’s most dangerous game. Hide below in the bear lair or snipe from above on the monorail track – you’ve got the run of the place.

MP Match ZooMP Match Convoy

  • If you’re looking for a slice of classic Americana, check out the small-town motel and diner near the ambushed CONVOY. The freeway overpass has collapsed, leaving a missile stranded above and rubble littered below – not to mention a pre-fab house, apparently in transit by truck when the attack hit, now toppled on its side in ruins. Talk about trailer trash.

MP Stockpile 2

  • STOCKPILE looks like an ordinary town in remote Russia…until you find the warhead hidden in the building in the center of town. Use switches to slide the huge steel doors up and down – good for restricting access during objective-based games.

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Last but not least, CALL OF THE DEAD goes meta on zombie lore itself with a unique setup: Cinema’s zombie godfather George A. Romero is making his latest undead epic – starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund, Michael Rooker, and Danny Trejo – only to have a real zombie apocalypse break out, infecting the director himself and causing him to stalk you throughout the level. All the stars performed their roles with full motion capture and voice-over, so when you and three friends take on wave after wave of the zombie horde, you’ll do so as some of Hollywood’s most famous monster mashers. Proof positive that there’s a zombie killer in all of us.

Escalation will be available in the PlayStation Store on Friday, June 10, and to celebrate, the double XP will flow once more – enjoy twice the rewards for your efforts through Sunday, June 12. It’s also a perfect time to try out some my unorthodox multiplayer strategies that will keep your opponents guessing.

Enjoy next weekend – I’ll see you online!

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+ x5786 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

Hardened edition maps>escalation map whack


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+ killer2219 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

i just got a 20 dallor psn card im mad now!


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+ iPortugalTheMan on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

Sony and Playstation have done a Great Job!

Under-Developers such as 3arch may perhaps put-forth more effort in the future to keep their fans informed. Once again they show a lack of Love towards the ps3 community by not only pushing the release date of Escalation back another week, but by Not even giving us a real release date until the day it’s supposed to come out!!
3arch -1
Sony +1


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+ BrandoonxD on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

-.-’ well do we get any discount with psn plus?


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+ GameDude79 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

So…. will we be hearing anything new about MW3 during E3?


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    I think so.


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+ beastkilla52 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

is it possble to put the maps earlier for us psn users plzzzzzz i think we would appreciate it alot because last map pack was esactly 1 month later than xbox and i thought that it would be the same as last time i stayed up all night last night to get the maps but i couldnt because they were not out yet but now yall are ganna mke us wait another week thats a bunch of crap.


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+ Arcadian_Rebel on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

Mixed thoughts on this one. Just glad we are finally getting the DLC + double XP. :D


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+ PerFecT-KiLLer94 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

Can we get the map packs free or discount? XD


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+ Freezeplyr8 on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm said:

@ dan: i just read on the welcome back post that one of your ppl(the person who wrote the post) said to a question about the cod dlc coming, that she told them it would be up later today so whats up with that?


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:55 pm said:

    If that’s true, it’s news to me. Please give me the link to what you’ve seen.


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

    OK, I found the comment you were talking about. It’s #26 on this page:

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/03/welcome-back/

    It has been corrected, however — Kristin just got confused about which game the person was asking about. That happens to me too — lots of games out there.

    But hopefully, it’s clear now that July 10 is the date you should mark on your calendar.


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+ FURYHAWK on June 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 pm said:

Its ok, I can wait, my ps3 is hidden by my dad cause of exams, soon I’m gonna get a psn 20$ card and buy it …by next Wednesday hopefully


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+ NinjaNabs on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:

to people saying the game is bad,go shove it up yours.i like the game and i wish the map pack would come out today.its pretty sad already that we have to wait 1 month after xbox.now 5 weeks?nice one treyarch.


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+ BrandoonxD on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:

@dan r we gettin discound with psn plus?


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+ BrandoonxD on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

@ninjanabs i agree with everything u said :)


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+ fast0965 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm said:

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+ JaySoChi on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am said:

Where is the Escalation Map Pack? I thought it was due to today… for the Double XP weekend that starts today. Thanks Sony for everything! Loyalist to the end!:)

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+ Kristi Fernandez on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 am said:

Hi JaySoChi- It’s coming later on today.


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+ obdurate69 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

if it really isn’t coming out until the 10th it will just give me enough time to demolish infamous 2 and be ready to demolish fools for new mapsand double xp all weekend :)


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+ gena760 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:22 pm said:

i think we should get it for free since socom gamers got theirs for free. or i think we should get a discount for people that bought first strike, like me.


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+ fast0965 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

number 26 on the welcome back update thats the link


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+ gena760 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm said:

yeah i think we should get the map pack for free since socom got theirs for free. or we should get a discount for people that have first strike, like me. that would be sick.


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+ BrandoonxD on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:27 pm said:

@dan
on the post of psn plus welcomeback

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+ JaySoChi on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am said:
Where is the Escalation Map Pack? I thought it was due to today… for the Double XP weekend that starts today. Thanks Sony for everything! Loyalist to the end!:)

+ Kristi Fernandez on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 am said:
Hi JaySoChi- It’s coming later on today.


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+ BrandoonxD on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

yeah what @fast0965 said


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+ fast0965 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:37 pm said:

i really think that this map pack should come with the welcome back package we have all waited long enough and we deserve it…..


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:43 pm said:

gotta get to lvl 50 before the maps come so i dont get rapped lol.really wanted them today but ill play infamous the free game i downloaded,if ur bummed about another week without the maps take advantage of the ps plus.


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+ SEG112297 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm said:

good thing i got an xbox(:


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+ Mr_SHOWTiME27 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm said:

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/03/welcome-back/
That’s where is says later today.


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+ fast0965 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:45 pm said:

i dont mind waiting at all but really this is something everybody wants why not be super nice and give it us for free :)


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+ BENT-LIFE on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

That’s lame, b/c “Kristi Fernandez” defiantly answered someone’s question today on the welcome back program blog, telling them that Escalation was coming out later today.


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 3:26 pm said:

    …and then she updated her previous statement in the same place, as she was confused — thought the person meant MAG DLC, not Black Ops DLC.

    Kristin made a mistake, like all us human beings do, and she corrected it, like all us human beings should try to do!


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+ TatoX09 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm said:

turns out my birthday is EXACTLY on june 10, im getting both the maps and inFAMOUS 2!


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+ rebelswithacause on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm said:

i think they should lower the map pack price to at least $10. Because we have been off of psn for a while. COME ON SONY!


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+ invision2212 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:53 pm said:

what a disappointment considering a mod said in the welcome back comments first page it was going to be released later today


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+ GeneralChaz9 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:55 pm said:

Am I the only positive one here? Woohoo! Zombays! Cant wait for Call of the Dead and new trophies! Hey Dan, you say “See you online”, but whats your PSN ID? I need proof xD


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:

    Never made a secret of my PSN ID — it’s the same as my Twitter name, Facebook group, and dot-com URL: OneOfSwords.


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm said:

in the call of the dead poster the guy on the left has a ak47??? that doesnt make sense i say thats a FAIL!


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+ invision2212 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm said:

@78 thats the ak47u which is in the game


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+ Chadhunter1998 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm said:

Yeah welcome back to another week without Escalation. Treyarch Must Really Hate Us PS3 Users. I wanted to play call of the dead this weekend. Because of Finals Next Week. But Once Again Sony and Treyarch Screw Up! Yippee! Thanks Sony And Treyarch You Can SMD


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

79 no ive seen videos and not once was there a ak74u with a grenade launcher look again plz.


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+ Chadhunter1998 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

Or Atleast Sony Discount The Map Pack! We Had to Listen To You Tell Us Every week that Psn Will be back up in 2 days! What a Lie. Or Maybe You Could give It To Us for Free In the welcome back package? but you wont you will only put in cheasy 4 year old games in there. I can’t even get on the playstation store its lagging like crazy and error messages keep coming up.


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

the chick does say escalation later today-+ Kristi Fernandez on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 am said:

Hi JaySoChi- It’s coming later on today.


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    + Dan Amrich on June 3rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

    She was mistaken, thought they were talking about MAG DLC. She actually went back and corrected it. So, for real, July 10. :)


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+ invision2212 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:07 pm said:

treyarc isnt to blame the ps store was down DUH! and sony cant give you a discount on something they dont own so stop asking for freebies and stop being so cheap in life.


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+ invision2212 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:12 pm said:

@83 its probably just a artist mistake not exactly knowing what guns are in that game mode


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:15 pm said:

yea thats definetly a ak47 i wish they would put it in the game but for some reason they dont.


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+ mrpinkyboy on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:21 pm said:

I was really hoping to buy it and now I get this??? After waiting a month, getting my profile hacked while network was down, and listening to all my friends talk about it being so great, I think we deserve a discount and a really good apology.


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+ invision2212 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:24 pm said:

i wish the ak47 was put in the game too as a box weapon, take those useless sub machine guns out that eat all your ammo in less than 10 seconds .


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+ xVanhalen93x on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:27 pm said:

Why am I getting error 80710D36??? Fix it please


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:27 pm said:

88 yup but they wont take ideas from us small users.anyone wanna play zombies thats good add me k


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+ nick9221 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

This is a bunch of crap.. Well I’ve definatly learned one thing from all of this… Don’t buy ps4.


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+ MadmanV10 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

Wow, actual replies from Activision on CoD posts.

Too bad your replies wreak of elitism.

Stop posting on this blog. Activision posts are always the lowest rated for a reason.


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+ Chadhunter1998 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

84 Yes it is treyarch’s fault. The maps are all done the playstation store is up


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

yea 92 why dont they jus give us the maps everything is up,they just want us to keep waiting for everything.


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+ black-goldcity6 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

hmm black ops,mw2.or wait for infamous to download.help me out?


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+ nick9221 on June 3rd, 2011 at 2:40 pm said:

I wont be the one waiting for 5 weeks to get a map pack after xbox already has it… How are you supposed to keep customers like this Sony?


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