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Incoming: Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Maps Hit PS3 July 28th

Dan Amrich's Avatar + Posted by Dan Amrich on Jul 15, 2011 // Community Manager, Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Annihilation Map Pack for PS3 (Zombies: Shangri La)

First Strike was fun. Escalation rocked. But Call of Duty: Black Ops fans want more – they crave new battlegrounds and new experiences. Black Ops developer Treyarch knows this, so they’ve been busy creating another fresh batch of DLC maps: Annihilation. The newest add-on content will be ready for download from the PlayStation Store starting Thursday, July 28th.

Annihilation features four new standard multiplayer arenas – Silo, Hangar 18, Drive-In and Hazard – and the deadly jungle Zombies experience, Shangri-La. “The goals we set were about quality and variety,” says Treyarch’s Online Director, Dan Bunting. “We wanted to make everything feel unique and distinct.”

Annihilation delivers on those goals with five all-new environments:

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Drive-In: This one-time American movie paradise once showed war movies; now it’s the location for one. The holes in the screen have been filled with snipers. The popcorn is stale, but they’re still serving up hot lead in the concession stand. “Drive-In is a small map, very fast paced,” says Treyarch’s Online Director, Dan Bunting (the nice bearded man from all those behind-the-scenes videos). “It’s similar to Nuketown in that it’s a fast, close-quarters map.”

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Hazard: Ah, the Cuban good life! This swanky golf course features lush greens, oceanic driving ranges, and long-range sniping opportunities straight down its deadly fairway. Never mind getting a hole in one — try not to get lots of holes in you. Those skilled with assault rifles and sniper rifles will enjoy this one.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Annihilation Map Pack for PS3

Silo: If you’ve ever said to yourself, “This is a great map, but what it really needs are missiles launching right next to my ear, so every time I line up to snipe someone, I pee myself instead” – and really, who hasn’t? – this is the map for you. Muddy sloped terrain, a smattering of construction equipment, and a few carefully placed sniper towers make this military outpost a tactical challenge regardless of game type.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Annihilation Map Pack for PS3

Hangar 18: This one’s a tribute to the Groom Lake military base where the government developed the SR-71 Blackbird – or, depending on the conspiracy theories you choose to believe, where they stored a recovered alien spacecraft. Either way, you’ll be in an out of buildings frequently here, not to mention using a multi-million-dollar piece of reconnaissance aircraft for cover. But that’s not the only secret project it’s hiding. “Hangar 18 has a couple of fun easter eggs,” hints Bunting. “I can’t talk about them because it would ruin them.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Annihilation Map Pack for PS3 (Zombies: Shangri La)Call of Duty: Black Ops: Annihilation Map Pack for PS3 (Zombies: Shangri La)

Shangri-La: Welcome to the jungle, where the Zombies have taken over an ancient shrine. But be extra careful – the environment’s many hidden tricks and deadly traps can be used against you as easily as your undead enemies. “It’s one of the more creative and clever map designs we’ve got so far,” says Bunting with pride. “The diehard fans are really going to appreciate the story hooks in this one as well.”

Annihilation will be available in the PlayStation Store July 28th — less than two weeks away. And as is the custom, the weekend that follows will offer all players double XP in celebration. See you at the drive-in!

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+ R3d-Taz_lp3 on July 21st, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

You better belive am getting that map pack i dont care how much it cost


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+ Just4Fun1712 on July 21st, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

this map pack looks awesome oh ya and double XP even better call of duty balck ops just keeps getting better and better keep up the good work sony and treyarch


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+ guitarking75 on July 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

i hope drive-in and shrangri la are better than the others


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+ Libra015 on July 22nd, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

Nice


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+ JDRAYSDAD on July 22nd, 2011 at 5:28 pm said:

Yall haters should really lighten up and be happy that its almost here and if it is too much money you can get it from a friend and if u don’t know how to do that then it sucks to be you. X-box may be first but we all know that PS3 is the best console out right now. I’m sure even Bill Gates would agree PS3 is better.


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+ parkerneal on July 24th, 2011 at 12:43 am said:

cant wait till map pack 3 comes out


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+ a491726889 on July 24th, 2011 at 9:53 am said:

i wish you would sell the zombie pack seperate from multiplayer.i dont play multi any more .a month after the game came out the cheats came out hell that double xp 4th weekend was a catastrophy you should moniter games more often


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+ S933DY on July 25th, 2011 at 3:12 pm said:

does anyone know what time it is gonna be out i live in central time US


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+ IronStriker1995 on July 25th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

I just love these map packs, and they keep on getting better and better. I just wish that Treyarch didn’t make that deal with Microsoft (And basicaly make PS3 look bad on other ads). As I was saying, these map packs are awesome. Most of them are medium sized maps (Actualy, they all are so far) but what REALLY makes them awesome is the detail and more color added into the maps. It gives them a “brought to life” kind of feeling. It definatly is worth dishing out $14.99 in USD (If you go to a store, you’ll actually need to buy a $20 PSN card if you want to buy the maps without a Credit Card).


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+ yoyo909hhhhhhhhh on July 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm said:

Finally! Ive waited for this for some time. I saw my cousin play it on “the other system” and it looks great. The zombie map is very diffrent from the other maps. Hope Modern Warfare 3′s DlC (if they do) tops these.


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+ hodads1 on July 26th, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

This is really awesome.Can’t wait.


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+ WolfDragon777 on July 26th, 2011 at 6:27 pm said:

How much would this be in terms of dollars im just asking cuz in 2 weeks im getting this game and i want to no how much it is so i can save up for it


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+ catincrunch13 on July 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm said:

Mr.Amrich, a lot of people been telling people that there from sony saying if u do this? you get 50$ in your account and i check the online id and its like psn Sony, sony blogger whats the deal with this!?


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    + Dan Amrich on July 27th, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

    That’s nothing I’ve ever heard.


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+ catincrunch13 on July 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm said:

please reply


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+ peckstar2011 on July 27th, 2011 at 2:49 am said:

how much will they be will they be under 15 pound


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+ kingkranz on July 27th, 2011 at 5:48 am said:

Awesome! Definite buy for me!


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+ Unique_Chaos_07 on July 27th, 2011 at 7:50 am said:

I can’t wait for the new map packs! :) Already bought my playstation $ card! What time will the maps available on Thursday? Also, just thought I would mention, you guys should totally add female characters to Cod! I’m a female myself, and I can kick butt just as good as those guys can haha. :)


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+ Unique_Chaos_07 on July 27th, 2011 at 7:54 am said:

Oh, and the new maps look awesome! They keep getting better and better :) Can’t wait for Drive-In. By the way, double XP is amazing…I have 2 accounts now. I am a 15th prestige on one account, and I actually made a new account to take advantage of double XP haha. Kinda sad when you cant level up anymore lol


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+ KRAZY_-JOKER_-PR on July 27th, 2011 at 8:28 am said:

I don’t care about the prices I always played cod and I always will until my ps3 breakes or somthing


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+ KRAZY_-JOKER_-PR on July 27th, 2011 at 8:29 am said:

By the way can’t wait for hazard


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+ MaPlEeR on July 27th, 2011 at 8:44 am said:

Can you say the release time please?


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+ FL4M3_THR0W3R_34 on July 27th, 2011 at 1:00 pm said:

THERES NO POINT OF BUYING ANNIHLATION BECAUSE MODERN WARFARE 3 IS COMING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    + Dan Amrich on July 27th, 2011 at 6:17 pm said:

    Well, you do realize that the maps we’re talking about here are designed for Black Ops, and not MW3, which comes out in November, right?


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+ FL4M3_THR0W3R_34 on July 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm said:

WATCH THE ONLINE GAMER ITS WICKED
I HAVE A PLATIMUM TROPHY ON INFAMOUS 2


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+ XxSALVATIONXx– on July 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

When time does the black ops DLC3 come out late around 12 o clock??? o-O


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+ t3xasboy615 on July 27th, 2011 at 2:53 pm said:

i say we suck it up and be thankful we are getting it, yes!!! tomorrow is the day. add me! oh and we should get this pack for free or something reasonable over all that sony has put us threw,,, well i realy dont care i love sony and i will always be a fan lets get it.. pinche chino cagando el palo awuie mejor que nos de el pinche pack gratis. shm!! lol


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+ roach132 on July 27th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

How many dlc’s are they going to make?


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+ jimjams137 on July 27th, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

anybody know what time is it coming out cause im buying it and cant wate


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+ snakefreak345 on July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

so a lot of ppl have been saying that this will be crap and that its not worth $15, and its really starting to piss me off, if ur too broke to buy a $15 add on then how did u get a $300 ps3 or a $60 – $150 copy of call of duty. Every map pack from WaW too black ops has been $3 a map and its not going to change. And if u can but dont want to buy it stop bitching about it no one cares. And also Microsoft paided Activition so that xbox gets the call of duty add ons first, because xbox is a dieing system with way too many bugs


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+ daveg1976 on July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

Not only are there some very naive comments on here, there are (only to be expected really) some incredibly immature ones as well. The fact that XBox gets access to DLC a month before PS3 is purely a commercial exclusivity deal, if your having problems working out why, then might i suggest that you either google the word commercial or exclusivity – or failing that – get back behind your supermarket till and serve someone – if it was the other way round – i am sure there would be no complaints from PS3 owners.

Another point is people complaining about the fact that it costs $14.99 for the maps……….. its really simple, if you can’t afford it – don’t buy it…………………. If you buy a car – your not automatically entitled to a new one for free because they bring out an upgraded model………. if your complaining about the price, one would assume you can’t afford it – if you can’t afford it, work harder, get a better job, or stop whinging – i don’t care which.


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+ FiL_InTh_BlA_kS on July 27th, 2011 at 6:24 pm said:

Dan Amrich i hate you.


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+ CleanSlate_nz on July 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm said:

When does it come out for NZ?


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+ Toad53 on July 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm said:

Hey brothers, waiting here for Map Pack 3 and no luck, i think they will update it in GMT 12:00 pm XD
I dont know, i only want to test this kickass maps and the zumbies shithole in Shangri-La
Addme *Tag in title * :P


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+ Toad53 on July 27th, 2011 at 8:26 pm said:

sorry Sony for the bad words, im so desperate!


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+ trunks10mc on July 27th, 2011 at 9:17 pm said:

what i’d like to know is why i can not download the new map pack yet. the last set came out at midnight but this one isn’t out and its 1:16 am. can some one please let me know whats going on?


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+ a1995rj on July 27th, 2011 at 10:22 pm said:

the maps didnt come out yet wtf its the 28th


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+ dawsonfam on July 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm said:

Screw this guy he is obviously from activision


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+ dawsonfam on July 27th, 2011 at 10:34 pm said:

Stop defending ur company when u know they’re wrong


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+ dawsonfam on July 27th, 2011 at 10:39 pm said:

This guy is trying to tell us activision cares about the gamers even though they keep making these money driven deals with Microsoft and leave ps3 users out to dry. I am so pissed because I love cod but it seems they are just not treating they’re customers right, and they must not realize that there are other games out on the market. Screw activision


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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 10:56 pm said:

wait dan i heard dat their will be som hidde easter eggs in hangar 18 ist it true?????


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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 10:58 pm said:

and what is ur online id i would like to go 1v1 against u
so if u accept send me an invite on cod bo k u know my id so plz add me ????


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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 11:03 pm said:

look its a monkey

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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 11:05 pm said:

hey by the way dan is that a sword u are holding on ur avatar


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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 11:06 pm said:

this timeing is wrong its says i posted this on 11:06 or 05 when its 1:06


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+ KkiLl3rxX on July 27th, 2011 at 11:07 pm said:

AM


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+ UndeadRaw on July 27th, 2011 at 11:56 pm said:

Hey, What Time Is It Due To Arrive?


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+ Strawberryumym on July 28th, 2011 at 12:06 am said:

When Is It Comeing Out!? Please Reply


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+ Strawberryumym on July 28th, 2011 at 12:06 am said:

The whole Timeing Is Wrong. ..


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+ UndeadRaw on July 28th, 2011 at 12:17 am said:

I Heard its Coming 2:00Am Pacific time.


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+ MsDemeanor12 on July 29th, 2011 at 6:13 pm said:

i want new guns!!! :)


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+ procion on July 30th, 2011 at 5:54 am said:

To all of the people whom are moaning about paying $15 for the BO mappacks, please stifle your wails of lament until you have finished reading this. I payed NZ$28.95 for the latest Annhilation mappack off of the New Zealand PS Store!! That comes in at US$25.15! Add to that the fact that I only play BO for the zombies and that is one expensive dlc. So count your American stars you only have to pay $15 over there, cos over here we are being royally shafted. peace… )


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