Today’s the day! PS4 owners get first dibs on the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Awakening, launching today on PlayStation Store, delivers four new epic multiplayer maps in addition to an all-new Zombies experience. To celebrate the occasion, we wanted to create a definitive launch-day resource.
Read on for the full details, and see you on the field.
What’s included with the Awakening DLC?
Awakening delivers four new multiplayer maps in addition to an all-new Zombies adventure called Der Eisendrache.
Which platforms will the Awakening DLC be available on?
Awakening will be available on PS4 starting February 2nd, 2016 in North America. It will not be available on PS3. The Awakening DLC may not be available in all territories and pricing and release dates may vary.
How do I access the Awakening DLC?
Awakening will be available for download on PlayStation Store starting February 2nd, 2016 for $14.99. You can also choose to purchase the Black Ops 3 Season Pass to gain access to all four DLC Map Packs planned for the year, including Awakening, as part of a discounted bundle offered at the suggested retail price of $49.99.
Will I get Awakening if I purchased the Black Ops 3 Season Pass?
Yes, Awakening is included in the Season Pass. If you purchased the DLC Season Pass for Black Ops 3, do not purchase Awakening as a standalone DLC Map Pack — you will be charged separately for it. The content is available as a free download to Season Pass owners from within the Black Ops 3 in-game Store.
What can you share about the new competitive multiplayer maps?
The four new maps featured in Awakening inject new variety in the Black Ops 3 multiplayer experience that will challenge and delight players of all levels.
- Gauntlet delivers three unique environments within one action-packed map. Showcasing Treyarch’s classic three-lane map structure, the map transports players into battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero arctic zone, and rainy urban cityscape.
- Splash is set in an abandoned water park that includes dynamic environmental features such as waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, and a lazy river. This map encourages an open flow of combat and allows for plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
- Rise is set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, smack-dab in the middle of a construction site for a massive subterranean Coalescence research campus. This larger map features multiple engagement areas, with each section catering to different play styles.
- Skyjacked soars high above urban Zurich in a re-imagined, modernized take on the popular Black Ops 2 multiplayer map Hijacked. Thanks to the new core movement system featured in Black Ops 3, this map gives players new ways to explore the environment while retaining the fast and frenetic gameplay that made Hijacked a fan favorite.
What can you share about Awakening’s new Zombies experience?
Black Ops 3’s Zombies DLC adventure begins with Der Eisendrache (“The Iron Dragon”). Set in a chilling medieval Austrian castle during World War II, Der Eisendrache picks up where The Giant left off and continues to follow the classic cast of characters: Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. The ancient site on which the castle sits was the scene of unspeakable horror where massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered.
Will Der Eisendrache introduce any new weapons or gameplay mechanics?
There will be elements of low-gravity, an ancient bow that can be upgraded through mystical quests, and new ways to transport yourself around the map.
When will the next Black Ops 3 DLC be available?
We have no details to report at this time. Please continue to monitor callofduty.com and PlayStation.Blog for updates.