Rumoured for release on January 29th 2013 (and hopefully a double XP event shortly afterwards) – the previously leaked first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops titled “Revolution”, has now been detailed thanks to hackers from Se7enSins, which was also posted on the official Call of Duty forums.
If you don’t like spoilers – do not read on, otherwise go right ahead and see what you’ll be playing with when the DLC launches in a few weeks time as written by the player who obtained the DLC:
You can either play Die Rise (the whole map) or play in one of the smaller areas: City, Village, Nuclear Plant and Jailhouse. I’ll describe a game on Die Rise since it includes all of the areas.
In Die Rise, you start of on a hill in the middle of a field surrounded by fog. There is a tree on the hill with Quick Revive right in front of it, and there are two pickets around the base of the hill, one with the M14 and the other with the Olympia. Zombies will come out of the fog and attack you. You can step foot into the fog, but you will be attacked by Denizens. This hill is basically the central hub of the map, all of the areas are located around it. The bus in this map has been replaced with a wagon ride, once again piloted by T.E.D.D. except this time wearing a farmer’s outfit. The wagon will come by the hill at round 5 (I think) and if you get onboard he will take you to one of the 4 areas that make up the map. The wagon travels along dirt trails that run through the field. (the field is very big by the way and I’ve already found some secrets in it, such as a crashed fighter jet)
So to keep things simple I will describe one area at a time.
The title is self-explanatory, this area is a cityscape environment. There are a few points of interest here. First and foremost is the skyscraper. This building contains Speed Cola, a box spawn, and a few other things. The roof area is where the PaP can be found. You can navigate the different floors with the elevator. There are 5 or so different floors including the roof area. There is also an unfinished building in the city which was obviously under construction when the apocalypse occured. In there you can build the Headlamp using a hardhat and a flashlight. Wearing it lets you see your way through the fog easier and makes you immune to Denizens when you have it switched on. I think it also causes more zombies to come after you but I can’t say for sure. There are also a few small buildings that don’t need to be opened which have weapons in them. Last but not least there is a small park area, which is where you’ll find another box location and Double Tap Root Beer. Something interesting here is a toppled statue of Adolf Hitler.
This area is a simple rural village, with a windmill, a well, a few houses and some farmland. Nothing too important here except a box location, Juggernog and Deadshot. This place seems to be the best for running trains.
As you might guess, the main point of interest here is the power. The plant is one of those big white tubular structures. You can head down some stairs and open a door to get inside the underground facility. In here you’ll find a box location, Mule Kick, and the power switch itself, which thankfully doesn’t need to be built. There is also an under-construction atom bomb in the center of the facility.
This is a small train station. It consists of a building, a train and the boarding platform. Here you’ll find Stamin-Up and Tombstone, a box location, and the Galvaknuckles (in the train itself).
So yeah, that was just a brief description of the map. Obviously you can’t get the full effect by just reading my breakdown of it, but from what I’ve played I really like it. I haven’t played much so it’s extremely likely that there’s a lot more content than what I’ve seen already. The city is the only area I’ve really explored in. There are definitely a lot of secrets to be found in this very large map. If you have any questions about the map post a comment and I’ll do my best to answer. And no I won’t post a vid or pics, as that’ll probably get me IP-banned. Not to mention I have nothing decent to record it with.
- I Can See Clearly Now – In Die Rise, clear all the fog.
- Don’t Rock the Boat – In Die Rise, complete an entire cycle in the wagon without it being damaged.
- Anonymous! – In Die Rise, kill a zombie using only the Black Hat.
- Where It All Started… – In Die Rise, discover the Giant.
Earlier today Activision outed the map pack on the official Call of Duty website before taking the content down again as shown in the main image at the top of this post. When an official date has been announced, we’ll keep you updated.