Activision announced earlier today that Salvation, the final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, will hit the PlayStation 4 on September 6. The Treyarch developed content, which is the fourth pack released for the shooter, will launch on Xbox One and Windows PC later in October.
Following the pattern set by just about every other Call of Duty DLC release, Salvation will feature four new multiplayer maps, and one Zombies chapter. And like the previous Black Ops III packs, one of the new maps, in this case Outlaw, is a revision of a classic franchise map. Activision has provided full descriptions for all four maps, which can be read below:
- Citadel: Once home to a powerful medieval army, this ancient castle now sits broken and abandoned. Tight corners force close-quarters engagements, while the moat and drawbridge allows for unique player movement opportunities in this mid-sized map. The last trespassers didn’t make it out alive – maybe you’ll have a better shot.
- Micro: What’s better than a BBQ on a hot summer day? A miniaturized war zone that takes place on a well-stocked family picnic table, that’s what! Navigate this bite-size battlefield for a larger-than-life experience.
- Outlaw: Gear up for a showdown in Outlaw; a western-style re-imagining of the fan favorite map Standoff from Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. This rough-and-tough medium-sized map brings classic engagements, flanking routes and strategic positions for long and medium ranged combat.
- Rupture: The Call of Duty®: World at War classic Outskirts is re-imagined as a high-tech facility, designed by a futuristic society desperate to repair the Earth’s atmosphere.
As for the latest Zombies chapter featured in Salvation, Revelations, that’s being billed as a conclusion to the Origins Zombies saga. In this final chapter, Richtofen, Dempsey, Takeo and Nikolai will finally come face to face with the mysterious Dr. Monty. The episode will wrap up several lingering plotlines from franchise past, including several Easter eggs, which span all the way back to the original mode in Call of Duty: World at War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the first entry in the franchise in a long while that I actually invested serious time into, so I’m excited for this. While I only reviewed the first pack, Awakening, I enjoyed the other two DLC releases as well. I’m still not the biggest Zombies fan, though, so I do feel that some of the appeal of Salvation may be lost on me.