Treyarch have unveiled the details of the second DLC pack coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops III, as well as confirming the PS4 release date for the content. The announcement was followed by a livestream through YouTube Gaming, where footage of the new additions was debuted by the studio.
The new DLC pack – titled Eclipse – will bring four new multiplayer maps and an all new Zombies experience. Treyarch’s Studio Head, Mark Lamia, spoke of the studio’s commitment to adding high-quality content to the game during its announcement:
The incredible amount of engagement and response to Black Ops III from our fans continues to inspire all of us at the studio. Eclipse continues to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the most exciting gameplay experiences possible with each DLC pack. We are pushing ourselves at every turn to craft new and unique ways to play.
Eclipse introduces Zetsubou No Shima, the all-new entry in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies storyline that will span the four DLC Packs for Black Ops III this year. The Origins characters continue their mission to stop the zombie apocalypse, and the heroes find themselves stranded on a remote Pacific island which is home to the Division 9 facility: a secret biological research lab whose experiments with Element 115 and its effects on human, animal, and plant biology has created horrors beyond belief.
In the multiplayer areas, the four new maps will feature as follows:
- Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
- Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
- Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970’s styled interior.
- Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map
Eclipse will be available for Call of Duty: Black Ops III players with PS4 consoles on April 19th, with other next-gen systems getting the pack a little later. You can check out footage of the new content in action in Treyarch’s archived stream at their YouTube Gaming channel.