You can stop wondering when Treyarch will release new maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops. They made an official announcement tonight on Major Nelson’s podcast (29:10 – 36:44). They gave us a pretty good amount of information so lets get right to it.
The map pack will be called First Strike and will be released on February 1st, 2011 on the Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points. It will include 4 brand new multiplayer maps and 1 new zombie map.
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Discovery – Antarctic Research Center
Kowloon – Taken from the single player game, this is a rooftop map.
Berlin Wall - Takes place in Berlin… don’t know much else about it.
Stadium - Hockey stadium in the Northeast United States.
Ascension – They couldn’t give out any information regarding this map so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what it brings.
So there you go, 4 new multiplayer maps and 1 new zombie map in the new “First Strike” Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. And yes, if you’re on PC or PS3 you’ll have to wait longer to get the maps as Activision has an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to give them all the DLC first. We’ll keep you updated on when an official date for those platforms is made available. And if anyone has any other information regarding these new maps please let us know.
Update 1/17/11: The first preview video for the First Strike Map Pack DLC has been released, check it out here!