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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Third Map Pack ‘Descent’ Set to Arrive on July 12th

by William Schwartz

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The third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to arrive on July 12th.  Following a familiar structure to previous map packs, Descent will feature four new multiplayer maps, including Cryogen, Berserk, Rumble, and Empire.  Zombies fans will also be getting a new map, and things just keep getting weirder in “Gorod Krovi” — an alternate war-torn Stalingrad.

Descriptions of the four multiplayer maps can be found below.  Empire is a re-imagining of the map Raid from Black Ops 2.

  • Empire: Treyarch adapts its Black Ops III movement system to the Call of Duty: Black Ops II fan favorite map Raid. The re-imagining of this classic, medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa that has been “recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire,” where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.
  • Cryogen: Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes, where opportunities for wall running attacks abound.
  • Berserk: Ancient sentinels from a lost civilization guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Players will fight through blizzards, and control the center bridge as they navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings, and tight chokepoints.
  • Rumble: Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanized warriors in Rumble, a stadium where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. This medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.

As for zombies, Gorod Krovi thrusts players to an alternate universe of Nikolai’s motherland, the 1940s Soviet Union, in the next highly-anticipated chapter of the Origins Zombies saga, Gorod Krovi. Players face-off against a swarm of mechanized zombie infantry and dodge hell-fire from aerial dragon assaults, all in the middle of a raging battle within the remnants of Stalingrad. Gorod Krovi delivers the most exciting Zombies experience yet, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay mechanics and an epic set of Zombie annihilating weapons.

Black Ops 3 Map Pack Three Trailer

The July 12th release date pertains to only the PlayStation 4 version of map pack 3.  Xbox and PC players will get the DLC approximately one month later.

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