At this point, the only thing that Black Ops II players don’t have is an official confirmation from Treyarch that the next bout of DLC for the shooter will be called “Uprising”. A handful of leaks and retail listings have all but confirmed the new content and its maps.
According to a compilation of leaks by Charlie Intel, it looks like the new map pack will indeed consist of the four maps that were discovered earlier: Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio, with a fifth map dedicated to the Zombies mode: “Mob of the Dead”.
And despite no official confirmation from Microsoft or Activision, Best Buy has gone ahead and listed the map pack for sale.
If that isn’t enough confirmation, Microsoft is also readying to market the map pack, and a description of the content was discovered in an Xbox.com product description page.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising includes four incredibly diverse Multiplayer Maps: Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio: a reimagined adaptation of the fan-favorite Black Ops multiplayer map Firing Range. Uprising also introduces Mob of the Dead, Treyarch’s most terrifying Zombies experience to date. Top Hollywood talent rounds out a cast of four Prohibition-era gangsters that are forced to fend off hordes of the undead while imprisoned on San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island. While guard towers and new weapons offer tactical advantages, survival offers an unprecedented new challenge for these four lost souls.”
Unless all of there’s a major change of plans by Activision, expect the next Call of Duty Black Ops 2 DLC to arrive on April 16th for the Xbox 360.
Update: Activision released the first trailer for Black Ops II: Uprising