Before breaking for the holidays, Call of Duty developer Treyarch dropped the official launch date and reveal trailer for Black Ops 3’s first downloadable content add-on, Awakening, arriving early next year.
According to the studio, Awakening lands first on PlayStation 4 on February 2 and will eventually make its way to Xbox One and PC at a later date — likely one month later. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players are out of luck. Like map packs for previous Call of Duty games, Awakening comes with four new multiplayer maps and a new installment in an ongoing Zombies saga.
In the video above, Multiplayer Game Director Dan Bunting described a few of the new locations.
Gauntlet – A military training facility with three distinct paths running through three very different environments: dense jungle, thick snow, and rainy city streets.
Splash – A playful, vibrant map set in an abandoned water park with lots of opportunity for underwater traversal and combat.
Rise – A construction facility in Snowy Zurich. Bunting called it a classic and competitive Call of Duty map that he hope will be adopted into the eSports season.
Skyjacked – A reimagining of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s Hijacked, rebuilt to encompass Black Ops 3’s new movements mechanics.
Director of Zombies Jason Blundell called Der Eisendrache the first chapter in an “epic time-traversing Zombies odyssey that will unfold over the course of Black Ops 3’s four DLC packs in 2016.” It’s set in a medieval castle surrounded by dark forces and also introduces four new Mega Gumballs.
You can check out some of the first off-screen gameplay footage of the new content in the trailer above. Awakening goes for $15 but is included in the Black Ops 3 Season Pass.