Even as excitement started to build for the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts as a launch title for the forthcoming Xbox One (And also on the Playstation 4), many CoD fanatics were wondering when the next 2 map packs would be released for Black Ops 2. Happily the third pack, including in the Black Ops 2 Season Pass, has now been confirmed for release on July 2, 2013.
Despite the fact most lobbies are now packed with Prestige Masters, the pack will offer the same prospect of 4 new maps, plus an additional zombie mode – and will cost the usual 1200 MS Points if you didn’t buy the season pass.
The Multiplayer Maps are:
- Cove: Island-based map with numerous pathways.
- Rush: Paintball-inspired close combat map.
- Detour: Twin-level bridge-based map
- Uplink: Remake of Black Ops map Summit
The map pack should be interesting. Cove immediately reminded us of the beach area of the Crisis map in Black Ops, which was a fairly popular map, and should ramp up the potential for using the terrain. Rush looks like it’ll play somewhat similar to Grind’s skatepark action, and Detour will make an interesting addition.
We’re torn on the inclusion of a Summit-remake. Although Summit was one of our favourite Black Ops maps, as flanking could compensate for crappy connections – we’ve already had remakes of Nuketown and Firing Range, and Summit certainly wasn’t always a popular map in terms of lobby voting.