Treyarch and Activision officially announced today that the new Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC pack, Eclipse, is due out next month. The new DLC pack will be available on April 19 for the PlayStation 4. It looks like the PlayStation 4 will have a timed exclusivity on the DLC first. The Treyarch development team made the announcement today during a livestream session, which you can check out at this link.
The livestream also featured the first look at footage for the new DLC pack. Eclipse features a new Zombies campaign and four new multiplayer maps, which include Spire, Rift, Knockout and Verge. Verge is actually a re-imagining of the Banzai map from Call of Duty: World at War. Players who own the game on other consoles need not worry. The Eclipse DLC will be available for the game on other platforms later on. Its release dates for the other platforms will be confirmed at a later date. Here’s a full breakdown of the new multiplayer maps (Courtesy of Activision):
- Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
- Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
- Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970’s styled interior.
- Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map
The new Zombies storyline is dubbed Zetsubou No Shima. The Origins characters are back to stop the zombie apocalypse in all universes. They are now stuck on a remote Pacific Island that’s home to the Division 9 facility: a secret biological research lab whose experiments with Element 115 and its effects on human, animal, and plant biology has created horrors beyond belief. Zetsubou No Shima features a foliage rich island map including new terrifying zombie enemies, a variety of innovative transport mechanics, new traps and also side quests.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Eclipse DLC Map pack will be available individually or as part of the game’s Season Pass.