The first new multiplayer DLC from Call of Duty: Black Ops is now available worldwide on Xbox LIVE. Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike adds five all new action-packed maps that span the globe. “Berlin Wall,” a new map surrounding the iconic barrier, gives players access to both sides of Cold War Berlin; “Stadium” delivers plenty of fast-paced, close-quarters combat set in the backdrop of a sports complex; “Discovery” is an abandoned German outpost set along the coast of Antarctica; “Kowloon” spans the tiered levels of high-rises and rooftops of Kowloon City, Hong Kong. “First Strike” also features an all new experience for the fan-favorite Zombies mode. The new level, “Ascension” pits players against hoards of vicious, perk-stealing zombie monkeys, flesh-eating Soviet Zombies and more in a trap-filled, Cold War era cosmodrome.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike DLC is available first on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 1,200 Microsoft Points. To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike, Activision, Treyarch and Microsoft today are hosting a “Grudge Match” on Xbox LIVE for ultimate bragging rights. Football superstars Arian Foster of the Houston Texans and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars will lead teams featuring Treyarch studio members, online personalities and Black Ops fans in the head-to-head match-up on Xbox LIVE.
“Our fans mean everything to us,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch, “so we are thrilled to be able to provide the Black Ops community with exciting new gameplay that will extend their multiplayer and Zombies experiences. The team has given it their all, as we crafted the maps in “First Strike” while taking into account our community to make sure that this content delivers compelling and unique experiences that will appeal to all different play styles.”