As expected, another map pack has been announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops and it looks as though it has the same flavor as the First Strike pack released a couple of months ago. Outed by Major Nelson, this pack is to be called ‘Escalation’ and will include 4 new multiplayer maps and a single zombie map. The multiplayer maps are detailed below.
Hotel – Takes place on the rooftops of a Cuban luxury hotel and casino
Convoy – Lands you on the scene of a U.S. military convoy that was recently ambushed
Zoo – Pits you in an old abandoned Soviet zoo
Stockpile – Throws you in a small Russian farm town where secret WMD facilities are housed
The zombie map that will be included was not given a name or any specific details outside of it being called a “unique experience” where you’ll be able to fight new enemies.
Per the agreement between Activision and Microsoft, the Escalation map pack will be releasing first on Xbox Live on May 3. No date was announced for PC and PlayStation 3 owners but roughly a month after the XBL launch is likely a safe bet. Also not announced was a price but seeing as how this pack contains the same level of content as the First Strike pack, it’s probably safe to assume it will be priced similarly as well.
Source: Major Nelson