Black Ops 2 ‘Revolution’ DLC to include five new multiplayer maps

By on January 2, 2013, 6:00 PM

Fans of the Call of Duty franchise can expect to see five new maps as part of the first Black Ops 2 DLC pack that will be available for Xbox 360 players starting Tuesday, January 29. In addition to the new maps, gamers will also have access to a new gun: the Peacekeeper SMG.

The promotional poster was first spotted by the team over at MP1st. The DLC, titled Revolution, will feature the following multiplayer maps: Hydro, Downhill, Grind and Mirage. The fifth map is a zombie board known as Die Rise which we assume might be set in a high rise building.

This will be the first time that a new gun has accompanied a Call of Duty DLC, according to the publication. Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward explained last year that Modern Warfare 3 couldn’t have additional weapons like Battlefield 3 due to the fact that current generation consoles are limited to 512MB of RAM.

Things like characters, models, textures and weapons all have to be loaded in live RAM and simply put, there isn’t enough free space for extras like new guns. It would seem that Treyarch somehow figured out a way around this though.

Pricing wasn’t revealed in the leaked image but we can probably assume that it will follow the same pricing scheme as other Call of Duty DLC. That is, it’ll be free of charge for subscription members (who may also get access a few days early) and around 1,200 Microsoft points (or about $15) for everyone else.

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