Early yesterday afternoon, Treyarch announced the third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The third DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is called Descent and it is coming out on July 12th, 2016 for PS4; Xbox One and PC users will be able to download Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC midway through August.
Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch said, “One of things I love most about Treyarch is that team just keeps going for it. Descent doesn’t take its foot off the gas, serving up a flat-out scorching Zombies experience, as well as multiplayer map designs and gameplay opportunities that we think our fans are going to love.” The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC comes with four multiplayer maps and a zombie map called Gorod Krovi.
Gorod Krovi: Call of Duty Black Ops III Descent DLC throws plays into the alternate universe of Nikolai’s motherland, the 1940’s Soviet Union. Players find themselves in the city of blood, Stalingrad, the site that is known to have the largest death toll of any battle. In the next highly anticipated chapter of the Origins Zombies saga, Players will face-off against a swarm of mechanized zombie infantry and dodge hell-fire from aerial dragon assaults, all in the middle of a raging battle within the remnants of Stalingrad. Gorod Krovi delivers the most exciting Zombies experience yet, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay mechanics and an epic set of Zombie annihilating weapons. From the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent trailer we also learned that players will be able to dual-wield crossbows and the ray gun mark 3. Call of Duty players who have been playing Call of Duty since World at War will be excited to know that the MG-42 and PPSH will be returning to the series in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC. On the Descent, players will have the help of a shield that shoots out dragon’s fire, an electrified panzer gauntlet, an electric drop pod that shoots out electricity around the pod, and a flinging gate trap. Players will have to deal with three dragons while battling against electrified skeletons, sentry robots, and a robot that shoots out a pulse or electric shock out of a cannon on their right arm.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC features four new multiplayer maps that takes the momentum-based, chained movement system across the globe to unique settings that include a cryogenic prison, a Viking village frozen in time, a giant robot combat arena and a modern-day reconstruction of an ancient Roman villa:
Empire: Treyarch adapts its Black Ops III movement system to the Call of Duty®: Black Ops II fan favorite map Raid. The re-imagining of this classic, medium-sized map features an authentic Roman villa that has been “recreated by a modern-day eccentric billionaire,” where a classic map structure mixes with the new gameplay mechanics of Black Ops III.
Cryogen: Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes, where opportunities for wall running attacks abound.
Berserk: Ancient sentinels from a lost civilization guard the entrance to Berserk, a Viking village frozen in time. Players will fight through blizzards, and control the center bridge as they navigate this medium-sized map’s wooden buildings, deadly rocky outcroppings, and tight chokepoints.
Rumble: Gamers battle amongst larger-than-life mechanized warriors in Rumble, a stadium where giant robots battle to the roar of the crowd. This medium-sized map funnels high-speed combat to the central arena, where players battle their way through fallen mechs and pyrotechnics.
Black Ops III Descent DLC is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 4 store. Call of Duty: Black Ops III players who have the season pass can download it for free. If you do not have the season pass then the Descent DLC will cost $15. By pre-ordering Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC, PlayStation 4 gamers will receive an exclusive Gorod Krovi dynamic theme. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.