Although neither Treyarch nor Activision had yet to formally confirm it, more and more details are mounting that suggest the first Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC will indeed be called Revolution. While earlier this month we revealed a banner that seemingly spilled the beans on Revolution â€“ as well as its 4 multiplayer and 1 zombie map â€“ much of what was detailed was based on circumstantial evidence.
The most recent report, however, comes straight from the lion’s mouth, although not intentionally. Over on the official Call of Duty page, for a brief moment, a link appeared that would send gamers to a preview of Black Ops 2: Revolution, the first DLC for Treyarch‘s newest COD effort.
The image and link have since been taken care of â€“ clearly a mistake â€“ but one clever gamer was able to snag a screenshot before the page was taken down. Moreover, popular multiplayer shooter-focused site MP1st has procured another banner image for Revolution, one that seems to coincide with the one we featured earlier.
The image itself shows three combatants, two human and one zombie, confirming that Revolution will offer both new multiplayer and zombie components for Black Ops 2 players. It’s also entirely possible that the inclusion of the third character suggests one of the four multiplayer maps â€“ Hydro, Downhill, Grind, or Mirage â€“ will be utilized as a Strike Force mission. It’s a long shot, but could be possible.
Additionally we know that Revolution will be including a new weapon for multiplayer, the ‘Peacekeeper’ SMG and may launch as early as January 29th for the Xbox 360. Gamers who want to get in on the action as early as possible, assuming they are Xbox 360 owners, can purchase the Black Ops 2 Season Pass, which replaced the Call of Duty Elite premium service for this year.
Are you ready for the launch of Revolution, the first multiplayer DLC forÂ Black Ops 2? Are you more excited for new multiplayer maps or a new zombie map?
Update: It’s official. The Call of Duty website confirms that Revolution “includes four all-new Multiplayer maps, a new Zombies map and Zombies game mode, and a brand new Multiplayer weapon.” It’ll be available January 29th on Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points, and will arrive on other platforms “at a later date.”
Black Ops 2 is available now for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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