Almost exactly one month’s time after the release of the Nuketown Zombies bonus map for Black Ops 2, it has been revealed the PC and PS3 release of the map is imminent. Free to any Season Pass holders, Nuketown adds a new multiplayer arena to Treyarch‘s fan-favorite mode.

The new map is slated to hit the two platforms on the 17th of this month, but unfortunately not only is it free but it is exclusive to Season Pass holders. That means gamers interested in fighting waves of the undead in an idyllic suburban environment will also have to commit to future DLC as well, although that should include new Zombies maps as well.

More important than bolstering a pretty substantial multiplayer experience, the release of Nuketown Zombies gives Call of Duty fans some hint as to the release schedule for DLC on all three platforms. While last year was plagued by an overabundance of staggered release dates — a byproduct of Call of Duty Elite Premium’s exclusivity within the exclusive club — this year should return to normal.


That means gamers should expect the release of a DLC map pack to hit the Xbox 360 first and then the PC and PS3 about a month later. No more single map releases (we hope) or delays.

We will, however, be able to test this theory in full when the first map pack, titled Revolution, releases for Xbox 360 gamers at the end of the month, on January 29th to be exact. Included in the pack are four new multiplayer maps — titled Hydro, Grind, Downhill, and Mirage — a new Zombies map (Die Rise) and mode (Turned), as well as a new weapon.

The weapon has been dubbed the ‘Peacekeeper’ and is said to be a cross between an assault rifle and an SMG. This is also the first time that Call of Duty has offered a new weapon as DLC, so we’ll see how that goes over with fans. For a closer look at the Revolution DLC make sure to check out the walkthrough video.

Are you excited to get your hands on a new Zombies map? How do you like the new features Treyarch introduced to the party?

Black Ops 2‘s Nuketown Zombies map will be available January 17, 2013 for the PS3 and PC.

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