Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Black Ops II Apocalypse DLC Announced With Avenged Sevenfold Tie-In
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Treyarch has announced that its DLC slate for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to go out with a bang with the final Season Pass add-on called 'Apocalypse'. It features the "groundbreaking" Origins Zombies campaign, recently teased in the video below. Rock band Avenged Sevenfold is also involved with the DLC, as is renowned comic book artist, Alex Ross.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will include four new multiplayer maps (two re-imagined from previous games) and the all-new "wildly creative" Zombies experience called 'Origins'. Avenged Sevenfold will be providing their song, "Shepherd of Fire" for the Zombies portion of the DLC from their forthcoming album "Hail to the King", while Alex Ross will be providing original art featuring the original Zombies heroes.

The four new multiplayer maps for the Apocalypse DLC are:

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
  • Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
  • Takeoff:  Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
  • Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favourite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty: World at War, where two archaeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

Origins meanwhile, is described as "the most horrifying and imaginative Zombies experience to date. Players will be deployed to Dieselpunk-stylised World War I-era France where they will encounter the return of the four original heroes from the very first Zombies map, Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen, as well as hordes of zombies that have overrun trenches and fields, as well as the ruins of a mysterious and ancient location."

You'll be fighting the forces of evil, using so-called 'Wonder Weapons' that harness supernatural powers, while using a new perk machine, new power-ups, a diesel drone and a Mark IV tank. That mech in the Origins trailer below? You'll have to fight that too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse will be available first on Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points from 27th August, or you'll be able to download it as part of the Season Pass.


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Comment #1 by KING 4D
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:29:42 PM
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bring on GTA V

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Comment #2 by dannypne18
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:30:10 PM
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wanted a all zombies pack but oh well

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Comment #3 by davidani
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:30:31 PM
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Sounds good. Zombies are the best thing in Black Ops 2

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Comment #4 by xduderx
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:32:11 PM
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How is avenged sevenfold popular?

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Comment #5 by KURSED SOULS
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:32:18 PM
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Don't play zombies mp is all I want

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Comment #6 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:42:18 PM
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No fucking launch map re-done wtf, that was my favourite map from black ops.

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Comment #7 by WalterWhite
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:42:28 PM
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Stadium was a great map. Actually that entire First Strike map pack was my favorite map pack from all of the Call of Duty games. I played that First Strike playlist exclusively until they took it down.

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Comment #8 by i got squeezed
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:42:28 PM
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Omg this sounds freaking amazing. Zombie geek over here

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Comment #9 by ELITExX SPARTAN
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:46:57 PM
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that map sounds cool, but i wanted all Zombies or at least 4 zombies maps and 1 mp map for zombies fans...

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Comment #10 by Oscar Yeah
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:48:56 PM
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It's actually their sixth album. I was also hoping for an all zombies map pack, but this sounds interesting.

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Comment #11 by Derpityderpdurp
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:53:25 PM
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Wow less then 3 weeks

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Comment #12 by tripleb2k
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:54:22 PM
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Glad they're not releasing an all Zombies map pack. Not everyone plays Zombies and Vice Versa for MP. I'd hate to pay money for a Season Pass than see a large chunk given to a mode I don't really play.

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Comment #13 by WoodsMonk
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:56:29 PM
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@12 that's how I felt with MW3 and the Spec Ops [DLC] rubbish!

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Comment #14 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:56:53 PM
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I used to enjoy Zombies, back when it was just 4 guys trying to survive as long as possible. I lost interest as soon as they started adding power, perks and the rest into it.

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Comment #15 by daviduk2000
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:58:29 PM
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@6 well why not play black ops then? It's not like people stopped playing it.

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Comment #16 by Ayx
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:03:09 PM
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I don't get why people think it's viable to have an all Zombie map pack. There is no way they'd do 4-5 unique zombie maps when they've been doing only one map since World at War. If they just brought over BO1's maps it'd be a waste of space for most of us because, similar to WaW's maps, would only be played a few times and then want to just try the new one.

BO2 definitely stepped up and delivered well to the zombie community, I don't think it's really worth complaining about it not having all zombies in it. The MP maps lately have been alright, and usually have just re-hashed ideas. For a price of a movie date getting days of enjoyable gameplay, I say it's worth the investment.

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Comment #17 by AKfoy0face
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:04:26 PM
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Comment #18 by kizwiz
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:09:20 PM
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People are still playing this franchise? ...why?

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Comment #19 by Theslatcher
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:10:13 PM
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What's the latest CoD game? This, MW3 or something else? Honestly don't know.

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Comment #20 by IXISHADOW
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:14:39 PM
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Eh I got bored of zombies. Haven't played the second one yet and haven't even downloaded the third.

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Comment #21 by IRA GUNNER AFC
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:14:55 PM
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Hail to the King!

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Comment #22 by EternalHaze
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:17:04 PM
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@12 so u think that its fair that MP gets 16 maps compared to zombies 4, the zombie community only gets a quarter of what the multiplayer does, so really to make it fair they should have done an all zombie dlc, either of 1 new map plus all black ops or 1 new and all codwaw and black ops maps, that would have made it more equal. but yet still zombies would have had more then multiplayer, really theres no way they can make it equal. the COD multiplayers just for try hards, kids, and women these days. 99% of them just sit in a corner and wait for you to come into there sights, on top of that all the maps are way way to small. but that's just my opinion.

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Comment #23 by i got squeezed
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:27:05 PM
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@22 glad you know how us zombie ppl feel. Mp isn't fun anymore.

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Comment #25 by MOYFplox
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:30:46 PM
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Won't complain about a bit of A7X :)

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Comment #26 by Donnymite
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:46:44 PM
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Bo2 maps are the biggest fucking waste of MS points, 5 maps for 1200? What a rip-off! The game is practically unplayable, then it runs at the lowest standards, and is filled with screaming per-pubescent little kids.

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Comment #27 by Samigi
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 01:57:45 PM
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I'm looking forward to this, I haven't done all of the Navcard things yet. I'm not sure what effect that will have in origins.

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Comment #28 by Ehrenfried
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:05:14 PM
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Minor typo, He's called "Richtofen".

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Comment #29 by Creasy47
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:05:30 PM
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Avenged Sevenfold? Why? People listen to them?

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Comment #30 by Xenolith666
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:13:46 PM
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'rock band' and avenged sevenfold should not be in the same sentence

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Comment #32 by Lou Keymia
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:21:41 PM
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Comment #34 by Jaws as Crowns
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:51:32 PM
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@4 people like mediocre music

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Comment #35 by Cheesemonkey994
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:51:46 PM
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Boy golly. I sure wish the A7X bashers would specify why avenged sevenfold isn't a 'real rock band' instead of durr hurr because.

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Comment #36 by Roose91
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 02:57:18 PM
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It's weird because my theory about the location and WW1 setting of this last map pack based on the fake "leak" featuring "Belloy" was almost spot on to what Origins actually is...

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Comment #38 by creaper210
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:19:04 PM
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Was honestly hoping for 5 zombie maps. Multiplayer maps really add hardly anything to the game. A different layout to do the same thing that we've been doing for the past year. Zombies actually changes the gameplay and offers new things. Anyways, this map sounds cool.
I just hope that they don't ruin it by having all these objectives and/or easter eggs that detract from the survival formula of zombies.

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Comment #39 by Scobiwan31
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:25:13 PM
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@35, because they're shit! Nuff said...

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Comment #40 by tripleb2k
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:30:08 PM
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@22 MP is still the bread and butter of COD. Your rant on the MP community doesn't change that's where the majority of people are whether you play it or not. I don't play COD a whole lot at the moment but the MP is still hugely popular.

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Comment #41 by ResistYourFate
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:35:53 PM
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Castle is 20 times better than courtyard

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Comment #42 by Yourburntstar
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:36:28 PM
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Tell me what exactly how a mech has any relevance to zombies?

GTA V and NHL 14 for me.

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Comment #43 by ginge88isfun
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:36:39 PM
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So nice of 37 to fuck the comment boxes up.

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Comment #44 by Yourburntstar
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 03:38:25 PM
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@37 it's the loser Holy Taco cause they finally banned his faggot ass from this website, but all it takes is to make a new retarded name which he obviously did cause he has no life and nothing else better to do.

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Comment #45 by GamePlayUK
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:09:41 PM
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Who the hell is Tank? I thought his name is Dempsey?

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Comment #46 by creaper210
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:13:25 PM
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@45 His first name is Tank.
Tank Dempsey

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Comment #47 by FatalDeathSG45
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:27:40 PM
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@14 I lost interest in Zombies when everyone started to only care about finding Easter Eggs and not about actually surviving the hordes of zombies. Last I checked, the mode is called "Zombies," not "Easter Egg Hunt."

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Comment #48 by CheezFace
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:36:35 PM
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@47 I know that feel.

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Comment #49 by Chuppernicus
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 04:39:52 PM
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Still would've liked to have seen an option to buy only the Zombie Maps. I could care less about COD MP but I do like the Zombie modes.

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Comment #50 by SweptbackFlame
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 05:06:16 PM
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@30 because they are metal I totally agree.

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Comment #51 by panickyonion
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 06:03:22 PM
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i Like multiplayer but i like zombies better i have always been dissapointed with MP maps.i wish i could just but the zombies map and i would still pay #10-$15.

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Comment #52 by Stig Semper Fi
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 06:55:57 PM
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#26. You have basically just summed up what Cawa Doody is.

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Comment #53 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 07:09:49 PM
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@15 because I dont have black ops now.

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Comment #54 by Shiftie
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:12:53 PM
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Just when I thought CoD couldn't get worse, they add something else I hate! Success!

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Comment #55 by xRelentlessx
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:26:17 PM
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@49 I know how you feel, id love to buy a map pack without the zombies map as I don't play the gane mode id like an extra mp map as I'm sure you would prefer 5 zombie maps

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Comment #56 by Differentials
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:12:09 PM
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Why not release a Zombies-only DLC for once for this game? Should've been Rezurrection 2.0 instead.

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Comment #57 by blleiffer
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 12:10:00 AM
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#35 errr Avenged Sevenfold is "not a real rock band" Becuase well they are not a rock band its metal.

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Comment #58 by Leviathan v2
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 12:21:21 AM
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Wow 2 rehashed maps. Shame on you treyarch

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Comment #59 by Knaussenheimer
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 12:30:04 AM
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well if they're going back to black ops 1 style for zombies it should be better

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Comment #60 by Samigi
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 01:30:20 AM
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The Maps aren't very creative are they? They should do a Stadium map like PSG's one, that would be awesome.

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Comment #61 by Malakarn
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:28:05 AM
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Oh no! We don't like something that others like let's bash it!
Opinion? What's that?

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Comment #63 by Judivarious
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 05:42:35 AM
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@62: How is it pure Laziness? They're still redesigning the map, the layout stays the same, but the textures are changed in the map. You want "Pure laziness", try Infinity Ward, first transferring over the CoD 4 maps into MW2 and not changing a thing, and then transferring Terminal over to MW3 and leaving it exactly as it was, not a single thing changed.

You should give Treyarch SOME credit, at least they're not doing copy paste, they're trying to give you a futuristic (2025) visual experience of a map you've played before, know, and possibly loved....

The same can be said of Hazard from BO1, which was Cliffside in W@W, looked new and amazing, and felt like a fresh revival to an old classic.

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Comment #64 by Nusentinsaino
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 07:35:32 AM
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Pod is an obvious reference to this and obviously will look like these

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Comment #65 by BasqueNYC
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 09:12:17 AM
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Wtf is Avenged Sevenfold???

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Comment #66 by BasqueNYC
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 09:31:46 AM
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I like the WW1 idea so there should be some bitchin trench warfare shit with zombies

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Comment #67 by Croc 494
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 10:14:25 AM
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And fucking shit metal at that.

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Comment #68 by TheGreatKoala
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 11:17:59 AM
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Yawn, zombies

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Comment #69 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 08:35:50 PM
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A7X shit on Metallica.

Come at meeeeeeeeeeee

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Comment #70 by Knaussenheimer
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 03:06:17 AM
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@#65 did you seriously just ask that? they're a metal band (my favourite metal band) who have three songs already in BO and BO2.
Black Ops:
Not Ready to Die- Call of the Dead- meteors Easter egg song
Nightmare- Moon- tie in with "One Giant Leap" achievement

Black Ops 2:
Carry On- commercial and played in animated concert clip after beating the campaign

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Comment #71 by Knaussenheimer
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 03:21:49 AM
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I like the way they do map packs. Four mp and one zombies because i play both. i definitely play zombies more but i still feel I get my money's worth. for people who say its not fair to have a 4:1 ratio of mp to zombies maps. look at the size, detail, storyline, and length of zombies games compared to multiplayer. there is no way you can see that and say "oh mp gets more" I'm sure people could go through two games on all four mp maps in less than a full game of zombies. idk in my opinion it's pretty equal.

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Comment #72 by BasqueNYC
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 03:01:37 AM
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Ok just heard Avenged Sevenfold and I wish I can unhear it these new metal bands have no balls it's like "metal for teens" god I must be gettin old lol. I can't get down on all these new metal bands they all sound they same,but hey it its your thing than that's what matters

Now as for the game wtf is up with that Robot! Look at that badboy Haha and the original 4 charaters which looks bitchin, It seems this may be the end of the zombies story? Or maybe some sort of a cliffhanger (which would be killer)

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Comment #73 by Shad0wblade
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 07:52:42 AM
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Good to see old characters back, don't know how they're going to link it to the current zombie story. Can't wait to see how they do it :)

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Comment #74 by BasqueNYC
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 08:13:51 AM
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I saw a achievment with finding Samantha or something or other so I'm thinking is this the end of this zombie story line? Since a BO3 will be released on Xbox one probably

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