Call of Duty: Black Ops “First Strike” Map Pack Details

Black Ops First Strike Map Pack Details Emerge

The first details for Black Ops’ “First Strike” map pack have been revealed by Treyarch’s producer Dan Bunting.

Talking on Major Nelson’s podcast, Bunting revealed that the First Strike map pack will hit Xbox 360 on February 1st, 2011. This release will be exclusive to Xbox Live initially (should hit PS3 and PC around a month later,) and cost 1200 MSP/$15.

Black Ops First Strike map pack will be made up of four new multiplayer maps and one new Zombie map. “Berlin Wall” takes place at Checkpoint Charlie, a commonly-known crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. “Discovery” is a arctic-based map that takes place in a snow-riddled German research station that you might recognize from the campaign. “Kowloon” is also based on a single player mission, obviously set in China. And the final map, “Stadium,” which sounds the most interesting of the four new maps, will take place in a hockey rink/sports complex! Sounds good to me.

Other than the name of the new Zombie map – which is “Ascension” - no other details were given in the podcast – which you can catch here.

As always, you can find all the latest Black Ops news, including further news on the First Strike map pack, right here at BlackOpsBlog. Expect screenshots and maybe a trailer to land soon.

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  1. Dwight Wells says:

    Hopefully this one is good unlike the Modern Warfare 2 map packs…

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    • Mizzle211 says:

      To be honest I thought the MW2 map packs were overpriced for what you got. Yes is 1200 msps pushing it? Hell Yes but I along with many many others will pay. I just hope its better value thatn what we got for MW2. Just my opinion which means nothing.

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      • t3chno1983 says:

        Yes, the MW2 map packs were over-rated for 1200 MS points because they only released MP maps…. nothing for the CO-Op part of the game. Treyarch’s major success with their last two games (WAW and BlOps) is partly based on the (Nazi) Zombie game.

        If I’m not mistaken, WAW maps were cheaper, but I was never disappointed in paying 800 pst/pack for new Zombie maps. I’ll shell over the 1200 because I know they are going to deliver on great content.

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    • Sir John Thomas says:

      I think these maps will be interesting I’d just like something without all the right angles. Except Array and Jungle, everything seems to be square. Besides the maps and the price (they know we’ll be buying it) Treyarch needs to fix this game. The spawn points still suck and if you have host you can’t be killed (much).

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    • terminate619 says:

      In the first strike map pack, I think the most interesting and cool maps are “Discovery” and “Berlin Wall”.Mostly, I am looking forward to berlin wall cause it looks like a good map for sniping and im a pretty good sniper (not bragging). I jus hope FIRST STRIKE is a good/great DLC!!!!!!!

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    • hirbod1375 says:

      yes! This is much better than MW2 mp. i have a ps3 but i hv allready tried the MP on xbox :)

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  2. Alex-Pew says:

    I say too early. They haven’t fixed the party lag. I can barely play with a party of 3 because of the lag. It’s as slow as a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.

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  3. Matt says:

    Ah I remember the good ol’ days when COD was for PC and the maps were free.

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  4. Ryan says:

    Glad there’s a new map pack in the pipeline although I would rather they spend all their time trying to fix the shambles as a result of the last update. I find it impossible to get 2 games in a row, if a game at all while in a party. Very frustrating!!

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  5. Sigma716 says:

    How about they get the game WORKING PROPERLY before they try and get more money out of us?

    That being said, I’ll be a moron and buy them the second I can, because I am so sick of these maps already.

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  6. bacix says:

    yay! 15$ maps again… i’d rather buy bc2 vietnam

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  7. Zombiess says:

    Ascension? Anyone thinking of “Ascend from darkness!” Here? Maybe Vorkuta, with the dead guards / miners as the zombie? ;D

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    • Nano1124 says:

      FTW!!!

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    • Eavesdropper says:

      I was thinking of the Ascension Group of Nazi scientists mentioned throughout the campaign (I believe in “Executive Order” you need to kill a few of them).

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    • 1996killerman says:

      holy crap thats exactly what i was thinking as soon as i heard that

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      • Darc Apocalypse says:

        Yeah, I originally thought Verkuta myself… but I played through on Vet last night and kept hearing the ascension group mentioned… pretty pysched to see what’s right ;D

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  8. Liaaaaam says:

    Great they are doing a map pack, cool
    Fix the game first.
    1200msp mehh, at least theres a zombie map.
    f**k Mp, lets obliterate zombies :)
    Bosh

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  10. Brent says:

    I hope the zombies maps come out with something new. Like a new super weapon like the ray gun or Zeus cannon or the freeze gun. And another bad idea would be a perk. Marathon pro i was thinking? or maybe 1 perk machine with lightweight and marathon in one? Comment back, leave your opinion.

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    • Nano1124 says:

      I wish you can get the perk again to pro them in zombies.

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    • krlfm says:

      an open map in area 51 with killstreaks. like 200 kills for dogs 500 for gunship. that would be awesome. or if zombies only came after u if u shot an unsilenced wepon. buying attachments off the wall would be fun.

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    • zombies_fan_000000000001 says:

      i was thinking a ammo machine

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      • Nano1124 says:

        Go here to learn more about zombies and there was a thing like that but it was taken away for unknown reasons.

        http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Amm-O-Matic

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        • zombie_fan_0000000001 says:

          i no thats where i got it from but you never know they might add it in n there is more info on youtube its mosylikely on an island in the u.k n new weapons n zombies are coming n a monkey instead of dogs jst look on youtube n ulll find it

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  11. Ghost says:

    I would pay 1200msp just for the zombie map

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  12. moosie says:

    how much for ps3

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  13. a_stranger says:

    i have seen people on the black ops forums sayin that the zombie maps is a light house becuase inm der riese it says acsencd from darkness and climb to the light and whats in a lighthouse this is exactly why i think itll be a light house and i think some1 will leak it early

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  15. htdhytdytd says:

    loving the sound of the zombie map, i’m guessing either a place like launch or the boat in project nova. since there was the group of nazi scientists called acscencion

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  16. hockeyfan618 says:

    treyarch favors xbox too much. give pc and ps3 players a chance, too!

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  17. The1456 says:

    i just hope that there arent any achievements for the map pack because ive gotten all achievements for the game and i want to keep it that way

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  18. bajaCA says:

    I wish their contract would end now, because there are still millions of PS3 and PC players…I HATE Microsoft…

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  19. folffanatic says:

    With all the issues us PS3 players have been experiencing, the new map pack should be FREE for all our troubles and as an act of good faith from Treyarch. Didn’t we get more maps for the same price in all the previous versions of COD. 4 maps, what a joke, come on Treyarch, quit jerking us around! I may just have to find a new FPS to play as I am tired of Treyarch’s antics. For the love of GOD Treyarch, do a count on how many PS3 subscribers you have and then subtract all that revenue because your gonna lose a majority of it due to the lack of respect to the PS3 community!

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  20. MATT says:

    The MW2 maps were the best. Does raven studios make maps for infinity ward and treyarch?

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  21. pimenta says:

    My points allready gone for bbc2 vietnam,sorry cod,no win this time….
    Greatings an happy new year from portugal.

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  22. jesse says:

    Is there any known Pictures of the new zombie map

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  23. i hope there is new stuff like weapons,zombieforms,newperks,and another zipline

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  24. steve says:

    i don’t get why everyones such a cheap ass …its 15 buks big deal…im just sick of playin kino and five… wish they would just release the original zombie maps already ,god dammit ..

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  25. Daniel Smith says:

    Looking forward to this map pack and think it is much needed where Zombies is concerned as its becoming very old playing the same maps.
    However I still enjoy the Dead Ops Arcade sessions.

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  26. Wii Noob says:

    Is this gonna be for the Wii? If so, how much will it cost? Hopefully it’ll have “FIVE” along with Ascension…

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  27. Battery1320 says:

    It’s not like Treyarch has a say in the matter when it comes to DLC. When Activi$ion wants a map pack, Treyarch has to make it. Period. If Activi$ion wants to give Microsoft another BJ and make Treyarch f**k everyone up but the 360, then oh well, Treyarch can’t do anything about it.

    Activi$ion is who you all should be blaming, not Treyarch.

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  28. gooman says:

    will there be hell dogs or the mad sicentist or pack a punch in the new zombie map or something new

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  29. FrankWoods says:

    it is better than the MW2 map pack, it has more maps. just watch the video at callofduty.com, its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. samuel2795 says:

    Okay heres the jist of it
    -ascencion is in a russian cosmonaut test facility. (confirmed)
    -two new perks no idea what they do. (unconfirmed)
    -space monkeys that steal your persk (confirmed)
    -Two new weapons: some sort of doll thing and a black hole device thing i forget the names.
    - possible new character (speculated only)
    -its the Der reise and shino numa characters (confirmed)

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  31. alex says:

    how much space is the map pack going to take

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  32. bj says:

    is it going to come out at 12:01 am or will be latter on during the day

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  33. ToxicDrIftking says:

    Wat is the time they come out

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  34. Devastator says:

    In my opinion Treyarch should fix the lag first but these maps look awesome, and BTW I am kinda looking forward to the MP maps more than the Zombie maps. ;)

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  35. ryleyberg says:

    i already baught the maps dont realy know what the new perks do in nazi zombies

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  36. Keahi says:

    can u play hardcore with the new maps or no?

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  37. zombies rulz says:

    I want the new map pack because FIVE is so f**king boring I only like
    kino because of the song 115

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  38. zombies rulz says:

    The only thing I like about FIVE is that there is one way instead of two like in kino so people don’t fight over wich way to go :(

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  39. zombies rulz says:

    The new perks allow you to have unlimited sprint and the other one gives you no fall damage,dive and make a small explosion,and when you get downed a “nuke” goes off

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  40. iPlayWiiCuzImPoor says:

    Can anyone tell me the price of the First Strike Map Pack for Wii? I know, I know…Wii is a horrible system. but I can’t afford xbox right now considering I’m jobless T.T if someone could tell me how much it costs, I’d be really grateful.

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  41. Old No.7 says:

    I think the maps should be free. This game is already ridiculously over priced.

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  42. nick says:

    the new zombie map, ascention, is more like the level executive order than anything else. it has lunar landers, a roket that you have to launch to get to the pack-a-punch machine , and the gersch device.

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  43. x_nobleboy_x says:

    Cool I might get these maps soon

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  44. HighTheFire says:

    is it coming out on the wii?

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  45. user1nathan says:

    this map packs pretty cool i bought a new black ops for ps3 and it came with something that had a free first strike code on it like i saidits cool but i thik the need to make bigger maps it also took forever to download

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  46. fsgbhwra says:

    zombies maps coming in this map pack are:
    Ascencion
    Moon
    Shangri-la
    Call Of The Dead

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