Activision and Treyarch has officially announced the details regarding Black Ops 3’s first DLC pack, Awakening. Awakening DLC will be available on February 2nd on PlayStation 4 and includes four new multiplayer maps and the new Zombies map, Der Eisendrache.

“Since Black Ops III launched last month, the response from our community has been incredible in every way,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. “With Awakening, the studio is focused on creating a wide variety of gameplay experiences for our fans in Multiplayer and Zombies that will keep players coming back for more.”

Multiplayer Maps: 

  • Gauntlet: Grounded in a military training facility, Gauntlet plays up the core philosophy of Treyarch’s classic three lane map structure with distinct variety in visuals and gameplay. Each of the three primary lanes has a unique environment as players battle through a sprawling jungle, sub-zero artic zone and rainy urban cityscape.
  • Splash: Set in an abandoned water theme park, this vibrant and playful map delivers an imaginative environment complete with waterslides, a wrecked pirate ship, and a lazy river ride that winds through a fantastical forgotten city. Splash is designed to drive an open flow of combat, including plenty of opportunities for underwater gameplay.
  • Rise: Set in the snowy outskirts of Zurich, Rise is a Coalescence Corporation construction project for a massive subterranean research campus. The design of the map caters to a mix of classic Call of Duty cover combat alongside strategic core movement opportunities, with each section of the map offering distinctly different styles of gameplay.
  • Skyjacked: Set on a security VTOL in the clouds over urban Zurich, Skyjacked is a reimagined version of the popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops II multiplayer map Hijacked, and retains the same fast and frenetic gameplay from one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty® history, but with a twist. Skyjacked gives players the opportunity to explore the map in a variety of new ways thanks to the all-new core movement system in Black Ops III.

Zombies: 

  • Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s Zombies DLC adventure will take players on an epic journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and – in Zombies tradition – a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises that fans will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.

TRAILER: 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC will be available on PlayStation 4 on February 2nd. The DLC will be available at a later date on Xbox One and PC. The DLC pack costs $14.99 or is included with the Black Ops 3 Season Pass. DLC not available on PS3 or Xbox 360.

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  • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

    Furst

    • Deadpool

      pathetic

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        Ef u r nut furst en ur lief tiem, u r an Fagit.

        • Deadpool

          Sorry i don’t speak retard 😉 Typing furst or first is something only pathetic 12 year old’s do.

          • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

            Juses will condemn u to hell.

          • Deadpool

            Ha ha.. If Jesus was real, he wouldn’t condemn anyone 😉

          • Will WilFredo Mendoza

            Youre new here arent you? Fagit, he ment, JUSES, our lord n saviur!

          • Deadpool

            Sorry i don’t understand idiot, can i have that in English please?

          • Will WilFredo Mendoza

            What I said was, youre an uneducated swine that likes to belittle peoples fun on the internet since you live in your mothers basement and dont have any friends and decide to bash on peoples fun. That better? 🙂

          • Deadpool

            I have never lived in a basement. Nor do I live with my parents.

          • ScOott

            What happend to ur Fagit crew? U, fazzle and Noaghoa..

          • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

            They unfagited.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            I’m not 12 & I type “first”.

          • Deadpool

            Then you act like a 12 year old.

          • Tuby

            Its Dolan tradition

          • TheDemonOfHate

            No…..Not really, 12 year old don’t even get on this website. lol

          • Deadpool

            Just a bunch of adults that act like children then 😉

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Ehh I guess

          • Cis scum

            Yo dog if you have a problem with it then you seriously don’t belong on CI’s comment section. It’s the culture of the site.

  • jordanxbrookes

    Knew it was gonna be released on February 2nd [Tuesday] 🙂

  • The7Reaper

    Who will be the characters in the new zombies map? the old characters Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen?

    • Yes,

      “Zombies:

      Der Eisendrache, the first chapter of Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s Zombies DLC adventure will take players on an epic journey with the Origin characters Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey. Set in an eerie medieval castle built upon an ancient site of unspeakable horror, massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and – in Zombies tradition – a variety of exciting plot twists and surprises that fans will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.”

    • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

      Its the new versions of them, the giant and origins crew.

      • The7Reaper

        Okay cool

  • I have a feeling they will give us DLC weapons on it]s own without a pay wall. If they do this right. It could be great. You have the 1 DLC and next to it you have 2-4 new weapons to try out. I loved AW for the new weapons even though it was restricted to supply drops. I hope Treyarch does the same. Otherwise besides the zombies the DLC will be kinda boring.

  • The Flash

    “SINCE BLACK OPS III LAUNCHED LAST MONTH, THE RESPONSE FROM OUR COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY”

    What has Mark been drinking, there has been big community response about zombies and you’ve done nothing to fix any issues or explain why its the way it is.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Hi, you must be new here.

      Those statements are pre-written and then credited to a developer/certain person.

      • The Flash

        I am not new, and am aware of that but i just find that statement damn outrageous

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        LOL LOVE THIS RESPONSE!!!!!

      • jordanxbrookes

        Exactly. As if they’re gonna say anything off the rails. Activision will give them a script, the chosen dev or person will say them nicely to the camera, give a cheeky smile and done.

    • CoDforever

      whats the issues

      • The Flash

        I refer you to the zombie reddit, there are plenty of issues, with SoE being one of them

        • CoDforever

          lol, half of them are people just complaining SOE is too hard

          that isnt an issue at all

          • The Flash

            i’m not referring to that, never mind

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        Afk players, disconnecting from servers on solo games (really annoying at high rounds), shitty map, giant onlyavailable to season pass holders, uninteresting characters, pay to win, no host migration, invisible floor barriers which make you stuck and make you die.

        • CoDforever

          SoE is not shitty please tell me why its shitty other than “its too hard”

          “pay to win”

          im out

          • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

            SoE evil is shitty because it takes about 30min to set up if you want to get to a high round, and the setting up is so fucking boring.

            If you dont think being able to pay money to have all 6 map perks given to you for free, -when they’d normally cost upwards of 10000 to buy all, and you are are only allowed 4 perks at a time- then you are obviously a bit inept in life.

          • CoDforever

            thats not pay to win thats only giving you a slight advantage, it would be p2w if it was pvp

            you can earn perkaholics for free, isnt that an advantage also?
            and btw you would have to spend 100’s to get perkaholics anyway..

            and setting up in soe is exactly like how it was in origins and people loved that map so im a bit surprised

          • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

            The speakeasy gave a slight advantage and you could earn it for free? Im guessing that advanced warfare isn’t pay 2 win for you.

            I don’t care too much about the round setting up on SoE, but I just listed some of the problems I’ve seen posted a lot on reddit – and that is probably the biggest complaint,

          • CoDforever

            Advanced Warfare is P2W because its PvP. Zombies however, is not.

          • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

            A big part of zombies is the leaderboards and where you rank on it, it is pay to win because with 100 perkaholics you would easily win at the leaderboards.

          • CoDforever

            LMAO you actually care about the zombie leaderboards?? Its full of hackers and people who made it to 1 million anyways

        • RdJokr

          “Pay to win”

          People are somehow convinced that the Gobblegums are like easy tickets
          for 100+ high rounds or something. My average round hasn’t changed since
          BO2 (or AW, if you wanna count Exo Zombies), and Gobblegums did not
          improve it in a noticeable way. If you give the best gums to Timmy
          No-Thumbs and let him play BO3 Zombies, he’d probably still die by
          round 7 anyway.

          And host migration got added in, dude. I’ve seen a bunch of people saying they have host migration in Zombies now.

  • ScOott

    Hyped for all multilplayer maps, zombies meh.. Disappointed no dlc gun, I was expecting more for my money when I get the season pass, but will still be worth it for the new maps.

    • TheDemonOfHate

      I wanted a dlc gun just like the AE4……..

      • ScOott

        I liked the Peace Keeper, was hoping for more of the same, still time, they might surprise us *shrugs shoulders*

        • Tuby

          Try the razorback it act pretty similar. And is worth to use afther the patch

          • Guywithbrains

            ELO + Quickdraw + Grip + Rapid fire work well with Razorback after the patch. Worth trying in my opinion.

          • Tuby

            Indeed also long barrel is a good choice but prefere rapid fire because the razorback havnt a high fire rate

          • Guywithbrains

            Well quickdraw can be replaced with long barrel because after all sub machine guns have really fast aim down the sights.

          • Tuby

            Correct quickdraw aint a must. Also like to use stock on it. I will try it 2morrow

          • ArtisanKnight

            Ohh. So now after all the guns I wanted to use got updated, they’re finally good. Fuck the pre-patch razorback. God knows I tried with it.

        • TheDemonOfHate

          Peacekeeper is pretty much like the Razerback tbh.

          • Tuby

            Already said

          • TheDemonOfHate

            By me bud

    • ItzSikh

      probably do weapons like AW by giving them freely also because it would be fair for X1

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Multiplayer and Campaign are the only redeeming factors of Black Ops 3.

      • ScOott

        Huh I thought u wasn’t enjoying multilplayer, but liked zombies? What happened?

      • CoDforever

        Shadows of evil is freaking awesome .. amazing cast, great setting/atmosphere, tons of new stuff/mechanics and so many side activities

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Zombies* not Multiplayer. Huge typo.

      • RdJokr

        … I’m sorry, what? You’re not praising Zombies??

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Err, Zombies* and Campaign, I just noticed that I typed out Multiplayer… I had Multiplayer in my head and that’s what my fingers decided to type out. I can’t stand BO3’s Multiplayer.

          • RdJokr

            Hmm, well, I enjoy all three components of the game, so at least I got that going for me. I do enjoy Campaign and Zombies more though (as with pretty much all COD games before).

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I think the Multiplayer is boring. Gaming is only fun when we’re constantly dominating, and Black Ops 3 is not fun due to the fact that every single encounter I have is of me getting melted instantly. It doesn’t make the Multiplayer “bad”, though. It might be a balanced game and everyone dominates on it and has a 2 KD instead of my negative KD. Who knows? All I know is is that it’s making me go insane.

    • ben wills

      why u want pay 2 win?

      we paid money. everyone deserves all of the guns.

      period.

      • ScOott

        Pay to win? A gun dlc like bo2? .. I would hardly call the Peace Keeper pay to win lol..

        • ben wills

          a) danger of it

          b) as a season pass owner, everybody bought the game. everybody deserves extra guns. its core content. should not be stripped.

          c) even a gun that is “balanced” as in is really strong in one area and lacking in another, some people would want the play style of the really strong with ‘x’ playstyle but wont have access to it because it isnt given to them. if its strong with even one play style then its a bad thing for the game and bad for the players.

          dont be so evil. i want more guns but i want everyone to have them…

          • ScOott

            Forgive me for my evil sins :'(

          • ben wills

            🙂

            i just want best experience for every body 🙂

      • ItzSikh

        The p2w idea all started in AW so don’t think it’s going to happen

      • Thomas the Tank(no)swag

        Its not pay to win as people with the dlc guns only play in the pool of players who also have that dlc with the gun. Its not pay to win when everyone in the lobby either has it, or everybody doesn’t have it.

        • ben wills

          “its not pay 2 win if we cross off the amount of people you can play with”

          wtf

      • Stealthninja808

        That’s a bit exaggerated…..

        • ben wills

          nope this isnt a fakin free 2 play cell phone game

          i dont get how people support stripping content

    • ccrows

      “Hyped for all multilplayer maps, zombies meh.. Disappointed no dlc gun”

      100% agree with all of that…

    • akaCamos

      only maps are gonna be in the season pass because the deal with sony only states map packs come first to ps4 not microtransactions or weapons

  • CoDforever

    Looks like I was right guys .. In each one of the lanes will have a different environment in gauntlet ..

  • Danny Hargreaves Kernot

    i knew there would be 4 extra gobblegums did not make sense to have 4 slots missing at the bottom seemed odd and uneven hopefully they are useful and not useless

  • CoDforever

    Holy shit you can tell this map pack isnt even close to being finished .. lots of missing textures and all the zombies were reused from The Giant .. Why did they feel the need to announce this early?

    • ScOott

      They always show them in the process of making the map for as long as I can remember..

    • Deadpool

      Really? Are you serious?

    • TheDemonOfHate

      I mean they have almost a full month to complete it bud. I’m just glad they announced it now.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Yeah, it’s still being worked on. They started work on it probably in October.

      Why so early? Probably a marketing decision to do so to fit with their plans for what they want to do in January. They have everything probably planned out quite well

      • CoDforever

        Yeah they probably wanted to sell more season passes over the holidays ..

    • Drank Bleach

      Why do people feel the need to upvote their own comment?

      • CoDforever

        Why do people feel the need to care?

      • Deadpool

        sad isn’t it? its like ‘liking’ your own Facebook comments/status.

        • Drank Bleach

          I see it all time lol, people will like their picture and if its only 49 likes the OP will like their own pic just so it has 50 likes, I find it hilarious, it’s not that serious.

    • There was gameplay of all the maps except Splash…
      And who cares if the zombies were “reused”, they fit the setting of a medival, snowy, Nazi castle.

    • “zombies were reused from The Giant ”

      uh uh, World at War says hi with their zombie maps. Nazi Zombies models were reused in Kino Der Toten, Der Reise, NDT, Asylum.

      so zombies being reused in The Iron Dragon, isnt bad and is kinda cool. reminds me of WaW zombies in a way.

  • Tommyboy123

    does any1 have nuketown code message me on ps4 tommyboy123 thanks 🙂

    • tarfeef101

      Trust me, you don’t want it.

      • w

        seriously. wait until they give it to everybody and you’ll want to uninstall it.

  • Digital_Veil_

    Seriously? Not a single piece of gun DLC? That’s lame as fuck.

    • Deadpool

      They added 3 new weapons last week 😉

      • Digital_Veil_

        Not guns and you have to gamble to get them….

        • Deadpool

          I know they’re not guns but its still new weapons. and no you don’t, you don’t have to spend a penny.

          • ScOott

            What are u taking about?

          • Deadpool

            “gamble”, referring to paying money for something you may not win. You don’t have to pay for them though.

          • ScOott

            Sorry the guy was talking about guns, n u Said they added 3 last week.. N u confused me.. Well played lol..

          • Drank Bleach

            Me gets you!

          • PuddleOfStix

            By “gamble”, he means it’s a luck of the draw in a Supply Drop. With or without money. Is that better?

          • Ash

            U have to gamble to get the new weapons and stop fckn complaining when u dont get what u want

          • and he said new guns, not new weapons..

        • XboxISdead

          And i want people like u to stop complaining but we all dont get what we want

      • lunator100hd .

        They are gust skins dummy.

        • Deadpool

          Its still weapon content. I want more new weapons as much as the next guy. But we’re not entitled to whatever we want.

    • SoulTaker

      Do you want people to cry about pay to win ? Because that’s how you get people to cry pay to win.

    • ben wills

      P2W stupid asshole

    • Stif Meister

      Type 25 replacement? HVK is pretty close, I’d say. As for the MSMC, we all know you just want it cause that shit melted.

    • RdJokr

      Chill, there’s still 3 DLC packs left. They could easily add them in.

      • ccrows

        Doubt it, AW’s community ruined all the work that Treyarch started with the Peacekeeper…

    • Psychomaggot105

      Im sure gun dlc will be separate

    • Imventing

      the kuda is the cod 4 mp5 tho

  • Guywithbrains

    What we got to see of those new maps they looked awesome. Especially Skyjacked looked cool with that new way in from side of airship. Of course it will be “chaotic” as we were told in the video.

    So far so good. If they keep this way with season pass I guarantee I get bang for my buck.

  • Slothigans

    I hoped they would add more free run maps. Oh well.

  • Kyle Soule

    I can’t wait to play this. It can’t come any sooner..

  • Tuby

    Maps looks great cant wait to play it. Skyjacked will be spawntrap heaven but still a Boss map

  • ItzSikh

    Ok who said that Gauntlet was maps for free run

    • Drasadex

      lmao

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Alot of idiots.

      • ItzSikh

        you do know one of them was me

        • Will WilFredo Mendoza

          Well….this is awkward…but its true lol

        • Stealthninja808

          Same….

    • Kobrah

      Called it!!

  • Drasadex

    I actually like the way Gauntlet looks.

  • Merffy

    I was getting Swarms for days on Hijacked.

    Time to prepare my inbox for the hate mail again.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    That Zombie map though.

  • Damn, PlaytheGame called that zombie map years ago.

  • lunator100hd .

    Where is the gun? I only bought dlc for guns so i will pass this one.

  • Gamerazor247

    ‘…Coming first on PlayStation 4.” That’s never going to get old is it? But anyway, I FUCKING CALLED IT, I knew Gauntlet was going to be like Studio, HA! I do hope one of the DLC packs is like Rezurrection and they remake 2 maps from Black Ops 1 (Theater and Moon) and 2 from Black Ops II (Mob and Buried). I can only hope…

    • ItzSikh

      it’s not like studio look at the difference

      • Gamerazor247

        Oh my god, Lord Jesus, why do people keep saying that when it IS

        • ItzSikh

          i’m the first person bruh

          • Gamerazor247

            Not my first time posting this, broh

        • Juses

          Lerd Juses*

          • Gamerazor247

            4give me plz

      • GinsuVictim

        “Like” Studio, as in different themes around the map. Not “like it” as in the layout.

    • Kobrah

      Same ?

  • YoungMurf

    This DLC looks effin’ class. Skyjacked will be chaos and love the layout of Gauntlet. Seems to be a lot going for this, glad to be a season pass holder.

  • Ascending Legend

    Im 99% sure that Rise is a remake of a Black ops 1 map called Silo.

    • GinsuVictim

      I’m 100% sure it isn’t.

    • NOVA_POLARIS

      They would have said that… They said they are bringing back maps from WAW, BO1, and BO2. We now have one from BO2, so I am guessing in DLC’S 2 and 3 we will get one from BO1 in one DLC and one from WAW in the other, then an all zombies DLC 4.

  • MichiganerE

    Well, it seems that our beloved four are the main playable characters again. I may just pick up BO3 soon enough. Also, has anyone released that IW’s next game will only be 2-3 away from being revealed after Awakening’s release (i’m guessing April considering BO3’s reveal)? Time really does fly.

  • XboxISdead

    Coming first to ps4……..

    • GinsuVictim

      Obviously. You’ve attempted to stir up shit without a spoon.

    • Keshav Bhat

      That was announced back at E3 2015, which took place in June.

    • ccrows

      Someday you’re gonna grasp the concept of why we need 2 dominant consoles in order for the console community to survive. *SMH*

  • FoxyTheDankPirate

    can’t wait for der eisendrache! ah well gotta wait 1 month extra atleast i can enjoy some yt gameplay until the time being (=

  • So it’ll be about March 3rd for us Xbox and PC owners. Bit of a bummer but ah well, i can wait. (Plot twist; i actually really want that zombies map like NOW but i’m trying not to be a douchedick about it)
    I still gotta finish the EE on SoE anyway and get hyped as hype can get for The Division in the mean time!

  • ShadowMaster862

    Rise reminds me of Silo from BO1 for some reason

    • kak

      Me 2

  • [EV] BLISS

    Hopefully the new zombies map is better than shadows of evil.

  • Jay Evan

    I feel like weapons and specialist DLC will only be retreiveable through Micro-DLC or god forbid, supply drops.

    • I’mma go on a limb here and say that all micro dlc will be done through supply drops. There is no reason for Treyarch to implement CoD points if they have no plans to expand on them. I think all the new camos and specialist packs will be done through supply drops so that you spend more than the $1.99 (what they cost in previous CoD games). Its kind of like a carnival game, you end up spending more than what the prize is worth to get it.

      • Jay Evan

        The might expand on the black market itself by allowing us to buy certain things with an assload of COD points.

  • Jay Evan

    I feel like One or more of the other DLC packs will be focused on just weapons and Specialists, WITHOUT maps.

  • Jay Evan

    I wonder what we can get for weapon DLC. The Ohm from AW was a cool idea in AW, I would like to see something similar to hybrid guns in this game(without the directed energy stuff).

    • RdJokr

      Hybrid guns are fine as long as they’re not OP. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was with the Ripper in Ghosts, and the Ohm in AW. Insanely OP for DLC guns.

      • Jay Evan

        That’s likely the reason Treyarch is afraid to do it. The Peacekeeper was a useable gun, yet easily able to compete against.

      • SoulTaker

        I thought you skipped Ghosts mate?

        • RdJokr

          I did. I only played during the free weekends with my friends (who absolutely loved the game for whatever reasons).

  • Ak74u

    Zombies looks very amazing

  • Stealthninja808

    I am disappointed that there is specialist dlc or weapon dlc ! I love Treyarch, the dlc content looks great, but I expect more.

    • Jay Evan

      I feel like weapons and specialist DLC will only be retreiveable through Micro-DLC or god forbid, supply drops.

  • imBATMAN

    ooh fancy 🙂

  • Skillreks

    was BO2 P2W? with the Peacekeeper? or Ghost for the Ripper and that sniper/AR gun? I don’t think so. I hope they just like, do what they did for ghosts, and give the season pass holders guns until the DLC came out, then everyone could get it. or something like that. heck, evne if I had to pay like 100 Cod points for a gun, or 100 cryptokeys for a gun, I wouldn’t mind

  • Aidan

    I fuckin’ knew it!

    • Jay Evan

      Dynamic map feature: Getting flooded out of said slides.
      Also, imagine being stabbed by a knifer that you see for 0.5 milliseconds coming down one of the slides.

  • Kobrah

    Called it!

    • FazalGaming

      I thought it would be like the map Infected where its a simulation and it keeps changing.

      • Kobrah

        That was also a popular opinion I heard

  • Slothigans

    Damn black ops will almost be reaching its halfway cycle by the time we get the first dlc. Oh well.

  • Diego Diniz

    What if Treyarch release a NEW SPECIALIST???
    4 DLCs = 4 New Specialists

  • P

    No grief equals shit

  • Jason

    You’re all pussys

  • Jason

    Fuck your commemts