The first downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Awakening, is available now on PS4. The new DLC brings four multiplayer maps and an all new Zombies experience, Der Eisendrache.

In order to access the Awakening DLC, players must be on the latest version of Black Ops 3 (patch version 1.05, which was released on February 1st). Once you’ve downloaded the latest update, players can visit the in-game, go to ‘Map Packs,’ and select Awakening in order to activate the content. Once you have activated the content, you can now play the new content in Black Ops 3.

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. Checkout the preview trailer here.
  • 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. Checkout the preview trailer here.
  • 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. Checkout the preview trailer here.
  • 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. Checkout the preview trailer here.

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, Nikolai, 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. Watch the trailer here.

The Replacer Trailer:

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

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  • bigboiibilly

    Furst

  • shadowguy14

    eh kinda a let down. Zombies map is still way to complicated for casuals.

    • DEMOLITION12

      i think it’s pretty simple so far, packapunch is easy to get to

      • tarfeef101

        Pack a punch, teddy bears found so far. Working on the rumoured BRM, no success yet though. Still hard for a noob to figure out, especially with such a big map.

    • lifelinegaming

      My issue with soe was it was a chore every time. I’m okay with complicated as long as it’s not mundane. HIGH HOPES TO PLAY WHEN I GET HOME

    • just stupid

      And this is why I won’t ever play zombies in this game.
      I am PM lvl 250 and I haven’t played one game of zombies yet. I’ve seen my brother playing and it is just too complicated.

      I am a veteran Call of Duty player when it comes to multiplayer, but zombies? I have no clue.

      • Stealthninja808

        Dude, SOE ain’t complicated, just repetitive. You cannot expect to jump into the game knowing everything. Idk about you but I like new and fresh content.

    • Stealthninja808

      “Too complicated” give it a few days and reform your opinion. It’s pretty easy to get to PAP and get the power. Why does everything else have to be simple, it’s fun figuring out how to get the extra weapons and Easter egg.

  • DEMOLITION12

    the game crashes after playing a zombies game cause it can’t post to leaderboads, viewing leadboards also crashes it

  • ccrows

    inb4 PS4 bragging comments.

    Genuinely hope that you guys enjoy the new maps, and looking forward to playing them myself next month… 🙂

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Glad, We PSN players have mature just a little.

  • Zacky

    i preordered it and when i try to play it says i need to buy it, when i go store it says it’s already bought… also can’t find any activate button anywhere, this sucks

    • Acadius Alexander

      Did you access the game DLC via the PSN Store via menu bar? For me, it read the season pass was purchased but if I clicked onto Awakening DLC $14.99, it would show that it was purchased and downloaded. I hope this helps you.

      • Zacky

        Psn store said that i have purchased and downloaded file but i still can’t get in awakening content

        • Acadius Alexander

          I created a private match (local play) and that’s how I initially saw that it was there. Maybe your system needs to be restarted or just closing out the application entirely. These are the only two ideas I can come up with to help you.

          • Zacky

            I’ve restarted my ps4 many times today and still nothing, i can see that new zombie map but can’t play it. Hope it starts working today… but thanks for help

    • WhiskeyDick

      Load bo3, then instead of playing the game select “store” from the menu, go to maps section and select the awakening dlc to “download”…. Enjoy

  • OLEKSANDR NYZHNIK

    Maps are garbage. Oriented only for kids. Nothing can save that shity Lag Ops 3

    • Skillreks

      try club penguin. that seems like it would fit your style

      • FazalGaming

        Wheres the love for Bin Weevils?

      • OLEKSANDR NYZHNIK

        Ok, if you moron, dont know what is really good maps from previous CoD games,it is your problem. But that dlc is nothing but garbage for kids, campers and noobs.

        • Skillreks

          nice grammar fam. and luckily, club penguin maps don’t change either

    • WhoIsAlexx

      Someone’s salty

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Treyarch should make a better game for him, then.

    • ItzSikh

      ur shit and u know you are, ur shit and u know u are

      • OLEKSANDR NYZHNIK

        Yes, if you like that new shit maps than you are shit too

        • ItzSikh

          because that makes sense

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Maybe if you take off those shades you’ll be seeing life & not shit.

    • XboxISdead

      Lag IS NOT THE GAME ITS YOUR INTERNET WHEN THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT how does the game NOT LAG for most people but then lag for u ? Think about that

      • OLEKSANDR NYZHNIK

        You are CoD fanboy or just an idiot! Thousands if not millions of people all over the world strugling with lags and shity connection in this garbage game! But you can keep blaming the internet!

  • Piotr Piter

    And still no dlc playlist ;/

    • madshooterguy

      its already in the map rotation

      • Piotr Piter

        In rotation with vanilla maps. I meant dlc only playlist.

    • Kobrah

      It’s in bonus

  • ScOott

    Omg the maps are in normal rotation already! Thankyou treyarch!!! <3

    • Acadius Alexander

      That’s fantastic! I thought we’d have to wait for the next DLC for the new maps to be in regular rotation. That’s how it usually worked with the previous installments. Thank you for the pleasant surprise. ???

    • MP

      I can’t find the f’n maps man. I have the season pass, downloaded the patch and there’s NOTHING in the in game store. Wtf

      • YoungMurf

        Try the featured part of the in-game store that’s where I got it.

        • MP

          Yea I went there using… says hit square to download the shit, then takes me to the in store menu and says “nothing to display” or whatever. But the psn store and related items me u all show Purchased

          • Drasadex

            Try using the Restore Licenses feature under the PS4’s system settings?

      • Acadius Alexander

        Did you access it via the Related Items below the BO3 tile on the cross bar menu? That’s how I accessed it.

        • MP

          Let me try bro.. 1sec

          • Mario Rivera

            U did all that ranting without at least checking that 1st? Lol

          • MP

            it was in reply to something else. idiot.

        • MP

          It says purchased.

          • Acadius Alexander

            That’s what it said for me but I still clicked on it. Upon me doing that, it then read downloaded.

          • MP

            Nope. Nothing says downloaded only purchased.

          • Acadius Alexander

            I can only suggest to restart the console, then go into local play, create a private match and see if the maps are there. That’s what I initially did last night.
            I hope this suggestion helps you. ?

      • MP

        Psn store says awakening was “purchased” but there’s no f’n new maps and nothing in the in game store. I’m about to flip the f out

    • jordanxbrookes

      So I can play FFA on the new maps?? :O 😀

      • ScOott

        Yesssssss…Rise is the best map fo sho Imo the other two are good nothing special, and skyjacked just doesn’t have the same vibe as the original.. But it’s a solid dlc glad I paid for it.. More maps the better..

        • Tuby

          Rise is a Boss match. Just get my first nuke on it Also love splash its a fun map. And fuck you 24/7 combine. Its was time for new maps

      • Capten ermirica

        Yes it is dude? I was playing it on FFA earlier!

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Still gets Combine.

      • LovekillerX

        Call of VMP: Combine Ops 3…

  • YoungMurf

    Only got playing Der Eisendrache so far and it is awesome! Can’t wait to see the new multiplayer maps now 🙂

  • lunator100hd .

    Guys how is so far Der Eisendrache in compare with SOE? I mean is it more complicated or less in terms of layout and wonder weapons. Is this map for casual zombie players or nah?

    • jpjustinjp

      Its a little bit like origins not to complicated

  • Thatlazykid

    How do I download the map pack if I bought the season pass?? Does it download automatically it do you have to do it yourself?

    • YoungMurf

      Go to the in-game store and go to the featured section, it will take you to a download section and viola.

  • Scott

    Hey PS4 guys can you give me your opinion on how Splash and Gauntlet play.

    • FazalGaming

      lmfao im downloading the update and it keeps cancelling idk why so RIP me, by the time I will end up playing it, it will be out for xbox and pc lel

    • TheHorror

      Splash is a really cool map, it has a nice flow to it where everyone kind of works their way through the middle where a bunch of the slides kind of connect. Gauntlet is a straight up classic 3 lane map, and it kind of feels like a competitive map to me

  • dust&cheese

    does this f*ck up gamesharing?! my account is primary on my buddies console, and his with mine, I just clicked the download on the DLC in the store on my ps4… how do we make this work?

    • lifelinegaming

      I just asked this as well. I sure hope it works

    • DJ_Vahn

      The one who doesnt has the season pass/dlc1 should go to his account, start up BO3, go to the store and you’ll see that if you click on the awakening dlc it says you own it (you can check in private match). Then you simply go back to your account, start BO3 and if everything went OK, you should have it…
      I hope this makes sense to you

  • lifelinegaming

    I have a question. My friend and I share games and plus. I am his primary ps4 and he is mine. Will he be able to use the dlc like with previous games? With the new system that is.

  • FazalGaming

    So a guy came up to me in school today and was like “Why are you always on Charlie Intel?” and I was like “wtf?” and he was like “I always see your username in the comments”, I’ll take that as a win.

    • lifelinegaming

      My friend used the site a LOT back in the bo2 days and I asked him which site it was cause I found my love for cod and made an account.

    • ItzSikh

      do u use your username for other stuff as well

      • FazalGaming

        yep

  • Mick

    I haven’t bought the season pass yet and I’m wondering if it’s well worth my money. If I, myself, were planning on getting the season pass, I would get it mainly just for zombies. For those of you on PS4 that are playing it, can you give me your opinions on what you think of the first DLC? Are the maps good? How is zombies? Let me know if you don’t mind 🙂

    • lifelinegaming

      I only play zombies but know I’ll buy it anyways so I went for season pass

      • Mick

        Thanks for the reply! 🙂

  • ItzSikh

    so is the patch on X1 or not

    • Shantzonpoint

      Not yet on xb1

      • ItzSikh

        when is it

        • WhiskeyDick

          Maybe they’re holding off the update/maps combo for Xbox until next month? If so that’s shitty, but I can’t tell what the updates fixed that weren’t already fixed aside from combine 24/7 and now there’s daily challenges for zombies

          • Logic Chief

            1 to 2 weeks for pc and xbox give or take

        • Kobrah

          Vahn said 1-2 weeks

  • Drasadex

    https://youtu.be/jz31BVNSWFE

    New Zombies song is pretty good.

  • moonwalker925

    I only play domination. Its great the new maps are in the core rotation on modes right off , but so far after 6 games have played all the new ones but not yet Gauntlet. Are ALL the maps, NEW and old on the domination rotation eventually ?

  • Guywithbrains

    [WALL OF TEXT ALERT] So my overall first impressions after a couple of hours playing team deathmatch:

    Skyjacked: Fun map to play and looks nice. Although I like more Hijacked’s idea of luxury yacht than some flying facility type of airship. But it doesn’t bother that much.

    Splash: Probably my favorite so far. Looks really awesome and it is super fun to play. However, I was given false information about being able to slide water slides…

    Rise: Fine map and underwater area gives some nice tactics for those who know how to flank enemies.

    Gauntlet: I haven’t played this map yet because Skyjacked and Splash get all the votes BUT based on Youtuber’s gameplay this map is cool because of those 3 different environments (the jungle being my favorite).

    Der Eisendrache: “Host migration”, “host migration”, “host migration” on round 3 because rage quitting tryhards can’t accept they aren’t so good playing Zombies as they claim. But after I got to play with all 4 players staying the map played quite nicely and is good but also a little bit too complicated. Maybe that goes away when I learn more about the map.

    I would give this DLC a solid 8.5/10.

    • ScOott

      The jungle bit is tiny, it the best looking but I hardly spend any time their… N I disagree about splash being the best, sure it looks really kewl.. But Rise just feels great, I think that and combine are the best designed maps In the game and I think it’s even better designed than combine.. Agree with ur score tho..

      • Guywithbrains

        I like that underwater part of Rise. Also do you know if it is indeed a Silo remake and you can go to that high vantage point that people used to snipe from in Black Ops 1?

        • ScOott

          Hmm I can’t picture where u mean, I don’t think so tho..

          Ive had a little go on zombies and had same problem as u couldn’t get past wave 3 without people leaving, then getting kicked so gave it up as a bad job, I couldn’t find the power to open up half the doors, but I’m actually willing to YouTube all of this and actually give it ago unlike the last Map where u had to turn into that stupid green thing, I think this still looks complicated but it’s not overwhelming like the last map was..

      • FazalGaming

        scooot can i tell u something?

        • ScOott

          Anything darling..

          • FazalGaming

            if you ever feel useless, remember Charlie Intel has a titanfall section

          • lifelinegaming

            I liked titanfall tho…. If it only had more guns and maps :’)

    • DEMOLITION12

      “rage quitting tryhards” is an oxymoron, retard

      • LovekillerX

        So you’re the tryhard who leaves games after downing on round 1. LOL!

        • DEMOLITION12

          i don’t leave games ever, why jump to stupid conclusions?

      • Guywithbrains

        Well they pretty much are “rage quitting tryhards”. They claim they are the best and they try their best = survive to round 3 (tryhard) and then they rage and quit when they go down on starting rounds (raqe quitter).

        Also that’s nice of you. Calling someone names over the internet is so classic…

        • LovekillerX

          Can’t you regognize he got mad because he recognized himself from the comment and that is why he got insulted.

          • DEMOLITION12

            you must be one of those camping rushers

    • Stif Meister

      I wouldn’t judge a DLC pack not even a day after it’s released, bro. Give it some time.

  • FazalGaming

    Well, by the time I the download will finish it will be like 9 pm, I’ll play some zombies, get down, rage, make a shit ton of noise and my mum will come in my room and dropkick me in the dick.

    • LovekillerX

      Somehow patch had downloaded already 2GB when I put on PS4 for the first time today. Got it loaded in 30 minutes in rest mode. Try if that speeds up the patch.

    • ScOott

      It took me 18 mins to download the patch with dlc, get gud Internet skrub..

      • FazalGaming

        i cri, it took me 2 and a half hours to download, bless me with ur god internet plz

        • ScOott

          Only if u YouTube getting drop kicked by your mum In the dick..

      • TheDemonOfHate

        Took me almost 7 hours. But I’m happy

      • Siftblade

        Yup, 45 minutes here

        • lifelinegaming

          The hell is your speed. US most people are in the 2mbs range

          • lifelinegaming

            At least where I live rip

          • Siftblade

            Nothing too amazing but it’s pretty good. I’m in Nevada, btw.
            (My PS4 says 20.5 download speed, this test is from my computer. Both are on wifi)

            ProTip: If your download is taking forever, close any game or app that may be open on your PS4. It speeds up the download by like 5x. (For example, I was playing Destiny as this patch was downloading and it said 5 hours remaining. I closed Destiny then paused and unpaused the download, and there was only 45 minutes remaining.)

            http://www.speedtest.net/result/5051943984.png

          • lifelinegaming

            SHIT that speed. I couldnt imagine.

          • PsychOutGaming

            Using comcast, I get 90 download(Georgia)

          • XboxISdead

            Thats fucking terrible and then all you people who watch skump and the other pros think its him killing people that fast its his 300mbps connection

      • XboxISdead

        I no for a fact it did not take you 18min it took you 1 hour you told me the other night skrub

        • ScOott

          It only came out yesterday skrub, how can have I told u the other night, stop chatting shit

  • FazalGaming

    Did anyone notice on the main menu you can now access nightmares, free run and MOTHERFUCKING DEAD OPS ARCADE 2!! it that new in the update? i didnt even know dead ops 2 was in the game

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Yeah m8

    • Kobrah

      That was in that patch notes

  • Travis

    It’s kinda sad if the community is asking for a rehash of COD4 for the 10th year in a row…

    • YoungMurf

      A remastered version of CoD4 for current-gen would be awesome! The community asks because that’s what it wants, I for one am on that boat.

      • Travis

        I’m not talking about legit remasters cause I want one too, but I meant the next sequels. I get that there needs to be a classic COD feel again, but these last few cods (except AW I still hate that game) have been so stale and so similar to the last 7 CODs that Idk how people can tolerate paying $60 for the same shit just different year. New games should be about moving forward (not how AW did it cause that was way too much), maybe BO3 toned down just a bit more

  • Diego Diniz

    Too Large Maps! I dont like it. DO NOT DO THIS on the next Map Pack Treyarch.
    We like Small/Medium Maps!!!
    This is Why people HATE COD Ghosts…LARGE MAPS!

    • YoungMurf

      I don’t think Skyjacked or Splash are all that big tbh. The majority of Ghosts maps were a hell of a lot bigger than any of these DLC maps.

      • Diego Diniz

        Splash is BEAUTIFUL! But bigger than Standard maps.
        I hope they keep the good map design from EVAC and Combine…

        • GinsuVictim

          Combine is good design?

          • Diego Diniz

            So Why people PLay it 1000 times over and over again???

          • GinsuVictim

            Spawn camping. At least they can’t play it over and over now.

    • Michael Owen Caffrey

      Big maps are awsome look at mw2 the maps had so much in them they felt real besides with the new movement big maps arent a problem

  • ToonToons22

    To my fellow PS4 zombie slayers: I’ll see you in March. As for now, keep having fun and enjoy your early DLC.

  • Zacky

    Finally got my dlc working!! I had to restore license in Account management. I didn’t know it until someone had found out that works.

  • TheHorror

    Skyjacked: Fucking awesome, nostalgia square in the face
    Splash: Such a fun map, easily the best non remake map in the DLC pack
    Gauntlet: Classic Treyarch 3 lane style map, and looks fly af
    Rise: It’s like BO1s Hanoi and BO2s Cargo fucked and had a baby. Probably my least favorite of the four, but still a pretty solid map

    Waiting till tonight to play Der Eisendrache, but so far this DLC is pretty damn good.

  • Shane’s House

    Am I the only one who saw this strange ad for Awakening?
    Why’s it showing Der Riese from Waw/Black Ops?

  • Gamerazor247

    Pffft, 3/4s of people in Zombies are playing Der Eisendrache, Pfffttt, Awakening already in standard matchmaking, Pfffttt, I’ll just be here waiting for my Giant and DLC pack 2 with another “…of The Dead” map, coughcoughandforsomeonetofigureouthowtoplaythedlcwithoutpayingcoughcough.

  • your mothor

    njhgvbhjuiop

  • blr

    I bought the DLC Awakening but when I go to the bo3 store there are not items in the store:( My game is from the USA but my count is Spanish anyone knows what can I do because Activision don’t answer me:((

  • Simon haines

    No download button how shit are you guys it’s a joke after taking people’s money you can’t deliver the Dlc bunch of arse holes…..