As the largest Call of Duty®: Black Ops III​ Awakening multiplayer map, Rise drops players in the snowy outskirts of Zurich at a Coalescence Corporation construction project. The map design caters to players who use cover to their advantage while satisfying masters of the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III​​ core movement system.

Set in a military training facility, Gauntlet delivers three distinct environments in one action-packed map. Traverse a sprawling jungle, sub-zero arctic zone, and a rainy urban cityscape built in Treyarch’s signature three-lane format.

  • jordanxbrookes

    That snowy section definitely reminds me of Discovery, albeit more compact.

    • lotterry

      reminds me of silo a bit

    • Oh wow! Nice to see you like your head back up once in a while.

  • Thomas the Tankswag

    Furst. No point in this preview when we have 10 min gameplay videos.

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  • SoulVertex

    I would be hyped if I wasnt on last gen.

    • Peter Griffin

      Who buys Black Ops 3 on last gen anyway? :O

    • R Skse

      I would save up for a current gen if i was you – check Craigslist in your area, you can find some units for around 250.oo nowadays

  • LovekillerX

    That jungle part of the map looks… beautiful!

  • CrazyWolf

    You can’t deny the fact that the map looks pretty. However, I like Skyjacked a lot more.

  • Aidan

    So pumped for this map

  • ccrows

    I wonder if we’re gonna get the new Specialist (that Jack of Spades character) in DLC1 or not.

    Hopefully he/she/it won’t be from a SD pull…

  • You can watch full gameplay of this map from tmartn or pamajs channel

    • FazalGaming

      Ali A goes into depth on the maps and shows the best spots, but to each their own right.

  • Digital_Veil_

    It’s cool that we’re getting a third of a jungle map but I’d really like a full jungle map.

    • FazalGaming

      I want a huge one with ladders going up trees and you can sniper from the trees. An amazon themed map would be pretty cool.

      • SPETSNAZ!

        When u said “amazon” I thought of something like AMAZON the company and thought what if it was in a AMAZON warehouse. Food for thought. Lol

      • Rob Melchor

        Yeah, campers up on trees! That sounds like a good time, not!

      • That would be a great place to trickshot from. XD

    • HenryDF

      The Endor map in Battlefront is basically a massive jungle…it’s alright but can be pretty horrible.

      • SPETSNAZ!

        Well that makes sense seeing that it’s the red wood “forest”

        • Logic Chief

          Endor is a forest moon man not set on earth

          • SPETSNAZ!

            Have u never heard of the red wood forest in California? That’s what endor is based off of

  • Kill Denied

    Three lane maps are similar and boring, they cater to people who don’t want to think. Bring back that map design that mad the previous Call of Duty titles great, where you had to think.

    • Siftblade

      Idk about you but I don’t want to come home from a long, stressful day so I can sit back and think about how an enemy can kill me from 360 degrees, like I did with AW. Three lane maps are balanced and great for Objective gamemodes. I’d rather have these than extremely chaotic maps with no flow.

      • Argy

        Most chaos in these types of games is related to a bad spawn system. AW had an awful spawn system that flipped early for no real reason. BO3 kinda sucks at spawning too, but i think that has more to do with how tiny the maps are over the spawn system.

        • XboxISdead

          People like u that call the spawn system bad are the people who want to spawn trap every game but when u push to far the spawn flips.

          • Argy

            Honestly, I’m not sure where your comment is going except to be hateful. Not only that, but you judge me without knowing me. Maybe instead of insinuating your stupidity across these boards you can persuade me to see your intelligence?

            And FYI, Spawn trapping is a problem and it exists in Black Ops 3 probably worse than past Treyarch games. Spawn flipping isn’t a problem, in fact it’s what’s supposed to happen when a team is trapped. But in BlOps3 I’ve noticed it’ll pick erratic spawns with no apparent reasoning behind it or it flips too early, which ruins directionality that helps players know where to run. Part of the bad spawn system is that the maps are all small, even Treyarch has admitted to that in past discussions.

    • Stealthninja808

      Ummm, most of them are 3 lanes. I don’t know what you are talking about.

    • Kobrah

      Like Ghosts and AW. Nah, if people have to think they will just hide in a corner instead

      • Argy

        Ghosts used 3 lanes and AW was almost all 3 lanes. And more people camp 3 lanes because it’s easier.

        instead of arguing for the number of lanes in a map, I wish we would argue for variety. Make some 3 lanes, some more open, and some with no lanes at all. Some vertical, some flat, some that make you question if its either. It makes the game interesting when you can’t just apply the same tactics everytime.

        • Kobrah

          I disagree that Ghosts was mostly 3 lanes (or at least has to many opportunities to cross over) and the movement system in AW negated the 3 lanes as well. I do agree that we need more variety in the design of the three lane maps in BOIII though

          • LovekillerX

            I personally loved Modern Warfare series’ maps. Terminal, Dome, Mission, Hardhat and Seatown in MW3 were all good and memorable in my opinion. Also in MW2 we got Favela, Afghan, Highrise, Rust and Scrapyard…

            However Black Ops 3 maps feel pretty much the same but I love the variety of colors in maps. If IW could combine (sorry about that word choice!) colors of Black Ops 3 and keep doing same kind of maps as in Modern Warfare series then I would be already sold.

          • Argy

            The 3 lane philosophy doesn’t actually discuss number of cross-overs, but primarily the main number of ways from one side to the other. Ghosts jungle map, with the hill, was probably a classic example of a bad 3-lane map. And AW was designed based on Treyarch’s 3-lane idea, but not so much structure, which Sledgehammer even admitted to before the release.

            Interestingly enough, a lot of older, more classic CoD maps, think MW1 or MW2, don’t use the 3 lane structure at all. For instance Overgrown played on a 3 lane but put player spawns on the tilt of the map. Pipeline had 3 lanes around the buildings, but the buildings were completely accessible which changed up the gameplay. And of course Wasteland was basically a super-open map with a sight blockade in the middle.

    • FazalGaming

      Most of the best maps weren’t 3 laned like Firing Range, while you can argue it is 3rd lane, it’s more like 4-5.


      three lane maps are pure shit, every gunfight happens head on and everything is a headglitching war to leave your spawn

  • Argy

    You know what would be better than a “military training base” where they try and combine 4 different map types into 1? 4 maps.

    • detriment

      well you are getting four maps. also, its three maps

      • Argy

        Count again, there are 4. Tundra, Jungle, Manufacturing Facility, City. Point also being each of those requires dev time to make blocks for unless they steal from the current game. Either way, I’d rather have a full snow map, a full jungle map, and a full city map instead of a spliced map.

        Also, we’re getting 3 maps. I never count remakes…

        • Christian Noakes

          the map is 3 zones and your a dumbass the official website says
          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.

          • Argy

            “Set in a military training facility”

            Sorry, still 4 but nice try. At the end of each lane is the forth and final environment, and probably connecting each one too throughout. Instead of insulting me, maybe you’d prefer rewatching the video where they clearly show all 4.

  • I think Treyarch should make a Jungle type map or even bring back Jungle from Black Ops. One of my favorite maps. Hell, I’ll even like to see Drone back. Black Ops 3 is missing a good Jungle type map.

    • FazalGaming

      Jungle would be awesome if they re made it into a snowy map.


      it’s missing a good map altogether

      • I disagree, I like almost all the Black Ops 3 maps, I think they’re all great. It’s just missing a good Jungle type map, a good night time map.

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  • Ghost

    I’ve never been that excited for playing new maps. I guess that’s what happens when you play too much Combine and haven’t played Exodus in 2 months!

    • FazalGaming

      I haven’t played any map in 2 months other than Combine.
      Even when I go onto Battlefield 4 I’m playing on Combine, it’s the curse of Combine.

      • hungryandrew

        My doctor told me I have a STD, and he says I have Combine.

  • Aidan

    Rise doesn’t belong in this map pack.

    • FazalGaming

      I like Rise, TBH I want COD maps set at night time, I think this is the only map in Black Ops 3 that is Night, well semi night anyway.

  • .Monkey

    My furst!

    day back at school….


  • Will WilFredo Mendoza


    • FazalGaming

      So does almost every other youtuber who went to the DLC event lol

    • lunator100hd .

      Oh really?

  • Mikey9835

    Hey guys this is totally unrelated to this article, but I had an idea for COD 2016. Judging by the ending of ghosts, its pretty safe to assume there will be a sequel, but I dont think it will be called Ghosts 2. I think it will be called Call of duty: Federation. In this sequel Logan will join Rorke and the federation and will try to defeat the ghosts. What do you guys think?

    Disclaimer: I absolutely hated Ghosts, and would much rather see MW4 or finest hour 2, but a sequel to ghosts is the most likely candidate.

    • lunator100hd .

      Noone really cares about the story bro, it will probably be 5-6 hours of gameplay and cutscenes. The multiplayer can easily go back to his modern warfare roots and be the best cod in new gen consoles. The name is irrelevant as well.

      • Guywithbrains

        There are many players who actually care about the story. I won’t pay 70 euros just for multiplayer mode because I want bang for my buck and I am pretty sure Infinity Ward will deliver in every way possible (based on my standards).

        And wisely said: the name is irrelevant in terms of if it’s going to be a good game or not. However, everyone can stop guessing and making videos “why it won’t be Ghosts 2?” because it will be Ghosts 2 simply because of the ending.

        • lunator100hd .

          You baiscally pay 70 euros for mp and co-op (zombies/extinction). Story mode is cool and all but c’mon dude its 6 hours in veteran difficulty in every cod title. Players who cares about story mode dont even buy the game. They borrow or rent it. i have like 15 days in mp for every cod , i honestlly dosent care about story, its just a bonus for me.

  • RW

    three lanes format is the biggest shit, pls IW come back maps like wasteland, or liveration

    • lunator100hd .

      I kinda agree but be carefull what you wish for. Ghosts maps were the biggest abominations of human creation.

      • Diego Diniz

        Ghosts DLC Maps are GREAT! Standard Maps SUX…

  • Eddie Tupy

    they need to make more sporadic maps

  • imBATMAN

    Can they bring the AK 47 back and sell it for 10$?
    Sorry guys I drank bleach and i’m thinking like Activision, cure me by donating one “F^ck you” to the comment section down below

    • ScOott

      Fuck you..

      • imBATMAN

        i love you bro

    • FazalGaming

      I actually want the AK in Bo3.

  • MichiganerE

    Charlie Intel, is this one of your websites?

  • Guywithbrains

    Anyone have actually seen Splash gameplay? It looks great!

    • LovekillerX

      I didn’t know Youtubers were going to show it before Tuesday. Well at least it was a good surprise.

      I can’t wait for Skyjacked + Der Eisendrache gameplay!

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