Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Awakening, will be available on Thursday, March 3rd on Xbox One and PC.

The season begins with DLC 1 Awakening, releasing on 3/3. Get 4 all-new MP maps: Skyjacked, Splash, Rise and Gauntlet, taking players from the snowy outskirts of Zurich to a colorful abandoned water theme park, as well as the next chapter in Zombies. Set in an eerie medieval castle, the Origins cast of Richtofen, Nicolai, Takeo, and Dempsey, picks up where The Giant left off and head to ‘Der Eisendrache’ on a mission to stop the Zombie Apocalypse.

Awakening DLC pack brings four multiplayer maps — Rise, Splash, Gauntlet, and Skyjacked — and a new Zombies map, Der Eisendrache.

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.


  • 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.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC is available now on PlayStation 4 and is coming March 3 on Xbox One and PC. Awakening DLC is available for $14.99 or is included with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Season Pass. Awakening DLC and the Season Pass are not available on PS3 or Xbox 360.

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  • RubberPenguin

    I wish they could just get rid of this early DLC crap. I have always hated it.

    • Psychomaggot105

      It would be nice. Seeing how cod by activisions numbers is popular again with supply drops being a big part. I’m afraid the cow better be ready for what’s ahead.

      • RubberPenguin

        Like why can’t everyone just play it together at the same time? They ruin things like that.

    • Aidan

      It’s all about the money for Activision.

    • Tyler volk

      I did too

    • Vikerii

      Well, I hated it while I was on PC. But after making the switch to PS4, oddly I no longer mind it. Weird. 😉

      • Name

        Well that’s because you’re a fucking child

        • Vikerii

          If I was a child, is that how you would speak to one? If so, that makes you an online bully, which means you are also a coward. Because that’s all online bullies are.

        • lotterry

          He is not a child, just has a bland sense of humor.

  • The Flash

    I was kinda hoping March 2nd, but as long as we get to pre-download it, we’re good.

    • ToonToons22

      The reason why it’s March 3rd is to compensate for the 29 days in February this year, in case you were wondering.

      • Frank Rizzo

        No. Nobody was.

        • Shane’s House

          I was.

    • RedNumberNine

      It’s already predownloaded if you’ve played the last few days and did the update that was like 7 or 8 gigs. Everyone has to download the dlc with this game even if you don’t buy it. They included it in the update which you have to get to play online, forcing everyone to also download the dlc. They did the same thing with ps4. I got the season pass but now I’m kinda irritated. As of now, there will be no way to delete the dlc or disable it once it’s purchased. For anyone not of aware of this, just wanted to give a heads up.

      • The Flash

        That was the case with PS4 I know, but not Xbone or PC apparently, data miners went in and confirmed Awakening was not part of the download – at least for PC anyhow to prevent early playing

        • RedNumberNine

          So Xbone had an 8 gig update but it didn’t include the dlc? Only reason I ask is because I already downloaded that update and it was the same size as ps4.

          • The Flash

            the PS4 update was 9.3 gbs, and like i said the PC got the same update and no DLC content was within the files

          • Rei Zanaliu

            The update for PC was only 2 gigs.

          • The Flash

            ahh that is what ive been trying to find out, so maybe the DLC is on the Xbone

  • Percevejo


  • Can’t wait!

  • chris

    I can’t view my friends combat records since the patch was meant to let you. Anyone else have this problem or offer a solution to fix it.

  • Oh well, its going to be broken as all hell anyways.

    I will pretty much be playing zombies only

  • Jason

    I got the season pass but I feel like COD is dead now, I will give the new maps a try but unless IW come back with something great am done

    • Calvin Gill

      What makes you think IW can come up with anything? Everyone knows the MW2 team are now Respawn and make Titanfall for EA.

    • MurkN101

      Just wait until Advanced Dogshit 2, I mean Warfare. Exo suits in space, the next great adventure!

  • Tyler volk

    Is it or just me but it’s way more laggy than before it will lag then 30 seconds goes by and then it lags again

  • RobMelchor

    It’s a good time to be a PS4 owner! xD

    • Al True Trax

      Not for the ppl trying to uninstall the new sbmm dlc 😀

      • RobMelchor

        People need to grind instead of whine

  • ngomez

    haven’t played call of duty since they announced their deal with playstation. 🙂

  • Al True Trax

    I’ll buy it when they add a disable button

  • Tramaine Tevis

    This may seem random but there’s this youtuber, Madgaz Gaming where he made a perk and even a jingle people on Twitter are going crazy about and I thought it would be cool to spread the word on other call of duty related websites No credit at all for me. Spread the word.

  • SlingshoT – YT/SlingshoTgaming

    ok so if anyone knows the easter egg for der eisendrache and would like to complete it with me on that weekend add me on XBL : iiiLLiLiLi

  • MurkN101

    As excited as I was to get the DLC first on Playstation, it was quickly diminished once this shitty map pack finally took full effect. The only saving grace is the zombies map.

  • Nostalgia Guy

    Well they should add kill-streaks, specialist streaks in there as a DLC bonus like the Peacekeeper gun from BO2.