Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Map Pack Review

The Escalation Map Pack was released exclusively on Xbox 360 on the 3rd of May 2011. It features 4 new multiplayer maps, Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile. It also introduces a new zombie game mode, entitled “Call of the Dead” in which up to 4 players battle against the increasing odds and waves of zombies sent at you by the legendary horror Director, George Romero. He’ll be roaming around the map with a lighting prop. Try and stay clear of him, and whatever you do, don’t shoot him.

The multiplayer aspect of the map pack has been implemented into the game’s playlist rota, with there being an Escalation mode in the hopper with sub-categories of Team Deathmatch, Domination, Search & Destroy and Mosh Pit. The four maps will eventually be added to the main Core, Hardcore and Barebones playlists as were the First Strike maps.  Continue reading

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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Escalation Map Pack Preview


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Map Pack is currently downloading on my Xbox 360. The map pack features 4 brand new multiplayer maps; Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile, and an all new Zombie experience in “Call of the Dead” which features an all-star line up of horror genre veterans. I’ll be playing the online multiplayer aspect during the days ahead and will have a review dedicated solely on the multiplayer maps tomorrow, and Call of the Dead will be reviewed as soon as I have a team to go shoot some zombies. Feel free to contact me through the sidebar on the right. In the meantime I’m gonna sit back, hook my Skullcandy Agents up to my iPod and watch the percent bar fill up. It’s 23% as I write this. On my download speed, this may take a while…