Call of Duty®: Black Ops III – Awakening DLC Pack: Rise Preview

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.

The Awakening DLC Pack includes four new multiplayer maps — Skyjacked, Rise, Splash, and Gauntlet — and Der Eisendrache, Treyarch’s brand new Zombies adventure that picks up where The Giant left off. Awakening is available on PlayStation 4 on February 2, 2016.

> Make sure you know how to get the DLC on release day – it is different this year.

Accessing the DLC Packs in Black Ops 3 Differ to Previous Games

The way DLC packs are obtained in Black Ops 3 will differ to previous titles in the series according to a new support post by Activision.

The Awakening DLC pack for Black Ops 3 will be bundled into a patch that is being released on 02/02/2016. The patch will be released at midday Pacific time on 02/02/2016 for PS4 users. This differs to previous titles by having to go into the console store and downloading the content as additional content.

How to install Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC

Launch Call of Duty: Black Ops III to trigger the patch and allow the game to update as normal. Once the update is fully downloaded, Season Pass owners and players who have purchased the Awakening DLC pack individually will simply need to activate the content through the in-game store.

  1. Select Store from the main menu.
  2. Select Map Packs.
  3. Select Awakening DLC to activate the DLC pack.

Once Awakening is activated, players have immediate access to the four new multiplayer maps as well as the first chapter of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies adventure.

Awakening DLC Patch Size

9.1GB

Release Date for Awakening DLC Patch

PS4 – 2nd February

PC – Coming soon

Xbox One – Coming Soon

PS3 / Xbox 360 – NO DLC available

 

Source: Activision Support

Black Ops III – Awakening DLC Pack: Gauntlet Preview

Awakening DLC Maps:

Gauntlet – Set in a military training environment with a snowy lane, jungle lane and urban lane.

Splash – Set in an abandoned water theme park. The paths include using slides to move around and underwater combat.

Rise – Set in a construction facility the developers describe it as a classic Call of Duty map that includes a lot of cover to cover based combat.

Skyjacked – Fast paced remake of Hijacked from Black Ops 2 that includes new options to make use of movement mechanics.

10th Specialist Coming to Black Ops 3 + Gauntlet Gameplay

Tmartn had the opportunity to play the upcoming Black Ops 3 DLC “Awakening” early and has a juicy bit of news. A 10th specialist is coming to Black Ops 3 – this video also shows us some gameplay for the multiplayer map Gauntlet. Over the coming days Tmartn will bring footage of the upcoming DLC maps.

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Double XP this Weekend for Black Ops 3

To celebrate the release of the first DLC, Awakening, for Black Ops 3 Treyarch have announced that this weekend will be double xp. Double XP will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC starting Friday, January 29th at 10AM PT and ending Monday, February 1st at 10AM PT.

Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Awakening Trailer: The Replacer Returns

Don’t let those pesky day-to-day distractions get in the way of your time with the Awakening DLC Pack. The Replacer is back, and business is booming.

The Awakening DLC Pack includes four new multiplayer maps — Skyjacked, Rise, Splash, and Gauntlet — and Der Eisendrache, Treyarch’s brand new Zombies adventure that picks up where The Giant left off.

Available first on PlayStation 4 on February 2, 2016.

Nuk3town NOT Becoming Available to All

Back at the beginning of December we reported a screenshot taken from the PS Store indicating that Nuk3town would become available to everyone on January 26th.

From December article:

Sony have updated the Nuk3townBonus Map item in the PlayStation store to include a new release date of January 26th 2016. The item no longer mentions that it was a pre-order exclusive – so expect everyone to be causing carnage on this map soon.

January 26th has been and gone with still no sign of the map being available. Activision has confirmed through Reddit that this was user error and that there is no plans on releasing the map to everyone stating it was a pre-order exclusive only.

Unfortunately this was an error. The Nuk3town map was a pre-order incentive only. Apologies for any confusion. MG

The NUK3TOWN map was a Pre-Order /Day One purchase exclusive from participating retailers. We do not have information regarding future availability. AR

If you did not pre-order Black Ops 3 it is unlikely you will ever see Nuk3town come your way.

Source: Reddit

Black Ops 3 Game Settings Update – v.43.15.54.5 – Zombie Fixes 27th January

Treyarch have released a new game update (43.15.54.5) for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

43.15.54.5 update fixes some known Zombies bugs:

  • Fixes issue where players were kicked whilst playing 4 player split screen
  • Fixes issue where Keepers would get stuck
  • Collision fixes

Official Black Ops 3 – Awakening: Der Eisendrache Trailer

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III’s epic Zombies DLC season begins here. In “Der Eisendrache”, Origins characters Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey embark on a suicide mission to an enemy research facility built upon an archaic site of unspeakable horror. Massive deposits of Element 115 have recently been discovered, delivering inspired new gameplay and — in Zombies tradition — a variety of plot twists and surprises to discover at every turn.

The Awakening DLC Pack includes four new multiplayer maps — Skyjacked, Rise, Splash, and Gauntlet — and Der Eisendrache, Treyarch’s brand new Zombies adventure that picks up where The Giant left off.

Awakening is available first on PlayStation 4 on February 2, 2016.

What Actually HAPPENS at Level 1000 in BO3? [VIDEO]

So is the Bowie Knife really unlocked after Level 1000 in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Let’s find out just exactly what happens when you reach this rank legitimately. Let me know your thoughts about all of this down below in the comment section.

NOTE* – This is a LEGIT level 1000 account. Livestreams happened 24/7 across 8 different people (listed below).