New ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops’ Map Pack ‘First Strike’ Out February 1st

Game developer Treyarch has announced via their Twitter page, that the first map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, dubbed “First Strike,” will be coming February 1st. The video below introduces the four new multiplayer maps. The fifth map in the set, specially made for zombie mode and titled Ascension, has not been revealed.

The first map is called Kowloon and takes place in Kowloon, China, much like the mission you encounter during the single player campaign with things adjusted a bit for online play. The stand out of this map is that it has zip lines, which you can use to move quickly around the map. Unfortunately, you can’t use your gun while you’re on them, making you an easy target. I’m sure I’ll use this once, get shot and never use it again.

The next map is entitled Discovery. This map is split in half with a chasm running through the middle. There are bridges that run over the chasm, some of which are made of ice and snow. these bridges can be blown up, which I think is great for some of the objective modes to the game.

Next up is Berlin Wall. This map takes place, you guessed it, at the Berlin Wall. This is a really large map. An interesting feature is “No Man’s Land,” which allows you to quickly cut across the map, but auto turrets are there to cut you down!

The most promising of the bunch is Stadium. This is a small map with lots of corners. Better for my type of play. I don’t have the attention span for sniping, so I like to run around.

Look for the “First Strike” map pack to come out February 1st on Xbox for 1200 Microsoft Points, or 15 bucks hard currency. It’s unclear if and when this new DLC will be released on other platforms.

[Source: @treyarch]

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  1. I dont want to pay $15 for a map pack. I dont want ot pay the $10 for the map packs like they usually are. I think Treyarch should make the map packs cost only 800 microsoft points or $10.

    Comment by Bob Dole — January 20, 2011 @ 10:27 am

  2. when does it come out for the ps3?

    Comment by jbones1 — January 20, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

  3. For ps3 it comes out September 15(;

    Comment by Jwanathon — January 21, 2011 @ 1:24 am

  4. What is a fist map pack?

    Comment by Gabe FromWI — January 21, 2011 @ 3:18 am

  5. Heck, for all we know the map pack could be going only to Xbox.

    Comment by adam — January 21, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

  6. I agree with Bob Dole,… Treyarch makes us over pay for there map packs. I know they have awsome maps but come on! I think they need to lower it to 800 Microsoft® Points. Well I guess we can’t change that though, Thanks Guys for reading this and add me to XBOX LIVE. Bye!

    Comment by om3gashoot3r — January 21, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  7. It will come out for Playstation Probably right after X box, ALWAYS DOES! :D

    Comment by Girl_Shooter — January 21, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

  8. Well,its at least 5 new maps.as opposed to 2or 3 old ones and a couple new ones like mw2 was. And as far as coming out only for xbox…the last sentance In the video says it will come out for xbox FIRST. If that’s unclear,maybe somebody should have payed attention to the video before writing an article.

    Comment by deadstatue — January 21, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

  9. maps looks really good there’s going to be lots of snipers.

    Comment by christopher — January 21, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

  10. Stop being cheap!!! Either way 10 or 15 if you don’t buy that what’s your money gonna go on??? A dime bag, a six pack??? Shut the hell up and pay up cheap bastards… I have about 4000 ms points on my profile as we speak ready for that map pack.

    Comment by Ricky — January 21, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

  11. I never buy the map packs I get them all for free so 3ARC CAN SUCK IT. AS DID IW

    Comment by MEEEE — January 22, 2011 @ 9:24 am

  12. What I think is that everyone is talking about how much it is yeah its a little high for some people but, look it 5 map 1 zombie and 4 online maps.It sounds like a deal so suck it up and buy it or dont less enemies for me.Its your choice.Me on the other hand I’m going to get good grades and do stuff I got to do to get the maps.

    Hit me up my gamertag is up there so yeah peace!

    Comment by xDJxRockstarx — January 23, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  13. I rather spend 15 bucks when I trade this game to gamestop for 4 dollars to buy My little Pony cause this game, along with the entire COD series is a complete waste of time.

    Comment by Tr3arch — January 24, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

  14. Come on you pay for collector edition items…etc that are well over 10,15 bucks? i dont think 1200 Microsoft points will hurt lol

    Comment by GhostDogVI — January 24, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

  15. Treyarch is terrible… they are charging too much for the map pack… they started off lying about getting rid of the drop shot and now they are robbing us!!!

    Comment by AC — January 24, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  16. hell yes finally u guys came up with some awesome maps but i could think of alot more things it would just take time

    Comment by bloomers — January 25, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  17. do u need xbox live to play these maps?

    Comment by Ghost101 — January 27, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

  18. I honestly think black ops is the most fair and realistic of all the call of duty’s. The maps look SICK the new features AMAZING, so lay off the twinkies and use that money to get the maps. Or don’t nobody wants to listen to you bitch about the price. Cumon guys.

    Comment by ii shotgunX 96 — January 28, 2011 @ 6:57 pm


    Comment by I KILL U QUICK — January 29, 2011 @ 9:30 am

  20. These map’s look really good and 3arc deserves a lot of credit for these maps so really is it that hard to pay 5 bucks more i mean yes it is cutting it a bit close, but really it is coming out to Xbox 360 8 months before ps3 and other consles so all you 360 players out there…. be great full. and yes this is my real gamertag

    Comment by Towheaded Giant — January 29, 2011 @ 11:42 am

  21. Really it’s 15 dollars.not that much work for 2hours at minimum wage and you can get it. Like really?at least it’s new maps and not the ones we have been playing!

    Comment by Vmandabomb — January 29, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

  22. Black ops is the worst of the series. MW2 is 3x the game black ops is. the only reason that people want it is because its the “new game of the year.” but i say stop complaining about the maps. im gonna get it. got 20 bucks 4 it rite now and btw THEYRE NOT GONNA COME OUT ON SPET. 15. TRUST ME THATS MY B DAY NOTHING EVER REALLY COMES OUT ON MY B DAY. THE MAPS ALWAYS COME OUT LIKE 3 WEEKS MAYBE A MONTH. DONT ACT LIKE U KNOW. (Got PS3 add idc) yea thats my real username. dont b a noob anout it tho.

    Comment by Jakky76 — January 30, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

  23. Awsome!!!! Zombie monkeys, black holes, doll bombs and new maps to run around this is great.(\/) ~~~ese rabbit~~~(\(^-^)/)

    Comment by romii g — January 31, 2011 @ 12:08 am

  24. how much would the map packs cost for xbox 360

    Comment by jack — January 31, 2011 @ 7:49 am

  25. Dudes…. it’s $15…. you spend more on a pizza delivery. Get over it. I can’t wait!

    Comment by Tim — January 31, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

  26. i cant wait to destroys all the noobs and campers on these maps

    Comment by siadin0604 — January 31, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

  27. xbox sucks it should of come out for the ps3 first its better

    Comment by glopo — January 31, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  28. how many gigs is it??

    Comment by Liz — January 31, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

  29. okay people the pack is for 15$ and the people who say oooooooo toooo much ooo no way to much!!!! it isnt rlly cuz u either have the 360 or ps3 bought around 470$$$$ for real you have the system that you bought for a couple hundreds and u cnt afford to pay 15$ come on!

    Comment by 74homey — January 31, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  30. will it come out right at midnight?

    Comment by mike — January 31, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

  31. I’m waiting for 12:00 A.m. I hope it comes out a midnight but all other cods didin’t release their dlc EXACTLY at midnight…


    Comment by Pocket Seven — January 31, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

  32. The 15 dollar issue is less about the price and more about the principle of the thing. Sure 15 bucks isn’t much, but DLC in general is really just a way to get players to pay more for essentially the same game. If anyone here has been around long enough to remember, before DLC, there were expansion packs which were much much larger than a simple extra map or two. It’s come to the point that companies are designing games and withholding maps so they can release them later and make more money. Think about how much DLC the modern gamer buys. Almost every game has at least one 10 dollar add-on. That really can add up. I bought Noble Map Pack last night simply to get reach to stop offering it to me. DLC has become a way for game manufacturers to bend you over the table. In fact the only DLC that I haven’t felt like a complete sucker buying was Undead Nightmare, and even that I cringed. For all you idiots saying to just shell out the money, talk to me in a few years when you have rent, gas bills, and …well life to pay for. Maybe then you’ll see it for the theft it really is.

    Comment by Russell — January 31, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

  33. Where is the map pack? is 12:36 and yet to show up in store???

    Comment by Nick — February 1, 2011 @ 12:36 am

  34. When r they coming out I’ve waited for twenty mines

    Comment by kamryn — February 1, 2011 @ 1:22 am

  35. how do you pay map packs with cash ?

    Comment by john — February 1, 2011 @ 1:45 am

  36. I saw on Twitter that it’s supposed to be available for Xbox 360 at around 2AM PST.

    Here’s the tweet:

    #FirstStrike is available on Xbox 360 TONIGHT, at 2AM-ish PST (it may take time to propagate). Use Google for localizing your Time Zones!

    Comment by Empress Eve — February 1, 2011 @ 2:11 am

  37. All you guys are cheap. You bought the damn game for $65. I think $15 isn’t going to kill you. Just don’t buy a dub for today, easy as that. By the way PS3 sucks. Sony just needs to keep making 3D tv’s and get out of the video games business. PS2 was dope tho.

    Comment by tHe bAy650aReA — February 1, 2011 @ 3:53 am

  38. Omg I can’t wait I do mind that they cost 1200 and I’m not too thrilled about the zombie map cause I think zombies suck

    Comment by xXiTzLoVeLyMeXx — February 1, 2011 @ 5:03 am

  39. Why the hell is it not out yet?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Comment by argh! — February 1, 2011 @ 7:57 am

  40. I think this is one of the greatest games ever made,anyone who can not see that is a damn idiot,and yes they are robbing us of game content to make more money,PAY IT AND SHUT UP.I dont like paying more money for a game i already bought once but what are you going to do.i bet i am playing the new maps today,i maybe $15.00 less in the hip but i will be playing with a full clip. TOETAGGER1130 OUT!

    Comment by toetagger1130 — February 1, 2011 @ 8:09 am

  41. RICKY no one cares how many points u got so stfu

    Comment by matt — February 1, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

  42. tHe bAy650aReA you are wrong ps3 is way better it is blue ray and the kinnect thing sucks and the move rocks the xbox makers even anonced that xbox sucks compaired to ps3 so eat it!!!!!!!!

    Comment by toxic-hitman__ — February 1, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

  43. on the next call of duty game you should let us create our own maps and then play with them on Xbox Live! that would be dope.

    Comment by da man da kid 121 — February 2, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

  44. What about wii when will it come out on wii? and wii doesnt have microsoft points so does that mean its free!?!? :D

    Comment by Michael — February 2, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

  45. what you need to do is go back too the first c.o.d an bring back chinatown an broadcast for new maps.Those maps where awesome. I cant wait for this bullshit deal with xbox too get over with, Call of duty Was a ps game so why the hell does xbox get privillge too new shit in stead of the platform that made this game, friggin money hungry punks, you would think you made enough off the release of the game, not too screw the platform that put call of duty on the map. please release the maps soon….i mean we are the only gameing system,(ps3) that matter. xbox is for the preschooler upgrading from a nitendo system.

    Comment by chiefshoutingun(SLYR) — February 3, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  46. PS3 is better than Xbox and better graphics (screw halo)

    Comment by bibo — February 4, 2011 @ 11:35 am

  47. y r u guys saying its gona come out on september for oder systems its gona come out on march guys

    Comment by Pepe — February 4, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

  48. idk wtf all these ms points r but id pay 20 dollars cold hard cash for the new map packs, and i have one of the first ps3 they made nd i think i might deserve to get thoes packs befor summer or ill b board as hell nd be playin kino der toten nd thats a good map but im looking for somthin a lil newer!!!!!!

    Comment by Tha creepa — February 15, 2011 @ 8:48 am

  49. p.s. hit me Tha creepa outtttt

    Comment by Tha creepa — February 15, 2011 @ 8:49 am

  50. you’re an idiot man. ps3 is amazing, i bought the first fat model and had it since jan of 07 and it just got the ylod and i was still able to sell it for $100. I got a new one and ps3’s are easy to upgrade and cheaper than fagbox aka xbox. I had a xbox and “thought” is was the shit, then went through 3 xboxs in one year due to the fact that they are built cheap, and everyone i know has had to get their exbox fixed atleast once, most ppl have had to send it back for repairs more than once. plus bill gates admits ps3 is better and that xbox is intended more for the 10-16 age group. Ps3 also has free live network, and everything ps is made by sony so its all good long lasting cuality. so ur an idiot, do some research before you talk.

    Comment by S Austin Cook — March 2, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

  51. OMFG When is it coming for the wii???

    Comment by Lilgreg — April 9, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  52. I think xbox live should be free anywayz cuz we are already paying for the enternet connection and thats the main reason why people are buying ps3 now!!!!!

    Comment by Deeguydon — April 12, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

  53. tyrech is saying that the yare going to wait till bout june for the maps to come out for wii but the graphics are going 2 be better also

    Comment by [SNIPER]108 — April 27, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

  54. pretty sure if xbox was free then they would be getting hacked all the time just like ps3 the reason ps3 is down the past week or so is because someone hacked it because they dont havee the money or security lik xbox does its a fucking dollar for xbox live stop playing video games your nerds and get a job or a paper rout

    Comment by beepbeep — May 5, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  55.  yo man i need to know is there anyway of getting the maps without putting my credit card number online? dont feel safe duing  that

    Comment by Artemis_fowl_3000 — May 16, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

  56. xbox is not garbage

    Comment by Kerrcody78 — July 15, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

  57. …You know, Xbox is the #2 console to get hacked, next to the PC…

    Comment by A concerned PS3 player — August 23, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

  58. xbox is so better then ps3 because the internet connection is better and the game play and we have MINECRAFT

    Comment by hariborocker — February 14, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

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