'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Map Pack Preview - 'First Strike'

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Map Pack Preview – ‘First Strike’

While Call of Duty: Black Ops didn’t reign two years in a row as game of the year, that doesn’t mean we love it any less. After all, you don’t become one of the highest selling games of all time along with being the highest first day entertainment franchise in history if you aren’t a damn good game.  As previously announced, the first map pack titled “First Strike” will be coming first to the XBox 360 on February 1st before later being ported over to the PlayStation 3.

The “First Strike” Map Pack will include four traditional multiplayer maps as well as one additional Zombie mode map. While no information was given on the Zombie map other than its name Ascension, the trailer below gives a quick peek at the development behind and the layouts of the other four maps in this pack.

Kowloon takes place in a revamped layout of the Kowloon single player level. Having a very similar feel to the streets of Brazil from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Kowloon offers players their first and only opportunity to use a zip line to traverse through a level. This zip line looks like a quite risky venture as it will leave a player completely exposed and weaponless. The reward however is the ability to cross great distances of the map at tremendous speed.

Another unique map is Discovery. Taking place in an arctic research lab, Discovery shows what may be Call of Duty’s first steps towards destructible environments. In Discovery there is a choke point over the chasm that divides the level in half where players must cross a bridge to reach their opponents. This bridge can be destroyed with proper explosives. Imagine what this could do for the game with Red Faction style level physics on top of the already intense Call of Duty multiplayer.

Berlin Wall also features a great design choice with the inclusion of a no man’s land. In this area, players can quickly get across the map but this time there isn’t much fear of other players. The reason for that is because this area is protected by autoturrets which are designed to take down anyone foolish enough to try to cross between East and West Berlin.

Stadium seems to be the most traditional of the maps. In it, players will be more focused on pure classic strategy using a level’s design and tight corners as a way to ambush opponents.

Check out the video below for more details in First Strike for Call of Duty: Black Ops and make sure to check it out on XBox 360 when it hits on February 1st.

  • Ste
    January 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

    sort your wank servers out first!

  • tucancu69
    January 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    and do i need to repeat the fact that all ps3 games are written on a blue ray disc have any of you ever coded any thingh for a blue ray disc i think not and also think about the fact why blue ray movies come out almost a month after dvd do you think that is a coencidence that that occurs i think not. just think before you speak

    • Bighouse66titans
      January 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

      why not just hold off on the 360 release then til theyre both ready to drop? i think thatd even things out plus sony has to be livid microsofts updates/downloads are available first always

    • gcash2000
      January 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

      Blu rays come out same day as DVD. I know becasue all I buy is Blu Ray. As for the map packs they are coming out first for the 360 because microsoft and activision have a deal that all map packs for call of duty for the next 2 or 3 years will be on 360 before any other system. They announced this at E3 so you can look it up if you dont think it is true.

  • tucanchu69
    January 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

    ps3 users pay for special online treatment now too if you would do a little more research be for you open you mouths 50 dollors a year to be exact so what is the difference now huh huh any body didnt think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tucanchu69
    January 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

    all of you need to get you facts strait the only reason xbox is geting it first is because xbox is easyer to code games for than ps3. ps3 is alot harder to code games 4 that is why ps3 gets it almost a month later and if you look back to the past xbox doesnt always get thing first most of the time they both get them at the same time just stop and think for a minute and it will all make sence.

    • Razorsfury
      February 1, 2011 at 4:48 am

      i think you need to get your facts straight… you have no idea how to code either of them and your talking out of your ass,..

  • Riley Briere
    January 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

    makes me laugh when all u babies argue over a peice of plastic god grow up u pussies

    • BMH
      January 28, 2011 at 5:02 am

      Yeah, everybody knows the Nintendo Wii is way better than PS3 or Xbox 360.

      • Herman
        January 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        the wii is for fags.

      • Jdog248
        February 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm

        PS3 and Xbox are for faggots with no lives

      • Brevan
        February 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        wow! the wii is for old people and 3 year olds.

      • Jdog248
        February 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        PS3 and Xbox are for faggots with no lives

  • PlaystationFREE
    January 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    PlaystationFREE rules over xbox NOTFREEshitsy
    Its free, better graphics, you can get 3D, the move and its been out much longer and has more experience. Kinect sucks, you can kick a ball in real life outside, what the point of a game console without a controller??? and Xbox coppied Playstation!!!! anyway who cares when the map comes out, at least it comes out. that gives us longer to play killzone3 on the move in 3D. oh wait you can’t get killzone on Xbox can you. ( or uncharted or resistance and much more ) all you can get on xbox in Gaylo!!!

    • PlaystationFREE
      January 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      ( and little big planet )

      • GaystationFree
        January 29, 2011 at 6:37 am

        Thanks for telling us every single exclusive playstation game there.
        I mean xbox only has what… Halo (3, Odst, wars, reach), gears of war (1,2) dead rising, forza (2,3,4), saints row, too human, Banjo nuts and bolts, mass effect, viva pinata, ninja gaiden 2, left 4 dead (1,2) frontlines.
        Not to mention the features that xbox has that PS3 doesnt, like Party chat, controllers that fit comfortably in larger hands, as well as a better online experience, (you have to pay for quality). If the xbox was more reliable id say it was better. But unfortunately its not so id say they’re about the same in quality.

      • Jokerpks
        January 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

        Xbox has no exclusives all of them are for pc so the best thing is to buy a ps3 and a pc… And you can have all the game Pc is actually the best gaming system but also the most expensive that is why consoles are here.. PS3 has better hardware, but whatever they both ar great consoles and get good games. The reason in most games you cannot see PS3 better graphics is because it takes extra time for coding the cpu so you use the entire cpu and gpu like in Uncharted 3 so the developers decided not to do it…

      • Razorsfury
        February 1, 2011 at 4:54 am

        halo sucks, gears of war wasnt that good. saints row gay, too human was abismal, banjo and viva pinata… seriously… ninja gaiden was on ps3 first mass effect 2 coming out on ps3, forza wishes it was GT. left 4 dead was ok… frontlines … give me a break… that was a weak argument.

    • Sremmis
      January 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      grow up you silly little ned!!!!

    • PlaystationFREE
      January 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      ( and gran turismo )

    • PlaystationFREE
      January 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      ( and motorstorm and heavy rain )

    • PlaystationFREE
      January 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      ( and infamous and metal gear solid )

    • godhelpthem
      January 28, 2011 at 12:44 am

      calm your nuts kid they both have there backdrops like the memory corrupts a lot more in ps3 and xbox has to pay for live and kenect is better than move i have both there is not that much of a difference so stop being a total fan boy

  • Awesomedude
    January 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    dumbass, its coming out for xbox 360 first because microsoft work with tetrach or whatever black ops made by XBOX 360(MICROSOFT) PS3(SONY)-(SUCKS)

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 12:11 am

      you idiot… treyarch is third party owned by activision… STFU if you dont know what your talking about…

  • Terrancepower
    January 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    i have both i think xbox and ps3 is the same there is stuff that xbox has and ps3 doesn’t and there is stuff that ps3 has then xbox

  • PSthreee
    January 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    ps3 pwns, we get heavy rain and free online play. suck my dick and get red ring u assholes

    • chad
      January 28, 2011 at 12:46 am

      ya ill be laughing when your memory on your game corrupts

      • xbox more like garbagebox
        January 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

        it almost never corrupts you dumb a$$ and how would you know you probably dont even have a ps3 ya stupid mother fu*ker

  • CuntFace
    January 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Cunnnnttttssss 360 is way better than fuckin PS3 so suck a dick and die.

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      why is it better?

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      why is it better?

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      why is it better? another idiot that doesnt know what hes talking about…

      • Jackrigg
        January 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        right u lot xbox rapes ps3 . all you ps3 nerds go put it outside in the summer and use it for a bbq thats the thing its good foor not close ye mouth ps3 nrds

      • Razorsfury
        January 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

        in other words your an idiot that doesnt know what hes talking about… why does it rape the ps3? everyone says whats better but nobody says why… that means they are just fag boy followers…

  • xboxpwnsps3
    January 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    hey rockasockee u suck xbox pwns gaystation 3 anyday of the week i have both so if u want fight me on your gaystation my name is cappillazBRhood

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      your an idiot

  • Rockasockee
    January 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hey jackboyland- how much are you paying for your “party chat”? hahahaha

    • Chad
      January 28, 2011 at 12:48 am

      how much are you paying for yours? hahahaha i can laugh to

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

        i guess your too stupid to understand what he means…

  • Bobmarcione
    January 27, 2011 at 2:58 am

    its usually comes out a month after on the ps3

  • Fuflfish
    January 27, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Fuflfish here saying ZZZZZZOOOOOOOMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I need info about zombie maps and rat monkeys as Matrix fish said

  • Fuflfish
    January 27, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I think it is awesome but people need more info on zombies

    • Jackboyland
      January 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      xbox has party chat ps3 does’nt!!! HAHAHAHAAHAHA

      • Razorsfury
        January 30, 2011 at 12:31 am

        um… ok thats why id buy a 360… so i can talk to other guys… gee i guess you win this arguement…

  • Tmf
    January 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Heads up the lights turn red on monkey rounds

  • Tmf
    January 27, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Just watched the trailer for DLC……….. Amazing enviornmental features…………Man am I going to get slammed when I don’t notice the 0P3N Bridge and fall in or when I drop dead on the zipline (no pun intended) but seriously amazing job 3-Ark 😉

    P.S. Zombies map acension is a russion launch station (identical to map “launch”) is me and my friends forte. So far we’ve seen the new “special” zombie is a rat monkey as my friend calls them

    Want mor info send me a message at my xbox live ID The Matrix Fish for more info

    See ya

  • Chuck Norris's Third Fist.
    January 27, 2011 at 1:06 am

    This sucks again nothing for the wii

    • Brevan
      February 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      The Wii sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A You don’t play real video games on it. B the wii is only good for child molesters, bc it gives them a chance to have little kids over. Sooo kids what did we learn, dont play the wii.

  • Yomama
    January 27, 2011 at 12:54 am

    so when does the map pack comes out for the PS3

    • Mrjakewaffles
      January 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      iknow right

    • Viper1969
      January 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      It is scheduled for March 1st one month after Xbox .

  • 69JBTV
    January 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    The Only Reason Why its Coming Out Fot X-Box 1st is Beacuse Microsoft Brings in ALOT More Loot Than Sony . But i Have Both and The Playstation is Much More Durable and easy to Play . i Have Had a Ps3 Since its Launch and Have gone through 3 Elites Since its Launch . recently Got The Slim, its an Improvment But They Should Done it Years Ago . Ps Deffintly Has The Edge but Not By Much . Look forward to these Maps !!

      January 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      No its not …Microsoft have signed a contract so they get exclusive rights to all DLC first .

      • Smity2
        January 28, 2011 at 2:45 am

        and why did treyarch offer microsoft this contract…because they bring the most scrilla

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

        another person that doesnt know what they are talking about…

      • Hi_im_awesme
        January 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

        hes right i saw it on gtv. they signed a contract that lasts until 2012.

    • tucanchu69
      January 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

      all xbox fan boys need to spend less time fixing there xboxes and playing halo and spend more time reading facts like for example use the ps3 internet browser and actually google something for a change you will read that the only reason xbox gets the maps sooner is because the xbox has a lot easyer coding processe then ps3 and ps3 game are more exspensive to code and take longer to code than xbox games read the facts for a change it is written everywere if you would just shut up and look

  • Cun Tyland
    January 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Haha. Xbox is much better than the ps3 hence why the DLC will be brought out on the 360 first. The Xbox has more players than Ps3 so Treyarch can see where the most money will be made from the DLC…

    • Stevemoss9
      January 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Nothing to do with the money microsoft is paying treyarch then?

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

      um… ok so they make more money from releasing to just a little over half their market for DLC… people arent buying black ops because the DLC is out a month earlier… people arent buy more 360s because DLC for one game is out a month earlier either… i wish people who dont know what they are talking about would not say anything…

      • ps3 still pwns
        January 28, 2011 at 2:52 am

        the bad part is bro people will buy more 360’s to get the pack sooner,
        and even if they dont buy another console they go buy more live (which you gotta pay for with xbox – shitty as fuck) but anythin makes them money and there happy to take it

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

        so people will pay over $260 for a new console just to get $15 – $20 map pack a month earlier… um… ok. maybe the idiots will…

  • Ballzack10
    January 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    fuck this bullshit, its coming out for 360, or should i say 3shitty, first because Microsoft knows how much ps3 owns its ass so they pay off the game company to release it for xbox first to make the owners of that so called gaming system feel better about having a peace of shit console. its all good though cuz with the ps3 its worth the wait 🙂

    • Goldmember1661
      January 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      ps3 can take there free internet and shove it because 360 is were its at not sony

      • Mrjakewaffles
        January 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

        hey fuck u ps3 internet is free and u have to pay 50 bucks a year and by the way ur gay

    • Rock-band-freak
      January 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      fuck you ass face xbox is way better than the shitty gaystation 3

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 12:37 am

        why is it better? specs show slightly better with the ps3. at least show some facts instead of just being an ignorant douche…

    • Bob
      January 27, 2011 at 12:10 am


    • coolguy100
      January 27, 2011 at 2:39 am

      actually i think the xbox is better even though i have the ps3 and xbox has a way better challange

  • ihaveboth
    January 26, 2011 at 5:16 am

    ps3 is can of better becuz the internet and the blu ray and free live but xbox has better controller and the mic that u can invite people so no 1 can hear u but its bullsh** that xbox gets maps pack faster.

  • Buttface80922
    January 26, 2011 at 2:48 am

    why is the new mappack come out for xbox 360 first when does it come out for ps3

    • sparsebluper
      January 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

      ps3 sucks

      • Goldmember1661
        January 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm


      • Kaka_face21
        January 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

        itz alright just not betta than xbox

    • PS3BETTER!!!
      January 26, 2011 at 5:09 am

      true ps3 is better

    • Mattcramer41
      January 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      xobx users pay for Live so we get special deals as to the free PSN Id’s you get

  • ???????????????
    January 26, 2011 at 2:46 am

    y is it on xbox first that is completly gay when is it coming out for ps3 huh

    • Razorsfury
      January 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      your a fag

  • xbox Rules
    January 26, 2011 at 1:05 am

    i have xbox and a ps3 and i say xbox 360 is better. its more social. more things to do. its worth paying 50 dollors for 12 months. its the best! xbox rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • robotnik
    January 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    derPING AS usual i see….

  • Bigbrains79
    January 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

    zombie mode sucks ass the only thing that sucks more than zombies is the GAY STATION 3

    • Buttface80922
      January 26, 2011 at 2:50 am

      have u ever played playstaion? no i didnt think so having to pay per mounth is gay and xbox isnt as fun so i dont know what ur smoking but ps3 is better then gaybox 360

      • Goldmember1661
        January 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

        I played the ps3 and slow and laggy, the controlers are uncomfortable, and its not as fun and interactive as the 360. So I have played both and 360 rules over ps3 so stop whining about the 360 getting the map pack quicker, 360 is for the elite players and thats why we get the maps first.

      • Notchjonson
        January 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

        Dont give me that elite players BS. I play Xbox and 90% of the kids on the game suck ass at it

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        lol 360s are for the gay little 12 year old kids that cant afford the ps3… elite lol your an idiot…anyone that is elite would probly rip it to play on their pc dumbass…

      • CuntFace
        January 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

        You are a fucking idiot the layout of PS3 Menus sucks and the controllers are gay, and the only reason you get free live on PS3 is becuz the connection between players is so shit because sony is bullshit.

    • moe
      January 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      fuck you go suck a cock

  • Ken83
    January 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

    wounded ps3 heads xbox rules

  • Dominicmar22
    January 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

    cant wait for the map pack to come out just 9 more days

  • Dominicmar22
    January 23, 2011 at 12:37 am

    it is going to be amazing

  • MastaChubbz
    January 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    ps3 is carp!! xbox baby an this maps look NICE! f**k this xbox hater i see he has no life Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa!!!!!!

  • PS3 rules
    January 21, 2011 at 5:28 am

    if you have an xbox your a f***en dick

    • guest
      January 21, 2011 at 5:29 am

      i agree

      • kbhjlb
        January 21, 2011 at 5:31 am

        i agree too

      • kjgyu
        January 21, 2011 at 5:31 am

        so do i

      • XawesomeX5
        January 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

        LOL I love how you act like you are 3 people

    • Mcsamoska
      January 23, 2011 at 12:36 am

      I have both….ps3 sucks

      • call of duty rules
        January 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

        no it dosent i like xbox and ps3 i have a ps3 and i like it better becuse i like having online whenever i want i dont want to pay for online every 3 months or every year

      • ps3better!!!!
        January 26, 2011 at 5:11 am


      • Flames012
        January 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

        ur my homie

  • someone with a question
    January 21, 2011 at 5:24 am

    when will it come out for ps3

    • xbox 360 rules
      January 26, 2011 at 1:02 am

      it comes out for xbox first because xbox360 is better

      • Razorsfury
        January 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

        why is it better?

  • CosMiic_NauT
    January 20, 2011 at 12:08 am

    lol zipline fail, lawl bridge fail, laol turret fail ZOMBIES!, MUST talk about ZOMBIE MAP can we share points or ammo or more auto turrets or even turrets that we can control.. just rollin out ideas thats what a chat or comments for

  • lil'T
    January 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    they need 2 talk more about …. ZOMBIEZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lil'T
    January 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    i m so getin it 4 my birthday ~march 15

  • Johnboy
    January 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    what is the zombie map look like

  • Soccernfd12
    January 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    march 1st for ps3

  • Lilrye3456
    January 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    its coming our in march for ps3

  • Kingchapi
    January 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    this is cool when is coming out for play station 3

  • kieranh0103
    January 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    kieran hansberrys mum is on pornhub

  • alfred
    January 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !

  • jose
    January 19, 2011 at 3:58 am

    cant wait till it comes out. but put more information in the zombies maps thats what the people want. good work treyarch keep up the good work

  • Demonspeeder25
    January 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

    how can u get game of the year two years in the row???

    • Guest
      January 19, 2011 at 5:31 am

      Activision is partnered with Treyarch and was partnered with IW till they fudged the series up with One Man Army N00B tubes so they could have gotten it but alot of people got discouraged because of MW2 so now they dont got there epic Title that there rival Bungie (Halo’s company) has earned because there competition was partnered with 2 companies

      • cory
        January 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        ur stupid and dont no what ur saying sutup now

      • babalow all campers r targets
        January 21, 2011 at 3:08 am

        cod 7 is da best wat does the zombie map look like

    • Grx282
      January 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

      call of duty 4 got game of the year and modern warfare 2 didnt

    • John Carle
      January 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

      In 2009, I gave game of the year to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Had I given game of the year to Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010, the franchise would have gotten game of the year two years in a row.

  • Pdean8050
    January 19, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I wanna see the new zombie map not the gay multi player………..more zombies

    • 21j
      January 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

      Zombies suck a$$

      • Gperkins11
        January 20, 2011 at 1:26 am

        whats wrong with you bro? zombies is the bomb!

    • Guest
      January 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      I’m guessing that your not good enough to kill real players, so instead you kill hundreds of zombies to make you feel like your good at the game.

  • Johnbobber
    January 19, 2011 at 3:06 am


  • Moedawg1995
    January 19, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Well damn it. why don’t the map packs come out for both systems at the same freaking time. this really pissed me off

    • guest
      January 19, 2011 at 2:45 am

      because xbox is for men

      • Jews
        January 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

        Man-children you mean.

      • Danmcmanbx
        January 19, 2011 at 5:32 am

        bigger remote on xbox for a more masculine hand

      • 21j
        January 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

        Wii for the win dogs!

      • Jdog248
        February 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm

        You know it

      • Kingchapi
        January 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

        playstation 3 the best

      • Gperkins11
        January 20, 2011 at 1:31 am

        ps3 has resistance and plays blu ray but the xbox remote is better oriented for first person shooters and xbox has halo and fallout

      • Notchjonson
        January 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        Fallout isnt an exclusive you dick wad

    • Hotmama
      January 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

      microsoft pays $ 4 it 2 come out first

  • xHDxGod
    January 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm


    • Guest
      January 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

      Feed the machine.

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