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‘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.

  • tucanchu69
    February 12, 2011 at 3:35 am

    hahaha just like xbox fans just ignore all the facts and work off of just opinion i like how no one had anything to say about my FACT filled post because no one else knows the fact in here everyone is talking out of there ass. if yall would take you head out of your ass and look at facts you would see it a night and day difference.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    right noone can say about the ring of death because out of my group of mates 3 have ps3s and the rest have xboxs…. I have both…..all 3 ps3s have broken mine hasnt coz its hardly touched!…. and had to be repaired we’ve all had our console for the exact same time no xboxs have failed! xbox live partys are so much more convenient than bringing up the menu and typing in wot u wanna say…gamerscore brings more competiteve gaming and paying for online isnt that bad if u have that money to spend. And who really cares about browsing the internet its slow as f**k and wen u have a laptop that can do that for you. Everybody has there opinion which is fine but the facts for me say the xbox is better especially the new one. Plus the xbox DOES NOT lag as much! and I would definatly put more trust in microsoft than sony. My ps3 for me is a cheap blu ray player.

    • Razorsfury
      February 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

      had my ps3 for years and has never broken on me and i guarantee i use it more than your xbox. i know lots of people with ps3′ and none has broken.

    • Dragennerd
      March 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      u r a dump shit.. 360’s always gt 3 red lights and ps3’s neva break. i ave had a ps3 since it came out nd no problems at all! my older bro had 2 360’s and they both gt 3 red lights and broke and his 3rd 360 also gt 3 red lights but he fixed it

    • Some kid
      March 5, 2011 at 12:57 am

      ive had my ps3 since it came out and nothing has broken

      September 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm


  • Kevin0670348
    February 7, 2011 at 3:47 am

    all of you cock suckers need to get a life…who gives a rats ass what the ps3 can do,and what the 360 can do……i own a ps3 and i dont give a shit cuzz i actually have “real friends”….so with that said…….shut the fuck up and move out of your moms house and get a job.

    • Geovany Colorado
      February 11, 2011 at 3:31 am

      finnaly some1 that understands

  • 69
    February 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm


  • tucanchu69
    February 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    and another thing for you xbox fanboys people always talk about 1080p but no one one hear even knows what that means in the electronics world you can only recieve 1080p resolution from 2 soarces 1 is a blueray disc and 2 is through an HDMI there has only been 2 games ever to come out in true 1080p resolution and ps3 owners know which ones im talking about because they were ps3 exclusives and one was game of the year UNCHARTED 2 and GT5 and one is coming out soon that is in 3D ps3 fans know what in talking about cause it was anounced at E3 and is only coming out for PS3 so there you go xbox fanboys look up facts if you think im wrong

  • tucanchu69
    February 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    oh and one more thing an xbox cannot do all you xbox fanboys say that xbox has better picture and sound is not accuate see both xbox and ps3 can project in 1080p res but i guess so that is the best out right now for now we will cross that bridge when we get there but sound is better and this is why ps3 can produce 7.2ch dolby didigtal tru HD master audio wuich is the best out right now and it can only be acheaved from a Blueray Disc so there you have it ps3 is more advanced than xbox cause it can produce things from it that didnt even exsist when both systems came out so goes to show you the ps3 posibilities are endless and we dont even know it p.s and 3D picture also which also didnt exist when they came out.

  • tucanchu69
    February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    xbox fanboys dont realize that a ps3 hasnt even been pushed to its limit yet see look at it this way 1 single sided blueray disc hold 30/40gs of info and no game to ever come out has pushed that yet oh except for GT5 has 25gs which takes over an hour to install and keeps installing as you play and a dual layer Blueray holds 60gs of info so look at it that way and ps3 has an upgadeable HDD mine is a 500g cause it has a CELL prossesser that can push that mutch xbox doesnot have that capability but ps3 does it with no prob that is a HDD and a Processor bigger and faster than most laptop computers so take that xbox fanboys.

  • Austin6982
    February 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    we all know that xbox fanboys only talk trash about ps3 because they have never owned one and only claimed to own one but we all know they are full of shit because it they have owned one then they would not talk trash about it and they would be using the xbox as a ps3 stand after the red ring of death.

  • Adam
    February 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I have all 3, the Wii is never touched, the Xbox has failed me 6 times and now collects dust and the ps3 is my media centre…it launched its original how long ago and STILL does more then the “new” xbox..i once owned just the xbox and although the controller is in my opinion better then the PS3, it just doesnt match up to the freedom of ps3, i was once a ps3 hater but if you get up off your cheap asses and get a playstation the xbox literally becomes obsolete…buying batteries forthe controller, paying for online, over heating, no blu ray, up until recently no HDMI, no wireless until the last 5 months, flimsy usb door on the front, no web browsing, no card reader, had to download an update to play divx, a sliding tray for the games…what year is this…enough said…

  • Rocco
    February 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I love how everyone sits here and argues for what system they have… I have a ps3 (1st one) and a 360 (3rd one) xbox has a terrible fail rate and not one can deny that. But really though the PS3 hasn’t even begun to show its true form yet… The blue ray feature is going to allow so much more promising games and graphics… the only good use an xbox has is the party chat other than that over all rating for the xbox = FAIL… PS3=FTMFW

  • Adamesmith
    February 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hey retard, our Sony Network is free, those chumps pay a premium which in turn gives them the $$$ to pay off Activison for an exclusive release to pretend that Xbox is superior to PS3.

  • Tom_riley3
    February 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    PSN servers dont run BO properly, thats why you dont have the map packs yet, Sony are idiots, I wouldnt care if they shut the PSN servers for it down completly..

    • Razorsfury
      February 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      your an idiot stop talking about things you dont know

  • Lamarcad23
    February 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    i want the new map packs there sooo dirty i was playing them over my friends on xbox. when they coming out for ps3

  • Ncbatistabomb
    February 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    XBOX is fukin gay ther payin activishin for what, map paks first its stupid how hard they try to get 360s sold and ps3 has more fans without even tryin

  • Lewlew790
    February 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    you are all gay as fuck

  • josh
    February 2, 2011 at 3:25 am

    bill gates secretly plays ps3….he invented microsoft therfore he owns x box360

    • Razorsfury
      February 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

      um… he was a co-founder and and stepped down from microsoft. he didnt just invent it lol

  • Ryan27
    February 2, 2011 at 2:26 am

    when is the map pack come out for ps3 and plus wii and pc are so gay i mean come on they both suck balls

    • Sport Fan55
      February 2, 2011 at 3:35 am

      it comes out at 2am in feb 2nd

      • Ncbatistabomb
        February 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

        not relly we dnt get it til march first wich FUKIN suks

      • cod
        February 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

        no it dosent

      • Dragennerd
        March 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

        I Will find u and kill u!!

  • Bryantrincon413
    February 2, 2011 at 12:25 am

    why ppl argue over nuthin both systems r gonna get it so who cares who gets it 1st they will both have it anyway

    • SGRAMEY01
      February 3, 2011 at 11:17 pm


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    February 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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    February 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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  • Adamsade34
    February 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    yo this map packs are dum like you guys!

  • Residueredrum
    February 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Why don’t all u idiot shut the fuck up. Neither console are better then the other one. They both are the same. Some game for xbox doesnt come out for ps3 and some Ps3 game doesnt come out for xbox. A real hardcore gamer get both console. Broke ass 30 year who still live with their mom can’t afford both console.

  • Longhorn 1997
    February 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    when dose the map pack for ps3 com out

  • Blueevolancer
    February 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    We are the ones that have jobs while you fags get to sit there and play for free we have to pay to play online but it doesn’t matter cause xbox 360 is way better than PS3

    • Razorsfury
      February 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      lol you mean your parents pay for you to play online cause most of the people that play xbox are 12 year old kids lol

      • SGRAMEY01
        February 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm


    • Shortcut1968
      February 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      hahaha, check craigslist blueeballs…u wont find 1 person wanting to trade a ps3 for an xbox, but youll find a few xboxs wanting to trade for a ps3……..nuff said

    • Justified1111
      February 2, 2011 at 3:16 am

      ok why do you have to make fun of ps3 I mean I could make fun of x-box but I am a better person than you

    • geboy4
      February 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      if you open up an xbox and ps3 evrything is pretty much identical. only difference is ps3 has blu ray and we dont have to pay to play……stupid!

  • Bmetivier2011
    February 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    when will it come out for ps3

    • ps3alltheway
      February 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      yeaah i want to know when it comes out for ps3

  • Mew111222333
    February 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

    it will come out at 2 am today feb 1st

  • ProG
    February 1, 2011 at 6:09 am

    yea same here i am waiting and no maps?

  • Jbuzz
    February 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

    what time on the Feb 1 do they come out it is 12 am on Feb 1st and they are not out

  • kaybanga
    February 1, 2011 at 2:47 am

    cool story bro

  • chicken nugget joe
    February 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

    my playstation got screwed up by my sister so now i cant get it

  • Wilsonryan17
    February 1, 2011 at 2:36 am

    you guy treat wii like shit why isnt coming out for wii

  • xboxownall
    February 1, 2011 at 1:32 am

    xbox own and ps3 is just mad that we get things first

    • Colyres
      June 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      il sort pour la wii ?

  • druidnj
    February 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Xbox eats donkey balls. ya’ll hear. You all need to get a damn job. I mean seriously. Do any of you losers wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and wonder why that person still lives with his mom.

  • druidnj
    February 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Xbox eats donkey balls. ya’ll hear. You all need to get a damn job. I mean seriously. Do any of you losers wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and wonder why that person still lives with his mom.

  • Sarahghhv
    February 1, 2011 at 12:24 am

    xbox 360 rulesssssssss you ps3 owners know it

    • Thensquadparodymaker
      June 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      THUMBZ UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • drake
    January 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    you fagats have no lives. why dont you get off your ass and get a job.

    • silverwolf6625
      February 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

      lol and u must have a life by commenting on game forms

  • Melkington
    January 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    xbox rule ps3 suck cause u get shitty internet xbox gets better match making and plus more people have xbox than ps3 xbox is way better set up than ps3 u dont even fucken dashboard

    • Hoyt7
      January 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      xbox=junk red ring of death

    • ps3 user
      February 1, 2011 at 1:52 am

      ps3 has a dashboard you dumb cunt. we just dont have multitasking. and so what its called a fucking ipod or computer if you want to listen to music. its called get a job so you can afford more electronics if you want more things other than buying a shitty ass 360 that has a 3 year warrinty because microsoft cant even trust there own product because they know that the red ring always happens. 360 has its advantages but theres people out there that tell there selves “i shouldve bought a ps3 instead” and your probably one of them

      • Dragennerd
        March 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm

        I ave a ps3 but if u comment again i will stab u

    • your bitch ass mom
      February 1, 2011 at 2:18 am

      are u dumb ps3’s connection is way better thats y we dont lag that much but the gaybox 180’s connection is retarded. so wat if more ppl have the gaybox 180 its cuz they dont know the truth within the ps3. thats exactly y our online is free and yours isnt bitch dont come and us like that cuz u cant do shit to back it up.

    • ps3alltheway
      February 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      ps3 is much better even microsoft bill gates made it offical so get a life you xbox wankers and get a ps3 two and we dont have to pay to go online so suk out

    • Radderz
      February 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      not even if you have good internet such as sky broadband ps3 is just as good i have both consoles and prefer ps3 – 🙁 xbox is band online now bad timezzz

  • Theagustin
    January 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    They come out for the xbox first because they buy the games all sony is to cheap to buy them and the ppl from ps3 suck i get like 100 kills every game and on the 360 its harder ……..

    • Melkington
      January 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      suck my genticles

      • bob
        January 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm


    • Razorsfury
      February 1, 2011 at 4:43 am

      um… no you dont you loser… and if you do its because of all the 10 year old kids have and xbox cause they cant afford a ps3… 100 kills every game my ass…

  • Ccp
    January 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    why the hell do xbox get it first man that is so fucking gay

    • ps3alltheway
      February 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      coz xbox iss sooooo shit they need it first to get good at it and b4 the have to pay to go online again hahhahaa xbox tossers

    • Radderz
      February 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      bcuz they get money off microsoft for it and sony dont give treyarch fuk all lol happy dayss. it will be out a munth after its been out on xbox

  • Bassett08
    January 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    wt tym it out in uk on 360?

  • Chargers6391
    January 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    fuck yeaa

  • PS3 is the way
    January 31, 2011 at 12:40 am

    You should get an xbox if you arent that good at black ops because they all suck!!! PS3 is for more advanced people like me!!

    • kokid87
      January 31, 2011 at 10:28 am

      LOL….advanced? You’re an idiot!

    • xbox lolz
      January 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      you are so dumb

    • nate
      January 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      get a life. and stop taking it up the ass

    • ps3alltheway
      February 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      he has a lifee he has a ps3 so shut up your the one who takes it up the ass wankerr

  • derek
    January 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    does it come out for the ps3 on on feb 1 too?

    • Andrew
      January 31, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      no, shit for ps3 comes out like a month later, cuz u guys get free online play.

    • Jakewild
      February 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

      fuck you

  • Willawdtard
    January 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    to be honest willawd its coming out on xbox first becuase playstation is retarted and sony should stick to making t.v.’s..

    • Reidconat
      January 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      haha thats funni you dont know nothing about gaming then if you knew stuff about it the ps3 won the better system contest. the only thing that xbox is better is blowing up..

    • Hoyt7
      January 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      ur fuckin stupid xbox is junk they get red ring of death and u have to pay for everything

      • user de ps3
        February 1, 2011 at 2:21 am

        aye its true that the gaybox 180 gets the red rings of death but we users of the BETTER system aka the ps3 also get the yellow light which is just as bad

      • silverwolf6625
        February 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

        it aint hard to fix the red ring of death

    • ps3alltheway
      February 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      shut up mate microsoft should stik to takking it up the ass like you your all gaay ohh look i got an xbox and im gaay fuk off PS3 ALL THE WAY WANKKERRR

    • Jon2122
      February 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

      You can’t spell retarded. lmao

  • Willawd
    January 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    to be honest most of the shit people say is retarded xbox 360 doesn’t get the map packs because of coding and all that other bullshit its because xbox and activision singed a contract to get all the dlc first until 2014

    • Ethanpower
      February 1, 2011 at 2:23 am

      yes thats all i wanna know 2 who gives a shit about this other crap WHEN DOES IT COME OUT FOR THE GOT DAMN PS3

      • Ethanpower
        February 1, 2011 at 2:24 am

        aye my bad the one i put before this was to blahblah about when it comes out for the ps3

  • Blahblah
    January 30, 2011 at 3:05 am

    when is it for ps3 shit heads

    • D Rail0513
      January 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      yeh really

  • Bob
    January 30, 2011 at 1:26 am

    it is stupid

  • Danielhuerta3
    January 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    xbox 360 is better sony can swallow on my balls ,retards that dont know what ps3 means , it means piece of shit numder three

    • Ethanpower
      February 1, 2011 at 2:27 am

      you mean the balls that just happen to not be there huh you i think you meant to put lick ur pussy huh take that got damn dick out ur mouth and try to use your brain for once

  • Meandyou
    January 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    how many gb’s will it be?

  • Shadoweagle2000
    January 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    XBOX 360 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • PS3 is the way
      January 31, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Only if your GAY!! like you

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