Recently we announced that Treyarch will be releasing the First Strike Map Pack for Black Ops on February 1st (Xbox 360), this DLC mainly consists of multiplayer maps, however there is one new zombie map, this is called Ascension.
So far no real details regarding this zombie map have been revealed, therefore I thought I would piece together a few different ideas and possibilities, let’s start with the obvious the definitions of ascension:
- humans directly entering heaven without dying
- moving upwards / climbing (ascending)
If the zombie map name has been given its name due to the definition of the word “ascension” there are two likely possibilities, perhaps we will see a map where you get higher and higher as you progress. I doubt the religious idea associated with heaven will be used as it is a bit far-fetched, but you never know, it would be kind of cool if zombies tried to make their way through the pearly gates.
An interesting take on the Ascension zombie map can be seen here, this thread speaks about this map being based at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (a space facility) another reply on the forums suggests it could be set in the Ascension Island government building (image here).
If you check out this YouTube video you can find out more ideas regarding the Ascension map, in this video Syndicate suggests that it could be set in Dallas Texas or at the Launch Facility (from the campaign’s Executive Order mission), either way it seems as if it will almost certainly feature a group of Nazi scientists who called themselves “The Ascension Group”.
As you can see there are plenty of possibilities, therefore we would love to hear what you expect from the Ascension map in the comments section below.
Update: You can see the official trailer which shows some Ascension footage here! Watch out for the red-eyed money zombies!