All PS3 owners should stop reading now, as they do not want to get upset with this article. Tomorrow is June 28, 2011 and will be the day that Call of Duty fans will want to know the Black Ops Annihilation download time. The Xbox 360 map pack is the follow up to First Strike and Escalation, which we know was seen as a huge success.
It is always hard to know just when the map pack will be made available, but most suggestions seem to point at 2 AM to 5 AM in the US, which as we know is dependant on what time zone you are in. If we go by 2AM as the basis, then that would mean that those of you in the UK should get the update by 7AM on June 28th.
Now please do not take our word for this, but this is the most likely time. Having said that, we do have to warn that in some cases the U.S. gets their COD map packs first, and the other countries a little while after. The reason for this is because it takes the servers a little while to get going, but once they do you should be up and running not long after our friends across the pond.
As you may know the Annihilation map pack will be available for download on Xbox 360 Marketplace one month before PSN, due to a deal that Microsoft has with the game. In that time you can be certain that your friends will tease you about how much fun they are having, while those with a PlayStation 3 will have to wait until July to get in on the action.
Just to refresh there are four new maps in Annihilation and also that all-important zombie one “Shangri-La.” More details on this can be found in a recent post, along with a video of some gameplay footage. It does seem a shame that Treyarch works hard on all of these maps in Annihilation and the one that seems to get the most attention is the zombie level. We cannot say for certain how well received this latest DLC will be received, but you can be certain that our very own Alan Ng will give us his thoughts.
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