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COD Black Ops: Ascension Zombie Map – New Weapons and Perks

We have some good news for those of you who are searching for gameplay information on the upcoming Ascension zombie map for Call of Duty Black Ops, as although we didn’t see any footage in the latest trailer for the First Strike map pack, we have some information which is just as good.

IGN has written up a report, summarizing the information which Treyarch revealed about the four multiplayer maps which will be featured in the First Strike map pack, due out on Xbox 360 first on February 1st.

While Treyarch made no mention of Acsension during the trailer, IGN have reported that the new map will feature a few new weapons and perks, as well as the inclusion of the Cosmic Silverback monkey, who will steal your perks! We’re guessing that this monkey will come in after round 5, replacing the hellhounds and zombie scientist seen in the Kino Der Toten and ‘Five’ Zombie maps.

As for the new weapons, Ascension will feature the Gersch Device, described as a ‘Black Hole Bomb’, and Matryoshka Dolls, which we’re thinking is some kind of claymore / monkey bomb type weapon. Will the Gersch device be the new version of the Thunder Gun? – hopefully we’ll have more details on this soon.

As for new perks, you’ll be pleased to know that there will be at least two new additions. These are the ‘PhD Flogger’ and the ‘Stamin-Up’ perks. We’re not sure exactly what each does specifically, but we’re guessing that the Stamin-Up perk will give you unlimited sprint or something along those lines.

We’ll let you know when we receive fresh details on Ascension. What are your thoughts on the new perks and weapons? – Do you like the idea of a perk-stealing monkey?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Jimmy Hill
Jimmy Hill

PhD Flogger means you take less explosive damage, Your dolphin dives create sonic booms and you have less falling damage

fag
fag

Actually PhD Flogger allows you to keep your perks.

Shoe
Shoe

Ascension refers to the Nazi scientists who were working with the Russians on their space program. Naturally this means that you are fighting Nazi scientists in a Russian space training facility. and PhD doesn't have crap to do with acids and bases. Thats pH for any smart people. PhD is like a doctor's degree or a high level of learning.

codplayer123
codplayer123

Ascension needs Boss every five rounds like Hitler Zombie so that every five rounds you get a giant and fast Zombie to kill thats harder than most.

zombie maniac
zombie maniac

for starters its phd flapper and when you jump of somethning while going prone it unleashes a explosive wave around you tha kills anything near you

No one
No one

They need to make it so that more people can play zombies {at least 1 more person}
Once you buy a gun when you die you wont lose it
bigger maps weaker zombies[just a little weaker come on round 56 is immpossible]
Make the space monkeys on higher rounds become space apes!
Add more tactical grenades dont lose perks when downed
make quick revive instant revive
AND LISTEN TO EVERYONE ELSE TREYARCH!!!!!!!

DDA
DDA

i really think they are going too far as far as the stupid gas zombies and the new perk stealing monkey…go back to der riese style and wheres my wunderwaff???

killafoo
killafoo

you suck all of you get lives

Liam
Liam

Me and my mates play zombies alot, and i agree later rouunds we even resort to swapping upgraded guns for guns off the wall just for ammo, so i think there should be a ammo stash you can buy ammo for whatever gun you have for 5000 points of even be able to buy a max ammo off the wall for 10-20k of points. The monkeys sound like a fun idea for me, for starts i cant wait to hear my mate on late rounds go " FUCKING HELL the monkey stole my juggernogg!" (LOL) . Also looking through the… Read more »

jiggajuice
jiggajuice

All this reading, there is something missing, there should be something from maybe the random bbbox or off the wall, called something like "no way out" or soemthing and sacrifice your self and wham an AoE of zombies are dead, would be a give up feature in single player, but in multi-player would be usufull, as for those times you get trapped or cornered.

jake
jake

dude you guys just need to make the bowie knife upgradeable like make it a ninja sword or somthing. and that you guys should make marathon and steady aim a perk because hip firing is pointless there is no accuracy besides smg's.

David
David

What is this. this is still cod zombies right?

alex
alex

when do the new zombie maps come out ????

qwertyuiop
qwertyuiop

thats the stupidest thing ive ever heard why dont you just pay 950 for a regular gun in a random box then upgrade it for 5000 then you know what youre getting, not like the china beach or something

jak
jak

they are little space monkeys that throw back your granades not steal perks dumbasses and the dolls spread and explode

Jalo40000
Jalo40000

I found out phd flogger is some sort of nova gas mask to stop goml gas from harming you

Chris
Chris

A 'Medic' prek would be cool. so you can revive people from the dead. kind of like the defibrilators on L4D2. mabee taking a long time or something…

Cody433
Cody433

good news there is a wunderwaffe in ascension

Cody433
Cody433

i hate the monkeys they have a frikin dumb guy in five running around like a pussy now i have stupid monkeys always trying to steal my perks thats crap treyarch you idiots

zombgod
zombgod

all u guys talkin bout new shit but the thing is, is if they let u hold to thunder guns u wouldnt go down an it defeats the purpose of a competeition an if u could keep upgrading ur guns then the game would never get harder so they are making zombs perfect cuz think if u could upgrade ur thunder 3 times an dualwield it be honest do u think u would ever go down/ all u would have to do is camp in a corner an shot once to kill lik 50 zombs

AvidPenguin
AvidPenguin

Phd Flogger makes it so whe you get downed you only lose that perk…. Stamin-up increases the time and speed you can sprint at. The idea of 12 people is stupid bu the 6000 points for a random upgraded weapon is quite good as the box could look upgraded. The idea for saving is a good idea but only on solo. I also think you should be able to record videos like you can on multiplayer.

David
David

the wierd doll gernades pop out of each other and explode their is a lander that flys you to a random place in the map its like a tiny space ship the black hole gernade randomly tosses you across the map if you go in it you start in black and white if you get the power you get color

Xbox gamer tag UnDeAD LEG3ND

aDildoWeildingHobo
aDildoWeildingHobo

make a fuckin perk that would make you not fuckin lose all your fuckin perks that you have bought when you fuckin get downed for fuck sakes, please considier this shit nigga, i mean, treyarch

Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward

take away all blood and guts. make it on a farm where all the animals attack and the farmer steals your crops. NO guns though and in orner to kill the animals use your combine harvester to run them over till they scatter from the farm. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO FIND THE HIDDEN CAPOUCHIN MONKEY THAT IS SAID TO TAKE AWAY ALL VIOLENCE FROM THE WORLD!

black sabbath
black sabbath

phd flogger is when you die you dont lose all perks you only lose phd flogger

stamia up lets you run for longer periods of time

Soink add me on xbox
Soink add me on xbox

One thing i would like to see is an attachment cabnit sort of like the mystery box but like a big cabnit that would also cost 950 and it gives a random attachment for your gun lets say you have a mp40, you bye the random attachment and you could get a sight, extended mag, anything and then they could add an extra perk for warlord and you could even get attachments for your pack a punch weapons, which you sortof already do, but i would really like to have some attachments in zombies, but you could only have certain… Read more »

will
will

PHD frogger lets U turn on all the traps without waiting on them !!!!!, basically U can Use a trap whenever U want

Eggy
Eggy

i think that u should be able to get a spartain laser off halo instead of thunder gun/ wunderwaffe dg-2/ winters howl so u can just own that perk stealin fat *** monkey whos so bad at zombies that he cant even afford his own perks

Bruggz
Bruggz

Its frikken pHd flopper not flogger!!!! It has nothing to do with the traps. even look on google…

Id screw a horse for ascension

I would love if they made like an upgraded perk machine called perk-a-punch like at the opposite end of the weapon pack-a-punch and you can buy ammo of a wall, and like they should have a scavenger perk that gives you like.. 10 bullets for machine-guns, 1 bullet for like thunderguns and stuff, 10 bullets for rayguns and other semi-automatic weapons and like some other people have said, a second pack-a-punch would be great. Like make the markings on it green or a different colour and like have it you can upgrade monkey bombs and make it so it distracts… Read more »

Justin Geissler

exactly suicide 1995

Joe
Joe

how about a certain objective, although i dont like the idea of a giant monkey stealing my perks i do say more than 4 people could play and take it on, and plus say u have 5 or 6 friends that want to play zombies only 4 can play so u make friends feel bad when they are the ones left out.

David Puryear
David Puryear

you should be able to get in the big rocket because how funny would that be to leave someone on earth is like "five" elevators but alot funnier and instead of dogs theres ganna i think little monkeys first and then the cosmic sliver back and with the black hole gun what if you could shoot it and you teleport anywhere on the map that would be awesome

hisup
hisup

Well guys, i think the third pack a punch should come in around a much later level. And maybe they should put in a different mystery box maybe a different color, which lets you get a random attachment? (For example, You get a red dot sight, larger magazine, flamethrower) They'd probably have to make a second type of mystery box cost alot, or a once only use. (per gun) Something along the line of my idea, i haven't thought much about it. If you guys can alter my ideas to make it better, please do. 🙂

Austin
Austin

@Chaz
what about the fucking zombies????
also i think it would be coolif you could select a character before that game begins… You have 8 characters, that would be ballen if you could select.

Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward

I think that they should just get rid of all the zombies all together and call it "Animal zombies" I think this would be sick! Instead of making it creapy DO NOT MAKE THE ANIMALS BLEEDING.

random douch
random douch

i think they should put in the m60 and the other multiplayer guns so we have a great variety
pack a punch!

Tom
Tom

I think they should make the Pack-A-Punch more advanced. So, when you go to the pack a punch, a screen pops up where you can choose what atachments/bullets/camo you have on your gun that you want to upgrade. Also, like you have in multiplayer you earn COD points, you should have them in zombies as well which will link to my 3rd idea. there should be a 'create a map' option, to create a map where you and your friends can play. But you use your Zombie COD Points to create them.

mark
mark

I also think you should be able to pack-a-punch more than once, but… the 1st time you pack-a-punch you have a 100% chance of getting it back, the 2nd time lets just say you have a 75% chance of getting it back and a 15% chance of it being destroyed and the more times you pack-a-punch the less chance you have of getting it back and the more chance of it bieng destroyed. Obviously there is going to be a limit though. Trearch if you read this contact me just reply and we will be in contact, I have a… Read more »

mark
mark

I think they should give you a map like "five", and you should be aloud to choose either Monkeys; Dogs, The Thief, all three or just two if you want. But you would have to choose at least one.

First
First

FIRST!

carcrasher65
carcrasher65

PhD flogger i heard it made traps cheaper or something but i thought it would be better if it made perks cheaper by 1000

Justin
Justin

they should have you pack-a-punch once for 5 thou then pack-a-punch a second time for 10 thou that would be awesome like first you get and upgraded ray gun they you get a duel wield upgraded ray gun

Alberto
Alberto

Hell yeah this new zombie map sounds great, cant wait to play this game….WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Brad Roberts

some new things they could do: when you get a misery box if you have better weapons you should be able to gift it to someone else. bring in some of the old weapons we only have ray gun, mp40 and monkeys (knife bowie knife and grenades obv). like the flame thrower, ppsh, ect. they could also bring in more multiplayer weapons like the ak47, macarov, ect. there should also be a choice when you get certain weapons if you want them dual wield or not and attachments because most weapons on black ops are pretty crap without red dot… Read more »

Brad Roberts

some new things they could do: when you get a misery box if you have better weapons you should be able to gift it to someone else. bring in some of the old weapons we only have ray gun, mp40 and monkeys (knife bowie knife and grenades obv). like the flame thrower, ppsh, ect. they could also bring in more multiplayer weapons like the ak47, macarov, ect. there should also be a choice when you get certain weapons if you want them dual wield or not and attachments because most weapons on black ops are pretty crap without red dot… Read more »

Carnagex410x
Carnagex410x

I think it would be better to put a machine on the game that you can buy max ammo for any gun or upgraded gun because i run out ammo in at least 2 rounds after i upgrade, and the little space monkeys i already dont like running from a doctor now monkeys but it makes because i would rather buy as perk again then try to get a gun that i may not get again that i had upgraded

Swaggflu
Swaggflu

Don’t hate on me but, a gears if war lander wolff make zombies great lol,i honestly like everyone ideas, the 2x paP, and a ammo vender and a PaP mystery box would all make the gane awaome and trading off wepins would also be amazing

Freddy
Freddy

I think the PhD thing has to do with getting down or needing to be revived. Or maybe if you have it you stay alive longer after getting down or maybe it lets you keep all of your guns and/ or perks when you get down.

YEWWOWICE
YEWWOWICE

I hope the gas zombies are replaced by the monkeys. also, the idea of double pack a punch, but the price needs to more than double for the second one. I hope they still kind of stick to what has worked in the past, unlike Five. I did not like that map

burke
burke

they need to git rid of all the dogs monkys and scientist to put in like a juggernut zombie that would charge at you and you would have to git out of his way or you would get down and that randon perk and that random upgraded gun box would be awsome

thrill606
thrill606

id like to be able to go into space, and for there to be a trap that opens the door and sucks all the zombies out into space

steve

I guess it’s too late but I would have loved to see the original map pack with the perk machines. And with a 5th or 6th player, that can be said for all map packs.

steve

With the ability to make it happen so easily, “friendly fire” incidents should be available. Mark your targets before you shoot or accidently kill your own friends. No more free for all spraying. I know most will think that insane but it’s simply an extra choice and your free to not use it, just something in options. Of course all 4 players would have to agree to it but just think, once you have that you know you wont be playing with meatheads running around and doing stupid stuff. Wouldn’t you just love to have the option to shoot that… Read more »

steve

They should allow us to pass off weapons to eachother. As long as we’re still just carrying two it shouldn’t matter. If i’m down or up, other players should be able to come over and take or pass off their weapons, just like real life.

matthew
matthew

they should bring back the browning,mg42, ppsh and the wonderwaffle from waw.

Chad
Chad

Personally, i think it would be cool, if you got to pack-a-punch in a different way. Ex. Since it is a space ship map you have to collect fuel (That spawns every round) to power up a rocket ship and you do one lap around the map. During this time you can Pack-a-Punch AND there is a random box inside. Once you come out you will be on the opposite side of the map, to get back to the other side you will have to take the rocket again. Each side will have 3 perks. The first side will have… Read more »

CRsnowMUFFEN^S
CRsnowMUFFEN^S

I THINK THAY SHOULD MAKE A ZOMBIE MAP SET AT THE WHITE HOUSE WERE U CAN GO OUT SIDE AND WONDER AROUND THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT LINKON MOMOREL.

grahamabeast
grahamabeast

The gorilla i think will either steel your money or your perks because in dead ops arcade he steals your money at the end. The phd flogger will probably let you run through the nova gas from those crawlers. Stamin up will not be marathon it will actually be like rapid firebecause stamina actually means finger strength. Lastly, their will also be monkey zombies after you turn the power on that don' t do much damage but are FAST.. This is true information….

michael
michael

the PhD Flogger is a tactical mask thing that protects u from nova gas.

codb
codb

Ascension – the new Zombie map that is included with the upcoming First Strike map pack – is set to include a couple new weapons, perks and enemies when it lands on February 1st. Ascension is set in a abandoned Soviet cosmodrome and has you playing as one of the regular cast of characters (Takeo, Nikoli, Dempsey, and Rictoffen). While playing the new Zombie map you will have the misfortune of coming up against new enemies, including Space Monkeys who steal your perks! Luckily, you’ll have a few new weapons at your disposal to see off the hordes of zombified… Read more »

thrill006
thrill006

I think the bowie knife should be in the mystery box

billybob
billybob

im from space

anonymous
anonymous

scavenger perk

TripleD
TripleD

I think that this is kind of stupid, i love W@W zombie where it had like a little creepy style to it, but now there putting a monkey in zombies? Why!

BLACK OPS GEEK
BLACK OPS GEEK

HELL YEAH!!!!! They should allow you to pack-a-punch monkey bombs or something and turn it into some baboon gorilla ape bomb… that would be cool!

BOb
BOb

Maybe the Phd Flogger allows you to resell your bought items if you need extra cash

lee
lee

You should be able to buy attachments off the wall like a bipod or custom red dots

vaughn
vaughn

PhD Flogger= stops the smoking crawlers from smoking you, i own

Jack
Jack

Anyone think mabye Acension has to do with the story mode mission? Im thinking they will let you play as Mason and some other characters in the story starting in the Chair Room (the one at the main menu).

Luke
Luke

I’m pretty sure phd flogger is like a tactical mask to be used against the novas. Stammin up is probably unlimited sprint or something.

Yo Brotha
Yo Brotha

THe biggest **** about zombies is that the guns start to suck at like round 22. They need to put in all of the multiplayer weapons and u should be able to upgrade 2 times. Also there needs to be an ammo vending machine.

XBlaZekinX
XBlaZekinX

I think whenever you get a perk you keep the bottle from the machine and their shud be a machine where you put the bottle in for 5000 pts and you get the pro version of that perk

Nikolai Reznov
Nikolai Reznov

Why not have different planets u could go to(via spaceship) that have zombies on them

MajorPayne
MajorPayne

I would be happy just to have the ability to purchase replacement ammo for any PaP'd guns I had.

mep0077
mep0077

I think they should make a mystery box that cost 6000 or so, and put it next to the pack a punch machine. it would give you a random upgraded weapon!

Chaz
Chaz

It would be awesome if u had an uber big banana gun that u could shoot at the space monkey so he would turn into a bunch of space junk

Pj
Pj

I think Phd flogger might lower prices on traps, mostly cuz a phd is a degree in college meaning u have alot of experiance in what u studied and the flogger was a trap in the swamp level. So yea lower price traps, thats my call.

Suicide1995
Suicide1995

Pack-a-punching a weapon more than once, gambling points, random perks are stupid ideas. Duel weapons dont allow you to fire them accuratly. And if you wan to fire a weapon twice as fast, then get double tap and shut up.

Something new I would like to see is an option on the wall to buy a third (and only three) gun. You wouldn't new a "Big pockets" perks, just have an option on the wall to buy a third weapon (which can be the M1911) for around 10,000 points.

And, for crap's sake, answer some of the zombie storyline questions.

bill
bill

You should be able to pack a punch bowine knife. That would be beast running aroung with a machete or chainsaw. just sayin. I really hate the idea of perk stealing monkeys. i like just plain dogs.

KNIGHTS1TEMPLAR
KNIGHTS1TEMPLAR

Matryoshka Dolls = Cluster Bomb Monkey Style thing ?

ITokyoRose
ITokyoRose

Phd means you specialize in a certain area, and the flogger is a trap, which prob means that the perk let’s you activate traps longer and/or for less money

Max
Max

What you should be able to do is after you get a gun you should be able to keep it after you die because its really frustrating when you have the ray gun and you die and when you get to the next round you dont have it any more and thats gay : also pack a punch should be less than 5000 points maybe 4000/4500 points and treyarch STOP PATCHING GLITCHES YOU GAY PEOPLE!

John
John

they should have the three stages thing. And they should have 4 people on each stage and they have to survive til a certain round, and they'll be able to teleport to one of the stages or a whole new stages. So 12 players 3 groups of 4, on a BIG ASS MAP. like 10 times the size of Kinodertoten.

Illuzion
Illuzion

There are supposed to be three stages of the map a space base then a launch center then a space station in space u probably will be able to teleport to these different stages after a certain amount of levels maybe

tommy
tommy

you know that mission where yo get out of your chair and you see that rocket like on launch maybe it has to be something about the rocket?????

DaveT55
DaveT55

Dude….
What if it’s called ascension cuz you ascend into space in a russion rocket and zombies boarded the ship through teleporters and shit so you were fighting zombies in space……. That would be dope

ralienz
ralienz

@foob ya i was thinking the same thing about the PhD maybe it reduces the effect gas zombies nova 6 has on you or even making you immune to it.

JON
JON

SOUNDS GREAT I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE A GAMBLE MACHINE THAT U PUT IN LIKE LETS SAY 100O CREDITS AND IF U BEAT THE ROUND IT GIVES U 2000 AND I ALSO THINK THAT THEY SHOULD PUT IN A RANDOM PERK MACHINE THAT WHEN U PAY IDK 950 (JUST LIKE MYSTERY BOX) U SHOULD GET LIKE ANY TYPE OF PERK LIKE FLOGGER,JUGGS,SPEED COLA, ECT. AND I ALSO THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE LIKE A SAVE AND QUIT OPTION OR WHEN U DIE LIKE ON ROUND 56 OR SOMETHING JUST SAVE AND QUIT ON EACH ROUND U GET 2 THEN IF U… Read more »

sebasceb
sebasceb

Maybe the PhD Flogger is like tactital mask that protects you from the gas those litle alien crawlers that apear on five and kino der toten that they throw away. And Stamin-Up is obiously marathon pro

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think it would be very great if they put in a machine who can get you akimbo of every weapon. just imagine….. 2 tunderguns in each hand….. or 2 ray guns in each hand…

sml909
sml909

Don’t patch the monkey glitch!!!!!!!!

Timmeh
Timmeh

phd flogger is most like tactical mask.

fwong
fwong

Great i had some hobo take my gun in five now ill have some monkey taking my perks

Billy
Billy

It may be called 'Ascension' because people speculated that it takes place in a building like NASA (I forget what it's called) and you get a black hole gun. Both of which have to do with space (above us), which you would need to climb (fly) into.

foob
foob

PhD is like acids and bases so obviously its some sort of tactical mask thingermabob, and the "stamin" up is obviousely stamina has something to do with running and the cosmic gorrila thing is dumb and its gonna be gay having to get juggernog back every fuckin 5 rounds

Keegan
Keegan

I agree, but maybe it also might have to do with the Shi No Numa trap called The Flogger.

James Nathaniel Yeatman

PhD Flogger may have something to do with the Pack-a-Punch machine, and perhaps lower the cost of using it?

Parakitteh
Parakitteh

PhD Flogger may have something to do with the Pack-a-Punch machine, and perhaps lower the cost of using it?
Perhaps even allowing a SECOND Pack-a-Punch upgrade.

Justin
Justin

Alright i have a suggestion about new Zombie maps. My first suggestion is that you can maybe make a perk that allows you to carry double the amount of ammo, you can call it something like Big Pockets or whatever you want as long as you can carry double ammo

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