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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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Perefelipe
Perefelipe

how to ascension

Spuds
Spuds

They call it Ascension because it's based in Ascension Islands.

That guy
That guy

My friend thinks they should make a perk that gives u a uav/ spy plane so u can see where the zombies r. I think this is a really good idea and would help a lot.

shwan!
shwan!

ure all wrong how funny

jo
jo

i have played acension best to the max on ps3 WAY better then the xbox version in my opinion

John
John

guys the perks that the monkys steals can be stoped by camping at the perks themself they try to hack it and steal your perks so stop the monkys from doing it and that purple thing Phd flogger?? that perk if you jump (dive) from something higher then the ground lvl were you are on it makes some nuke around you that makes fire and kills zombies its awsome

will
will

I think that they should put in a new gun that can be a mix of the raygun and a pack a punch thunder gun but make it automatic and suck the zombies in instead of blowing them out so u could shoot zombies at other ones

,kjhg
,kjhg

pdh flogger is a perk that allows when u dive of a stair case it will make a mini nuke around u

noob
noob

acsention cool

Alpha
Alpha

What is the monkey glitch?

Matt
Matt

The monkeys suck, they are tiny lol – The PHD Flogger is a perk which nukes the area around you if you go down – the stamin-up is a perk which allows you to sprint for longer – you have to link all the lunar landings to get the rocket going, then you launch the rocket to open the pack-a-punch machine, if you shoot the rocket it will blow up in mid-air – instead of the bowie knife there is a sickle – and there are certain zombies that can jump really high – there is a bomb you can… Read more »

Jimmy 6
Jimmy 6

Fine i'll stop

giggity
giggity

black ops is cool and gay at the same time

bundles
bundles

Pack a punch needs to be available to re-supply with your upgraded weapons.. if that were the case… it would still be difficult to get ammo.. but it would at least be a viable option when you're hoarding points and have no ammo left in the mid 30's levels.

born n blood
born n blood

i cant wait till the new maps are available on the ps3

james
james

I think it would be so cool if they had the option to buy the ray gun and the thundergun and other super weapons for about 4500 points on the walls

the artisan
the artisan

3arc should make a russian zombie map i mean it would complete the WWII theme from waw i mean they have nazi, usa, and japanese (imperial army)

EX: Nacht der untoten, five, and shi no numa

caspa
caspa

old maps available on black ops cba to buy WAW also idea for a new map sorta ripping of ascensions black and white idea but have no lights on till u turn on the power and you have to use head torches, this would make the shitty earlier rounds more exciting.

Daryl McKimmy
Daryl McKimmy

oh and one more thing they switched out the bowie knife for a sickle, i know beast right?

jonny
jonny

i think u should make a perk were u can revive people wen ur down and u could revive urselve and u should hav a option on wen ur team dies u can hav them all pay so much points so that u and ur team can be back in the game

Daryl McKimmy
Daryl McKimmy

and as for the new perks, the PHD flopper perks allows you to dive from high distances and cause an explosion. which is amazing! the stammin-up allows you to have an extra speed boost when you sprint. such as the multi-player perk called lightweight, which allows you to be faster,same rules apply when it comes to stammin-up.thats all,and in order to get to the pack-a-ounch machine you must link all the lunar landers and then launch the missle in the first random box room(at the highest floor).the pack-a-punch is located under were the missle was. now you know everything about… Read more »

Daryl McKimmy
Daryl McKimmy

alright the gersh devise is a secondary perk like monkey bombs,such as the mutroyska dolls which are cluster bombs that do area affected damage. and the monkeys wont steal your perks if you protect the perk machine you have purchased.so if you bought the jugger-nog, you protect the jugger-nog machine because space monkeys will jump on the machine and take all the jugger-nog bottles.also after you beat your first space monkey round, there will be a max ammo and a little something for your troubles, a perk bottle, pick this up and it gives you a random perk.notice the random… Read more »

Nick
Nick

PhD is a great Cola. I recommend getting it first because it is the easiest one to defend from the monkeys (they only come up the stairs). What it does is awesome. If you sprint and hold b off of a ledge or stairs, when you land on the ground there will be an explosion around you that will kill all the zombies in a 3 foot radius around you. Also it makes you not be able to hurt yourself. You can't blow yourself up, the ray gun wont hurt ETC. You can literally hold onto a grenade until it… Read more »

wtf?
wtf?

WHAT ABOUT PS3???????? i own a ps3 i also own an xbox 360 but i prefer ps3 and is it gonna fuckin come out for ps3 id like to play it…its quite stupid they came out on xbox and no ps3 on the same day but its feb. 7th…WTF… really dumb…

black op
black op

bring back the wunderwaffe

CodyCalkinsBand
CodyCalkinsBand

they should have a spot on the wall where you can buy ammo for any gun you have for like 8,000 or something. so you don't have to lose a good gun like the HK 21 to the random box for a cross bow on higher levels.

dark
dark

i fond the secret to the packa pounch

guest
guest

its the phd flopper you retards not the flogger

SamIAm13
SamIAm13

maybe one of them is used to by ammo

Matt
Matt

Ok first of all I think that there should be difficulties for zombies like Ascension on recruit or Kino Der Toten on hardened that would be cool I geuss for some of the new players but what I REALLY WANTED to tell 3arch is that they should come up with a thing where you can pay say 2,000 credits and you can add 1 attachment on your gun of your choice like just say AK74U with rapid fire and grip. That would be a pretty cool option. (You can get it a MAX of 2 times) Another idea of mine… Read more »

mr_ruano
mr_ruano

or how about a perk that makes you less tasty looking or smelly to the zombies… make zombies go after your teamates first that dont have that perk, and if you all have that perk, zombies rush at you like they normally do but before they strike, i dunno, they hesitate because that perk makes less wanted or something,,, lol shit would be tight standing next to your teamate and 20 zombies rush at him before at you, even though it already happens sometimes but i dont know if yall get it….lol

billy
billy

i think that black ops is gay

Aaron
Aaron

Heyy, just to let everyone who doesn't know, the PhD Flogger allows you to explode when you dolphin dive down a set of stairs, very useful. 🙂

AMG
AMG

Ok so first off i have the map and phd flogger does have to do with the traps, stamin up has to do with running not forever but for longer time, there is no more bowie knife now you get a sickle, there is a new weapon but i wont give that away, the new grenade explodes into many grenades which then explode, monkey bombs are still in it, there is the black hole grenade thing (but I have not gotten it yet), thundergun, ray gun, pack a punch is still 5000, death machine power up is in it, the… Read more »

grant
grant

how do i get packapunch and fix the rocket

grant
grant

how do i get to pack a punch on asswent

dman
dman

monkeyes stealing perks. as if the scientist wasnt annoying enough when you had bad*** guns

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

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