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COD Black Ops DLC: First Strike Map Pack – Release Date, Details

We have some exciting news for you now, especially if you’re an Xbox 360 owner, as we now have details on the very first DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. It’s called ‘First Strike’ and it will be available to download early next year.

As you probably already know, this pack will first be available for Xbox 360 only, as we can now tell you that First Strike will go live on the Marketplace on 1st February. If Activision follow similar trends as previous games, we’re guessing that the PS3 and PC platforms will get the pack one month later, so sometime during March.

According to this Joystiq report, the pack will be priced at 1200 Microsoft points (around $15) and will consist of four new multiplayer maps as well as a brand new zombie map. The four multiplayer maps are Discovery, Stadium, Kowloon and Berlin Wall, while the new zombie map will be titled ‘Ascension’.

We’ll be bringing you full details on each map soon, including our thoughts on the new zombie map. Are you looking forward to First Strike? If you are a PS3 or PC owner, let us know your thoughts on the Xbox 360 exclusivity.

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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HAZZA
HAZZA

Bull ps3 will smash x-box anyday!!!

Your A DUMB ASS
Your A DUMB ASS

hey before u say a word about ps3 look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems

IDontKnoMyName
IDontKnoMyName

dude ur an idiot if u think xbox 360 is better then ps3, all xbox has is more games so quit running your mouth

Mattx1
Mattx1

Damn, You're the biggest fanboy EVER…

michael harris
michael harris

what time on the release date can u download the new map pack for call of duty black ops and will it be relseaed at midnight on the 1st of febuary.

jay11
jay11

damn … why the ps3 is after ? its really sucks !

lolerz
lolerz

sounds good 🙂 don't mind waiting the extra month… ps3 users aren't so serious as xbox when it comes to gaming and more or less enjoy the fun of the games soo… looks good 🙂

Rangersalltheway
Rangersalltheway

PS3 is way better than xbox, look at their fail line up this year and you will see!

Eddiesnakepr
Eddiesnakepr

the thin is xbox suck you have to pay to play suckers

Hater of m$
Hater of m$

M$ bought the whole gahd dam activision company … why doesn't M$ buy a adult toy company too might aswell maybe if they stick something other than there fingers up there butt they would be respectful to other gamers instead of being selfish aholes who are money greedy mongrols and i hope each M$ worker stands infront of a firing squad or brutally murdered cut up with razor blades

:D LoL
:D LoL

I luv it. You guys that still have the Xbox and think its way better cuz of Gears of War 3 and halo dont kno anything. Xbox is better for 1 month. I cant wait until u xbox fans see me mercing the chimera then get baord of that see I go kill helghast in 3D. Lucky for Xbox they had good release timing for xbox so all the 6 year olds could get it. PS4 FTW b****. Cant wait to pwn zombies in a month ( thanks xbox) PSN= ryman10 I rape Zombies on Black ops.

Xx-NIFTERS-xX
Xx-NIFTERS-xX

they should make a network were both ps3 and xbox 360 can go and duke it out

Mikey
Mikey

I hopped on to the MW2 wagon late but I'm a seasoned Black Ops MVP. XBOX 360 is nice but I've been through 3 already. Forget Microsoft and all the garbage they sell. My PS3 is SWEET and Online play is free. I expect the connectivity to be somewhat slower but it's not $60 slower. PS3 is way better overall due to it's hardware and dependability. IM SOOOO PISSED THAT "FIRST STRIKE" is coming out for the crap box first. Keeps me awake at night. It's gonna be a long February.

Geers
Geers

Can all you fanboys piss off and let the normal people talk? Does anybody know if this will be free for PC like WaW or is Treyarch money-grabbing?

PS360
PS360

people still argue over ps3 vs 360 this isn't 2008 anymore guys its 2011 get over it.

raceallmylife
raceallmylife

Are you freakin kidding me I've been waiting a Month now and now they say I got a wait a month more that's retarded I should of got it for xbox abn guys there the same thing almost every sane game just xbox has a better marketplace I mean personally j say ps3 cause that's what I play more but there the sane thing ps3 has killzone xbox has halo you guys are a bunch of kids

D16Z6
D16Z6

There is always going to be a debate about witch console is better but everything ends up in the teaste of the player. I use to have a 360 and the controller is way more comfortable to play than the ps3 controllers are but like always that is a great opportunitty for some bussines to copy something that the other console has and sell it for the other one. Exclusivity of games is jst to get consumers to buy they’re products in this case game consoles. I love ps3 bluetooth accesibility than the xbox head set crap plus who doesn’t… Read more »

htbf1964
htbf1964

Xbox 360 live hmmm costs$$ per month
ps3 network free!!
xbox first strike comes out month early
I can add 2 + 2
So knowing that geeze i wonder if it's that difficult to see who's freaking greedy, I guess it all comes down to the all-mighty $
Xbox live quit getting so desperate, you suck….

Andre
Andre

Dis is lame… XBOX 360 sucks anyway It betta come out 4 ps3

hey dumbass
hey dumbass

The only reason I play black ops on xbox more than ps3 is because the players are stupid as shit on the box. In my opinion ps3 is a lot better then xbox considering the xbox just takes a massive shit every year, not to mention it takes me thirty minutes to an hour to join a match where on ps3 it takes about thirty seconds. Get both consoles before you knock the other dumbass.

Rob
Rob

dont tell them to stop arguing i love the fanboy fights just to see how pathetic they are.
personally i love the ps3 ok there may be some minor faults (some major faults with black ops) but both systems are just as good especialluy when you play on a 50 inch screen which i havent got.

UMADtheTROLL
UMADtheTROLL

Yes a new zombie map to mod.
Im going to hack the shit out of my rank just like in waw.
Oh Im hosting 15th lobbys for and one who beats me 1v1.
Post reply if you want in.
And have a great day.

Anonymous
Anonymous

lol really guys? games are for entertainment stop fighting like a bunch of high school girls. jjus have fun with it all.

-an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind-Ghandi

salvatruco
salvatruco

screw you 360 fanboy your only mad because ps3 has better exclusive than 360
360 cant touch uncharted 3 and killzone, and twisted metal will be on of the best games of the year and what do you get, gears of war 3

paul
paul

i ve tested the new map pack and its asome and in discovery i got a napalm strike by sticking a c4 to the bridge

Dale McLean
Dale McLean

should make a cross server so you can play xbox and ps3 on same server :)… would cost more… but hey.. hopefully it would stop all the arguing.. and tbh i own both systems.. both are as good as each other… xbox for better online connection and exclusive games… PS3 for Bluray and exclusive games.
XBL – xII DaaLE IIx
PSN – DaleMcLean

get along?
get along?

to fix all this fanboy fighting crap why cant microsoft and sony get together and make a new console.? or somehow they should be able to make xbox and ps3 compatible over the multi player thing. and we could all vs each other. i hope that happens it would be epic!

niggasmd
niggasmd

wtf it shudnt be exclusive on 360 thats bullshit.

that1guy
that1guy

i want more guns, all the guns in the game suckkkkk, the rifles suck, shotguns suck, assault rifles and buttplugs and the only guns worth using are the aks and stoner so give me more choice to mow people down

Cowoys
Cowoys

"If Activision follow similar trends as previous games, we’re guessing that the PS3 and PC platforms will get the pack one month later, so sometime during March."

its Treyarch not Activision

Rhodd o DDuw
Rhodd o DDuw

Let’s have a little Q&A.
Q, Does the xbox 360 play Call of Duty: Black Ops?
A, Yes.

Q, Does the xbox 360 allow for online multiplayer in CoD: Black Ops?
A, Yes

Q, Does the Playstation 3 play Call of Duty: Black Ops?
A, Yes

Q, Does the PS3 allow for online multiplayer in CoD: Black Ops?
A, Yes

Q, So what’s the f***ing difference?
A, Beats the shit out of me……

Kittenkicker
Kittenkicker

For the people that complain about the price ….seriously 15 dollars is like money you can find laying around the house easy to get.

Blumpkin
Blumpkin

h0 my g0d.

We all know the Wii is the best. ;- )))

Fix-A-Car Johnny
Fix-A-Car Johnny

Hey guys,
both systems are great, so stop ripping on your opponent system, you can have your opinion, but nobody really gives a rat's ass, so just shut your mouth.

tark
tark

honestly guy, xbox had its one year without the ps3. and yes the ps3 didnt do as well in its first two years. but now ps3 is the better system, check the stats.

Miki
Miki

First off, 1st commenter is a douche.

2nd, to all the reasonable people trying to douse the flame-war of PS3 and Xbox fanboyism? Don’t waste your time guys and gals, these are the same people who have arguments just for the sake of showing off their egos.

sore ass
sore ass

On paper the ps3 is better whether you want wat it has, hardware/software wise or not you simply get more value for your money i own 360 & ps3 and having played both online etc for 40-60 quid a year over the course of 5-6 years you could of bought ps3 and got the better deal enough said im not a batty fanboy im a realist at the end of the day every mug is getting ripped of anyway and who gives a pony about month early or not its just microsfts way of saying thanks for the yearly memberships… Read more »

TasMan96
TasMan96

I originally owned black ops for the 360, but I got sick of all the little 6 year olds playing so I sold it and cancelled my xbox live. I bought it on ps3 and even though the matchmaking sucks, there arent any little kids playing, plus the onlines free 🙂 as for the DLC, I think its a good thing 360 gets it first, That gives treyach time to fix all the bugs before the ps3 release.

Add my PSN : Tas-Man96

Mace
Mace

Ok really…… they are putting out DLC for this game when they still haven't fixed the problems that they already have with it now. I'm happy that they sorta fixed the sniping, but the rest of the game is a piece of crap. Modern Warfare 1 had less problems. The thing they need to do instead of just throwing candies out is to fix the spawning and the guns of this crap game…. It is just a little distraction to go "oh here is new maps oh yea you wanted us to fix what again?" Modern Warfare 2 was a… Read more »

saspcioll
saspcioll

xbox- they have to take new ones everynow and then to keep up- for poor ppl/ ppl with less money
ps3- made ONE (and the slim) and its still got higher tech – well off ppl

kinect- racist
playstaion move- AMAZING

PwnedB!tCh
PwnedB!tCh

i have both ps3 and xbox 360 so im not 2 fused about it and i think the new maps will be awsome

ualrdykno
ualrdykno

just relax every one know ps3 is betetr then xbox if u didnt have halo ud be nothing the system way better online and in and out blue ray and everything xbox 360 is worthless the stores sell used ones for 99 bucks get phuck outta here with ur bullshit

what?
what?

i like my 64 its better than all ur systems

akbar
akbar

microsoft sucks activision's wee-wee

Ps3 awesome
Ps3 awesome

Ps3-Awesome.
Xbox 360- Sucks.
End of story.

anon
anon

ps3 ppl, you know xbox owners only make the comments they do to make you guys hate them more and its not a big deal about getting the map packs earlier m$ paid to have this done, its a perk of paying for online

Dessert 2302
Dessert 2302

If i have to wait a month for the Map packs im not even going to buy them… ill be too preoccupied with Killzone 3 🙂

BULLSHIT TALK
BULLSHIT TALK

Al of you people should just shut the fuck up the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are one of the same they both have their pros and cons so just SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP BEING A PUSSY ABOUT WHICH SYSTEM IS BETTER

BOB
BOB

its probably better if you are a PS3 user so you can se if the maps are good by watching it on youtube so you know if you really want to buy it.

Jack Bauer
Jack Bauer

You want to know why xbox 360 users get the map pack early? It’s because they pay for their membership so ps3 users can go die in a fuckin hole.

Jack Butler

why cant we have the waw zombie maps as well

Nick_9_8
Nick_9_8

I just think this is stupid, if we paid $90 for the game, why should we have to wait just because Microsoft has done some stupid deal with Activision. It's just plain stupid.

tom
tom

idc that xbox get its first.. that way when ps3 gets it all the bugs and glitches that no lifes find are already fixed… I also have both consols and they r the exact same online.. so all u fags who say one is better ur just a stupid fanboy because they r the same

STIG
STIG

Roll on november…. Modern Warfare 3…. F**k Black ops DLC!!!

steve
steve

having played all the cod games this one is awful online even when hosting its bad lagging out when you put in location only you have to play people in other countries does no one in the uk have this game you play hard core it takes a full clip to kill someone people with really bad connections get the host playing search and destroy is like carry on camping I WILL NOT BE BUYING DLC i have been let down enough buy these games

GIR
GIR

I can't wait for this DLC. I do in fact think it's slightly overpriced, but it's nothing I can't deal with. I mean, 1200 MS points for 4 maps AND a zombie map (which I will be playing for hours on end)? I actually think that is pretty decent.
And to those random trolls saying PS3/Xbox is better than the other, just be quiet and go sit in a corner. They both do the exact same thing, which is to entertain the player. They both do a great job, so case closed.

daniel
daniel

this is gonna be kick ass zombies are gonna come back woo hoo for a 360 owner gears of war 3 can rape killzone 3 hahahahahahaha you ps3 users just playin both games look bomb but i dont have a ps3 so ill just have to wait

aidan
aidan

Nope Nobody cares, what about the 4 zombie maps that are on the hardened edition of the game can we get those plz as dlc and everyone knows that xbox has better online service but they charge for it, so naturally enough…….

Probed
Probed

I had to right a quick post on here for a laugh. Why fight over what is better, i own an xbox and have played a PS3 on many many occasions. Can't justify having the both so I keep my xbox with my list of friends who like playing the games I do. Lets face it, at the end of the day all games are going multiplayer so why pay another £400 for a console that does the same thing? Play games? Oh well just thought i would say what i wanted to. Fanboys on both sides need to get… Read more »

will
will

dude i bet ur the only person who doesnt care

adamh3678
adamh3678

stop arguing you little bitches and besides they're both good ive had em bothive currently got an xbox but might be gettin ps3 aswell soon cause im lookin foward to new uncharted resistance and all that cause they look awsome

Paukl
Paukl

TURKEY ALL OF YOUS, WHO GIVES A FLYING ++++

Antonio
Antonio

Its going to be first on xbox for the next 2 years for the call of duty franchise. Activision and Microsoft signed a contract for this year, the next, and the one after for dlc for xbox first.

Breal
Breal

PS3 > X-BOX 360 I have both systems as well.

mooklips
mooklips

theres always a GAY talking about xbox fanboys…then start saying ps3 users dont go around "shooting their mouth off" as much when all i seem to see is "OMFG PS3 is better, its got a Blu-GAY player!…3D blu-rays!…OMFG!!!!!…PSN is free!!!" then it makes me think they are worse. I own both consoles and in my opinion the PS3 is crap, if i wanted to watch blu-rays i'd buy a bluray player…if i wanted to play online for free i'd use the PS3. I dont mind that M$ charge for online play, i find that xbox is way better for online… Read more »

josh
josh

whens this coming out?

***
***

Lmao its pretty funny on such a big debate people get over some DLC its just a game and one month wait for PS3 and early one month 360 who cares, how hard is it to really just wait a little while. Why bother even fighting over which system is better there both great systems PS3 and 360 and even the Wii has its good games to play. People just need to calm down about this fighting fanboy shit…

Trent
Trent

Okay I have a Wii right now since I don't have a PS3 yet. Will the DLC be on the Wii store? Or a update on the game? Will it even be on the Wii? I'd appreciate if someone would answer this!!

Johnny
Johnny

DLC prices are all controlled by microsoft

1200 for 5 maps
800 for 3 maps
400 for arcade dlc

1200 is a fair price, id rather pay 1200 for 5 maps than 800 for 3

corrin
corrin

I dont really think people should argue about a piece of plastic with clever microchips under their TV.I like PS3,only PS3,but thats my choice&I have my reasons.Treyarch have given us all the best 2 Call of Duty games released,so if I wait a month I think I can manage it.Ever waited for a woman to get ready for a night out?A month is nothing!If microsoft paid extra more fool them,I wont go out&buy xbox because they did.As for all you people bitching like kids as to which is the best all I can say is be glad you have such… Read more »

billy
billy

well over priced bloody ridiculous they should give u a knew campaign aswell if they price it that highly

Plasmitic
Plasmitic

if I am allowed an opinion, I am an owner of all three consoles since launch. Each of the consoles is the best at what it aims to do. and that is all there is to it. .. If one is truly wondering why the Moneysoft consistently receives DLC ahead of PSN? the obvious reasoning is simple…. Over the years i have made many more purchases on XBLA than PSN, in all honesty because it is simply easier (and shoved down my throat at login). I would be willing to wager i am not the only person in such a… Read more »

Greg
Greg

Bring back dome!!!!! Please lol

bob
bob

xbox just own thats why we get all the graet deals and thats why activision and trearch perfer xbox ps3 are over priced and rubbish and copy nintendo for ideas because they can'y make up there own products that are decent the zombie map sounds better than theonline anyway

gidroh
gidroh

They released the dlc earlier for the xbox last time, so why expect any different this time? Maybe the month difference is so they can sort out the problems for the ps3 before they try and take more money off us? I just hope there is a wider variety of maps than currently in the game.

XboxXboxXboxXbox
XboxXboxXboxXbox

Xbox Rules 😀 Can't Wait For Zombies Whoooooooooooooooooooooo

Chrissy
Chrissy

Its game systems, and its your opinion. So stop saying one is better then the other, its really old. Competition between the two company's should be kept with them. Seriously, everyone and your grandmother could care less if PS3 sucks, or if Xbox sucks. All I got to say is that just one little tiny difference, between two systems, everyone rants about it. SO what? everyone on both systems should just get along.

Chris
Chris

Yeah I dont know about the PS3 never cared to own one, but for the 360 it does not ever freeze on me and the multi-player is the shit.

sunnythewerewolf
sunnythewerewolf

resistance is an amazing game as is god of war, just coz i cant afford to fork out for an xbox membership every year doesnt mean its a shit console. xbox players are terrible anyway, ive played one cod4 match, got a ten kill streak and got bored, go fuck yourself

ronald
ronald

ps3 is way better than x box and i am not a fanboy but y would thy put xbox first and not all the other consoles at the same time at least.

cronnen
cronnen

The fight between PS3 & Xbox 360 is like the ones between the STI & Evo or the Mustang and Camaro. I like the PS3 but I own a 360 and it's not because of Halo. People need to grow up, saying only 360 users go around shooting their mouths of and crap, people from both sides do it. Get over yourselves. Both systems have it's pros and cons, and they also have loyal devoted fans who may bash the other side. They're just gaming systems anyways.

chasboi23
chasboi23

I think its stupid and treyarch seriously need to step up there game for the next CoD they make, cos this game is awful in my opinion. I hear its not that bad on the 360 on the PS3 it freezes and the matchmaking is awful. and then to top it all up they release the map pack a month early on xbox 360 is a joke. i also think microsoft are a bunch of fa**ots for paying money to get the DLC's early on 360. gay -_-

pitviper
pitviper

ill stay on my gameboy

blah
blah

Will prices change when they come to uk?

neil inlick
neil inlick

Yes i totally agree young lady

neil inlick
neil inlick

As a nintendo wii owner i would personally like to know if a dlc will be publicly realeased for it.If so plz reply it would mean a great deal to me as i have a new born baby.

Yours sincerly Neil.

neil inlick
neil inlick

Yes i totally agree with all your demands I truly hope treyarch notice all you girls but there is a highly low chance of success within this .

yours sincerly gregory lawjugger

Fanboys Suck
Fanboys Suck

I love all the X-box uber fanboys. PS3 users don't run around shooting their mouth off as much. I have both systems, and Wii too, and the only one that collects dust is 360. Between me getting ripped off from the "Games on demand" crap (Paid, got no product, AND customer support hardly spoke English) and all the little kids that play Live. (Trollface, "Youvebeenpwned) It's not worth 60 bucks a year. I think X-box fanboys are trying to compensate, so they troll every "Microsoft has to pay huge money to get a MONTH LONG timed Exclusivity, in a desperate… Read more »

Yougotpwnedmore
Yougotpwnedmore

LOL X-box, who took 4 years to come out with a system with a decently low chance of failure rate. The "Best" X-box 360 exclusive was Halo.

Which is like going to an animal store and picking out the "Best" pile of shit.

Thank you.

Trolls suck dick
Trolls suck dick

Lol @ Fail troll.

Teeman25
Teeman25

Its acctually activision who is making it 15 dollars and microsoft is getting it earlier because they got conections so saying that it is trearcs fault is pretty dumb

Brando
Brando

Is that an attempt at bragging? Having the same exact game for all 4 platforms is pretty retarded.

landon,.
landon,.

Omg. This is freaking gay. First they give ps3 a crappy port and game, now we get our stuff a month later. FAIL Treyarch. go die.

Jonnyo
Jonnyo

Trollface is too cool. What are you, like 6?

Idort
Idort

I don’t give a crap about the Xbox exclusivity. I have all 3 consoles and a PC, and I have Black Ops on all 4. Yes, I plan on buying the DLC for all platforms.

Kyle
Kyle

As a 360 owner and a ps3 owner it doesnt really bother me tbh, i play the 360 more anyway due to the fact I love the 360 exclusive titles more so than the ps3, gears of war 3 ohh ye baby… It was that game franchise that made me buy a 360 ;), but undeadwolfy, agreed there, Killzone 3 is going to be a killer. I seriosly cry wih laughter at fanboys which will undoubtely appear on this thread, or another word would be the people who cant afford owning both console as there just kids.

Scocchia94
Scocchia94

i honestly do not even play online anymore on black ops i only play zombies so im looking foward to the zombie map and i think it is dumb that xbox get it first but what you gunna do. microsoft have there deals with companies while ps3 has theres. oh well cant wait anyways

Jorzza
Jorzza

is it coming out for the wii ver

Undeadwolfy
Undeadwolfy

1st commenter is a fag. OT: Seem to be overpriced again but it looks like you get more for your money than you did with MW2. MW2 = 3 New maps and 2 rehashed Blops = 4 New maps + Zombeh… hmmm The 360 exclusivity doesn't bother me much. In fact, it drives me to want to play the maps even more but thats just me. Besides, with the problems us PS3 users have been getting, ill be glad for our crazy exclusives lineup which includes Resistance 3, Killzone 3, Uncharted 3 and Twisted Metal. Many more but I will… Read more »

Smicbdsa
Smicbdsa

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