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COD Black Ops DLC: First Strike Map Pack: Release Date for PS3 / PC

We finally have a bit of good news for frustrated PS3 owners, as Activision has felt the time is right to announce a solid release date for when the First Strike Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be hitting the PS3.

As most of you will be aware, the maps have been available on the Xbox 360 for over a week now, but due to Microsoft’s exclusivity deal, PS3 owners have been left out of the fun – a continuing trend which started with Modern Warfare.

However, Activision has now stated that the five map pack will release on March 3rd, although a specific time has yet to be announced, as reported by Eurogamer. We also have release news for PC gamers looking to get the pack too, as although Activision didn’t put a date on the PC version, they said that it would definitely be out before March 31st – better than nothing eh?

Just to refresh your memory, First Strike will feature four new multiplayer maps and a brand new zombie map, we’re sure you’ve seen plenty of gameplay already.

What are your thoughts on the PS3 date, are you looking forward to it coming out? How many PS3 owners have already played the content on an Xbox 360 we wonder? You can check out a good video preview of the multiplayer maps here.

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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curtis.. WMD
curtis.. WMD

Got the new maps today and cannot for the life of me figure out why they have made 5 campers maps. I agree with paul ps3 the price is fair and the maps are well made but too many buildings and not enough variation.I was hesitant of buying them before they came out because of the problems the game already has but to carry on playing with friends I got them. wishing I didnt bother .Oh well . I hope when I get homefront as A replacement on the 18th it doesnt have final stand/last chance on the same as… Read more »

Mark
Mark

Right where are the freaking maps!!
It is bad enough we have to wait but it is the 3rd and there are no maps there yet!!

Ben
Ben

If we have to pay £15 for the maps, and in USA they pay $15 we pay £5 more for the maps as $15 works out at about £9.20, i think it is a complete rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tapiz
Tapiz

Well i think that the maps are awsome and i was playing them and the kne thats dumd is the one with the zip line

random tripper
random tripper

i own a ps3, a xbox360 and a wii and i play the ps3 more but dam the browser capabilty of ps3 sux and how u have to play to play online for 360s mircosoft u r money hungey cunts and wii dont get me started…….

jack herrer76_be
jack herrer76_be

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hope next cod will be better this game LAGS all the way you filty thieves

Mistah pinoy
Mistah pinoy

I have both consoles and personally I like my PS3 more better, so we are behind for a month big deal its only 2 paychecks behind I can wait for just a month PS3 rules baby!!!!…..

mrbrightside95
mrbrightside95

Is there anybody here who plays Black Ops pretty much only for nazi zombies?? I do and I think treyarch should create a dlc that consists entirely of zombie maps! I really wish I could just play ascension already!!! It looks so cool :'( I thought treyarch was better then this.. idc if xbox pays for live, why are we being punished because Sony isn't making us pay to play online? Black Ops made record breaking sales! I'm not sure why Treyarch needs more money…

andy
andy

The way a lot of game companys create games (sad, but true) is that they make a version for the 360 and then transfer it to the PS3. When you look at the hardware and software of each system can do, the PS3 wins in every category. What should be done is there should be a game made for the PS3 and then downgrade it to the useless box they call a system. All the losers that have a Xbox, they pay for their online, so they magically think it is better, but when you ask them how it is… Read more »

paul ps3
paul ps3

I don't understand what all the moanings about . It's 2011 £15 is not much money , it costs that to get into some nightclubs or a film in a london cinema . £15 for hours of entertainment ! Granted being 2011 u would think the game could have been made of metal as apposed to paper if u get my meaning . I will still be getting the maps for sure and i will enjoy them !

brodi
brodi

does it cost for ps3

docweed
docweed

what a load of bull end of day we all getting fuc£$d 15 pound lol look i realy never thort id say this but suff cod they a load of sell outs im goin to get bc2 now and leaveing cod behind ur all right we make them we power the hole thing wiht the money in are pockets so lets stop funding gameing blackmail oww and bill gates sucks massave gameing coc% sony has just started takeing it cod has let us all down

martin
martin

I don't think they do create new maps , they just hold off on them and then sell you them as an add on !

Andy Law

Shove your map packs up your ar$e Activision. Kill Zone 3 (on PS3 ONLY) kicks butt. Hope Microsofts payoffs account for the amount of "no sales" you get from PS owners because another "multiplayer" shooter is now finally on the playing field. Also to all you XBOX users, i have all of the consoles. XBOX hasn't been switched on for 2 years (and scared to turn it on), even the Wii gets more play time than you. PS3 rules, not going to argue about – just look at the specs. Playing field is level because of lazy ar$e programmers don't… Read more »

Ryan Grover

Notice how 90% of you are ps3 owners who brag how ps3 is free then when non cheap people who get an Xbox get special ual things because we pay you all go crying. If you want something special then put out some money. The games have always cost that much on any console even before you could play on the internet and get updates but you now use the cost of the game as an excuse why you should get free perks. Get over it. Get a job and get an Xbox and quit crying

Hook111
Hook111

Go get game at midnight release… wait
get game wait for it to install….wait
game try to connect to server…wait
game froze..wait..eject disc …wait
wait for a patch x2…wait
Now waiting for Mappacks and RESPAWN to make a game so i don't have to support Activision anymore

Jtoro89
Jtoro89

perhaps i am just not in the gaming world enough to understand but…… someone wanna tell me wat exactly the point even is of releasing map packs on different dates for different consoles when its the same game!! makes absolutely no sense to me. accept just to piss off ps3 owners.

Dan
Dan

Guys i cant believe it that i got these maps for $0 you wanna know how then see this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZC3LyesGpE

adam
adam

i am so lucky to have an xbox360

GMan
GMan

I think Xbox AND Ps3 should get it at the same time. Regardless of the money Microsoft gives them. Like subzeroed said Activision is trying to put extra cash in their pockets , which are mainly stuffed full of cash.

ricky
ricky

just let someone else buy it than get it for free after from them

curtis.. WMD
curtis.. WMD

well said subzeroed .Why do we keep on putting money into there pockets ? .I bought the hardened edition £63 and still to this day struglle to stay in a lobby with friends. That means that the game is faulty and people are going to still buy the map packs. How about before they spend any more cash on creating new maps they fix the existing problems with the s..t server. I sertainly wont be giving them anymore of my cash even if the existing maps are becoming boring. One more copy on ebay I think.

deathdemon
deathdemon

Damn right Subzeroed i am behind u all the way

yogistud69
yogistud69

I think ps3 users should get a discount on the map pack since they fucked up and made us wait so damn long!

subzeroed
subzeroed

Most of us know that many video game studios are run by money-hungry pricks, and Activision is proving that they are at or near the top of the list! Giving exclusive first-release rights of dlc to Microsoft because they are willing to pay for it while Sony is not? Bullshit! You greedy bastards forget who really makes you rich; it is the gamers who go out and purchase one billion copies of your less-than stellar game! Then to top it off, you charge nearly a third of the price of the full game for the first round of dlc? Again,… Read more »

abdul
abdul

19 feb

baily
baily

i just want to no when its comeing out for ps3

Josh
Josh

We should be given the chance to buy the zombie maps that people with the hardened edition get.

wtf
wtf

now i want an xbox to get the new maps early!

Mad
Mad

we paid enought for the game nevermind another £15 for new maps

colten
colten

i think they should just release it already for ps3 its retarded im sooooo bored of these maps already.

johnny
johnny

about time they sorted connection issues, never mind map packs…………………………………….. bring back Nuketown 24/7 instead of map pack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Sam
Sam

Well, for 14.99 you get… 5 maps and a zombie map…

With BFBC2 you get a new game (Vietnam). It really is overpriced. Not buying it.

Would be nice to have the option of only buying the Zombie map. Would probably be like 5$

Mitchmole
Mitchmole

its not feb 10th yet !?!?!?

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