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COD Black Ops DLC: First Strike Map Pack Release Time for Xbox 360

If you have the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty Black Ops, we are guessing that most of you are planning to stay up until the first DLC map pack releases tonight. It’s called First Strike and we have an indication from Treyarch for when the new content will be available.

This is somewhat of a treat for you, as Treyarch never usually narrow down a release time for their DLC map packs, but we can tell you that First Strike will be available around 2am Pacific Time or 5am for those of you on the Eastern Time zone.

This was confirmed by Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh Olin, as his following Twitter message reads:

”Drops 2AM-ish, Pacific Standard Time. I’ll be tweeting all night so if you’re staying up for it, you won’t miss it! =)”

Definitely something worth staying up for then. Don’t forget that this content is exclusive for Xbox 360 owners first, as those of you with the PS3 version will get it a month later. First Strike will feature four new multiplayer maps, and also a brand new zombie map called Ascension. Treyarch hasn’t released any gameplay details on Ascension, but you should check out our previous report here if you’re looking for info, as it confirms the addition of new weapons and perks.

As for the multiplayer maps, you can check out some gameplay action here, featuring all four maps – Stadium, Discovery, Berlin Wall and Kowloon. Now that you know the estimated download time for First Strike, let us know if you are planning to stay up all night to play it or not.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Woffles
Woffles

WTF Still not here on my xbox and its 10:22am, in game martketplace it is snowing 41 items instread of 36 but when you go to show all it then drops back to 36. sort this out for crying out loud, I'm off sick from wrk and this is making me sick. lol

bmac
bmac

the download is up but it is saying it cost 1200 Microsoft points. When you click to download it, it says it is 4 billion microsoft points

PopaCap
PopaCap

It is 10:22 here in the U.K and they are still not available. Sort your F****** selves out Treyarch !

JL2316
JL2316

well my xbox just froze while on COD… maybe thats a sign that it coming

Justin
Justin

Uhh map pack shows on the game add ons for 1200. But says I need a required balance of 4 billion somethin.

xboxwonderer
xboxwonderer

The Store is showing the new icon yet no map pack to download! Im almost tired of staying awake for this.

Carter
Carter

Is anyone having problems downloading the map pack for black ops?

Danny
Danny

Trying to D/L and says I don't have points even though I purchased some yesterday :/ WTF

Laura
Laura

still waiting????

Mush
Mush

who know's the acctual time first strike comes available to downloadf?

Dex
Dex

65% complete & counting. XBox live. go get It guys & I'll see you all in Berlin.

rob
rob

arrgghh where the fosh is it???

blackopsdude ^_^
blackopsdude ^_^

Its already 5:11 am and theres still nothing in the Black Ops store or In game Marketplace…COME ON TREYARCH!! COME ON!!! STEP IT UP!!

emilyyyyyy
emilyyyyyy

Still nothing in the store wtfff? 5:12 am wtfffff.

James
James

On xbox it still hasn’t come out 🙁

James
James

On xbox it still hasn’t come out 🙁

mad man
mad man

it is 5:10 here and it hasent showed up

lee the pee
lee the pee

Serious you lot are complete ass holes. get a life and stop bitching

Tom
Tom

Go outside and get a life, it will be out today.

sanchks
sanchks

so wgat ur saying im in nm so what time is that here its308 got up to smokeout and hit purchase cuz were still gota wait 4 usto dl it to the xbox

vinny
vinny

5:09 eastern.. not a damn thing

Jim
Jim

in the marketplace it says 1200points, but when i try to confirm download, it says this downnload -1,

current balance 1700
required balance 4294967295.

what gives?

Greg
Greg

liars!!! It’s 10:00am in London now and probably half of England are still sitting up with match sticks holding thier eye’s open!!! Sort it out trearch!!!

violent predator
violent predator

its 9:03 in australia and under store it says new but theres no map pack WTF someone help

endofdays
endofdays

It’s confirmed for 1 pm so chill

LegOver
LegOver

Kinda frustrating how Microsoft gets to mess with you… regardless of what you own (PS3)

ReeferMadness
ReeferMadness

5:05 EST and no map pack = (

topsniper93
topsniper93

wtf 2:04 pst where are they

Mike
Mike

It's officially 2 A.M and there is no Map Pack. 😛 I'm patient, though…

Bdawwgg
Bdawwgg

Its 2 I BETTA BE GETTING MY ZOMBIES OR IM GOING OFF ADD ME ON GT IS NAME. LESS GO ZOMBIES

Paul
Paul

MW2 packs came down at 2pm (ish) uk time… I know its a different company… But I’d bet on 2 – 3pm today… GET SOME SLEEP !!!

it’s not all that exciting is it ? It’s just another over priced map pack !!

😉

Ryan
Ryan

well in aus, its 8:30pm so we got all night to play 🙂

Jacob
Jacob

Treyarch and Infinity ward were both one company is the rumor i have heard. I was told that they split up with the agreement that treyarch could not do any games based after ww2. I may be wrong but thats what im hearing.

bowerz
bowerz

any 1 know if its been release yet in england cuz its not on my xbox at10:00am what going on

larry
larry

i rubbin my toes oooooooooooo

Dave
Dave

Akman you fuck ring. it is the morning..

K-mil
K-mil

Is it coming out at 5 am ?

Dex
Dex

I read It's 1400GMT for us in the UK.

carl
carl

does any one no when it is released in uk (GMT)

Bdawwgg
Bdawwgg

Its 1:42 in so cal nothing here. Yet! 🙁

dolo
dolo

4:35 est still no maps listed in the store

david2033
david2033

09.34 still no map pack (uk)

robert
robert

O MY FUKN GOD JUST STOP BITCHING ALREDY I FUKNG HATE HEARING HOW EVERYONES CRYING AND WHYING THAT TREYARCH DDNT RLEASE IT AT MIDNIGHT GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT AND LOOK AT ANY OTHER STATEMENT OF TEXT OTHER THAN YOURS AND YOU WILL FUKN REALIZE THAT IT WILL BE RLEASED AT 2 AM PACIFIC WHICH MEANS DIFFERENT FUKN TIMES, AND ANYWAYS IM AT MAJORNELSONS TWITTER PAGE ND IT SAYS: First Strike map pack will be available after 9a ET/6aPT/1400 GMT. It may show up earlier SO EVRYONE TAKE YOUR BITCH NAP AND STFU

blake
blake

wait wait wait 🙁

PeachJuice
PeachJuice

keep fu**in up treyarch..

Treyarch hater
Treyarch hater

F..K TREYARCH…LYING ASS WIPES………RIPPING PEOPLE OFF LIKE THIS….GET THE F..ING MAPS OUT ALREADY….CANT WAIT FOR INFINITY WARD TO GET THE BUSINESS BACK, THEY ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAT TREYTWAT…..

jayman
jayman

dose anyone have a clue when these maps r comin out.stayed up all night 9.30 still no maps .wow what a piss take

micahel
micahel

this is bullshit has any1 got the yet?? what time to UK will we get them

Brandy Kay
Brandy Kay

call of duty website said 3 am release for my time zone (Michigan) and its now 4:24 am and still NO map packs here!!!

jeffrey
jeffrey

it is 4 ;24 est time is the map packs really coming out at five

topsniper93
topsniper93

around 40 minutes till asscention im so stoked been playen black ops for like 10 hours straight this is gonna add another 8 hours at least only complaint it time is going by too slow if your good at zombies send be a request on xbox topsniper93

Mole
Mole

Typical, the yanks f**k it up as per usual, waited up ALLLLLLLLLL night…9:17am and still no luck….the PS3 turds will be laughing at all this….i want to play the game and get the H-GAY and the GAYlil and the thunder-bum and the FamARSE….sort it out you plonkers, i spend S**t loads on games,add ons and Microsoft points on other things, NOT A HAPPY BUNNY.

john
john

It woont let me down load it what should i do and i have the us copy.

Mole
Mole

Typical, the yanks f**k it up as per usual, waited up ALLLLLLLLLL night…9:17am and still no luck….the PS3 turds will be laughing at all this….i want o play the game and get the H-GAY and the GAYlil and the thunder-bun and the FamARSE….sort it out you plankers, i spend S**t loads on games,add ons and Microsoft points on other things, NOT A HAPPY BUNNY.

WonderKid
WonderKid

Anyone from the UK wanting to know when it comes out…
It's out at about 10am on the 1st. There's an 8 hour difference from PST – GMT.

haisuli
haisuli

If its gmt+2 , the map pack comes then 14:00?

jake
jake

Still waiting at 4 am :/

Jay
Jay

Impatient bitches chill out it”ll come fuck, just one more hour lol…… You girls sound like women complaining lol

rampage162
rampage162

so its 7 hours after release time and still nothing black ops servers are shit i agree black ops is the better game but at least with mw2 u could finish a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carlos
carlos

so what time in the uk?!!!!

canns
canns

why is it saying its there! when its not! 9.05am uk and still no joy

Akman84
Akman84

Seriously, your all idiots. Just wait like good little girls and boys, go to bed and sleep. It’s like Christmas, just go to bed and Santa Bill Gates will bring you your map pack in the morning dumbasses.

Drew
Drew

I hate that no one gives a d**n that its too much money and are all concerned about the time. I dislike treyarch for theiving cod from infinity ward but black ops is way better than mw2. If they wanted to when me over on them as a company they would have shown some love for the fans and beat them on the price as well. Bad form treyarch

seb
seb

where is it? im in the uk and ive been up all night waitin!!

Drew
Drew

I hate that no one gives a d**n that its too much money and are all concerned about the time. I dislike treyarch for theiving cod from infinity ward but black ops is way better than mw2. If they wanted to when me over on them as a company they would have shown some love for the fans and beat them on the price as well. Bad form treyarch, bad form. Still gonna get it since no one boycots anymore cause they are stupid dont really care about the time.

jammy
jammy

i rekon 11:00 will be ready

John
John

it should be out in the next hour hopefluly

Ha Fix Yo Face
Ha Fix Yo Face

It makes all the sense in the world. Hawaii is 2 hours behind PST. It will release there at 12am. Its fair to everyone in each time zone. So the only complaint I have it TIME HURRY UP. Can't blame them for being fair. I would be pissed to see one of my friends on the east coast playing on a new map before I even have the chance to download it. Geez Chill yall.

Andy
Andy

Y arnt the maps out normally there always on time write bk treyarch

brandon
brandon

stupid….yet at the midnight release of this game,people on east coast got their copy hours before the rest of us. Why would this be any different? And does it make sense for the whole world to be downloading it at the same time? seems like it would be easier to distribute in waves via time zones

Wendall Crabshaw
Wendall Crabshaw

East Coast Screwed again!!!! Must be paling around with Gears and Halo JERKS….. Dirt-Bags!

brandon
brandon

stupid….yet at the midnight release of this game,people on east coast got their copy hours before the rest of us. Why would this be any different? And does it make sense for the whole world to be downloading it at the same time? seems like it would be easier to distribute in waves via time zones

xboxwonderer
xboxwonderer

Straight Bull is right. I just woke up to find i cant buy it yet!! Its 3 am on the east cost and it wont be here till 5!!!!

nightbuzz
nightbuzz

3:38am Est ………nothing. store stats there's new content under maps but no maps

@jimmyjumpman

downloading now!! will be done within 5 min

Sixty8caiiber
Sixty8caiiber

The guy said about 2am pst, its 12:30 pst, just about an hour and a half, man you guys are excited. Funny thing is that theres already 30 ppl on the leaderboard from testing it. Lucky SOBs!!

rfd
rfd

fuck i want to play acension already!!

adriano
adriano

1 o clock in the afternoon wtf this is shit

mel
mel

i got it guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAVID
DAVID

Seriously everyone, use your heads. 5am EST is Midnight in Hawaii. DERP DERP DERRRRR. They can't release it at midnight EST cause then the west coast will get it early. STUPIDS

Angry Man
Angry Man

8.28 am on 1/2/2011 bull shit not on yet what thay doin GMT is the set standard thats why as a time zone we start 0.00 (GMT London) its the 1st at 0.01am

the dude
the dude

February 1st is February 1st all day long. A release during that 24 period is still February 1st. If it were being sold at a store, you'd have to wait until 9am… chill out internet… it's coming soon enough.

sgt kill stuf
sgt kill stuf

Worth staying up for… Cant wait.

stuggz
stuggz

its still not here in uk, 8.19am

ReeferMadness
ReeferMadness

FUCK THESE BASTARDS

Bobby
Bobby

its their DLC they could release it at 11:59 February 1st and it still would be fine

dub samurai
dub samurai

WTF treyarch i stayed up until midnight in the UK thinking it would be released, then i gave up after a few hours thinking it would be waiting for me in the morning, and it's 8.10 and they still havent been released! Is anyone else playing the maps yet?

John
John

its 4:09 PST. wheres the map pack?

canns
canns

where the hell is it???????????????????

ALL2RAIN
ALL2RAIN

guess I will have to wait till "tomorrow"

Justin
Justin

There are 24 different time zones the game will be out in hawaii on jan 31 they prolly split it opposite the prime meridian to make it fair to the whole world. chill people.

Sigh
Sigh

Technically its going to be released on jan 31 in hawaii think about it your not the only time zone.

wolfmiester
wolfmiester

its 8 am here n i still cant download it so this is messed up

Gavin
Gavin

UMMMM its 7.54am in the uk and in the store under map packs its not there. WTF were is it?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Remember: It takes time to upload to the public servers!
>Calm down! You'll have monkeys ripping off your -blam!- balls in no time. We will all Ascend from the darkness.

I blame stosh.

[2/1/11 12:00 AM PST]

allan
allan

so what time is that in the uk

S13Driftstar
S13Driftstar

Still waiting :/ (1:40 am) Central time…..

death_by_arrow
death_by_arrow

i have to fucking wait for 5 am fuck that ill get it in the morning

the beast
the beast

2 a.m. ? Isnt midnight technically feb 1st? Oh well im still downloading it, but i sure as hell aint stayin up till 2 a.m.

Joe
Joe

GAY….There is a standard and it's midnight!

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