Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC Comes to PS3 June 10

Hopefully everybody enjoyed the double XP period for Call of Duty: Black Ops in May – neither Treyarch nor Activision wanted to see any of the PS3 fans miss out just because of the technical issues. Now the next round of Black Ops action is locked and loaded: the long-awaited Escalation DLC pack will be available in the PlayStation Store on Friday, June 10th.

Escalation features five big chunks of content – four multiplayer maps and one star-studded Zombies experience unlike any other. For fans of competitive combat, your new battlegrounds await:

TDM Hotel 2

  • HOTEL takes the sunny splendor of a luxirous Cuban casino resort and turns it into a bullet-riddled war zone. Details like the blown casino safe and poolside bar offer some unusual cover for run-and-gunners, but thanks to the high vantage points at opposite ends, it’s also a great map for snipers.
  • Why not visit the ZOO? The big cats and deadly reptiles left this abandoned Russian animal park long ago, but the overgrown, dilapidated facility still plays host to the world’s most dangerous game. Hide below in the bear lair or snipe from above on the monorail track – you’ve got the run of the place.

MP Match ZooMP Match Convoy

  • If you’re looking for a slice of classic Americana, check out the small-town motel and diner near the ambushed CONVOY. The freeway overpass has collapsed, leaving a missile stranded above and rubble littered below – not to mention a pre-fab house, apparently in transit by truck when the attack hit, now toppled on its side in ruins. Talk about trailer trash.

MP Stockpile 2

  • STOCKPILE looks like an ordinary town in remote Russia…until you find the warhead hidden in the building in the center of town. Use switches to slide the huge steel doors up and down – good for restricting access during objective-based games.


Last but not least, CALL OF THE DEAD goes meta on zombie lore itself with a unique setup: Cinema’s zombie godfather George A. Romero is making his latest undead epic – starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund, Michael Rooker, and Danny Trejo – only to have a real zombie apocalypse break out, infecting the director himself and causing him to stalk you throughout the level. All the stars performed their roles with full motion capture and voice-over, so when you and three friends take on wave after wave of the zombie horde, you’ll do so as some of Hollywood’s most famous monster mashers. Proof positive that there’s a zombie killer in all of us.

Escalation will be available in the PlayStation Store on Friday, June 10, and to celebrate, the double XP will flow once more – enjoy twice the rewards for your efforts through Sunday, June 12. It’s also a perfect time to try out some my unorthodox multiplayer strategies that will keep your opponents guessing.

Enjoy next weekend – I’ll see you online!

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connorblue14 03 June, 2011 @ 18:40

how much will it be

slinkymcpot 03 June, 2011 @ 18:43

why the 10th i think we waited long enough

sliversurfer89 03 June, 2011 @ 18:45

this is so ######## why should we wait even long because u could no get your art together u relly need to sort it out

sliversurfer89 03 June, 2011 @ 18:45

this is so ######## why should we wait even long because u could not get your act together u relly need to sort it out


June 10th really? if they bring out a map pack 3 they better bring it out early for play station users its getting to be a joke waiting for longer


YES f-ing disgrace like the unwelcome back programme we waited long enough You smug deep-pocket of M$ go to THEM Hussy :P

mike_slate-21 03 June, 2011 @ 18:56

but friday-sunday DXP??? why not monday? like usual??
and how much is it?

MadnessUgur 03 June, 2011 @ 18:59

@JD_2020 PS PLUS Members need to get the escalation mappack for free!!

slinkymcpot 03 June, 2011 @ 19:04

it best be cheaper like a pound off for every day extra we have to wait that sounds pretty fair to me

Why can’t they just release the zombie maps separate each time? So unfair for people who don’t care about on-line multi-player but want to play zombies. They are being too greedy and basically discouraging people from playing the game.

That_Girl_Daisy 03 June, 2011 @ 19:09

Ridiculous another week wait we have already waited a freaking month longer than Xbox goddamit not happy i’ve always been loyal sony customer but this is a freaking joke I just bought a £750 Sony VAIO laptop aswell but seeing this another week wait is the final straw


Not buying, for many reasons, the fact that your customer base is equal from ps to xbox yet you still show favouritism to xbox, arent we all equal?

That_Girl_Daisy 03 June, 2011 @ 19:16

Activision going to lose big money here bad call delaying it a full week very bad call


So let think the 10th is on a friday but the store update is be on a Monday where the logic in that on E3 week you slap us in the face. :|

ruinereraser 03 June, 2011 @ 19:31

It’s not worth buying anyway, another Activision-style rip off – this time with promotional delay ;)


all i’ll say is BOO,HOO,BOO,HOO .u lot dont half moan,and looking at it all.. british too.the reason there releasing it on the 10th because infamous 2 and duke nukem come out.activison want u to be playin black ops not the other 2.

Oh well better late then never Besides I’ll be just fine with my dead nation and Ratchet and Clank quest for booty.

Also You lot stop moaning they’re doing they’re best and if they had released Escalation today i’m pretty sure half the earth’s PS3s might have exploded from all this crazy stuff going on!!!!

P.S. Great work Sony. I never lost faith.


That_Girl_Daisy 03 June, 2011 @ 19:46

Of course we’re going to be British deltman are you dumb this is if you got to you will see all the us people moaning about it to

The--geordie 03 June, 2011 @ 20:00

i’m just happy its getting point moaning it wont make it happen any quicker


Yes ppl can really suck up to a greedy bastard dev costing more then other devs we waited long enough no fault to sony for the outage so yes they want you play BO Not the other 2 & complaining about complaining. let see activison next new trick on E3 guest starring M$. :D

Mr-Cookie13 03 June, 2011 @ 20:35

Treyarch are lucky psn went down coz that’s their excuse for giving map packs late instead of the old contract with Microsoft crap

Looking forward to it! Great post Dan!

Hell-Raiser-85 03 June, 2011 @ 21:16

Will Nuketown 24/7 come with double XP weekend. Please say yes lol.

That_Girl_Daisy 03 June, 2011 @ 21:20

If Black Ops wasn’t a good game i’d say stuff Activision 10.49 for 5 maps is ridiculous anyway go to Game and you can get a good game for that price.

When Battlefield 3 comes I wont be getting Modern Warfare 3 i’ll get Activision back that way and I do hope that many other people think that way too.

Getting tired of this M$ favoritism we pay for your games too treat us with as much respect as M$ fools.


ok i have a question i hope gets answered by the powers that be … someone at sony . as im unable to download the wb pack and the 30 days of plus does this mean i miss out on the days or is it 30 days from when i get it ????? also i and my gf have a account but i am still tryin to change her password to be able to sign in does this effect her5 gettin her free stuff ???

Dark_Blade786 03 June, 2011 @ 21:47


SGTSTEELFACE 03 June, 2011 @ 22:08

sure you felt sorry for us activision… remember M$ and you ar egreat pals


can’t access Store…

now, can all COD fanboys stop moaning, and enjoy the games?

Nice work Sony! ^^

Any chance of giving PS3 owners the DLC first? If MicroSoft get it first i never bother buying DLC for whatever game it is.


I never heard about this Double xp in may :(

Mr-Cookie13 04 June, 2011 @ 01:39

They didn’t put double xp and nuketown 24/7 up for us ps3 users they did it for xbox to celebrate how pathetic they are treyarch and activation don’t give a what about ps3 all they care about is Microsoft their money buddies


Could Activision get any lazier in banging these things out every year? Same bugs, no hosted servers, glitchy game play and hacks, but create a few new skins and maps and it sells to the knuckle-draggers by the bucketload.

Black Ops is a tired, broken, buggy game played (mainly) by racist children (in my online experience).

I’ve never seen a single ad or promotion for a COD game featuring PS3 logo’s never mind footage, it’s always “XBox, XBox, XBox”. Frankly, M$ can keep the franchise forever.

Battlefield 3 is going to smash COD this year.

I got all prestige’s in world at war modern warfare black ops and 100% trophy if you don’t believe me check Itobon combat record or PS3 account i all the time was a fan of call of duty but this with the maps is really bad. Really jun 10 no good they can release the maps sooner all the time [DELETED] the PS3. i am not buying a xbox for a stupid map pack and not buying modern warfare 3 is going to be the same thing with the maps i buy battlefield 3. We are a joke for them. They will not get more hard working money from me. This proof everything no respect for PS3 users

thewickedisting 04 June, 2011 @ 06:09

Hey Dan the man thanks on the update it was bugging to know when the maps were out also Dan dont you think something needs to be done about campers in team games like Team Deatmatch surly that aint right? also add me Dan i think i could show you a thing or two lol


How much will it be??

Oh evrey 1 common stop youre crying im happy to see they r bringing it out After ps3 Has just been working again recently id rather it come out next week than them trying to bring it out now and corupting something or Blowing Something up With an overload lol

And its better that They are telling us when it is comming out a weeek b4 so now i can get some money together to buy a Psn Card on that Day So i can Enjoy The Zombie Mayhem And New Maps As Mutch as i want now that its the Week end :D!

SO Forget All the Haterz PsN im Still with Ya :)

xXKEYELITEXx 04 June, 2011 @ 07:15

Seriously all ps3 user should stop buying cod games buy something else instead like bf3 then they’ll learn.
don’t give them anymore of your money

xXKEYELITEXx 04 June, 2011 @ 07:19

Btw PSN FTW :)


plz stop making money deals microsoft so we get map packs faster and make xbox wait for once!!!


you want the truth all of you cry babies should shut your mouth sony lost billions of dollars for you and now your annoying sony for a one week delay plus it dosen’t matter to me


oh and nintendo rules

GrandBlaster 04 June, 2011 @ 09:00

Stop the moaning ! I am also gutted we have to wait another week for B ops maps, but we all have a couple of free games to download and play whilst we wait !!

any chance there will a playstation plus discount?


Really not a fan of Call of Duty. I would, however, love to buy call of the dead but that means giving Activision my money and more duel to their belief that online subscriptions are the way forward.

lol123456789098 04 June, 2011 @ 09:41

i thought it was out today xD

Activision take that map pack and stick it where the sun don’t shine, ps3 users are sick of your feeble attempts on our beloved system…

pass.the online its getting worst day by day

CyberMeerkat 04 June, 2011 @ 11:40

How much is it going to be


Can’t wait for this next pack :) gotta dish out some cash!

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