Popular first-person shooter game, Call of Duty: Black Ops, has released its first downloadable content--a map pack with five all new locales spanning the globe available on Xbox Live. Proving its popularity the Xbox Live status page is warning users that its servers are buckling under the massive demand and the service is in alert. “Users may be unable to purchase the following DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops: First Strike: Pack 1 when using the Xbox console. This content is available in the COD Black Ops in game store and from Xbox.com”
Microsoft is telling gamers to either purchase the First Strike DLC straight from the Call of Duty: Black Ops in-game store or the Xbox.com web portal in lieu of using Xbox Live Marketplace. It’s not surprising gamers are having problems purchasing the map pack since it comes in at 646.37 MB.
The five new maps include four original multiplayer maps and one new of zombie level that Call of Duty is famous for:
-Berlin Wall: Action takes place at Checkpoint Charlie and players are thrown into the Cold War Berlin
-Stadium: Close-quarters fighting inside a pro hockey rink
-Kowloon: Taken from the single-player campaign. Players will traverse the iconic rooftops of Kowloon City, Hong Kong.
-Discovery: An abandoned Nazi outpost abandoned on the coast of Antarctica
-Ascension: Zombie map where gamers will fight Soviet zombies, zombie monkeys in Cold War Soviet launch facility
“The team has given it their all, as we crafted maps in First Strike while taking into account our community to make sure that this content delivers compelling unique experiences that will appeal to all different play styles,” said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch.
Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC map pack is available now for 1,200 MS points of $15.