Great news Xbox 360 players!  As of January 29th, 2013, (February 28th, 2013 for Playstation 3/PC users) Treyarch has released the first of four downloadable content packs for Call of Duty:  Black Ops II, titled Revolution.  Included in the content pack is the new Zombie map, Die Rise.

Die Rise

Die Rise brings exciting new content to Black Ops II

Die Rise is the 14th Zombie map released thus far, and takes place in a post-apocalyptic Chinese city.  The map consists of the remains of 3 destroyed skyscrapers.  Players need to survive wave after wave of undead while traversing through the labyrinth of hallways in the towers.

Similarly to other Zombie maps, the power will need to be turned on.  Once the power is turned on, the elevators throughout the 3 skyscrapers will become active and begin to move up and down, transporting the Perk-a-Cola machines.  Below is a list of Perk-a-Colas available on the Die Rise map.

  • Quick Revive
  • Juggernog
  • Speed Cola
  • Double Tap Root Beer
  • Mule Kick
  • Who’s Who (NEW!)

Who’s Who is a new Perk-a-Cola introduced in Die Rise, costing 2000 points.  If a player is downed after obtaining the perk, the player will take control of a doppelganger that can be used to revive the player’s character or any other incapacitated player.

The Who’s Who perk has a couple of other interesting features, as well.  Unlike the revival from another player or from the Quick Revive perk, if the player successfully revives themselves with the doppelganger they will keep all of the perks and equipment they had prior to being downed, with the exception of the Who’s Who perk, which would need to be repurchased.  Also, if a player’s character bleeds out before being revived by the doppelganger, the player will become the doppelganger, but will lose all perks and equipment leaving only the Colt M1911.  Interesting to note, the doppelganger can also purchase perks and weapons.

A new, round specific crawler Zombie was introduced in Die Rise.  During these rounds only the crawlers will spawn and after they have all been killed, a Max-Ammo will drop (similar to Hellhound rounds in prior maps).  If players are able to maintain 100% accuracy throughout the round (meaning no missed shots) a random perk bottle will spawn, in addition to the Max-Ammo.

Die Rise
The Sliquifier

 

Die Rise is the second map to feature buildable items, the first being TranZit.  One of the buildable items is a new Wonder Weapon – The Sliquifier.  The Sliquifier fires a purple liquid which pools on the ground, causing players and Zombies to slip.  If Zombies come into contact with the substance they will explode, causing a chain reaction to nearby Zombies, potentially taking out an entire group with only one shot.

Now that you have been briefed with a quick overview of Die Rise– What are you waiting for?  Happy hunting, fellow Zombie-Slayers!  See you on the leader-boards.