First Black Ops DLC confirmed for February

As if there were any doubt, Call of Duty: Black Ops is a hit. A really big hit, with sales records dropping like noobs running from explosive RC cars. In its first five days, Black Ops flexed its muscles and set several records, going on to earn a place on the list of best-selling video games of all time. The holiday season should further push those numbers, and then just when it appears like Activision and Treyarch can finally relax and begin to count their giant bags of money, a new DLC for Black Ops will be released, according to Xbox’s Major Nelson.

While this will be the first DLC for Black Ops, Activision is no stranger to raking in huge wads of cash for Call of Duty expansions. The first DLC for Black Ops predecessor Modern Warfare 2, shattered every Xbox Live sales records, and was downloaded more than 2.5 million times in just over a week.

The map pack will be title “First Strike”, and it will include four new competitive multiplayer maps, as well as one new zombie level. The new competitive maps will feature two levels modeled on sections of the campaign from the Arctic Circle and Hong Kong, as well as two new areas including an ice hockey stadium, and the Berlin Wall.

When they are released, the DLC will remain an Xbox 360 exclusive in keeping with the deal struck between Activision and Microsoft, which grants the Xbox a limited period of exclusivity. Although no official word was given on when to expect the DLC on PC and PS3, the previous map packs made their way to the other platforms about a month later.

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