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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Eclipse’ DLC hitting PS4 first on April 19

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s second slice of downloadable content, titled Eclipse, will be available first on PlayStation 4 on April 19, publisher Activision has announced.

In addition to featuring a brand new zombie-based experience set in the Pacific theatre from World War II, Eclipse also throws in four new maps—Spire, Rift, Knockout and Verge.

The latter is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch, as it’s actually a revamped Banzai from 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. However, instead of being set in WWII, the action takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. 

Check out the full skinny on each of the new maps below.

  • Spire: Spire takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
  • Rift: Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilise the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
  • Knockout: Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970’s styled interior.
  • Verge: In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the centre of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map.

The all-new zombie experience takes place in a location known as Zetsubou No Shima, which just so happens to be the scene of an undead outbreak at the secret biological research lab located on the island. 

"Zetsubou No Shima features a foliage-rich island map including new terrifying zombie enemies, a variety of innovative transport mechanics, more devastating traps and classic Zombies side quests," says Activision. 

Feast your eyes on a trailer below.