By Jennifer Tan AKA Mrs. Fett
The new map pack for Call Of Duty Black Ops II finally dropped, giving FPS fans all over the world some much needed even playing ground. Featuring 4 new maps, and a new Zombie map. This expansion did not come with any new skins or customizations which I personally thought was a bummer, but after the Comic weapon skin is out-voted by a dragon skin, I gave up hope on new skins anyway. Here is a breakdown of each map, some key spots to take advantage of, and corners to avoid!
COVE: The stage is set for all-out conflict on this small, forgotten island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where players battle it out amongst the wreckage of a jet that crash-landed during a smuggling operation gone wrong. Stay on the outside of the map. Avoid the water (duh) and if you are good with a tube, you will LOVE this map! pretty much every rock will cause enough impact to take a few people out. Bouncing Bettys are extremely effective in the plane debris, and water!
DETOUR: Players fight amongst the scattered vehicles, exposed iron and collapsed pavement of a destroyed suspension bridge, high above this East Coast waterway where the action can play out on multiple levels. This is probably one of the more irritating maps of the game. TONS of camping, easy to quick scope, no real rythm, and its a tubers paradise. Anchor your spawn, and utiliza Flack Jacket!
RUSH: Fast, close-quarter engagements are assured in this paintball course turned full- combat arena, giving players new opportunities and challenges to use the cover to their advantage. Almost as fast as NukeTown, stick to the top right, or the main door of the paintball arena. The bus LOOKS like a good camping spot, but its super easy to wall bang, and no one survives.
UPLINK: In this re-imagined adaptation of the fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops multiplayer map Summit, players clash deep in the rain-soaked jungles of Myanmar, high atop a hi-tech mountain facility. You can still jump into the suspended car, you can still climb the tower, and my FAVORITE!!! you can still camp the control room in the open RED crate.
There you have it! Four new maps, an awesome remake, and some new tactics to use while you’re breaking in these new maps!