I've just been getting back into the swing of things when it comes to Black Ops multiplayer and I've been considering buying the First Strike map packs. However, if you've had those for a while now you might be wondering when the next lot are due to be released. Well, Activision revealed today that the Escalation add-on will be available on Xbox Live on Tuesday 3rd May 2011.
Escalation will contain four new multiplayer maps including; Hotel where you can exchange bullets on the roof or in the snazzy hotel casino; Convoy causes you to take thing up close and personal as you weave your way around an ambushed US military convoy; Zoo drops into an abandoned Soviet Zoo; and finally you can unlock Stockpile's sinister secrets as you battle things out on a Russian farm that's moonlighting as a WMD facility.
Last but not least, Escalation'll also add on a new zombies map with a few new playable characters, and the experience is said to be unique. Fingers crossed it's set in and around The Winchester pub! [Major Nelson]