New Call of Duty Black Ops maps announced
First Strike will have four regular multiplayers maps plus a fifth Zombie mode map.
The first – Kowloon – set in the Chinese city of the same name has a tight layout which will suit the players who like to run and gun.
It is the only map to feature a zip line which players can use to quickly get from one point of the map to the other. Downside of that is that it leaves the player completely exposed – they can’t access their weapon while on the zip line – so they fair game to anyone who wants to take a pot shot.
Next is Discovery which is an old German research station in Antartica which is divided by a deep chasm and accessible over a narrow snow bridge. There are lots of long range views which opens it up to snipers.
Berlin Wall is a larger map and has players on either side of the wall – east and west Germany – around the Checkpoint Charlie section. Snipers will appreciate the many high spots and long lines of sight.
In the middle of “No Man’s Land” which can give players a shortcut across the map but they have to dodge the gunfire from the automatic turrets.
Stadium is a map to suit those close-quarter players who like to keep moving instead of “camping” in one spot. Set in an abandoned stadium, the map offers a lot of tight corners and short distances between points of cover.
First Strike will be available on February 1 on Xbox Live and a month later on the PlayStation Network.