We Capture a Cheese Shop in Black Ops 2's Apocalypse DLC Maps

Published 11 months ago by Jane Douglas

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Apocalypse is the final DLC package of multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. As is custom, it adds four new locations in which to shoot opponents to bits: Pod, a high-concept housing project gone to seed; Dig, an archaeological site; Takeoff, an offshore platform for space launches; and Frost, a snowy Amsterdam setting with a highly defensible cheese shop. Watch Mike and I play the new Black Ops 2: Apocalypse maps below the cut.

Dig is based on the Call of Duty: World at War map Courtyard, which at least rings a bell. As Mike notes in the video above, Dig has an interesting retro vibe, without the usual lane-based layout of latter-day Call of Duty maps. Takeoff, meanwhile, is a remake of Stadium - a map from a DLC pack for the first Black Ops game, and not so memorable.

Pod is set in abandoned Taiwan housing project. Here, an architect's vision of a utopian village based on smallish hexagonal pods has gone awry. Why? Our working theory is the poky communal urinals were to blame, that's no way to build a utopia. Watch for Mike being murdered from afar while defending the toilets by a player named Bog Sniperz. This is what we call nominative determinism.

The wintry Frost map, based around a frozen Amsterdam canal, is the prettiest of the set. The brewery and cheese shop are nice authentic touches, and we do our best to lock down the latter because of strategy. He who controls the cheese supply controls the battle, said Sun Tzu, I imagine.

For more shambolic Black Ops 2 from Clan Oxbox, here's Mike, Andy and I playing the Black Ops 2: Vengeance maps, from the previous instalment of downloadable content.

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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