TheÂ Call of Duty:Â BlackÂ OpsÂ First Strike game add-on will first launch worldwide on Xbox Live February 1. First Strike represents the first downloadable content expansion for the blockbuster title from Treyarch and Activision, which has already surpassed the $1 billion dollar mark in terms of sales.
“We’re committed to supportingÂ Call of Duty:Â BlackÂ Ops fans with continuous updates to the game and exciting new content that will keep our community engaged,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “We can’t wait to deliverÂ Call of Duty:Â BlackÂ Ops First Strike to our fans, which has four all-newÂ BlackÂ Ops multiplayer maps, and an exciting new Zombie map to be declassified later. “
Call of Duty:Â BlackÂ OpsÂ First Strike features four new multiplayer maps, includingÂ Berlin Wall, Discovery, Stadium and Kowloon, and a new Zombie map called Ascension.
For Silver Xbox LIVE members who haven’t yet experiencedÂ Call of Duty:Â BlackÂ Ops multiplayer, Xbox Live will host a Multiplayer Unlock event running January 28-30 for new fans to join in.
To date, more than 600 million hours have been logged playingÂ Call of Duty:Â Black Ops since the game launched on November 9, 2010.Â Â According to Microsoft, the average player logs on more than once a day and plays for more than one hour each time.Â Â Over half of that time is spent playing online with and against friends, illustrating the unique social characteristics of the game.