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Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Release Date Details

This is what you need to know about the Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date for Xbox One and PC. The PS4 Descent release date arrived in mid July with the PC and Xbox One release is set for August 11th.

We now have new Black Ops 3 DLC 3 gameplay videos that offer a better look at all the new maps. We also have a good idea about the size of the Black Ops 3 DLC on Xbox One, but no confirmed details on a pre-load.

Make sure you download the second July Black Ops 3 update so you are ready. The Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date arrived on the PS4 on July 12th and there is an August 11 PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date.

What you need to know about the Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date.
What you need to know about the Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date.

The Black Ops 3 DLC 3  Zombies teaser video shows off Stalingrad, aka Gorod Krovi, the new Zombies experience. Activision teases, “Our heroes face their most dangerous enemies yet among the remnants of a battle between giant mechanized soldiers and ferocious dragons.”

All of these maps will arrive before the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare release this fall and before the 2016 Call of Duty XP event in September,where gamers will be able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 4 ahead of the release.

Here is a look at the important Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date and content details that you need to know about now.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Release Date

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date was July 12th on PS4 and is now confirmed for August 11th on Xbox One and PC.

Now that Descent is out on PS4, gamers are looking forward to the PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date.

What you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date and maps.
What you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date and maps.

Sony has the exclusive on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC, so this is only be for the PS4 now. Count on the PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date 30 days later.

Based on what we’ve seen recently, you should also make sure that you plan on lots of Double XP and Double Weapon XP weekends. You may even see a Double Cryptokey weekend in the weeks after the DLC 3 release.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Release Time

The Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release time is 12:01 AM Eastern.
The Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release time is 12:01 AM Eastern.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release time is 12:01 AM Eastern on July 12th for the PS4. This is according to the PlayStation Store with a listing of the DLC 3 pre-load counter as well. This is three hours earlier than we normally see Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC maps arrive for users to play.

The PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release time arrived at 9:01 PM Pacific on July 11th.

It’s not clear when the PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release time will land on the Xbox One. Typically it is at 12:01 AM Pacific, but perhaps there will be a change.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Size & Pre-Load Details

Users who buy the Black Ops 3 DLC 3 map pack or who bought the Black Ops 3 Season Pass can find Descent on the PSN store and start downloading the maps now. This is an important step considering the size of this update.

What you need to know about the Black Ops 3 DCL 3 size and pre-loading.
What you need to know about the Black Ops 3 DCL 3 size and pre-loading.

The Black Ops 3 DLC 3 map pack is 7.6GB on the PS4. Unlike updates, where the size stacks on top of an older download, this is a huge file you need to download and install.

We recommend starting the Black Ops 3 DLC 3 pre-load as soon as you can so that it is on your PS4 when you want to play. In the past, we’ve seen some issues pre-loading for Season Pass holders in other countries.

The PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 size will likely be 6 to 8 GB given the size of the PS4 update. It’s not clear if there is a pre-load option for the Xbox One or PC yet.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Maps

We can now share Black Ops 3 DLC 3 gameplay videos that show what it is like to game on the new Descent maps. You can see a lot of the new Black Ops 3 DLC 3 gameplay in the links below and a walkthrough of the maps to see what they are all about.

The first Black Ops 3 DLC 3 teaser is a Raid remake.
The first Black Ops 3 DLC 3 teaser is a Raid remake.

You will get four new place to play with the new Black Ops 3 DLC 3 maps. Only three of these will be brand new locations.

  • Berserk – A viking village with blizzards.
  • Cryogen – An isolated cryogenic prison.
  • Rumble – A robot battle arena.
  • Empire – Raid remake with a Roman twist.

Each of the DLC map packs out now include one remake and the Season Pass description states that there will be fan favorite maps from World at War and Black Ops series.

So far we’ve seen a remake of Hijacked from Black Ops 2 and Banzai from World at War. With the Descent Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release fans will get a Raid remake from Black Ops 2. This is called Empire in the Descent map pack.

We continue to see a lot of colorful environments, but Rift delivered a more deadly looking place to play.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Zombies

The first look at the Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Zombies map.
The first look at the Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Zombies map.

In addition to four maps, each of the DLC map packs includes a new Zombies experience. The image above from the official Call of Duty account shows what is coming. Descent takes you to Stalingrad, aka Gorod Krovi.

The Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Zombies map will include the same characters as the last two in a brand new location.

Activision teases, “After escaping the swamps of Zetsubou No Shima, the Origins characters are hurled into a war-torn Stalingrad. Our heroes face their most dangerous enemies yet among the remnants of a battle between giant mechanized soldiers and ferocious dragons.”

We may also see a new Ray gun in the game and it is a good chance that you will control the dragons and fight Russian mechs.

Black Ops 3 DLC 3 & Updates

Even though the DLC 3 is not coming a part of an update as far as we know, there are still Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates right before each of the DLC releases to set the stage for the new maps.

Expect a June Black Ops 3 update ahead of the DLC 3 release date.
Expect a June Black Ops 3 update ahead of the DLC 3 release date.

We’ve also started to see these add in new weapons right before the Xbox One DLC release.

The first July Black Ops 3 update arrived on Monday July 11th adding in support for a new game mode called Fracture, and delivering a variety of changes to multiplayer and zombies fixes. A second July Black Ops 3 1.14 update arrived on July 27th and 28th with many weapons changes.

Expect a lot of hotfixes in the coming weeks to fix glitches and fine tune the new game mode.

There is a very good chance that we will see the Black Ops 3 1.15 update in August to add new weapons, which is an every other month event at this point. This could come after the PC and Xbox One Black Ops 3 DLC 3 release date.

The Black Ops 3 DLC 3 maps are shown below, with what we currently know about the size and layout of each map. We will update soon with our Black Ops 3 DLC 3 review and more information about the maps and zombies.

Cryogen Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Map

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Cryogen Black Ops 3 DLC 3 Map

The Cryogen Black Ops 3 DLC map from Descent is an isolated cryogenic prison. This is a circular map with sentry towers that will likely attract snipers and a lot of wall running is in store for players.

Watch the Cryogen walkthrough above to see what this map includes and where you need to run, rush and ambush to dominate. 

Activision's official Cryogen map description is, "Located far off the coast in the Dead Sea, an isolated compound holds some of the world’s most dangerous criminals in frozen isolation. Sentry towers keep watch over the the small map’s circular design as frenetic combat is funneled around the prison’s cryogenic tubes which offer plenty of opportunities for wall running attacks."

The only image we have so far shows off a lot of cryogenic tubes that you should be able to chain together wallruns on. Expect a lot of action in the middle of the map and to see attacks from on high.

Watch the Descent Cryogen gameplay video above to see how the Cryogen map plays with tons of wall run locations that you need to master. 

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20 Comments

  1. Frank (@nysmostmissed)

    06/10/2016 at 11:59 am

    Dlc 3 – July 5
    Dlc 4 – Sept 20
    Watch.

    Reply

    • Jay

      06/27/2016 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you frank for cutting this long winded bullshit short and putting the only thing I cared about in a short message. Thank you for saving me the time of reading this wind bag’s article.

      Reply

    • It's Swiftness

      08/11/2016 at 6:53 am

      Do u know what exact time Est/Std time

      Reply

  2. Andy Heeley

    06/23/2016 at 12:48 am

    All you needd to do to work out the release dates for call of duty is look historically at previos release dates. Dlc 3 for Black ops 2 came out July 2nd 2013, a tuesday i believe, that day falls on the 5th this year. My prediction for the release of dlc3 on Black Ops 3 is July 5th 2016 for ps4

    Reply

  3. Sahil Dabas

    06/28/2016 at 8:55 am

    Looking at previous release dates by Call Of Duty franchise, we can assume DLC 3 would be released in first week of July. Moreover the update is believed to have reconstructed raid map from Black Ops 2. Really excited to see that happening.

    Reply

  4. fatmankiller177

    06/28/2016 at 10:46 am

    You guys are dicks if you don’t like this site stop coming to it.

    Reply

  5. Batman I

    06/28/2016 at 11:05 am

    im exciting about this pack’s MP maps, they look promising

    Reply

    • Batman I

      06/28/2016 at 11:06 am

      excited*

      Reply

      • Fitbafreak

        07/06/2016 at 1:07 am

        Hopefully it comes out the same time as Xbox one ps4 and pc

        Reply

  6. James Truax

    06/28/2016 at 12:30 pm

    it says blank ops4 up there lmao

    Reply

  7. Yahye

    07/04/2016 at 12:05 pm

    Can’t wait dlc4

    Reply

  8. Maverick Cashew

    07/05/2016 at 3:12 am

    I wish dlc 4 has no mp maps but remade zombies maps…just like BO1

    Reply

  9. Kimbaby

    07/09/2016 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else but my son is now downloading the dlc…so if it’s not dlc it’s a extra but it appears he is downloading game so y’all may want to check he is on a ps4

    Reply

  10. Kimbaby

    07/09/2016 at 10:31 pm

    Bu I don’t know if you hafta get the pre release deal or season pass to get it a day early last I heard it wasn’t coming out till 12th…but again it appears to be downloading for him… again I use word appears cuz I am no ps4 guru by any means.. hope this helps or at least informs…have fun gaming and I will see y’all on xbox360 for any dinosaurs still left out there K1mm1e

    Reply

  11. Randomjick

    07/10/2016 at 12:02 am

    Berserk looks like Berk from how to train your dragon
    Rumble looks like the stadium from the latest astro boy movie

    Reply

  12. Kaden Board

    07/11/2016 at 11:57 am

    when do yall think Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 is coming out????????????????????????????????

    Reply

  13. RONALD HOWARD

    07/28/2016 at 5:23 pm

    I’m tired of remade maps. Hell I already bought them once. Now I have to buy them again. That’s bullshit. Come up with something original and get off this halo sit too.

    Reply

  14. damoan harmson

    08/10/2016 at 4:50 pm

    hi what time do the maps drop on xbox one is it 3am or 10am today ??ive heard both times

    Reply

    • Alex Smith

      08/10/2016 at 6:08 pm

      It depends where you live however Descent is expected to drop around 12:01 A.M. Pacific time.

      Reply

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