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PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC: 7 Things to Know



The Awakening PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC release date is finally here and there are important details that gamers need to know about the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC release.

Sony locked in an exclusive 30 day early access to all Black Ops 3 DLC maps for the PS4, which is why we are taking a look at what PlayStation 4 owners need to know.

Part of the Awakening DLC is a new Black Ops 3 1.05 update that is required to play the game and that is quite large clocking in at over 9GB.

We already know that the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 release date comes to Sony at least 30 days before four new maps and one new zombies experience comes to the Xbox One and PC.

What you need to know about the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC and Season Pass.

What you need to know about the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC and Season Pass.

This guide will walk you through the important details that are otherwise tough to find, and important warnings about buying the Awakening DLC compared to buying the Season Pass.

PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC Release Details

The PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC release date arrived on February 2nd. This is part of a 30 day exclusive for the PS4 and gamers can purchase the DLC now through the PlayStation Store or with a code purchased online or in stores.

The PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC release time is in the middle of the night.

The PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC release time is in the middle of the night.

The important Black Ops 3 update is already live, and includes the new maps. When you download the February Black Ops 3 1.05 update you will automatically download the new maps.

PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC Playlist Details

Activision confirmed that there will be a dedicated Black OPs 3 DLC playlist for the four new Awakening maps. David Vonderhaar confirmed that there is a limited time dedicated playlist, but that won’t be the only place you can play.

Vonderhaar confirmed that the Awakening Black Ops 3 maps will be in all playlists and the frequency will be increased. This includes the new Awakening Maps in hardcore playlists.

After spending a week with the DLC, the new maps come up fairly frequently in the update.

PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC Deals and Price

There are two options to buy the PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC at this time. You can buy the individual Awakening Map Pack for $14.99 digitally on the PlayStation Store.

You can buy the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC, or you can buy the Season Pass, but you shouldn't try to buy both.

You can buy the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC, or you can buy the Season Pass, but you shouldn’t try to buy both.

[contextly_sidebar id=”qpGdpIjKcowuj0LsqtXLXWItNGaOm9nZ”]There is also a PS4 Black Ops 3 Season Pass that is $49.99 and includes four Black Ops 3 DLC map packs. This is a savings of $10 over buying each map pack individually.

Read: Reasons to Buy Black Ops 3 DLC & to Wait

If you are a new player who needs the base game and the DLC, you can buy the PS4 Black Ops 3 game and the season pass for $79.99 at GameStop. This is a good deal, but the game is pre-owned.

So far there are not many Black Ops 3 Season Pass deals and no deals on the individual Black OPs 3 Awakening DLC. Don’t expect to see many deals until the next map pack arrives.

PS4 Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC Size

The PSN Store showed a placeholder size of under 20MB for the PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC in the Awakening Map Pack, but it is much larger.

What's new in the February Black Ops 3 update.

What’s new in the February Black Ops 3 update.

Activision confirms that the combined PS4 Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC size, with the patch, is 9.1GB to 9.34GB.

In short, make sure you have enough room on your PS4 for the DLC, or you may find yourself deleting items in a hurry. You should also make sure you set aside time to download it.

Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC Review

After spending a week playing the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC on PS4 we have a review of the multiplayer side of the game.

Overall the new maps are fun, but there are some exploits and glitches that Treyarch is working to fix. While buying the Awakening DLC does limit your pool of players to enter matchmaking with, we’ve yet to have issues joining a match in the midwest part of the U.S.

Overall this offers a fun mix of maps and we like that it is possible to play them in our favorite types of modes.

Disable or Delete Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC

The Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC is part of the large 1.05 update for Black Ops 3, so you download the new maps when you update the game. You cannot uninstall this update to play without the DLC. In fact there is no simple option to disable Awakening black Ops 3 DLC if you want to play the original maps with a larger pool of players.

You can use two options, that are either complicated or expensive, to play Black Ops 3 without the DLC, effectively deleting the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC from your system.

What’s In the Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC

We know what is included in the Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC, and there is a rumor that one small surprise is waiting for users when it does arrive.

On all consoles there are four new Black Ops 3 maps for multiplayer and there is a new Black Ops 3 Zombies experience called Der Eisendrache, which takes us back to the original cast.

On the PS4, users who buy the Black Ops 3 Season Pass get a PS4 Black Ops 3 theme as well. For videos and a bigger description of what you get with the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC on PS4, check out the slides below.

Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC: 9 Things to Know Now

Skyjacked Black Ops 3 Map Video & Details

Skyjacked Black Ops 3 Map Video & Details

The Skyjacked Black Ops 3 map is one of the remakes of a popular map from earlier Call of Duty games. Skyjacked is a reimaginign of the map Hijacked from Black Ops 2. Although this is not completely new, there are many changes to the map to enable the new movement options that Black Ops 3 delivers.

In the teaser for Awakening DLC, Dan Bunting, Game Director of Multiplayer at Treyarch tells us that this is the map that he is most excited about in the first set of Black OPs 3 DLC. It is, "fast, frentic and chaotic." according to Bunting. 

The video above shows off a preview of the Skyjacked Black Ops 3 map with multiple vantage points of the map, that show off the cover, some of the lanes and the multi-level design. 

There are many places to wallrun on Skyjacked and the preview offers a nice way to get an early look ahead of the full release and other public previews. 



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  2. Darrell Oldham

    01/29/2016 at 3:48 pm

    We players need a little of insurance that theres no hacking black ops 3 ps4 needs to be fixed so much lag I’m running about 4113 mbs I get hitmarkes and I die first even on headshots I’m not lagging when someone trys to use a lag switch I can run all over and you see everyone running in place then the game freeze up now do that to hackers This game is ruined thanks hackers

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  4. gokokonakci

    02/01/2016 at 11:00 pm

    i will buy season pass but i want to buy awakening too so if i buy season pass does it include awakening too ???

  5. Llama

    02/01/2016 at 11:40 pm

    Yes it comes with everything so just buy season pass

  6. Gary

    02/02/2016 at 12:46 am

    have purchased season pass last month. downloaded awakenings and now cant find it anywhere ! dose not appear on map packs only the giant is there ! no option to re- download …. any help appreciated as activision trearch and playstation are, as usual, no help at all

  7. Gary

    02/02/2016 at 12:48 am

    wish i never got a PS4 Nothing but trouble !!!

  8. Derek

    02/02/2016 at 2:26 am

    Can’t activate!!! Help!

  9. Zacky

    02/02/2016 at 2:39 am

    i pre ordered dlc yesterday and today i downloaded it and i can’t play it?! it says “Awakening pack dlc required” and i already bought and downloaded it so weird, i’m so pissed.

    • andy

      02/02/2016 at 4:43 am

      Yeah me 2 I think at night it activates then we can play it I hope

      • Zacky

        02/02/2016 at 2:26 pm

        I found way how to get it working!! you need to restore license in Account management. That worked for me.

    • sjors

      02/02/2016 at 1:02 pm

      I got exactley the same all my friends are playing and I can’t, but can you tell me when you can play it?

  10. Gary

    02/02/2016 at 2:44 am

    Amazingly mine started working !!! Dont know why but after a frustrating day i have happy kids …. just appeared on the map packs !!!! so hopefully those that downloaded like me this morning it will come good .. good luck to you all … still so fkn frustrating

  11. Raines

    02/02/2016 at 6:49 am

    Geez. Again. Instead of 4 NEW MP maps we are getting reimaged maps. How freaking lazy on Treyarchs part and IMO a rip off. Last time I’m buying Season Pass on Treyarchs year. GIVE US 4 NEW MP MAPS YOU LAZY F******S!!!!
    Not only that they reimaged the crappiest map in BO2. Hijacked was garbage
    Rip off

  12. tsab

    02/02/2016 at 6:25 pm

    ok i bought the dlc season pass but my brother in his other accoubnt using my same ps4 can play the new map but the bubblegum in zombie is locked for him? wtf is this crap? does every account need to buy their own dlc in order to unlocked new perks?

  13. tsab

    02/02/2016 at 6:27 pm

    i mean he cant play or his bubblegum perks are locked beside my account on same ps4 console.

  14. fisherman

    02/03/2016 at 8:43 am

    call sony 1-800-345-7669 they fix the problem.

  15. Casey Frank

    02/04/2016 at 7:44 pm

    I purchased the stand alone map pack and now can’t find where to download it. Any help on this? All I see is that it says purchased

    • Necrotic_Poison

      02/10/2016 at 12:19 am

      You can go to your in-game store and go to download (although no download should be needed as it is compulsory for network access in the basic update). It should say it is installed and you should now be able to play the new maps :).

  16. Eric

    02/09/2016 at 8:12 am

    Ok I have season passed I downloaded the new maps why isn’t the maps on the online play it’s still only the old maps

  17. Necrotic_Poison

    02/10/2016 at 12:15 am

    I have a problem. I have 2 ps4’s (one at my fathers and one at my mothers), I purchased the Blackops 3 season pass and downloaded 1.05 and got the new DLC maps at my mothers house. When I recently went back to my fathers, I updated Blackops 3 (as it is compulsory to update if you want to connect to network functions, and the update includes the Awakening no matter what). Then went to the Blackops 3 in-game store to install the new Awakening DLC, nothing seems wrong, seems the same as when i updated it and installed it at my mothers, but I can’t access the Awakening DLC mode in the Bonus Map section and haven’t gotten any of the Awakening DLC Maps in any of the normal modes or hardcore modes, as I had also played the DLC maps at my mothers in normal modes and hardcore modes… Can anyone please help me or tell me what to do to fix this, or if it isn’t fixable at all. ;(

  18. Ian

    02/24/2016 at 4:06 pm

    Excuse, if i bought dlc awakening and i want to buy the season pasa, is there a kind of reimbursement

  19. cemal

    02/27/2016 at 1:25 pm

    Have you tried looking in bonus games for the maps that’s where I found them


    06/29/2016 at 10:55 pm

    Does my son have to be online to play the downloaded maps

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