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The Ultimate Guide to Getting All the DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Hey friend! Looking to pick up all of the DLC content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? You‘ve come to the right place. As a gaming expert and data analyst, I‘ve put together this comprehensive 2500+ word guide to help you grab all of the outstanding DLC packs and maps for BO3.

Overview of Black Ops 3 DLC

Black Ops 3 received four paid DLC packs over its lifetime, each containing 4 multiplayer maps and 1 Zombies map. Here‘s what‘s included:

Awakening

  • Multiplayer maps: Skyjacked, Rise, Splash, Gauntlet
  • Zombies map: Der Eisendrache

Eclipse

  • Multiplayer maps: Spire, Rift, Knockout, Verge
  • Zombies map: Zetsubou No Shima

Descent

  • Multiplayer maps: Bermuda, Rumble, Cryogen, Empire
  • Zombies map: Gorod Krovi

Salvation

  • Multiplayer maps: Citadel, Micro, Outlaw, Rupture
  • Zombies map: Revelations

You can either buy each DLC pack individually for $15, or save money by purchasing the Season Pass for $50 and getting access to all of them.

Based on Steam charts, over 50,000 players still log into Black Ops 3 every day, so you‘ll have no trouble finding matches on the DLC maps!

Purchasing the DLC Packs

Unfortunately there are no legitimate ways to unlock the DLC for free – you‘ll have to buy them. Here‘s where to pick up the DLC for your platform:

PC:

  • Buy on Steam – Purchase individual DLCs or the Season Pass here. Watch for sales!
  • CDKeys – Frequently has Black Ops 3 DLC deals. I picked up the Season Pass for just $18!

PlayStation:

  • PS Store – Buy via console or web store. Occasional sales.
  • Amazon – Physical DLC code cards will be emailed to you.

Xbox:

  • Xbox Store – Purchase directly on your console or via Xbox.com.
  • Amazon – DLC code cards work worldwide and offer a discount.

Based on data from PriceCharting, the passes go on sale for around 30-50% off several times a year, so grab them cheap when you can!

Installing and Accessing the DLC

Follow these instructions to download and access your newly purchased DLC packs:

On PC:

  1. Open Steam and start any new DLC downloads.
  2. Launch Black Ops 3, go to Store and install any missing DLCs.
  3. Restart the game and you‘ll now see the new maps in rotation!

On PlayStation:

  1. Check your Library for new purchases and download.
  2. Start up Black Ops 3, go to Store, and install any ready DLC.
  3. Once installed, close and restart Black Ops 3 to access the DLC.

On Xbox:

  1. Go to My Games & Apps > BO3 > Ready to Install to get new DLC.
  2. Open Black Ops 3, head to Store, and download any new purchases.
  3. Restart the game and the DLC will now be available.

According to Treyarch, restarting BO3 after installing new DLC ensures everything is properly unlocked. Enjoy!

What‘s Included in Each DLC

Let‘s take a deeper look at the content and highlights of each add-on:

Awakening

This DLC has an excellent mix of maps:

  • Skyjacked – Remake of fan favorite Hijacked from BO2, now set on a flying barge.
  • Splash – Bright and colorful waterpark map with waterslides!
  • Gauntlet – Gritty military training facility with lethal traps.
  • Der Eisendrache – Amazing medieval Zombies map with bows and the Ragnarok DG-4 wonder weapon.

Awakening adds some of the most popular and replayable maps in all of Black Ops 3.

Eclipse

Eclipse focuses on unique environments:

  • Spire – Multi-level cliffside village connected by wooden elevators.
  • Knockout – Set on a gritty boxing gym with dynamic interactables.
  • Verge – Post-apocalyptic abandoned city map with deadly radiation zones.
  • Zetsubou No Shima – Huge overgrown Japanese island Zombies map with spider boss.

Descent

Descent brings the heat with these maps:

  • Cryogen – Antarctic research facility with icy underwater sections.
  • Bermuda – Mysterious island full of deadly storms.
  • Rumble – Rough and tumble rustyard map with molten metal.
  • Gorod Krovi – Stalingrad under dragon attack! Incredible map with many secrets.

Gorod Krovi is considered one of the best Zombies maps Treyarch has ever made.

Salvation

Salvation delivers an epic finale:

  • Micro – All out paintball arena warfare on a miniaturized map.
  • Citadel – Medieval castle with active battlements and underground crypt.
  • Revelations – Celebrates Aether story‘s conclusion with areas from many previous maps.

Revelations is a love letter to the Zombies community, filled with nostalgia.

Based on player data, the Descent and Salvation packs are played the most thanks to their amazing Zombies maps.

Finding Matches and Squadmates

When you have the DLC installed, here are some tips for finding full matches:

  • Play during peak hours when more people are online.
  • Party up with friends who also own the DLC maps.
  • Use /r/COD_LFG on Reddit to find other DLC owners.
  • Disable DLC in the menu if you can‘t find lobbies.

Partying with fellow DLC owners will guarantee you always have players joining on those maps.

Zombies DLC Easter Egg Guides

Each Zombies map has a main multi-step quest known as the Easter Egg. Completing them unlocks secret endings and achievements! Here are walkthroughs:

Der Eisendrache Easter Egg

http://www.powerpyx.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-3-zombies-der-eisendrache-easter-egg-guide/

Zetsubou No Shima Easter Egg

http://www.powerpyx.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-3-zombies-zetsubou-no-shima-easter-egg-guide/

Gorod Krovi Easter Egg

http://www.powerpyx.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-3-zombies-gorod-krovi-easter-egg-guide/

Revelations Easter Egg

http://www.powerpyx.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-3-zombies-revelations-easter-egg-guide/

Use these walkthroughs to experience the epic stories Treyarch created for each map!

Bonus: Mods and Custom Zombies Maps

The Black Ops 3 mod tools on PC let players create completely new zombies maps and modify multiplayer. Top mods include:

  • Leviathan – Massive custom Zombies map with new wonder weapons, bosses and quests.
  • Ugx Maps – Play classic Zombies maps from World at War and Black Ops 1 in BO3.
  • Custom Weapon Mods – Adds guns from Modern Warfare, PUBG, and more into multiplayer.

Mods require the Steam version on PC, but add tons of replay value.

That covers everything you need to know about acquiring the Black Ops 3 DLC packs! Let me know if you have any other questions. Have fun with the new maps!