Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Descent DLC brings Dragons

The "Zombies" mode in Call of Duty has always been a ridiculous, B-movie type of affair, but the upcoming Descent DLC seems to taking the absurdity to a whole new level. Not only will you be fighting against mechanized hordes of the living dead, you will be doing so while apparently riding fire-breathing dragons, which might just be the most amazing sentence my inner teenager has ever heard of.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like, here's the recently posted trailer showcasing mecha-zombies, dragons, and a rather interesting rendition of a post-apocalyptic Stalingrad:


The Descent DLC will thrust players into an alternate universe 1940s Soviet Union and pit them against a "swarm of mechanized zombie infantry", fire-breathing dragons that have claimed the battlefield as their home, as well as the remnants of Stalingrad itself. According to Activision, this will be the "most exciting Zombies experience yet, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay mechanics and a set of Zombie annihilating weapons". While this wasn't mentioned anywhere in the announcement, the trailer clearly showed a dragon with a saddle strapped to it, which brings up a whole load of intriguing questions, but unfortunately offers very few answers.

Besides zombies and dragons, Descent also brings with it four new multiplayer maps designed to focus on "momentum-based, chained movement", though what in the world that exactly means, I have no idea. As for the maps themselves, Cryogen will take you into a cryogenic prison located off the coast of the Dead Sea; Berserk will give you a lovely vacation in a Viking village frozen in time; Rumble will give you a chance to fight in a massive stadium where giant robots constantly beat the scrap out of each other; and finally, Empire will bring with it a re-imagining of the classic Black Ops II map Raid.

Descent will become available for the PlayStation 4 on July 12, while the other platforms will be getting their chance at dragon-riding in the near future. No date has been given just yet for the PC or Xbox One versions, but expect it to be a month long delay as that's how long it took the previous two to arrive.

Call of Duty's mechanized zombies