Call of Duty: Black Ops is poised to raise the stakes on 3rd May with the release of its second content pack Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation according to the latest press release:

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ continues to attract millions of gamers around the world online, logging more than 2 billion hours played and counting. The game’s debut content pack, ‘First Strike’, shattered Xbox LIVE launch records upon its release in February when it surpassed 1.4 million downloads in the first 24 hours alone. The follow up content pack, ‘Escalation’, will launch first on Xbox LIVE and features four all-new multiplayer maps, and a Zombies experience like none before it.

“In crafting the Escalation multiplayer maps – Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile – the team developed them to be distinct experiences in their own right, giving players the variety they crave in both setting and gameplay,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “And I don’t want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but ‘Call of the Dead’ takes it to a whole new level.”

Good news for all you Black Ops players out there, particularly if you’re of the zombie persuasion by the sounds of it.