Just shy of a week ago you would recall RipTen posting an e-flyer of a previously unannounced second map pack for Activision and Treyarch’s hit shooter “Call of Duty: Black Ops”.

Call of Duty: Black Ops and its millions of players the world over are set to be plunged into five new maps and unique experiences, with Activision and Treyarch delivering Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile, plus a new and additional Zombies map titled “Call of the Dead”.

Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia commented on the quality of the map pack, and I can’t wait to get my hands on 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, and I don’t want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but Call of the Dead takes it to a whole new level.”

The Escalation map pack will be launching exclusively on Xbox LIVE, May 3rd. Treyarch will also be heralding in the launch of Escalation with a double experience weekend starting May 6th.

I’m picking this awesome looking content up for sure, but will you be? Let me know in the comments below or via Twitter – @DrjftGaming.