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Black Ops 2 Zombies "Origins" Breakdown

Updated on July 7, 2016
The Origins crew
The Origins crew | Source

Origins: The Official Cinematic Trailer

Origins: Apocalyptic Indeed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has released their "final" map pack "Apocalypse" and players like you and I, are in awe over the jaw-dropping new Zombies map "Origins"!

I will have to admit that I was enjoying the Richtoffen/Maxis storyline of Tranzit, Buried and Die Rise, but getting a closer look at the history of Zombies with the return of Dempsey, Nicholai, Takeo, and Richtoffen has really been a special treat.

Treyarch has always done a great job at making creative new zombie enemies, weapons of zombie mass destruction and adventurous game environments, but this time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Origins, they have definitely out-done themselves!

"Origins" takes us back to when our friends Nicholai, Takeo, Richtoffen and Dempsey meet for the first time ever and starts to explain just how the zombie apocalypse began during World War II. Although the battle Name is Authentic, the dates are not coinciding with the time period of the war and of course this true, because there never was a zombie apocalypse. Duh.

I believe this map is probably the largest out of all the zombies mode maps that have been released thus far for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, although in some ways, Mob of the Dead comes close to being just as large as Alcatraz Island itself. I also find the new gameplay and weapons to be a good addition to the game.

So what's new in the "Origins" map that we have never seen before in previous zombie slaughtering adventures of Call of Duty Zombies? Let's take a closer look, shall we?

"Origins" Poster Art Gets "Two Thumbs Up"

The poster art is created by famous comic artist Alex Ross, depicting the characters Richtoffen, Takeo, Nicholai, and Dempsey surrounded by zombies in the German trenches.
The poster art is created by famous comic artist Alex Ross, depicting the characters Richtoffen, Takeo, Nicholai, and Dempsey surrounded by zombies in the German trenches. | Source

New Source of Power!

So many new features in "ORIGINS" Zombies!

So, what exactly is so special about the new zombies mode map "Origins"? Tons of new features including all new wonder weapons, objectives, perks, zombie bosses and so much more. Treyarch went all out on this map and it is kind of mind boggling to digest it all!

In the new "Origins" map you will find an assortment of tools and weapons you will need to survive the zombie outbreak of Element 115 and complete the mega easter egg of insanity! One of these tools just happens to be a shovel? What do you need it for? To dig up all kinds of things as you make your way through this extensive map. Piles of bones mark the spots where you will need to dig using the new shovel and what lies beneath the surface could be a good thing or a bad thing, be it an onslaught of grenades, a fresh zombie, weapon, or power up.

Speaking of power ups, there are a few new power ups and also the return of the "Fire Sale" power up. New power ups include "Zombie Blood" which makes you invisible to zombies, "Blood Money" which is basically a free pile of points to add to your bank, and don't forget that these drops can also include parts of the new elemental staffs.

A slew of new weapons to slay zombies and use on the easter egg missions include Elemental Staffs which players must build from parts acquired by finding drops, completing objectives, and entering new areas. This is not an easy task at all. Also the new DG II Ray Gun and a new automatic machine gun are added to the mix.

New Easter Egg Song "Archangel"

Origins: The Beggining of the End?

Do you think that "Origins" is the end of Zombies Mode?

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