The Awakening PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC release date is finally here and there are important details that gamers need to know about the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC release.
Sony locked in an exclusive 30 day early access to all Black Ops 3 DLC maps for the PS4, which is why we are taking a look at what PlayStation 4 owners need to know.
Part of the Awakening DLC is a new Black Ops 3 1.05 update that is required to play the game and that is quite large clocking in at over 9GB.
We already know that the PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 release date comes to Sony at least 30 days before four new maps and one new zombies experience comes to the Xbox One and PC.
This guide will walk you through the important details that are otherwise tough to find, and important warnings about buying the Awakening DLC compared to buying the Season Pass.
PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC Release Details
The PS4 Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC release date arrived on February 2nd. This is part of a 30 day exclusive for the PS4 and gamers can purchase the DLC now through the PlayStation Store or with a code purchased online or in stores.
The important Black Ops 3 update is already live, and includes the new maps. When you download the February Black Ops 3 1.05 update you will automatically download the new maps.
PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC Playlist Details
Activision confirmed that there will be a dedicated Black OPs 3 DLC playlist for the four new Awakening maps. David Vonderhaar confirmed that there is a limited time dedicated playlist, but that won’t be the only place you can play.
We will probably do a time-limited BONUS playlist in case you JUST want to get familiar with new maps. That will have most popular modes.
— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) February 1, 2016
Vonderhaar confirmed that the Awakening Black Ops 3 maps will be in all playlists and the frequency will be increased. This includes the new Awakening Maps in hardcore playlists.
After spending a week with the DLC, the new maps come up fairly frequently in the update.
PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC Deals and Price
There are two options to buy the PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC at this time. You can buy the individual Awakening Map Pack for $14.99 digitally on the PlayStation Store.
There is also a PS4 Black Ops 3 Season Pass that is $49.99 and includes four Black Ops 3 DLC map packs. This is a savings of $10 over buying each map pack individually.
If you are a new player who needs the base game and the DLC, you can buy the PS4 Black Ops 3 game and the season pass for $79.99 at GameStop. This is a good deal, but the game is pre-owned.
So far there are not many Black Ops 3 Season Pass deals and no deals on the individual Black OPs 3 Awakening DLC. Don’t expect to see many deals until the next map pack arrives.
PS4 Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC Size
The PSN Store showed a placeholder size of under 20MB for the PS4 Black Ops 3 DLC in the Awakening Map Pack, but it is much larger.
Activision confirms that the combined PS4 Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC size, with the patch, is 9.1GB to 9.34GB.
In short, make sure you have enough room on your PS4 for the DLC, or you may find yourself deleting items in a hurry. You should also make sure you set aside time to download it.
Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC Review
After spending a week playing the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC on PS4 we have a review of the multiplayer side of the game.
Overall the new maps are fun, but there are some exploits and glitches that Treyarch is working to fix. While buying the Awakening DLC does limit your pool of players to enter matchmaking with, we’ve yet to have issues joining a match in the midwest part of the U.S.
Overall this offers a fun mix of maps and we like that it is possible to play them in our favorite types of modes.
Disable of Delete Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC
The Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC is part of the large 1.05 update for Black Ops 3, so you download the new maps when you update the game. You cannot uninstall this update to play without the DLC. In fact there is no simple option to disable Awakening black Ops 3 DLC if you want to play the original maps with a larger pool of players.
You can use two options, that are either complicated or expensive, to play Black Ops 3 without the DLC, effectively deleting the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC from your system.
What’s In the Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC
We know what is included in the Black Ops 3 Awakening DLC, and there is a rumor that one small surprise is waiting for users when it does arrive.
On all consoles there are four new Black Ops 3 maps for multiplayer and there is a new Black Ops 3 Zombies experience called Der Eisendrache, which takes us back to the original cast.
On the PS4, users who buy the Black Ops 3 Season Pass get a PS4 Black Ops 3 theme as well. For videos and a bigger description of what you get with the Awakening Black Ops 3 DLC on PS4, check out the slides below.