The new maps are out and I have spent some time with them. They are fun and a must buy.
Treyarch did not disappoint! The maps are more "interactive", have more ins and outs and unexpected turns. It will take some patience and skill to learn them all. Kowloon is all rooftops and upper buildings. There are zip lines, that will probably get you killed if you use them but they are fun and you can easily fall off a building if you aren't careful. The main objective of most teams seems to be to control the higher middle ground.
Berlin Wall is pretty easy to understand. There is a middle red area, no man's land, that no one can go into lest they are killed by auto-turrets. Ghost Pro will not help you either. Buildings are on each side of this area as well as two roads. There are pass-through paths you can use to cross no man's land. People seem to like the one two story building that has an open all to the no man's land area. Watch your corners, camping is common.
Discovery is probably one of my favorites. All snow and go. There are buildings, collapsible snow walkways and a snow cave. Lots of sniping but not impossible to flank those snipers. You can collapse the snow bridges with C4 or bullets.
Last is Stadium. This is a small map with 3 main buildings. Two have balconies people like to snipe from and the other is the stadium's scaffolding. Most people tend to stick to the 2 buildings. There is a smallish building that has a sniper point on top but it's easy to get killed up there.
Now for the zombie map, Ascension. This map is HUGE and I haven't seen it all yet, I don't think. I have seen a couple of new things like one perk were if you jump down from a high point, you create an explosion. I also got the Gersch device from the random box. That was fun. You set it and it creates a black hole that sucks in all the zombies. Apparently, if you ride all 3 landers, the rocket takes off and exposes the pack-a-punch machine. Then there are 3 teddies to find and play a new song. There are the Russian nesting dolls that represent the 4 zombie fighters and someone said there are talking dolls...I can't confirm that. The map is so big, it boggles the mind.
There are monkeys, angry space monkeys. The monkeys take the place of the Demon Dogs and not only will they explode by you, they will destroy the perks machines and thereby render the perks useless, even if you bought it. Do not throw grenades ate them, they will toss them back.
I plan on getting back on today and checking it out some more. Made it to level 13 so far. Oh and it's double experience point weekend this coming weekend so prestige and get busy!