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"The risen dead have overtaken a Soviet Cosmodrome and all Hell has broken loose. The countdown to the zombie apocalypse has begun!"
―Map Description

Ascension is the eighth Zombies map. It is available in the First Strike DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops, an update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, and the Zombies Chronicles DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This continues after the events of Kino der Toten, where Ultimus takes a lunar lander from there and at the time, the pentagon was under attack during a meeting between John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, and Richard Nixon.

Overview Edit

Ascension takes place in an abandoned Soviet cosmodrome. Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki, and Edward Richtofen are the characters featured in this map. The map will include new weapons, such as the Gersch Device and Matryoshka Dolls, and new Perks, Stamin-Up and PhD Flopper. The perk Mule Kick was added to the map through an update on Sep. 27, 2011.Also, to replace Hellhounds, Space Monkeys make their first appearance, having the ability to take a player's perks. The map itself is based off of the Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer map, Launch.

Features Edit

Starting Weapons Edit

Wall Weapons Edit

Black Ops & Black Ops Zombies Edit

Black Ops III Edit

Mystery Box Weapons - 950 points/use Edit

Black Ops Edit

Black Ops Zombies Edit

Black Ops III Edit

Other Weapons Edit

Cut Weapons Edit

Utilities Edit

  • Mystery Box
  • Quick Revive
  • Juggernog
  • Speed Cola
  • Double Tap (Black Ops and Black Ops Zombies)
  • Double Tap II (Black Ops III)
  • Stamin-Up
  • PhD Flopper (Black Ops and Black Ops Zombies)
  • Widow's Wine (Black Ops III)
  • Mule Kick (Black Ops, after an update, & Black Ops III)
  • Der Wunderfizz (Black Ops III)
  • Pack-a-Punch
  • GobbleGum (Black Ops III)
  • Electro-Shock Defenses
  • Fire Defenses
  • Spinning Trap
  • Lunar Landers

Easter EggsEdit

Matryoshka DollsEdit

There are a total of 4 Matryoshka Dolls in the map. The dolls have faces similar to the playable characters in Black Ops I, when the player goes up and near a doll and then presses the action button, the doll will say something random to each different player. This can be done over and over again.

Matryoshka Doll LocationsEdit

  • Richtofen's Doll - Inside the building with the inital Mystery Box spawn, on the table when entering the building from the front.
  • Nikolai's Doll - In the building with the M16, right next to Speed Cola and on top of some radios.
  • Takeo's Doll - Next to PhD Flopper, on the shelf next to it.
  • Dempsey's Doll - In the area where the Lunar Lander is, on some flaming barrels. Right next to the Claymores.

"Abracadarve" SongEdit

This is a song wirtten by Elena Siegman and Kevin Sherwood, to activate this song, the player must find the 3 teddy bears scattered around the map.

Teddy Bear LocationsEdit

  • In the Centrifuge room, 2nd floor.
  • In the area with the Claymores and the lunar landers. Behind a gate to the left.
  • Next to the Lunar Lander to the left of the box.



  • The name of this map's Easter egg song is called "Abracadavre", composed by Elena Siegman and Kevin Sherwood.
  • Edward Richtofen appears to have gained a cut on his face and changed his clothes.
  • This map replaces the Bowie Knife with the Sickle.
  • When the map first loads, the color scheme will be black and white. However, once the power is turned on, color is restored.
  • Space Monkeys come every five-eight rounds, and only start coming if anyone has a perk.
  • Once all three Lunar Landers are activated and the Rocket has been launched, if the player has the explosives weapons they can shoot the rocket and it will explode. After the Rocket is destroyed, a Double Points is spawned under the launch platform.
  • Going to any terminal to call a Lander there is a key in it, on the key ring is a picture of a Monkey Bomb's head.
  • Treyarch has confirmed the events of Ascension occur at the same time as the events of "Five".
  • This map is based off the Black Ops campaign mission "Executive Order", which is itself based on the multiplayer map "Launch"
  • This is the second map to not feature Double Tap, with Nacht Der Untoten the first one.
  • The perk Turfbrew was supposed to appear in this map, but has been removed.
  • Double Tap possibly might have been replaced by Stamin-Up.

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