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

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Prev Level Kino der Toten
Next Level Call of the Dead
Created By Treyarch
Creation Date 2/1/11
Characters Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki and Edward Richtofen
Enemies Zombies and Space Monkeys
Location Russian Cosmodrome
Date Unknown

Ascension is a canon zombie map set in a russian cosmodrome. It was released on February 1, 2011, as part of the First Strike Map Pack.The map features Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki, and Edward Richtofen as playable characters, along with new perks (stamin-up, PHD flopper) and new grenades ( Matryoshka Dolls, gersh device). A new power up, random perk bottle is featured along with space monkeys replacing hellhounds.


[hide]*1 Wall Guns

Wall GunsEdit

Centrifuge RoomEdit

  • M14
  • Olympia

Stairway under JuggernogEdit

  • MPL

Stairway next to JuggernogEdit

  • PM63

Lunar Lander DEdit

  • MP5k
  • Grenades

Left of Door to CourtyardEdit

  • MP5k

Near Lunar Lander FEdit

  • AK-74u

Below Power RoomEdit

  • Stakeout

Lunar Lander BEdit

  • M16
  • Sickle

Near Lunar Lander CEdit

  • Claymore

Mystery Box WeaponsEdit


  • Edward Rictofen is wearing a space suit. There is no evidence why he changed his outfit other than the fact it was to compliment the theme of the map as it takes place in a rocket launching site.
  • This is the first Zombies map to take place in Russia.
  • The Space Monkeys made their first appearance here.