|Previous level||Fire Mission|
|Game||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|
|Weapons||ACR 6.8, Five Seven|
|Place||Eastern Siberia, Russia|
|Campaign level||"Down the Rabbit Hole"|
The level is included in the Content Pack 3, which was released on March 13, 2012 for Elite Xbox players and, along with the other maps, March 20, 2012 for non-Elite Xbox players. Black Ice and the rest of the content pack was made available for PS3 ELITE premium members on April 12, 2012. The release date for non-ELITE PS3 members is April 19, 2012. Black Ice, and the rest of Content Collection 1, were made available on PC on May 8, 2012.
The mission begins with the player and their partner on a snowmobile. The driver is armed with a G18 while the passenger is armed with a FMG9 Akimbo as well as an ACR 6.8 with a Holographic Sight. As the players drive, their speed will be shown on the bottom of the screen. Once the players reach the diamond mine, they dismount the snowmobile and are each given an ACR 6.8 with a Holographic Sight and a Five Seven. The players will be instructed to plant a DSM on a computer inside the mine that causes a self-destruct sequence to begin. At this point the players have to escape from the mine amongst fleeing hostiles, some of which will attack the player. As debris falls around the players, they run out of the mine and onto a Little Bird Helicopter which gives them a great view of the mine as it explodes.
|Driver starting loadout|
|Gunner starting loadout (co-op)|
|Dismounting the snowmobile|
|Found in level|
These weapons can be found with and without attachments.
Slippery Slope (15 / Bronze Trophy ) - Complete the Black Ice Special Ops mission on any difficulty.
A Baker's Dozen (35 / Silver Trophy ) - Run over and kill 13 enemies with the snowmobile in the Black Ice Special Ops mission.
Ice in Your Veins (35 / Silver Trophy ) - Complete the Black Ice Special Ops mission on Veteran difficulty.
- During the mission Captain Price and Overlord give the player instructions.
- This mission, Hit and Run, Firewall, Invisible Threat, and Fire Mission are the only Mission Mode challenges where the players have different starting loadouts.
- After initiating the self-destruct sequence, enemy soldiers who are running away will make no attempt to shoot at the player. Only a few will stay behind. Even if an enemy runs nearby, he will make no attempt to harm the player. If the one of the players wounds them they will react and turn hostile.
- The concept art for Black Ice shows the player at the back of the snowmobile wielding an AK-47 but in the actual mission he wields FMG9 Akimbos and an ACR 6.8.
- Makarov's soldiers spawning on the catwalk pose no threat since the catwalk is destroyed by an explosion before Price can even finish warning the players.
- When the catwalk is destroyed, an enemy is seen hanging on to it. The player may shoot him but he will not die; he will fall on his own and die. Another enemy can be seen sliding down the floor of the catwalk on his stomach trying to grab on to anything that will stop him from falling but fails and turns on to his back just before sliding off and falling to his death.
- This mission is one of the very few Special Ops missions to feature scripted events that are not reused from the campaign or previous games, such as the catwalk blowing up.
- A UMP45 with a Modern Warfare 2 model attached with Modern Warfare 2 Red Dot sight can be aquired from killing a Spetsnaz soldier when first entering the base on the right hand side.