[VIDEO] First DLC Pack Announced For Call of Duty: Ghosts
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.13.2014
Coming Soon reports that Activision and Infinity Ward have revealed the first of four DLC packs for Call of Duty: Ghosts this year. The pack is called "Onslaught" and will launch on January 28 first on Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. It includes four new multiplayer maps with their own environments (small to medium), varied gameplay and a new "Maverick" dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle. There will also be the "Extinction" four-part episodic narrative that begins with "Episode I: Nightfall" in the Onslaught pack. It has new characters, a new weapon and a new alien species including a three-story tall alien enemy.
It's also included in the Call of Duty Ghosts DLC Season pass, which gives fans all four packs this year: "Onslaught," "Devastation," "Invasion" and "Nemesis." Those who have the season pass also get the downloadable multiplayer map "Free Fall" along with the Team Leader Digital Pack (which has a unique multiplayer character head, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background).
Here's a description of the maps in "Onslaught"
Fog: "A small to medium sized map set alongside the banks of a murky lake. Every area within "Fog" is a chilling homage to classic horror films, from an eerie campsite, flickering TVs, torture chamber, and seemingly abandoned structures as players try to unlock the map's dark secret. If a player happens to find and complete a specific Field Order, they become the embodiment of evil and don the persona of one of cinema's most iconic horror characters, Michael Myers. Additionally, the entire soundscape changes to the eerily familiar Halloween Theme music so other players know to run for their lives."
BayView: "A close-quarters map set on a coastal Californian boardwalk packed with seaside gift stores and an aquarium, offering players fast-paced run-and-gun matches. Players must also be wary of the deadly artillery strike enemies can call-in from a Naval Destroyer anchored just offshore."
Containment: "Transports players to a war-torn Mexican village, where the battle rages along both banks of the dried out riverbed. The action in this compact map centers on the remains of a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck filled with leaking radioactive material. Surrounded by a myriad of abandoned bars, cafes, a church and a pool hall, "Containment" also features elevated rooftop vantage points for players who prefer longer-range engagements."
Ignition: "Launches players into an aging Florida space launch facility. Inspired by "Scrapyard" – the fan-favorite multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, reimagined with dynamic gameplay elements – "Ignition" packs plenty of action both above and below ground amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, and a massive transport crawler. As if rockets crash-landing into the map weren't enough, the close-quarters combat is further complicated via two separate rocket test engines sites that opposing forces can trigger, sending massive fireballs into the already intense firefights, and the failed launch of a massive rocket has a dramatic effect on the combat."
The "Maverick" dual-purpose Assault Rifle or Sniper Rifle lets players choose how to use it depending on their tactical needs, the first time this has happened in Call of Duty history. It includes a lightweight wood stock and can be selected in either the Assault or Sniper Rifle classes. As an Assault Rifle the fire becomes fully-automatic with high damage at a "decent" range. As a Sniper Rifle it has an advanced scope and a semi-auto rate of fire.
Here's a synopsis of the narrative for Extinction, "Episode I: Nightfall": Introducing a narrative driven by two new characters, and featuring two all-new alien species and an exclusive weapon, "Episode 1: Nightfall" is a fast and frenetic, action-packed continuation of the original "Extinction" experience in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Set in a remote facility hidden deep within the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the newly revealed alien threat. A small recon team of elite soldiers must infiltrate the site to retrieve intel and exterminate the hordes of savage creatures, and along the way uncover a three-story tall terror unlike anything they've faced before.