Activision have sent a flare into the air to let us know that they’ve achieved their objective. Call of Duty: Ghosts first piece of downloadable content, known as ‘Onslaught’ is now available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The DLC, which at the moment is exclusive to Microsoft’s platforms features four “classically designed” small to medium sized multiplayer maps, a new weapon in the form of a dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle known as the Maverick, and best of all (for my money) the first “episode” of a new four part single player campaign known as “Extinction”.
The first single player campaign episode is know as “Nightfall”. Or to give it a full title: “Call of Duty Ghosts: Extinction, Episode 1: Nightfall”… which is probably quite difficult to pack in if you need to communicate quickly in the middle of a firefight.
Apparently the plot “takes fans to a remote research facility hidden deep within the Alaskan wilderness, where a small recon team must infiltrate the facility to find out what happened to the mysterious Nightfall Program. This expanded Extinction storyline introduces new characters, plus two all-new alien species and debuts an exclusive Venom-X weapon that pulverises the Cryptids, as players delve deeper into the story of what happened following mankind’s first contact with the Cryptids in Colorado.” – so Aliens make a nice change from Zombies, I guess.
Here’s how Activision describe the four new available maps:
“Fog” is a chilling homage to classic horror films, set alongside the banks of a murky lake. Players skilled enough to pick up the map’s unique Field Order can become the embodiment of terror by donning the mask of Michael Myers, one of cinema’s most iconic horror characters of all-time, as the entire soundscape changes to the eerily familiar Halloween theme music.
“BayView” is a coastal Californian boardwalk that offers players fast-paced run-and-gun gameplay amid a seaside town. Clever players will be able to climb onto the map’s moving trolley to engage enemies, as well as call in devastating artillery strikes from the Naval Destroyer anchored offshore.
“Containment” drops players into a raging battle amidst a war-torn Mexican village, where the action centres on the crippled remains of a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck leaking radioactive material.
“Scrapyard” – the fan-favourite multiplayer map from Modern Warfare 2, placing players into a deserted space launch facility with frenetic action amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, a massive transport crawler and dynamic map elements that can take players out if they’re not paying close attention.
The DLC is available now if you switch on your Xbox – and will also be available to CoD: Ghosts Season Pass users too. Lock and Load.