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Activision details Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC

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Posted on January 14, 2014 AT 03:16am

Activision has finally offered up some official details on the recently confirmed Onslaught DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

The DLC includes four new multiplayer maps, the first part of Extinction’s campaign, a new weapon, and a few new gameplay twists, such as the ability to play as Halloween‘s Michael Myers on a map that pays tribute to classic horror films.

“We know our fans have an appetite for new gameplay content all year long and the team here is committed to delivering a full season’s worth of amazing new maps, weapons and more, starting with Onslaught in January,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward. “This year will see an assortment of content for players to dig into, with new, uniquely themed maps, new multiplayer weapons and an episodic Extinction story arc that introduces new characters, new locations and new weapons as they try to uncover the genesis of the aliens’ existence.”

Onslaught Maps

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, re-imagined 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.

Extinction Episode 1: 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.

The DLC also includes the Maverick, a dual purpose assault rifle and sniper rifle, allowing players to choose the range at which they wish to engage.

Onslaught is set to release January 28 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with other platforms to follow at a later date.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
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