You thought the war was over, but you were wrong. Grab your controller, strap on your headset, and get ready to be called some hurtful names by sore losers, because Onslaught, the first of four planned DLC packs for Call of Duty: Ghosts, is now available for download on Xbox Live.
Onslaught gives you four more multiplayer maps to battle in, a new weapon that serves double-duty as an assault rifle and sniper rifle, the ability to stalk other players as horror-icon Michael Myers in one map, and the first part of a new storyline for Call of Duty: Ghosts’ soldiers-versus-aliens Extinction mode.
“Onslaught delivers a ton of exciting, new content for Call of Duty: Ghosts fans to enjoy on next gen and current gen alike,” said Daniel Suarez, Vice President of Production, Activision Publishing, Inc., in a press release.
“It begins with a diverse set of maps that personify that classic Call of Duty-style of fast, frantic and exhilarating action. It doesn’t stop there, because Infinity Ward and Neversoft have taken it to another level; whether it’s becoming Michael Myers from Halloween as you pursue your opponents, to creating the first dual-purpose weapon in Call of Duty history, or crafting a new chapter in Extinction that introduces new characters and even a three-story tall Cryptid alien boss,Onslaught has something for all Call of Duty players, and we’re excited fans can finally get their hands on it,” Suarez said.
According to the press release, the new maps include:
Fog, a “chilling homage to classic horror films, set alongside the banks of a murky lake.” Players have the opportunity to transform into Halloween movie stalker Michael Myers, and hunt other players as the Halloween theme plays.
Bayview, a Californian boardwalk with some environmental tricks such as a moving trolley and the ability to call in artillery strikes from a Naval Destroyer.
Containment, which a battle in a Mexican village, “where the action centers on the crippled remains of a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck leaking radioactive material.”
Ignition, which is “a completely reimagined version of “Scrapyard” – the fan-favorite multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” which takes place in a deserted space launch facility with flame trenches and other dynamic elements that can take the player out before the enemy does if they aren’t careful.
The new weapon, The Maverick, can be selected in either the assault or sniper class, a first for Call of Duty.
For those that prefer a more story-based experience, the pack includes Nightfall, the first part of a four-part expansion of the Extinction storyline. According to the press release, Nightfall “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 pulverizes the Cryptids, as players delve deeper into the story of what happened following mankind’s first contact with the Cryptids in Colorado.”
Onslaught costs $15, but players can also buy a Call of Duty: Ghosts Season pass that will give them access to Onslaught and the other planned DLCs, Devastation, Invasion, and Nemesis, plus other goodies, for $49.99. It will also be released for PS3, PS4, and PC at a later date.