Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed the release date for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC Pack, alongside new details on what is included within the new content.
Ascendance will contain four new multiplayer maps, an OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid, an OHM Werewolf custom variant, a new Exo Grapple ability playlist that introduces the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer, and the next installment in the Exo Zombies mode story. The new Exo Grapple playlist will allow players to reach strong strategic vantage points, or serve as a secondary weapon to take down enemy players; the playlist will be exclusive to Ascendance DLC maps.
The four multiplayer maps included in the Ascendance DLC map pack have been detailed below.
- Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.
- Site 244: An alien spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, USA. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship’s fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based score-streak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exo abilities.
- Climate: Fight your way through a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled enclosure. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset into a deadly bubbling obstacle.
- Chop Shop: Think fast as you make your way through the black market exoskeleton industrial complex and engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based score-streak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.
The next part in the Exo Zombies saga will feature new infected, as our band of Atlas employees fight on the outskirts of an Atlas facility with a new arsenal of traps and armaments.
Coming first to Xbox platforms, the Ascendance DLC map pack will release March 31 in North America and April 1 in Australia for AU$19.95, or as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. Xbox owners with the Season Pass now have access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons. If history is any indication, Ascendance will release for other platforms sometimes in May; though no official release date has been revealed at this time.
Analog Addiction called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare one of the “best Call of Duty in years”, and you can read the full review here.