With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's first major DLC, Sabotage, players have once again been invited to take part in some zombie-slaying antics. This time around, the adventure heads into an abandoned summer camp that's about to be visited by hordes of the undead. I've been having a blast with Rave in the Redwoods, so here are our top five reasons why you should plan on paying Bear Lake Summer Camp a visit, too.
Just as a reminder, there's more to Sabotage than killing zombies. This CoD DLC comes with a quartet of new multiplayer maps, too, giving folks some fun new regions to hunt down their opponents and battle for supremacy. The big draw for many players, though, is this new zombie mode the developers have cooked up. The first map, Zombies in Spaceland, launched with the game and took players back to the 1980's, where an amusement park had been overrun by the undead. With the Sabotage DLC, the whirlwind kill-a-thon continues into the 1990's, where a new era of enemies awaits within the Rave in the Redwoods.
I grew up in the 80's and 90's, so these zombie modes from Infinite Warfare speak to me in a special kind of way. The same goes for the setting of Rave in the Redwoods, which takes place at the not-so-abandoned Bear Lake Summer Camp. I also happen to have grown up on classic horror films, many of which were set at summer camps where promiscuous youth were punished for drinking beer and making out behind the boathouse by the arrival of a maniac in a mask.
Rave in the Redwoods basically drops you into one of those summer camps, which is wide, sprawling and full of all sorts of winding, interconnecting paths. What's great about the map is that the locations are so distinct, including the main building, the docks, the bunks, the mess hall, etc. While you're certainly going to get lost from time to time, these big, recognizable locations offer a way to quickly regain your bearings when trying to track down a teammate or a particular weapon/upgrade.
The developers paid a lot of attention to detail here, injecting all sorts of little touches that help make Bear Lake Summer Camp feel lived in. Or unlived in, as the case may be. As the name of the map alludes to, this abandoned camp has since been turned into a site where raging raves used to be held, until all of the party-goers mysteriously died, that is.
If you're talking horror movies, there are few places as iconic as a big, spooky summer camp where night seems to go on forever, which is why Bear Lake is the perfect place to mow down zombies when you aren't too busy fighting for the future in Infinite Warfare.