Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's second DLC pack, "Ascendance," will debut next week. A new trailer from Activision gives us a full run-down on the add-on's contents.
The four new competitive maps in "Ascendance" will take players to Australia and Mount Rushmore among other locations:
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 scorestreak 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 scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.
The Exo Zombies co-op campaign started with the first DLC pack will continue with a new episode. The four celebrity survivors will battle infected on the outskirts of an Atlas base. This new episode features zombies in Goliath suits among other new enemies.
"Ascendance" also includes a couple new toys for your arsenal. The Exo Grapple ability, previously seen in the single-player campaign, lets players fire a grappling hook to quickly climb ledges. It can also be used as a backup weapon. The other new addition is the OHM directed-energy rifle, which can function as either a light machinegun or shotgun. The OHM has been available to Season Pass holders on Xbox consoles since the beginning of the month but everyone else will get a chance to wield it when "Ascendance" drops.
Xbox One and Xbox 360 players can buy "Ascendance" starting on March 31st. PS4, PS3 and PC players will have to wait an extra month or so, if past experience is any indication. The DLC pack costs $14.99 to download on its own. The $49.99 Season Pass includes access to "Havoc," "Ascendance," and two future DLC packs.
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