One thing that I am enjoying about Call of Duty: Ghosts (Besides Extinction mode), is that the game makes multiplayer feel fun again. Sure, it’s your usual run and gun action and I get penalised heavily if my connection dips into the red zone, but there’s enough tricks inside the online side to keep the action going. And the DLC looks like it’ll be continuing that trend.
For those of you unaware of the multiplayer, Ghosts features field orders, challenges that when completed net you certain bonuses. In the Onslaught DLC, such a bonus includes you donning a familiar William Shatner mask and going to town with a massive axe on other players as Michael Myers from the Halloween films.
The good ones, not the Rob Zombie ones that is. That’ll only be in the map known as Fog, which when activated, plays that disturbing theme music from the Halloween films. Here’s a full run down of maps, with details copied and pasted from the press release:
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
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.
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, reimagined 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.
Two new guns also make an appearance in Onslaught. Or rather, one gun with two forms. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TRANSFORMERS REFERENCE! The Maverick can be either an assault rifle or a sniper rifle, with players able to customise it based on their needs.
Most importantly however, is the new Extinction map. Dubbed “Episode 1: Nightfall”, Extinction adds a storyline to alien-busting mode, a new weapon and two new alien species because trying to kill a Rhino beast wasn’t hard enough when you’re being sprayed with acid from Scorpions.
It’s set in a remote Alaskan facility which has been overrun by the alien beasties, and includes a boss fight at the end. It’s all out January 28, for Xbox owners. PlayStation owners as usual will need to wait it out until the timed exclusive deal is over.
Last Updated: January 14, 2014