‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ DLC Season Pass Gets a Trailer

Dec 19, 2013 by  

There was never any question that Call of Duty: Ghosts would be following a similar route to other installments in offering its owners a DLC Season Pass, but now that the official trailer has been released, potential buyers can see exactly what they’ll be getting for their dollars.

In short: new maps, in-game multiplayer items and customization options, and a new four-part episodic campaign in Ghosts‘ new ‘Extinction’ game mode. Sadly, the official trailer offers no further information on future dog-themed expansions.

The Season Pass nets owners access to the four DLC packs being planned: ‘Onslaught,’ ‘Invasion,’ ‘Devastation’ and ‘Nemesis,’ but fails to offer any release dates or details of what each pack will include. The four-part ‘Extinction’ campaign is of particular interest, not only due to the fact that the addition continues to chart a new course for the CoD brand, but the apparent decision to split the campaign up into each DLC content pack.

What is confirmed is that the purchase of the Season Pass not only grants players access to all four packs, but unlocks the pre-order bonus multiplayer map ‘Freefall.’ The Season Pass retails for $49.99, a savings of $10 over the cost of purchasing each $15 DLC pack individually. As a bonus, when players who purchased Ghosts for either the Xbox 360 or PS3 take Activision up on their offer of upgrading to next-gen versions, the Season Pass will come with them.

Call of Duty Ghosts Season Pass Trailer

DLC Map Packs have been somewhat taken for granted since they first became a staple in the Call of Duty franchise, but there is reason to expect that the sales numbers of these content packages will be scrutinized to a greater degree than normal. After Ghosts received overwhelmingly mixed reviews from many outlets, some critics went as far as claiming that troubled times could lay ahead for Activision and the franchise.

Activision has widely dismissed such assertions, claiming that they’re in the business of keeping their fans happy, not reviewers. And given just how many copies of the game sold in the first few days, their confidence is somewhat justified. Nevertheless, if the Season Pass sales, or those of the individual DLC packages are higher or lower than normal, expect to see one side or the other cite the numbers as evidence for their cause.

Will you be purchasing a Season Pass, and if so, which of the content are you most excited to unlock? Sound off in the comments.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is available now for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.

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  1. Nice. EXTINCTION in my opinion makes the reason I preordered SEASON PASS. I am maxed out in rank and escaped a dozen plus times. SOLO and TEAM. I like what they started but DLC is needed now. U can IM me on PS3 with user name above. LATE

  2. Extinction is the main mode I play. I dont care to get the new multiplayer maps I just want the extinction but it will most definetly be put out one at a time instead of an Extinction bundle dlc. disappointed that I will be forced to purchase season pass or buy each one seperatly.

  3. “given just how many copies of the game sold in the first few days, their confidence is somewhat justified.” Then we played the game. Other than Extinction and Safeguard (squads mode, horde style), this game was an absolute bust. Was very excited. Was. I vote boycott on all future IW tainted Call of Duty’s. Battlefield 4 looks mighty good in comparison.

  4. I have to agree that the COD games have yet to impress since the original Black ops. I will not purchase the Season pass since I am not that committed as once before. I am uncertain if the makers even played the originals. Old games had awesome killstreaks, player stat boards, custom banners and not to mention spawn locations. This game feels lazy with noob player input. I understand that tactic playing “camping” is not as popular for the old Halo players, so those guys cry louder. But don’t compromise the real feel for guys who cannot figure what game play is for them such a Kill confirmed! If they are going to be that lazy instead of making new maps, why not update the existing maps to change climate and time of day? For example “Stonehaven” can be played in the snow or at night or both!

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