Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases all of its DLC on Xbox systems first. This has been a consist theme for games in the series for many years now, with non-Xbox platforms having to wait a month before the DLC is released for them.
Now, about a month since it released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the Ascendance DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been dated for PlayStation systems and PC. Call of Duty fans will be able to download Ascendance on PC, PS3, and PS4 starting April 30th.
On that day, those that download the DLC pack have a slew of new content to enjoy. First of all, Ascendance adds four new multiplayer maps to the game: Climate, Chop Shop, Perplex, and Site 224.
The multiplayer mode will also have a new weapon added to the mix in the form of the OHM. This weapon is both a shotgun and a light machine gun, meaning it is one of the most versatile weapons available in the game. To go along with this new gun is also a custom variant called the OHM Werewolf.
New multiplayer maps and weapons are all fine and dandy, but the real selling point for Ascendance is the new Exo Zombies map it brings to the table. Called Infection, this new map features a number of improvements and enhancements from the previous Exo Zombies effort. For example, there are now numerous unique traps that can be activated to deal with the undead menace, including missile strikes and zombie-hungry alligators that can be summoned in the sewers
A new type of zombie called the Goliath is also introduced in the Infection map. This boss-like zombie appears every 10 rounds or so to wreak havoc. This boss-like enemy has an incredible amount of health compared to its peers, can fire rockets, has a heavy shield, and can emit electrical currents to disable exo suits. To help battle this new threat and the rest of the undead, though, there's also a new weapon obtainable from the 3D printer called the Magnetron that cooks zombies like popcorn, causing them to explode if they are exposed to it long enough.
This new Infection map for Exo Zombies also sees the return of a famous restaurant from the Modern Warfare series, Burger Town. The inclusion of this fast food joint is not just for nostalgia purposes, though. Burger Town is an essential component to completing the Infection map's easter egg.
Exo Zombies, four new multiplayer maps, and more are all included in Ascendance for $14.99. However, the season pass is available for $49.99, which, if you plan on purchasing all four DLC add-ons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, would save $10 at the end of the day.
In the meantime, Call of Duty and its DLC show no sign of slowing down. Despite releasing a month later than on Xbox, Ascendance is likely to sell like hotcakes on PC and PlayStation. In fact, it was revealed by the NPD that the base game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best-selling game of 2014, so there's certainly an audience for DLC add-ons across all major platforms.
The Call of Duty brand is so strong that Activision has already announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Some may be surprised that Activision is already focusing on the next game in the series, yet they're still very much supporting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with DLC add-ons and updates, but this is actually a fairly common practice for Activision when it comes to the Call of Duty series.
Two more DLC packs are on the way for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and based on the release schedule for DLC add-ons for previous games in the series, expect them to be out by the end of August. Of course, Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers will have access to the DLC first, by about a month in advance.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Ascendance DLC will be available for PC, PS3, and PS4 beginning April 30th. Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners can download it now.
Source: Call of Duty