While many gamers have long dismissed the Call of Duty franchise for its lack of innovation or graphical polish, the latest iteration, Ghosts, has slowly been making a name for itself through some bountiful DLC offerings. To be fair, developer Infinity Ward hasn’t ventured too far outside of the box with COD: Ghosts‘ DLC, but have tried to ensure there’s a little something for everybody.
In keeping with that all-inclusive nature, the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC pack, titled Devastation, has received the full trailer treatment. No more teases, it’s time to give players an extensive look at each new element in action. What’s more, this latest Devastation trailer confirms that the Predator will be making an appearance in the DLC.
As some may know, Devastation boasts a set of four medium-sized maps — titled Ruins, Behemoth, Collision, and Unearthed. It also includes a new weapon called the Ripper, which, as the trailer shows, can quickly switch between close and long range. So, while these maps might feature tighter quarters, the Ripper will make itself a useful tool for all of Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiplayer maps.
Devastation also includes the second episode for the Extinction campaign titled Mayday. The story picks up shortly after the events of Episode 1: Nightfall, and sees the quartet exploring an abandoned research vessel. Of course, the vessel isn’t actually abandoned, but is instead littered with all kinds of alien nasties, including the “boss enemy” of the episode.
But of course, the main selling point for Devastation will likely be the appearance of the Predator, a character teased by IW early last week. While we still don’t have any more clues as to how the Predator will actually factor into the multiplayer — as a care package unlock? — we can now see him in all his glory.
More importantly, the inclusion of the Predator further fuels discussions as to what other classic movie villains might be worth seeing in a future DLC release. Perhaps Michael Myers‘ fellow slashers like Jason and Leatherface might make an appearance?
Either way, Devastation looks to be a fully loaded DLC offering for Call of Duty: Ghosts. It isn’t just a simple set of four maps, but rather tries to give players something that feels worth the $15 price tag.
Which of the four Devastation maps looks the most intriguing to you? How do you think the Predator will factor into the multiplayer?
Call of Duty: Ghosts — Devastation releases April 3, 2014 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. No PlayStation or PC release dates have been announced.