On January 28th, Call of Duty: Ghosts players on Microsoft platforms will get their first taste of DLC for Infinity Ward‘s latest shooter. The DLC package, titled Onslaught, boasts all the requisite elements — new maps, new modes, and a few surprises — and retails for either a one-time $15 purchase or comes packaged in with the Season Pass.
But, before gamers fork over the cash for the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, they likely want to see a little bit more of the Onslaught in order to better understand what the package offers players. And so, for those gamers, we have a decent selection of screenshots to share.
The screenshots cover all three of Onslaught’s offerings, those being the new multiplayer maps (Fog, Bayview, Containment, Ignition), the first Extinction campaign episode Nightfall, and the new Michael Myers Mode. Unfortunately, since the screenshot doesn’t feature Michael Myers or a blood-soaked player character, it isn’t terribly appealing.
Nevertheless, check out the screenshots below:
As far as multiplayer is concerned, it looks like Infinity Ward has crafted a decent set of new locales for players to battle on. With close to a hundred DLC maps released over the course of Call of Duty‘s history, it’s going to be hard to create something new and exciting, but these maps should at least generate some interest early on.
While new multiplayer maps are all well and good, the new Extinction campaign has caught our eye the most out of the bunch. With this first episode, Nightfall, Infinity Ward is giving players a more narrative-focused experience, and throwing new enemy types their way.
The Extinction mode certainly showed promise at the outset, but we found it somewhat disappointing compared to Treyarch’s Zombies mode. Perhaps this Extinction campaign will be the spark that gets gamers invested in Extinction more than they were before.
As was mentioned the Onslaught DLC will hit Microsoft platforms first on January 28th and will retail for $14.99. Historically, PlayStation and PC gamers get their shot at the new maps about a month later, but Activision has yet to announce a date. We will have to wait and see if the platform exclusivity situation changes in the next-gen.
What do you think of the Onslaught DLC screenshots? Which element of the DLC package are you most looking forward to trying out?
Source: All Games Beta