In just a few short hours, Call of Duty: Ghosts players on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One will get their first taste of DLC for Infinity Ward’s latest. To celebrate said release, Activision has debuted a new trailer that provides a closer look at the Onslaught DLC’s four new multiplayer maps.
While Activision has previously detailed the Onslaught DLC’s new maps, they have done so as part of a package deal, giving equal treatment to all of the pack’s new elements. This new video, however, is fully devoted to online multiplayer and can be seen above.
Bayview is the first of the four maps detailed, and is set on a coastal boardwalk in California. There are plenty of small stores and buildings for players to seek cover in, but Bayview is by and large a fast-paced map with little room for camping. The maps unique element is a trolley that moves around the map, and its field orders unlock an airstrike from a nearby naval ship.
The second map, Ignition, should be familiar to most Modern Warfare 2 players as it is a re-imagined version of Scrapyard. Instead of a set of broken down air force parts and crates, however, Ignition is packaged around a missile launch facility complete with constant rocket fire. Ignition is yet another smaller-sized map, and its field orders unlock a missile launch in two places on the map.
Fog is the map most associated with the Onslaught DLC as it features a tie-in with the Halloween franchise. The map is set in a dank campsite complete with fog-covered lake, but of course, the most important detail about Fog is its field orders, which lets players turn into Michael Myers.
And finally there is Containment, which is set in a war torn village in Mexico. There’s nothing terribly special about Containment at a glance, but the map does feature a pool of radioactive material that can be set ablaze via field orders. The map appears to offer a decent amount of verticality to players, but it’s not entirely new from an aesthetic point of view.
While this particular video highlights the DLC’s new multiplayer maps, Onslaught also adds a new wrinkle to Ghosts‘ cooperative mode Extinction. Titled Nightfall Episode 1, this new campaign-focused element will give players more incentive to battle Ghosts‘ alien forces than basic progression. And, if screenshots are any indication, Nightfall will feature some pretty formidable alien enemies.
It’s important to mention that the Onslaught DLC only hits Microsoft platforms on the 28th, and no release dates have been given for PC, PS3, or PS4. Typically, the non-Microsoft platforms get the maps about a month later, so we’ll keep you posted.
Which of the four Onslaught maps are you most excited to try out? What style of map are you hoping to see in a future DLC release?
Call of Duty: Ghosts — Onslaught releases January 28, 2014 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.