Everyone has had their opportunity to pick up Call of Duty: Ghosts over the holiday. Sorry if you missed the bus, but it's time to move onto DLC! These things have a natural progression. Introducing Onslaught, the first of four planned DLC releases for Ghosts in 2014 and a part of the season pass. Onslaught will include four multiplayer maps as well as the first episode in an all new four-part Extinction storyline.
It's worth noting straight away that Microsoft has yet again bought up initial exclusivity for Call of Duty's DLC releases. That means Onslaught will be available first on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One and nowhere else, at least for a month or two.
Let's get to the maps, already, right? That's what everyone is here for anyway:
- Fog - "Small to medium sized map set alongside the banks of a murky lake. Every area within "Fog" is a chilling homage to classic horror films, from an eerie campsite, flickering TVs, torture chamber, and seemingly abandoned structures as players try to unlock the map's dark secret. If a player happens to find and complete a specific Field Order, they become the embodiment of evil and don the persona of one of cinema's most iconic horror characters, Michael Myers."
- BayView - "Close-quarters map set on a coastal Californian boardwalk packed with seaside gift stores and an aquarium, offering players fast-paced run-and-gun matches. Players must also be wary of the deadly artillery strike enemies can call-in from a Naval Destroyer anchored just offshore."
- Containment - "War-torn Mexican village, where the battle rages along both banks of the dried out riverbed. The action in this compact map centers on the remains of a small bridge holding a hi-jacked truck filled with leaking radioactive material. Surrounded by a myriad of abandoned bars, cafes, a church and a pool hall, "Containment" also features elevated rooftop vantage points for players who prefer longer-range engagements."
- Ignition - "Aging Florida space launch facility. Inspired by "Scrapyard" - the fan-favorite multiplayer map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, reimagined with dynamic gameplay elements - "Ignition" packs plenty of action both above and below ground amongst abandoned warehouses, flame trenches, and a massive transport crawler. As if rockets crash-landing into the map weren't enough, the close-quarters combat is further complicated via two separate rocket test engines sites that opposing forces can trigger, sending massive fireballs into the already intense firefights, and the failed launch of a massive rocket has a dramatic effect on the combat."
Again, in addition to the four maps, which most Call of Duty: Ghosts fans would be more than willing to pay for, Onslaught also includes "Episode 1: Nightfall" of the Extinction four-part narrative. It's a continuation of the original Extinction from Ghosts about a newly found alien threat. Plus, it unlocks the sniper rifle "Maverick".
Pick up Call of Duty: Ghosts' Onslaught for Xbox 360 or Xbox One starting January 28 for $14.99 or as part of the Season Pass which includes all four DLC packs at $49.99.