The final DLC to grace Call of Duty: Ghosts, titled Nemesis, has been released for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Like all those add-ons that came before, this is a timed exclusive, meaning it won't see a PC or PlayStation release until maybe a month from now, per Call of Duty tradition.
Anyway, the new maps are actually pretty nice, if you got a look at them before the weekend. The lineup includes three totally new maps, plus one inspired by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, arguably everyone's favorite in the series. Take a look:
"Goldrush" is set in an abandoned gold mine in the Southwest United States, where an intricate network of cavernous tunnels and perilous shafts create the ideal setting for medium to long range combat; while two mine carts race along the abandoned tracks offering players a fast way to traverse the map. Players who complete the unique field order on Goldrush will unleash a howling pack of wolves that will descend upon their enemies.
"Subzero" drops players into a frigid Canadian submarine base that has been hastily evacuated, with control room, submarine pen and research facilities all left eerily empty. Built around the traditional three-lane design, this medium-sized map harbors a mysterious terror that will decimate your enemies upon completion of the map's unique field order.
In "Dynasty," players are transported to a lakeside Chinese village surrounded by picturesque mountains, vivid gardens, and spectacular architecture - a serene environment that is anything but Zen-like. Multiple pathways crisscross the village in this medium map with a variety of elevation and numerous back alleys that create flanking routes. The unique field order on "Dynasty" allows players to call in an air strike of vertical takeoff fighter jets, while one lingers behind to give you unmatched air superiority.
Nemesis cranks the frenetic multiplayer action to unprecedented levels with the fourth multiplayer map, "Showtime," a sadistic reimagining of the smallest map in Call of Duty history, the fan favorite map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare "Shipment." In the futuristic arena of "Showtime," blind corners and narrow pathways provide momentary reprieve from the outright mayhem within the central square comprised of several shipping containers. Tight confines call for shotguns and SMGs. Survive long enough to be rewarded with one of three killstreaks: lethal automated gun turrets at key locations on the map, an air drop with multiple care packages or a deadly gas attack that forces the action back into the center of the arena.
In addition to the new multiplayer maps, Nemesis also wraps up the Extinction storyline with Episode 4: Exodus. Just remember that if you bought the Call of Duty: Ghost Season Pass, all of this will be unlocked already. Otherwise, prepare to pay $14.99.