"Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors' psychic powers," the announcement reads. "As the final battle draws closer, the fate of the Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance."Of course it isn't just the episode players will gain in the new DLC, with your standard addition of four new multiplayer maps including fan-favourite Favela from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Departed is set in a "rural Mexican town" during the Day of the Dead celebrations, while Pharaoh takes place in an abandoned archaeological site in Egypt. Mutiny is set on a remote Caribbean island, where players must use speed and stealth to kill their opponents.
As part of the X Games Austin festival experience and for the first time in history, MLG Pro Gamers will be awarded X Games medals and MLG’s Pro Circuit competition will be showcased with Skateboard, BMX, Moto X, Rally and Stadium SUPER Trucks, renowned musical performers and more.Hit up majorleaguegaming.com for more particulars.
MLG will invite the top five Call of Duty®: Ghosts teams based on MLG Pro Points rankings and the top three finishers (CompLexity, EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming) from the recent Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox, to compete in the three-day invitational to be played on Xbox One.
Following the events of Nightfall, the Quick Reaction Force team has been sent in to investigate a high-tech ghost ship adrift in the South Pacific. They will find new weapons and items to aid their fight against the alien horde. But new terrors are also abound, such as the insidious wall-crawling "Seeder" and the skyscraper-sized "Kraken." The epic four-part Extinction series returns with the all-new Episode 2: Mayday!Watch the video below for some hot kraken action.
The DLC Pack features four new small to medium-sized multiplayer maps, including a mountaintop Mayan temple, a mangled container ship, a giant excavation digger in South America, and a fully reimagined version of Infinity Ward's fan-favorite map "Dome" from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - each with their own unique Field Order. There's also the all-new "Ripper" tactical 2-in-1 weapon, and "Episode 2: Mayday" - the gripping second chapter in Extinction's four-part episodic narrative which includes multiple mod-able versions of the Venom-X weapon, and closes with a battle against a monstrous, 100-foot tall Cryptid alien boss, aptly named the Kraken.As a bonus to Season Pass holders on Xbox Live, Infinity Ward are also offering instanct access to the DLC's new "Ripper" weapon, which features the unique ability to quickly convert from Sub Machine-Gun to Assault Rifle and back again in the midst of battle, and can be used in all multiplayer maps.
Free Fall's close-quarters combat and frenetic action are thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match, an example of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic multiplayer events. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.Alongside the map offering, the new patch also adds LAN support for the Xbox One console, a casual mode for the new Extinction game mode, main menu layout updates and Hunted Free For All to the leaderboard. Full patch notes can be found on the official forums.
Onslaught debuts four unique multiplayer maps, each with their own distinct environments, small to medium scale, and varied gameplay, as well as the all-new “Maverick” dual-purpose Assault Rifle/Sniper Rifle. Anchoring Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught is “Episode 1: Nightfall,” the first instalment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative that delves deeper into the storyline, and features new characters, a new weapon and new alien species including a towering, three-story tall alien enemy.Detailed descriptions of each map can be found at the official Call of Duty website, and you can check out the trailer below.
Onslaught is also included as part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass, which gives fans access to four epic Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Packs** planned to release in 2014 – Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis – at the discounted* suggested retail price of $64.95. Additionally, Call of Duty Ghosts DLC Season Pass holders get instant access to the downloadable multiplayer map, “Free Fall,” as well as the Team Leader Digital Pack, which comes with a unique multiplayer character head, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background.
They’re not ground-breaking modes, but they show that there was some forethought going into the multiplayer design overall, it’s just fallen short of where the series should be by now, especially after the valiant effort Treyarch put into shaking all facets of the game up with Black Ops 2.If you've been on the fence about picking this up on any platform, be sure to read our full verdict.
Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Ghosts, an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty® franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.If you feel like you are "bro" enough, check out the launch trailer below for some crazy Hollywood-style shenanigans that you probably shouldn't try to recreate at home.
Fueling this all new Call of Duty universe, the franchise's ambitious new next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms.
The brand-new Call of Duty: Ghosts’ multiplayer map Free Fall drops you into a shattered skyscraper on the brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets.If all this sounds like your cup of tea you can find more on where to pre-order the game that includes the pre-order bonus on the official website, though it looks like every platform apart from Nintendo's Wii U will gain access to the bonus map. Check it out in action below.
Free Fall's close-quarters combat and frenetic action are thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match, an example of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic multiplayer events. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.