Sledgehammer Games has revealed a new multiplayer map as part of the forthcoming Ascendance map pack, which is set in Sydney, Australia.
It’s the first time in the history of the franchise that Call of Duty has landed boots on the ground in Australia, though in the case of Advanced Warfare it makes some sense. Friend of the site and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, Michael Condrey, revealed to us last year that an early test map for Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer was actually the Sydney Opera House.
Of course this map only uses the iconic landmark as a backdrop, but it’s still awesome knowing Australia’s presence has always been at the fore with this most recent Call of Duty.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance is the definitive DLC package, with its four new, thrilling multiplayer maps, the formidable OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the all-new Exo Grapple ability playlist that introduces the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer. Exo Grapple gives players a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps.
The Exo Zombies saga continues in the all-new episode, Infected, as the four Atlas employees, portrayed by the returning celebrity cast of John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), and Jon Bernthal (Fury) fight tooth and nail through undead zombie hordes. Located on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new Exo Zombies episode introduces a slew of never-before-seen undead masses, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments and everyone’s favorite fast food joint, Burgertown.
- Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.
- Site 244: An alien spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, USA. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship’s fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based scorestreak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exo abilities.
- Climate: Fight your way through a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled enclosure. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset into a deadly bubbling obstacle.
- Chop Shop: Think fast as you make your way through the black market exoskeleton industrial complex and engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's DLC content takes players on a journey to iconic locations throughout the world, and I'm very excited that we were able to include Sydney,” Condrey said via press release. “It’s one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited, and the spirit and friendliness of the Australian people is truly amazing. To our friends Down Under, we dedicate this map to you and your beautiful country.”
As usual, this new content will be Xbox exclusive for a short time, arriving on the platform from April 1st. No release details for PC or Sony’s platforms have been revealed as yet.