Four new maps, new gun, new Extinction chapter - out 3rd April
If caffeine is scarce, this trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC pack Devastation should wake you right the hell up (thanks, Eminem). Out on 3rd April, the pack adds four maps, a fancy hybrid SMG/rifle known as the Ripper, a brand new Extinction chapter and yet another B-movie cameo in the shape of Arnie's least favourite jungle safari guide, the Predator.
It's not clear whether the Predator is a playable character, but this seems probable given the presence of Halloween villain Michael Myers in the previous Onslaught pack. You'd become Myers after completing a field order on a particular map, triggering the Halloween musical theme in the process. I can't wait to terrorise other Callers from the shadows by recording their Xbox Live headset swears and playing them back during moments of high tension. There will be recording functionality, right, Activision? Right?
The new maps are Ruins, Behemoth, Collision and Unearthed, a re-imagined version of Dome from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The new Extinction chapter is Mayday, which takes place aboard an abandoned research ship and features a 100 feet tall, extraterrestrial version of the Kraken. Mind the wiggly bits. Find map blurbs below.
Situated on a massive excavation vehicle, Behemoth is a narrow multi-level map, giving players flanking opportunities with danger around every corner. Complete the map's Field Order and take control of an attack helicopter able to rain down destruction from above with devastating grenade launchers.
A mountaintop Mayan ruin overrun by the jungle, Ruins' skyline is dominated by an ominous volcano on the brink of eruption. This map blends the verticality of a dominant temple with tight subterranean sections.
Inspired by Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Unearthed drops players in the heart of an alien dig site. This small map asks players to navigate through Cryptid artifacts, a mix of high-tech HAZMAT facilities, scientific equipment and vehicles. Players skilled enough to complete Unearthed's unique Field Order will be able to unleash three Cryptid alien creatures, delivering an explosive end to their foes.
The mangled remains of cargo ship crashed into a New York bridge, ripe with burnt out vehicles and shipping containers strewn across the deck, this map provides the ideal theatre for close-quarters combat. Unlock the map's unique Killstreak by completing the Field Order, and use the full arsenal of an A-10 Warthog aircraft to strafe the full length of the map.