Posted Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 12:56 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Sunday March 29th, the same day as the final.
It's March of 2015 and 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' remains one of the biggest games going (review here). This month will be huge for the game and for the playerbase. First off, March 27th-29th will see 32 of the best 'Call of Duty' teams in the world compete in L.A (at L.A. Live) for $1 million in prize money. (That's $400,000 for the winning team of four.)
Not only will the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, Presented by Xbox carry some best competition is all of eSports, it will also see the gameplay premiere the next major thing in 'Call of Duty.' (Check back here for a livestream.)
On March 29th, the day of the Championship final, Activision will show off gameplay for 'Ascendance' the upcoming DLC pack for 'Call of Duty" Advanced Warfare.'
'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance' is the second major content pack for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.' 'Ascendance' will be released first on the Xbox One & 360 on March 31st, well ahead of PS4, PS3, and PC.
From Michael Condery, Head of Sledgehammer Games, "Ascendance has it all, four all-new maps that were designed from the ground up for Exo abilities and the next chilling entry in the Exo Zombies experience. We're really excited and can't wait to play with the community in just a couple of weeks."
The very first tidbit of content in the 'Ascendance' DLC pack is already out on the Xbox One and 360, and that is the 'Ascendance' DLC bonus weapon set, which includes an OHM directed energy hybrid weapon and its custom 'Werewolf' variant. This weapon has both LMG and Shotgun modes, and looks both devastating and fun to use.
Here is a rundown of the new maps, abilities, and the new Exo Zombie installment straight from Activision:
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.
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.
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.
'Ascendance' is priced at $15, but will be free for all season pass owners.
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