Posted Mon Aug 3, 2015 at 11:32 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
"The match" that started it all.
'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' continues to be new-gen stunner, but as impressive as the main game's campaign is (that Kevin Spacey!), I can't help but look to the Exo Zombies DLC for an even better ride. Of course, that ride is about to end. With the new DLC content pack, 'Reckoning' comes the final Exo Zombies episode, 'Descent.' Without spoiling too much of the story, it's pretty clear that a certain star is coming back with a vengeance.
'Reckoning,' which includes 'Descent,' hits the Xbox One and 360 tomorrow, August 4th, and is perhaps the last major 'Call of Duty' exclusive (really a timed exclusive) for Xbox platforms for some time.
Here is a rundown of the new maps, abilities, and the new Exo Zombie installment straight from Activision:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning includes four intense new multiplayer maps, all featuring the new Exo Grapple mechanic, which delivers more fast-paced multiplayer combat than ever before.
Overload: Enjoy the grand view of downtown New Baghdad from this exotic compound, complete with fountains, gardens and decorative plasma lamps. The map's multiple levels and long perimeter site-lines highlight medium to long-range combat, and firing a shot at the lamps will send enemies flying in a burst of energy.
Quarantine: Following a deadly viral outbreak, the island has been converted into a biological testing center. This medium sized map's tight corners dial up the speed and open areas combine to allow for any style of gameplay. Activate the map-based scorestreak to unleash a devastating ship-fired missile strike.
Fracture: Discover what secrets are locked in the ice in this arctic excavation site. Take refuge behind wind turbines and heavy equipment through large combat areas cradled on the shelf of a glacier. Stay alert as the timed event cracks the ice sheet, sending one lane sinking to the depths.
Swarm: Reconstruction is underway in Seoul, South Korea, congesting narrow corridors of this small to medium sized map with vehicles and equipment. Take position in war-scarred storefronts that provide plenty of cover over the streets or flank the enemy through close quarter interiors in the center of the map.
Closing out the final DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the dramatic conclusion of the Exo Zombies saga with the last episode, Descent. In the last episode, the team - Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) and new member Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Burn Notice), are about to escape from the Atlas aircraft carrier on which they've been stranded. But before they do, they discover their friend and original squad member, John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), has been turned, and is now among the undead. Descent introduces a remote ocean Atlas survival facility, new "fused" exo zombie enemies, and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon.
'Reckoning' is priced at $15, but will be free for all season pass ($49.99) owners. PS4, PS3, and PC release dates have not been set, but are expected to follow the Xbox date.
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